All connections, wired, wireless, internet, intranet, and cable fall under this category. Use this tag if your issue involves establishing, maintaining, adding, or removing connections.

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Browser Resolving Host, Program Delays

For some reason when I'm idle on my computer or when I boot up, I can open my browser it will stay on Resolving host... for 5 minutes or so even though the network is connected. This causes programs ...
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Connecting to Bluetooth Personal Area Network Fails

I'm trying to connect to my phone's Bluetooth PAN but nothing happens when I do. I click the button that says "Connect Using" which gives me two options: [Option 1] "Direct Connection" ...
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Cannot access any web page but the internet connection is fine

I found this before posting my question, but it was pretty unconstructive, so I chose to post a new question anyway....with more details to the problem. PROBLEM As the title says, I cannot access ...
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How to check if there is a congestion in my network? [duplicate]

How can I check if there is congestion between my wireless router and my cable modem? An issue with network connection
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laptop sporadically displays: limited connectivity

I have a Dell inspiron laptop about 18 months old running Windows 7. I have had a problem sporadically for the last 2 months. I will be using the internet when all of the sudden my browser can't ...
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Non-authoritative answer? Can't connect to my website?

Just recently I noticed I couldn't FTP to my site. Then I tried to just go to my site. It didn't work. I decided to wait a day to see if the problem fixed itself. So the next day at school tried going ...
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Server connection closed by remote host

I have a Debian Squeeze VPS. I have set it up with Apache 2.0 and such. Problem is, now I can't access it anymore through my home Internet connection. When I attempt to access the web server through ...
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Losing connection in several different multiplayer games

I'm having a connection problems with several multi-player games. It always happen during loading screens before the match, and I'm having problems identifying what could be the potential problem. ...
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Sudden ethernet NIC connectivity failure in windows 7

The computer was built in 2010 and has been operating just fine since then. The ethernet port had been questionable before as it would require a re-plug into the machine or switch maybe once or twice ...
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No connection via Airport Express in bridge mode

I have trouble connecting to my wired network via an Airport Express. I would like to have the Airport Express just operate as a bridge -- i.e. as an access point. I have set up the Airport Express to ...
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Where do i find maps of internet access around the world? [closed]

I work for a group of large NGOs (Non Government Organizations) engaged in humanitarian work through out the world. Often internet access is an issue and having access to reliable data on ...
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Mountain Lion Won't connect to my Windows 7 PC without password

For the last couple years I have had my Mac set up to connect to my Windows 7 account via my home network. I access my PC drives from my mac and vice versa. Up until August I used Snow Leopard. I ...
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Simultaneous VPN connections from two laptops to two destinations throug a shared router and Internet connection

Myself and my wife have an office W7 laptop each and while at home we share a common Internet connection and use a Belkin wireless router. Our problem is that we can't connect simultaneously to our ...
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Computers causes other devices to lose network connection [closed]

I have 6 IP cameras on my network. 2 of them (both plugged in via ethernet cable) lose connection to the network (can't be ping'd) every time I connect one PC to my network. I've reached this ...
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Internet very slow on new computer ,works fine on old computer [closed]

I just bought a new computer and it is extremely slow. It is showing that it is connected to the wireless server with full bars. The browsers open but are very slow to load, and can't play any music ...
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My computer loses network connectivity every 30 minutes

My LAN connected PC loses network connectivity every 30 minutes. It has a static IP address and I've checked to make sure there aren't any IP conflicts on my network. If I'm streaming from that PC to ...
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Fastest light-weight image viewer over forwarded x11 session (linux)

I have a slow network connection over which I'm forwarding x11 over ssh. I want to view images on the remote host (Ubuntu) quickly and efficiently. I'm looking for an image viewer that will take ...
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Adobe Flash Player interfering with home internet connection on port 80

I'm having a really bizarre problem with my home internet, specifically when I try to play flash games. The games load fine, but for some reason they disrupt the internet connection of every computer ...
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How can I tell my Mac not to search for my bluetooth speakers when I'm on the go?

I'm using a MacBook Pro (early 2010) and I have Jawbone speakers. When I'm using other bluetooth devices (e.g. the Mighty Mouse) in a place where my speakers aren't, I have turned the bluetooth off ...
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Windows 7 loses all network connectivity after screensaver is disabled

I have a very strange problem: My Windows 7 laptop is set to show the default windows screensaver after 10 minutes. No matter how long the screensaver is active, the network connections are fine. I ...
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How does the Inetutils telnet utility determine if a connection is still alive?

I've started using sockets in programming with Java (I have experience with Python), and while testing a server that I'd written with the telnet command, I noticed that the utility responds ...
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ubuntu (linuxmint) not reconnecting to wireless after router reboot

I've been bugged by this issue ever since I installed Linux(mint) on my eeepc. Scenario: List item Wireless modem router is connected to internet and sharing internet properly. EEE PC starts up and ...
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Connect another jabber to Gmail chat

I have a jabber account except Gmail. Is there any way to connect it to Gmail chat?
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Analyze a wireless network that constantly drops/has speed issues

I'm curious what the best tools are to use for analyzing problems with a WiFi network. Here's the scenario: I have a WiFi router (Belkin N+) that's setup in AP mode. I have three RT-N13U's that ...
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Windows 8.1 WLAN icon at taskbar not responding occasionally

I am using Windows 8.1. A strange problem i am facing from long ago since Windows 7. I have Intel Wireless N-1000 WLAN Adapter in laptop. Its working great and satisfactory for using WiFI networks. ...
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Is there a way to set up the LAN connection to connect via proxy, instead of through the browser?

Is there a way to set up the LAN connection to connect via proxy, instead of having to set the browser connection up? If the LAN is set up to go through proxy, then all applications - even non-browser ...
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Mac OS X Terminal.app reconnect

When I'm connection to a remote server via ssh inside a Terminal window, and I put the computer to sleep, when I come back the connection is of course interrupted. The problem is there seems to be no ...
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wifi connection for laptop 1 mile away

We have wireless internet & router. My parents live 1 mile away (They are 75 & do not have internet) How can I share my internet with them? They have a new laptop that is picking up an unknown ...
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What is the easiest way to connect two computers?

Would a USB -> USB cable work for this??
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How to ensure I'm offline in Windows 7?

My new laptop will arrive in a few days, and much as I would prefer to avoid it, this time I'll be keeping Windows (going back to school and I'm sure some of the professors will expect everyone to use ...
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Lost Wireless Pass-code but my roommate is connected

I would like to connect to wireless-router, but my new roommates forgot the security key for it. My roommates have been using the router for a year now, they don't want to reset it. What is the ...
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Is pinging a sufficient way of checking if a server is available?

My company operates on a WAN. Each of our branches operates on a certain range of IPs (192.168.0.100, 192.168.1.100, 192.168.2.100 for example). I want to monitor the connection. I've written a quick ...
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Wifi router near fusebox

Can I place a WiFi router near our fusebox? My concern is whether the fusebox will disturb the WiFi.
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Network routing issue between networks

I have an existing network on the range 192.168.0.X which is mixed wired and wireless connected together using a wireless router which then connects out to the internet - this all works fine. I also ...
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Computer connects to lan, but not the internet

I have a computer with Vista Home that can connect to the router, but it cannot get on the internet. I cannot ping google.com, the request times out. I've tried this on two separate networks and have ...
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Connecting clients to Active Directory Server

I have a computer in my basement with Windows Server 2008 R2. I have set up my DNS name as forlenza.local and installed the Active Directory service on it, but when I try to join any client PC to the ...
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Windows Vista Home Premium Wifi slow loading

Windows Vista 32-bit Home Premium is slow to load and identify my home WI-FI network. I have 4 bars, and have disabled all other connections, yet it still takes a long time to connect and have ...
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Lock computer vs. Switch user

I am the only user on my PC, what is the techinical differnce between locking it and switching user? Does one of the options do a better job of preventing internet connection disruptions (p2p)?
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Disrupting localhost on Windows 7

I have a web development server running on my Windows 7 machine. I'm working on a feature where the page brings up a warning message should the user's connection with the internet go away. Thus far, ...
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How to connect to my PC remotely without having to deal with dynamic IP problems?

I am trying to find a program that allows me to connect to my Windows machine at work from my Windows machine at home. Or the other way around. The problem is that my home network has dynamic IP hence ...
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How to connect a Windows 7 PC and a Windows 8 PC via a LAN cable?

I need to transfer some data from a Windows 7 desktop to a newly assembled Windows 8 desktop. I have a LAN cable. Do I need any extra tools? Another question is can I also connect Windows 8 to Ubuntu ...
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Outlook 2007 unable to connect to exchange server

I came into the office a week ago and outlook has refused to connect ever since, it just says "Disconnected" in the bottom right-hand corner. I've tried restarting it, rebooting Windows etc. I'm the ...
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My internet is not working after connecting the internet cable

I have an always on broadband internet connection. I connected it to my Linksys router, and from there I connected it to the LAN card of the computer. I am not sure my confiurations are perfect. I ...
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How do I stop my Mac from asking to accept incoming network connections?

I am using Syncthing, which is an application to sync files between two or more computers. I believe Syncthing (on github) needs to be allowed to Accept incoming network connections to work properly. ...
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Computer cables explained [closed]

I've noticed lately that places to learn about both power supply cables and also peripherals and fans aren't that easy to find. There's very little information available that gives detailed ...
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Use windows explorer to connect to a server with username and password

I am using this format to connect to a server i have (from the windows explorer itslelf) : \\serveraddress\D$\test and that i get prompt for username and password, i need to know is there a way ...
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TCP vs UDP Error-Checking

I've bounced upon two articles that describe in-depth on how TCP and UDP connections work. However there is some kind of inconsistency. Where one article tells me that UDP does no Error-Checking at ...
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Cannot access specific webpages at seemingly random times

I recently started experiencing this very interesting issue. At random, a webpage that might have worked 30 minutes before, would suddenly fail to load, giving me a server nonresponsive. I know this ...
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OS X Terminal Remote Connection Port Number

I've been trying to set up a remote connection via terminal, but I'm running into a few issues. This is how I initially had it set up: ssh root@***.***.***.** Then I tried to add the -p 1234, but ...