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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How to bond two different internet connections

I have two internet connection, each with 4mbps bandwidth. I want to join/merge both of them to get 8mbps speed, both routers have WLAN and LAN capability. How to Double my speed using two routers? ...
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When concurrently connected to wired and wireless ensure Windows 7 uses wired connection

When I am at my desk and my laptop is in its docking station I want to ensure that it uses its wired connection and not my wireless network. I am hoping/guessing that the preference in connection is ...
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I can't open google-related sites

I'm getting timeout errors on google-related sites. If I try to open google.com, gmail.com, etc, it will keep displaying the "waiting reply" on the browser bottom, and the page won't open. If I am ...
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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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How to connect to an HTTPS WebDAV Folder on Windows 7?

I'm trying to connect to an HTTPS WebDAV folder on Windows 7. I go to a "Computer" Explorer window, right click, and click "Add a Network Location." I follow the prompts and get "The folder you ...
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Is there a way to determine which service (in svchost.exe) does an outgoing connection?

I'm redoing my firewall configuration with more restrictive policies and I would like to determine the provenance (and/or destination) of some outgoing connections. I have an issue because they come ...
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Use PC internet on mobile phone via bluetooth

I want to use my Windows 7 PC's dial up internet with my cell phone (Nokia N73) via Blutooth connection. Can I do that with some program?
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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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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 3G....
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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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What happens when Gigabit switches are connected over an old CAT5 cable?

If two gigabit switches are connected using an old CAT5 (not CAT5e) cable, will they slow their connection down to 100 Mbit/s?
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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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I can't do a Remote Assistance session to a Windows XP box from Windows 7

My Mom's computer is running Windows XP, and my desktop running Windows 7. She's having some technical issue, so I want to do a Remote Assistance session to her machine. However, no matter what I've ...
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setup wireless networking on slackware

I am trying to set up wifi on slackware, following this guide. Everything is good, and as you can see below I am able to join the network (Link Quality=75/100). However I cannot access anything, and ...
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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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Utility to monitor internet connectivity?

I live in an apartment complex which advertises a "free high-speed internet connection"... but it's really not high-speed at all, and often not even a connection. That is, it's frequently the case ...
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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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wi-fi connection drops periodically for a few seconds

I've read the similar question on wireless connections dropping, but no answer seems to apply to my case I have configured the wi-fi lan of my router to broadcast sid and use WPA-PSK. Every few ...
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Why do I regularily lose my wireless connection?

I use a wireless connection to access the Internet, and lately (since upgrading to ubuntu 9.10 karmic koala) it has started to be a pain in the ***. Every once in a while (loosing count at the end of ...
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Finding bandwith used by individual computers in a Home network

We have 3 computers connected wirelessly to Netgear WGR Router, which is connected to internet. Is there anyway I can find out the individual comp's bandwidth consumption at any point in time and a ...
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Windows Vista HTTP requests stop working

(This seems similar to an issue in "Vista Internet connection stops working until reboot" but has quite a few differences, so I'm posting it separately.) I have Windows Vista Home Premium. With ...
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Why are Microsoft based programs unable to resolve host names?

When I go to Google by IP I get: When I go to Google by domain name I get: This is confirmed by Windows Live Messenger: However, Firefox just works fine: When I do a DNS lookup I get this ...
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How to keep multiple connections to internet?

I have a network cable and a phone connected to my computer. The phone uses an APN that have access to a single address. The network cable is connected to a network that have access to the internet. ...
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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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How do I stop my Mac from asking to accept incoming network connections?

I am using Syncthing, which is an application to sync files between two or more computers. I believe Syncthing (on github) needs to be allowed to Accept incoming network connections to work properly. ...
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Slow connection on WRT160N or WRT54G

I have a WRT160N V3. I'm getting 10Mbps from the wired connection and when I bypass it I get 18Mbps (what I pay for). The strange thing is that when I update the firmware or reset configurations it ...
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Disconnect from a network share

How do I really disconnect from a network share in Windows 8.1? I'm familiar with using net use to disconnect from a network share, even if it isn't mapped to a network drive letter: net use \\...
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Internet Connection Sharing bypassing MAC Filter

My university gives me an internet connection by Ethernet, DHCP but they have installed MAC Filtering to allow only using my PC. I have a separate Network Interface Card (NIC) at my PC, that I have ...
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Recommended Connection Speed for Remote Desktop

I will be working remotely from India during my vacation there and am looking to get an internet setup there that will allow me to work from India when needed. However the internet connection speed in ...
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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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Windows 7 USB power lose after a few seconds / minutes

My friend's computer has a problem where the USB ports causes problems with the power of some devices connected to the computer. The USB mouse has no problems, however the Wireless Adapter looses ...
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Access machine in a subnetwork after a router

Is it possible to access a machine in a sub network? This is the situation: Main-router + sub-router - machine (2) - machine - machine - ... - machine (1) - machine - machine - ... ...
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MBR624GU Netgear Router Problems

I have just purchased a Netgear MBR624GU 3G Router. I want to use it along with my ZTE MF100 modem (which is in their "compatible" list), but it's not working as expected. The Router has been ...
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Lightroom causes system wide connectivity issue

Problem When starting LR all network activity on my WiFi connection stops (as observed in the "Performance" tab of the Task manager) and I can no longer access anything from the web (websites through ...
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Interrupted downloads

I've been having troubles with my internet connection within these sites: (I'm using Firefox 6.0, Chrome 13.0.782.112, I.E 9.0 Latest version, and is the same problem with all those browsers, for ...
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HTTPS connections fail with Chrome

Currently I can't use HTTPS with Chrome*. I get Error 103 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_ABORTED) I noticed it trying to login into Dropbox or search with Google using HTTPS. How can I repair this? * ...
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Cannot connect to certain websites

Three sites that I visit regularly: michelfortin.com lewrockwell.com screencast.com Are not coming up on my computer nor any computers on my home network. When I connect via my Verizon card, they ...
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ssh - no route to host

I have 3 machines (A, B and C) behind WLAN Router. From B i can make ssh to A and from A to B also. Ssh between C and A is also working (both destination, C->A and A->C). But when i try to connect B ...
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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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Is my bluetooth working right?

I'm not sure if Bluetooth is working right on my dell latitude d630. I bought it used with Windows 7 professional installed. I am sure it has Bluetooth, but when I try to add the device it just says ...
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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 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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My Internet Connection Keeps Disconnecting at regular intervals

I have a Cable modem connected to a router (Linksys WRT54G) I use internet on my Desktop PC using a Wireless Adapter (NETGEAR WG111) I am using Windows Vista. I tried few things like Contacting ...
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Docking Station Disabling/Enabling Network Connection

Whenever I dock my laptop onto my docking station, Windows disables my Wireless Network Connection and enables my Wired Network Connection. Whenever I undock my laptop, Windows disables my Wired ...
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How to block all internet traffic if not connected to specific VPN?

how can I block all internet traffic of my Windows 7 x64 computer if my VPN connection is lost ? Then, how to reconnect to it automatically ? Best.
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Connect bluetooth headphones both to PC and phone at the same time

I have recently bought Philips SHB6110. Extract from the 13th page of manual: Therefore you can connect your Bluetooth stereo headset. with a Bluetooth stereo enabled phone to both ...
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Concurrent Connections

How can you see how much concurrent connects you can handle? I use windows 7 and I have read the licensing term and it said Windows 7 has a limit of 20. But, when I got the Half-open limit fix, it ...
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Acer D-257 Netbook Need network drivers only using Flash Drive (Windows 7)

Is there a link where I can just download the network drivers, for me to then put it on a flash drive? I believe its an Acer D-257 Netbook 500GB, running on Windows 7 Home Premium. Everything works, ...
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Wireless very slow on one laptop on network, all other machines normal?

My new laptop (Acer Aspire Timeine 3810TZ running Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit) is acting very strange on my wireless network. Below are the issues I'm noticing... The connection frequently drops. ...
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Unable to access another computer by computer name

I am having a Laptop with vista premium. I have setup wireless connection. I am having BSNL ADSL Modem for broadband and also i am using it as a wireless router from router i had connected one port to ...