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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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 ...
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Why the concern over privacy invasions from Google & Facebook, but not ISPs? [closed]

It seems every day I read another article expressing concern how Google/Facebook is trying to track people's activity on the internet and sell/mine their personal browsing data. But I rarely read ...
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How do I get to the bottom of network latency and bandwidth issues

I recently moved two blocks south. That move moved me from Comcast to Broadstripe (high-speed internet cable providers). Comcast was pretty good. Broadstripe sucks. I called them on the phone, and ...
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How to get a Static IP address?

I have a dynamic IP address and I don't want to change it every time I connect to the Internet. I want to get a static IP address; what can I do?
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How much information can my ISP see?

Is it possible for my ISP to see the passwords that I enter on websites and in chat programs? And what about SSL websites that start with https, do they encrypt my username and password before ...
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Why would my cable internet cut out but cable tv still works?

A friend of mine asked me this and I wasn't able to come up with a good answer. Basically, you could be watching Comcast television in one room but the internet router is in another room. TV is fine ...
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When using a VPN, would my ISP still be able to read my internet traffic?

If I'm using a VPN service such as this, would my ISP still be able to read my internet traffic?
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Connect to the internet by changing the mac address

My ISP allows only one computer so I have to change the mac address. On the other computer I use ubuntu and I've changed my mac address with both ifconfig and macchanger. The internet still doesn't ...
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Fast switching between routers?

At home, I have two routers, each one connected to a different ISP. However, they're both really unstable, since ISP A may sometimes stop working for 5 minutes and ISP B has horrible speeds at night. ...
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ISP knows if modem is communicating with router

I was speaking with tech support for my cable internet provider troubleshooting a faulty router. They knew, somehow, if and when my modem was communicating with my router. Just wondering how is this ...
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setting dns server

I am trying to understand this: When I set up my internet connection, I have to enter my ISP's IP address and possibly a DNS server address. In both those options I can enter either an actual IP ...
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Ways to Determine if Internet Dropout is Router or ISP?

Since this weekend my internet has been randomly dropping out for 10-20 seconds. There doesn't seem to be any fixed interval to it, but it usually occurs every 30-60 minutes. At work, I have my ...
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Looking for VDSL2 modem that can work without NAT [closed]

All ADSL/VDSL providers here (The Netherlands) provide modems with integrated router. Not only that, but they put in their own firmware, so that you can do next to nothing with it. With my old ADSL ...
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Question about isp and bandwidth

I have pretty high bandwidth and my speed test download normally clocks over ~22 mb/s but I am unable to do anything else when my downloads reach over 1 mb/s (using torrents). What's the point of ...
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How to use the same internet connection over two machines with different MAC addresses?

My service provider does some binding to my Ethernet MAC address. So, I am not able to use the connection on a second machine that I need to use (I need to use both the machines, though not at the ...
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Can not resolve domain name of few sites in new country

I used to visit a few sites in different country. But now i have travelled to my home country and saw that domain name is not resolving. However if I use IP address then I can see the website. How ...
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Home & Office Laptop Connection

This may be a weird question, but...I have caught my son accessing inappropriate material on my work laptop at my home. He has used my wireless hope ISP. Will that show up at work on the servers ...
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Why we can change our IP address?

I came across some websites that offer to change our IP addresses. One says we can surf the net anonymously, including changing our IP address and location. Most of the software packages are not free, ...
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dialup connection script

I've just started working for a company who produce a specialist modem. In the test department they simulate actual use with a bunch of pc's acting as clients connecting over this modem. As such ...
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Do apps which access the network count towards my ISP's bandwidth?

When an application uses the internet or even a remote network location, does this count towards the bandwidth quota of my ISP? What if the machine is virtual?
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Hosting a web site at home: ISP Blocking port 80?

I presume this is a better place to put this rather than server fault. I'm interested in setting up a small site to host at home as a "proof of concept" exercise, i.e. to prove that I know how to do ...
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Test wireless speed?

Is there an utility that can test the speed between my pc and the wireless access point i am connected to? To clarify why i need to know this. My isp is providing me with a speed of 20mbs. Now if my ...
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How do I unblock VPN that is blocked by the ISP?

My ISP has blocked VPN access to the Internet that is a mere cruelty and disjustice. How do I get rid of this VPN block in Windows XP and Internet?
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Internet connection too slow

After a full scan of my system I now think that it is the ISP. I have used super antispyware, Avast, Norton AntiVirus and Spybot Search & Destroy. The Internet connection is still slow. And the ...
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how to check if your isp does video throttling?

I've recently changed isp; and noticed that I no longer can watch video sites like youtube in real time; I need to wait for buffering first. In both ISPs, my speed was same 5 megabits per second. ...
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tier 1 isp and end users [closed]

does a tier 1 isp provide internet service to end users directly? additionally does it host domain names for users?
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Web Based Proxy Server Can Mask My Ip Address? [closed]

Web Based Proxcy Server Can Mask My Ip Address From My ISP Server?
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Why is my Ares not Working?

I recently increased my blink broadband speed and now my Ares is not connecting. I spoke to the blink peeps and they deactivated my firewall..but Ares still is not working. What do i do?
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Fractional DSL speeds - Getting fastest connection based on distance from CO

My ISP offers 1.5 Mbps, 3 Mbps and 7 Mbps connection speeds. I currently have 3 Mbps and would like to get something faster but my ISP says that 7 Mbps is not available in my area. I assume this is ...
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Weird DNS Issue on XP

I've been having a strange, intermittent issue that I think is tied to DNS. It's hard to describe exactly, so I'm just going to list what's happened. I first noticed it with Facebook a few months ...
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Does Hotspot Shield hide my activity from my ISP?

Can Hotspot Shield make your activities invisible to your ISP? Or can they still see what you're downloading if they so choose? Here's the text from the product description: Hotspot Shield ...
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Can an ISP forbid you from sharing an internet connection?

I'm living with a few relatives right now and we just happen to be sharing an internet connection. However, it's been down for the past three days and when we called to ask why they agreed to send ...
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COX throttling my internet connection, anything I can do?

So it appears that when cox notices an internet connection using a Bittorrent client, they throttle ALL internet for that customer. I just got home from being away for a few months, and the first day ...
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How do Internet Service Providers limit bandwidth?

I get capped once a month after my International bandwidth runs out. I was wondering exactly how Telkom, the monopoly broadband service provider in my country achieve this. Technically, how do they ...
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Upload Download speed difference [duplicate]

When I test my hi-speed, I get (approx>): 9.7 Mb/s download .51 Mb/s upload 8ms ping. Why is there such a disparity between down load and up load?
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ISPs hijacking DNS errors on the web

I've noticed that ISPs have started hijacking DNS errors and show their own error pages instead (complete with annoying graphics and ads). Is there any way to fix this, or are they doing it on their ...
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How can I setup SSH Tunneling with AT&T on OS X

It has been suggested to me to try using SSH Tunneling to try and improve my internet connection and make it more reliable in my apartment. I am running OS X Snow Leopard and the internet provided ...
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How to compare ISPs speeds in my area?

Many Internet Speed Test sites logs the obtained info and let you compare speeds between cities. But there is a site that compares speeds between ISPs?
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Checking if my ISP supports IP multicast [closed]

I want to cast a live stream and can't tell if my ISP will support multicast or not. How do I check whether my ISP supports IP multicast?
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Where can I find a list of ISPs that allow a home web server?

I hear that only mom-and-pop ISPs let you do that these days, but I can't find a list of them anywhere. This is also a couple of questions: 1) Do you have any recommendations for those kind of ...
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Problem with accessing certain sites

I know this probably sounds like a silly question, and it sort of is. But just bear with me for a moment. My girlfriend recently purchased an apartment in Downtown Budapest, and it came with a cable ...
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Why is my DSL connection so slow, when my neighbor's is much faster?

I've just moved into a new house (new for me; the house was built in 2006). I've purchased DSL service through AT&T, paying for speeds "up to" 768 Kbps downstream / 384 Kbps upstream. My issue ...
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Why am I not getting anywhere near 7Mbps download speeds?

Why am I not getting anywhere near 7Mbps download speeds? I'm paying for 7Mbps download speeds and yet the fastest I can get anything is around 360Kbps. It doesn't matter what time of day it is or who ...
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How can I circumvent BitTorrent throttling?

My ISP is a reseller of Bell Canada DSL service. Bell uses Deep Packet Inspection for all of its users and resellers to limit the bandwidth consumed by P2P applications such as BitTorrent. Bell ...
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Is there a simple way to detect ISP port blocking?

Is there a way to tell the difference between my ISP blocking traffic on certain ports and my NAT router/firewall blocking that traffic? The sites “Shields Up” and “Can you see me” show my ports ...