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 do i setup this ip for two location which will be using a same gateway as different subnet?

I have two public IP, they have not given me any subnetmask and gateway for those two. But in seperate they have given me one subnet mask/gateway as below: 217.91.227.x 217.91.170.x To be use ...
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How can I tell if my internet speed issues are coming from my wireless router or from my ISP?

For the past couple of months I've been having major internet connection stability issues with my ISP (Charter). I have their 100Mbps package, but most of the time the speeds are all over the place. ...
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DynDNS configuration - second to last packet is timed out during tracert

I have a NAS in a separate location which I connect into through a DynDNS domain I got for it. When I tracert to that DynDNS name, the following comes up: 1 3 ms 2 ms <1 ms ...
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Why does it take so much longer for me to load my router's gui than for me to load a website on the internet? [closed]

It doesn't make much sense to me; acessing something local should be quicker right? Is it simply that the router has low memory? PS: this is just one of a long list of reasons why I hate both default ...
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Will a router's bandwidth override what the ISP says you have?

I'm networking illiterate, and I wish to acquire a bit more information about networking. Say, for example, I got a package from Verizon that said your connection will be ~20 mb/s, but I got a router ...
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Forcing a Modem/Router combo to pass it's WAN IP to a dedicated router

I wish to use an ASUS RT-N56U router router with my ISP provided Motorola SBG6580. My goal is to disable the routing capabilities of the modem/router combo and use my Router as the Gateway, DNS, ...
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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 ...
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vpn bandwidth limitations [closed]

I have an ISP that provide me with internet access but they limited my bandwidth 512 KB/S and I saw some ADS about VPN like Hide My Ass and they provide you with Unlimited data transfer will I get ...
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How to electronically determine if ISP assigns DHCP addresses in RFC1918 range

Is there an electronic method/protocol/public-website that I can use to definitively determine whether or not my ISP assigns (RFC1918, Private_network) addresses for DHCP assigned addresses? I ...
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Is it possible to use a static IP assigned by my ISP for an offsite web server on a VPS (different ISP)?

I have a web server on a Virtual Private Server with a hosting provider. Unfortunately, they are really stingy with IP addresses and I need to run several SSL certificates on my server, so I will need ...
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Hole punching over multiple ISP [closed]

I have set up my web server on my home PC used to return its client's public ip/port for TCP hole punching. As I tested, All port returned from each request(I bind socket to the same port on each ...
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ISP 5 Device Limit … again

Sorry for the delay in responding to the suggestions that were posted in my first question (ISP 5 Device Limit - double NAT the solution?). I've been travelling and have not been able to try anything. ...
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How can I monitor my ISP's connection quality over time?

I've got a very bad ISP and want to monitor the connection quality over a month's time. At the moment I just wrote a script which logs ping requests to Google's DNS server 8.8.8.8. How can I do ...
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Can I have the same public IP while conected to different ISPs?

I have a possible disaster recovery scenario, use a production server with public IP from AT&T, the disaster recovery server should have the same public IP but with a different ISP (Time Warner or ...
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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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ISP 5 Device Limit - double NAT the solution?

I have asked this question in response to another question here ( 5 Max connections/devices to the internet? Is my ISP limiting me somehow? ), but thought I should start a thread to see if I can get ...
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Worse case scenario when switching a DNS entry with a TTL of 1 day

Say I have a DNS entry with a Time to Live set to 1 day or 86400 seconds, and I update it's destination IP, I wonder how long it would take in a worse case scenario for an end user until his he gets ...
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Mac address clone on DD-WRT

I am on a network on which I have my old router's mac address registered so I can access the internet through this network (it's filtered by mac address). I've recently replaced the old router and am ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to circumvent ISP Limiting “Unknown” traffic - (SSH)Proxy, VPN

I am having issues with using a proxy/VPN, with my current ISP (Comenersol, Spain). From my point of view they limit traffic by protocol or by traffic they "know" and "dont know". I'll explain my ...
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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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Could ISP limit my torrent bandwidth? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I circumvent BitTorrent throttling? Everyday i meet another problem. Seems like they will never end. i perform port forwarding both on the client and the router ...
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How to affectively diagnose ISP throttling (or other ISP related issues) and what to do about it?

My question is a bit general but I assume there has to be a good, specific answer to my problem. I, like many, am beginning to wonder if my ISP is throttling my home internet connection. I'm not so ...
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Why does my reverse SSH tunnel get closed after a certain amount of time?

I'm curious as to why my reverse SSH tunnel closes after a certain amount of time has passed while being inactive. Is this related to the specific ISP? I'm trying to reverse tunnel into a virtual ...
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Can my ISP find out if my wireless is protected or not?

Im just wondering how much my ISP knows about my activities. I have a Modem from them this modem then connects to a SITCOM wireless router which then leads to MY PC's, Phones, Laptops. I really need ...
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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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Can ISP limit my downstream to a specific website?

i do not mean access restrictions/censorship and bans based on IP address or domain names. For ex. i am connected to the Internet from a PC on a private network. i have access to X and Y websites. ...
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How does geolocation based on IP address work?

As all Internet users, I've visited web sites which appear to know in which country and city I'm located. I understand that these web sites typically look up my IP address in a database which maps IP ...
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Is there any reason to buy a more expensive cable modem? [closed]

I recently went shopping for a cable modem. I noticed there was the basic (~$50) model and the more expensive (~$100) model. The more expensive model said it could demodulate up to many 100s of ...
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Throughput and why do ISPs sell too much bandwidth? [closed]

I hope the question made sense how I worded it. :) I've been wondering, maximum theoretical bandwidth is measured as RWIN/RTT (Window size / round trip time) Wikipedia Calculate TCP throughput ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Create WiFi hotspot with web access point

I want to setup a WiFi network with access through a web interface. Essentially people would be asked to enter a username/password and their session would be valid for X minutes after which they'd be ...
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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 ...
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How can I open a site blocked by the ISP?

I use Linux and connect to the internet with a modem, but many sites are blocked by the ISP in Indonesia. How can I open a blocked site? It's not a porn site.
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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 ...
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Can I use two CDMA EVDO modems alternatively on the same line?

Can I use both modems one at a time (never at the same time) on the same line? I mean: I turn off one then use the other and viceversa. Will the same phone line work with both modems always?
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Reliably determine range of IP addresses that could be assigned to router

Like many of us with home internet service provided by ISPs, my router/modem is dynamically assigned an external IP address, typically within a range. When the router is reset (e.g. by a power ...
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My ISP responded to my request with another user's content, is that permissible? And if not, how can I prove it?

Over the past 3 months, I've had two instances when I visited stackoverflow.com only to discover myself logged in as a completely different user. This seems to have happened to others as well. In that ...
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Do ISPs charge for network header bytes as part of data usage? [closed]

Network traffic includes a lot of extra bytes for network headers etc. etc. Does this get measured as part of data usage by ISPs?
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Could local ISP capture my location whenever i launch a VPN to a VPN server?

I am extremely concerned that my ISP collects any information once I am connected to a VPN server. For instance, as far as I know, when I start a connection to a HotSpotShield VPN server, an IP ...
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nameserver spoiling avahi multicast name resolution of .local domain

After trying to ping a machine on my local network, I noticed that I was trying hit address 66.152.109.24. This is an external public address. Resolution should have occurred via avahi mDNS. I ran ...
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Router slowing my connection?

I have a Linksys WRT54G and I pay for a 12Mbps connection. I've been testing my connection using speedtest.net for many days and always get 8Mbps. I called the support and they told me to bypass the ...
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Are there any home ISPs that offer external IPs for all devices on the network? (No NAT)

NAT is a a real pain, and the large address space in IPv6 doesn't need it. Are there any ISPs that offer actual home routing, giving each computer a global IP address, rather than a local one? This ...
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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 ...
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Problems with accessing Apache 2.2 server from outside the firewall

I've done everything this tutorial told me to set up an Apache 2.2 HTTP server, and then forwarded port 80 to the machine the server is on. However I'm not getting a response back when I try to ...
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How To Capture My ISP Name? [closed]

Is there any website which can capture my ISP name?
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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 ...
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ISP Appears to Block Ports 80, 30080, 8080 etc etc

When using Canyouseeme.org it appears that my ISP is blocking every port. I am attempting to run a web server which works fine locally. I asked a previous question (here) regarding using different ...