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Broadband cable to wireless [duplicate]

Is there any software out there which can use the cable broadband, which is going into my computer and make it go out wireless with my wifi, so I can use laptops throughout the house?
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How to share broadband Internet connection of one computer with another computer?

I want to share my Internet connection (broadband) in my desktop PC to my laptop. I don't know how to achieve this. My desktop doesn't have Bluetooth. Please suggest a solution.
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Windows 7 intermittently drops wired Internet/LAN connection

In a nutshell, my Windows 7 Ultimate PC intermittently drops its Internet connection. Why? Background: My PC is wired to my ADSL modem/router which is directly connected to the phone line. I also ...
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How to use one connection to the Internet for VPN and another for accessing other websites?

I have two network cards. If I connect to a network using VPN then to access other websites I have to pass through a proxy server. Is it possible to use my other network card to connect to the ...
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How can I set my computer up for remote SSH access?

I have a Linux machine that I can access by SSH from my laptop when I am inside my house, but when I am using another Internet connection, I can't connect. What do I need to do? I have Verizon DSL ...
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Can my ISP monitor me?

I'm an atheist visiting a islamic republic where the punishmnent for apostacy may be high. Is it possible for an ISP to see the websites I might browse or what kind of blasphemous conversations I ...
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How to get past China's Great Firewall and reach blocked sites? [closed]

I wonder if there are any other users who are annoyed like me by the Great Firewall set by the Chinese Government. If so would you please present me an effective way to get on YouTube? Since it's ...
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Why does my Internet slow to a crawl unless I reboot my router every few days?

A few weeks ago, I noticed that my Internet connection had slowed down to a crawl. I waited a few days hoping it would go away on its own, but it didn't get better. So I asked this question about how ...
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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 make my laptop a WiFi Hotspot (using internet from USB 3G device)

I own a USB 3G Device to access internet on my Windows 7 laptop. I am interested in using this internet connection on my Android Cell Phone too. So, I plan to make my laptop a WiFi hotspot so that I ...
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Recursively saving web pages

Is it possible to recursively save all pages on the web which depend on a particular page? Or do I always need to save them one by one?
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How to browse safely?

Just curious. What are the best practices and tools you use for safe Internet browsing? How to stay away from spywares, adwares etc? Update: For my work, I use Internet Explorer on Windows and ...
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How to use Wireless and Wired Connection both at a same time in Windows 7?

I am using Windows 7. Problem is while using internet in Wireless if i connect LAN cable to my laptop, it stop Wireless connection and Wired Connection gets active. I am using Internet using ...
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Internet addicted, need software to control my usage and block access

I found I have problem to be a little addictive with surfing on internet. I am trying to find a free ware, (or software), that can help me for exemple to be just 2 hours per day on internet. Like it ...
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Linux Command-Line Bandwidth Speed Tests

I'm trying to verify the available bandwidth for my linux box. Is there a test I can run from the command line?
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Internet monitor/filter solution for home network

I am looking for a simple and cheap way to monitor/filter internet usage on my home network. The solution should not be machine or OS specific, and it needs to be somewhat difficult to circumvent. I'...
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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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How will IPv6 impact everyday users? (World IPv6 Day)

With the current (one hour in at the moment) trial by all the big boys (Google, Facebook, Bing, Yahoo, etc.) I wondered how IPv6 will effect home users and the Internet as a whole. Will the change ...
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How can I filter my internet connection based on content?

I have a WinXP PC that my children (4-14 years old) use but want to restrict some internet activity to prevent them from being exposed to some of the questionable and adult content that is available. ...
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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 To Use Local Internet Connection To Access Internet While Still Connected with VPN [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make the Windows VPN route selective traffic (by destination network)? I need to connect to VPN for work purposes, but I want to be able to use my own internet ...
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How can I stop windows from using my Internet

I have windows 7, I don't like when millions of applications are run in the background and secretly using my bandwidth. How can I disable internet access for all applications except chrome and the ...
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Dual internet connection setup

So I'm currently connected to two internet connections. My 3G network and the company's wireless connection. But I don't really understand which one I'm using. Is there a way to find out which ...
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Cloud computing vs file sharing websites?

When it comes to Cloud Computing, I always get in trouble to understand the difference between Cloud computing file sharing vs. File sharing services offered by 4shared, Rapidshare, etc. Can ...
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How do I stop Windows Operating System from using up my bandwidth quota?

I'm in NZ, which means my internet is capped at 5GB, which is not funny. I notice on my Windows 7 that even after disabling automatic update (don't worry, I flick it back on during my off peak hours) ...
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Send files between two online servers?

Is there a tool which I can user to send files between two remote servers? For example, I have hosting at hostgator and I create a directory there. Then I use that tool to send files from some other ...
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Ping IP returned “destination net unreachable”, even with different network

I couldn't log in to facebook, so I ping the domain and got this: ping www.facebook.com Pinging www.facebook.com [69.171.228.14] with 32 bytes of data: Request timed out. Reply from ...
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How do I troubleshoot my Internet traffic?

I'm running Windows 7. Is there a way for me to see which currently running programs communicate via the Internet (either sending or receiving data) and how much data they are transferring?
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Shareing two internet connections on my laptop running Windows XP

I have two internet connections, one is internet via our organization's corporate LAN network, and the other one is mobile broadband via a USB modem Is there anyway I can share internet connections ...
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Windows command-line: Fastest way to disable internet (keeping LAN)?

Split question: this other one here is for Linux. I think the easiest way to deactivate internet (not LAN) in Windows command-line is to remove the default gateway, so, assuming LAN is 10.0.2.0/24 ...
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Bandwidth Rate Limiter

I have 6 windows (XP/7) computers on a network which only has a 2mb line. We occasionly get times when one of the computers take up the entire line and everyone else hangs. I believe a rate limiter to ...
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intermittant “connection reset” problem browsing web sites at home

while browsing the web, once every 15-20 mins or so I won't be able to connect to any web sites for about 60 seconds. I get the Firefox error "The connection to the server was reset while the page was ...
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Who owns all domains? [closed]

I know some sites like GoDaddy and such sell domains. Where do they get these domains from? Is there somebody who sold all the domains originally. The internet is free and isn't owned by anybody. ...
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Router that can control when internet is on/off, based on time ranges?

Is there such a thing (a router) where you can set when you want the internet to be accessible? e.g. Only allow 1 hour of internet usage per day. or turn on internet between 6-8pm, otherwise off. ...
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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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What is the best answer for: “my Internet is not working”?

I look for work in IT Support. One of interview questions is: what would you first say if user call You and tell my Internet is not working? I think about it a lot and still don't know what is ...
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Can I create a DNS domain for local use?

Is there a way for me to assign a domain name to a computer's local IP address, not for use with people outside the network? Preferably with no need to buy said domain. A example would to use domain....
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Sharing a PC Internet to a Android phone via Bluetooth

My PC has an Internet connection. My Android phone does not have Internet connection. My PC has a Bluetooth adapter. My Android phone supports Bluetooth. How I can share my PC Internet connection ...
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Why does the Internet WI-FI connection of my laptop disconnect when I connect the ethernet cable to the LAN?

Why does the Internet WI-FI connection of my laptop disconnect when I connect the ethernet cable to the LAN? These are two separate networks, the LAN is without Internet, I just use it to connect the ...
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Is it possible for a PC to use two net connections simultaneously?

We have two net connections in our office - a 10mb Wired DSL provider and a 3mb Wireless backup provider. The wireless is a backup, but it has the advantage of 3mb upload speeds whereas the wired is ...
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Can router connect back to itself over Internet and why?

As it it sates in title. Every router I had couldn't connect back to itself over Internet, for example: I open forward port 22 for ssh on my PC. I try to connect to that ssh with other PC in same ...
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Using a PC as a router with a Verizon modem

I currently live in the boondocks where the only internet we can receive is through Verizon's wireless card. This means that only one user can be on the internet at a time through an USB modem ...
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What software can I use to shape a shared Internet connection on Windows 7? [closed]

I have a laptop running Windows 7, which has two network cards, so I bridged the Ethernet and Wireless connections. On a second laptop, which runs Windows XP, I set its default gateway to the IP of ...
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Updating Symantec Enpoint Protection's Proactive Threat Protection Without an Internet Connection

I have a computer that is not connected to the Internet. I update Symantec Endpoint Protection's Antivirus and Antispyware Protection manually. The Proactive Threat Protection always says "Waiting ...
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DHCP Lease time

I have computer connected to internet directly. But once every hour IP changes and I do not want that for sure. How can I set IP lease time for like a year or so? Thank you
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Sharing internet from a Router to Switch

We have a TP-Link (TD-W8951ND) Modem Router : Internet Connection from BSNL, India. D-Link DES-1024D 24-Port Switch : 16 Computers connected and we have a local site running which will be accessed ...
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MacOSX - Is it possible to have two internet connections on the same computer?

I have a Mac and I connect to the web using my cable modem. But I have access to a wifi connection that could give me a second web access. I can enable both on system preferences, but when I access ...
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Mail-inbox shows a mail sent from its own mail-address without having sent it

I just signed up for a seminar on a website I usually can trust. I filled out some information for this, also containing my iCloud-mailadress. I did that on a MBP running OS 10.11 in Safari. After ...
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All requests seem to be going “through” something

Sorry for the title, its hard to put the problem into proper words. Basically, in Firefox or Chrome, I try to navigate to stackoverflow.com. The request fails and the URL I see in the navigation bar ...
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How to get PCs IP for WakeOnLan over internet (only by using stock Windows 7 applications)

I want to wake a Windows 7 PC over LAN (via internet). To find out its IP I don't want to use an external application (like dyndns). So I only want to use what Windows already offers. Is that ...