A connection to the internet, through which one can view web pages, access servers, etc.

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Why is Skype uploading data when I'm not even using it?

Why is Skype uploading and downloading data when I'm not even using it? It stays between .25 KB/s - 1.5 KB/s up and .30 KB/s - 1.2 KB/s down. (I'm streaming music with Chrome.)
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Single Windows PC on wired network has no internet access

When I turned my computer on this morning, it had no internet access. I haven't changed any settings - I think there was a Windows Update though. Windows 8, Intel 82579V. The DNS settings are ...
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No internet access despite good wifi signal strength, DNS server not responding

I am using a Sony Vaio SVE series laptop with Windows 8. I tried using the internet via wifi for the first time ever. Although it's showing good signal strength and getting connected, there is this ...
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Periodic Internet connection loss with TP-LINK 4300 router

I have an issue with my TP-LINK TL-WDR4300 router. Since I bought it, I had some issues with connectivity, but after I disabled the hardware NAT option and reflashed the firmware to the same latest ...
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Not getting expected download speeds

I am using Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium on a desktop computer. My internet provider is BT since it is the best ISP in my area. The speed test says I should expect speeds of 4-5 Mb/s, but my ...
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Why is codinghorror.com down for me?

I get Oops! Google Chrome could not connect to www.codinghorror.com Ping and tracert give the following output c:\>ping www.codinghorror.com Pinging codinghorror.com [204.9.177.195] with ...
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download a large file using multiple connections and PCs

I have three seperate computers, which I currently do not have an OS on. I also have three seperate internet connections with connection speeds of 256K, 512K and 1M. I would like to use all three of ...
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Network Usage Monitoring

We want to know how much internet is used by our employees. We tried Lan Detective software. But we have to install and run that software in all PCs. So any alternate solution? How can we get internet ...
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Install Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) on Windows 7

I can not explain what has happened, just suddenly I lost my internet connection. On local area connection properties IPv4 is not installed, my ISP says that they only support IPv4. Then I must had it ...
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Router makes internet go slower

I'm having some trouble with my wireless router, so I thought I'd ask. I have a TP-Link WR941N, and every once in a while it will make internet speeds slow down by different degrees. I'm supposed to ...
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Home Network Router Used as Gateway Develops High Latency

I have a WRT54G2 router (V1) with the most recent firmware that serves as the gateway between my Internet connection and my home network. Over the past few months, I've noticed that the router seems ...
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Lenovo S10-2 - Internet connection LED

I'm using a Lenovo S10-2 with Windows XP home. Recently the LED on the front that indicates the internet connection starts blinking from time to time. Usually it's either on or off. Why is it blinking ...
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Wireless networking issue, local network access but rarely internet access on just a few machines

I have a few access points running in mixed b/g/n mode; it seems as though a few windows-based laptops (7,64b) have local network access but internet access is sparse and usually not working (usually ...
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Connected via UMTS but can't ping default gateway

I have a UMTS modem/Windows computer that can't connect properly to the internet. It gets an active PDP context and Windows gets an IP address from DHCP, DNS and default gateway addresses. But no ...
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Using ping google.com to test connection

Since the internet connection in our house does break down from time to time I set up a little experiment: For the last two month, one of my machines is pinging google.com on an half-hourly basis. ...
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Android PortForwarding

Is there a way to do WiFi tethering on my Android and do port forwarding for my PC from the Android. What I mean is: Internet --> Android Android has the port forwarding to PC (XAMPP) PC running ...
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Program for separating connections for different program traffic?

I have seen that for combining 2 different connections into one for gaining speed you have to set up routers and flash their memory or buy new ones, and that's the only way for combining it by ...
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Wireless internet connection keeps dropping out

I have an Acer Aspire 5755g running Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit which keeps dropping the wireless connection to the internet. Sometimes it can be within minutes and other times it will happen after an ...
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Two internet connections on a single computer (host to ethernet, virtualbox to dial-up)

UPDATE 4: After trying what JohnnyVegas suggested, I connected the dongle to the host machine, it wanted to install it's drivers, I cancelled the installation. I removed all network connections from ...
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Disconnect Internet connection on given time

I need to disconnect my Internet connection on a given time (to avoid exceeding my Internet usage time limit), without shutting down the computer. How can I do that?
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Connecting more than 2 ethernets [closed]

I have a problem. I need to plug two RJ45 into 1 PC with 1 RJ45 plug so my question is. Is this possible to make form 2 cables one?
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How to prefer mobile connection over proxy?

I have win7. I have proxy connection and also mobile connection via my Android phone(via USB port). I want to connect to internet only via mobile connection so I specified no Proxy in my browser ...
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Why does it take several minutes for my Internet to start working?

When I first boot up my computer and launch a browser, it takes 5-7 minutes before it will actually load a page. Before then, it just shows the "loading page" screen, no matter how many times I try to ...
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Wi Fi keeps going on and off

I've got the following problem: my WiFi connection tends to turn off whenever it feels like it, and in order to restore it I have to reconnect, or to turn off WiFi generally for a number of seconds. ...
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Internet connectivity ok, but Windows disagrees and won't connect to VPN

I have a Windows 7 machine connecting to a network via an ethernet connection ('Local Area Connection'). It connects up fine, gets an IP address, I can browse the web 100% fine and connect to printers ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 wireless connection affects wireless speed of other devices

I have an HP Pavilion G7-1310-US laptop running Ubuntu 12.04. I also have a wireless router at my home through which I connect my laptop and other devices to the Internet. Recently, I have ...
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No Internet Access Sometimes on Windows 7 But Skype Always Works

I recently ran into a problem where my browsers sometimes suddenly have no internet access, but then my Skype is active and messages pops out and the internet icon displayed that I have internet ...
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How do I conduct a perfomance test of my internet connection?

Right now I'm in the process of possibly switching from a Cable provider to a DSL provider. I have both connections live, and before I cancel one or the other, I'm wanting to do some exhaustive ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 suddenly cannot connect to WPA2/WPA Personal protected connection. Windows 7 can

I have a laptop with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. I have a Cisco E1200 and when I set it up, it created 2 SSIDs. Let's name them: MyConnection (WPA/WPA2 personal), and MyConnection-Guest (no ...
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How does OSX check if you have an internet connection?

I have read the SuperUser blog post here about how Windows checks if there is an internet connection using NCSI. Is there an equivalent in the Mac world? EDIT: I just found the post below at ...
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How do I get on the internet in a 3rd world country? [closed]

My girlfriend is doing peacekeeping work in Rwanda and she has very poor internet access and it's difficult to stay in touch. What technologies or resources are available for non-connected or remote ...
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Ethernet Working but No Internet Connection

In my office, nearly everybody uses Mac and we have just only one Windows 7 system. Just this morning, all the mac systems (10.8.2) could not connect to the internet but could connect to the network. ...
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Windows 8 Store (Metro/ModernUI) apps not connecting to internet (in very specific cases)

I've recently upgraded to Windows 8 Pro, and so far I have no real regrets. However I'm having issues with various "Modern UI" apps, and it has gotten to the point where it's widespread enough that I ...
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YouTube is insanely slow

I'm having issue from about a month with playing videos on YouTube. Sometimes everything is OK, but most of the time I'm not able to watch videos in more then 240p - 340p quality. While on other sites ...
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How to check if internet connection is available via Terminal

I'm trying to write a Bash script that is aware of internet connectivity. How can I achieve that? For example: if (something that checks internet connection);then curl -o new someurl else exit 1
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One wireless connection will not work - claims security settings do not match

at work there is one wireless connection that seems to have given up the ghost in recognising this computer. It was intermittent before, connecting but often not getting internet access, requiring ...
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What network config setting is blocking my computer from accessing the Mac App Store?

I've been elevated to a Senior Tech at Apple Care and he's stumped too. I can't get into the Mac App Store, seemingly regardless of what network I'm on. All other internet apps seem to function, but ...
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Internet connection lost for a second every ~hour

Every hour or so, my internet seems to disconnect for a second. I know it because I get kicked from every multiplier game with some kind of "network/connection error". I tried downloading a large file ...
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Suddenly websites load forever

I have a weird problem in my apartment. When I am browsing...if I go to any sites hosted in the US (I am right now in Germany)....the site keeps on loading forever..but if i restart my browser it ...
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UPDARAfter I moved my dsl modem upstairs it slowed down considerably

I moved my main desktop computer up one floor which unfortunately does not have a WIFI connection and still requires an Ethernet cable. For some reason I am not able to connect my DSL modem to my ...
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Random DNS errors only when one computer is using one network

I have an issue with my laptop's internet connection. We've got a home network with about 5 computers and ipods, ipads, etc. Among all of these devices, my laptop (Windows 7) seems to be the only one ...
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Wireless stops working when desktop powered on (wired connection still works)

Background info: Comcast cable internet and TV Regular modem Linksys WRT54G router Windows7 desktop The problem I'm seeing is that our wireless connection cuts out about 5 minutes after turning on ...
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Unable to use internet in Laptop by “USB tether mode” from smart phone?

I have recently installed Windows 8 Pro in my laptop, and now I find that I am not able to use internet in my laptop by "USB Tethering" from my Android 2.3 Gingerbread based Samsung Galaxy Y mobile ...
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Why doesn't the VPN connection work through my ICS host?

I can set up Internet Connection Sharing on my Windows-7 laptop without problems. (I connect to the DSL modem via wireless) The client laptop (Windows XP) is directly connected via LAN cable to the ...
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Pages don't fully load when accessing modem directly

I have Windows 7 and the latest AVG anti virus and Windows firewall enabled. My modem is a Cisco model DPC2420, my router is a Belkin N1 Vision. I set a permanent IP to my home network. When I try ...
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WLAN connecting to Modem/Router but not to internet beyond

PROBLEM : Laptop connecting to modem, but unable to connect to internet through WLAN - whereas it works fine through Ethernet LAN. DETAILS : I changed my old DSL modem (provided by the local service ...
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Will adding a second Gateway on Windows 7 cause automatic load balancing

In the advanced tab on my IPv4 TCP/IP settings dialogue box, I have noticed that I can add a second default gateway. We have two gateways on the network, so the ability to add a second one appeals to ...
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HS Internet connection much slower after registry/adapter tweaks?

Recently (according to speedtest.net log-3 days ago) my HS Internet connection (ATT Uverse 12Mbps down plan) slowed down dramatically after I attempted tweaking registry and adapter settings in Win7 ...
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Chrome and IE refuse to open any Google app like Google+ or Chrome Web Store

Chrome and IE refuse to open any Google app like Google+ or Chrome Web Store but the funny thing is Mozilla can access all the pages, even Chrome Web Store. When I use Chrome it shows "This web page ...
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Which device should I adjust DNS server settings on, receiver or LAN card on motherboard?

I use ATT Uverse with a 12Mbps down and stinky 1.5Mbps up. My question is as follows: I realized remembered recently that ever since I purchased a new computer and network receiver, I never adjusted ...