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I am trying to add a WMS service to qgis but am having some problems. After adding the url and name of the service and clicking on connect, I am receiving the following error message:-

"Could not understand the response. The wms provider said: Download of capabilities failed: Connection timed out"

Does anyone know what the issue might be?

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it the WMS server up? – iant May 17 '13 at 11:52
Is it a publically accessible WMS out fo your control or is it one you control? – Rob Quincey May 17 '13 at 12:03

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