Questions tagged [connection]

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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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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ssh disconnect: broken pipe

When I'm connected to an ssh server, I often get disconnected with the error packet_write_wait: Connection to 131.225.190.20: Broken pipe I'm connected via cable. I don't see any instabilities in my ...
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Win 10: Disable “Restoring Network Connections” popup when connection to network drives drop

Whenever I get disconnected from my network drives and I happen to have like 10 folders of the network drive folders opened, 10 of these pop-ups will show up and I cannot close any of the windows ...
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Problems with Netflix Streaming, DDWRT, and Xbox 360

Basically, I have been having problems getting Netflix Streaming to play on my Xbox 360 with my DD-WRT router. The thing is, it will play some movies, sometimes. For example, the other day, I could ...
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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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Why do bittorrent clients connect to seeds when they are themselves seeding

I noticed that when I'm seeding a torrent (using Transmission, the default client under Ubuntu), it regularly connects to other seeds, to which, obviously, I won't send any data. People I know have ...
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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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Choose which application uses which network on Windows 10

I'm unsure if this is the right place to ask this, but I want to choose which application uses which network on my Windows 10 OS. I don't know if this is possible at all, but I figured if it is, ...
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Java app cannot connect to target server, but Browser can

I have this weird connection error where my Java app is working from some PCs, but not from others. What does not work is sucessfully establishing a HTTP connection to a certain server. Java is ...
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Cannot break excel link to broken connection

I have a file and I cannot seem to find where the connection is. I have look in the following places: Data>>Connections Conditional formatting Searches for "[" and ".xl" Data Validation, but there ...
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Apache 2.4 reachable but refusing the connection

Not a duplicate, please be patient while trying to flag as duplicate. Thanks. Environment: Mac OS X EL Capitan 64 bit Apache 2.4.25 (Unix) ping ping 127.0.0.1 returns: 64 bytes from 127.0.0.1: ...
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How do I prevent my SSH tunnel port forwarding rules from disconnecting when idle?

I've set up some reverse port forwarding rules on my KiTTY (fork of PuTTY) client (Windows 7) through a SSH Tunnel to my remote OpenSSH server (Windows 2012). Everything works great at first, as using ...
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“Authentication Rejected” message from remote Mac computer

I have tried connecting from different computers (Vista,XP & iphone 4) from which i use to connect remote mac computer but now get this message of "Authentication Rejected" it does get connected ...
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OpenWRT very slow Lookup / DNS? (TP-Link WDR4300)

Running OpenWRT Chaos Calmer 15.05 on the TP-Link WDR4300 lookup is taking multiple seconds. E.g., +5 seconds to find google.com. In the browser you see "Looking up domain.com" for that time. After ...
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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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Accidentally forgot network, tried to reconnect. Taking too long to reconnect with CORRECT network key

I accidentally forgot my home network on my laptop while trying to forget a different one (I have Windows 8.1), and every time I try to reconnect using the positively correct network key, it gives me ...
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MongoDB ServerSelectionTimeoutError: No servers found yet

I've got a mongodb instance running on a standard AWS Ubuntu 14.04 server. After some trouble (upgrading the server using sudo mongod --upgrade --dbpath /var/lib/mongodb/) I now have the server ...
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redis Error: Server closed the connection

I have 6 nodes in a redis cluster - 3 master and 3 slaves. All the nodes are running just fine except for one master and it's slave. On this troublesome master, when i run the command (on either ...
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What is the best way to access data by two computers?

Currently I have a single PC with all the data located in the internal Hard Drive. This PC is constantly busy optimizing data on the hard drive. Most the files on the internal Hard Drive are about 5 ...
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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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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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Cannot connect to the server through host machine that I created in guest machine in Linux Mint

Using virtualbox I am running a server on Linux-Mint(guest) and client machine is windows-8 (host). When I try to connect to the server (which looks like http://169.254.158.126:8080) from windows-8, ...
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How to Prevent S3/Suspend on F20 when an SSH Connection is Active?

I'd like to prevent an F20 box from entering sleep mode when an active SSH connection is established. Back in the days of pm-utils this task was simple enough -- all that was necessary was to place ...
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300Mbps wireless router but extremely slow speeds

I have a TP-Link TL-WR840N (which claims to be a b/g/n 300Mbps WiFi router) connected to Wimax modem and to a PC using one gigabit port. When I send or receive files from other devices (Android ...
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Network Adapter takes a long time to connect

Long story short, whenever my pc powers up, wakes up, un-hibernates etc, my network adapter takes at least 5 minutes to establish a hardwired connection to my router (and subsequently the internet). ...
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Why/how does switching devices “invalidate” the Bluetooth connection?

Sorry if the title is confusing, couldn't really come up with a more descriptive one. So I have a soundbar (Samsung HW-F450) with Bluetooth. I can and I do connect to it from my laptop to listen to ...
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Making SSH connection to Centos 6.5 VM takes ages

I installed Centos 6.5 in a Virtual Box VM. Everything works smooth, except for SSH logins. It takes ages for the command prompt to display. With some verbosity added: debug2: kex_derive_keys debug2:...
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Browser Resolving Host, Program Delays

For some reason when I'm idle on my computer or when I boot up, I can open my browser it will stay on Resolving host... for 5 minutes or so even though the network is connected. This causes programs ...
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Cannot access any web page but the internet connection is fine

I found this before posting my question, but it was pretty unconstructive, so I chose to post a new question anyway....with more details to the problem. PROBLEM As the title says, I cannot access ...
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laptop sporadically displays: limited connectivity

I have a Dell inspiron laptop about 18 months old running Windows 7. I have had a problem sporadically for the last 2 months. I will be using the internet when all of the sudden my browser can't ...
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How can I connect to sql server from a different domain/network

I installed SQL Server 2008 R2 on 6 machines. They are to be placed in 2 offices, 3 in each. I created a database instance and I used VB6 and was able to link both perfectly. I was also able to ...
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Server connection closed by remote host

I have a Debian Squeeze VPS. I have set it up with Apache 2.0 and such. Problem is, now I can't access it anymore through my home Internet connection. When I attempt to access the web server through ...
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Losing connection in several different multiplayer games

I'm having a connection problems with several multi-player games. It always happen during loading screens before the match, and I'm having problems identifying what could be the potential problem. I'...
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Sudden ethernet NIC connectivity failure in windows 7

The computer was built in 2010 and has been operating just fine since then. The ethernet port had been questionable before as it would require a re-plug into the machine or switch maybe once or twice ...
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No connection via Airport Express in bridge mode

I have trouble connecting to my wired network via an Airport Express. I would like to have the Airport Express just operate as a bridge -- i.e. as an access point. I have set up the Airport Express to ...
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Mountain Lion Won't connect to my Windows 7 PC without password

For the last couple years I have had my Mac set up to connect to my Windows 7 account via my home network. I access my PC drives from my mac and vice versa. Up until August I used Snow Leopard. I ...
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Simultaneous VPN connections from two laptops to two destinations throug a shared router and Internet connection

Myself and my wife have an office W7 laptop each and while at home we share a common Internet connection and use a Belkin wireless router. Our problem is that we can't connect simultaneously to our ...
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My computer loses network connectivity every 30 minutes

My LAN connected PC loses network connectivity every 30 minutes. It has a static IP address and I've checked to make sure there aren't any IP conflicts on my network. If I'm streaming from that PC to ...
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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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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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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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ubuntu (linuxmint) not reconnecting to wireless after router reboot

I've been bugged by this issue ever since I installed Linux(mint) on my eeepc. Scenario: List item Wireless modem router is connected to internet and sharing internet properly. EEE PC starts up and ...
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Connect another jabber to Gmail chat

I have a jabber account except Gmail. Is there any way to connect it to Gmail chat?
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Analyze a wireless network that constantly drops/has speed issues

I'm curious what the best tools are to use for analyzing problems with a WiFi network. Here's the scenario: I have a WiFi router (Belkin N+) that's setup in AP mode. I have three RT-N13U's that I'...
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Windows 8.1 WLAN icon at taskbar not responding occasionally

I am using Windows 8.1. A strange problem i am facing from long ago since Windows 7. I have Intel Wireless N-1000 WLAN Adapter in laptop. Its working great and satisfactory for using WiFI networks. ...
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Is there a way to set up the LAN connection to connect via proxy, instead of through the browser?

Is there a way to set up the LAN connection to connect via proxy, instead of having to set the browser connection up? If the LAN is set up to go through proxy, then all applications - even non-browser ...
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Greenshot Phoning Home

I am trying to trace and close any unnecessary network traffic, and noticed that Greenshot maintains open internet connections. Nothing in the documentation addresses this. Is this supposed to ...
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WiFi access point in not being automatically-connected, unless I manually open the tray “Wireless” icon

Every time I start Windows (Win 10,laptop) from Standby ( other occasions too, i can't remember at this moment), unless I open the tray icon for Wireless Networks, my "saved to auto-reconnect" access ...
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SSH fail into 10.15 OS X Catalina -config?

"connection refused" -have done this successfully for years, now with new Mac Mini (with "hardware security"), can't even get close. I have narrowed the question from a recent post: could this be the ...

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