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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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

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 ...
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Unable to connect to wireless network connection after password change?

I have changed the network password for my wireless network connection. After changing the password all my roommates are able to connect to the wireless network with new password. One of my friends ...
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Can the Telnet/Netcat client communicate over SSL?

I would like to test client connections with IMAP over SSL, HTTPS, and other secure text-based Internet protocols over SSL/TLS, the same way I would using Telnet or Netcat if they were not tunneled ...
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Monitoring programs internet connection

I'm using Windows XP, without antivirus software. I'm connected to the internet via router. Everytime when I start PC, immediately after, I see that my PC connects with over 20 IPs from diffrent ...
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Download manager that uses slaves to bypass “single connection per IP” restriction?

Of course I know that if the admin of a server restricts his ftp server to have only one connection per IP that he might have good reasons for it. As you all know things sometimes may become ...
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What can I do about a repeatedly dropping wireless connection?

I have a Dell laptop in front of me which is repeatedly dropping its wireless connection. I tried giving it a static IP but that doesn't help; it connects to the router for 10-15 seconds then drops ...
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Unable to connect my computer from LAN (http, smb) in UBUNTU 10.04

I installed ubuntu 10.04, Apache, PHP, mysql, smb. Everything work fine in locally in my IP. When i trying to access my computer from LAN (other computer), it shows unable to connect. when i ping my ...
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External HDD connecting via USB disconnects wireless LAN connection

Strange problem. I have this MEDION Akoya PC that has a dedicated bay to slide an external HDD sold separately. It's very handy indeed cause the slot is providing a fast USB 3 connection and power ...
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Can't access anymore from SSH to CentOS5.7

I have made an update to CentOS5.7 and since then I can't access by SSH to the machine. I have disable the Firewall and I have the "sshd" service active. I got the following when I do this from the ...
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Outlook - Reply To All disconnects?

Had Exchange die on me last week, and had to rebuild the box. Upon rebuilding, everything seems to work as normal except when I hit Reply To All; Outlook disconnects from Exchange temporarily. I've ...
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What angle is optimal for the antennas on my wireless network card?

I'm sharing a house with some friends and I'm in the bedroom right up in the attic. The router is right down on the ground floor and I get connectivity issues. I've found that if I adjust the two ...
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SSH ForcedCommand causes connection to close

I'm SSHing a server (I'm on cygwin using openSSH), and I went into authorized_keys and modified the file as follows: ssh-rsa [key] to command="echo Working" ssh-rsa [key] Now when I connect to the ...
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Can't ping but can access internet just fine?

I'm wondering if anyone has ideas on this one, since it's a first for me. I can access the internet just fine with a browser, but using PING or TRACERT from a command prompt just shows requests ...
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SOHO router cannot establish connection from wired -> wireless until pinging from wireless -> wired

I am currently setting up a SOHO network with mixed wired and wireless clients using a consumer-grade 100Mbit/802.11g router. I've found that wireless clients are "invisible" (pings never returned, ...
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Windows Firewall and Android's internet passthrough connection

So long as I have the Windows Firewall turned off, internet passthrough works perfectly. Running without a firewall is not feasible for me so I'm trying to find out which app or port the passthrough ...
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My PC is creating multiple sessions on websites I log into?

The administrator of one of the online games i regularly play recently brought to my attention that whenever i log on, multiple sessions of my account are created. Until yesterday this was not a ...
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Wifi network undetectable on a Lenovo G470

I have a WPA2 secured network with a visible SSID at home that works perfectly fine with a Dell laptop,a HP netbook and sundry mobile phones. When I try connecting my sister's Lenovo G470, it refuses ...
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Bittorrent using only 5 connections

I'm downloading a torrent with over 350 seeders and 2200 leechers. However I only download at about 10 kbps with 5 seeds/leechers. I'm figuring out it's because utorrent didn't check for speed with ...
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A website won’t open, opens on iPhone over the same network

I've suddenly lost complete access to a particular website. Every browser on both of my machines (a Windows laptop and an iMac running OS X) display a ‘Cannot connect/No server found’ error. ...
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Why don't p2p connections need open ports?

I mean, if someone is downloading a file from me, doesn't that means that I'm the host and he is connecting to me? Or am I connecting to him? Either way one of us need an open port, no? I don't ...
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Where is the bug reporting/feedback for Office/Excel?

I've found a bug in Excel, and I'm trying to find the place to report it to Microsoft. Normally I would check Microsoft Connect. But not only is there no active place to submit feedback on Office, ...
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Java - SocketException: Address family not supported by protocol family: connect

My Java connections seem to be failing a lot at the moment. When I run one piece of software with cmd open I get the above exception and sometimes class files don't load for web based Java programs. ...
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How do I set the priority of network connections in Ubuntu?

If a Ubuntu 11.04 machine is connected to WiFi and 3G simultaneously, how do I set the priority to let the applications (browser etc.) to use WiFi first? If that's not available, it should use the ...
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LAN server emulator application

I am looking for a LAN server emulator application capable of doing the following: Can connect to it from another application via TCP/IP Can send some binary data to my applications Of course I ...