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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How to tell if a specific port is being throttled by my ISP?

I have a very strong suspicion that my ISP is throttling the port used by a Remote Gateway Server, but I haven't found any real way to test my theory. Does anybody know of a way to do this? That is ...
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Uploads only work sporadically

I am working on a web app, where users are allowed to upload video files. Video files get large quite quickly, to avoid timeouts on the server, I decided to split the file into many small packages of ...
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Connected to OpenVPN server (through WiFi), changing DNS on unprotected adapter stops Internet entirely

So whenever I connect to an OpenVPN with a configuration file I notice two things: The TAP- adapter has no gateway of it's own. Is that normal? Trying to resolve this problem: I copied all the ...
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Login page HTTP but goes through to HTTPS. Can ISP see passwords?

I noticed last night that my webmail providers homepage is HTTP. From there I login and go through to an HTTPS page and the session remains HTTPS from there. Does this mean that all my login details ...
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Forward traffic/packets through server (proxy/tunneling)

I have two networks: My local network (192.168.1.0/24) IPTV network (10.0.0.0/8) My current configuration of network is a little bit different as you could expect, but I can't change that since my ...
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Notebook internal WIFI slow vs external WIFI fast

My internet through my internal wifi (intel wireless-n 1030) on my laptop slowed down 2-3 weeks ago. I used to download 2 MB/s. Now it is 20KB/s and barely reaches 150KB/s. Youtube buffers sometimes ...
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Strange selective packet loss, only when request comes from outside ISP network

The following issue is having me scratching my head for about two months now...: When I connect to my home server from a public IP within my ISP (i.e. another customer of my ISP) I suffer sudden ...
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Automatically switch to VPN Gate when loading certain websites

My internet provider keep blocking innocent websites such as Vimeo and Reddit as if they're a porn galore. So I wanted a software that automatically switches to VPN Gate (http://www.vpngate.net/en/) ...
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Why does VPN break my internet connection?

Recently I bought internet service from an alternative ISP. I don't really know if I can trust them, so everything that is unimportant and not private, I browse without encryption, but what I value, ...
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Is there any way to bypass ISP-based redirection of webpages after credit finished?

My ISP has different Iinternet plans and some of them are limited traffic and once the monthly traffic has reached, any webpages will be redirected to a specific IP address showing that the credit has ...
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connecting 2 win7 computers behind individual routers on the same community ISP

my community ISP is very private and a bit loose on security. customers are assigned an IP from the ISP and this range is between 172.16.x.x on the same subnet my home is 172.16.0.62, and my office, ...
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Why does the download speed goes over the ISP bandwidth speed?

I have a wireless connection of 256 Kbps from my ISP. The download speed obviously varies on servers I am downloading from. But it goes all upto 181 KBps from ubuntu server and even higher from ...
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How to pretend ip request [duplicate]

I have a 2Mbps broadband connection. My isp provides 2Mbps for all the websites, but provides 10Mbps for every Google owned service. I want to download a file, but make it seems like it's being ...
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How to get Public IP (routable on the internet) from WiMax Broadband connection?

I have WiMax Broadband of BEYOND ISP with dynamic IP and they are using REDMAX router. Fortunately, i have configured their router to watch my DVR online through Port Forwarding and Dynamic DNS ...
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Which cable internet speed is most appropriate/realistic [closed]

I hope this is an appropriate question to ask. I have tried to do some research on this, but everything I find is incredibly specific and doesn't really answer the questions at a level I understand. ...
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Dual WAN Connection: WAN 1 can ssh, WAN 2 can not on specific IP

I have a Dual WAN Connection (1 ADSL and 1 SDSL) I have 2 example IPs, say IP1 and IP2 I can ssh into IP1 from WAN 1 and WAN2. I can ssh into IP2 from WAN 1, but not WAN 2. But : I can ping IP1 and ...
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Workaround for 404 error when ISP is blocking a website [duplicate]

My ISP seems to be blocking one particular website that I visit (specifically, www dailymotion com). I get a 404 Not Found error when I try to browse it (tried Firefox, Chrome and IE). I do not think ...
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Do I have to use an ISP-provided VDSL modem?

Each ISP so far has provided me with their own tweaked VDSL2+ modem. My current provider installed an VDSL modem that had so many errors that I considered paying the additional penalty for changing ...
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traceroute just showing a single hop to any host, no matter how remote?

So, at a friend's place, no matter where I do a traceroute to, I always get an immediate response of exactly one hop, just as if the computer would be directly connected to the target system. IIRC, ...
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How to fake my identity to my ISP?

My Broadband internet speed is 512kbps, but my ISP provides a speed boost when I surf the Youtube ( or Google drive). They provide about 5-6Mbps speed while I'm streaming or Downloading any Youtube ...
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How do I determine who the ISP of an IP is?

I'm looking for a way to find the ISP of a given IP address. How do I know what ISP assigned this IP address to a user? Edit: Thanks for the information about whois lookup queries @LPChip and @AFH! ...
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Fedora 20 webserver very slow

I got a personal webserver running on my computer. I made sure the port required is open on the firewall and my router, when I access the page via localhost, it's lightning fast. However many other ...
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Debugging slow internet connection

I've been experiencing a slow internet connection for the past couple of days. Using torrents to measure the speed, it has gone from about 400 kB/s to about 50 kB/s. I've already checked all "slow ...
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Split current network installation in two Vlans

here I got a (really) tricky problem In my home I have a basic router from my ISP and the DHCP Server that serves every mac address with a static IP in this configuration : Family devices : ...
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What information can my ISP see from my router?

I installed a new router today and saw my IP address change because the new router has a different MAC address and I am just curious on what information my ISP can see from my network. I know they ...
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Interent Connection stop and reconnets intermittently, while ping requests go through

Good day all I will keep this short, for the past week my internet has started becoming jittery, It will work fine then suddenly it will "go off", how I know this is my google drive says cannot ...
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Consistent corruption of large single file downloads

I have experienced this problem the past few times that I have tried to update the software for my iOS devices, but it is also a consistent issue I have seen whenever I try to download large files ...
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Why does my internet connection speed drop down to nothing when using torrents?

I have 100Mbps/10Mbps connection. If I open any torrent, with download speed of 50kB/s, my connection goes down to 25Mbps immediately, and any website is really slow to load, even if it is just text. ...
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Can My ISP's Assigning me a New IP Explain Poor Performance on my Home Network?

I have observed numerous times that poor performance on my home network, which is infrequent and characterized by slow transfer rates (especially over wireless), is resolved by rebooting the router. ...
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403 Forbidden error only for wikipedia site

So I was browsing the Internet and everything was nice and dandy suddenly my favorite site wikipedia gave me this: Forbidden You don't have permission to access this page. I have been trying ...
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Is it possible to use a cable modem on two different ISPs for the short term?

I have a Motorola SURFboard SB6141 DOCSIS 3.0 modem that I have been using at my old apartment with WoW Internet. I just moved into my new apartment on Comcast and provisioned the modem with Comcast. ...
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ISP Causes for huge packet loss to gateway

I have an office router with a static IP address (i.e. 208.55.14.1/30), connected to the ISP gateway (i.e. 208.55.14.2) via ethernet. The setup has worked perfectly for other a month, today i started ...
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How to IPv4 through IPv6?

My ISP (Unitymedia Germany) tunnels IPv4 traffic through slow and unstable CGNAT (they call it "AFTR", which seems to be a similar thing) but comes with reliable and native IPv6. Now, is there any ...
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Throttled download speeds on new router with Comcast (ipv6 vs ipv4)

Issue with Comcast cable on Linksys or Cisco routers (and others) involving throttled download speed on ipv4. I recently upgraded my internet service to 100+ Mbs and also upgraded my router to ...
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Does my ISP know what sites I am visiting? [duplicate]

I am using Google Chrome in Windows 7 for Internet access. I am very curious to know if my ISP knows or not which sites I am visiting or what I am downloading. If it knows then to what extent (meaning ...
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OS X - WLAN and LAN simultaneously on 2 ISP?

On iMac I want to use 2 different applications and using 2 different ISP. Is that possible and if how config? Weather app: Connected to my WLAN using ISP 1 Camera app: Connected to my LAN ...
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losing internet connection after isp switch

Switched ISP's. First had no issues. Second, same type of router(Arris) and faster connection. (Only difference is ISP and router) When I am "surfing" regularly I can't load pages and get the ...
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IPv6 configuration: ISP is blocking Neighbor Discovery

My ISP offers IPv6 to interested customers, but doesn't provide any support in this regard. I've been given a /64 prefix (let's call it 2345:6789:11:22::/64), a gateway address (2345:6789:11:22::1) ...
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Extremely slow download speed, could my modem be causing it?

First off all I want to thank everyone who is reading this. This will be a long problem so I really hope someone has an answer, as my ISP doesn't. For over a month we have been experiencing ...
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What does 'server down' mean?

Many times i/we heard from our ISP that their servers are down so i cannot use internet for some moments. According to me this is a server. So my question here is: Do they use computer servers to ...
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How to get my email to send from outlook after switching to Frontier service provider

I have recently moved to a new location and brought my computer with me, naturally. I purchased internet service through Frontier and figured that my POP email on Outlook, through secureserver.net, ...
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Local Network Addresses Visible to ISP

While I was on a support call with my ISP, their network engineer started listing IP addresses that were visible to him on my local network. He was right on the money as far as IPs that were up. I'd ...
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Two (multiple) internet providers?

I have two (multiple) separate internet providers. Is it possible to setup my network so that it use both (all) of them to speed up both download and upload (packet-level routing)? If it is not ...
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Dilemma about how my wireless devices obtain IP address

Currently in my network there are 7 wireless outdoor equipment and 1 switch . This switch act as backbone switch for my network as internet supply from ISP is connected to this switch. Through this ...
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Strange IP addresses given from router.(ISP limits number of addresses?)

Let me explain the situation: I have wireless router, that connects to DSL modem, that later goes to ISP(by f-connector if it matters). Then I have two problems with it: 1) Wireless router gives the ...
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Home Server comcast residential account

I have a home server set up through a comcast residential account. On the server I have several wordpress sites. In the wordpress sites I have to go into general--> settings to set the ip address to ...
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Why do I keep getting redirected to “/cgi-bin/redirect.ha”, when using AT&T U-Verse?

When browsing the web, I occasionally get redirected to "/cgi-bin/redirect.ha". Closing the browser or flushing the cache seems to fix it sometimes, but not always. Sometimes I'll see from Google: ...
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Why does my modem takes many attempts to connect to internet

I have this old DSL 502T Dlink modem router(wired). I have been using this for many years without any issues. Recently though, there is issue connecting to the Internet (WAN side). It takes many ...
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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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On a PPPoA ADSL Connection - What is the best MTU Size

As recently discovered, my ISP is currently using PPPoA in order to authenticate my ADSL connection. I would like to know the optimal MTU Size to use for this connection?