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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DSL speeds varying across different protocols

For a couple of weeks now I've been experiencing a very odd issue that I've never come across before and I've exhausted all possible solutions I'm aware of. Let me detail my problem further. ...
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Internet speed very slow only in WiFi and in just one laptop

I have Xfinity internet at home. All the devices (a couple of laptops, phones, tablets, etc) are connected via WiFi, except a PS3 which is connected via ethernet cable. A few days ago we got the ...
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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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Why Windows 7 / PuTTY drop TCP connections even on very brief outages?

I have a small local network that piggybacks on a captive WiFi, and I use ssh on OS X with -oServerAliveInterval=240 and PuTTY 0.62 on Windows 7 Professional for establishing connections to my Linode, ...
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Connect 42" 1080p TV instead of monitor to Mac Mini

I have very certain question coming from very certain conditions. I have a big TV (42 inches, 1920×1080). It has HDMI (more than one) and VGA ports. I tried to connect Windows 8 laptop to it and that ...
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How to fix loose laptop charger cord?

The image is a little blurry, but I got this thing open somehow, and the casing fits back great, if a little dinged looking. The problem, is like I said, the cord. Those black and white cords are ...
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Strange internet connection issues

Since a few days I have been noticing that I have some strange problems with my internet connection. I have not made any significant changes to the software / firewall settings / adapter settings on ...
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Can I use 2 routers for 2 separate networks in my house, both plugged into the wall?

I have a Belkin router and I am thinking of buying something like a tp link wr841n and a td-8616 with. Without the Belkin would work to create a connection for me, however I have a garage about 10m ...
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Connection speed fast once I start Fiddler

I have two laptops, one of them has no problems whatsoever when it comes to browsing the internet, everything is speedy and pages load as expected. The other one however, is a nightmare. Pages load ...
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Are the statistics of the previous session sent to the tracker when user reconnects after connection loss?

uTorrent is continuously running in the background in my laptop. I am seeding more than ten torrents in it. I usually use my laptop for short intervals (10 minutes to 45 minutes); I'm keeping it in ...
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Why can't I connect to my Amazon S3 storage with two of my three clients?

I use Transmit, Cyberduck, and Espresso, all of which support connecting to Amazon S3. But for some reason, I can only connect to my S3 storage successfully in Transmit; Cyberduck and Espresso both ...
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D-link DI-524 a hub connecting to a wireless router?

I live in an apartment where I am allowed to use the wireless router's connection for the internet but the speed is sometimes very shaky and weak. Is is possible to use a D-Link DI-524 wireless router ...
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RDP connections keep dropping

I have an odd problem on my notebook (HP Pavilion dv7). My Internet connection seems OK for the most part. But lately I've been having trouble with Remote Desktop connections. While I can connect ...
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Internet connection issues after installing Windows Phone 8 SDK

first of all I must admit, that I'm not good in all this network stuff. I am using Windows 8 OS. On my laptop (Lenovo G570) I have installed Windows Phone 8 SDK and shortly after this I started ...
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Which connector do I need for a “line level” subwoofer?

I've got a separate pair of speakers and I'm looking at adding a subwoofer (this, specifically). I noticed on the detail page it's inputs are listed as such: Inputs: Speaker level, line level If ...
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What to do with my router disconnections?

Recently I started to have some problems with my network connection. After a little time (from 5 to 45 minutes) the connection seemed somewhat dropped. My ISP says that the physical DSL connection is ...
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Connection refused (WSAECONNREFUSED) OpenVpn connecting refused by server side

OpenVpn Gurus, I successively configured my Openvpn server.ovpn and client.ovpn files and all other required certification files. And I could load them on my server computer. Please first have a ...
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How to configure a wireless router to point to a remote www proxy

I have a LG smart Tv with browser. I need the tv browser to connect to a uk based proxy server on port 808. Unfortunately there is no option within tv to setup proxy for its browser. Now the Tv ...
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Connect host to virtualbox virtually via usb

I have Windows 7 and let's say I want to set up another Windows 7 in VirtualBox. Is there a way to somehow connect both the host and VirtualBox client via a virtual USB or something without any cables ...
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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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Slow Gmail attachment download over HTTPS

It only affects Gmail. I have tested other HTTP, FTP and HTTPS websites and downloading is fine, at the exact same time the problem is affecting a Gmail attachment download. The symptoms include ...
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my internet is not working on ubuntu?

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 and I found that Twitter.com is not work for me. I have tried to install plugin but it's not worked for me on Firefox. In chrome net is running slow as Firefox. When I have ...
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How do I raise the ping of one of my ports on my Linksys Cisco WRT160N v2 Router?

I'm a real newbie when it comes to computers, internet, networking, etc. but I'm an avid gamer. And I play a game (on my PS3) which plays best at a higher pings (slower speeds) for some reason beyond ...
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0x82bc0005 error with Xbox Games

I'm using Windows 8 and its app Xbox Games from quite some time. But over the past few days I am unable to sign in and wasn't getting any error code. Then today when I fired up Wordament, I got this ...
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USB keeps constantly connecting/disconnecting Windows 7

We just migrated one of our sites to Windows 7 and suddenly 2 PCs started having a wierd issue. A USB device suddenly starts connecting and disconnecting non stop with the usual "Ding Dong" sound. I ...
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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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Mouse receiver stopped working after pairing mouse to an unifying receiver

I bought this mouse, logitech m510, which came with a nano receiver (no-unifying). Yes I know, the mouse is supposed to come with a unifying receiver but I bought it knowing that it won't come on it's ...
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Laptop AP not showing up on Galaxy Tab

I have setup my Windows XP laptop to be a WiFi AP. Next, I connected to the AP using proper authentication. My expectation is that, after connecting, it will show up on other devices. In the past, I ...
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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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More than 10k connections on linux vps

My question what is causing this and how to check? we use url masking script is the website..is it causing this?please help We could noticed that you are abusing our network, as you have made more ...
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Acorn Archimedes 420/1

I have an old Acorn computer which I am sure works fine but the monitor gave up years ago. It has a 9 pin analogue RGB port. Any suggestions on getting a monitor that will work with it?
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Ethernet jack pins are getting flat, how do I fix it?

The pins on the Ethernet jack on my laptop are getting flat, and I'm worried about them eventually not connecting at all. Is there some way I can pull them back out without risking damage, ...
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How can I easily connect and disconnect my bluetooth speakers in windows 8?

I have a bluetooth speaker system in my windows 8.Is there any other way of connecting and disconnecting without re-adding the device with its drivers/going out of range and turning off bluetooth in ...
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Some machines with Kaspersky can't connect to Skype network

That is very weird, some machines on my domain can't connect to Skype when Kaspersky is installed/active. And even if do a fresh install on the same machines Skype stops working at the exact time that ...
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Elite Proxy Switcher

I need your help, because I use Elite Proxy Switcher and I have one question what is very important. (only the IP address is not secure.) So how do I give false information about my browser, screen ...
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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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ProFTPD does not handle connection drops - is it normal?

I need to download large files from an FTP server running ProFTPD. The server is not mine, all I can do if some problems occur is to contact its admin. And the problem is as follows. First, I connect ...
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How can we prevent Skype accounts repeatedly going offline and online again?

Several of my Skype contacts appear to spend all day logging out and in again. I've asked them and they're not really doing anything, but my Skype app continually notifies me that they've just come ...
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Does the headphones jack socket design affect performance? [closed]

I recently bought a new smartphone - HTC One V. I noticed that its 3.5mm headphones jack socket design is a little bit different than what I'm used to - it's not completely flat: Therefore, when I ...
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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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External HDD loses and regains connection. Windows 7 wd

i have a western digital external hard drive that every day or so, loses and regains connection right away. I can tell this, because of that window prompt that comes up on windows every time you plug ...
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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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Can the backlight of a screen go out, because a connection is loose?

I have a macbook and it is 5 years old. The backlight of the monitor is temperamental. I know it is the screen, because I can still see that the screen works when I look at it from an angle. So ...
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How come my internet speed is not constant?

I've had this PC for 4 years now, and I've always been having this same problem. For some reason, roughly once every minute, my internet connection will freeze, then resume. Not long enough to ...
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Almost complete connectivity blackout

I am running a Mint 13 XFCE machine and, seemingly out of nowhere found myself with "Server not found" pages in Firefox. However the blackout is not complete; at least one domain is reachable. A few ...
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Wireless Connection unstable with multiple devices connected

My wireless network works perfectly when only 1 device is connected. Super fast, full strength. But as soon as multiple devices are connected to the wireless network the connections become unstable ...
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Windows Script for connecting to remote SFTP server with public key authentication

I am trying to connect to a SFTP server for a client of ours and send files in an automated process using MS Windows. The details I have received from the client do not include the password. I instead ...
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Router slows down after some time, only over wifi, no admin, router reboot helps

Problem's in the title. Additional info: Router - TL-WR1043ND (TP-Link), latest firmware. Wireless security - WPA2/AES. OS - OpenSuSE 12.2 and 12.1 (two computers). After reboot everything is ...
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Buffer streams on slow internet connection

I use a very slow internet connection. TV streams (Adobe Flash) are not watchable since they pause every few seconds for buffering. I tried increasing the Flash buffer size (to unlimited) in the ...