An Internet service provider (ISP) is a company that provides access to the Internet. Access ISPs connect customers to the Internet using copper, wireless or fiber connections.

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Firefox redirection to dnssearch.com

My Environment OSX El Capitain FireFox 44.0.2 Service Provider : Time Warner Cable Issue only happens in Firefox, Safari and Chrome are okay Issue Summary Whenever i type incorrect web address like ...
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Why do ISP's offer faster download speeds than upload speeds? [duplicate]

In most cases (in the USA) the major ISP's offer moderate download speeds, but the uploads speeds are a fraction of the upload speeds (normally about 10%). Why is this done? It would seem better ...
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How do I determine actual internet bandwidth? [on hold]

I am at a school and our bandwidth isn't enough. A I shop for other ISP's how do I verify actual bandwidth that is available for our use. I have read that a T1 line provides 1.5 Mbps download as well ...
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How to monitor my connection continuity within 24 hours

I have a bad ISP, and my internet cuts off for like 10 seconds every 2 hours or so and return. According to my ISP it's fixed, but they've been saying that for weeks now. My question is, is there a ...
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The extent of my modem's issues on my end?

Yesterday, me and others in my apartment were suddenly unable to access certain (and by certain I mean many random ones) domains without time out issues. e.g. I could try going on amazon.com, but ...
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Rerouting all internet traffic for more direct path and lower ping

Is it possible for an end user to set a "custom route" for packets outbound to the "internet". Let me put this in perspective using a server and a game. 'isp x` is in charge of 99% of all ...
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Blocked ports/port forwarding to computer in my home network

I'm an electronics tech by trade, I know enough about networks/traffic/commands/etc. to do basic troubleshooting and know when I need to get help and what I'm looking for when I need it. So, I don't ...
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Accessing home server from the Internet

I'm having a bit of difficulty accessing my web server from the Internet. I've port forwarded port 80 to my server of course, and I can access the web server from the WAN IP, but only if the source ...
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How to bypass simple ISP block?

Background: My ISP (under the influence of our precious government) recently started blocking public web-sites for no particular reason. Problem: My guess is that ISP is using DPI to rule out which ...
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Google Services doesn't work with google DNS

I use DSL at work and home, from the same ISP. I have the same router with exactly the same model at both locations. I Have configured the two routers with the very same configuration except the ...
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Why does my explore.exe and System make connections to my ISP?

I've noticed that the System process and explorer.exe make connections to my ISP at various times, whether I am using the web or if my computer is idle. I see under Network Activity that the ...
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Very low SNR and very low line attenuation, what's up with my ADSL?

I have an ADSL connection, I live a couple hundred meters from the local telecommunications cabin. My router says that SNR is 4.8 dB, line attenuation is 9.5 dB and power is 9.8 dBm. From Google I ...
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Using Public IP (assigned from ISP) in local network

I'm an ordinary home user, who have 3 PCs, and i'm connected to the internet through an ordinary modem/router. I have received one public IP address from my ISP (in addition to another public wan ...
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How to get my router IP address (assigned by ISP via DHCP)

My router has a WAN PRIVATE IP address which is assigned via DHCP by my ISP. This is different from my public IP address of course. In my router settings page I can read it: 10.245.134.71, and ...
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How much should distance affect internet speed test?

I live in Phoenix. My ISP is Century Link. I am paying for a 40 meg connection. If I run a speed test to the local Tempe server, I get respectable speeds, usually low 30s. But if I run speed tests to ...
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Can't access my websites from my home network. Router, ISP or something else?

I'm having trouble accessing my websites. Here's the problem and the steps that I've already taken to try to debug the problem: Yesterday I was in the middle of updating my website. One moment it ...
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Issues forwarding ports after ISP IP Address change

My ISP recently (today) changed the dynamic IP address of my service, and has caused me some issues. First off, I had to reset my static local IP, but got that taken care of. My router, model: ...
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Network faster than ISP offers

We're switching from ISP soon but I still wanted to know something about our old one. Our ISP offers 2.4 GHz networks only and we bought a new router this year, which in turn supports 5 GHz. (Our ...
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Problems connecting to a friend's private server

Whenever I try to connect to a server hosted on my friend's network, the request times out. This also happens when he tries to connect to a server hosted on my network. Nobody else who tries to ...
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How do computers on the internet locate each other using IP addresses?

Given an IP address, how do ISPs know how to find the node assigned that IP? Is there a central server, or several distributed servers, somewhere that hold information on all allocated IPs? After ...
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How does an ISP authenticate modem/router connection? [closed]

When we don’t pay the bill how will ISP disable Internet? Is it done by disabling connections to the particular hardware (MAC) address of the router Or by disabling connection to the hardware port ...
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Network configuration to enable two gateways (ISPs)

I'll try to explain this clearly, but it's complex. My ISP (ISP1), who shall remain nameless, has reliability issues. I have a second one (ISP2), as a backup and for heavy traffic. ISP1 is Gateway 1 ...
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Data Usage Monitoring By ISPs [closed]

How do ISPs monitor the amount of Data usage? Is the technique used by them Standard or does it differs from one ISP to another? does using Tor or VPN prevents it from doing this? Is there a way you ...
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Sudden traceroute time jump between ISP and requested server

I've been having trouble these past few months with certain websites timing out or acting really slow, so I decided to do some traceroute testing. One particular website I try to access called ...
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How can I setup isp backup to my wifi router

I am running my application through internet, It's very important to use an uninterrupted internet connection. So how can I set the Backup ISP to my router(Dual WAN or 3G/4G modem) to connect ...
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How do ISPs divide their network for customers?

I wanted to start ISP business in small town in India and there aren't any known sources whom I can directly contact and they will give me details about plans etc. Before I can convince my friends to ...
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How to Make my own ISP with bandwidth from ONT

I have bandwidth allocation by a tier I provider via ONT. The fact is that they only supply the bandwidth on the line. What are the devices I need for making my Internet Connection. I can buy a ...
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too many routers, How to connect remotely to my laptop?

( Internet, outer network ) \ \ 1.2.3.4 (external IP) | 2.3.4.5(local ISP IP) | 192.168.1.1 (internal private IP) | \_________________ \ \ \ ...
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blank loading website: “transferring data from www.google-analytics.com”

I can't access a particular website. Browsers load the logo on the tab and the name of the site, but the page is blank. The circle goes around indicating the page is loading. On the lower left half ...
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Are there DNS performance differences, between macs vs fedora on home networks FIOS?

I recently switched my home network provider to verizon's fios, which proves to be very fast for external internet access. Oddly, however: On one of my laptops which is connected to an ethernet ...
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Why am i only getting half the advertised speed?

My ISP offers an internet speed for 20mb VDSL for 2 months and for free! So i signed up for no money charge, and a tech support came to my house to set up my new Internet, he showed and confirmed me ...
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Why is surfing/downloading so slow when uploading/syncing to Google Drive over ethernet?

First please note that I am using ethernet, not wifi. Checking with my ISP, I have 5Mbps download and 512Kb upload. So why is it that while uploading to Google Drive (I happen to use the Mac OSX ...
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Wifi router 300mbps vs real speed?

I have this router TP-LINK TL-WR841N (300 mbps 2.4Ghz). My ISP provided me 30mbps/4mbps and on Wifi I always got about the same. BUT, today, my ISP has changed and provides me 70mbps/10mbps. With an ...
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Am I being throttled by my ISP? [closed]

Everything is slow, it seems that a have a limit for each host where I connect. For example when I use BitTorrent, each peer is limited to no exceed 30 kB/s. So if I'm connected to 10 peers I get ...
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ISP default page on DNS failure

If I try to navigate to an unregistered domain like slsdfdsdfsdafdsflj.com, my Internet service provider (Verizon) will send me to a page like this. I'd like to know the default failure address for as ...
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Why does my D-Link DSL-2730U router claim the firmware update “contains an illegal image”?

I have a D-Link router. Its software (firmware) causes a lot of problems so I try to update it. My router model is DSL-2730U so I downloaded the original firmware from this site: ...
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What can my ISP see when I use an elite proxy server in my browser? [duplicate]

Let's say I've configured my chrome browser to use an elite proxy for browsing downloading etc,. What information can my ISP see about the connection? Thanks in advance.
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How to restore the original firmware of a router?

An internet service provider (ISP) has locked my router and changed its software so that I can not choose another ISP. My router works for that ISP only and it does not work for any Other ISP. I ...
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Simplex fiber from isp

I just got fiber, and I'm super happy! But recently I read about simplex vs duplex, and that simplex can only send data one way. And I noticed that there's actually only one fiber from my ISP, which ...
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Dynamic IP assignment in theory [duplicate]

If I turn my router off for 24 hours or more I am always assigned a new dynamic IP address once I turn it on again. Theoretical question for you guys; Does that mean I don't actually have an ...
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Cisco anyconnect add exception

My setup: I am having a D-Link DIR-600M wireless router. (firmware: 3.02) I am using Hathway service as ISP for internet. I am using "Cisco anyconnect Secure Mobility Client" to access my office ...
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If router is off for a few days, do you have an ip address as far as ISP is concerned?

I have an ISP which assigns IP addresses dynamically. If I go out and turn my router off I am always assigned a new one once I turn it back on. Does that mean that... 1) my previous IP goes elsewhere ...
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Is it possible to get ip address of a router thru mac id?

Is it possible to get ip address of a router thru its mac id (router) ? also I am connected in the same network (ISP)
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Connect to a computer behind a router I do not control

My ISP has assigned a single IP address for my entire apartment building (the ISP has an exclusivity contract with the building). The 'WAN' address my router sees is '192.168.1.130' which tells me I ...
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How to host web server without tunneling or port forwarding? [closed]

I have a local web server that I would like to make public but our ISP doesn't allow port forwarding and conventional tunneling services (ngrok, proxylocal, etc.) are much slower than port forwarding ...
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ISP Issues - TCP Out-of-Order

Accessing any webpage (basically any TCP connection), results in multiple retries before and long loading times before it loads a page with missing elements (reload might fix it). Google Chrome throws ...
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Is it possible to merge my ISP and cellphone Internet access? I want to split download and upload [duplicate]

I would like to use my ISP for download only, and my cellphones 4G connection for upload only. This is because my ISP's upload speed is poor, but download is OK, and my 4G upload is great and free (I ...
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Windows can't communicate with the device or resource [duplicate]

I have this problem in troubleshoot "Windows can't communicate with the device or resource (primary DNS server)" . My router is using a opendns server IP and I don't want default DNS server use ...
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Can't connect to SAMBA - ISP is blocking it

Security issues aside, I'd like to connect to a SAMBA share from home to a server (dedicated or vps, doesn't matter). The server works perfectly. The issue is on the client side. Let me more clear: ...
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Wireless home router redirects

I've got this problem: sometimes when I try to visit webpage, my router redirects me to 192.168.0.101(which is my default gateway) and wants to enter in router with username and password(default admin ...