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Getting error 734 the PPP Link control protocol was terminated

My GPRS Internet connection is active and I'm using Widcomm bluetooth software to connect to the internet. When I plug my bluetooth dongle and click on the dial-up networking option it gives me ...
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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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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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encrypt my internet upload and download packets

Is there a software can help me to encrypt any upload or download made from the internet ?
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HTTPS doesn't work with Chrome

I have problem similar to this: HTTPS connections fail with Chrome. For a long time my Google Chrome browser worked perfectly, but yesterday something happened, and I can't open any of https sites. I ...
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How to make Google Chrome not to check system clock or certificates at all?

How to make Google Chrome not to check system clock? I want to switch back my system clock and still can access to gmail etc.
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Traceroute, * at first router

When using traceroute on my mac to check the path to any website, the first line is always 3 stars. imac:~ Jerome$ traceroute google.com traceroute: Warning: google.com has multiple addresses; using ...
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Used the internet and deleted history (Internet Explorer). Can anyone find out still that I used it? What can they still find out?

As the question states: I used the internet on a shared machine and deleted history (Internet Explorer), which deletes all of the following: I do not want anyone to know that I used the internet ...
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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 ...
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how do computer programs connect to the internet? [closed]

I've got a question that came to me from my worry about spyware, I've recently discovers that spam e-mails have been sent from my g-mail to my contacts, even though I changed my password, I am worried ...
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Accessing the Internet from two laptops with data card in one of the machines

How do I set up Internet access between two laptops where the network card is in one of the computers? I have two laptops - one running Windows XP and other running Vista. Both have a wifi card. I ...
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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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Is it possible to combine the bandwidth from a DSL modem and a ClearWire modem?

Kind of a crazy question, but... I am looking into getting a backup internet connection. I have DSL and ClearWire can now reach 4-5 meg speeds. I was thinking about getting that service as a backup ...
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Sharing a modem INTERNET on LAN

My computer is already connected to a 100Mbps LAN. I can use wvdial to connect to internet using a modem when I have my LAN disconnected. Now, I want to share this modem internet to one of the IP ...
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I want my internet connection to disconnect automatically after completing 90 MB bandwidth, but HOW? [closed]

I am using a modem (ZTE USB Modem FFF1) to connect to internet and I want it to disconnect automatically after completing 90 MB bandwidth (Downloaded data + Uploaded Data). Can anyone suggest how can ...
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Why did dialup modems make noise?

I know that the signal was just tone pulses but why was it when (back in the 90s) when you first connected to the internet you heard a bunch of funny noises. After that if you were to use the ...
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Are Domain Name Server and Name Server the same thing?

I am slightly confused between DNS and Name server. Are they the same thing or is there a difference between two?
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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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Is it possible for many domain names to share one IP address?

Is it possible for many domain names to share one IP address? For example, www.xjtl.com, www.fmie.com, sdmfl.com, etc. Hundreds of domain names share just one IP – when you do a DNS query for each of ...
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What interesting uses for IPv6 are out there? [closed]

IPv6 is reasonably easy to setup these days via 6to4 tunneling, but once done, what does one do with it? What interesting services are out there already using IPv6 or providing exclusive features over ...
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Utility to monitor internet connectivity?

I live in an apartment complex which advertises a "free high-speed internet connection"... but it's really not high-speed at all, and often not even a connection. That is, it's frequently the case ...
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Can't access select websites on Linux (but can on Windows)

My internet connection used to be a direct LAN connection to my provider. Back then, everything would load fine on both Windows and Ubuntu (dual boot). However, a while ago they started needing me to ...
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No internet access on WP8 emulator (despite working connection in Win8)

This is a follow up to a question that was closed because it was been marked as vague. I have to respectfully say that I don't understand why it was recognised as ambigous, but I will try to clarify ...
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Computer and Internet use on a boat?

Let's assume that I seriously would like to be able to use my computer as easily and as carefreely while on a boat as I do while at home. In short, if I were on a boat for extended periods, such as ...
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How to force any program to use SOCKS?

I want to use a SOCKS proxy for all my programs that want to connect to Internet. I am connected to my ISP using an ADSL modem. Is there any virtual system or settings which can let me do this? I ...
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How are IP addresses assigned?

How are IP addresses assigned? What if someone from USA and someone from Australia connected to the internet at the same time - how would they not have the same IP address?
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Why on my laptop net speed shows 65Mbps while my wifi router's mode is set to 150Mbps?

On my wifi router i have set the mode to 150Mbps, but when i connect to this router it shows only 65 Mbps on my laptop. Why it is so? Does that mean my router is not capable to transfer at 150Mbps or ...
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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 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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Can I lock a user to one site only in Chrome?

I want to prevent users of my personal Google Chrome browser from navigating away from the defined homepage except for refreshing the page. More "for science" than anything else - how can I do this ...
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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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Can everything be done in Telnet?

Is it true that everything you do on the web such as web browsing and reading email you can do with Telnet?
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How to find out which software is secretly consuming my bandwidth

To find out how much bandwidth I use everyday, I installed NetWorx, a monitor software, on my laptop. To my surprise, even if I turned of all software that might use Internet, NetWrox still reports ...
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How does DynamicDNS act immediately?

My understanding of the core functionality of DNS is to provide a naming/mapping service between domain names (e.g. blah-whatever.com) and IP addresses (e.g. 100.2.3.4). Furthermore, my understanding ...
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Can a slow internet-connection corrupt a downloaded file?

When downloading a big file, can a slow internet connection cause it to corrupt?
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Reduce Mac OS X's Flash CPU usage

I have been experiencing high CPU usage (138%) on my MacBook, while looking at flash videos on the internet with the Firefox browser. Mostly this usage makes itself noticeable by the loud noise of the ...
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Mac OS Internet traffic log

Does anyone know a free tool that monitors my internet traffic and logs it in a day-by-day overview? I'm currently using iStat menus but the download meter resets itself after each reboot plus it ...
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How to make a dial up connection disconnect automatically after downloading + uploading 90 MB data in Windows?

I am using a modem (ZTE USB Modem FFF1) to connect to internet and I want it to disconnect automatically after completing 90 MB (Downloaded data + Uploaded Data). Can anyone suggest how can I do this. ...
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How to share an internet connection? (Peer to Peer Network)

How should I create a network, so that I could share my internet with another computer using Wi-fi. Is there any way to make it password protected. I am using Windows XP.
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Why is my DSL connection so slow, when my neighbor's is much faster?

I've just moved into a new house (new for me; the house was built in 2006). I've purchased DSL service through AT&T, paying for speeds "up to" 768 Kbps downstream / 384 Kbps upstream. My issue ...
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Unable to browse Internet on Mac OS X

I can't reach websites using browsers in OS X 10.6.7 on a MacBook Pro, possibly after resuming from sleep. I've had this problem before and it has been solved by a reboot, but I since I got it again I ...
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What do the numbers used in a IPV6 address mean?

I am trying to understand IPV6. I have a server with the following IPV6 address: 2607:f750:0:3f::f59. I don't understand what the numbers mean. It looks totally different from an IPV4 address. ...
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What is the difference between bandwidth and download speed

I have an internet connection that provides a bandwidth of 256 kbps. However, when I download a file, the downloading software displays numbers like 30 kbps, 40 kbp etc. and keeps changing. I have ...
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Best way to transfer huge files over internet?

I have a set of audio/video files that I want to distribute to about ten people. There will be weekly additions to these sets of files. They are about 125MB total in size. What is the best method ...
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Is it safe to put a Mac directly on the internet?

In the past I have always run a NAT router between my Windows PC's and the internet. I'm wondering if I still need this or whether the OSX firewall is good enough to let me put a Mac directly on the ...
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how to limit my bandwidth to test mywebsite / applications

I developed an application that uses a website API and I got feedbacks that it freezes for almost 30 seconds, and that is due to their poor bandwidth (5Ko/sec downloading). I have a good internet ...
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Mac OS X - tool for monitoring internet connection

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 do i measure my internet speed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Quick way to check my broadband speed. My internet connection says 920 kb/s. but it doesn't look 920. so how do i measure my real internet speed easily? both uplink and ...
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Will the removal of NAT (with the use of IPv6) be bad for consumers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How will IPv6 impact everyday users? (World IPv6 Day) As I understand when we have finally made the switch to IPv6 not only will NAT be unnecessary but it is ...
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How to select default network interface for internet?

I have 2 network interfaces. Both use DHCP to obtain ip address. First provides internet directly and second uses PPPOE connection. How to select which connection windows will use to connect to ...