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Our wi-fi at work is ridiculously slow, will adding more range extenders improve it?

At work, we have two wireless networks (e.g., Work1 Work2); the Work2 is used downstairs and Work1 is used upstairs. However, both are notoriously slow. The connection is better when we are wired in, ...
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Software to diagnose (ping) a network over 24h?

We've been experiencing a lot of problems with our current office's internet connection lately: slowdowns, packet losses, huge ping times, etc. (Un)fortunately, this is not happening all the day, ...
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Debugging slow transfer rate from server

I'm trying to explain this as simple but documented as possible. This is not exclusive to this server or my current ISP. I've seen the same exact issue over the years while being with different ISPs ...
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Software to Monitor the Stability of Internet Connection

Thanks to the excellent internet connection service offered by one of the best ISP in the world, the internet connection in my area is very, very unstable. I can connect some of the time, but MOST of ...
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How do captive portal network connections work?

Internet access at hotels, airports cafes is often gated by a captive portal which forces you to a particular web page on first use, for example a payment page or some page to accept a terms of ...
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AT&T U-verse 2Wire Router - Increase session table limit?

AT&T U-verse VDSL "fiber to the node" 24Mbit down / 3Mbit up 2Wire Router Model 3800HGV-B Software Version 6.1.9.24-enh.tm The 2Wire router appears to have a limit of 1024 TCP and UDP sessions. ...
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How fast of an internet connection do I need for a smooth, seamless remote desktop experience?

I'm considering moving a lot of my development software onto a hosted server and getting a really lightweight laptop to do work on from anywhere by connecting to the server remotely through RDP. What ...
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New Fiber Optic Internet Connection, want to use Sonicwall TZ200 as main router, WAN/VLAN

Key Facts: We have a new internet connection with Movistar. It is a 100/10 Mbit line. We want to use the TZ200 as our main router. The Fiber Optic router is a ONT I240 The internet router that ...
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Automatic Proxy Configuration Script - Lab Setup Process

I have a requirement to set a test machine which utilises automatic proxy configuration using a WPAD.DAT file. This is to replicate a customer environment (that we can't use for testing) so we may ...
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request.status 12031

We develop a web application for internal use at our client sites, and it relies heavily on ajax requests. We have 20+ clients nationwide, many of whom are on the same version, and most with a high ...
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Progressive video download in a classroom environment - how to determine bandwidth needed

Background: We need to deliver a video heavy e-learning course to a classroom of ~15 users. This video will be MP4 delivered via HTML5 video so progressive download. As from what I can gather you ...
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Keeping a persistent 3G connection on Windows

I'm in charge of managing an array of Windows Embedded 7 Standard based PCs (they act just like plain old Windows 7). The computers have 3G cards as their only means of communication, and are on ...
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How do I setup routing for two companies with different Internet connections on the same LAN?

Here's the setup: Two companies (A & B) share office space and a LAN. A 2nd ISP is brought in and company A wants its own Internet connection (ISP A) and company B wants its own Internet ...
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Downloads pause and time out frequently

I'm a new systems and network admin. My experience has been in the hardware and software of systems and servers, the network part is pretty new to me. I'm familiar with plugging numbers into network ...
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Steps to debugging web site latency and timeout issues

I have a client who has multiple offices around the country, all of which share the same Internet connection via their WAN. One specific office for this client is experiencing severe latency and ...
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I am not able to connect to my server from my leased line internet connection

I am having some troubles connecting to my Fedora server from my static IP ISP connection. Usually I can ping that server with no problems. But other times it just gives me timeout responses. When ...
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How normal are remote connection faults and what do they mean? [closed]

Quick background: I have been having a lot of connection issues with my home network. I finally got my ISP to understand and after them checking some of the problems outside of my home I've gone from ...
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How to test the connection speed of a server?

What are the techniques to test the connection speed of a server (in my case, virtual Ubuntu server @ Slicehost)? Bonus points for one liner bash command.
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why i cannot start new ssh connections to remote server?

this question is not the same as others, who asked for that they cannot connect to server, the issue i have is that i cannot start more new ssh connections... now i am connected to remote server ...
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Can an internet connection be more robust when connecting through a VPN?

During live streams some viewers experiencing problems with the stream like dropouts and artifacts although they have a 100MBit line what makes me assume the problems are caused by packet loss. ...
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What makes SSH so resilient with regards to connectivity issues?

I've rebooted the office's WiFi router and, as expected, my laptop disconnects. Once I reconnect, I notice that my SSH session never dropped. What about the SSH protocol makes this possible? Or does ...
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How to replicate the internet connection when a XP Workstation is Virtualized?

Hi here is the issue for me; We have a Workstation A which is connected to our Server B ; this workstation's sole puspose is to work as a terminal server for the outside vendor to login to the server ...
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How to throttle your own internet connection?

I am writing a website and want to test it's speed on slower internet connections. I have the unfortunate first world problem of downloading at 100mbps, how can I throttle my own computer's internet ...
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AT&T U-verse IRC, SSH, etc. sessions dropping

AT&T U-verse fiber 24Mbit down / 3Mbit up 2Wire Router Model 3800HGV-B Software Version 6.1.9.24-enh.tm Our speed is as advertised. The AT&T internet connection is fast. The problem isn't ...
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Selecting primary Internet connection in Windows XP

There is a computer that has access to the Internet both via the local network and by a GSM modem. As far as I know, when both connections are active, the modem connection is the primary one and all ...
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What is typically involved on the ISP's behalf when you increase bandwidth on a leased line

We have a leased line with Virgin Media. It's a 100Mbit/s circuit but we're only currently paying/using for 10Mbit/s. We want to increase the speed and have been quoted a 10 working day turnaround ...
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When to expand a web server's unshared connection?

We have a 3 mbps by 3 mbps dedicated, unshared pipe that hosts a web server, mail server, and VoIP/web browsing traffic for 8 employees. The web server hosts a few different sites that average about ...
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Can not access tomcat's default page

I am quite new to Tomcat. I use win XP. I have installed Tomcat 7.0.3, started it. I have started a browser, go to localhost:8080 and I can see the congratulations page, saying that tomcat is ...
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What could cause a group of machines to fail loading secure web pages only when assigned certain IP addresses?

I have about 20 cloned machines running Windows XP Pro SP3. Three of the computers are experiencing an issue where clicking the 'Proceed to checkout' button from the amazon.com shopping cart causes ...
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Internet not working after upgrade to Ubuntu 10.10

I have a dedicated server which I have just upgraded from Ubuntu 10.04 to 10.10 (it was running the LTS version), and it had seemed to have upgraded successfully until I tried to access the internet ...
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Can reach server from some connections but not others

I just set up the internet at my new apartment and I can no longer SSH into my office development server or reach some links on the network. It is behind a VPN and the Cisco VPN client says its ...
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Turnkeylinux lampp guest doesn't have internet connection

I've set up a turnkeylinux lampp server in virtualbox with two network bridged connections, one for when I'm plugged in to my router, and one for when I'm using a wireless connection. This allowed me ...
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Computers on one subnet can't connect to the internet

I have an issue with my student computers - they can't connect to the internet. Here's the weird part: I open a command prompt and ping our gateway server, and suddenly everything is fine (at least ...
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Disable internet access for a single computer

In our network, we are connected to the outside world with an ADSL modem. A (wireless) router is connected to this ADSL modem, which provides wireless access to 3 laptops, and a USB connection to a ...
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Windows Server 2003 R2 SP1: No Internet Connectivity

I've got (what I believe to be) a fresh installation of Server 2003 R2 (SP1), and while I've got perfect LAN connectivity, I can't access the Internet. I've tried pinging websites through Command ...
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win7 internet access blocked when using a particular static ip

one machine on the domain has had the same static internal ip a long time, serving a couple small sites. All of a sudden internet connectivity is not available, although the LAN is. Switching to dhcp ...
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Internet Sharing via router

Question: How to setup Internet Sharing among two computers (one Mac 10.5.6, one Ubuntu 9.10) via a router? Situation: The Mac is using AirPort (wireless interface) to connect to router as ...
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Intermittent disconnect: which needs replacing, the router or the modem?

We have a WatchGuard SOHO 6 with the latest firmware (6.4.1) and an ISP-supplied DSL modem. The firebox's PPPoE settings look like this: We've been having a problem lately where our internet ...
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Why is my site uniquely sensitive to certain internet configurations?

I run a website, www.seatgeek.com. Today, while visiting my parent's house, I noticed I couldn't access the site while on their internet connection. I got a message saying "Firefox can't establish a ...
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Using multiple internet connections?

I have two connections at work. One that I use to get to the Internet and the other to the company related stuff. The problem is that when I want to connect to the work related stuff, I need to switch ...
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Setting up a LAN with load balanced internet

I have been looking and researching for the last week on this but haven't found anything conclusive which might apply to the situation that we are trying to solve. I have a small start-up which now ...
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Internet Speed Requirement Calculation

I'm asked to provide information and a estimation for a planned congress that will take place in a big venue. There will be about 300-500 guests. Half of them are likely to connect to the internet. ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 configured for two seperate networks

I am trying to configure my fresh install of Ubuntu Server 12.04 to act as a entry point for two of my networks (the machine has 3 ethernet cards). The basic setup I am looking to achieve is to ...
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How do I get VirtualBox to use my Windows 7 host machine as a gateway? [closed]

I can't seem to find the answer to this. I have a Windows 7 (64bit) machine that is a company laptop. Company policy is very strict about adding machines to the network. I need to run a Linux ...
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Share internet connection on router with 1 LAN interface for multiple VLANs

My topology looks like this: <--> VLAN 1 ------------- -------------------------- Internet <--> | ...
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Internet connection control in a network

I would like to know if there is some software (preferentially free) to accomplish that kind of features: Restrict access to some websites Reduce bandwidth for some websites (like youtube, etc) or ...
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How to set a Hyper-v virtual machine to use my Wi-Fi connection [on hold]

I have a virtual machine running on my Hyper-v manager. I am having difficult time to get it connects to my WiFi (use my WiFi) that is available on my operating system. My operating system is windows ...
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I can't access some domains from one of my three internet providers. How to troubleshoot?

I have three internet providers at my office: Telepacific (3/3Mbps), SkyRiver (12/12Mbps), and Verizon FiOS (75/35Mbps). (The reasons for three connections are outside the scope of this issue.) I have ...
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Windows web server 2008 R2 network connection error

Can anyone help me or suggest some software that might help me in diagnosing the following fault? Our dev server is running slow when doing anything over the network, it seems to be connecting it ...
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Change exchange 2010 transport role internet ip with edge role connected

My exchange transport role is behind an internet provider ip and my edge role is in a data center. I was wondering, in case my internet provider is down I can switch to another internet provider I ...