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Questions tagged [isp]

An Internet service provider (ISP) is a company that provides access to the Internet. Access ISPs connect customers to the Internet using copper, wireless or fiber connections.

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Router needs to be released every several minutes

I'm currently living in a boarding house at the moment and recently my landlord changed our ISP. On the first 2 days, it seems that it has no problems. However yesterday I found that my internet went ...
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Can my ISP see what I'm downloading off my second router?

I have a second router(one I purchased from best buy) attached to the ISP's default router (one they provided) Can the ISP see what I download off of the second router? Or can they only directly see ...
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Troubleshoot connection with packet loss

I've been having packet loss issues while playing online, so I've decided to do the PingPlotter test to the game IP. The hop 4 seems to have a massive packet loss problem, but that's the ISP server ...
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Is it my modem or my ISP?

I am having internet connection problems. From tracert 8.8.8.8, the connection to modem is always immediate, but the router next (getting out of the modem) fails easily (Request timed out). It ...
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Internet connection slow only on http downloads (but not on speedtest)

Here are the facts: I have 1gbps broadband connection with my ISP in Catalonia I download very fast using Torrent, Steam, Epic Games launcher, etc. at like over 100mb/s SpeedTest also shows arround ...
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Pfsense Using Static IPs in VLAN.

I have a public IP block /26 from century link. I would like to use one IP for the firewall then place the rest of them in a VLAN to so I can let my tenants get a static IPs for their routers. I would ...
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ISP Blocking Access to Router's (Huawei Echolife HG8546M) Admin Page

ISP has blocked access to router's admin page, which otherwise was accessible thorugh http://192.168.100.1. I have even disconnected the optical fibre cable connected to the router, and tried to ...
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LCP terminated by peer (user masmax authentication failed)

I have this problem on my LiteBeam device (Linux machine). I using it for internet connection, but now can't connect to ISP network. The issue I'm facing is that my username and password don't get '...
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Is the Windows Firewall mode “Private” obsolete with IPv6 for home users?

Home users are generally expected to set the Windows Firewall to the Private profile when they are connected to their home network. The most common setup is being connected to the ISP provided router. ...
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Accessing IPv6 Only Network from IPv4 Network?

My ISP has provided me IPv6 only internet connection. If I connect from my IPv6 PC to IPv4 Internet I have no issues, because the ISP does all the IPv6 to IPv4 conversion. However, at home, on this ...
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How does a home router know the upstream address?

I've been recently told that you can change routers easily by simply swapping them. However, I was then confused to how a router knows the upstream IP address of the ISP?
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How can I be sure that I get an authentic response of a requested IP address?

Normally you perform a login to your ISP using the given user credentials. You then get allocated an IP address and get access to their internal name servers, so that you can ask for a certain domain ...
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Corrupted downloads when retrieving files directly via ISP connection but things clear up when using a VPN

I'm facing SSL errors when accessing websites (on computer and mobile same network) the error shows up randomly (only some times I got the error) but lately I noticed that most of my downloads are ...
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How to know primary and secondary DNS servers for IPv6?

In my router's WAN page, it says my Primary and Secondary DNS servers are 84.xx.xx.xx which belong to my ISP's DNS servers. However, my router is connected to IPv6 and lists my DNSv6 server as fe80::1 ...
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Example.com “Unable to Connect” from home network

I cannot connect to www.example.com through my home network, and I don't know why. Details of the home network: On the outside, I have a DSL connection to a Zyxel C3000Z router. On the inside, I ...
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What is hard coding in reference to ipv4 and ipv6?

I am trying to wrap my head around IPV6 networks. I have a static IPV4 from my isp and when I am building apps I use what I am assuming is a "hard coded" address. Like the below: //The * are replaced ...
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How to fix gmail message that “Sonic.net did not encrypt this message”

When I send an email from my mac (10.13.4) with: echo "world" | mail -s "hello" <my-email>@gmail.com I receive the email in my gmail account, but it comes accompanied with this broken lock ...
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How to debug why I can't access a specific website?

Modem: Huawei HG8245H Router Windows 7 computers There are no proxies in the browsers. How to ensure that there is no proxy in the modem or router? From my local network, I can't access a specific ...
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How can I ping my neighbor's Coax'd Modem?

Main Question: How can I, or why can't I, directly ping/access my neighbor's PC (or even Modem) over the Coax without having an ISP? (tracert from me to him directly). Related (wik): Aren't all of ...
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How can I test my internet connection's stability and detect very short sub-second outages?

I'm experiencing a problem with my cable internet connection where it will occasionally drop out for less than a second. It's barely noticeable most of the time, but when downloading large files, ...
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What is my internet speed?

First three days The speed in the Router "192.168.1.1" is 5 mbit all the time, and in speedtest.net is 5 mbit. After 3 days The speed in speedtest.net dropped to 4 mbit, but still 5 mbit in ...
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Imgur images take too long to donwload

Short description Recently my ISP changed my modem/router and I'm experiencing now slow downloads in some sites (imgur.com, tenor.com for example), that worked fine with my previous router. I'm not ...
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Port forwarding no longer working

I have a pfsense router setup and have port forwarded a couple of ports. After last week I could no longer connect to my openVPN and I realized that my ip had been changed and I could no longer ...
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Combining two different internet service providers [duplicate]

I have two ISPs right now with 10Mbps and 5Mbps bandwidth respectively. The issue is, sometimes the connection to one of these ISPs fails. I have two options for when this happens: Combine the two ...
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Noticeable difference between 150Mbps and 250Mbps from ISP? [closed]

May be a basic question but I can't seem to find a good answer for this anywhere. I currently have 250 Mbps with a local ISP with an Arris Surfboard 1650 Modem and a Netgear Nighthawk AC 1750 wireless ...
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Why internet traffic behind ISP is not subject to captcha like a VPN?

When I'm using the internet from my ISP 'directly' (I mean with no VPN or proxy), I can surf the web freely and almost never encounter a captcha but as soon as connecting to a VPN service, captchas ...
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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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Counter ISP speed throttling

So my ISP, like many others, likes to throttle my internet speed. YouTube streaming works fine. Any other streaming service works crap. But what hurts the most is torrent speed throttling. Now I know ...
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Is it the ISP or the Website Blocking Me? How to tell?

I am trying to access one particular website for my work as a travel agent: outsideagents.com The error is ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT on Google and Opera (without VPN), Website Not Responding in ...
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Suspicious site hosted on my network - any way to find for sure where/what it is?

I was trying to see how many devices were on my network using MyLanViewer and this suspicious IP popped up. Apparently it hosts this website (you can download it here if you want to look at the ...
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Can my ISP get my laptop Device ID and Product ID?

Can the ISP get my laptop Device ID and Product ID shown on the settings of my device? I know ISP can get MAC address and IP address, can they get more than that?
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ports not forwarding - my ISP tells me they are not blocking — router is Sagemcom F@st 526

I am trying to run both Golem and Monero on my Linux Ubuntu 16.4 LTS. I am using a Sagemcom F@ST 5260 router with Charter Communications as my ISP. I am required to forward ports 3282,40102, and ...
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Can my ISP block my connection so that my laptop can't detect a LAN?

I recently moved into a room in a dormitory. This room has a wired internet connection. The problem is that when I plug the cable into my laptop (HP Pavilion g15) it doesn't detect anything, it is ...
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DMZ vs Port-Forwarding [closed]

In some ISP(s) new routers the DMZ option is absent In this cases I sometimes solve the problem Redirecting all ports (1-65535) as VirtualPorts to the intended DMZ machine (Port-Forwarding) What ...
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Bridge mode absent in new ISP routers

In the new routers that ISP(s) provide to their clients I noticed that the option to Bridge a LAN Port absent... This routers are of known brands like: Alcatel, Hitron, TP-Link, Netgear, etc. It is ...
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Can my mobile carrier company found out the IP to which I am connected through a Wi-Fi network? [closed]

The question is simple: can my mobile carrier company found out the IP assigned to my WiFi adapter, either in airplane mode or with mobile data ON? In case my question is not clear enough, I'm going ...
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Security and privacy of WhatsApp via Wi-Fi and in airplane mode

If my mobile phone is in airplane mode, and afterwards I activate the Wi-Fi in order to connect myself to a Wi-Fi network; is there any way for the ISP to know that my WhatsApp account (hence my phone ...
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Can I have two separate wifi routers connected to separate internet providers in the same house?

I have a slow internet connection. (most likely due to the 6 other people connected to the same wifi in my house) And I would Like to know if it’s wise to have another internet provider, and ...
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Can A Site Be Reached Without A Router Or ISP?

From what I understand, when going to site, the router first goes to the ISP's Resolver Name Server. From there, it either finds a cache of the site's IP, or it goes to sub-sequent Name Server's to ...
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how to communicate two computers connected on different subnets over internet

I know the ip address and mac address of 2 machines..They are both of linux flavours.One is connected to the internet using asianet isp another is connected to the internet usiing docomo hotspot.They ...
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Does hanging up Skype call and restarting actually improves connection?

Sometimes we start the call and connection is bad, but then we hang up and call again and somehow call quality is better. Why should this matter? This might be relevant to any VoIP. Doesn't Skype ...
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How can ISP be prevented from remotely accessing modem?

How can I prevent At&t from messing with the modem? Backstory: At&t seems to have updated the firmware on the Arris NVG599 modem and all the settings were lost. After updating the static IP'...
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How to get dynamic public IP if my ISP use CGNAT?

My ISP uses CGNAT and hence they are told me that, they cannot provide me with dynamic public IP and buy a static IP. Is there any way to get dynamic public IP from my ISP? I have heard of PCP (Port ...
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port forwarding, ports are blocked

I did the following steps for accessing a http service that is hosted on my lan from outside the network. registered a hostname in no-ip. downloaded and installed duc did port forwarding setting on ...
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Losing internet after IP switches from valid public IP to a private IP, what could be wrong?

Basically I have had to call my ISP around 20 times in the last three weeks about this issue. My internet disconnects and my IP changes from a public IP in a valid range for my ISP to something in the ...
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Constant Timeouts with Spectrum on Certain Programs

I use Spectrum as my ISP and in Filezilla, WinSCP, Putty, MobaXTerm I timeout after about 3-4 minutes and have to reconnect. I have discussed it with my ISP and they swear it is something to do with ...
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Does my external IP belong to my cable modem or router?

Sorry if others have touched upon this before. I'm simply asking whether the external IP 'belongs' to the cable modem or my home router. If someone is pinging or attacking my external IP is it ...
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One lan on two ADSL modems connected to the same ISP

We have two routers connected to the same ISP, both are connected to the ISP through ADSL. Computer a is connected to router A, and b is connected to router B. tracert from a to B is 3 hops: a to A ...
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Random internal subnet when on VPN

Forgive me if this may seem unclear - I'm just trying to understand the workings behind this. While troubleshooting an unrelated issue on my home network, I was tracert'ing an address and naturally ...
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When under VPN. Can the modem detect and ISP if I’m downloading torrent?

As the title says, I was wondering that when I’m using VPN could the modem or my ISP detect if I’m downloading torrent?