Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and Internet Protocol (IP) provide end-to-end connectivity specifying how data should be formatted, addressed, transmitted, routed and received at the destination.

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Why are home networks prefixed with 192.168?

Why are home networks prefixed with 192.168 ? Why those numbers? For some historical reasons?
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How to reinstall the TCP/IP protocol driver on Windows 7?

How to reinstall the TCP/IP protocol driver on Windows 7?
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Is your MAC address revealed when you hit up a website?

When you hit up a site, such as cnn.com, does the TCP/IP packet contain the MAC address of your network card? Could cnn.com theoretically record my MAC address?
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Editing the hosts file

I'm looking to edit the Windows TCP/IP hosts file (at c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts). I'm wondering, what is the best way to do this (on Windows XP)? Let's say that I want to redirect, say, ...
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Is there any benefit to using IPv6 on my home network?

I know that IPv6 is the future because there is only 4 billion IPv4 address, but on a home network, you are not going to have 4 billion users. So are there any other benefits that would make IPv6 on a ...
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Need to track total data transfer using Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Software to report internet traffic for home user I'm looking for a utility that can run in Win 7 and tell me how much data transfer my machine does per month. Any ...
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How do you block specific urls and not entire domain

I want block a URL on specific computer, in this case www.google.com/reader but i not want to block the entire domain of google. It is for my work machine as I don't seem to have enough self control ...
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How to know which Windows application does listen on a particular TCP port? [duplicate]

I have been using a personal HTTP proxy to remove ads and boost caching for a while but have then noticed that my Firefox still works when the proxy application is shut down (while the browser is ...
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my tcpdump always filters packets?

I've been using tcpdump for about a month now, and recently, it has stopped capturing any packets that were not sent to or from the computer running tcpdump. I've stripped down my command to just: ...
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What layer of the TCP/IP network does ARP belong to? [closed]

I'm working my way through the Sams teach yourself TCP/IP book and it say's that the Address Resolution Protocol belongs at the Internet layer. Is this true? Other sources claim it is a Network ...
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What are CLOSE_WAIT and TIME_WAIT states?

When I do netstat -a on my Windows machine, I get a listing of the ports with one of the four states: LISTENING CLOSE_WAIT TIME_WAIT ESTABLISHED What do CLOSE_WAIT and TIME_WAIT mean/indicate?
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Why is Windows' default IP address 169.xx.xx.xx?

My Windows system got an 169.xx.xx.xx IP address the other day, and I fixed the issue, but why did Microsoft chose this address as the default? Why not 1.xx.xx.xx or 255.xx.xx.xx? Did one guy at ...
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How to tell what MTU is being used in Windows XP

I'm suffering from a really weird problem where I randomly get "The connection to the server was reset" errors when trying to access web pages (HTTP error 12031 according to the Windows network ...
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How to mitigate BufferBloat on an ADSL connection?

I've had interesting networking experience before. Before I moved, I've had a VDSL connection, with 3mb uplink. (The down speed was around 30mb but is not relevant at this moment). Whenever I ...
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Windows keeps using a preferred DNS server?

I have trouble using Panera WiFi, and I finally tracked down the problem: Every time I reboot, Windows resets my TCP/IP settings for my wireless adapter to use a specific DNS server, instead of ...
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utorrent stops internet traffic

this is a new problem for me, and I really don't know how to fix it. From time to time i'm using uTorrent for file transfers, but in the past month when i start utorrent, i cannot navigate anymore ...
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Switching between DNS addresses easily

Sometimes I need to use preferred and alternate DNS server addresses, and sometimes I need Windows to obtain it automatically. The common approach to switch between those addresses is: Right click ...
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Only browser causes BSOD — all other TCP operations okay

A few weeks ago I started getting BSODs -- mostly in TCPIP.SYS, but occassionally Memory Parity. I had some viruses which are now all removed. I got new memory -- didn't fix it. Over time I was ...
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Not able to ping remote server

I am getting Request Time Out on pinging a remote server. I am on my laptop connected to the this server via Remote Desktop Connection. tried but still not able to ping it. I just want to ellaborate ...