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If it is a school issued laptop, they should be able to support/fix the issue. If their idea of fixing is to re-image the system, buy a USB drive to grab a copy of all the files you do not want to lose and give them the system to re-image. It would be very difficult without having knowledge of the system configuration or the networks you should be ...


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Obviously if you try to access a site using a name that's not that site's name, you'll get an error. There is no site called "www.pages.eimacs.com", so of course you won't be able to access such a site.


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Using a static IP and removing the default gateway worked for me. Before doing anything, run a command prompt and type in IPConfig /all. Note the DNS server address, and whether you're using DHCP or not. Go to Network and Internet settings in Windows, then Change Adapter settings. Select the wired connection, then edit its properties. Select Internet ...


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Assuming you've eliminated every other possibility, purchase a subscription to an anonymizing VPN service and then try accessing both sites with the VPN active. Ensure that DNS traffic travels over the VPN as well. In this case, the ISP cannot see your traffic, and if access times to both sites are the same, your ISP may indeed be doing some traffic ...


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+1 for Bibhas answer (try searching with eg links www.duckduckgo.com :/ ). Surfraw can automatize that. It provides a fast unix command line interface to a variety of popular WWW search engines and other artifacts of power: Surfraw uses your prefered text or graphical browser to display the result. This can be customized via ~/.surfraw.conf (XDG's ...



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