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Connecting tata photon in X window manager using command line in ubuntu

Due to some reason I had to shift from Gnome to X window manager. So here on the desktop nothing appears (no launcher, no menu bar nothing) but we can open command line in it using Ctrl+Alt+Tab. (I ...
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Why “gmail.com” and “www.gmail.com” IPs navigate me to “google.com” homepage?

As you see below I get a ping of www.gmail.com and gmail.com : C:\>ping www.gmail.com Pinging googlemail.l.google.com [74.125.232.149] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 74.125.232.149: bytes=32 ...
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Intermittent connectivity issues with some sites

I have a weird Internet connectivity issue that started a few weeks ago; basically, some sites frequently become inaccessible (I get a timeout when trying to open them in a browser) while others ...
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Strange Issue with computer shutdown and cable outage

This problem first showed signs a few days ago. I was working on my iMac, and suddenly it shut off immediately without showing any warning signs. So, I powered it back on and my ethernet connection ...
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pdf byte serving slow in Internet explorer

When I try to access a large pdf file with Chrome with byte serving it steadily increases the size of the packets which are downloaded. Internet Explorer however stays with the 16KB packets. This ...
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Streaming through WLAN doesn't exceed 1.2MB/s

Transfering files is slow even after I disabled RDC compression and Windows 7 autotuning. Link speed is 54Mb/s.
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How does Google, GoDaddy, Facebook connect to the internet? [on hold]

How does Google and their datacenters and servers connect to the internet? Do they buy fiber optic lines from one of the Tier 1 networks (Level3, AT&T, Cogent, NTT etc...) or something else? From ...
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Internet proxy not working until IE is refreshed

My work PC was recently upgraded to Windows 7, and now I'm noticing strange behaviour: Chrome would frequently, usually within the hour or so, fail to access the web. I get the error "The webpage is ...
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How is the internet connected? [on hold]

A bunch of related questions on how the Internet is tied together ... So a web request goes from my browser to computer, then to my modem which is connected to my ISP through copper cables... What ...
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Open Source Hosting Site for a closed group [on hold]

We have many open Source hosting sites for public, such as CodePlex, GitHub, Google Code, SourceForge. Is there any system available which I can use to build similar open source hosting sites within ...
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How to provide Internet Access to Private Subnet

I really need some help/advise on a networking issue I have. I am fairly new to this sort of configuration so any help would be very much appreciated. My Setup: I am using VMWare Workstation 9 to ...
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Windows randomly downloads 1.5 Gb - how can I pinpoint the process responsible?

I often use a tool called 'BitMeter' to keep track of my computer's data usage (Windows 8). Very recently, I have checked the tool to find that my computer downloaded approximately 1.5 Gb of data. ...
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Is it possible to share Wifi through internet sharing from a Wifi connected Macbook pro?

My Macbook's connected to Wifi but somehow my iPhone is not. I want it to be connected through the network sharing of Macbook. I've shared network from Ethernet to Wifi via internet sharing in Mac. ...
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Stick to 1-6-11 channels or use others?

My apartment uses one router and multiples access points with channels 2, 4, 7 and 9. I have a feeling this is the reason there's so much interference that the internet is really bad. Two neighbours ...
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wireless internet connection slow on desktop but fine on phone [on hold]

My internet intermittently becomes really slow on my PC and this will last for hours. Pages will not load, speedtest will not connect, and it seems like my internet bandwidth is being gobbled up like ...
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Acer aspire E 15 problems accessing websites apart from google

I have a new Acer aspire E 15 running windows 8.1. I've set it up to use windows explorer. It has suddenly stopped accessing websites apart from google. Have tried troubleshooting but no help. Any ...
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Role of OSI layers when we open a url in browser?

I have searched on this topic a lot but I am not able to understand how and where OSI layers (Application, Presentation, Session, Transport, Network, Datalink, Physical) come into picture in the whole ...
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Why can`t we treat SSL Certs like Pgp keys instead of trusting CAs?

I am dumb and stupid and I do not know all the technical aspects of SSL and server/client side implications and implementations. However I understand them good enough from user point of view to use ...
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How to go about pre-caching normally daily visited web pages onto my home network storage?

I recently "cut the cable" and downgraded from cable internet (40 Mb/s) to DSL (5 Mb/s). It's awful but I'm stuck with it for a year. What I would like to do is pre-cache everything on pages I visit ...
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How to monitor Internet bandwidth usage [duplicate]

I have a satellite internet connection that my wife and I use to surf the internet, check and send email and other various task that should not cause an issue. The past 6 months or so we have been ...
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Can the router owner access a user's internet history?

I share the internet bill with my downstairs neighbor, but the router is in his house and legally belongs to him. Can he access my internet history? If so, how can I block him or protect me from him ...
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Suddenly blocked from a site

Suddenly from a time to now I haven't been able to go to a site I used to go frequently for maintenance (Wordpress). I tried different browsers, restarting my laptop, clearing cache, history, cookies. ...
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How configure 2 Lan cards in Windows 7/8 pc one to connect to Internet and other to Local Network

    I am about to install a dedicated VOIP server in our office. It is a 3CX pbx system on Windows 7/8 machine. The environment currently is a Windows SBS 2011 with 8 client machines. I want ...
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Two LAN networks single internet connection

I am in a situation where I need to use a single incoming Internet connection in the house for 2 different LAN networks: a wired network for the residents of the house and one for the small business ...
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Ethernet is fast but wi-fi is slow?

I have noticed that when using wi-fi my internet slows down a good amount. When I plug an ethernet cable into my router, my download speed is about 25 mbps and upload is 26 mbps. However, when I ...
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Not able to open any site other than Stackexchange, Google and some others

I was using a DSL modem to connect to internet earlier, but recently I have bought a TP link wireless router which I am using now. For 2 days the router worked fine but today I am having some problems ...
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How can I connect my laptop the the LAN connection of the desktop computer

My computer technician has formatted my computer last week and created a LAN connection. I have got a wireless router [Kraun] ....now, I have always been able to connect to this connection with my ...
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Slow connection when more than one device is connected

I am having a weird problem ! When only one device is connected to my WiFi network the speed is very good, but when I connect another device to WiFi, speed will go below 2mb/s and 900ms ping time !! ...
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https connection in internet sharing through a proxy server

I have two computers (A and B) and a "https" proxy server P on port 80. B has 2 NICs (n1 and n2). B shares the internet connection with A on n1. If A has set P in its browser and tries to open a https ...
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Computer Disconnects From Internet - Wireless

I don't have a router. My pc has a wireless card. I tried reinstalling the drivers but it keeps happening. Could it be hardware malfunction? Can I buy a new wireless card?
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How do I copy all these e-mail addresses, and only the address is at once? [closed]

I want to email ALL of my state representatives on an issue of great importance to me. Instead of tediously copying and pasting each email address one at a time, I would REALLY love to just copy all ...
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What is the difference between ftps and sftp? [duplicate]

Trying to set up a system for my 4 remote employees to transfer files. It has to be secure. Is SFTP better than FTPS? What is the difference?
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Is the Transport Layer (e.g. UDP, TCP) handled by the Operating System usually?

I'm really new to networking and am struggling to understand this. I know the Transport Layer in the Internet Protocol Suite (at least the UDP and TCP protocols) contains the source and destination ...
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Sharing of Adsl internet through a ethernet modem to a wireless routher

I've been struggling a few months now , our uncapped internet runs to a modem into a hub , via ethernet we share the internet with our flat 20metres away. We now use a wireless routher as a hub in the ...
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Connecting second router as a slave router via wifi?

I want to connect another router to work as slave router from main router. I have a spare router for that. The problem is that main router is at our neighbors apartment which is on second floor and ...
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How to share internet from one computer to another via router?

I want to share USB-modem internet from one laptop to another by the following way: The main problem is how to configure the first (white) laptop as a gateway on the router. When I try to set the ...
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Fixes for Internet connection problems

I purchased a laptop in December 2013 that came with Windows 8. I've been having multiple Internet connection issues since the day I purchased it, including: I am disconnected from Internet at about ...
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Is there a Wireless Router that can Access Internet without a Physical Connection?

My friend lives in an apartment and has an ipod that need wifi to access the internet. The apartment does not have internet connection. This may be a stupid question, but he wants to buy a wireless ...
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Draytek 2820 Router slow upload speed?

We have a 20m/20Mbit line. We used to have a cheap sonicwall firewall running the connection at the full speed, but due to some other issues with it, we changed to this draytek vigor router. The ...
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New wireless router connected to existing router modem

My home wifi can often get randomly slow and unstable, and I've already upgraded with the only ISP that my town has. I got a deal on a manufacturer refurbished NETGEAR R6300 hoping it'll help. My ...
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Why is torrent speed slow through comcast?

I recently changed my internet provider from Frontier Fios to Comcast xfinity. Through Comcast, I get somewhat low torrent speeds. Frontier Fios: 15 down / 5 up. Torrent speed 1.5 MBps. Comcast ...
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How to use 3G dongle and Local Intranet(Ethernet) on Same Computer?

OS: Windows 7 I am a college student and my college provides internet access. The Internet access is provided via a local intranet(LAN). I am running a DC++ hub on this Lan. But due to slow speed I ...
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How to monitor ADSL2+ modem

I have thomson TG58547 ADSL2+ router to provide WiFy internet brodband, My router is working fine if its connected to only one device through WiFy but when I connect mobile to access WiFi it starts ...
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New broadband speed adjustment period (3-5 days)

We've switched from TalkTalk broadband to BT, on a standard 8mb line. We're closeish to the exchange so I expect decent speeds. In the adjustment period (3-5 days) where speeds fluctuate and ...
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How do I ensure the Internet works on Windows 7 with 2 simultaneous wireless connections?

My church has two separate wireless networks, one called ChurchInternet which broadcasts on a 2.4 GHz frequency and another called ChurchAudio which broadcasts on a 5 GHz frequency. Both are broadcast ...
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Ethernet connection shows unidentified network with no internet access

For years I've used a physical Ethernet connection for my internet access, then a few days ago it went down and said it was an unidentified network with no internet access. I dug out a wifi card and ...
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Origin of “A message from our sponsors” ads?

It looks like BitTorrent, at least on Windows computers, installs some sort of very well-hidden adware which occasionally, when one clicks on a Web link, displays a white screen saying "And now a ...
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Why always Internet speed is divided?

Whenever I ask for the slow internet speed. My ISP always dividing speed of internet by 8 ! I could not understand why ?
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My internet speed is 100 Mbps but my download speed is only 250 kbps Why?

I live in Denmark in the city of Fredensborg, my internet is living its own life, sometimes it has a download speed of 250 Kbps and sometimes it's 750 Kbps, it doesn't matter if I turn all my pcs and ...
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Browsing sessions in Opera are no longer saved on next Opera startup

After a long time of using Opera web browser without any issues, a really annoying one appeared today. I had about 10-15 tabs open for my regular use when I am surfing internet. The setting that I ...