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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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 ...
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Tor Browser and how it affects torrents

I have recently received a message on my computer stating that my Internet Service Provider has been monitoring my traffic and have recorded me downloading several torrents that they have marked as ...
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Two ethernet connects how can I set the default one?

I have Two ethernet cards / Connections How can I tell windows to set Eth1 as default so web,steaming all the normal stuff uses this connection? I have set bittorrent up correctly to use the other ...
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Bittorrent and ISP

Quick question..I switched my ISP yesterday and I immediately noticed that my torrent downloads are considerably faster now. Is it possible torrent downloads were limited by my previous ISP?
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DHCP Renew on FW restores Internet Connection - why?

Home network, Cisco ASA 5505 9.0(1), Windows Server 2008 R2 (actually SBS 2011), various Mac, Windows and embedded clients. ISP is Rochester, NY Road Runner. Often (2-3x per day) my embedded devices ...
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Host server at home behind ISP NAT using STUN

I'm hosting my own Linux server at home, which I will be using as a VPN server and web hosting if possible, problem is that I'm behind my ISP's NAT which means that I'm unable to connect to my server ...
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Netgear DG834Gv3 ADSL router dropping Rackspace VPN connection intermittently

I have a Netgear DG834G v3 ADSL router which I have had since early-2007. When I work from home I connect to office networks on a Win7 machine via a Rackspace-provided VPN using Cisco System VPN ...
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determine connections limit enforced by my ISP

I know my new ISP is enforcing a lot of different limitations. They refuse to say what are the limits. To determine bandwidth I can use sites like http://www.voiptest.org/ (BTW it shows me ~15% of ...
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Unable to reach remote server from new ISP

From my previous Internet Service Provider I was able to reach (ping/trace/remote desktop) my remote server (windows 2003). Since I changed ISP I cant reach it. This is a tracert to the server from ...
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How to prevent my ISP from putting every website in a frame?

My ISP has a bad habit of putting every page I visit into an iframe so they can overlay it with their commercials etc.. (I'm guessing they are using a transparent proxy to do it) Is there an add-on ...
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DSL speeds varying across different protocols

For a couple of weeks now I've been experiencing a very odd issue that I've never come across before and I've exhausted all possible solutions I'm aware of. Let me detail my problem further. ...
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Is it possible to find out which upstream DNS server my router is querying? (just using dns tools)

Ok, here is the setup: I have a local router which advertises itself as the DNS server over DHCP. The DNS resolver on the router just forwards the requests to the ISP nameservers and caches the reply. ...
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Is my MAC monitored? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is your MAC address revealed when you hit up a website? Is the MAC address traceable to the ISP? Or any website? If so can we hide the MAC address from a second person? ...
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VOIP (Skype, Lync) 'stutters' with my ISP. How can I prove it?

When I am on VOIP calls (Skype or Lync) most of the time the calls suffer quality issues where the person on the other end cuts out. 4 perfect seconds, then 1 to 1/2 a second of what the other person ...
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Accurately determine data usage on a metered Internet connection [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Software to report internet traffic for home user On my profile page of my ISP, I tracked that I used 100+ MB of data within 60 minutes of usage. During standalone ...
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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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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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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 effectively 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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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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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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How can I open a site blocked by the ISP? [duplicate]

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 ...