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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How much information can my ISP see?

Is it possible for my ISP to see the passwords that I enter on websites and in chat programs? And what about SSL websites that start with https, do they encrypt my username and password before ...
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Who provides the Internet service to Internet Service Providers (ISPs)?

I've been wondering recently about how the infrastructure of the Internet really works. I know that I have an Internet Service Provider (ISP) that supplies my connection to the Internet. But what ...
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What are some options for transfering large files without using the Internet? [closed]

My employer's Internet connection is extremely slow. It's a $6,000 a month, 9 Mb, bonded T1, shared by over 150 users. It's not untypical to see regular file transfer speeds of 20-100 KBps. And ...
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When using a VPN, would my ISP still be able to read my internet traffic?

If I'm using a VPN service such as this, would my ISP still be able to read my internet traffic?
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How do I connect multiple devices to an ISP that gives web-based portal for logging in?

I have an ISP (Beam telecom, if it's relevant) that provides only a LAN cable connection. Using this, whichever site you initially open, you are redirected to its portal page where you are required to ...
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Create WiFi hotspot with web access point

I want to setup a WiFi network with access through a web interface. Essentially people would be asked to enter a username/password and their session would be valid for X minutes after which they'd be ...
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How to effectively diagnose ISP throttling (or other ISP related issues) and what to do about it?

My question is a bit general but I assume there has to be a good, specific answer to my problem. I, like many, am beginning to wonder if my ISP is throttling my home internet connection. I'm not so ...
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What information can my ISP see from my router?

I installed a new router today and saw my IP address change because the new router has a different MAC address and I am just curious on what information my ISP can see from my network. I know they ...
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How can I tell if my ISP is redirecting my DNS queries?

I've attempted to use some DNS services like OpenDNS, and no matter what I do the DNS queries don't return the expected results. Watching the packet traffic on my firewall, I can see the queries go ...
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Can a cheap ADSL modem router be responsible for frequent disconnects from and speeds from/to my ISP?

I experience frequent disconnects from my ISP (about 100 every day). Some connections do not last longer than a few seconds. I also experience very slow internet download and upload speeds – even ...
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Internet connection too slow

After a full scan of my system I now think that it is the ISP. I have used super antispyware, Avast, Norton AntiVirus and Spybot Search & Destroy. The Internet connection is still slow. And the ...
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Could local ISP capture my location whenever i launch a VPN to a VPN server?

I am extremely concerned that my ISP collects any information once I am connected to a VPN server. For instance, as far as I know, when I start a connection to a HotSpotShield VPN server, an IP ...
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Can my ISP monitor me?

I'm an atheist visiting a islamic republic where the punishmnent for apostacy may be high. Is it possible for an ISP to see the websites I might browse or what kind of blasphemous conversations I ...
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Throttled download speeds on new router with Comcast (ipv6 vs ipv4)

Issue with Comcast cable on Linksys or Cisco routers (and others) involving throttled download speed on ipv4. I recently upgraded my internet service to 100+ Mbs and also upgraded my router to ...
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How can I circumvent BitTorrent throttling?

My ISP is a reseller of Bell Canada DSL service. Bell uses Deep Packet Inspection for all of its users and resellers to limit the bandwidth consumed by P2P applications such as BitTorrent. Bell ...
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ISP is inserting ads into web pages

My ISP is inserting ads into web pages randomly (it is like a popup in the bottom right side). I have tried different browsers but same thing happens. I know it is not caused by any virus because ads ...
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Hosting a web site at home: ISP Blocking port 80?

I presume this is a better place to put this rather than server fault. I'm interested in setting up a small site to host at home as a "proof of concept" exercise, i.e. to prove that I know how to do ...
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How to check if your ISP does video throttling?

I’ve recently changed my ISP and noticed that I no longer can watch video sites like YouTube in real time; I need to wait for buffering first. On both ISPs, my speed was same 5 megabits per second. I’...
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How does a DSL modem know which ISP to connect to?

I am terminating my contract with my old ISP, however, because I've already paid my account till the end of the month, this connection is still active. I have also signed up with a new ISP who mailed ...
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If router is off for a few days, do you have an ip address as far as ISP is concerned?

I have an ISP which assigns IP addresses dynamically. If I go out and turn my router off I am always assigned a new one once I turn it back on. Does that mean that... 1) my previous IP goes elsewhere ...
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How to… Internet without ISP?

I know that servers are connected "directly to the internet", at least big servers like Google, right? So, how can I connect my computer to the internet without an ISP? Is it possible? Is it legal? ...
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How to prevent my ISP from putting every website in a frame?

My ISP has a bad habit of putting every page I visit into an iframe so they can overlay it with their commercials etc.. (I'm guessing they are using a transparent proxy to do it) Is there an add-on ...
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If you connect directly to your modem how does the IP address get assigned?

From my understanding your ISP will assign (sometimes dynamically) an IP address to your router. (Or is it assigned to the modem? [I'm starting to think it is.]) If it is assigned to the router, ...
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Is it possible to find out which upstream DNS server my router is querying? (just using dns tools)

Ok, here is the setup: I have a local router which advertises itself as the DNS server over DHCP. The DNS resolver on the router just forwards the requests to the ISP nameservers and caches the reply. ...
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Does an ISP have admin access to your modem/router?

I use a Zyxel P-660HN-T1A modem/residential gateway to connect to my home ADSL subscription. I called my ISP today to inquire about upgrading to a faster broadband package. For some reason, my call ...
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How does geolocation based on IP address work?

As all Internet users, I've visited web sites which appear to know in which country and city I'm located. I understand that these web sites typically look up my IP address in a database which maps IP ...
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Incoming port blocking by ISP

First post here. I've recently moved into an area where there's only one ISP. I had a file server running on my Windows based machine (FileRun) which was working seamlessly. I had configured a port ...
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Why is my DSL connection so slow, when my neighbor's is much faster?

I've just moved into a new house (new for me; the house was built in 2006). I've purchased DSL service through AT&T, paying for speeds "up to" 768 Kbps downstream / 384 Kbps upstream. My issue ...
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ISP tricks DNS?

Running "nslookup google.com 8.8.8.8" yields IPs of my ISP (as Non-authoritative answer). I think this started occurring recently. Probably they are making cache or something, as nearest Google data ...
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How can I tell if my internet speed issues are coming from my wireless router or from my ISP?

For the past couple of months I've been having major internet connection stability issues with my ISP (Charter). I have their 100Mbps package, but most of the time the speeds are all over the place. ...
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My CenturyLink fiber modem is bridged - can I just get rid of it and use my Cisco ASA 5505?

I was about to go on Amazon to buy my own CenturyLink branded fiber modem (Arris C2100T) to replace the one I am renting from the ISP (Arris C3000T), but then I read here on SuperUser that I might not ...
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Can your ISP really control whether your internet signal works wirelessly or not?

I purchased my own router and modem years ago to avoid the infamous $5 rental fee, but recently noticed at some point it reappeared on my monthly billing. I thought it was strange, called the ISP and ...
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pfsense more than 2 isp provider

is it possible to bridge more than 2 isp provider using pfsense? what router or device can bridge 2 or more isp providers in a router? i am planning to bridge at lease 5 isp providers to create a very ...
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Is there any way to bypass ISP-based redirection of webpages after credit finished? [closed]

My ISP has different Internet plans and some of them are limited traffic and once the monthly traffic has reached, any webpages will be redirected to a specific IP address showing that the credit has ...
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Does my ISP know what sites I am visiting? [duplicate]

I am using Google Chrome in Windows 7 for Internet access. I am very curious to know if my ISP knows or not which sites I am visiting or what I am downloading. If it knows then to what extent (meaning ...
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My ISP locked me out of my router

I did a quick search for this and didn't find results, so I'm thinking its just as bizarre as I thought. MY internet went down last night, and after 20 minutes of unstable it was back. But out of ...
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ISP 5 Device Limit - double NAT the solution?

I have asked this question in response to another question here ( 5 Max connections/devices to the internet? Is my ISP limiting me somehow? ), but thought I should start a thread to see if I can get ...
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How should I connect 2 ISPs to a single LAN?

I have the following equipment, which I want to connect as described to two ISPs. 1 internet server - ubuntu 16.04 - to ISP 1 2 content creator - win7 - to ISP 1 3 HTPC - ubuntu 16.04 - to ISP 2 4 ...
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Do apps which access the network count towards my ISP's bandwidth?

When an application uses the internet or even a remote network location, does this count towards the bandwidth quota of my ISP? What if the machine is virtual?
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Dynamic IP range

With a dynamic IP address, each time I start up my router I get a new IP address by my ISP. But is there any sort of range where that IP is taken from? I mean, after X new requests, is there a chance ...
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Blocking Ads by ISP

My ISP is inserting an ad on every page I open. (Using JavaScript I guess). I have included a screenshot to show what I am talking about. This is independent of the browser, whether I use chrome, ...
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IPv6 accessibility and Hitron Router

For my Hitron CODA-4582U Router, this is the best I can find and come up with - However, trying to connect from internet failed: Immediate connect fail for 2607:9880:3627:ffa4:92b1:xx:xx:681f: ...
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Other computers behind isp cable

Today I have problems with my internet connection. I am connected to my router and router is connected to cable in the wall. Today, when I connect my computer directly to cable in the wall I notice ...
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Need Multiple IP addresses from one PC

I'm using it for online games and running programs for friends out of one PC. Limits will be placed soon, so my question is: how can I get a different IP address for each account loading up from one ...
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Can an IP be considered as sensible and not disclosable information?

So my problem is this. I reset my router by mistake, now I need the ip of the central hub of the building to set my router up. I contacted the responsible technician and he told me that as a matter ...
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What's the actual download speed if I have Internet speed of 3Mbps?

I have an Internet plan of 3 Mbps, does that mean my download speed will reach 3 Mbps too? So far I'm only getting 300 KBps when I'm downloading files from the Internet.
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Ways to Determine if Internet Dropout is Router or ISP?

Since this weekend my internet has been randomly dropping out for 10-20 seconds. There doesn't seem to be any fixed interval to it, but it usually occurs every 30-60 minutes. At work, I have my ...
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Why does my modem takes many attempts to connect to internet

I have this old DSL 502T Dlink modem router(wired). I have been using this for many years without any issues. Recently though, there is issue connecting to the Internet (WAN side). It takes many ...
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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 ...
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Is my ISP throttling my internet connection?

So I have had issues for my internet this past month. It randomly disconnects and Windows says the default gateway is not available when I run the diagnostics. After some time it clears up and I am ...