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0answers
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Show dial up connection status in Task Manager

In Windows 8.1, Task Manager shows Wi-Fi, Disk, CPU usage graph in Performance tab. But, it doesn't shows usage of a dial up internet connection. How can I add dial up stats in task manager. Here are ...
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7answers
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Why did dialup modems make noise?

I know that the signal was just tone pulses but why was it when (back in the 90s) when you first connected to the internet you heard a bunch of funny noises. After that if you were to use the ...
3
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1answer
1k views

How do I stop apps trying to use a dial-up connection?

Every now and again, I might have to use a dial-up internet connection via another tethered phone, i.e. Bluetooth connection to the GPRS modem. Now I am back on 'ops normal', i.e. using a shared ...
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2answers
390 views

Who owns the internet cables? [closed]

When I was in United States, one thing always puzzled me. When we took comcast internet connection, comcast guys came over to our place, setup router etc, but they never had to lay any cables. This ...
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3answers
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how do i measure my internet speed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Quick way to check my broadband speed. My internet connection says 920 kb/s. but it doesn't look 920. so how do i measure my real internet speed easily? both uplink and ...