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Why is my Internet Connection Sharing mysteriously broken?

I have a strange problem with Internet Connection Sharing on a laptop running Vista Business. This laptop is connected to the internet via the ethernet port, which goes to an ADSL modem. it is ...
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Internet monitor/filter solution for home network

I am looking for a simple and cheap way to monitor/filter internet usage on my home network. The solution should not be machine or OS specific, and it needs to be somewhat difficult to circumvent. ...
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Power went out and now my router doesn't give any internet

yesterday the power went out for a second. I then noticed that my router (D-Link DGL-4300) had stopped working. It didn't power on at all. Today I borrowed my friends power adapter because he has the ...
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Browser stop working when i am downloading big files

I am on mac leopard, and when i am downloading big files using igetter, like yesterday i was downloading 2GB of file, during this time firefox and safari stop working, why it is so and how i can fix ...
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Hosting a wifi connection

I want to host a wifi connection from my computer which is connected through internet via lan cable, so i wanted to know whether i can host it with this usb adapter? ...
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How to capture fonts from the websites?

Sometimes some websites have very cool fonts and they might even be freely available over the internet. Is there a simple way (an app maybe) which can be used to find out which font the website is ...
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Laptop Disconnects from WiFi Randomly, Repair option in Windows XP Pro Edition Fixes the Problem Everytime

How can keep it from disconnecting? The Repair option always fixes it.
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Internet Work; Yet Browsers Don't

My friend is having a problem with his web browsers, such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Firefox, yet he his internet is active. He is currently talking to me on msn, which kinda proves that ...
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Software that shows the internet traffic in the system tray?

I'm looking for software that shows the internet traffic in the system tray ? As Everest show the CPU Temperature there, is there any software to do that with the internet traffic ?
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No network connection and error

My PC keeps reporting the following error in the event viewer around every 10-15 minutes: Faulting application , version 0.0.0.0, faulting module unknown, version 0.0.0.0, fault address 0x00000000. ...
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Internet Connection Monitor (free) [closed]

I recently moved into a new house, that has telephone ADSL, every now and again it goes down. I wonder if there is some software (free) you can get that plays some alarm when the internet goes down. ...
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local connection only

What are some tip or things that you would try if you were somewhere; hospital, hotel, etc., and were trying to connect to the internet via there wireless router but your connection says local only?
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Find other people's IP address

How can I find the IP address of others on the internet, such as the IP address of someone who posted a comment on a blog post?
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Generating usage logs that prove my Internet connection is flaky

I need a way to generate reports or logs that prove that my Internet connection is flaky. My Comcast connection is very flaky but if I ask their support to send someone over it will probably work fine ...
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How do I measure how much bandwidth Internet Radio hogs?

I was thinking about logging into Pandora at work like I do at home, but I'm concerned about sucking up all of the available bandwidth on the network with something that's not strictly work-related. I ...
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Web pages never load despite internet access on Vista

A friend has asked me to have a look at his Vista laptop, which "can't connect to the internet". I have found that I can connect to a wireless network, and from a command prompt can ping websites ...
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What is a good webcam & audio chat software for low-bandwidth usage?

The Scenario I just moved away for university, and am living on campus. The internet is terribly slow. To further add to my troubles, I'm in a long-distance relationship with my girlfriend, whom ...
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Graphical FTP client for Ubuntu

I want a GUI-ish (and not command-line only) FTP client for Ubuntu. Any good you can recommed?
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Stuck with “local only” connection, but can ping remote hosts

I have four computers in a local wired/wireless network, and one of them suddenly lost Internet connectivity yesterday. All of the other computers are connected to the same router and have no ...
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How do you release the ISP lease using an Ubuntu v9.04 live CD, like Windows does?

I use Windows 2000, and I’m able to release the ISP (Verizon) lease using the WNTIPCFG applet, but I cannot do the same when I use the Ubuntu v9.04 live CD. I have used just about all methods I found ...
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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 ...