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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Slow network between host (Windows 7) and guest (Ubuntu 10.04 LTS)

I'm using VirtualBox on my Windows 7 (64-bit) laptop, in order to manage 3 Ubuntu 10.04 VMs for web development. One is 32-bit, the two others are 64-bit. For the past two days, when I try to reach ...
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Open a test TCP connection to a specified IP/Port

I'm looking for a tool that works across windows (xp through 7) that will allow me to open a TCP connection to a specified ip and port. This functionality used to exist in windows xp (netsh diag ...
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Why Wireless NIC Loses Its Lease To Router?

This constantly started to happen some time ago. I connect to my router andand lose every few seconds connection to router and it reconnects again. I have screenshooted most errors that Event Viewer ...
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How do I know if my DSL modem is not able to handle the ISP's bandwidth?

I have 12 MBit DSL service at home. At some point it was changed to 14 MBit without my knowledge. Then, two days ago my connection went completely down. The provider moved it to 12 MBit but I still ...
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Slow Download, Fast Upload

I just moved into an apartment in Seattle and am subscribed to Comcast high speed internet. My download speed is only 0.25 Mbps, while my upload speed is around 3 Mbps. I should be getting 12 Mbps ...
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When a PC has both a wired and a wireless connection, how is information transferred?

My PC has two connections (wireless and wired) simultaneously. Both of them have an internet connection. In this situation, how does it connect to the internet? How do my LAN and WLAN interfaces know ...
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No Connectivity on Windows 7 WSHELPER.DLL not found

I have a Windows 7 laptop, which i am fixing for a friend. There is no connectivity at all. I have tried several interfaces - Ethernet, WLAN, Mac OSX internet sharing over ethernet. Internet Explorer ...
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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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Why am I unable to connect to the home hotspot?

I use WPA-PSK with password and my router and having trouble connecting to it with my laptop I fixed yesterday by resetting RTC (CMOS?) battery. Although my laptop additionally has errors with my ...
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Virgin Media Superhub intermittent LAN access

I have a very odd problem with my Virgin Media superhub (which is a rebranded Netgear cable modem/router). After around 1-2 days uptime the computers connected to it will stop being able to ...
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Constant network drop between two XP machines

I am not sure when this started happening or why, but I have a home office running: a "server" XP machine with an external hard drive attached to it via USB, and my working machine, also an XP ...
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Local area connection fails to start when enabled

I am trying to run a script that disconnects and reconnects to the internet. In cmd.exe I am using the lines netsh interface set interface "Local Area Connection" disabled netsh interface set ...
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Authentication timed out on wireless connection

I have been experiencing a connection problem with my wireless network. Occasionally, the wireless connection would be disconnected. On the network manager itself, I would still be able to see my ...
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VPN over two computers

I have two computers with Windows 7 64 bit. The first is a PC and the second is a laptop. I get my internet connection through a wireless D-Link DI 154 router. The Ethernet cable is connected to the ...
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7 year old Vista laptop keeps trying to connect to wireless networks (despite instructions not to)

This one is puzzling me. A friend on a trip is having this issue with a vista laptop. He can connect to a paid wireless network fine, and surf normally with IE. He can't connect to his hotel's free ...
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Mumble, connection throttling/redirecting, and how to bypass it

My university has mechanisms in place to throttle/redirect the internet connection if it detects the use of utorrent, etc. The problem is that it also blocks the use of Mumble and Skype. I spoke with ...
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Limit connection speed

I have a bit bizarre problem. I'm sharing an internet connection with my neighbor on the same router but he seems to take all the speed from the internet connection so I'm downloading at 5-10 Kbps ...
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Internet connection slow, unreliable, but torrent speeds unaffected

Occasionally, I'm unable to reliable use the Internet from any client device. My torrent client is unaffected, transmitting at the speeds I have it set to. Web pages just don't load, or take a long ...
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What can I do to receive LG SimpLink signals on my PC?

Is it possible to receive LG SimpLink signals on PC? I have an LG TV connected to PC with HDMI, and I want to manage JetAudio with the remote controller of the TV. I think the TV behaves like a ...
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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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How to test client server connection over internet in one network?

I'm creating application which based on the client server communication over internet. So I have made server and put it on my computer(win 7, 64) and put client in virtual machine (xp, 32) test ...
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How can I connect a P8 to a P4 motherboard?

I have an older motherboard and I would like to connect a newer power supply to it. The motherboard has a P4 input, while the power supply has a P8 connector only (it is actually a 6 pin + 2 pin ...
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Actiontec v1000h wireless router connection stupiditiy

Recently my house got a new Actiontec v1000h router from Telus. Everyone else seems to have no problem connecting to the wireless, but I simply cannot. I attemp to connect, type in the password ...
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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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Website hosted by easyPHP on Windows 7 can't be accessed by other computers on the same LAN

I set up a web server in my Windows 7 with easyPHP. The website works fine when you browse to http://localhost/ or http://127.0.0.1/. But, you can't open the site from another computer in my LAN. My ...
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How to test router-to-PC connection speed?

Is there a way to benchmark how fast my router is connected to my PC, independent of the internet? I've had slower-than-usual internet-based benchmarks, and I'm having a hard time figuring out if ...
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Is there a survey of real-time internet bottlenecks?

What can a DSL customer expect the ISP to do to ensure good internet connectivity aside from providing the contracted level of "last mile" bit rate? I almost always get the 1Mb/s data rate I am ...
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Local network accessible but not internet via ethernet card (happens in Windows AND Ubuntu (dual boot) on same machine). What has happened to card?

I have a desktop PC with a 1Gb ethernet card as well as a built-in motherboard 100mb/s ethernet card. Very recently, internet access using these has stopped working. Initially I thought it was a ...
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LAN/WLAN/home network connection dropping intermittently

I'm having an issue on our home network that is driving me mad. More often than not, when a user on our LAN is downloading and using most of the bandwidth my connection my PC or my laptop or my ...
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Incredibly Slow Internet. What am I missing?

I am consistently getting speeds of 2mb or less on one of my machines. I can't figure out why. I have already tried: Other Devices - All seem to work fine, speeds ranging from 7.6mb to 8.3mb ...
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Can one router influence other who is linked to it?

I have two routers at home. One is standard router that is linked to my modem, the other is a WiFi router that also has additional ports. The WiFi router is connected to the first one. I have this ...
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USB Front Panel issues?

On my PC case I have built-in USB Front Panel, which is connected to motherboard. For such "small tasks" like connecting USB Stick and copying files - it works well. But when, for example, I connect ...
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How can I block a program from accessing the Internet? [duplicate]

I really want to know how can I prevent a program to connect to Internet with Windows 7 firewall? I have smart security nod32 business edition installed on my computer. should i do this job with ...
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Finding why a TCP connection drops

Two months ago the german Audible shop relaunched their site to be more like their parent company Amazon. Since then I've not been able to download my purchases. The culprit is my Netgear WGR614v8 ...
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Google(.com) stops loading sometimes

I've got a problem - google.com stops loading sometimes. I'm mostly using Chrome on Windows Vista. When this problem appears, I still can access it in other domains (say, google.ru or google.nl); ...
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How to diagnose the cause of losing connections in WLAN?

Recently I brought my laptop from my work to my appartment. At work the laptop works perfectly in WLAN, but at home I have the following problems with WLAN: When streaming movie from YouTube, the ...
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SSH is slow to make a connection [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 11.10, and whenever I try to SSH into my servers it's very slow. Before it displays the password prompt, it can take between 40 seconds and 60 seconds. I use: ssh ...
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Why does my wireless router disconnect when I turn on my cellphone's WiFi?

For the last seven months, I have been dealing with Internet problems. However I finally found out why my wireless router has been disconnecting randomly. Every time I enable WiFi on my HTC Android ...
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Remote location loses connectivity

I have a remote location that has constant internet access using DSL. The remote location only has three Linksys cameras that have internet access from a router. There is no computer on the network. ...
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How do I connect to my wireless router settings on Linux?

My network is as follows: Internet Provider's DSL modem connected to Internet Provider's router connected to My Buffalo Wireless router connected to My Toshiba Laptop via WEP network My Toshiba ...
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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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No internet connection, can ping fine

I have multiple devices (Windows 7 PC, Windows Vista laptop, Macbook Air and two phones) at home and a Linksys router. Only Windows 7 PC can't connect to the internet, every other device is fine. More ...
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Why does the wireless connection on my router keep on disconnecting?

The connection seems to be fixed temporarily if I change the wireless channel or power cycle the router. This is my router model information according to DD-WRT: Model: Linksys WRT54G2 / GS2 ...
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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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Configuring a virtual machine to use a different Internet connection

I have two Internet connections on my PC: one is through the local network and the other is wifi. The computer runs Windows 7, and I use VirtualBox to run Windows XP virtually. How can I configure ...
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I need to Update my Kindle for PC Library but I have to do it without an internet connection

I have two computers, both with the Kindle for PC app, and one Android tablet with the Kindle for Android app. One computer has no internet connection. I need to update my library on the computer with ...
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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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DisplayPort KVM

I need to hook up two machines, each with dual DisplayPort monitors, to a KVM. I'd ideally like to switch via hotkey. I've tried the StarTech KVM switch, but it fails with a 30" display 2560x1600 ...
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How can I determine which part of my Wi-Fi is not working?

Sometimes when I boot up my laptop, I can't see any wireless networks. The Wi-Fi card seems perfectly fine in the Windows hardware-manager – but the problem occurs on other operating systems as well – ...
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“Play on another device” function not working with Samsung Allshare

Briefly I can't get work "Play on another device" function More detailed My Samsung TV (which support network) and PC are in the same network. The problem is, I can play PC contents from TV. But ...