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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Router slowing my connection?

I have a Linksys WRT54G and I pay for a 12Mbps connection. I've been testing my connection using speedtest.net for many days and always get 8Mbps. I called the support and they told me to bypass the ...
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The Remote Desktop Connection in Reverse

I want to establish a Remote Desktop connection with my friends who lives in Dubai, All i want to do is, instead of me sending him the connection request he should send me the request but he shouldn't ...
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Internet connection is so bad on my linux mint, but good on windows 7 and windows xp and on mobile, why?

I dual booted my xp, installing linux mint, My connection is so bad on my linux mint, but good on windows 7 and windows xp and on mobile. speedtest.net results on my linux mint 12 Ping: 200ms ...
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When pinging, the ping responses come from random domain names, but the same IP address?

When I ping a site, I get ping responses from random domains. You can see this in the paste below. I started a ping, and surfed around a few sites, and the domain keeps changing. I've also observed ...
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Connectivity good between VMs, but no connectivity between host and VM

I have a strange situation where connectivity (ie ping, access shared folders and services) is fine between virtual machines, but not between the host and the virtuals. I've been using Hyper-V almost ...
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USB camera to Fast Ethernet

I have an USB camera from Microsoft that is too far away from the computer(10 meters along the wall) that I want to connect to. And as we know that the maximum length of an USB 2.0 cable can be 7 ...
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How can I find out why the internet connection speed in our LAN is so slow?

The internet connection speed in our LAN has been slow down for several days. Is it possible that a virus is the cause of that? How can I detect the cause of this low speed? EDIT : I closed ...
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Windows periodically disconnects, reconnects to the network

Update 2012-03-27: It might be the physical connection from my cable modem to my provider. The cable provider says he's seeing disconnects of the modem, and they're sending a technician. (Also, please ...
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Bandwidth Rate Limiter

I have 6 windows (XP/7) computers on a network which only has a 2mb line. We occasionly get times when one of the computers take up the entire line and everyone else hangs. I believe a rate limiter to ...
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Can a PC connect to more than one Windows Phone 7 device simultaneously?

Can a PC connect to more than one Windows Phone 7 device simultaneously? If so, how?
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Cisco ASA Firewall VPN connection issue

Sometimes when my co-workers and I connect to the LAN at work from home, we get this weird issue. The VPN connection is established without error, but we cant do a remote desktop on the machines in ...
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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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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 ...