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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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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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 is LAN diagram/schematic where my cable modem is connected to?

I'm not an IT guy, i'm just home user which know a bit about networking. I'm trying to learn how the connection (LAN) is built in outer side of my home LAN. Here's the diagram : PC ...
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Download speed spikes

My download speeds drop to about 1 kbps then spike to between 200 kbps and 500 kbps then drop to about 1 kbps for about 5 seconds before it spikes again. But if I surf the internet i get speeds ...
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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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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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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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Forward traffic/packets through server (proxy/tunneling)

I have two networks: My local network (192.168.1.0/24) IPTV network (10.0.0.0/8) My current configuration of network is a little bit different as you could expect, but I can't change that since my ...
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Strange selective packet loss, only when request comes from outside ISP network

The following issue is having me scratching my head for about two months now...: When I connect to my home server from a public IP within my ISP (i.e. another customer of my ISP) I suffer sudden ...
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Why does VPN break my internet connection?

Recently I bought internet service from an alternative ISP. I don't really know if I can trust them, so everything that is unimportant and not private, I browse without encryption, but what I value, ...
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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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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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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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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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Spam-tag chinese spam mails via ISPConfig

I'm looking for a way to get rid of the ton of - I assume - Chinese spam mails I get every day. Is there a way to filter out mails which contain Asian characters in the subject? I googled around but ...
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How do I make Windows switch Wifi connections when a limit is reached?

My Internet service provider only allows me a cap of 30gb a month. It's a 4g LTE router which I connect to wirelessly. I also have another 3g wireless router as a backup. Windows does not show "no ...
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Logging in to the university website displays an entirely different user account

Note: I'm using Windows 7, Google Chrome as the default browser. We also don't have dedicated IPs in my country I was trying to register online to the fall semester online through the website of my ...
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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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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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Connected to OpenVPN server (through WiFi), changing DNS on unprotected adapter stops Internet entirely

So whenever I connect to an OpenVPN with a configuration file I notice two things: The TAP- adapter has no gateway of it's own. Is that normal? Trying to resolve this problem: I copied all the ...
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Automatically switch to VPN Gate when loading certain websites

My internet provider keep blocking innocent websites such as Vimeo and Reddit as if they're a porn galore. So I wanted a software that automatically switches to VPN Gate (http://www.vpngate.net/en/) ...
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connecting 2 win7 computers behind individual routers on the same community ISP

my community ISP is very private and a bit loose on security. customers are assigned an IP from the ISP and this range is between 172.16.x.x on the same subnet my home is 172.16.0.62, and my office, ...
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How to get Public IP (routable on the internet) from WiMax Broadband connection?

I have WiMax Broadband of BEYOND ISP with dynamic IP and they are using REDMAX router. Fortunately, i have configured their router to watch my DVR online through Port Forwarding and Dynamic DNS ...
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Dual WAN Connection: WAN 1 can ssh, WAN 2 can not on specific IP

I have a Dual WAN Connection (1 ADSL and 1 SDSL) I have 2 example IPs, say IP1 and IP2 I can ssh into IP1 from WAN 1 and WAN2. I can ssh into IP2 from WAN 1, but not WAN 2. But : I can ping IP1 and ...
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Do I have to use an ISP-provided VDSL modem?

Each ISP so far has provided me with their own tweaked VDSL2+ modem. My current provider installed an VDSL modem that had so many errors that I considered paying the additional penalty for changing ...
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traceroute just showing a single hop to any host, no matter how remote?

So, at a friend's place, no matter where I do a traceroute to, I always get an immediate response of exactly one hop, just as if the computer would be directly connected to the target system. IIRC, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Two (non-concurrent) connections on one modem?

Is there a way to store two ISP connections on a modem/router so that it can be switched between them easily? (The only option I've found to change a connection is to insert the new username and ...
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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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A few computers loss internet but can access local resources , other 8 never loss connection

This is a small network with Comcast ISP ( Cable ), there are 11 PC connected to network all are wired Ethernet, the same 3 computers will loss there internet connection sometimes, not all at same ...
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Weird Network Issue…I have no clue what to do next

Last year I had a very weird issue that every few hours I would get huge pings(1700ms+) and my 15mbps connection would to like < than 1 mbps download and like 0.25 Upload. All devices on my network ...
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I moved houses (40 miles), kept same internet service, but much, much slower service

I recently moved about 40 miles to a new house. I kept the same service provider, same plan, and same modem/router. In my old house, the speed of the internet was a non-issue - click a page and you ...
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Automatically add tracker url to any public torrents from any site while downloading

I've noticed an amazing thing today that I've never seen or heard before. Within my friend's ISP, any public torrent he downloads from any site no matter what (even if the site is hosted within his ...
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Avoid ISP blocking VPN connection

I have rented a Virtual Private Server and I have set up a VPN (of type PPTP) following this simple tutorial. It seems that the VPN server is set up correctly, and the VPS administrators told me that ...
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Residential ISP possibly blocking SSH and other odd high ports - how to verify?

I have recently had a problem in a scenario where I am having to run SSH and some other high number port services behind a residential connection. I am suspecting that the ISP is performing some level ...
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Very high latency with Verizon DSL

At any time in a given day, my ping could be anywhere from 60ms (already too high) to over 1000ms. I've contacted Verizon support numerous times, but it doesn't seem anyone in the tech support center ...
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Cannot Connect via SFTP When I Travel or am on Another ISP's Connection

I use SFTP to upload our website to our server with InMotion Hosting. It works fine when I am home and use our ISP (BellSouth.Net - Now AT&T. It also works fine on 1 of our Philippine ISP ...
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How to electronically determine if ISP assigns DHCP addresses in RFC1918 range

Is there an electronic method/protocol/public-website that I can use to definitively determine whether or not my ISP assigns (RFC1918, Private_network) addresses for DHCP assigned addresses? I ...
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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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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 ...