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How does my VPN improve my download speed?

For some reason, I was downloading something at 300kb/s0,I turned my VPN on, and the download speed jumped up to 1.3mb/s. Why is this? Is it because the VPN server reduces the jumps between me and the ...
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Delayed startup of network (Wi-Fi) icon

When my Windows 7 Starter netbook boots up and after everything is loaded, it takes about 5 minutes before the network icon near the clock becomes functional. When there’s an available Wi-Fi signal – ...
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IPv6 feature in Network Adaptor is Slowing Internet

The past few days, my internet browsing has become very poor. It's not a matter of speed, as a speed test will give at least 15Mbps. It seems as if my laptop has a hard time actually connecting to the ...
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Windows 10 net usage [closed]

How to stop Windows 10 apps like money, news from accessing internet? I have Norton Security, so I blocked internet to these apps through Norton Firewall page. Then if I open these apps, itsays "no ...
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Internet connectivity problem with VMware Player

I've just installed Ubuntu 9.10 on VMware Player 3.00; the host OS is Windows 7. I can't get Ubuntu in the VMware Player to connect to the Internet. My Internet connection is wired and the ...
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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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Configuring group policy to bypass proxy server for local addresses and adding a domain to trusted root certificate authorities

I am an intern who has just started in a new company. I have never used the group policy editor before. However I suggested that I believed it is possible to accomplish the two tasks we wish using the ...
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How to know if your computer is hit by a dnschanger virus?

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is on the final stage of its Operation Ghost Click, which strikes against the menace of the DNSChanger virus and trojan. Infected PCs running the ...
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Will a 100 Mbit/s wired router slow down my internal network speeds? (See diagram)

Now I understand that my Internet speed is determined by my weakest link, which in general is based on what speed I pay for. I am looking at purchasing a new wired router and the one I want is only ...
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Is there a way to limit Internet bandwidth on Wi-Fi on a per-user basis?

I am on Windows 7 and I have a D-Link Wi-Fi router. I become very helpless when my cousins come over for weekend and suck up all the Internet bandwidth by streaming Netflix and YouTube. I just 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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Black screen when attempting to watch videos on cbs.com

As of about three weeks ago, I haven't been able to watch streaming videos from cbs.com. I don't remember making any changes to my system configuration around that time. When I try to load any ...
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Internet is Fine When Connect Through Router and Not Through the Modem

And no: I didn't confuse a router for a modem. When I have my ethernet cord plugged into my laptop from the modem itself, I get no Internet, and no gateway. However, when I connect it through a ...
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WAN port Unplugged

I have iBall 150M Extreme Wireless N Router. I am trying to connect my internet through this router. I configured it correctly (using quick configuration) as per my knowledge using static IP Address. ...
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Sharing a 3G USB modem over Windows ICS

I'm currently having issues with my ADSL connection and it's looking like it's not going to be fixed any time soon. On my local network I have my Windows Server hardwired into my wireless router. ...
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Which is the best software to use as proxy in LAN [closed]

I am working in a IT office where facebook.com is blocked and need to access facebook website as we have less work here. Someone told me to use proxy software but not sure which one to use. Please ...
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Port blocking on client machines

Is it possible to block specific ports, in this case 80 and 443 for specific client machines. I am using windows server 2012 as a domain controller and have a group of clients that I want to be denied ...
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Certain site is getting redirected to another page

My ISP is known for their intrusive behavior. Let's say warheat1990.com is a porn/gambling site with IP address 77.77.77.77 (my ISP will block these site). When I open warheat1990.com from my ...
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How to get a computer's internet (IP address) location using command line?

How to get a computer's internet (IP address) location using command line? For example, using curl or wget?
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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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Can HTTP servers on a LAN be hacked into from the web?

I have set up a web server on a ESP8266 microcontroller inside my local area network. HTTP GET requests sent to this unit can switch on and off a mains outlet, and I'm planning on deploying a couple ...
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How to stop autoload of videos in other tabs with Firefox?

Regardless of the website I am watching videos on, Firefox will play them automatically despite the setting have the setting "Don't load tabs until selected" on.
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SonicWALL Global VPN Client fails to connect when using a UMTS internet connection

I know there are some questions here about problems with connecting via SonicWALL on xbox, mac, ... my problem seems to me a bit weirder and I can't figure where to look for a solution. The ...
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How to bypass per socket speed limit of my isp?

well my isp slows down the internet by puting per socket speed limit from evening till midnight total speed of connection stays ok if something i am download uses multiple socket but things that use 1 ...
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Setting up home network

I live in Belgium and we are obligated to have a router from our ISP, but from the 4 routers in my house that's the one that doesn't work as I want it to (or somethimes doesn't work at all). So i'm ...
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Cannot ping my own router on any Linux distro (ethernet)

I've tried multiple distros, all failed. I always run Windows 10 (ethernet and wifi work fine) but I dual boot and changed my distro from Arch (~6 months ago) to Fedora (~3 months), and Fedora used ...
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Internet is working when browsing, but extremely slow download speed and in-games huge ping

So this has been going on awhile now, its one of those things that for over a year its been on and off. But in the past month, it has been really bad. At the start of when it turned really bad It was ...
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Is there any way of changing a url before opening?

I'm searching for some sort of configuration/plugin/program that verifies if a link starts with: https://developer.mozilla.org/pt-BR and if yes, change it to: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US ...
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Unable to download some files from internet including Java JDK

I am getting "Unknown Network error" after downloading 84% of Windows 10 Upgrade from windows 7. I tried some tips given by superusers but none of them worked. Also I am getting "Unknown Network ...
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How to prevent Google Chrome from changing the default browser to itself in Windows 7?

I am using Windows 7 (SP1 x64) with Internet Explorer 11. And every time I open Chrome, it makes itself the default browser automatically without my permission. Is Google trying to force me to use its ...
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Internet Explorer “There was a problem sending the command to the program” error

When I click on links to other URLs on web pages or in email messages, this error occurs about 90% of the time. Began occurring when I switched from a cable service to Verizon FIOS. What can I do to ...
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How to control the video buffering

I have internet speed with 100 mbps with data usage of 30 GB. Problem: Since my speed is high, video gets streamed completely. But I won't watch the complete video, I just watch few technical tips ...
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leased line broadband speedup problems

i recently upgrade my broadband speed,i was using 1mbps connection that time i get only 125kbps file download speed from everywhere.now i'm using 1mbps leased line. which means i should get 1:1 ...
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Speedtest gives perfect score on ISP servers, but not on others

So I use Claro Guatemala for my ISP. I pay for 10/1 service. But for the last few weeks, my internet speeds have been terrible. Most d/l speeds (actual downloads on actual files) show around 10-15 ...
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Does Hola (VPN service) upload data and how can I track it?

Hola is a VPN service which claims to rely on peers to unblock websites and accelerate browsing. If it relies on peers, clearing there must be peer to peer uploading taking place. What is the easiest ...
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Router WAN speed limitation

I intend to buy a new router, this one in particular. It says, it supports 802.11n protocol, so it could allow the transfer speed up to 300 Mbps between wireless devices. Strangely, the WAN speed is ...
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How to save a bookmark in multiple folders in an internet browser?

I have a bookmark in Chrome browser and I'd like to put the same bookmark in multiple folders. How can I achieve this?
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Internet monitoring on a network

I have a network from 20 PCs and around 15 cell phones. Sometimes the internet is slow while there is no problem on the ISP side. So I assume someone is downloading a torrent or streaming. How can I ...
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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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IE11 loses login when run as different user

I have the latest IE11 on win7 with all updates. After being sufficiently scared by ransomware reports, I decided to run IE isolated as a different user from my main desktop (standard UAC settings). ...
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Monitor wifi connection over time

I have very poor WIFI. My speeds range from about 1.9 to 3 Mbps download speed on a good day. Not only that, but my internet cuts out constantly. My wired Internet has speeds I can't complain about. ...
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How do I remotely print to a shared printer over the Internet?

How can I send a print job to a shared printer from anywhere on the Internet? I know there are remote solutions for networked printers; however, mine is a cheap laser shared to my local LAN.
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How to obtain a OpenId Identifier from Google

I'm trying to create an account at commandlinefu using OpenId. It's asking for an "OpenId Identifier". I read this article, but it doesn't really show how to actually get the identifier. I looked ...
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I get “An error occurred while Windows was synchronizing with [name of time server].” when trying to automatically synchronise PC time

Prompted by the answers to this question I decided to give the Windows built in time synchronisation another go. However, no matter what time server I use I get this error: "An error occurred while ...
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how can I connect 2 wired internet into one?

I have 2 wired internet connections one is free offered by my apartment management and other one is paid by office. They both are broadband 2mbps and 4mbps respectively. One is dynamic IP address ...
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LAN/WLAN/home network connection dropping intermittently

I'm having an issue on our home network that is driving me mad. More often than not, when a user on our LAN is downloading and using most of the bandwidth my connection my PC or my laptop or my ...
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What exactly is a network socket? [closed]

I've heard a lot of different definitions online, and having trouble understanding what a socket is. It'd be great if someone could shine a light where it's all dark for me.
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Can I hook up another internet router to the phone line from the wall when the main router+modem is connected upstairs?

Us and the neighbors have been sharing an internet wifi connection through their router/modem one floor up from our apartment which has been working out ok. Streaming video works (just). However, the ...
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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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Cannot reach websites in browser on Macbook Pro

I'm sorry if this is an easy question. I am not used to OSX at all. I have a Macbook Pro which is connected to the internet. uTorrent is working and is uploading (I'm not currently downloading). I ...