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Speed up playback of a video online

There are ton of videos online that I like to watch but many are too slow. Often, the video plays at the speed it was recorded, but the original speaker was some intellectual who has a lot of pauses ...
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Slow website loading on Ubuntu Karmic

I've for a little time had the problem, that it took a while for my browser (Chromium) to load websites. It says "Resolving host" for a while, and then eventually loads; but this process can be pretty ...
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Internet very slow when upgrading to Ubuntu 9.10 [closed]

I was running Ubuntu 8.x on my desktop and everything worked fine. I'm using wired internet and it worked perfectly, pages loaded pretty fast. However, when I decided to upgrade to 9.10 the upgrade ...
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Slow internet on XP pc, but not always

Since a few weeks my pc at home is suffering from slow internet speeds, but not always. 2 out of 7 days the speed is normal, the other days it's very slow (reminds me of my old 56k modem). I'm running ...
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slow internet Problem on kubuntu 9.10 AMD x64

I've recently installed kubuntu 9.10 AMD x64, on an HP 6830s. The installation went smoothly, with only one problem: when I try to use the internet, it's incredibly slow. I couldn't install Firefox or ...
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Free software for parental control of MSN and Internet in Windows XP [closed]

I'm looking for some free parental control software for Windows XP that will allow restriction of applications (MSN, Internet (IE or FF)) based on time of day and or hours used. E.g. no MSN or ...
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Change IP address :: Ubuntu

I am trying to access a website from an IP address that appears different than the normal one. I have tried using "sudo ifconfig 192.168.1.29 up" and successfully changed the ip address, but then I ...
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Internet/pinging really slow on ubuntu

I think something happened to my ubuntu machine and now going to websites and/or pinging a website is extremely slow. I am hardwired to my router so it should be pretty fast. here are the pinging ...
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I get “An error occurred while Windows was synchronizing with [name of time server].” when trying to automatically synchronise PC time

Prompted by the answers to this question I decided to give the Windows built in time synchronisation another go. However, no matter what time server I use I get this error: "An error occurred while ...
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Wireless Hotspot Vulnerabilities on BBC Watchdog

I watched a program on the BBC last night that highlighted the risks of using any public wireless hotspot. http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/oct/29/wifi-watchdog-hotspot-security-vulnerable ...
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downloads stall at 99% or so

Often when I try to download a large file, it stalls at 99% or so and never completes. I think I read somewhere that this problem could have something to do wireless routers. What can I do about ...
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windows 7 can't access the web (though ping works) after uninstalling pctools antivirus

When I switched my windows 7 pc on today I was unable to access the web. I am able to ping websites, but firefox, ie, msn etc fail to load a page. Some programmes crash with a socket error when I ...
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How to share a wireless subscription with two laptops without paying two subscriptions

I have one vista laptop and one XP laptop and I only have access to a wireless ISP with which I have one account. Here’s what I have done: On the Vista I enabled Internet sharing on the wireless ...
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Some sites work, some don't

I'm having some internet connection problem - some sites (thankfully superuser is included) work perfectly while others (like www.boardgamegeek.com or www.couchsurfing.com) do not work at all. 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 change hosts file in Vista?

How to change hosts file in Vista?
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Accessing Euro Internet from USA (via Europe)

I am doing some traveling work that requires me to have an european IP Address. This is fine when I am abroad but it is tough when I am the US or elsewhere. My first instinct was for to buy dedicated ...
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Firewall and Internet speed?

I have a doubt about my slow internet speed with third party firewall that I am using currently. Is it true that firewall can limit the internet speed ?
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How can I replace my Verizon FIOS Router?

I am currently renting a Actiontec MI424WR Verizon FiOS Router. I'd like to get rid of this and stop renting, but as SidneySM informed me in this question, the coax connection is needed to create a ...
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How do I prevent internet access to a group of computers on my network?

Well I have the following setup... Computer A , B and C are networked.... Computer A is connected to the internet, computer B and C are not setup for internet access currently but I guess its possible ...
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How can I monitor internet usage in my network?

I need to know which computer is consuming my bandwidth. Is there a tool to do this?
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VMWare won't reconnect to internet

I am running Vista 64Bit with VMWare workstation(the latest release of everything). If by chance I lose my DSL connection, no matter what I do I can't seem to get any of the VM's to connect back to ...
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How much bandwidth does a T1 typically give?

We're about to move into a new apartment which has a T1 for $35 a month. How much bandwidth does a T1 usually supply? Right now we are with Comcast cable which theoretically gives us 14mb down / 7mb ...
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Is it possible to use internet from broadband (regular-lan based) and wireless usb card at same time?

I am going to setup backup internet connection, which can be used with primary connection for faster internet access.. So 1.) i can get wired backup connections .. so my question is what kind of ...
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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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Accessing locally hosted webpage via public IP

Sorry if this is in the wrong place.I don't really know anything about server-related things, but I'm really curious about this. On my mac I figured out how to make a simple web page viewable via the ...
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Office Wireless internet disconnects too frequently

I am not a network expert (please pardon my bad explanation), but this problem has made me very upset. In my office internet is shared among 15 users with the help of a wireless ADSL2 router. ...
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Restricting network access to software

How can I deny network access to a particular software/application? I cannot disable the network, as I want other software to have network access. Also, I need to deny complete network access, not ...
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How to use my PCs internet connection for my mobile phone?

I don't want to take a GPRS connection and want to use my PC's internet connection to access internet on my mobile phone. Is it possible? i have samsung sgh e251. I have a Vista machine, but can ...
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How different is downloading a file from accessing a webpage?

I ask because here I have download speeds which are like 1MBps while the web pages take a very long time to load (definitely not 1 MBps). I guess accessing a webpage is basically requesting it from a ...
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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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Does any search engine allows you to search within page html sources?

I have a url to an image and I am trying to search for all pages that have it in their sources. Is it possible?
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Cannot connect to certain websites

Three sites that I visit regularly: michelfortin.com lewrockwell.com screencast.com Are not coming up on my computer nor any computers on my home network. When I connect via my Verizon card, they ...
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Application for monitoring all applications that are using the internet in Mac OS X

Can anyone introduce me a Mac OS X application that monitors all network activity such as what applications are now connected to the internet and how much bandwidth they use (I mean show bandwidth ...
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If the only browser in Windows is dead, how to connect to the Internet?

Lets say you are running Windows and there is only one browser installed. What if one day this browser dies, would it be still possible to connect to the Internet somehow (to search for the solution ...
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How to determine what app is generating network traffic?

Having issues with some app apparently trying to do huge automatic updates and repeatedly failing (and retrying). Keeps sucking up large quantities of bandwidth, and I'd like to put a stop to it. ...
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Why did Verizon hook FIOS up with ethernet and coax?

Verizon installed their FIOS router in my apartment a year ago and hooked up both the Ethernet and coax connections on the back of the router. I am moving my routers around and I don't have a coax ...
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When I log into my PC via GoToMyPc, all the other computers in my house lose connectivity

When I log into my home PC through GoToMyPC from work, the computers in my home lose Internet connectivity. Has anyone had this issue before or has some insight into this?
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No Outbound Internet on Windows Home Server

Could someone provide some steps for me to check my internet connection on my Windows Home Server? It seems to have intermittent connectivity issues and I am unsure of how to diagnose the problem ...
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Inserting a non-Internet LAN cable breaks wifi

My vista laptop catches wifi fine here. But when I plug in a lan cable (for a separate pc-to-pc connection), the wifi stops working (page loads timeout). Any idea why? It seems vista thinks I'm ...
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How to get past China's Great Firewall and reach blocked sites? [closed]

I wonder if there are any other users who are annoyed like me by the Great Firewall set by the Chinese Government. If so would you please present me an effective way to get on YouTube? Since it's ...
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Improve internet at an apartment

My situation is that I am a college student living in an apartment complex using AT&T internet (included). Since everyone in the complex is on the same line, even if I am connected to the ...
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How does firefox know what the RSS link for a site is?

If I go to a site like http://blogs.msdn.com/ashleyf/ with Firefox, it has a little RSS icon on the address bar that you can use to subscribe to the feed. Something like Google Chrome doesn't have ...
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How to compare ISPs speeds in my area?

Many Internet Speed Test sites logs the obtained info and let you compare speeds between cities. But there is a site that compares speeds between ISPs?
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intuitive way to structure favorites folder

For many years I didnt use the "favorites" feature of my web browsers because when I switched machines (I use a few between work and home) I could not access MY favorites. This was enough to deter me ...
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How to share internet connection using AP?

I have a BSNL WLL hi-speed internet connection. My Windows XP machine is configured to use 10.24.24.2 as the IP address and 10.24.24.1 as the default gateway. Everything was ok till I bought a new ...
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Broadband cable to wireless [duplicate]

Is there any software out there which can use the cable broadband, which is going into my computer and make it go out wireless with my wifi, so I can use laptops throughout the house?
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Missing sharing tab on network properties

I have an ADSL connection, connected to my PC via ethernet(NIC 1), and a wireless connection(NIC 2). I want to share my internet connection over a wireless network. The problem I have, is that I do ...
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Hosting a wifi connection with Belkin G Wireless usb adapter

I have belkin g usb wifi adapter F5D7050, i want to share my computers internet connection which is connected through lan with my mobile (iphone) through wifi, so can anybody help me setting it up? I ...
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Problem sharing dial up internet through a network on XP

I've got 2 computers in a network, 1 with a dial up connection connected to another computer with a crossover cable. I've enabled internet sharing (with the wizard) on each end, and created a shared ...