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0answers
25 views

How can I tell if my ISP is intentionally degrading service of particular websites (eg video) [duplicate]

Some particular websites (youtube is a commonly cited example) frequently have poor streaming performance. How can I determine if youtube is just not good at doing video, or if my ISP is just ...
1
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1answer
126 views

Cost Of Bandwidth $20.00 per megabyte?

I have been in talks with local ISPS about getting fiber hooked up. Several of them have, rather cryptically, told me that they get charged "$20.00" per "MegaByte". This makes no sense to me. A ...
1
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1answer
229 views

Troubleshooting an unstable internet connection

My MacBook Pro running OS X (10.9, but I had the same problem before) is connected to a Belkin router via WiFi and, using Virgin Media as the ISP, to the internet. The connection is extremely unstable ...
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2answers
505 views

Difference between bandwidth and actual speed ? [duplicate]

I leased a line from an ISP that offers me a bandwidth of 4mb/s.But I receive only a speed of 160 kbps when downloading files over internet.I found that the actual speed I receive is the ISP ...
1
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0answers
56 views

Logging in to the university website displays an entirely different user account

Note: I'm using Windows 7, Google Chrome as the default browser. We also don't have dedicated IPs in my country I was trying to register online to the fall semester online through the website of my ...
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2answers
184 views

How does Windows know information about a connection's lease time?

How can Windows "see" information of an ethernet adapter's lease (like lease obtained/expires), when that lease comes from the ISP, but when there's a router in between? I've assumed that lease ...
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1answer
74 views

Why some internet providers use proxy for internet connection? [closed]

Some ISPs and organizations (which are big enough to provide internet over the system like an ISP) use proxy for providing the service to their clients. Then, each user need to set the target proxy ...
3
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3answers
412 views

Is a cable modem registered to a CMTS or the entire ISP?

I am curious if I were to move, do you have to tell your ISP, in this case my cable company, that I am moving? Is the cable modem MAC restricted to a certain CMTS, or could I use any CMTS belonging ...
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1answer
99 views

How can I record additional data with pings, such as IP and ISP info?

I am running after my ISP for last 15 days for unacceptable slow internet speed without any help. I was using SpeedTest.net and testmy.net for testing the speed. At times SpeedTest fails to load due ...
0
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1answer
19 views

Qualifying (and/or Quantifying) Internet Connectivity Problems

I'm having intermittent problems with my internet, and would like to be able to give my provider enough information to help them diagnose the problem. Is there a free tool I can run on my PC to track ...
1
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1answer
491 views

Why does my privoxy log show lots of requests to updateservice.sonic.com/Ping.asp?

I installed privoxy as a transparent proxy on a gateway machine, and I have Sonic for an ISP. I'm seeing a lot of requests to http://updateservice.sonic.com/Ping.asp when I'm browsing random pages. ...
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4answers
653 views

Router: Internet cable CANNOT be plugged into Internet port

I recently switched ISPs and the new one seems to do something a bit weird. It is through a dish that just gives me a ethernet cable with internet. The dish handles all the connection stuff (if I plug ...
0
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2answers
455 views

Does image block (firefox addon) save internet bandwidth usage?

Does image block save internet bandwidth usage? I have a data capped plan from my ISP ( 5GB at 2mbps and thereafter 256 kbps / pm). I doubt if the addon or other similar addon actually saves ...
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1answer
379 views

Download speed spikes

My download speeds drop to about 1 kbps then spike to between 200 kbps and 500 kbps then drop to about 1 kbps for about 5 seconds before it spikes again. But if I surf the internet i get speeds ...
1
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1answer
181 views

Is Earthlink an ISP? [closed]

This has always confused me. When we signed up for DSL ~6 years ago through Qwest (now CenturyLink) we were given the option of either MSN or Earthlink. We went with Earthlink. What exactly are ...
1
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1answer
76 views

What protocols will/are ISPs use for IPv6 deployment?

Currently ISPs deal out addresses via DHCP for IPv4 dynamic (single) addresses. What protocol will/are ISPs going to use for IPv6 when they can hand a customer an entire /64 (or /48 if they are nice) ...
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2answers
234 views

weird internet connection - pages not loading correctly

I've been facing a weird internet problem. I can open sites like google, warez-bb fine without any problems, but when I try to open any blogs, Hotmail, turbobit (I'm not sure what category of sites) ...
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2answers
683 views

Unable to access router even though internet works

I had access to my router and my internet was also working fine, but I was trying to do a port forward of 80 to my local machine and in the process I made a mistake. I went into Remote Management and ...
0
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1answer
474 views

Tricking ISP speed limits through a VPN [closed]

I bought a 10 mbps DSL Internet. Though, there was a catch that I've overlooked – this is only within Philippines. The connection with other continents is pretty poor, download speed is roughly 500 ...
1
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1answer
702 views

Questions about how proxy servers & VPNs work [closed]

I have a couple of questions that are related to security. Correct me if i'm wrong :) If I want to request something (ex: visiting www.google.com): my computer will request that then it will go ...
0
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1answer
106 views

random internet latency issues

We are having lag issues with our internet and have been for a while now. I have contacted our ISP's customer service SEVERAL times regarding the issue. Every time i talk to them they tell me to ...
254
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4answers
22k views

Who provides the Internet service to Internet Service Providers (ISPs)?

I've been wondering recently about how the infrastructure of the Internet really works. I know that I have an Internet Service Provider (ISP) that supplies my connection to the Internet. But what ...
0
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2answers
101 views

Is a 'telecommuter' SLA a good idea? Does it even exist? [closed]

I telecommute from my home to my employer in California. Internet outages are rare, but 2-3 times a year I need to eat vacation time because of an outage. I don't terribly mind missing work here and ...
2
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2answers
2k views

How do I connect multiple devices to an ISP that gives web-based portal for logging in?

I have an ISP (Beam telecom, if it's relevant) that provides only a LAN cable connection. Using this, whichever site you initially open, you are redirected to its portal page where you are required to ...
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2answers
69 views

Can connect Windows computer to network, not OS X?

I moved back in to my college apartment with some crappy ISP. Last spring, I had no problems, but now, my Macbook can connect to the network just fine when booted into Windows, but can't in OS X. In ...
167
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24answers
8k views

What are some options for transfering large files without using the Internet? [closed]

My employer's Internet connection is extremely slow. It's a $6,000 a month, 9 Mb, bonded T1, shared by over 150 users. It's not untypical to see regular file transfer speeds of 20-100 KBps. And ...
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2answers
166 views

Other computers behind isp cable

Today I have problems with my internet connection. I am connected to my router and router is connected to cable in the wall. Today, when I connect my computer directly to cable in the wall I notice ...
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1answer
425 views

DHCP not responding from laptop or router, but works on directly plugged PC?

I'm at my sister in law's place in Singapore. I'm not from Singapore but am here for a few months. She has some sort of cable modem made by motorolla (SB5101 Surfboard). I think it goes, through ...
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1answer
137 views

Why the concern over privacy invasions from Google & Facebook, but not ISPs? [closed]

It seems every day I read another article expressing concern how Google/Facebook is trying to track people's activity on the internet and sell/mine their personal browsing data. But I rarely read ...
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3answers
3k views

Why would my cable internet cut out but cable tv still works?

A friend of mine asked me this and I wasn't able to come up with a good answer. Basically, you could be watching Comcast television in one room but the internet router is in another room. TV is fine ...
2
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3answers
6k views

When using a VPN, would my ISP still be able to read my internet traffic?

If I'm using a VPN service such as this, would my ISP still be able to read my internet traffic?
0
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2answers
785 views

Connect to the internet by changing the mac address

My ISP allows only one computer so I have to change the mac address. On the other computer I use ubuntu and I've changed my mac address with both ifconfig and macchanger. The internet still doesn't ...
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1answer
4k views

Ways to Determine if Internet Dropout is Router or ISP?

Since this weekend my internet has been randomly dropping out for 10-20 seconds. There doesn't seem to be any fixed interval to it, but it usually occurs every 30-60 minutes. At work, I have my ...
2
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1answer
818 views

Looking for VDSL2 modem that can work without NAT [closed]

All ADSL/VDSL providers here (The Netherlands) provide modems with integrated router. Not only that, but they put in their own firmware, so that you can do next to nothing with it. With my old ADSL ...
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3answers
264 views

Question about isp and bandwidth

I have pretty high bandwidth and my speed test download normally clocks over ~22 mb/s but I am unable to do anything else when my downloads reach over 1 mb/s (using torrents). What's the point of ...
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4answers
640 views

How to use the same internet connection over two machines with different MAC addresses?

My service provider does some binding to my Ethernet MAC address. So, I am not able to use the connection on a second machine that I need to use (I need to use both the machines, though not at the ...
1
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1answer
614 views

Why is my Ares not Working?

I recently increased my blink broadband speed and now my Ares is not connecting. I spoke to the blink peeps and they deactivated my firewall..but Ares still is not working. What do i do?
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1answer
892 views

How to compare ISPs speeds in my area?

Many Internet Speed Test sites logs the obtained info and let you compare speeds between cities. But there is a site that compares speeds between ISPs?
3
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3answers
191 views

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 ...
13
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6answers
18k views

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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2answers
5k views

Why am I not getting anywhere near 7Mbps download speeds?

Why am I not getting anywhere near 7Mbps download speeds? I'm paying for 7Mbps download speeds and yet the fastest I can get anything is around 360Kbps. It doesn't matter what time of day it is or who ...