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How do I “telnet into [my] favourite Web server”?

I'm reading a book about programming, and I want to check an HTTP response message. The book is instructing me to telnet into your favorite Web server. Then type in a one-line request message for ...
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Finding the external (PPPoE, WAN) MAC address of an ADSL router

My ISP is Orange Internet, I have recently ditched my crummy "livebox" and moved to a more stable BT Business Hub with the firmware flashed back to the original SingTel ROM. The thing works great ...
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Ethernet vs TCP vs IP?

What is the difference between Ethernet, TCP, and IP in simple (simple abstract) terms? Please do not copy from Wikipedia...
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How does the home wireless perform if it connects to a public access point?

Assuming that there is a access point(hotspot) covering a dozen of houses. Besides, these houses also have their own wireless network. So, if everyone in each house connect to the Internet at the same ...
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http in web browser address bar

If we type a domain name in a web browser address bar, how will it discover the correct protocol for that domain ? Example: If we type linkedin.com in a web browser address bar, how does it know to ...