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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When a PC has both a wired and a wireless connection, how is information transferred?

My PC has two connections (wireless and wired) simultaneously. Both of them have an internet connection. In this situation, how does it connect to the internet? How do my LAN and WLAN interfaces know ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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combine two Internet connections to download

I have two computers on a LAN. The first computer with a speed of 128Mbs and a second computer with Internet connection speed is 256Mbs. I tried downloading a 250MB file. If the first computer to ...
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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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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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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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How to record sound directly from output?

I'm not sure if I'm asking the question right, but I want to record sound, by connecting its output to my pc's mic input. Is this possible ? I have a Line 6 POD 2.0 guitar processor, and a big jack ...
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cannot open one website in any browser

Since two days ago I cannot open one website in any browser (Mozilla, IE, Chrome, Opera) on my private computer. I've cleaned cash, reset the modem, my provider told me that everything is ok with site ...
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why can't I access www from macbook [closed]

a cisco screen pops up asking for a password. I never signed up with cisco. What gives? Please assist I re-installed Firefox on my OLDER macbook OS4.11 it always opens NOW to a Cisco page Password ...
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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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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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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 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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How to use a Network adapter only for a specific Connection on Win7?

I've got several network adapter in my PC (from LAN, WLAN, VPN etc...) and what I want to accomplish is that some specific adresses use the VPN adapter, while all others use eiter LAN or WLAN. (So ...
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Computer cables explained [closed]

I've noticed lately that places to learn about both power supply cables and also peripherals and fans aren't that easy to find. There's very little information available that gives detailed ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Connecting two PC's together

I want to connect my Laptop with the Desktop PC. Is it possible to use same ethernet Cat5 cable? All I want is to browse the directory from my laptop on to the desktop and copy some files. Something ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Unable to Access Certain Websites

Through a local network, all computers except one ubuntu machine can access 1. Adobe.com 2. Icann.org 3. Apache.org 4. Example.com. The ubuntu machine returns (in firefox): "Though the site seems ...
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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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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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How do I set up an OS level proxy when a specific application does not support it?

I'm running a certain desktop app (actually Youwave Android) which doesn't have any built-in proxy configuration settings. I need to get all traffic just from this app directed through a proxy.
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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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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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Setting up a LAN connection in Windows

I'm looking to set up a LAN connection under Windows XP. What are the steps or instructions I should follow to make this work?