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Periodic internet connection drops

My setup is a dsl modem, and a dlink di 524M router. I'm also using a Witopia VPN which runs through OpenVPN. I've been having trouble with the internet connection dropping very frequently. It comes ...
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Can't resolve domain names in Ubuntu with a static IP

Running Ubuntu 9.04 fully patched on a custom machine. My typical setup is to assign static IP's to all my machines in the network (simplifies things with the other hardware). This morning, my ...
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Broadband Connection Problem?

Okay I tried to connect my broadband cable to both my laptops and got the following: Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : ...
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How can I make it as difficult as possible to connect to the Internet from my “work computer”?

I can't work. I need to work. But I'm here and on dozens of other sites. I read Paul Graham's essay about "Disconnecting Distractions" and this is actually something I tried before - using my other ...
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How do I resolve a looping configuration issue on my broadband modem configuration?

My problem is that I just had cable broadband Internet installed in my house and I tried hooking up the broadband Internet from the modem to my notebook but the broadband was not connecting to the ...
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How to enable standard internet services on Mac OS X 10.5?

I'd like to access standard internet services as echo (port 7), discard (9), daytime (13), chargen (19) and others on my Mac OS X machine (running Mac OS X Leopard). If possible, how to enable them? ...
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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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Having trouble setting up my router

I just moved into my apartment and the Internet connection is working. It's Comcast in case that matters. Anyway, I'm having trouble setting up my wireless router (Netgear WNR2000) to work with it. ...
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Earthlink Cable Connection Problem?

Okay I just got earthlink internet cable and I installed the total access software but the software freezes before i can connect to the interent. Is there any way i connect to the internet?
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Software to view all HTTP connections made by your computer? [closed]

I would like to see all HTTP connections (with free and preferably open source software), and their full responses made by my computer. A performance hit doesn't matter, as I will use this only in ...
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Where do spammers get their info? [closed]

I know this isn't strictly computer-related, but I think it's a problem that many of us face, and so I thought this would be the better place to ask it. I'm just wondering about how spam is eerily ...
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Microsoft Advertising won't load

Every time I try to visit http://advertising.microsoft.com/ in Firefox, I get this error. But when I use Internet Explorer or Google Chrome, everything loads just fine. Also does curl from command ...
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Cable modem speed test

Are the popular speed tests (cable, dsl, etc) that are available accurate? if so, how? Also, it seems that they only measure download speed of one file and not responsiveness, latency, robustness, ...
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2 Internet connections with VPN

I am connecting to a VPN through my home computer but when I am connected to the VPN I can no longer access the internet on my personal PC. I need to then remote desktop into my PC at work to get ...
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What's the easiest to use 'find a time to schedule meeting' tool you've used? [closed]

The title says it all. I'll post some I've found in hopes that some of you have used them and the best will be voted up.
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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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How to stream TV/Films/Music over the internet to various devices from a home server?

Set up: An always on old-ish laptop connected to a NAS which contains TV/Films/Music. I want to be able to stream on the fly the data on my NAS to various connected devices such as iphone or laptop. ...
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Problem with accessing certain sites

I know this probably sounds like a silly question, and it sort of is. But just bear with me for a moment. My girlfriend recently purchased an apartment in Downtown Budapest, and it came with a cable ...
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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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Firefox 3.5 Doesn't Load CSS From a Specific Site

Firefox 3.5 doesn't load the CSS from only 1 site (www.makeuseof.com). Everything else works OK (graphics, etc.). I tried safemode but no luck. In other browsers same site works properly. What did I ...
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Internet connection under Windows Vista stops working until reboot [closed]

I have a fairly clean Vista Home Premium SP1 install on my desktop. There aren't many applications installed. My Internet connection always seems to stop working after web surfing for a while - ...
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No Internet with LAN Connection

I have a client's computer that is connected via CAT5 to our network. It is receiving data back and forth (tested with ping), but there is no internet. I was able to pull up a connection to our ...
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Establishing a hot spot

Can anyone hazard a guess as to the degree of difficulty and the approximate cost of establishing a hot spot at a small lake? The spot in question is Lime Lake and it's a relatively shallow and ...
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Is there any way to limit my Internet connection to a per program basis?

My Linux connection is REALLY free. I live in Brazil, so where I live I can only have 1 Mbit/s. Yes I know it's sad, but it's not the point. Everytime I'm updating my Ubuntu 9.04 or downloading ...
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My internet is not working after connecting the internet cable

I have an always on broadband internet connection. I connected it to my Linksys router, and from there I connected it to the LAN card of the computer. I am not sure my confiurations are perfect. I ...
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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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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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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 diagnose a mysterious network problem?

For about a week I've been having trouble accessing a website I frequently visit from my laptop in my apartment. (The domain is http://www.irishgaelictranslator.com if it matters.) Symptoms are as ...
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Can the Internet work without DNS?

If we have an IP-based system of identifying nodes on the Internet why is there a need for DNS?
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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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Is there a name for replacing @ with “at” and . with “dot”?

Many users and forum programs in attempt to make automatic e-mail address harvesting harder modify them replacing @ character with "at" and . character with "dot". So that team@example.com becomes ...
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Free (or inexpensive) software to schedule the internet usage? [closed]

I have a internet connection (broadband connection with wireless modem) with a fixed allotted usage per month. Any usage above the limit is charged heavily. Though the night usage 12:00 PM to 8:00 AM ...
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How to split two networks for one Internet connection

I have a single Internet connection and I'd like to create two networks to access it. Network #1: WiFi accessible Network #2: Wired, not accessible from Network #1, but can still get to the Internet ...
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Fix for internet not working on 3 out of 4 computers on 1 wireless router?

We have a Netgear wireless router that is in use by 2 desktop computers and 2 laptops. Last night all the computers could get on the internet but my laptop. Now I can only access the internet on the ...
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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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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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Ubuntu Auto Connect to Wifi

Altho' I have marked several access points to "Auto connect", Ubuntu still doesn't connect automatically so many times (sometimes it does). Is there any setting change that I need to do. This is ...
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Where/How do you search for information on the Internet? [closed]

Google Search or Search Engine wins; no contest. What I want is the specialist content in websites dedicated to something. The site where you go to search the specific information you want. Say: You ...
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Number of Splitters on Coaxial Connection and Cable Internet Quality of Service

Does running multiple coaxial splitters on a single coaxial cable line effect quality of service for cable internet connections? Suppose there are 2-4 splitters between the cable line coming into a ...
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Problem With Internet Under Easy Peasy

I have an Eee PC 904D that i use for development, because it's tiny and little, but i have a PC too. But in my Eee PC that i have Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex with the Netbook Remix(Easy Peasy), when i want ...
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Break internet connection for whole home network remotely from a windows PC

Is there anyway at all that I could break the internet connection for all my devices of my home network remotely from my Windows PC? I don't necessarily mean a proper way to break it, but any method ...
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Software to monitor internet usage [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Desktop Internet traffic measurement software What good free software is there, that will run in the background and monitor how much is downloaded and uploaded? If it ...
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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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When registering a domain, which extentions should be avoided? [closed]

I'm planning to register few domains for my own portfolio, a personal blog and another for a side business. Ideally I would like to get all domains ending in .com, but if I am unable to do so, is the ...
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Does anyone know of a scriptable way to switch Internet Proxy LAN Settings for browsers

I have two networks at work and when I have to use my Wireless settings I need IE to use one set of Proxy LAN Settings, and when I am plugged in I need a different set. I have been looking for a ...
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Proxy Server Definition

How do I open a link via a proxy sever? What is a proxy server?
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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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How much data traffic do you use on your iPhone? [closed]

So, I'm pondering getting an iPhone. But, in this part of the world (NZ), there is no such thing as unlimited mobile data. If I buy, I'm likely to be limited to 250MB/month and $0.25/MB after that. ...