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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Debugging slow internet connection

I've been experiencing a slow internet connection for the past couple of days. Using torrents to measure the speed, it has gone from about 400 kB/s to about 50 kB/s. I've already checked all "slow ...
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Split current network installation in two Vlans

here I got a (really) tricky problem In my home I have a basic router from my ISP and the DHCP Server that serves every mac address with a static IP in this configuration : Family devices : ...
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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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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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What information can my ISP see from my router?

I installed a new router today and saw my IP address change because the new router has a different MAC address and I am just curious on what information my ISP can see from my network. I know they ...
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Interent Connection stop and reconnets intermittently, while ping requests go through

Good day all I will keep this short, for the past week my internet has started becoming jittery, It will work fine then suddenly it will "go off", how I know this is my google drive says cannot ...
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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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Consistent corruption of large single file downloads

I have experienced this problem the past few times that I have tried to update the software for my iOS devices, but it is also a consistent issue I have seen whenever I try to download large files ...
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Why does my internet connection speed drop down to nothing when using torrents?

I have 100Mbps/10Mbps connection. If I open any torrent, with download speed of 50kB/s, my connection goes down to 25Mbps immediately, and any website is really slow to load, even if it is just text. ...
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Can My ISP's Assigning me a New IP Explain Poor Performance on my Home Network?

I have observed numerous times that poor performance on my home network, which is infrequent and characterized by slow transfer rates (especially over wireless), is resolved by rebooting the router. ...
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403 Forbidden error only for wikipedia site

So I was browsing the Internet and everything was nice and dandy suddenly my favorite site wikipedia gave me this: Forbidden You don't have permission to access this page. I have been trying ...
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Is it possible to use a cable modem on two different ISPs for the short term?

I have a Motorola SURFboard SB6141 DOCSIS 3.0 modem that I have been using at my old apartment with WoW Internet. I just moved into my new apartment on Comcast and provisioned the modem with Comcast. ...
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ISP Causes for huge packet loss to gateway

I have an office router with a static IP address (i.e. 208.55.14.1/30), connected to the ISP gateway (i.e. 208.55.14.2) via ethernet. The setup has worked perfectly for other a month, today i started ...
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How to check if your ISP does video throttling?

I’ve recently changed my ISP and noticed that I no longer can watch video sites like YouTube in real time; I need to wait for buffering first. On both ISPs, my speed was same 5 megabits per second. ...
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Need to merge 3 ISP to one using Mikrotik OS v6.9

I have three ISP connections, with different speed connecting to our Mikrotik Router OS v6.9, which is installed on a Intel based CPU (i5+8GB RAM), with three Dual-Gigabit NIC cards. ISP1 - Connected ...
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How to IPv4 through IPv6?

My ISP (Unitymedia Germany) tunnels IPv4 traffic through slow and unstable CGNAT (they call it "AFTR", which seems to be a similar thing) but comes with reliable and native IPv6. Now, is there any ...
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What's the actual download speed if I have Internet speed of 3Mbps?

I have an Internet plan of 3 Mbps, does that mean my download speed will reach 3 Mbps too? So far I'm only getting 300 KBps when I'm downloading files from the Internet.
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Throttled download speeds on new router with Comcast (ipv6 vs ipv4)

Issue with Comcast cable on Linksys or Cisco routers (and others) involving throttled download speed on ipv4. I recently upgraded my internet service to 100+ Mbs and also upgraded my router to ...
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Broadband ISP hack

My ISP allows me to surf www.youtube.com at 10Mbps speed but my normal speed for other site except Youtube is 512kbps. Is there any way to send all data (all other site) from my computer looks like ...
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Does my ISP know what sites I am visiting? [duplicate]

I am using Google Chrome in Windows 7 for Internet access. I am very curious to know if my ISP knows or not which sites I am visiting or what I am downloading. If it knows then to what extent (meaning ...
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OS X - WLAN and LAN simultaneously on 2 ISP?

On iMac I want to use 2 different applications and using 2 different ISP. Is that possible and if how config? Weather app: Connected to my WLAN using ISP 1 Camera app: Connected to my LAN ...
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Why do I keep getting redirected to “/cgi-bin/redirect.ha”, when using AT&T U-Verse?

When browsing the web, I occasionally get redirected to "/cgi-bin/redirect.ha". Closing the browser or flushing the cache seems to fix it sometimes, but not always. Sometimes I'll see from Google: ...
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losing internet connection after isp switch

Switched ISP's. First had no issues. Second, same type of router(Arris) and faster connection. (Only difference is ISP and router) When I am "surfing" regularly I can't load pages and get the ...
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cant access my site is my ip blocked by ISP

I want to know if my ISP has blocked my website www.indolog.com . If i use another ISP it works fine. Below are the tracert log C:\>tracert www.indolog.com Tracing route to indolog.com ...
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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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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 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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IPv6 configuration: ISP is blocking Neighbor Discovery

My ISP offers IPv6 to interested customers, but doesn't provide any support in this regard. I've been given a /64 prefix (let's call it 2345:6789:11:22::/64), a gateway address (2345:6789:11:22::1) ...
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Extremely slow download speed, could my modem be causing it?

First off all I want to thank everyone who is reading this. This will be a long problem so I really hope someone has an answer, as my ISP doesn't. For over a month we have been experiencing ...
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What does 'server down' mean?

Many times i/we heard from our ISP that their servers are down so i cannot use internet for some moments. According to me this is a server. So my question here is: Do they use computer servers to ...
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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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How to get my email to send from outlook after switching to Frontier service provider

I have recently moved to a new location and brought my computer with me, naturally. I purchased internet service through Frontier and figured that my POP email on Outlook, through secureserver.net, ...
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How is the internet connected? [closed]

A bunch of related questions on how the Internet is tied together ... So a web request goes from my browser to computer, then to my modem which is connected to my ISP through copper cables... What ...
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Local Network Addresses Visible to ISP

While I was on a support call with my ISP, their network engineer started listing IP addresses that were visible to him on my local network. He was right on the money as far as IPs that were up. I'd ...
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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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Two (multiple) internet providers?

I have two (multiple) separate internet providers. Is it possible to setup my network so that it use both (all) of them to speed up both download and upload (packet-level routing)? If it is not ...
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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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Dilemma about how my wireless devices obtain IP address

Currently in my network there are 7 wireless outdoor equipment and 1 switch . This switch act as backbone switch for my network as internet supply from ISP is connected to this switch. Through this ...
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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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Strange IP addresses given from router.(ISP limits number of addresses?)

Let me explain the situation: I have wireless router, that connects to DSL modem, that later goes to ISP(by f-connector if it matters). Then I have two problems with it: 1) Wireless router gives the ...
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Home Server comcast residential account

I have a home server set up through a comcast residential account. On the server I have several wordpress sites. In the wordpress sites I have to go into general--> settings to set the ip address to ...
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Is it possible for my ISP to detect my true internet speed? [closed]

I just got a new router installed, with a plan for 6MB/s, but realistically, I never get above 3.5MB/s. I'm curious: If an ISP wanted to, could they detect my true average internet speed, so that I ...
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Why does my modem takes many attempts to connect to internet

I have this old DSL 502T Dlink modem router(wired). I have been using this for many years without any issues. Recently though, there is issue connecting to the Internet (WAN side). It takes many ...
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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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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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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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ISP speed limit not functioning correct … how to replicate on purpose?

I recently moved to Jordan and the internet is not the greatest but i got my self an internet plan with 50gigs of bandwidth with a 10migs download speed. once i spend all my bandwith i still have ...
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Open Ports - Strange Errors

I was doing an open port check 1-65535 on my external IP from an online tool and I could see 5 open ports! When I opened one of them in my browser myip:3541 and I could see only this response: ...
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On a PPPoA ADSL Connection - What is the best MTU Size

As recently discovered, my ISP is currently using PPPoA in order to authenticate my ADSL connection. I would like to know the optimal MTU Size to use for this connection?
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Can ISP DNS servers go down?

I'm having problems with my ISP's DNS server. I'm able to do everything except visit any website using my browser through the website's domain name. I was with the technical support for 30 minutes ...