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

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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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Can I route programs to two internet connections simultaneously in Windows 7?

I have two internet connections - one via a 3G modem, and the other via wireless. The modem is faster so I normally browse with it, but it does not support torrent downloads while my wireless does. ...
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How to use PCs' internet connection on Android phone?

How to use PCs' internet connection on Android phone ? I want to use it for surfing and downloading apps from Google Play . Reverse tethering works for surfing but not for downloading apps . Device - ...
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How to enable Internet Connection Sharing using command line?

I can do it manually by right-clicking on a network connection, opening the Sharing tab and clicking on the "Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection" check ...
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How to simulate slow internet connection

I currently deploy with GAE (google app engine) and I try to implement some AJAX validation. So I got a couple text-fields and "spinners" (ajax loaders) which should be displayed when an AJAX request ...
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Can I use more than one internet provider at the same time?

Usually a home router has only one uplink connection, enabling a single internet provider at a time. But suppose I hack my router (ie. installing linux), could I use 2 internet providers then?
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Why do my proxy settings keep changing?

I am running Windows 7 and a few times a day the "Use a proxy server for your LAN (These settings will not apply to dial-up of VPN connections)." under "Local Area Network (LAN) Settings" checkbox ...
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Why do torrents slow down my internet? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to avoid bit torrent to degrade my connection performance without limiting bandwidth usage? I'm not a regular "torrenter", but I use µTorrent occasionally to ...
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Bizarre and very specific Internet connection loss

Yesterday (Friday, September 21, 2012), my Internet connection started acting up. After some testing, I confirmed a very specific and baffling set of symptoms: Internet connection goes away every ...
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Is it possible to configure TP Link ADSL router to work with cable connection?

I have purchased TP Link ADSL router a while back when I was connecting to my first ISP via ADSL. Now, I have changed the ISP to a cable company and am having trouble setting up the router to connect ...
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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 ...
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How do I simulate a slow internet connection on OS X?

I would like to test how some websites and other services behave when using them with a slow connection, say, a maximum bandwidth of 512 kBit/s, and a delay of 500ms. How can I do that in OS X?
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How to disable internet access at night on the router?

I have an internet connection that I'd like to be enabled only during the day. With multiple household internet devices, this would need to be something disabled at the level of the router. I don't ...
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Is my router “clogged” after short time of heavy usage?

I have a cheap TP-Link TL-WR340G/TL-WR340GD router. I feel like after a short session of heavy downloading or uploading, it becomes "clogged". Websites do not respond, connections drop, etc. When I ...
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Internet Explorer's proxy settings not getting saved

When I connect to my workplace LAN I have to use a company proxy. This proxy is set as usual in IE's LAN settings. The picture below (taken from Google Images as my Windows is not English-localized) ...
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Block internet access to all programs except for whitelisted ones [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Create firewall “profiles” for Windows 7 Sometimes my home internet connection drops, and I have to switch to a tethered mobile one which has a data limit. This means I ...
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combine two Internet connections to download

I have two computers on a LAN. The first computer with a speed of 128Mbs and a second computer with Internet connection speed is 256Mbs. I tried downloading a 250MB file. If the first computer to ...
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My internet speed became slow at night

My internet plan is 512kbps unlimited and I get speed of average 64kbps but at night I used to get speed of 112kbps ..but recently my speed got normal like day time ...as per my view usually at night ...
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How to switch internet connection between regular and VPN

I am connected to the Internet through a wireless router. If I visit http://whatismyipaddress.com, I see my correct IP address. I have now added a VPN connection, and when I connect to that my ...
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MacBook can't use internet, but nslookup and ping both work

I have a user with a new high-end MacBook Pro that can't use the internet. He can connect to either our wired or wireless network and do things like browse file shares, but can get no further. When ...
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What is eating up all my bandwidth?

After upgrading my internet connection from 512kb/s to 1.5Mb/s (and 14GB on-peek/month to 20GB on-peek/month), our download usage has gone through the roof. I have made special effort to be careful ...
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How do internet speed optimizers work (if they do at all)?

Are applications that claim to improve web speeds effective? If so, how? I would have guessed they were scammy, but I suppose if they can reroute traffic to a closer datacenter it might be possible?
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Can't access some websites with any browser

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit on a new Samsung laptop and accessing the internet okay via ethernet cable to my university's ISP. Some sites work fine (e.g. google.com) but I can't access others at all ...
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How can I make my router connect to the internet through a computer?

I have a router using DD-WRT firmware. I also have a computer that has a 3g wireless connection. How can I tell my router to access the internet through my computer? [edit: the computer with access ...
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Connect multiple WiFi networks simultaneously

I thought about connecting multiple WiFi networks simultaneously in order to leverage my bandwidth. I heard about "VirtualWifi" which is abandoned by Microsoft research. I have new Intel WiFi ...
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Can I share my cable internet connection through my ADSL wireless router?

Over the xmas period I am at my in-laws. They have Virgin Broadband (cable) and have a basic modem / router that is plugged directly into their computer using an ethernet cable. My wife and I arrived ...
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internet connection problem with windows7

I have just shifted to Windows 7 and I have this weird problem with the Internet connection. First of all I had a cable connection and an ADSL router to connect to the Internet when I was using ...
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Apache w/out internet connection

I have a Vista laptop that I have been running Apache / MySql / Php / PhpMyAdmin on for quite some time without fail. I just use it to test bits of code here and there etc. No problems, until ...
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Internet Explorer connects to the Internet but Chrome does not

I am having trouble connecting to the Internet with Google Chrome, even though IE works just fine and so does a bunch of other software. Chrome seems to work well on other accounts on the same ...
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What can I do about a slow shared internet connection? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Internet connection too slow I am in a student residence, and the internet acces provided (cablecom / studentcom) is very slow. Speedtest.net results: ping (ms) ...
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How can I find out who else is using my dial-up Internet connection?

I am connecting to the Internet with a modem. The tariff I have has a transfer cap; it is a limited package. My latest bill was five times more than what usually I get, even though this time I used it ...
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I want my internet connection to disconnect automatically after completing 90 MB bandwidth, but HOW? [closed]

I am using a modem (ZTE USB Modem FFF1) to connect to internet and I want it to disconnect automatically after completing 90 MB bandwidth (Downloaded data + Uploaded Data). Can anyone suggest how can ...
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Why would the Wi-Fi connection on my smartphone perform better than the same connection on my laptop?

The download speeds while connected on Wi-Fi to the same router—an ADSL2+ Wireless N300 Modem Router—seems to be significantly faster on my phone than on my laptop. This problem doesn’t occur all the ...
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Why can't Win7 remember my tether? New Connection Setup every time

In Win7 when you connect to a new network you're prompted to set it as a Home, Work, or Public connection. Presumably this influences default security settings. That's all well and good, except for ...
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Need Software to Monitor Internet Uptime

[You would think there would be tons of software to do this. A Google search showed tons of requests but no useful responses (and lots of links to website monitors which is not what I want.] I am ...
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The Wifi is working fine but no internet connection in Windows 8

I'm currently having a Problem with my msi GT70 laptop. my laptop is running windows 8 and yesterday it requested a Restart to Update. after the Restart and the update I tried to surf the net through ...
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Two internet Connections, one LAN - how to share?

Well, the title says what I'd like to achieve: I'd like some workstations connect through my 1st internet account and some through my second one. The workstations are in a workgroup. They're not ...
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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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What tools could help me figure-out what is wrong with my internet connection?

I've been having some problems with my internet connection, whereby sometimes sites take an age to load yet some (such-as Google) are generally available all the time. The pages also work eventually, ...
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Can a slow internet-connection corrupt a downloaded file?

When downloading a big file, can a slow internet connection cause it to corrupt?
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How do I connect to internet from command prompt?

I'm trying to create a task that connects to internet at a specified time. I have a broadband wired connection that I use to connect to the internet. How do I manage connect/disconnect of this ...
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How to disable internet connection only for some standard user accounts in Windows 7 Ultimate?

There are many users in my machine with Windows 7 Ultimate installed. Some of them are standard user accounts that have no administrative access to the computer. I want them to be unable to connect to ...
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How can I get my internet connection from a specific network adapter?

In my enterprise network we have two ways to surf the web, by Wi-Fi network or by LAN network. The Wi-Fi network does not have restrictions but the LAN is restricted by firewall. I like to be ...
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“connect: Network is unreachable” in VirtualBox VM

Host: WinXP, guest: Ubuntu 12.10, connection type: only NAT. Kernel IP routing table (route -n) contains only header ifconfig: eth2 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 08:00:27:c6:86:82 ...
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How to use a Network adapter only for a specific Connection on Win7?

I've got several network adapter in my PC (from LAN, WLAN, VPN etc...) and what I want to accomplish is that some specific adresses use the VPN adapter, while all others use eiter LAN or WLAN. (So ...
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Why is my downloading speed low inspite of having 1 mbps net speed

Every-time i download something from he internet my speed is somewhat 400 kbps to 700 kbps. I have a 1mbps net connection . Why am I not able to use entire net speed. Is this problem related to any ...
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Can i use 2 internet connection onto 1 pc using switch?

Suppose I have 2 ISP(Broadband) with 2 routers(DSL). Now I have 1 switch of say 4 ports. So can I connect to both the ISP using 1 PC to get my speed up. ISP A gives me a speed of 2Mbps And ISP B ...
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Are my connectivity issues on Windows XP related to DNS issues?

I've got a wireless local network where an XP Toshiba laptop cannot connect to the Internet, even though it had been working fine earlier in the day. Several other Mac machines connect without ...
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Only a Dell Laptop does not connect to the Internet

I have Sky broadband at my home and everything was working perfectly till yesterday. I was able to connect wireless ly to the internet. Yesterday, my main laptop started showing an Exclamation (!) ...
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router is slow to connect but downloads quickly

My router (pocket wifi 2 from vodafone AU) seems to download data quickly enough (1Mbps) but it takes ages (10-20 seconds) to connect to the requested site first. All devices using this router have ...