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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Internet is extremely slow after using VPN (and exiting/restarting)

I'm a student at Penn State, and for my engineering class I use a program called SolidWorks. Penn state provides me with a fully licensed edition of this program, but for it to acquire a license I ...
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is there a program i can use that will detect unlawful internet connections [on hold]

Is there a program I can use that will detect unlawful internet connections leading to unlawful content by others on my network who use Linux or Firefox?
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Internet Explorer “There was a problem sending the command to the program” error

When I click on links to other URLs on web pages or in email messages, this error occurs about 90% of the time. Began occurring when I switched from a cable service to Verizon FIOS. What can I do to ...
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Router internet suddenly failed

My router is a Netgear Nighthawk R7000. Going to routerlogin.com has been slower and slower recently, going from instant loading of settings to taking 10-15 seconds on every page, failing to load the ...
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rii mini keyboard doesn't connect anymore, what can I do?

My rii mini keyboard used to work fine. I plug it into my Android device or Windows 7 / Ubuntu, and it seems to understand it's a keyboard, however it never connects properly! Is it broken, what ...
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Dropbox Client Will Not Connect in Windows 7

I am trying to install the Dropbox client (3.0.4) on a new Windows 7 Professional installation, and it will not connect to the server. I get an endless "Connecting…" message, with a "Dropbox is ...
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Random internet drops on new Skylake build

I just finished my new Skylake build and I have random internet loss. While browsing the page sometimes get stuck, Facebook chat disconnects or downloads are quitting. However the internet icon on ...
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How can I see all active connections?

My Internet connection has been slow lately, and I think it might be a possible attack. A friend has told me to use Wireshark, but it is a big install, and I do not have the time to learn how to use ...
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Configure MAC filter for H5004NK router

I would like to block my neighbor's connection to our WiFi. How do I fill out this form?
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Too many connections from other IP addresses and my own IP address

I get thousands of connections from same IPs. It takes down my web server (Apache). How could I restrict 1 ip to open only 10 connections max using ip table rules? My 2nd issue is there are so many ...
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How to check if a Windows 8.1 PC ever connected to the Internet?

Is there a way to determine if Windows 8.1 was ever connected to the Internet by a wired connection? Maybe the event log can tell the story?
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Connecting from android device to webserver

Given I have the following setup: Windows 8 PC with IP 192.168.178.67 On it runs a vagrant Homestead environment with IP 192.168.10.10 On my windows machine my hostfile is configured like so: ...
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project windows CE 5.0 via wireless on windows 8.1

Recently, I've been searching for a way to project my Windows CE 5.0 over my windows because all my work depends on it. I tried a software called EveryWAN Remote support, and it worked fine. ...
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How is bandwidth divided *naturally* on an ethernet network link?

Say there is a slow 10 megabit/s network connection link. There are 18 HTTP servers on one side of that 10 megabit/s network connection. Each of those servers have a 10 gigabit/s connection ...
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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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How does a NAT differentiate between the receivers(behind it) of a packet stream?

After reading this question, I still don't understand how packets are being mapped to the their corresponding hosts(receivers) behind the NAT in the case of connectionless protocols. The accepted ...
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Fixing USB on my Belkin Cooling Pad

I have Belkin's Laptop Cooling pad which after a period of time has developed a loose USB male socket. It works whenever i press hard on the connection and connecting socket but otherwise the power is ...
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Download speeds are good. Upload speeds are terrible. Win7

I’m running Windows 7 with a wired connection to my Verizon FIOS router. My download speeds are usually around 80 Mbps, but my upload speeds are lucky to break 1.0 Mbps. This is a new problem, ...
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How to fix the slow DNS lookup and long time in “connecting”? win8.1 and chrome

Here is a video about how my requests are queued up in Chrome and how much time it takes. It is amazingly slow: More than 3s just for a DNS lookup Around 20-30 seconds to load a page and also fails ...
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Which mode should I select for my router?

In my router's admin panel I see three options for connection speed: Up to 54 Mbps Up to 65 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps Which option should I choose. What's the benefit (if any) of choosing a slower ...
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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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No Wi-Fi connectivity under Windows 10 on my Boot Camped MacBook

It can't connect to Wi-Fi at all. I can't even see a Wi-Fi option. How can I fix this?
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How come LAST_ACK doesn't enter CLOSE_WAIT?

When a TCP connection is closed at one end of the connection - the other end receives a FIN and responds with an ACK. This end of the connection then enters the CLOSE_WAIT state. Once close() is ...
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Facebook load times are very slow, but other pages are fast, and >12Mbit/s up & down

I have measured 12 Mbit/s up and downstream. I have a wireless Network Adapter called Asus PCE-N53 (300Mbps 11n Dual band Wireless LAN PCI-E Card) and is connected to my local wireless router. I have ...
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Slow internet using Arch Linux

After a week or so of using Arch Linux I cant access the Internet. It takes around 5 mins to load Google (most of the other websites just give me a timeout), pacman’s downloading speed range between ...
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iPhone doesn't connect to wifi unless the laptop is ON

I always thought that there was something wrong with my wireless home wifi. It connects to all the computers, printer and laptops wirelessly but NOT my iphone. Till just recently, i noticed that my ...
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Router getting ridiculously slow internet connection on 2.4GHz band

I've got an ASUS RT-AC68U router which is performing perfectly fine at 5GHz. However, download speeds don't get faster than 25kbps on the 2.4GHz band. I have a 10mbps broadband Internet connection. ...
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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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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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Putty error “Network error:Software caused connection abort”

I am trying to connect to host server using putty (for SSH). In putty I enter my server's IP and port as 22 and when click 'open' get this error of connection abort and putty becomes inactive. I tried ...
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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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Logging what website and port users on a network visited [closed]

Is there a way or a software to track what are the websites and port number a user has visited on a network and which can be seen through a web GUI and the data preferably stored in a database? I have ...
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Can`t connect to IRC Server: Closing Link (Install identd)

I installed a Hybrid-IRC Server on my linux Vserver. If i try to connect to my IRC Server with Xchat i get this: "Closing Link (Install identd)", but if i use a online IRC client like kiwiirc.com or i ...
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It takes my computer a long time to establish connections with websites

I recently moved to a new house, got a new computer, and upgraded from Win7 to Win8. When I go on a webpage, the browser goes into the white loading screen for about 5-10 seconds, then everything ...
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some websites not opening on one network, but on other

i faced this weird problem with my network, i have two networks one is say NetworkA, other is by say Network B.... When i try to open the website wordpress.com and wordpress.org, they dont load ...
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Can the telnet or netcat clients 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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How do I find a program or file that is blocking my VPN from using TCP?

I am using SoftEther VPN + VPN Gate extension and I am having trouble connecting to a VPN using TCP. UDP works, but TCP does not. I get a Protocol Error code instantaneously after trying to connect. ...
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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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Notebook internal WIFI slow vs external WIFI fast

My internet through my internal wifi (intel wireless-n 1030) on my laptop slowed down 2-3 weeks ago. I used to download 2 MB/s. Now it is 20KB/s and barely reaches 150KB/s. Youtube buffers sometimes ...
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Apple connection issues

My internet connection on my Mac always disconnects from the internet every 5-10 minutes. I have considered that I'm too far away from the router, but this is the first day it's starting to do this. ...
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Loss of wireless network connectivity when playing video via HDMI cable

New to Super User, so I hope this question fits in with the guidelines. Very strange problem I am having, and I am at a loss as to how to continue troubleshooting this one. The basic problem is that ...
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Hyper-V Network Adapter connection issues

I have been having network adapter issues with my virtual machine, when I connect to the virtual machine via Remote Desktop Connection the adapter is Microsoft Virtual Machine Bus Network Adapter: ...
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Windows 7 losing network connection randomly when other PC's are connected

I'm having quite an annoying problem which I haven't been able to find a solution for yet. I hope you can help me. When my PC was using my home network and was connected to the internet through a ...
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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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Linux terribly slow internet connection through usb

My connection can't exceed 50 KB/sec while downloading things on Linux. This doesn't happen on Windows where I've got speeds normally going between 1-2MB/sec. lshw -class network *-network ...
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IPv4 in IPconfig internet connection [closed]

IPv4 in my IPconfig ( windows 7 ) is not there. Does anyone know why? Can I reinstall IPv4? Because of this I can't connect to the internet ( through wifi or ethernet cable)
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Bluetooth Mouse not detected after a reboot

When I couple my Bluetooth Mouse, it works fine, even when I put my laptop to sleep and wake it. When I reboot my laptop, my Bluetooth Mouse is listed in Devices and Printers but does not function. ...
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Disconnecting from networked computer

I was given my old computer at work when our company merged with another, but its still connected to the work network and requires my work user name and password.. Is there a not terribly complex way ...
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Windows 8: connected to the Wi-fi but not loading any page [duplicate]

I had a problem with the internet over the last 2 days, I fixed it thanks to this network (some information around) and wanted to make a little thread to help future users with my same problem. ...
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How to install external antennas for mini PCI WiFi card in Dell Latitude C600

Which antennas and where to connect? http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp29/jairogcontreras/Public/dell-latitude-c600-wifi-mini-pci-card_zps2i68fgnf.jpg