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Actiontec MI424WR Gateway from Verizon - Frequent Hangs

I'm trying to understand the source of an event that is causing my Verizon provided Actiontec MI424WR gateway to hang. With the understanding, I would like to takes steps to ensure it does not happen ...
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Login to internet provider directly from router

I have to login to Cyberoam Client with my username and password to use the internet services. I have plugged in the WAN cable into my router, with which I am able to use that internet on many ...
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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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Public MySQL servers for use in sample code

Similar to how the IETF's example.com domain's web and email services can be safely used in code samples, is there a public MySQL server I can safely(*) use in some sample code? ("Safe" in that it ...
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Is Satellite internet generally as reliable as cable or DSL? [closed]

I'm trying to determine from a reliability standpoint whether internet service from a satellite provider is as good as a cable or DSL provider. Obviously nothing is perfect nor has a 100% uptime, but ...
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What is port forwarding and what is it used for?

There are a lot of questions on 'port forwarding' but there doesn't seem to be one that clearly states what it is and what it's used for. So: What is Port Forwarding? What is it used for, and why ...