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Expanding Wired Network with Wireless Router

I want to expand my home network with the ASUS RT-N66U. I want several workstations in one part of the house to be wired, but the other workstations in another part of the house to be wireless, while ...
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Auto Tool to track internet speed? [closed]

We have a local firm that supplies our community with internet service. They are contracted to supply "at least" 10Mbps. However, during peak usage times I find they do not meet this standard. ...
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Router greatly slowing down internet connection speed

I have a router which shares the connection in my house between different computers. I dont need a modem; I can also plug in a pc directly to ethernet cable in my house to gain internet access. I ...
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HTTPS doesn't work with Chrome

I have problem similar to this: HTTPS connections fail with Chrome. For a long time my Google Chrome browser worked perfectly, but yesterday something happened, and I can't open any of https sites. I ...
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Is my BIOS at risk using the BIOS browser?

Several BIOS provide an internet suite (Hyperspace, ExpressGate etc). This internet suite may be used to get online with a browser, skype, and a few other things without having to boot all the way ...
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Sharing Internet connection across LAN

For the life of me, I can't figure this out. I had it working once in my network, but never after that. I have two machines A (Win7-x64) and B (WinXP-x86), connected through TP-Link's TL-MR3420 ...
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How to unblock websites and enhance privacy on Windows RT/Android

Is there any way on Windows RT/Android to unblock websites? At work many work related websites are blocked, and so many that it isn't worth asking ITS. Therefore, I use zenmate on my desktop, but is ...
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Why is remote access with teamviewer slowing down download speed?

Just installed TeamViewer on my three PCs. I have my main PC, one for recording TV and the other for general testing of programs or Operating Systems like Ubuntu. I have found that my main PC has ...
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How does uni-directional packet data transfer work?

When we speak of the Internet data transfers and protocols, the normal process (that I'm aware of) is this: A request is sent to the server (some data uploaded) The server processes the request (on ...
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What keeps switching on my proxy settings? [duplicate]

It's happened to me a two or three times in the past year that suddenly my browser is unable to open any web site. Because it hasn't happened all that often, it usually takes me about 20 minutes to ...
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Route outgoing network traffic via script

I need to monitor network activity on the server. I would like all traffic to pass through a script, like a proxy. My proxy script will inspect the request and then serve the response. How can I do ...
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Whether Internet speed be same in tablet computer as in mobile phone? [closed]

I'm about to purchase tablet computer for my Internet needs. The reason I felt need for tablet is: I had been doing Internet in laptop. Recently I started doing Internet in my cell phone Nokia N73. ...
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Bandwidth Rate Limiter

I have 6 windows (XP/7) computers on a network which only has a 2mb line. We occasionly get times when one of the computers take up the entire line and everyone else hangs. I believe a rate limiter to ...
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How to limit bandwidth speed on multiple Windows-7 PC's? [duplicate]

There is a main PC and 5 other Windows-7 computers. I want to limit the bandwidth limit to 100Kb/sec to those 5 others computers. How can I do it?
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internet connection sharing between 2 computers

Sorry, I am stuck on this. I tried this and some other wiki, no luck. I have 2 ethernet cards, one with internet connection (over pppoe) and I try to connect the other computer to internet thru the ...
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How can a web server send back data to a network shared by many people?

If you are surfing a website from your web-browser on a machine that is connected to a LAN and there are many people on that network surfing Web at same time, how do web servers send back the data to ...
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Let vmware virtual machine connect to the world thru specialized interface

I have vmware player, and I am running a special OS therein. My computer has two network interfaces, let's call them eth0 and eth1. I want to configure my computer so that all network traffic goes ...
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Internet very slow on one computer, but not another

We just had internet installed the other day. I can connect just fine via wireless with my laptop, and I have no issues with speed. Some pages will say the server isn't responding. If it does manage ...
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When I use VPN what is the route to access to Internet?

Probably this question is so simple. Sometimes I have to use a VPN to connect some of my clients. If I have the VPN with a client, my internet traffic pass from the VPN's (network) client ?
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IE and Chrome not loading web pages

I have a laptop running Windows 7 x86 on our network where IE and Chrome are not loading websites. The internet is working fine with other services. Skype and Lync work, and I can ping web addresses ...
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How does the separation between IP addresses on the internet and on the LAN work?

Complete newbie question: Say for example the address: 8.8.8.8 How does the computer know that this address is on the internet, not the local network? Could a device on the local network have the ...
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Cmd error Ping command cannot find the host

When I type in the following on my command prompt: ping www.google.com It displays as Ping command cannot find the host, but my internet is fully functional and I can access the page. Please help. ...
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ubuntu server static IP and network connection problems

I have a Motorola SURFboard SBG901 Wireless Cable Modem Gateway (SBG901), (note this product is a router and modem). I have a cable line coming from Time Warner plugged into this product. I then ...
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When trying to connect to a secured network, the “enter password” box does not show

My laptop uses windows 7. When I click on the network I want to connect to (or any other network) the box where you would normally enter the password does not show. Can anyone help? Thanks
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Smartphone breaks the Internet connection when a call is received while wireless connection is on

I have this strange issue that I have absolutely no idea about with my HTC one X (Android 4.2.2) and Linksys Wireless-N ADSL2+ Modem Router WAG120N. Desktop has Windows 7 Ultimate running. When I'm ...
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Does the internet cache all data?

To clearly show my question I'm going to use pretty high numbers. A file server is connected to the internet through a 1 gbps line. The server is sending a 100 gb file to the client. The file is ...
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Optimizing bandwidth usage in a network of internet peers with minimum activity requirement

Suppose we have a HTTP-based network comprising N identical nodes. Each node needs to receive a request (S bytes) from anyone else at least every T seconds for the network to appear alive to it. In ...
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Track/Monitor who is using internet, on shared network

I live in an apartment with my three other colleagues. We have a broadband network, and monthly rental plan that we share. I use a linux system. Can I track who is using the network at any time, like ...
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How does torrenting affect the browsing speed?

I am unclear how does the torrent download affects the speed test. I am on a 5 Mbps line, When I download my torrent file at the speed of 300KB/s ( big B), then the speed test speed ...
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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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Can you grab any IP address on the Internet?

On a personal network (LAN) one can simply grab an IP address. If you choose the same IP address as an existing client, you get problems. There are companies like IANA and ICANN that are in charge of ...
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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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10.x.x.x IP address found in traceroute

From what I've read, 10.0.0.0 - 10.255.255.255 is a private address space. So I ran a tracert over the internet and I saw an address 10.15.25.98. How is that possible? Thanks in advance! Tracert Log: ...
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Slow incognito Internet except in proxy

I have slow Internet in normal chrome but I can load for example YouTube videos but pages take long to resolve. Then when I use incognito mode my Internet is even slower, connection drops all the ...
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How to make Google Chrome not to check system clock or certificates at all?

How to make Google Chrome not to check system clock? I want to switch back my system clock and still can access to gmail etc.
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Are there ways to browse a website blocked by my ISP?

Is it possible to browse a website blocked by my ISP?
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Do identical IP addresses exist in the public Internet?

So I've been reading about CIDR. If I'm not mistaken it is possible to assign the same two IP addresses to two machines provided they have different prefix lengths (different subnets). I was wondering ...
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How does a packet reach its destination?

Inside a router network it's easy to route all the packages. The router knows all the clients. However, on the internet, there are so many IP addresses. I send a packet from my computer to the IP ...
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Inactive wireless -> disconnect, why?

My computer disconnects from the wireless Internet whenever I'm inactive for like 5 or 10 minutes. How can I fix this? Do I have to change some settings in my phone/computer (ping)? How to do that? ...
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It takes my computer a long time to establish connections with websites

I recently moved to a new house, got a new computer, and upgraded from Win7 to Win8. When I go on a webpage, the browser goes into the white loading screen for about 5-10 seconds, then everything ...
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Connect to a PPPoE broadband connection on boot in Windows 8.1. Also, automatic reconnect in case of disconnection [duplicate]

I'm currently running Windows 8.1 (64-bit). 1) I got a PPPoE Broadband connection from my ISP which requires manual login everytime. Even though I've been able to make it remember by login ID & ...
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What servers can be safely blocked when surfing the internet?

So I finally got a firewall for my Mac. First of all I was shocked to see how many connections are being established during regular internet browsing (especially by Google Chrome). Surfing a typical ...
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Connecting two networks (each with seperate internet connection)

Here is my network diagram: This image might need a little explanation. I am currently in charge of unificating a multi-network environment in a small business. I am the first hired IT Admin, and ...
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What traces do I leave when downloading from internet? [closed]

When I download a file from internet, either via HTTP or FTP, what is recorded on the other side? How much details is it possible to record, how many clues do I leave behind? This question is not ...
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Does Hola (VPN service) upload data and how can I track it?

Hola is a VPN service which claims to rely on peers to unblock websites and accelerate browsing. If it relies on peers, clearing there must be peer to peer uploading taking place. What is the easiest ...
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How to report a malicious site to Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, etc. so that they will warn users

I completed a project a year ago. Now a few modification were needed. While trying to test the site, there was an index.html file with a malicious script which had an iframe to another site's jar ...
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Losing internet connection after few minutes (5-10 maybe)

I took a computer that was not updated for months. Internet was working just fine so basically, I updated zonealarm, avast and installed all windows updates and especially SP3. After that, when I ...
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Is the “Deep web” really 90% of the internet? [closed]

I find it hard to believe that 90% of the internet is the deep web. I saw this image and it doesn't really make sense: I know that there's a lot of underground sites but I can't believe that it's ...
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How to change host name? [duplicate]

I've got ADSL internet connection. I want to change me hostname. I found it is called revDNS, but I really don't know how to do that. For example on IRC I am identified as ty221@a757.tpnet.pl , I ...