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 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 "vp....
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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: http://www.dlinkmea....
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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 ...
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What type of information does HTTPs make private from an ISP? [duplicate]

How private is HTTPs to an ISP? For example, Can my ISP know the entire URL (Not only the domain) while connecting to a website with HTTPs? Can my ISP see images loaded through a website connected to ...
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ISP broadband user Authentication

How does an ISP authenticate a broadband user via its radius server or any other methods. Will it would be possible for me to locate this server eg- packet capture,by halfbridge mode, ip tracert? Is ...
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Home Fibernetwork setup vs Traceroute results - where is my WAN IP located?

On my learning with using traceroute, I have actually put it to practical use with my current home network setup trying to figure out what are the available hops and IPs assignment but have ...
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Will home router retain dynamic IP?

The cable from my ISP is connected directly to my computer. Problem is I have a dynamic IP address that changes every time I disconnect and reconnect, otherwise it will not change by itself if I stay ...
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Am I safe from ISP tracking with Avast VPN from Desktop Tower, 100%…? [duplicate]

Am I safe 100% from ISP tracking with Avast VPN from desktop tower? A lot of what I saw was about unsecure Wi-Fi. This would be connected through a Cat 5 cable to a modem. Right now I have no wireless ...
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ISP is inserting ads into web pages

My ISP is inserting ads into web pages randomly (it is like a popup in the bottom right side). I have tried different browsers but same thing happens. I know it is not caused by any virus because ads ...
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How do I prove that my ISP is violating basic principles of Net Neutrality? [closed]

There are two major e-commerce websites in my country say "abc.com" & "xyz.com". I live in a locality where there are around 50+ broadband users of this ISP. So what happens is whenever I try to ...
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Are ISPs able to track individual devices connected to a personal router? [duplicate]

Quick question about how ISPs and personal routers. So, I have a personal router and have about 13 devices currently connected to the router. Is there anyway that my ISP would know how many devices ...
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How to… Internet without ISP?

I know that servers are connected "directly to the internet", at least big servers like Google, right? So, how can I connect my computer to the internet without an ISP? Is it possible? Is it legal? ...
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How can I check if my ISP is intercepting DNS queries sent to alternative DNS servers?

Previously I had a router setup to use ISP provided DNS servers, but as of recently I setup two local DNS servers with forwarders set yo google's public dns. Whenever I visit a website which I assume ...
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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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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 ...