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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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 to fake my identity to my ISP?

My Broadband internet speed is 512kbps, but my ISP provides a speed boost when I surf the Youtube ( or Google drive). They provide about 5-6Mbps speed while I'm streaming or Downloading any Youtube ...
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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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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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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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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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My ISP locked me out of my router

I did a quick search for this and didn't find results, so I'm thinking its just as bizarre as I thought. MY internet went down last night, and after 20 minutes of unstable it was back. But out of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dynamic IP range

With a dynamic IP address, each time I start up my router I get a new IP address by my ISP. But is there any sort of range where that IP is taken from? I mean, after X new requests, is there a chance ...
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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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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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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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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 ...