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How can I monitor internet usage in my network?

I need to know which computer is consuming my bandwidth. Is there a tool to do this?
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How do I diagnose not being able to reach a specific website as an end user?

If I can generally reach web pages on the Internet but can't reach a specific one, how do I troubleshoot what the cause is as an end user? This question was a Super User Question of the Week. ...
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How to disable javascript modal popup ads

For many years I have blocked popup ads with AdBlock Plus. But it seems more and more these past couple months there is a "new" kind of popup overtaking the web. They are javascript based "modal" ...
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Free way to share large files (50MB) over the Internet? [closed]

I need to send a approximately 50 MB ZIP file. My email provider will not allow me to send attachments that big. Is there a free service out there that I can upload my file to and allow someone else ...
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What does wwws mean?

I've seen a couple of sites that use wwws in their domain, for example: wwws.mint.com and wwws.whitehouse.gov. I'm sure it has something to do with an extra layer of security. What does it mean and ...
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How to bond two different internet connections

I have two internet connection, each with 4mbps bandwidth. I want to join/merge both of them to get 8mbps speed, both routers have WLAN and LAN capability. How to Double my speed using two routers? ...
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Surfing the web anonymously [closed]

What is the best, fastest, safest way to surf the web anonymously, and how much anonymity can you really achieve?
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Application for monitoring all applications that are using the internet in Mac OS X

Can anyone introduce me a Mac OS X application that monitors all network activity such as what applications are now connected to the internet and how much bandwidth they use (I mean show bandwidth ...
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How can I send super large files directly to another computer in the Internet for free? [closed]

I regulary need to transfer very large files (30 GB) to my friend - financial statistics. I don't have any problem with bandwidth: it is very broad here. I did some research in the area, so: 1. I ...
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Software for measuring internet traffic? [closed]

I'm interested in finding a free piece of software for Windows XP & 7 that allows us to measure both incoming and outgoing internet traffic, but not traffic between users of the local network. I ...
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Use VPN connection only for selected application

I have access to a secure VPN (VyprVPN via Giganews) and want to use this for only some applications; not all. For example: If I connect to a VPN I want only the applications Opera and Newsbin to use ...
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Desktop Internet traffic measurement software [closed]

Can you recommend a robust Internet traffic measurement tool you had experience with? Robustness is important because I've used a couple of such tools but ended up uninstalling them because of ...
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2 Internet connections with VPN

I am connecting to a VPN through my home computer but when I am connected to the VPN I can no longer access the internet on my personal PC. I need to then remote desktop into my PC at work to get ...
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Should uploading a file on DSL kill the download speed?

I have the 20,127/893 Kbps service through CenturyLink DSL. I've ran speed test and it typically reports speeds close to that. Except whenever I upload something substantial. Like a video file to ...
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How does http://to./ work?

So I noticed this on Jeff's twitter. They don't have a tld, it seems? How've they done this? Magic, bribery, or did a no-tld tld open up recently?
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How to prevent a file from accessing the internet?

There are some .exe and .dll files belonging to some programs on my laptop which communicate with the internet without my permission (for self-update generally). I want to prevent those files one by ...
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Internet connection using 2 modem at a time

This may be a blunder question. But just for my curiosity Is it possible to use more tha one modem to connect to internet time,To increase speed . If yes How? If No why?
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What hardware information about your PC's can gathered by websites/ISP's?

What hardware information about your PC can be transferred ever the internet or stored by websites or by your Internet Service Provider. For eg. Your MAC address can be stored by websites but I ...
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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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What are some options for transfering large files without using the Internet? [closed]

My employer's Internet connection is extremely slow. It's a $6,000 a month, 9 Mb, bonded T1, shared by over 150 users. It's not untypical to see regular file transfer speeds of 20-100 KBps. And ...
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How can I block a program from accessing the Internet? [duplicate]

I really want to know how can I prevent a program to connect to Internet with Windows 7 firewall? I have smart security nod32 business edition installed on my computer. should i do this job with ...
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How does Windows 7 decide which route to take if 2 connections to an internet source exist? (e.g. a Wireless and an Ethernet one to a router)

How does Windows 7 decide which route to take if 2 connections to the Internet exist? (e.g. wireless versus wired)
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What is cloud computing?

I hear about "cloud computing" all the time, but don't know what it is. What is it's purpose? Why do I need it? What problems does it solve? What problems does it create?
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How can I make it as difficult as possible to connect to the Internet from my “work computer”?

I can't work. I need to work. But I'm here and on dozens of other sites. I read Paul Graham's essay about "Disconnecting Distractions" and this is actually something I tried before - using my other ...
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Why upload rates are lower than download rates in normal internet connections?

I have used dial-up and/or broadband services from many service providers (in India) and one thing I noted is that the upload bandwidth is lower than the download bandwidth. Is there any reason for ...
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Automatically collect internet (broadband) speed metrics over time

(Before anyone jumps to the conclusion that this is the same question as Quick way to check my broadband speed, please read it through. Also I am looking for more comprehensive and detailed data than ...
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How can I beam my Wifi signal across the street?

So essentially I'm looking to extend my wireless internet to a building that is about 200ft away. Right now my wireless signal shows, but it is beyond weak. Does anyone know of a resource where I ...
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Are there ways to browse a website blocked by my ISP? [duplicate]

Is it possible to browse a website blocked by my ISP?
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When using a VPN, would my ISP still be able to read my internet traffic?

If I'm using a VPN service such as this, would my ISP still be able to read my internet traffic?
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How do I connect multiple devices to an ISP that gives web-based portal for logging in?

I have an ISP (Beam telecom, if it's relevant) that provides only a LAN cable connection. Using this, whichever site you initially open, you are redirected to its portal page where you are required to ...
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Share internet in Linux

I have an 3.5G USB Modem that I want to share its internet connection in Linux. I tried already, but only got having no internet on my own PC, still without sharing it. It's really hard to find some ...
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How should I choose my DNS?

When I have to choose my DNS I think that I should consider: Speed Reliability Privacy Control (reports and stats) The main options that come to my mind, and how I weigh them according to the ...
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How does a hacker in a public WIFI actually view your computer?

I've read that they can see what sites your viewing or even access your computer if you're connected on the same WIFI connection but how exactly?
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If the only browser in Windows is dead, how to connect to the Internet?

Lets say you are running Windows and there is only one browser installed. What if one day this browser dies, would it be still possible to connect to the Internet somehow (to search for the solution ...
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On Mac OS X how can I monitor what is using my internet connection?

I've got a relatively limited broadband connection (I live miles from the nearest exchange) and from time to time net access (but nothing else) slows to a near crawl. I know from a bit of monitoring ...
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allowing local network access while blocking internet access [duplicate]

I have a networked computer that is used as a remote print/scan server (which is shared by numerous users) Is there any way I can block the machines internet access while still allowing it to connect ...
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How do DNS servers work?

I know that a domain name is resolved by a DNS server to an IP address, which is then used to reach the requested server. I'm slightly embarrassed that I don't know some of the details of how this ...
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How to take advantage of two Internet connections (WiFi / Wired)?

I have two separate internet connections, one through WiFi and other Wired. However, generally I have observed that Windows try to use only one ( mostly faster one/ Or Wired by preference - I am not ...
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Any good utility to track outgoing traffic and requests from win PC? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Monitor all and any internet traffic from my home PC - what should I use? Hello, need an advice if there is any good utility to track all outgoing traffic, requests to ...
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How to monitor internet connection for interruptions - for Mac OS X

I have subscribed to a new ISP and I am experiencing problems with this new ISP. The problems are several micro interruptions on the internet connection, kind of lags, that is probably related to ...
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How to report a malicious site to Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, etc. so that they will warn users [closed]

I completed a project a year ago. Now a few modification were needed. While trying to test the site, there was an index.html file with a malicious script which had an iframe to another site's jar ...
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Two internet connections, two routers, one network

So here is my situation. We recently got another internet connection setup here at home, which means we have two now. Each internet connection has its own router (both routers have a built in modem, ...
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Is it possible to combine two internet connections to increase performance?

I've got a small home network, 3 PCs plus a laptop or two when the relatives come to visit, connected to a single cable internet connection. Now, as soon as everyone starts using the 'net the ...
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Linux command-line: Quick way to disable internet (keeping LAN)?

Split question: this other one here is for Windows. Linux: Fastest way to disable internet (keeping LAN) from command line? I think the easiest way to deactivate internet (not LAN) in Linux is to ...
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“Unsplit” article pages on the web

Many articles on the net are split up into multiple pages (commonly called "pagination"). However, this can be quite annoying to read - I would rather have the whole article on my screen at once. In ...
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Good free internet filter

Does anyone know of a good free internet filter for windows vista. I don't want the users of this PC to be able to see any adult websites and photos etc.
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Why is my internet so slow?

Our home has a reasonably fast internet connection, but a while back one of our laptops (running Vista, connecting over wifi) has been suffering from slowed down internet speeds (about 1/3rd of the ...
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How to turn webpages into pdf?

I mean saving them as a pdf and keep them as a backup for future reference or for future reading
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How to remote desktop a computer over internet [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remote connection to a PC over internet Free remote desktop app good for working with someone computer illiterate? My sister is beginning to use computer/windows XP and ...
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How can I minimize the amount my router slows down my Internet connection speed?

Background I'm working with what I assume is a pretty common Internet setup: a cable modem, a wireless router and a few Internet-connected devices. Lately, I've started being more demanding on my ...