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A few computers loss internet but can access local resources , other 8 never loss connection

This is a small network with Comcast ISP ( Cable ), there are 11 PC connected to network all are wired Ethernet, the same 3 computers will loss there internet connection sometimes, not all at same ...
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-Bitcasa: Steps to detect cause and solve slow upload speed

I am using Bitcasa for backup, but with the current upload speed (<0,1 MBps), it will take over 17 consecutive days to upload 150Gb (which is the size I want to upload). I must have an upload speed ...
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How does Windows know information about a connection's lease time?

How can Windows "see" information of an ethernet adapter's lease (like lease obtained/expires), when that lease comes from the ISP, but when there's a router in between? I've assumed that lease ...
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Accurately determine data usage on a metered Internet connection [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Software to report internet traffic for home user On my profile page of my ISP, I tracked that I used 100+ MB of data within 60 minutes of usage. During standalone ...
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Will a router's bandwidth override what the ISP says you have?

I'm networking illiterate, and I wish to acquire a bit more information about networking. Say, for example, I got a package from Verizon that said your connection will be ~20 mb/s, but I got a router ...
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How can I monitor my ISP's connection quality over time?

I've got a very badĀ ISP and want to monitor the connection quality over a month's time. At the moment I just wrote a script which logs ping requests to Google's DNS server 8.8.8.8. How can I do ...
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1k views

Router slowing my connection?

I have a Linksys WRT54G and I pay for a 12Mbps connection. I've been testing my connection using speedtest.net for many days and always get 8Mbps. I called the support and they told me to bypass the ...
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Who provides the Internet service to Internet Service Providers (ISPs)?

I've been wondering recently about how the infrastructure of the Internet really works. I know that I have an Internet Service Provider (ISP) that supplies my connection to the Internet. But what ...
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Is a 'telecommuter' SLA a good idea? Does it even exist? [closed]

I telecommute from my home to my employer in California. Internet outages are rare, but 2-3 times a year I need to eat vacation time because of an outage. I don't terribly mind missing work here and ...
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Why doesn't my tested internet speed match my actual?

Via speedtest.net, I have an download/upload speed around 30MB/1MB but when doing "strenuous" internet activities (torrents, uploading/downloading large files to webservers, etc), I get about ...
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467 views

How can I prevent my router from sending useless data packets from/to my ISP?

It appears that my ISP has found a way to exceed my hi-speed bandwidth by sending garbage packages. Their customer care confirmed that even if just the router is switched on, it's going to keep adding ...
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ISP proposes speeds “up to” 15Mbps, 20Mbps, and more - what does it mean? [closed]

My ISP proposes various levels of net speed, namely 12, 15, 20, 50, etc., Mbps. What would this most likely mean to the user on a daily basis? What does it mean for the ISP - what do they actually ...
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Internet download speed does not reach full speed unless more than one file downloaded

I have ADSL line and my download speed does reach full speed as it is used to be when I download one file at a time. When I called my ISP they told me I must download more than one file at the same ...
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783 views

Connect to the internet by changing the mac address

My ISP allows only one computer so I have to change the mac address. On the other computer I use ubuntu and I've changed my mac address with both ifconfig and macchanger. The internet still doesn't ...
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setting dns server

I am trying to understand this: When I set up my internet connection, I have to enter my ISP's IP address and possibly a DNS server address. In both those options I can enter either an actual IP ...
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Internet connection too slow

After a full scan of my system I now think that it is the ISP. I have used super antispyware, Avast, Norton AntiVirus and Spybot Search & Destroy. The Internet connection is still slow. And the ...