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Troubleshooting “no internet” on D-Link DSL-2750B

On my home network I am running a D-Link DSL-2750B gateway provided by Verizon, running firmware version 5.4.12.1.44.2.1. Every few hours (at least once or twice a day, but not at any regular ...
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FRITZ!Box DynDNS w/ dynv6.com not updating prefix

I can configure dynv6.com in my FRITZ!Box with german tutorial from here: fritz!box configuration as soon as my router gets a new prefix in the night I cannot access my fritz!box and exposed host ...
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After moving residence, DSL still works with same login and no technician visit?

I have a question about DSL technology: I recently moved houses, the new address is only about 300m away. Right between the 2 locations, there's a DSLAM. Yesterday, I plugged in the router even ...
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VDSL/PPPoE modem in bridge mode erroneously does authentication as well

This is a weird thing I've seen happen on 2 modems from the dozens I've configured (all of them Drayteks). I normally configure them in bridge mode ("PPPoE passthrough" as they call it) but I leave ...
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Use one router for internet and another for phone line

I got a new router much faster than my current one. The problem with this router is that it doesn't support phone line. I tried to connect both routers, the current one for the phone line, and the ...
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Directly connecting to ISP switch directly through modem

I'm trying to connect to my ISP's switch directly through the DSL modem provided as I don't have a RJ11 to RJ45 converter. Current setup: [ISP Switch]<--->[DSL Modem]<--->[My PC] I want ...
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Single download effectively turns off internet access for everything else

I have dual link DSL internet, something around 24mb/1mb. The problem I have is that no matter what I seem to do, any time a device on my network is downloading something at near peak bandwith, it ...
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troubleshooting Win 10 wake causes house DSL outage

first time poster. I'm visiting my family for a couple weeks and I'm trying to diagnose and fix a strange network problem where a specific computer appears to be causing house-wide DSL outage when it ...
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Understanding DSL: multiple PPPoE connections

I have a DSL modem that I have set to bridging mode and connected to a Linux computer. In my setting, the Linux computer negotiates the PPPoE part of the connection and gets an IP address. What if I ...
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XDSL Internet Connection Over Optical Fibre Telephone Line?

I have an ADSL2+ and a VDSL modems, and my flat has Optical Fibre for the telephone lines. I don't want to spend money on an FTTH modem since the ISP is limiting the speed and traffic of the Fibre ...
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Whats the common name for DSL where the Upload speed is higher?

Wikipedia defines ADSL like this: In ADSL, the data throughput in the upstream direction (the direction to the service provider) is lower, hence the designation of asymmetric service But how is it ...
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Internet connection works in the living room but not in the other rooms

Forgive me if I use the wrong term for these things because I've only learned about what these things are called today. Anyway this is my setup - I have a main BT (british telephone) outlet in the ...
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No DSL internet if splitter is used

If I connect my router directly to the main DSL cable, my internet works just fine. If I connect it to a telephone, it also works. When I try to use a splitter to use both the internet and the ...
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Internet slow after inactivity

I am using DSL and noticed that my latency is much higher when I navigate to any website after a period of inactivity. It feels like my ISP is putting my connection to sleep when I'm not constantly ...
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How to fix DSL upstream SNR margin [closed]

Downstream Upstream SNR Margin: 20.2 4.9 dB Line Attenuation: 34.5 34.1 dB Data Rate: 4096 298 kbps Max Rate: 14660 284 ...
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WLAN and DSL Speeds

I'm having WLAN problems, and they are no doubt causing modem/router errors. Can reducing the speed of the signal improve the stability of the signal while my tech support determines the issue on the ...
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How does a xDSL modem connect to an ISP? [closed]

When configuring a modem, configuration such as VCI, VPI and modulation are required. Equally, a VLAN tag e.g. 10 has to be specified. Additionally, a PPPoE client has to be configured to ...
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Move internet connection to a different floor

I want to migrate my internet to the second floor of my house, where i will have two PCs, leaving none at the ground floor. I already have a cat5 cable (just one) going from this floor to the second ...
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Losing LAN Internet connectivity after configuring VLAN on DSL router

My ISP now requires configuring VLAN to use their DSL lines (PPPoE). I can do this with my TP-Link DSL router (TD-W8980B), but I can only access the Internet over WLAN, not one of the LAN ports ...
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On a home DSL line, why would PING fail, but LCP echo work fine?

Odd network issue - I have a VDSL (fibre-to-the-cabinet) line to home. My router connects via PPPoE to my ISP, and the ISP then sends regular LCP echo packets to monitor the connection and show ...
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How to setup QOS?

I have 2 PC PC1 download large files all the time PC2 browser internet some times like facebook PC2 can't enter facebook because PC1 download large files all the time I want router give proitry to ...
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Query: Using Ethernet cable from phone jacks for internet

I'm currently using a 100mbps FTTN internet connection. The distribution box at home has 2 phone jacks (Photo A) feeding 2 RJ11 cables (3 feet each) into the modem's DSL 1 and 2 ports. The modem/...
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How to port forward my D-Link DSL-2730U?

I cant find option to port forward my router.when i enter router setting page i see port mapping option like in the image.
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Is joining a domain on Azure using a virtual network practical on DSL with a slow up link?

I'm new to Azure after coming back to the dev/sys admin world after a five year hiatus. I'm really enjoying it and find it fascinating and powerful. I was thinking of setting up setting up a domain ...
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BitTorrent interference with a landline telephone

There are still certain spots in Lancaster County, PA farmland where DSL internet is the only thing available through a wire (there's satellite, but that is a different matter). Now, DSL and a ...
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Convert RJ11 to ethernet cable?

Can I convert this funny cable with 4 wires into an ethernet cable for connecting my laptop to the internet? The cable currently has a white/yellow banded wire, a white/blue banded wire, an orange ...
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how to use vodafone adsl router as normal router

I got a vodafone dsl easybox 602 router and modem from a friend of mine. At my home I have broadband connection. I want to use this broadband connection with the vodafone router and use it as wifi ...
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I want to know whether my ISP sharing my internet connection with others [closed]

Recently my ISP changed how they provide internet access. It used to be a dedicated IP address and a direct connection based on computer name and MAC address, so there was no way anyone else could use ...
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DSL loses sync a few times a week for extended periods of time

I have a 12/2 bonded DSL service from Frontier which loses sync 3-4 times a week for 1-3 hours on average. I have been working with the local techs who say they have checked everything and that they ...
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Old phone wire or cat5,

I no longer have a home phone and only use it for DSL. AT&T came out and repaired outside lines and said I needed to replace old phone lines. I only have one left and that's to the router. The ...
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Connecting two DSL modems via LAN cable to act as repeater

I have two DSL modems (TD-W8961ND and TD-W8151N). One of them is connected to the telephone line and is acting as a wireless access point. What I want to do is to use my second wireless modem to act ...
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Tehthering wireless DSL through the same wifi adapter

I have started using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I am missing the functionality of being able to share my wifi connection or my wireless broadband to my android phone through the same wifi interface. I ...
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Why do I hear the ADSL carrier “noise” in my phone, even though the phone is connected on a microfilter?

OK I'm starting to lose my mind over this, so apologies for the big wall of text. I recently got a 2-play subscription (phone + ADSL internet) on a phone line that I had previously used only as a ...
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Plugging in ethernet cable slows down wireless

I have a D2200D DSL router provided by Frontier. The router connection has been failing with the DSL link light solid green, Internet link light blue. Failures show up as computer wired and wireless ...
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TP-Link Archer C2 DSL connection

I am using a DSL connection for my broadband, when I plug the cable into the blue port labeled internet, it doesn't connect to the broadband like a normal hub would do, I am aware that I probably need ...
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Rebooting modem only fixes speed for short period

My internet speed is far below its normal speed, when I restart the modem the connection will go back to it's normal speed, but only for a matter of minutes, then it drops way down again. I'm on AT&...
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Can I use a DSL router for LAN to WAN with ethernet?

I have an ethernet port that I want to turn into multiple ports, and I want to do this via a separate router. Right now I am using an old "Linksys EtherFast Cable / DSL Router" with my computer ...
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DSL consistently high ping, how do I build a case to show my ISP?

I've recently switched to Century Link and I have a DSL line, the isp before it was satellite internet and while it had low bandwidth the latency was definitely playable to good. Now that I have this ...
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Home DSL Gets Drastically Worse Throughout the Day?

I've tried to contact my ISP about this issue that I've been having for the past year and a half. In short, my internet connection gets DRASTICALLY worse throughout the day, even to the point of it ...
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2 PPPOE on different computer

I have an ISP which provides "WAN Miniport (PPPOE)" connection type. It means they gave me the username and password so that I can log into in. They have registered my MAC address on their website. I ...
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192.168.1.1 is not loading in my browser

I am using Broadband PTCL DSL 2 MB AN1020-16T , there are two PC's on this Modem .One is mine and one connection to my friend PC.At first when i installed my Modem ,192.168.1.1 was working fine and ...
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Sporadic high latency on my home network

tl;dr My home network recently has been experiencing jumps from 27ms latency to 600ms. It doesn't happen always, and seems to occur frequently at night. What equipment should I buy and tests should I ...
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Kali 2.0 - No DSL configuration

I booted Kali from USB in order to install it, I was all hyped up about it, but I bumped into this big problem: when I go to Settings → network I click the "+" sign to add a new connection there'...
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Should fax machines use a DSL filter?

I have heard DSL prevents some items that use phone lines from functioning properly, such as home alarms. First of all, is it possible to use a fax machine on the same line as a DSL modem and ...
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Two Slow DSL or One Fast DSL? [closed]

I'm planning to do a lot of video conference chat, unfortunately, at 2Mbps, there are times I experience loss of sound during chat and even without using the internet, there are times that the ...
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My DSL operator is suggesting that I use at Cat 6 cabling instead of normal telephone wire to get maximum speed

I have made a contract recently, for a DSL only line (dry DSL; no telephone) at 10Mbps. From the day one it is disconnecting every now and then. After complaining to the company they tried to make the ...
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Cisco VEN501-AT wireless access point password

I just got DSL from AT&T, and their gateway (router + modem, model 3801HGV) only supports 802.11b/g wifi -- which is kind of pokey at this point. (It's faster than the internet connection, but I'm ...
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what devices are required to setup wireless internet with dsl? [closed]

i'm new in these things. what devices are required to setup wireless internet fully. I mean from device that search for signal to DSL router. I've seen people install some kind of device on their roof ...
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Is a DSL splitter required, if only a Modem is attached to the line?

Annex B is the current standard for digital subscriber line (DSL) in Germany. A DSL-splitter is an analog L-C-filter to separate the POTS (plain old telephone service, like voice and ISDN, FAX) ...
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Two Routers are fighting each other on LAN

My apartment is quite large and most rooms have several walls, meaning Wifi signals drop easily. To combat this I found a spare DSL Router I had previously and placed that in the Kitchen and ...