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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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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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?

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 ...
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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's public DNS, I don't like my ISP DNS because it takes too much time to refresh. Today I have got a page from them saying that you should change the DNS to their 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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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) ...