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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IE8 won't display webpages unless ip address is given

After installing IE8 I could no longer browse to a webpage using its URL. If I enter the ip address then it connects. Also, I can't send/receive email via Outlook, which seems to be a related ...
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Access Other Computer via ADSL Modem and Router

My network configuration is like this ISP -> Modem -> Router -> Computer and the same goes for my friend. We want to share large files or to access each other's computer. The Passwords to login to ...
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Internet Connectivity problem but wi-fi is ok?

I am using windows-XP. I have a wi-fi internet connection. My system shows the wi-fi status ok. But still I am not able to browse the internet from my Pc(laptop). I am sure this is not the browser ...
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Computer connects to lan, but not the internet

I have a computer with Vista Home that can connect to the router, but it cannot get on the internet. I cannot ping google.com, the request times out. I've tried this on two separate networks and have ...
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What could cause a huge packet loss in Ubuntu 9.10, for both wired and wireless?

I was previously using 9.04 fine (and in fact, I am posting this from my old 9.04 live cd). I tested the following install steps in a virtualbox vm prior to following the sames ones to upgrade my ...
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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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Cannot connect my laptop to a WEP 64 bit encrypted wireless network. Why?

i can see the wireless network listed in "Wireless Network Connection". When I click on connect it asks me for the key. I type the key... and they it cannot connect. Any idea why? I am able to connect ...
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USB pen drive randomly disconnects

When I connect a USB pen drive in my computer it randomly disconnects. I already unchecked the power manager option in the device manager. I have the same problem in XP & Windows 7. I tried with ...
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What can I do to resolve intermittent connection lapses while listening to music via my Airport Express?

Does anyone know what can I do to resolve intermittent connection lapses while listening to music via my Airport Express? I've tried everything short of buying a stronger wireless router, but it ...
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After installing an Ad-Aware update on my netbook it can no longer connect to my wireless internet

Windows XP on a Toshiba netbook. I installed an update to Ad-Aware which required a restart and ever since it hasn't been able to connect to my wireless internet. I know my connection is good because ...
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Windows loses login data for connected network drives on every restart

This is a just a minor problem but it get's annoying over time: I have two network drives on windows, each one of them maps a different server (1 Linux and 1 Mac). Every time I boot Windows (both in ...
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How do I connect to a SQL Server DB to run some queries?

I have a SQL Server DB but have no idea how to connect to it to run some queries. I naively assumed that I'd be able to open up a DB in a similar fashion to Microsoft Access, but can't seem to do this....
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Why does Chrome choke more often than IE 8 and Firefox?

On my system, Chrome chokes quite more often than IE 8 or Firefox -- it searched for the website for 20 seconds and then said website not found. I wonder if it could be due to DNS issue or different ...
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Laptops compete on wireless network for connection

We have 3 laptops (Dell, Gateway, and MBP) in the house running on a wireless network. I have gone through a netgear, smc, linksys and now dlink router (exact same issue on all) and whenever we all ...
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MacBook won't connect to the internet via airport or ethernet

My MacBook won't connect to the internet at all. Not via airport or via ethernet. Both my other computers - running XP and Vista connect without a hitch everytime but my MacBook refuses to. When I ...
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Where to store\update tnsnames.ora file when installed oracle client only?

I installed the oracle client only but was told to update my tnsnames.ora file with the info my dba sent me. But I don't have a tnsnames.ora file. On another machine with a full oracle admin install ...
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Is it possible to use internet from broadband (regular-lan based) and wireless usb card at same time?

I am going to setup backup internet connection, which can be used with primary connection for faster internet access.. So 1.) i can get wired backup connections .. so my question is what kind of ...
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How can I set Outlook up so that I can dial out using voip instead of a POTS?

Below is the help page from Outlook 2003. It specifies that to use outlook to connect and record the item, one must ne connected to a POTS. I have recently switched to a voip solution for my phone ...
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Wireless only connects to Google

I am using a netgear wireless router to connect to create a wireless network. When connected to the router via an Ethernet cable everything works correctly. When connecting to the router via ...
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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 DO ...
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Inserting a non-Internet LAN cable breaks wifi

My vista laptop catches wifi fine here. But when I plug in a lan cable (for a separate pc-to-pc connection), the wifi stops working (page loads timeout). Any idea why? It seems vista thinks I'm ...
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How can I setup SSH Tunneling with AT&T on OS X

It has been suggested to me to try using SSH Tunneling to try and improve my internet connection and make it more reliable in my apartment. I am running OS X Snow Leopard and the internet provided ...
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how to ask windows 7 to connect to 3G each time it's waking up?

I have a USB 3G modem which is used with Windows 7. It's connected to my notebook almost always. When i tell computer to sleep, the connection to 3G network closes. I want the connection to start ...
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Improve internet at an apartment

My situation is that I am a college student living in an apartment complex using AT&T internet (included). Since everyone in the complex is on the same line, even if I am connected to the ...
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Possible reasons for unstable wi-fi

I recently purchased a new Wireless-N router for my home. There are two notebook PCs at home already using it. One is quite old, so I had to disable the Wireless-N features and use WEP security. ...
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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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Problem sharing dial up internet through a network on XP

I've got 2 computers in a network, 1 with a dial up connection connected to another computer with a crossover cable. I've enabled internet sharing (with the wizard) on each end, and created a shared ...
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Reasons for random switch to “limited connectivity” under Vista?

What are the various reasons for a single laptop computer to repeatedly randomly switch to "limited connectivity" on a previously working wireless network - sometimes after a couple of minutes, ...
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Windows 7 has no internet connection after driver install

I have windows 7 on my laptop. It has had an Internet connection for weeks. I installed a WACOM art pen driver which was for Vista. After rebooting, I have no Internet connection (It just says: "...
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Laptop disconnects from WiFi Randomly, repeatedly fixed by Repair option in Windows XP Pro

How can keep it from disconnecting? The Repair option always fixes it.
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Can't connect to Ubuntu 9.04 server

I have installed Ubuntu 9.04 and am having a problem that I can connect from the server to the outside world but cannot connect to the server. I checked all of the different firewall systems (...
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local connection only

What are some tip or things that you would try if you were somewhere; hospital, hotel, etc., and were trying to connect to the internet via there wireless router but your connection says local only?
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Generating usage logs that prove my Internet connection is flaky

I need a way to generate reports or logs that prove that my Internet connection is flaky. My Comcast connection is very flaky but if I ask their support to send someone over it will probably work fine ...
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Duplicate network adapter after connection lost

Here's my problem... I'm running Windows XP SP2 with an ADSL connection. My modem is a Speedtouch 330. Sometimes the connection goes down and after reconnecting it I run ipconfig and the output looks ...
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Vista web site connection problem

I set up a website in a new computer running Vista Home Premium. The website works fine when you call //localhost/ from IE Explorer. However, you can't open the site from another computer. The ...
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How do you release the ISP lease using an Ubuntu v9.04 live CD, like Windows does?

I use Windows 2000, and I’m able to release the ISP (Verizon) lease using the WNTIPCFG applet, but I cannot do the same when I use the Ubuntu v9.04 live CD. I have used just about all methods I found ...
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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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Periodic internet connection drops

My setup is a dsl modem, and a dlink di 524M router. I'm also using a Witopia VPN which runs through OpenVPN. I've been having trouble with the internet connection dropping very frequently. It comes ...
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Lost all “Local Network Connection”s in Windows XP

I'm having a bit of a Windows XP SP3 networking issue. Basically I have lost my "Local Network Connection" and nothing I do brings it back. I've tried Add/Remove Hardware, I've uninstalled and ...
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VPN Router drops connections

We are using a Netgear VPN Firewall Router FVS318v3.. We have a DSL connection here at the office, and my users complain of the connection dropping, or locking up on their end.. Latest firmware is ...
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Download torrent in secure mode

I use utorrent for downloading using remote desktop. Can i set it to download in secure mode or is it not supported? (I mean hide my data on network) Is there any torrent downloader that does?
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Ubuntu Transfer data to iPod Touch

What is the least fuss way of transferring data to iPod touch from ubuntu. Preferably, I don't want to install any software. I just want to browse around the contents, add and delete as if a mass ...
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SQL Server Connectivity Test

Many times people around me fail to connect to SQL Server from other Non-Microsoft Applications. Assuming that there is no SQL Server Client installed, what are the different ways we can ...
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Windows Vista Home Premium Wifi slow loading

Windows Vista 32-bit Home Premium is slow to load and identify my home WI-FI network. I have 4 bars, and have disabled all other connections, yet it still takes a long time to connect and have ...
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Connect iPhone to wifi

In the iphone settings I have wifi turned on. It even detects the wifi, I have entered the password. When I open any app, I get a "not connected to internet" Its kind of funny, I know its got to be ...
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Internet connection under Windows Vista stops working until reboot [closed]

I have a fairly clean Vista Home Premium SP1 install on my desktop. There aren't many applications installed. My Internet connection always seems to stop working after web surfing for a while - ...
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My internet is not working after connecting the internet cable

I have an always on broadband internet connection. I connected it to my Linksys router, and from there I connected it to the LAN card of the computer. I am not sure my confiurations are perfect. I ...
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How to diagnose a mysterious network problem?

For about a week I've been having trouble accessing a website I frequently visit from my laptop in my apartment. (The domain is http://www.irishgaelictranslator.com if it matters.) Symptoms are as ...
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VPN Connected, How to browse files? Windows Vista

I am trying to establish a VPN connection to a server in my office from my laptop at home. I tried some of the steps as mentioned here: Connect to a network Connect to a workplace Use my Internet ...
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improve modem receptivity

I have a CDMA modem that I use to access the internet. I'm having some network issue. When I browse outside the room, I am connected and everything's fine. but when I enter the room(which is 3 cm ...