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Does image block (firefox addon) save internet bandwidth usage?

Does image block save internet bandwidth usage? I have a data capped plan from my ISP ( 5GB at 2mbps and thereafter 256 kbps / pm). I doubt if the addon or other similar addon actually saves ...
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Downloading from Internet directly to google drive

I download a file from the Internet to the google drive folder on my local computer. In this case, the file is first downloaded to my local computer and then uploaded to google's servers from my local ...
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Wi-Fi connection not visible

I am using Dell Vostro Nseries laptop. the system doesn't connect to the wireless connection instead there is a X sign. But works fine with the cable. How can I use the internet with my WiFi ...
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Selective ping error

As you see below some sites do load and ping successfully others has to be opened using proxy such as "filterbypass" Would this be routing problem or the DNS resolver/ firewall behind ...
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No internet when cable is connected directly to pc

I have a router with static settings in it, my computer is connected to that router, I want to remove that router and connect my PC directly to the internet, I went to the ipv4 settings in network and ...
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How do I connect guest Kali VM to internet through NAT (network works, internet doesn't)?

Alright, I'm having some really weird problems with my VM, and I can't for the life of me figure it out. I got it set up to where I can ping my host machine, I can even ping other hosts on the ...
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Why do I go through Comcast so many times before I reach a website?

This is a command prompt. Something with a red line under or to the right side means it's a Comcast IP, blue means Google: I go through Comcast six times before I even reach a Google server. Why do ...
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Why do I lose data speed on my desktop (WLAN) without loosing signal?

I am running Windows 7 SP1 and I’ve just bought a Wi-Fi card (plugged in pci on my motherboard) for my desktop. My wireless adapter is a 300Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter TL-WN851ND (US TP-Link page in ...
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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 does it mean if a public IP address looks like a private IP address?

For example, I go to http://whatismyipaddress.com/ and it tells me that my IP address is 192.X.Y.Z. What does this mean? Isn't that a private IP address? How can I find my real public IP address? ...
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Backtrack 5 R2 can't browse in firefox

I download and install backtrack 5R2 in virtual machine at network mode NAT. Than I start run backtrack and in Wicd network manager and it says that is connected to network, also can ping google ...
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Share internet connection on a win 7 pc to other pc connected via router

My situation is this: I have a modem/router with 2 pc plugged each via lan cable, pretty standard setup. Unfortunately I find myself often with prolonged connection drop to my ISP. My fallback plan ...
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Kali Linux and hotspot wifi host [closed]

I'm running a Kali Linux Guest (VirtualBox) on a Windows 10 host. I have internet from an android device but on Kali Linux i don't have. Does anyone know how can i connect the guest to the internet ? ...
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No network connection on Host or Guest simultaneously with Client Hyper-V + Windows 8

I create a virtual switch from the Hyper-V manager, then I set it as the Network adapter in the VM's settings. In subsequent attempts, this happens: The VM gets access to the internet, but the ...
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How to exclude search results that match a URL instead of the content of the URL

Is there a way to tell major search engines to ignore search results where the matching phrase is in the URL itself and not the content of the URL? This came up while thinking about The First Number ...
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I'm looking for a way to disable and re-enable an internet connection

I found myself in the need to download about 30 gigabytes of data. On the downside however, the university I'm using the wired connection of itself has throttled the download speed to approximately ...
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How to diagnose random wifi outages

At my home network I'm experiencing random WiFi outages. My notebook is connected to WiFi and then all network traffic stops. The WiFi connection is fine, I have 90% signal strength (-47 dBi on ...
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Can softwares access internet through svchost without firewall attention

Can softwares access internet through svchost without firewall attention? I have added one of my programs in the Kaspersky's firewall and I set it to deny access to internet. But now I think it is ...
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How to tell if internet is down on Macbook

When ISP is down, we get limited connection error on Widows (see screenshots) with yellow exclamation mark on wifi toolbar, same thing happens in android. In this way we can tell that, there is some ...
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Opening downloaded programs on Windows 8.1 VERY slow

When downloading files from the internet in browsers such as Chrome it seems that they set a flag of some sort on the file telling Windows that the file was downloaded form the internet and that it ...
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No Internet access on Windows Phone 8 emulator (despite working connection in Windows 8)

I have no internet access on my Windows Phone 8emulator that I run in Windows 8 through the Visual Studio 2012. I know this because for one, I cannot open any website in the Internet Explorer within ...
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Phone tethered to laptop for internet and then send internet out wirelessly

What I am looking for is a way to take the internet I have available on my laptop (from using my tethered smart phone) and project that out just like a wireless router would from a modem. This way ...
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How can I see my ping on the Windows 7 taskbar? [duplicate]

For the purpose of playing online games, I'd like to have some sort of display on the taskbar showing the ping times to a particular server. Is there a way to set this up? (I'm hoping to avoid writing ...
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Can Windows 8's Internet connection be shared over Wi-Fi (making PC a hotspot)?

Is it possible to share my laptop's Internet connection with my Android Smartphone (Galaxy S III mini) over WiFi? I am running Windows 8.1 which is connected to the Internet using mobile broadband ...
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two home laptops accessing wifi

I have two laptop computers that are wi-fi accessible. But I cannot be on both computers on the internet at the same time. if i'm connected on one computer and my husband tries to use the other one, ...
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Windows Hosted Network not getting created

Ok so here goes the question step by step: I own a dell studio 1555 laptop, with INTER WIFI - adapter ( laptop purchased in 2009) Few months back: I ran the netsh wlan set hosted network command and ...
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Can not connect to internet via wifi

My laptop, acer, vista, will not connect to internet even though the wifi connection is excellent, I have a wireless router N and am receiving internet service via hughesnet gen4. Have NO problem ...
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Weird sockets with eduroam [on hold]

I’m using Windows 8 and using the XAMPP netstat window I can see my computer opening a second socket (port 4770) to the Eduroam server every time I connect. After that, it is closed and another socket ...
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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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Are IPv4 and IPv6 incompatible? [closed]

Are IPv4 and IPv6 incompatible? Can they be perceived as 2 different internet layer protocols? If yes, what are the significant differences which make them incompatible?
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Router intermittently loses signal, why?

My ADSL signal comes into my house by copper wires, reaches a tripolar socket where a filter is plugged in (the filter has a tripolar plug, a tripolar socket for the phone line and a RJ11 socket for ...
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Why is explorer.exe constantly sending request? Should I be worried?

I installed fiddler in Windows and this is what I see when Windows is idle (IE is not running) Why is explorer.exe constantly sending requests to google.com and reggistyle.su and also ...
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Possible to get faster internet speeds with tethering?

I USB tether my phone and it's connected as a local-area-network, or working like an Ethernet device. On my phone itself I download at around 15 kilobytes per second, but strangely, whilst attempting ...
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Internet speed is 512 kbps but it gives only 60kbps speed

My internet speed is about 50-60 kbps but on company plan and there website it shows that Internet speed provided is 512 kbps can anyone explain this?
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Using D-Link 2750U WIFI Router for WIFI

I am having trouble configuring the D-Link 2750U WIFI Router. I have a broadband connection with a static IP ( 192.168.1.xxx) through Ethernet cable. Now, I would like use this broadband connection to ...
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Websites loading slowly or not at all giving DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error

I am having problems with my internet. Some sites load fine (reddit, imgur, armor games), others don't load properly (speedtest.net either fails to configure properly or is all text with a white ...
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Quickly Opening / Downloading A Bunch Of URLs

I got a bunch of urls, that are downloadable content, in my notepad (one link at a line). Is there anyway of quickly opening / downloading all the urls? Any piece of software or browser extension. ...
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Renaming burned CDs

I'm stuck with a problem that would require a skill set a little farther than mine, I currently installed Ubuntu for the first time on a piece of hardware, but I didn't take in account that the ...
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I am am connected to my wireless router at home but it won’t give me an Internet connection

I have a Thinkpad running Linux Mint 17 and my connection is on wlan0 which is the Intel Wi-Fi interface. Several days ago I was connected to the Wi-Fi router at home and everything worked like a ...
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Http Starts failing after a while using windows 8.1

I have problem with my connection on windows 8.1, it looks fine when restart my system, for this wget call. wget http://www.google.com/ as following result. --2014-11-26 17:59:37-- ...
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Does the ISP cache all data?

To clearly show my question I'm going to use pretty high numbers. A file server is connected to the internet through a 1 gbps line. The server is sending a 100 gb file to the client. The file is ...
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Why is IE lacking in Add-on/ Extensions as other browsers? [closed]

I have always wondered that .. , perhaps it is directly related to the Trident layout engine? I need a good technical answer. thanks in advance
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Wireless only connects to Google

I am using a netgear wireless router to connect to create a wireless network. When connected to the router via an Ethernet cable everything works correctly. When connecting to the router via ...
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Cannot connect to the internet through direct modem connection

I do realize this is probably an issue on my provider's part (yes I have contacted them and a technician will be dispatched next week, but I assume you people know the frustration of not having any ...
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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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Registering a domain with domain privacy (whois): safe and secure way? [closed]

I need to register a domain to sell an apartment. I hope to host the Ad online. The Ad will have photographs of the locality, but no worthwhile personal info barring an e-mail address. It'll be ...
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Use Windows Explorer for viewing web pages

On some XP machines I have noticed that you can view web pages inside of windows explorer by typing a URL into the address bar. Internet explorer does not open, However on this computer when I type a ...
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Can my laptop's model have internet speed restrictions?

So I just upgraded to 120 Mbps internet. It works fine on all of the devices on the network, I get up to 90-100 on most. However, even connected through an ethernet cable, this specific laptop keeps ...
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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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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 ...