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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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What is the best way to get internet/wifi to 3 apartments?

Next year I will be living in an apartment and I have friends that will be living in apartments across the hall from me. If we wanted to share internet/wifi, what would be the best way to do this? ...
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SSH Tunneling into a remote server

Reddit is blocked by my ISP. :( I want to bypass it using SSH Tunneling. I have an (trusted) remote web server I can use (have the username and password). I have downloaded PuTTY and can ...
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How do I check the internet usage of a particular device in my room?

I am living with 5 other people and most of our network is consumed in 20 days so we have to spend almost 10-11 days without Internet. I just wish to know what are the ways to monitor the internet ...
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I can only connect to IPv6 websites

my problem is, that I can only connect to servers and their websites supporting IPv6 (such as google.com or facebook.com). On other sites, a ping request times out. Additional information: 1. My ...
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Can't resolve DNS or Ping outside the firewall but can remote in via SSLVPN

I don't understand why or how this can happen. We use 2 separate LAN's, 1 for computers and servers, the other for VOIP phones. They are not connected in any way. They are connected to the same ...
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Android Internet connectivity

I've recently downloaded Android x86 (Android 4.0) and installed it in VirtualBox using using android-x86-4.0-RC1-eeepc.iso. Everything is working fine except the Internet connection. I've tried ...
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My laptop connect to wireless router but wont connect to internet

My laptop has Windows 7 and connects fine when connected via an Ethernet cable to a router and my mobile works fine connected wirelessly. But, when I try to connect my laptop wirelessly, it does not ...
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Is DSL upload speed shared among subscribers locally? [closed]

I have a feeling that my DSL provider is lying to me, but I cannot find a technical rebuttal online. Can someone tell me if the following makes sense: I have ADSL which is supposedly "up to" 16,000 ...
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Connect to the internet via routing through another PC?

Build Windows 2008 R2 Server. Two (2) Ethernet ports: One Ethernet port, statically assigned to 192.168.2.4, is connected to an internal subnet (192.168.2.x), which I'm using for a local test ...
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Desktop keeps dropping off internet, modem working, wireless devices working

Super strange for the last 3 weeks, I go to use my desktop and I can't get on the internet. I get message in my browser that it can't get the page. Yet I look at my modem lights and the internet light ...
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How to share a Desktop's wired Internet connection with an Android phone?

I have a Linux Desktop (Fedora 18 or Ubuntu 14) on a wired LAN connected to the Internet. This Desktop has just 1 NIC which is connected to the LAN; it has no wifi card in it. What hardware and ...
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Can I use an integrated modem with wireless router just as a modem with a cable service?

I live in Seattle, and my mom lives in San Francisco. She recently called me stressed out about how "the box with lights" doesn't work anymore. After calming her down, I found that she recently ...
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What is a 1GBps port speed?

I have a question about a way I can measure download speed of my server in my case. Basically I have a dedicated server at Namecheap and I purchased the 1GBps port speed. (Not to advertize). But when ...
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Can access router settings via Wifi but not on a wired connection

On my Netgear WNR2000v3 running DD-WRT I can access the setting panel via Wifi but not on a wired connection why is this? I need it to connect to ethernet to flash the default firmware back via TFTP.
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Difference between Internet Explorer Proxy and WinHttp Proxy

I was having some issues recently as i was unable to check for Updates in Windows as it could not connect to update server as well as my OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) was drilled down and was not ...
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Internet Traffic counter and current speed for my laptop with Windows 7

I'm looking for a free software that shows me total traffic during the last connection to the Internet and the current speed. I don't care about what program connects to the Internet. I want to know ...
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How to share wireless internet from laptop to desktop which doesn't have wifi adapter?

I have laptop which is connected to internet using WIFI. I need to connect desktop to internet. Desktop doesn't have wifi card. Can I set up my laptop to act like a switch/router and connect ...
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WiFi puzzler - Why would WiFi be faster with Charter than with AT&T UVerse

I consider myself fairly knowledgeable about networking having spent over 20 years in IT, but something isn't making sense and I wonder if any of you can explain it to me. I have AT&T U-Verse and ...
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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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Compress whole internet session on all apps [duplicate]

As my main internet connection, I am currently using the USB tethering feature of my Android phone. My question is this: Can I compress my whole internet session in all apps (not only in Opera using ...
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Connecting an aakash tablet to the internet

I have an aakash tablet (android os) and a compaq presario notebook (windows os). I need to connect my tab to the internet. So I tried to make it possible through wifi. For that I created an ad hoc ...
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Why is it so hard to connect with a cable modem and router?

I've gone through various combinations of cable modems, routers, computers, and apartments in my life, and one thing has always puzzled me. Why is it so difficult to get these things to connect to the ...
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Router setup without internet connection [closed]

I have a neighbor who has recently purchased a consumer-grade drone and who is flying it around annoying the neighbors. Apparently the remote for the drone operates in the 2.4 ghz band and so I'd ...
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Why does the Internet WI-FI connection of my laptop disconnect when I connect the ethernet cable to the LAN?

Why does the Internet WI-FI connection of my laptop disconnect when I connect the ethernet cable to the LAN? These are two separate networks, the LAN is without Internet, I just use it to connect the ...
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can't connect to the internet after setting up the router N300 netgear wireless

I set-up my router which I got from the provider of my internet. So far my internet was working was fine. I got N300 netgear wireless router. I followed the instructions in the manual in connecting ...
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SmartTV connected to a Client Bridge mode Router is invisible to the network

I have a Samsung SmartTV (UE40D5700) and I want to connect it to the internet. Since it has no built-in WiFi, the only commercial option Samsung gives is to buy their own wifi bundle (70$) (no other ...
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Internet is super slow on Mac Mavericks

I've got quite the problem and I've been digging into it for a while. I am on a MacBook Pro Retina, 2.7 GHz i7, 16 GB Ram, running Mavericks (10.9.1). This is a work computer that was brand new in ...
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All online videos (Except Youtube) keeps freezing randomly

All or most of the videos online keeps freezing randomly, sometimes screen gets green, sometimes not, sound stucks aswell. (Youtube videos still work perfectly) What could be the problem? Windows 8, ...
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ISP speed limit not functioning correct … how to replicate on purpose?

I recently moved to Jordan and the internet is not the greatest but i got my self an internet plan with 50gigs of bandwidth with a 10migs download speed. once i spend all my bandwith i still have ...
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Why do my speeds fluctuate from decent to unusable while on wireless?

For the past few weeks, I have been having trouble with my internet. I first diagnosed the problem as being an issue with my wndr3100v2. After getting a new router, wndr3700v4, I noticed the same ...
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How do CDN (Content Distribution Networks) work?

Taking Akamai as CDN. From what I understand, when a client requests a page, the request goes to Akamai central server, which then depending on the location of client, picks up an Akamai edge server ...
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Can I lock a user to one site only in Chrome?

I want to prevent users of my personal Google Chrome browser from navigating away from the defined homepage except for refreshing the page. More "for science" than anything else - how can I do this ...
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There is no sharing tab in connection properties

I'm trying to make Android 4.4.2 device Micromax Unite 2 - A106 to share PC's internet connection. I've a PC at home which has highspeed broadband internet connection. I don't have wireless router ...
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Uploading image, screenshot to image hostings [closed]

I'm always using "1 app for 1 purpose". I mean, for internet one and only browser Chrome, for downloads Jdownloader ... etc. Currently I'm using 2 seperate applications for 1 purpose - image ...
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Win7 - Can ping Google but not able to browse via browser

I cannot browse any webpage on IE or Chrome. I had scanned the computer and had a few malware on it. Before removing it, the browsers worked fine. I have no proxy settings, DNS is automatic, and the ...
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Does speed enhancement software actually work? [duplicate]

Here on the Internet, we see many ads promoting software products which can enhance your Internet speed. I wonder, how could this be? Imagine that you are using a 1 Mbps Internet connection, and the ...
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Why my internet speed is very inconsistent/slow with switch

I recently bought a switch http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833156250 so I could get more ethernet ports in my room. All I had to do was plug in an ethernet cable from my router ...
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Vmware: guest (Ubuntu) can't access internet through host (XP)

I have been using Google to find a solution as to why guest (ubuntu) can't access internet. Host system is Windows XP. None of the solution didn't work for me. Solutions that worked for others: 1. ...
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Computer is slower on faster network

I have a great and fast laptop, while using my University's wireless Internet connection. Once I come home and plug in the LAN connection (which has much better download / upload speeds than the ...
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Lync is frequently disconnecting on screen-sharing session

This is happening when I connect to the VPN from my home internet. I'm using Modem and Wi-Fi router. Internet and IM itself work fine. How can I troubleshoot this problem, I'm not sure if this is ...
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Is there a way to make Chrome browser's scrollbar more visible?

They changed it a while ago and now it's really hard to see where you are on a page by looking at the scrollbar. Seriously what are they thinking... Is there a way to change its color/contrast?
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Some websites load only text parts [closed]

I'm having a problem loading some websites like Pintrest and Twitter when connected to through my router, either wired or wireless. Only textual parts of the sites loads. If I connect to Internet ...
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when describing an IPv6 subnet, what does the /n notation mean, where n = 64, 128, etc.?

I have seen IPv6 subnets described as /64 or /128, particularly by hosting companies. Does a /64 subnet mean there are 64 ipv6 addresses? Or 64bits worth of ipv6 addresses?
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An error occurred while Internet Connection Sharing was being enabled

I want to share my lan internet connection over my hosted network. But it's being failed due to An error occurred while Internet Connection Sharing was being enabled... I found this post but all the ...
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How can we increase speed of 3g internet?

I use 3G internet. My modem works excellent in some places of my city, but in some it works terrible. Speed is low. How can I increase the speed of it?
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Why can I view my site over a 3G connection but not through my wifi?

So, I am sitting in my office with four computers on the same network and internet connection. Two of the computers can visit this particular website. Two of the computer get a message "Google ...
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My NetGear router suddenly started showing limited access for all wifi connected laptops

I have netgear n300 router which I had installed about 6 months back. Here is how the setup is, I have a local internet provider by the name of "Hathway" they have this modem which is in turn ...
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How can I change my modem to not login

You probably didn't understand the title at all because I don't know what would be the best way to express this: I have got an ADSL connection going through my modem to the main router because I want ...
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How to share internet (on wireless) via LAN network in Windows 7?

My laptop is connected to the internet through a wireless modem and connected to another PC via LAN. They both run on Windows 7. How do I connect to the internet from the PC? What's the procedure? ...