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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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 ...
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Is my ISP blocking the ports 5050 and 6060

I want to find out whether or not my ISP is blocking the ports 5050 and 6060 which I need for my voip software on my iPhone. I'm using a 3G stick with a prepaid plan, and I'm using the internet ...
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How do I determine the IP address of my ISP's nameservers? (/etc/resolv.conf only shows the default gateway)

My home server is connected to the router. This is the output of the /etc/resolv.conf file nameserver 192.168.1.1 How do I determine the IP address of my ISP's nameservers?
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I'm using an external dns , can my ISP detect that?

I tend to use google public dns , i don't like my ISP dns because it took too much time to refresh today i have got a page from them saying that you should change the dns to thier dns because they ...
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Why doesn't my tested internet speed match my actual?

Via speedtest.net, I have an download/upload speed around 30MB/1MB but when doing "strenuous" internet activities (torrents, uploading/downloading large files to webservers, etc), I get about ...
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TCP/IP on the transport level

I'm trying to understand what happens when I send a packet using a socket on the transport level. Do all packets which leave my computer go first to a geographical location designated by my ISP? Then ...
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How can I prevent my router from sending useless data packets from/to my ISP?

It appears that my ISP has found a way to exceed my hi-speed bandwidth by sending garbage packages. Their customer care confirmed that even if just the router is switched on, it's going to keep adding ...
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A Canadian in Berlin - problems with FTP and IP numbers - anyone have ideas?

Thanks for taking the time. My problem- I am a Canadian (with Canadian laptop) presently in Berlin. For some reason I am having repeated connectivity problems -- At my flat I cannot connect via ...
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How can I prove (with logging) where a port block is occurring?

How can I prove (with logging) where a port block is occurring? I've set up an FTP site on IIS (windows 7 home) and set up a rule in the Windows Firewall allowing access. The ftp site is accessible ...
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internet connection issues ( Router, network, ISP? )

I have got a problem with either my router or my ISP provider. Please let me know if you can work out what could be wrong. My observation: downloading large files (over .5 GB ) works well, download ...
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How is my ISP DNS hijacking AFTER all these precautions?

In IE9 when I search for anything my ISP hijacks google search and I get this result. To add complication to this I've already changed the default DNS servers (OpenDNS) months ago. This only happens ...
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Dlink dir 685 with static IP. Cannot see router from other network

I have l2tp connection. My ISP gave me static IP. I can ping this IP from my ISP network successfully. But if I ping it from other ISP - it doesn't. I have dlink 685 router. Unchecked in Firewall ...
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How to disable Comcast mistyped address page?

I upgraded my Firefox to v7 (I am on Ubuntu if this matters). Before, I could type in the address bar "ebay" or "gmail" for example, and it would take me to those sites. After I upgraded, it redirects ...
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Broadband file transfer bottleneck

I am transferring a video (about 500 MB) created for a school project to my classmate's NAS box over our broadband connections. She has a 15 Mbps down and I have 15 Mbps up, according to multiple ...
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ISP proposes speeds “up to” 15Mbps, 20Mbps, and more - what does it mean? [closed]

My ISP proposes various levels of net speed, namely 12, 15, 20, 50, etc., Mbps. What would this most likely mean to the user on a daily basis? What does it mean for the ISP - what do they actually ...
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What are the advantages of a fixed IP address?

My ISP provides an option to pay for a fixed IP address. What are the advantages of a fixed IP address? This relates to a home connection which will be used for general browsing, movie download / ...
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Is it possible to wake-on-lan computer connected to cable modem over Internet? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I send a Wake On LAN packet without broadcasting? I am able to wake my computer over internet, because my computer is connected to a router, and router is connected ...
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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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Internet download speed does not reach full speed unless more than one file downloaded

I have ADSL line and my download speed does reach full speed as it is used to be when I download one file at a time. When I called my ISP they told me I must download more than one file at the same ...
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Hiding my location to websites with region-specific languages/content

I just went to download Microsoft Secority Essentials and it enraged me as it redirected me to a site in my home language and not the default English. If I go to America, I don't want them to speak ...
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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 ...
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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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Internet download speed dropped down hugely, upload speed fine

I'm having a 10 Mbps LAN connection and it used to work ok, but since yesterday the download speed has been terribly low. I'm getting 266 kbps, BUT the upload speed is great - almost 10 mbps. I've ...
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Anonymous Software to bypass ISP filters

I need a software that enables me to anonymously bypass an ISP filter -- I need my IP and location to be anonymous so that I can surf the Internet freely. I used to use UltraSurF but it was blocked by ...
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Is working though VPN preventing the proxy server from monitoring me?

If I'm working behind proxy. I have a VPN connection outside my country if I used this VPN connection to browse the internet is this hiding me from the proxy? Is it preventing the company proxy or my ...
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Use you VPS to access some website when your ISP blocked

My ISP (in Vietnam) has block facebook.com Some one tell mee to edit the /etc/hosts, for example: 153.16.15.71 www.facebook.com But I not sure where that server com from, maybe they will stole my ...
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Spoof user agent for GoGo Inflight Internet?

Is it possible to trick the GoGo Inflight WiFi on airlines into thinking that you have a mobile device instead of a laptop? It seems like most airlines that offer in flight wireless these days use ...
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Can't SSH over Internet

In my home, I'm able to connect to my own computer via SSH when using my LAN IP. I can't connect using my public IP even when I disconnect the router and connect my computer directly to the modem. I ...
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Almost all sites time out periodically

I've moved to a new internet connection and I'm having issues getting on the web consistently. A few websites (esp. Google) always load as expected. But, most other sites (incl. Bing, Facebook) ...
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How does an ISP assign IP?

I've noticed when I reconnect to internet, the last two bytes of IP address static IP changes. Does that mean when I disconnect someone else could have the same IP? How does this process differ from ...
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2 WAN to LAN, What router do I need?

I've done CCNA a long, long time ago at school, and now I need to use it.. But as you know, you forget things quite easly when not using it :P Ok, I need a router that is able to be connected to 2 ...
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Second router on LAN is connected to other router via PPTP, but one network can't talk to the other

My ISP/Model router is set to 192.168.0.1 My DD-WRT is set to 192.168.0.80. A Linksys WRT300 that was flashed with a DD-WRT.BIN specifically for it (not the generic one). It uses the PPTP ...
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I want uTorrent to use one ISP, and all other applications to use another ISP

I have a Windows 7 based desktop with two LAN cards (NICs): NIC1 is connected to a router, which connects to a reliable ISP with a low data cap (Fair Usage Policy). NIC2 is connected to an ADSL ...
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Facebook Connect only timeouts on Ubuntu

I recently switched ISPs. One site I visit regularly includes the Facebook Connect JS on it's site - http://connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1 However, the browser is not downloading the ...
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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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Can't reach my home server from outside

I have a static ip address granted by my ISP. I have a small home server (Ubuntu server+ Apache) and I maintain a website which used to be reachable by domain name and by ip address. Suddenly I ...
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If I bridge a WiFi card to an ethernet card, then I connect another computer to the ethernet adapter is the router aware of this?

I have an ISP that only allows me to add seven computers to the wireless network, I have to call them and give them the computer MAC address. I have a computer that isn't authorized, and I have a ...
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Enabling wireless network access

I have an internet connection with a speed of 512 kbps. I recently bought an Ipad and wanted to have wifi access. Despite buying a wireless router myself, my ISP is not allowing to set up a wireless ...
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Host File Redirect?

How can I edit my host files to redirect to a html file saved locally when a request is made to a specific IP? I have a Linux Mint box (pretty much an ubuntu distro). Road runner has an annoying DNS ...
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Blocking Ads by ISP

My ISP is inserting an ad on every page I open. (Using JavaScript I guess). I have included a screenshot to show what I am talking about. This is independent of the browser, whether I use chrome, ...
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How can I tell if my ISP is redirecting my DNS queries?

I've attempted to use some DNS services like OpenDNS, and no matter what I do the DNS queries don't return the expected results. Watching the packet traffic on my firewall, I can see the queries go ...
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Assign a public static IP address to a router

Am I able to assign the static IP address that my ISP provides me directly to my router? My ISP are telling me that I have to assign the IP to a server inside the network instead, and cannot assign ...
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some sites are not opening in our network

We have five PC in our network, with internet connection(i.e same ISP). But some sites are not opening in our network. Like some sites which works outside our network, don't open. I have reset the ...
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How to make a server check it's own availability on the web?

Just a quick question – my server is running at my house serving webpages at http://www.javawag.com/. The problem is that my home internet connection keeps dropping randomly - for about 10 minutes at ...
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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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Is it my ISP's fault that I mostly cannot browse over HTTPS?

When I browse sites over HTTPS (specifically GitHub and Twitter) it sometimes works, but mostly it doesn't. Web pages often fail to load and my web browser shows that "the server unexpectedly dropped ...