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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. ...
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Desktop Internet traffic measurement software [closed]

Can you recommend a robust Internet traffic measurement tool you had experience with? Robustness is important because I've used a couple of such tools but ended up uninstalling them because of ...
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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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IP Address Spoofed? How To Fix

So, today I got banned from the 4 overflows because my IP address was hitting the site like 5,000 times an hour. Right now I am using a different IP to access the site. My question is, is there a ...
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mobile broadband vs tethering, any benefits to dongles e.t.c

My phone supports tethering, so what's the point of getting mobile broadband (i.e. usb dongle e.t.c.) I don't see one. Surely I should just turn bluetooth on and surf the web using my phone's ...
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Where can I obtain the full DNS zone files for all TLDs?

Is there a way to get full zone files for all TLDs? I have managed to get my hands on a few (.com, .net, .org), but I'd really like to get some of the country-specific ones for having a play around ...
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Apple.com webpages do not load

When I got to http://apple.com, the page loads fine and perfectly. But when I click on a link (or type it in) to go another part of the website, it refuses to load. Safari 4 tells me it is 'contacting ...
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Trouble Accessing Internet through Wireless Router

I'm having trouble accessing the internet. I can connect to my wireless router successfully, but I can not access the actual internet. However, other computers connected to the same network can. What ...
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Lynx web browser usage [closed]

Does anyone still use the Lynx text-only web browser? It would seem useful for certain classes of low-end mobile devices, especially if one is billed per KB of data transfer.
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Why can't I get on NFL.com on Windows 7? [closed]

Every time I try to get on NFL.com using Windows 7 and a variety of browsers, it times out. I've tried these browsers: Safari (even changing the user agent does nothing) Google Chrome IE 8 (and IE ...
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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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Why do I lose my internet connection when I forward all ports from one router to another?

My DSL modem is a Siemens Speedstream 4200. It is not just a dumb modem, but also a fully-fledged router. I would rather it just act as a dumb modem and forward everything to my Linksys WRT54GL. I ...
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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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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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Looking/Waiting for a domain indefinitely

There is a strange behaviour in my laptop, sometimes when I want to open a site, say stackoverflow.com, my browser stays "looking for" or "waiting for" that domain. Apparently doesn't find it right ...
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Are there ways to browse a website blocked by my ISP? [duplicate]

Is it possible to browse a website blocked by my ISP?
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What is cloud computing?

I hear about "cloud computing" all the time, but don't know what it is. What is it's purpose? Why do I need it? What problems does it solve? What problems does it create?
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Surfing the web anonymously [closed]

What is the best, fastest, safest way to surf the web anonymously, and how much anonymity can you really achieve?
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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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Why upload rates are lower than download rates in normal internet connections?

I have used dial-up and/or broadband services from many service providers (in India) and one thing I noted is that the upload bandwidth is lower than the download bandwidth. Is there any reason for ...
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How do I configure a USB modem to connect to the internet like you can do in linux?

How can I configure windows to use a USB modem like I can do it on linux (http://forumz.in/1799-how-use-reliance-broadband-netconnect-ubuntu-linux/) I need to bypass the std dialer software provided ...
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Is it possible to use two internet connections and combine their upload for bittorrent?

Since each Internet connection has its own IP, I see that as a problem. Or can you use one connection as the primary connection, and then use the other connection to spoof packets coming from the ...
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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 ...