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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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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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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Nodes with good internet connection can't communicate between each other

I have a server which suddenly wasn't available anymore. After long investigation I've found out the following: when I ping it from my local network ~20-25% of the ping packets is dropped I can't ...
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Same Excel workbook fails to connect to Access DB for SOME users

I have an Excel workbook that is pretty heavy with code and connections to Microsoft Access. When the Workbook opens, it looks at the database's full path, written in a cell in the Settings sheet. ...
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sign_and_send_pubkey: signing failed: agent refused operation

I have tried every possible piece of command I could lay my hands on. I still get this. I spun a digital ocean droplet with ubuntu 16.04 on it. I followed the tutorial until I had to login in again ...
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Connection speed switches automatically from 1 Gbps to 100 Mbps

So I have an intenet connection that lets me use 600Mbs initially when I plug in my ethernet cable I can see 1 Gbps connection speed (in ethernet status window). The issue is that I can see that every ...
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The PC runs very slow even after a clean format

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro [Version 6.3.9600] My System Info My PC is running very slowly and sometimes it freezes. So, I did some Defragment Tests on the HDD's and did some ...
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rlogin: ipaddress : connection refused

I have host only network setup with two linux distributions virtual machines (kali and security-onion). Connection bw both vm is fine as both able to ping each other successfully. I tried rlogin ...
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Mac Connect to Server doesn't show login screen:

Using Connect TO Server function, I entered credentials once, incorrectly, now I use connect to server and it doesn't show me the login screen but goes ahead and tries to mount the share ... Anyway ...
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Remote Login Connection timed out

I have got two virtual machines kali rolling and security onion (linux distributions) and trying to exploit open ports of security onion from kali. Scan give me three open ports 22 (ssh), 443 (https) ...
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Multiple mac address connections from the same device

My internet speed dropped from aobut 90Mb/s to 0.5-2Mb/s. Only one computer seemed affected. So I was been looking through the device list on my Linkysys Smart Wi-Fi router and came across something ...
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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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Changed root password on Centos server. Afterwards I can't connect from SSH on my pc

I was able to connect to my centos server using ssh (PuTTy) normally. After I changed the root password of the VPS through my host's control panel I haven't been able to connect to my server via SSH ...
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Pinging default gateway and DNS over ADSL connection failed

My ADSL modem lights are on. When I run diagnostics from my router's IP address it cannot ping the default gateway and DNS. I contacted my ISP ,they say that there is no problem on their end. What ...
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Can I use a vpn for a game, while using no vpn for the software I use to stream the game

Just wondering if its possible to use a vpn connection for 1 sole program ( a game) while the software I use for streaming the game live to twitch (OBS) uses my normal connection to my ISP. Reason is ...
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Connecting sattelite receiver HDMI with windows 8 computer

I have a satellite receiver with HDMI output can I connect this to a HDMI port on mt windows 8 computer and watch my channels on my screen. If so, do I need additional hardware/software? Thanks for ...
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Asus DSL-N12E router frequently drops Wi-Fi connections

I have a Asus DSL-N12E router (DSL uplink + router + Wi-Fi AP) at house, and on average 5-10 devices which connects to it with Wi-Fi. Frequently different devices reports they lost Wi-Fi connection. ...
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How to connect my laptop to the internet [closed]

I just purchased a Dell Inspiron 40000 but I would like to use an internet hookup and not WiFi, how would I proceed? thanks
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Power button not working

I put a laptop apart several times and now power button isnt working. I did start the computer by moving the ribbon (that connects power button and motherboard) left and right where it is attached to ...
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How can I script a bluetooth device to connect/disconnect?

I have bluetooth headphones which I use to both listen to music from my mobile phone and to listen to videos on my laptop. They cannot be connected to both devices at once (note here), so I have to ...
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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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Network connection keeps falling

In the last days i experienced a network problem, well, I believe my router isn't working properly, but would like to know what you guys want to say, also. Now, this is weird, because i have problems ...
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Internet wireless connected with limited access, Windows Vista

I had some malware in my computer so I did a bit of manual work to remove it including resetting TCP/IP. Now the malware is gone. I can see my home wireless network and I can get connected to it, ...
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Allowing access to local SQL Server from local apps

On a brand new system (Win 10 in this case but hopefully not system specific), I've installed latest SQL Server and now I want to connect to it from local apps. What steps must be taken to allow ...
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Connection slow to certain website on computer

My PC has been really slow on this website (http://www.nexusmods.com). It takes around a minute or two to load up the front page. I have searched for this issue on google and superuser but they always ...
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Does using Google DNS have an effect on torrent connections?

I'm using Google public DNS. Does it have any effects on torrent connections? In other words, does using public DNS decrease torrent downloading speed?
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What is this cable? (DVI/VGA/USB)

I can't seem to find any information about this cable which can be seen all over eBay. Apparently it looks like a VGA to DVI cable, but I don't get why there also is a USB cable connected to it. Can ...
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AWS Bitnami Tomcat Stack: Connection refused on :8080

I installed KIE Server and Drools Workbench following this tutorial on an AWS EC2 instance based on a ready to use Apache Tomcat stack by Bitnami. The installation went well and so I'm able to start ...
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Disable “Unable to open <URL>. Cannot locate the Internet server or proxy server” error

I've been having this problem in Excel 2003, but maybe it's also present in earlier versions. I have an Excel spreadsheet that imports data using a web query, which connects to a web page hosted in ...
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How to connect 2 PC's via another PC?

Two PC's "A" and "B" are connected on the office LAN network having ip address range like 199.63.31.X. "A" has 2 NIC cards in it - One connected to the LAN (199.63.31.x) and other connected(10.1.1.x) ...
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Sharing Internet connection to other devices through a router

I got a Raspberry pi which is connected to router's wan port. Another win7 computer is connected to the router's lan port. I tether my phone to raspberry and want to share its connection to the other ...
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Short Intermittent disconnection

this problem has been a reoccurring issue for my computer. I keep getting intermittent connection lasting a couple seconds ranging from every couple minutes to every hour/couple hours. This is ...
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Unable to traceroute from RSA Authentication Manager to Windows Host Machine

I'm setting up my virtual environment for a virtual machine like this, Problem : Here, I need to test, whether my windows host browser and the RSA AM VM is able to connect or not. Try: For this ...
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Teamviewer:Cannot connect to a remote PC in other country?

I(using windows machine) have been using Teamviewer recently. I had to help a friend who lives in Italy, so I told him to install Teamviewer for Ubuntu on his laptop.He did everything and told me his ...
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trying to connect to machine using putty

I try to login using PuTTY using the below: putty.exe username@ipaddress -pw password -m commands.txt I get the below error: =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~= PuTTY log 2016.06.07 01:26:30 =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~...
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Random Connectionloss, Ethernet Controller of an Asus Z170 Pro Gaming

Around christmas i was building a new PC System so first of all the specs: MB: Asus Z170 Pro Gaming Case: NZXT H440 CPU: Intel 6600K ; Cooling: Thermalright Macho Rev.A Black&White RAM: 2x 8GB ...
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Gigabit router seems to only support 100mbps WAN?

I have 2 Dlink gigabit routers. not connected at the same time though. i bought the DIR-855L to replace the DIR-655. They are listed as Gigabit both WAN and LAN. But my 200mbps internet only comes out ...
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Rebooting modem only fixes speed for short period

My internet speed is far below its normal speed, when I restart the modem the connection will go back to it's normal speed, but only for a matter of minutes, then it drops way down again. I'm on AT&...
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Windows 7: Increase VPN timeout to keep connection because of unstable internet connection?

I use the built-in VPN support of Windows 7 Home Edition to connect to my company. But I get disconnected a lot, which is probably the result of an unstable LAN or internet connection (I can't do ...
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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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HP printer will print and scan from browser but not from printing utility

I am trying to fix a friends printing issues with his HP Envy 5530. He switched internet provider earlier this week and since then he has not been able to scan or print. His computer is on a wired ...
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Cannot connect to machine on local, statically configured network

I'm trying to set up a second NIC on my desktop to be able to ssh into another local machine running ubuntu (I don't want that machine to be on the other network). My second NIC and my ubuntu machine ...
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How can I change the default website connection timeout in Chrome?

I want to change the default timeout in Chrome. In Firefox I can set the value of network.http.connection-timeout in about:config - but how can I do that in Chrome?
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Laptop suddenly cannot access Outlook from one WiFi location

I am using a Lenovo laptop which has been set up with Outlook 2010 for nearly a year without any problems. I use it to work from both my home and my office, and both are set up with Wi-Fi. When I ...
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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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How to get rid of Filezilla connection timeout?

I have a problem with connecting to server with filezilla. First of all it sometimes can connect to the server but then I can't browser files because of the timeout error (adding more time doesn't ...
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Distorted audio, lagging mouse, slow speed, no internet

So when I turn on my computer now the windows booting sound is all distorted almost like it's stretched or crackling, when I log in the mouse lags, and everything seems to load a bit longer. It can ...
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Firefox strange connection established, what is this?

I have accidentally found inside Firefox process properties (using Process Explorer) a weird connection in tcp/ip tab: bandicam.com:some_ports it points at localhost 127.0.0.1:some_ports bandicam ...
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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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How to connect a SAS drive to a notebook?

I haven't found any SAS to USB adaptors. How do I connect a SAS drive to my computer's USB port? No eSATA port is available on the system.