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Unable to determine where the exact issue is (ISP) [closed]

My ISP believes that the issue is at my end. My router connects to the fiberoptic modem that was provided by my ISP and the internet has stopped working and when I contact my ISP says that the issue ...
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How to share my laptop internet to router? [closed]

I have a Belkin router. Now the problem is that I don't have ISP connection but I have mobile internet and through mobile hotspot I have connected my laptop with it. Now I want to transfer this ...
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why is modem not needed for wireless Internet connection? [closed]

I have studied that Modem is needed to connect a computer/LAN to Internet through telephone line/cable. This is for modulation and demodulation of data - digital to analog and analog to digital. I ...
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Double NAT issues? [closed]

I have minor networking experience (college stuff) and I'm not posting this looking for support to a problem, but rather am just wondering if there's validity to something I was told by a Verizon tech ...
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100 devices on virgin media cable broadband [closed]

Some simple questions for the experienced. Assuming 100 devices are running the same application which requires 3Mbps and all devices are connected to the same internet connection of 512Mbps such as ...
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Automatic backup internet connection, is it possible? [closed]

I am trying by best to understand this topic. Apologies if this isn't the correct format or if it's lacking required information, I am little more than a home user. If someone could help point me in ...
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What is the relationship between an ISP and an AS?

Can one AS unite several ISPs, can/does an ISP own several ASes? No matter what I read nobody really clarifies this relationship or at least doesn't writes it down. Or is ISP and AS just a synonym? Is ...
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difference between Local Internet Breakout and regional internet breakout? [duplicate]

I searched over the internet but could not find the answer so i want any one of you to help me out in this. i don't know whats the difference between both of the terms and which is more preferable or ...
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filling routing table with next hop addresses

in a multi hop network when the packet leaves the source is it loaded with all the ips of the stops on its journey, then at each hop it checks the bitmask with the nodes routing table to see if this ...
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Speed comparison between agregated and non agregated internet

I have an offer for internet connection, where they offer me these speeds for a symetric and non aggregated connections over fiber optics (upload/download): 10/10 Mbit/s 20/20 Mbit/s 30/30 Mbit/s ...
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Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Networking Decentralization [closed]

How does P2P networking locate peers in the network if there is no centralized point to look up IP addresses of the individual computers in the network. Assuming there was no domain to use to do an ...
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Why can I forward email without mx record set up properly? [closed]

Say I have a domain domain.com I do not set anything on mx record in domain.com Yet I can set a forwarder from say hello@domain.com to another email. I set a address. Is this normal?
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How could I build a Inner-Net of multiple networks?

I have multiple theoretical(not at the time being) WiFi Networks with one on each property(3 properties) and I want to have the three networks connected similarly to the internet. For example, I would ...
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Can you become your own ISP?

How exactly does an ISP connect you to the vast network of computers which is the internet? In my area there are several ISP's. For example. Bell, Rogers, and Cogeco all connect you to the "same ...
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Does Internet Stream Protocol (IP version 5) work on the Internet?

IP with version number 5 is dedicated to the Internet Stream Protocol. Can you send such a packet on the internet at large, or will it be blocked/discarded?
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Cisco nexus CRC error on interface

I have dual stack vPC setup between 4 cisco nexus switch as per above design. I have noticed recently that getting CRC error on cisco 3064 all 4 interface connected to N9K, and during peak traffic ...
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Is it possible to specify a route for a packet to take?

So, AFAIK, packets "hop" between routers. Packets are forwarded via a router's default path until it gets to destination IP. So is it possible to specify a specific set of routers this packet "hops" ...
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Are the submarine cables used only for internet?

We can see that almost all of the servers are interconnected between each others using submarine cables which ends in a complete hierarchy but question is are those internet connected cables are used ...
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Secure MPLS configuration: Does TCP port 646 (LDP) need to be generally exposed?

I am looking for expertise on MPLS configurations and security. A recent Nmap scan of my organization's public IPv4 perimeter networks has discovered a system which appears to be listening on TCP port ...
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Reccomended set up for wifi in dense apartment block?

I live in an apartment block of 87 units & one thing most people in it complain about is the poor cellular data reception. I have an idea of installing a fast wifi internet connection ...
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Confusion about TCP/IP data flow in layers

I'm confused about how the data flows through the layers of the TCP/IP model, so I'll just tell what I think it happens (using an email example) and I'd appreciate if you can point my mistakes. ...
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Is the Internet essentially a network of routers?

Is the Internet nothing but a globally scattered interconnected routers, and that the connections between them could be via any of Leased Line, X.25, Frame Relay, ATM, MPLS, or Ethernet?
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How are X.25/Frame Relay/ATM/MPLS related to PSTN?

Do X.25/Frame Relay/ATM/MPLS have their own isolated physical infrastructure? Or are they technologies invented to utilize the then existing infrastructure of the PSTN?
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Is there any decentralized network of any kind in actual use? [duplicate]

I've spent a lot of time trying everything I've ever found which is decentralized. Every single such network has always been a ghost town; a complete waste of time, pointless to attempt to use with ...
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Losing connectivity after creating a VLAN other than the default VLAN

I have a 192.168.0.0/24 network that serves three computers. There are no issues with this part of the existing network. I have purchased a new Cisco SG350-28P 28-Port Gigabit PoE Managed Switch. I ...
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How can I block the Internet and mobile data fallback? [closed]

Hoping to block outgoing WAN access from my network during certain periods as well as stopping mobile devices from auto-failing-over to their mobile data. Of course this won't be perfect since devices ...
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Modems involved in dial-up connection

I am currently studying the textbook Computer Networking -- A Top-Down Approach (7th Edition) by Kurose and Ross. In a chapter on Home Access: DSL, Cable, FTTH, Dial-Up, and Satellite, the authors ...
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Internet Scale Routing Table Size

In the link below, it is said that there are near one million prefixes for IPv4. https://bgp.he.net/report/netstats I want to know that it is a must for ISP routers to cache all these million IPv4 ...
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Why is XGMII little endian while the network is in big endian?

Why is XGMII little endian while the network byte order is big endian (RFC1700)?
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which is faster and why: One big file or split the big file into chunks, then transfer it over the Internet

Let's say I have a file that's 10GB and I want to transfer it over the Internet. Will it be best and fastest if I split the file into many smaller files and send it, then reassemble it after transfer, ...
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WiMax technology

Does WiMax technology is used by an ISP for providing cellular internet services? Are WiMax technology different from cellular technology for providing internet? Please mention the difference if ...
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Pros and cons of the idea of parallell data transmission

I am learning the basics of internet protocols and related principles. I recently performed experiments comparing UDP and TCP. But when I did that (using the ttcp program) it was only one process and ...
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Ho to implement RPKI for our Network

I would want to implement RPKI in my network. I have gone through some documents by which i cant understand the implementation process. What are the steps i should follow to implement RPKI in my ...
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Using 2 different ISP In case one dies

It's my first ever post in here and I hope not the last. I'm looking for some advice. I'm trying to reduce my internet downtime for a local network. My setup. Mix and match computer environment (...
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Why Internet protocol is divided in rows?

In simple words, why IP packet is divided in rows each one is 32 bit in length? For example this attached image shows the IP packet has 32 bit in the first row then another 32 bit and so on. Is it ...
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How fast DNS Propagation can practically be? [closed]

I've found via web search how info (i.e. DNS name-IP number pairing) is updated on authoritative DNS servers: https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/understanding-the-domain-name-servers-46c6bcf9afa3/. ...
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How cellular networks gets internet? [closed]

Mobiles get internet but how? From the towers, we used to get signals and communicate with others like calling or a message but coming to the internet how in the terms of networking terms like radio ...
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What happens if we try to access an IP Address that does no exist

Beginner Question: I just read an article talking about how the internet works and how routers make sure that packets arrive at the destination. However there is one thing that is not explained ...
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Bonding and switching between 2 different Links/WANs/Interfaces

Before I ask anything, I'd like to say that I pretty much searched a lot (to what I know of from keywords and terms such as "bonding" "wans" "links" "failover" "aggregate") and I couldn't find any up ...
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MAc address or IP address? which one gets used from my pc to router? [duplicate]

Question 1) which one is used nowadays? NAT or PAT? Question 2) as I knew, when my pc requests some website, what happens is , the data(packets) from my pc go to router. then router makes the request ...
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Block internet on a Cisco catalyst 3560 port

Good day Is there a way to block a specific port in a Cisco Catalyst 3560 switch to block the user from accessing the internet but still have full access to the internal corporate resources. The ...
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How do routers on the backbone avoid IP address conflicts?

As the title suggests, how do ISPs, and other networks connected to the backbone ensure that their host network address isn't already in use by another backbone node, as there is no controlling device ...
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Estimating bandwidth requirements and productivity gain from traffic data

My small office has a 30Mbit/s internet connection, on which two or three people work. We could get twice the bandwidth at a substantial cost. I imagine a bandwidth upgrade would slightly improve ...
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What's the role of Default Gateway?

It acts as the "gateway" to the Internet,but also from what i have read,it's the last thing a packet would be sent to while trying to route (when checking the senders' route table). Maybe it's the ...
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What stops someone from configuring their network with IP addresses they do not own?

Here's the scenario. I was picturing a university that bought a range of IP addresses. I think their network would still be connected to an ISP (right?), but they'd have freedom to configure stuff the ...
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Why are IP addresses given to each interface and not device? What would the implications of that be?

Why do we need to give IP addresses to each interface? Wouldn't giving one to each device be enough?
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Analyze Network Traffic by Autonomous System Number?

I'm looking for the way to take an estimate consumptions toward internet per Autonomous System Number which could help me to make a decision if it's necessary to establish a peering with this AS's ...
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In one organization having two ISP which configured on fortigate firewall ? How can we do the failover for internet?

Organisation don't have AS number .As of now we are doing manually route for any ISP at a time. when default Internet link is go down that time making second link enable on firewall. I saw the some ...
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How is traffic forwarded though IXPs if route servers do not forward any traffic

while i was studying about IXP route-servers, i read that they do not forward any traffic. I get that a route server is a "control plane" entity and it is used for easier bgp peering. However, i ...
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Download Internet Routing Table

What is the best way to download a snapshot of the Internet's IPv4 routing table? I need check if IP addresses are routable. It needs to function offline, so a looking glass server won't work. I know ...

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