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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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. ...
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How does the ISP determine the correct speed for my Internet plan?

I've got an Internet plan with a connection speed of 512 Kbps. That's fine, but my question is: why do I get 499 Kbps on the Speed Test? The speed won't go beyond 520 kbps at the maximum level and ...
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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 have to refresh browser all the time to view a webpage, and sometimes only text appears instead

I have to refresh my browser all the time. Browser doesn't matter, this happens in all browsers. The problem is when I enter a URL, sometimes the page loads fine, but most times the page won't load ...
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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 ...
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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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“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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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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Share internet through Dell laptop Windows 7

I have Windows 7 installed on my Dell Inspiron laptop. I want to share internet on my home through wireless! I can share files but I can not share Internet! How to do it? ADSL D-Link I have ...
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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 ...
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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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downloads stall at 99% or so

Often when I try to download a large file, it stalls at 99% or so and never completes. I think I read somewhere that this problem could have something to do wireless routers. What can I do about ...
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Cable Internet connectivity Problem?

I just got Internet cable from Time Warner/ EarthLink. For some reason I tried everything that Time Warner and Earthlink techs told me to do but nothing seems to work. I still can't connect to the ...
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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 do CDN (Content Distribution Networks) work?

Taking Akamai as CDN. From what I understand, when a client requests a page, the request goes to Akamai central server, which then depending on the location of client, picks up an Akamai edge server ...
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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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What's the difference between intranet, extranet and internet?

What's the difference between intranet, extranet and internet?
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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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How to send automated SMS messages over the internet?

Does anyone know of a service that will send SMS messages over the internet, and can be automated? Prefer service to: Be free Have an API freely available and highly modular Be open source ...
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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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How does the internet really work? [closed]

There is much information I have seen on TCP/IP protocols/layers, DNS, LANs, VPNs, NAT schemes, SSL/TLS/etc., and the like, which are, I'd say, are more "user-facing" aspects of the way the internet ...
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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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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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Two websites give different values for my IP

I just found something curious: http://whatismyip.org/ says my IP address is 82.44.14.246 http://www.whatismyip.com/ says my IP address is 31.52.118.197 I'm based in the UK and behind a router ...
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Finding bandwith used by individual computers in a Home network

We have 3 computers connected wirelessly to Netgear WGR Router, which is connected to internet. Is there anyway I can find out the individual comp's bandwidth consumption at any point in time and a ...
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After virus, Chrome & Internet Explorer won't connect to the internet, but Firefox works fine

I cannot connect to the internet with Chrome or Internet Explorer. Firefox works fine. It seems it happens when I was infected by a "Trojan Horse Generic 17.BWIK", "Trojan Horse SHeur.UHL" and ...
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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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Why is it so hard to connect with a cable modem and router?

I've gone through various combinations of cable modems, routers, computers, and apartments in my life, and one thing has always puzzled me. Why is it so difficult to get these things to connect to the ...
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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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Why am I not getting anywhere near 7Mbps download speeds?

Why am I not getting anywhere near 7Mbps download speeds? I'm paying for 7Mbps download speeds and yet the fastest I can get anything is around 360Kbps. It doesn't matter what time of day it is or who ...
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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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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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Is it possible to discover all the files and sub-directories of a URL?

I wonder if there is a software I can use to discover all the files and sub-directories given a URL? For example, given www.some-website.com/some-directory/, I would like to find all the files in ...
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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?