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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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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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How to accelerate internet speed?

In Windows 7, How can I accelerate a 1Mb DSL connection speed ? what tips I can apply on browsers or windows to get a faster web-surf ?
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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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Is it possible for a router to “go bad” with time?

I've been having problems with my internet connection over the past weeks (intermittent disconnections, slow transfers, etc), and my provider keeps telling me that the problem is not on their end. I ...
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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 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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Ethernet (intranet) and Wi-Fi (internet) to work simulatenously

I have seen a couple of questions about this, but I am so limited in my networking knowledge that I have been unable to get those solutions to work for me. I am trying to connect to an intranet so ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to share Internet connection of VMWare guest with host in VMWare Player?

I have a cheap 3G Internet stick with no driver support for my current operating system, yet that is currently my only way to get online. I had no trouble getting a connection with VMWare Player and ...
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Best way to troubleshoot intermittent network outages?

We have a Comcast 50/10 line into our office. We keep seeing very short but sometimes frequent drops in our internet service. It's enough to kick you off of skype and stop any websites from loading, ...
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How do I remotely print to a shared printer over the Internet?

Is there a product that will let me 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 ...
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Setting multiple gateway for internet connection

In our office we have windows xp and 8 pc connected in network.We are using about 4 internet connections. But in pc only one default gateway is set.But if one internet connection is failed then ...
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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 would I go about knocking someone off my home internet?

Is there a way I can see who is accessing the internet on my network and block them? I am connected through Ethernet and there are 2 laptops connecting though the network via wifi, and it is the ...
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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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How do I check the internet usage of a particular device in my room?

I am living with 5 other people and most of our network is consumed in 20 days so we have to spend almost 10-11 days without Internet. I just wish to know what are the ways to monitor the internet ...
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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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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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How to change the MAC address in Win 8 to spoof a Roku Player through a WiFi splash page?

My Linux laptop died yesterday and now I can't watch TV. Let me explain. I use a Roku Player to stream Netflix shows to my television; and a year or two ago, the Internet Service provided in my ...
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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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how to report some illegal website to FBI or crime department [closed]

I asked this question on stackoverflow and they suggested this I dont know whether i can ask this question here or not I am finding many web forums supportingstealing of personal info like ...
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How can I write a cron job that will block my internet from 7pm to 7am? (So I can get some sleep)

I am using OSX 10.6 and it has cron built in. How can I write a cron job that will block my internet from 7pm to 7am every day? Im sure this must be simple but I could only find one example online ...
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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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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 ...
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What is the purpose of ports?

I have a few questions in regard to the following explanation of ports I found. The Application layer talks to the Transport layer through a port. Ports are numbered and standard ...
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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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Are two (simultaneous) internet connections better than one?

My main internet connection is fast (when it's working), but unreliable. Right now I'm using my phone as a 3G modem. Even though the connection is slower it is more dependable. If I connect to both at ...
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How to keep multiple connections to internet?

I have a network cable and a phone connected to my computer. The phone uses an APN that have access to a single address. The network cable is connected to a network that have access to the internet. ...
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Can PDFs contain resources that are loaded from the internet?

I found this information on the Tor website: You should be very careful when downloading documents via Tor (especially DOC and PDF files) as these documents can contain Internet resources that ...
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Windows XP Internet Issue

I'm trying to fix a computer running XP for a friend, and it is being a pain. It is on the same wifi as this Mac I'm using to type this. It says it is connected and the signal strength is excellant. ...
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what is the work of dhcp

hi all I am little bit confused about dynamic and static IP concept.What is dhcp and What actually DHCP does.Please provide me some idea about IP,Port and DHCP.
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Why is my downloading speed low inspite of having 1 mbps net speed

Every-time i download something from he internet my speed is somewhat 400 kbps to 700 kbps. I have a 1mbps net connection . Why am I not able to use entire net speed. Is this problem related to any ...
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Can't access certain web sites - reset router, any ideas?

EDIT: This problem was resolved by my ISP - had to do with damaged fiber in one of their locations. Thanks to everyone that helped. Not sure if this is the right site (I'm a StackOverflow user) ...
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Windows XP + Internet Basics book/tutorial for an old person

My mom wants to learn how to use a computer, and I thought she'd better start off learning how to use Windows (XP) and the Internet. What books/tutorial (preferably free) do you recommend, which ...
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Unable to open WP8 emulator within Visual Studio (opening from Hyper-V manager works)

Now this problem is (so it seems) directly connected with this issue: No internet access on WP8 emulator (despite working connection in Win8) I will explain in a minute, as to how. I have a problem ...
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How can I reduce bandwidth of a computer in LAN? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Home Network Bandwidth Control The title might be confusing as I don't know the correct terminology. The situation is: I have two PCs connected directly to each other. ...
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UEFI firmware corrupt? Neither ethernet nor wireless controller detected anymore

The problem My computer is a 64-bit Acer Apsire V5-572G currently running with Arch Linux. I wanted to use some programs that dont run with Wine. So i set up a Windows-To-Go on an external hdd. Upon ...
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Can I bridge 3 Internet Connections in Windows 8 [duplicate]

I have 3 DSL connections with three different modems which goes into three different lan cards. Now I have seen in some sites that you can bridge these three connections into one. So using bridge ...
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Windows 7 and 8.0 bug: Network icon is marked as “no internet access”

When does windows mark network connection icon as having no internet access? I have internet access, but the icon says I don't. If I run troubleshooter, it finds no any problems. But the icon still ...