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Is an MTU of 1500 indicating incorrect configuration in my home network and/or ISP setup?

I am trying to diagnose spurious UDP connection problems on Windows 10, yet unknown whether rooted in local computer, home network or beyond. I found log lines, generated by a AVM FRITZ!Box brand DSL ...
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Slow link. Seeing this DSL statistics - is it rather me or my ISP?

My typical DSL speed used to be about 9Mbit/s down and 1Mbit/s up, just as advertised. Yesterday it dropped below 0.2Mbit/s (measured with modem's WLAN turned off and my laptop as a single wired ...
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SSL for different servers behind single ADSL Router

I would be glad to find out the ideas how/if one could make two self-hosted servers available online (with SSL) behind a single DSL router. Setup: Registered domain, by one of the cloud providers ...
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Philips Hue bulbs cause local network to lose internet connectivity

I bought a Philips Hue starter set to automate lighting in my dad's house. The house has DSL, which I don't know a lot about, as I have cable internet. Because the DSL modem/WI-FI is in the basement, ...
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How can a DSL gateway have an IP address outside of the router's network?

My friend has slow (about 1-2 Mbps) DSL service from Consolidated. They gave her a Comtrend 5372 modem/router. I logged in to the router and see these setting: WAN Interface pppoe_0_0_35 Link ...
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Not sure if the DSL splitter is wired correctly

I read the yellow wire and black wire are irrelevant, and what matters is the green wire and black red wire. There can only be 8 possible combinations but none works. Is there anyone who can give me ...
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Why wouldn't sending and receiving over the same frequencies work?

DOCSIS and DSL use different frequency ranges for upstream and downstream. I thought of a way of improving efficiency, to allow using the whole frequency range for both upstream and downstream: Send ...
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No internet when I change my router

I have a PPPoE DSL connection. I have one router and it connects to ISP and I have internet access. But when I change it with any other router and try to connect it using using the ISP given ...
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Does IPv6 link local address as default gateway break forwarding?

I have a Linux machine with two Ethernet interfaces and one is connected to VDSL over converter. The PPPoE connection works fine, but routing doesn't work. I've set the proper kernel config parameters:...
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What use are multiple phone jacks / DSL (TAE/RJ) boxes?

I recently moved into a new flat that has TAE boxes - the German standard for connecting a router/modem to the external phone / DSL line; I believe the US equivalent would be RJ - in three separate ...
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Linux and Ethernet 2 VSDL converter: do I need a driver?

I have bought a Planet VC-231 Ethernet over VDSL2 converter an I am trying to connect to my provider (O2.CZ), who uses ATM (encapsulation LLC) and PPPoE. I found, that I should start br2684ctl first. ...
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Wiring for DSL/ISDN and Ethernet over a single Ethernet cable

I tried to wire a ISDN/DSL and a Ethernet back over one Cat cable. (everything connects over RJ45 plugs) The reason is that there is only one Ethernet wire from where the router and phone are to the ...
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Using a dedicated landline for internet? [closed]

as I'm sure many of you already know. Landline connections can be used for internet over DSL and VDSL e.c.t. So I want to know, is it possible to use a dedicated landline connection for internet with ...
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Connecting Ethernet cables causes dsl and internet lights on my modem to go off

Here is my strange problem: After reinstalling windows 7 on my old pc, I cannot use my Ethernet cable to connect to internet. I have a dlink dsl2730u modem. When I connect the Ethernet cable to my pc, ...
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What does the signal-level in my router settings mean?

I've looked up DSL information of my Speedport Smart and I found the point "Signal-level" with the values -17 for Upstream and 136 for Downstream. What exactly does "Signal-level" ...
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WiFi speed slower than reported by router

I have an old DSL connection (pending fiber upgrade, hopefully...) that is giving me some awful 0.5mbps download speed. However, if I log in to the router it reports ~20mbps download speed. This is ...
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My DSL connection drops pings and my VPN to work times out. How do I determine where the issue is?

I've been working from home for about 3 months now. At first my vpn to work was fine. But the longer I worked from home, the more often my VPN would crash. I started running a constant ping to 8.8....
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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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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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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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