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Merging two incoming broadband lines for faster Internet

We have a broadband line coming into our building which delivers around 8-10Mbps, which is okay but not great. Fiber is available in our area (30-100Mbps) but it's not available where we are just yet. ...
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Quick way to check my broadband speed

What is the simplest way to check my actual broadband connection speed?
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Automatically collect internet (broadband) speed metrics over time

(Before anyone jumps to the conclusion that this is the same question as Quick way to check my broadband speed, please read it through. Also I am looking for more comprehensive and detailed data than ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop Bandwidth Usage

I am wondering how much bandwidth in terms of bytes sent/received is consumed by a typical remote desktop session. I need to know this because our ISP enforces a cap on monthly bandwidth usage (i.e. ...
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On Mac OS X how can I monitor what is using my internet connection?

I've got a relatively limited broadband connection (I live miles from the nearest exchange) and from time to time net access (but nothing else) slows to a near crawl. I know from a bit of monitoring ...
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Why is my speed only limited to 12% of my max bandwidth?

I subscribed in a 1Mbps broadband internet (data only). The provider said that customers would only get 60% of it which is approximately 600kbps of the 1Mbps, which is enough for me. But I've been ...
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How to share broadband Internet connection of one computer with another computer?

I want to share my Internet connection (broadband) in my desktop PC to my laptop. I don't know how to achieve this. My desktop doesn't have Bluetooth. Please suggest a solution.
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Shareing two internet connections on my laptop running Windows XP

I have two internet connections, one is internet via our organization's corporate LAN network, and the other one is mobile broadband via a USB modem Is there anyway I can share internet connections ...
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Is is possible to use a mobile phone as a usb modem?

Is it possible to use the data allowance of a phone contract on a laptop? At the moment, I have a usb dongle which I use when I need to use my laptop away from home. Instead of using this dongle, ...
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Why does my Time Warner IP address change depending on device?

I currently have Time Warner Cable Wideband Internet service. This uses a SMC Cable Modem (Model SMCD3GN). If I plug my MacBook directly into the cable modem via Ethernet and restart it, I get an IP ...
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How do I connect to internet from command prompt?

I'm trying to create a task that connects to internet at a specified time. I have a broadband wired connection that I use to connect to the internet. How do I manage connect/disconnect of this ...
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No internet through a web browser but Skype still works

We get our office broadband through a BT Business Broadband WiFi router. We have a mixture of macs and windows PC/laptops connecting to it at any one time. All devices are able to connect to the ...
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Is there a fiber / optical extension you can buy move your FTTP point? [closed]

I want to move my BT Openreach fiber box so it's running from my UPS. Issue is the fiber cable into the building is 10 meters away from I need it to be. Is there a fiber / optical extension you can ...
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Why always Internet speed is divided?

Whenever I ask for the slow internet speed. My ISP always dividing speed of internet by 8 ! I could not understand why ?
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Free tool for monitoring Broadband usage on Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Software to report internet traffic for home user Desktop Internet traffic measurement software I need a free tool ( non browser ) to monitor my broadband usage on Windows ...
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Aggregating multiple ISP links via tunnels to an endpoint server

If I have 3 ISP uplinks of 25mbps each, is it possible to set up a type of aggregated connection from a windows 2008 server or linux server over each of those 3 connections to the same endpoint (...
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Testing bandwidth on a single port

At work we are having issues with our till system. The company we use hosts the database centrally on a MySql server and we connect in on the standard port 3306. The problem that we are having is ...
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bandwidth control during youtube upload

I am having a slow internet connection and I am looking for some solution so that I can divide the 1/5th of available bandwidth to me for youtube uploads while at the same time working with other ...
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How data flows through internet? [duplicate]

Say i hit www.google.com in browser , my question is how data is served from google(or any other website) server to my browser. I raed couple of articles/videos . Based on them here is mine ...