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Questions tagged [internet]

For questions about interconnected networks.

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How cellular networks gets internet? [on hold]

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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Site not accessible through public IP from intranet [on hold]

I'm hosting some sites/services like Jenkins on a server I've got at home. I'd like to have them accessible from the Internet as well as intranet through a public domain name. For this I've registered ...
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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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3G EA CLICK board doesn't respond to at commands anymore [closed]

I am sending AT commands to a 3G EA CLICK cape(which has a Quectel UG95 chip). The problem is that the cape doesn't return anything. I have the cape connected to the PC through a USB-to-UART converter(...
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Do Bluetooth Devices have MAC address with the same specification as the MAC addresses of the Ethernet and Wi-Fi Network cards?

I recently found out that ZigBee devices have MAC addresses. ZigBee is more related to Bluetooth from what I know rather than Ethernet or Wi-Fi. Do Bluetooth devices such as phones, headphones, ...
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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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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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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 they'd still be inside a ISP (right?), but they'd have freedom to configure stuff the way they wanted. ...
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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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Where in the TCP/IP stack does packet division and reassembly occur?

My understanding is that 1/ the Transport Layer in the TCP/IP stack creates packets for data that is being sent out, and 2/ the packets reassembly process occurs at the receiving end's Internet ...
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Is the real broadcasting on internet possible

Am sorry if my question is silly. But I want to clear that i doesn't mean just playing audio or video from a remote server.I am asking about conventional broadcasting as exists in Television and Radio ...
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Smallest IPv6 block advertised?

We've received a /48 allocation from ARIN, and want to advertise smaller blocks from different sites in our organization. I tried advertising a /56 from each site, but ISP is telling me they won't ...
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Are there limits to the number of global IPv6 multicast addresses in use at a time?

The address space for IPv6 multicast addresses is very large (something like 2^112) and so I'm imagining it might not be so hard to get my hands on a million or so of them at some point, and try using ...
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Using IPv6 for multihome ISP eBGP peering due to IPv4 public /24s no longer available

Problem: I have two routers, and two separate ISPs (two different public ASNs). I wish to accept full BGP routes in order for us to properly set up true reliable ISP failover in a way that allows ...
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Managing multiple internet connections to a single switch

We have 2 internet connections coming in to our building - neither are great (2 different routers from different providers). Are there technologies in Network Switches to support active switching or ...
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Need help understanding how packets travel across the internet

I've been learning about networks recently at a new job, and I did a presentation on what I've learnt so far. When I was describing the relationship between the datalink and network layer, I mentioned ...
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What are the minimum requirements to be on the internet?

People often define the internet as a network of networks but this is wrong. If I connected two LANs together that wouldn't nesecarilly be on or part of the internet. In class we learned about ATM, ...
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Cisco Router Setup 1841

I need some help. I am new to using Cisco routers (as far as setting them up my self), so forgive me if this is something simple that I am over looking or not understanding. I have a cable internet ...
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Are there any global network other than the Internet?

I found this definition of Global Networks: Currently does any Global Network exists (apart from Internet)? Can someone Quote some examples? Or non-global but on a country-wide scale(ATM network ...
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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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Why use T1, T3, OC3 in 2015? Why not just pull fiber?

I am currently looking to upgrade internet connections in our major offices. Given that our reliance on cloud services has grown, some users are complaining of sluggishly behavior. After testing, as ...
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Can large ISPs really offer 1Gb “dedicated” service to every home and business?

Hopefully this is on topic for this site. While researching synchronous carrier service, so called EDIA or Ethernet Dedicated Internet Access, to a rural location in New Hampshire, USA, I came across ...
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using fiberoptic for long-distance ethernet connection [closed]

I am trying to help provide decent (better than ATT's awful 3Mbps-on-a-good-day DSL) internet service to a cluster of homes in our rural neighborhood. The first house (near the main road) has good ...
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New crimped UTP cable connects and disconnects

I was just making new short UTP cables, and I was happy that when I checked the cable through an Ethernet Cable Tester, all 8 wires were straight to each other and was perfect. When I plugged the UTP ...
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Question about a switch

I'm planning a little network here and I'm not sure about one thing. Network structure is shown on the image below. ISP binds an IP to a MAC address, so if certain MAC is connected, it gets assigned ...
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UDP Sessions and Ephemeral Port Selection

I would like to ask community to help me finding answers to the following questions: According to RFC 6056 an operating system should pseudo-randomly select ephemeral ports for each transport layer ...
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In inter-domain routing, what methods can I used to specify the set of the ASes that will be traversed?

In RFC 4655, Page 5, the author wrote, "...the path of an inter-AS TE LSP may be computed using a PCE-based path computation model in some ASes, whereas the set of traversed ASes may be specified by ...
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Packet transfer from one host to another

I was reading about how a packet is send from one host to another. I am confused about entries that will be made in layer-3 switch routing table. Does it contain the entries for layer two switches or ...
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Internet Cable Has Been cut in two and taped back together

Let me explain, we have a two analogue lines (something like 16 pair each, the standard cable that's put into buildings) that come into our building but they pass through the building next door. ...
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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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Multiple Networks on Sonicwall with no access to cisco firewall

The issue im having is that i have 2 networks with 2 internet connections. We now all of a sudden have a POS system handling our network. This system blocks our email and a bunch of pages we use. They ...
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Is multicast on the public internet possible? And if yes: How?

Is it possible to use multicast on the public internet? If yes: How? Are special IP addresses required and where do you get them from?
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Internet structure and ISP networks in detail

I am studying about internet structure, ISPs and their interconnection. However, I have trouble connecting some terms and understanding the greater infrastructure of internet in more detail. I will ...
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How does BGP work over TCP?

As far as I know we are using routing protocols to achieve Layer 3 connectivity, I am confused with the fact that BGP works over TCP which is L4. How can L4/TCP be established without prior L3 ...
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Are Protocols written in programming languages?

The protocols such as HTTP, IP, BGP are written in programming languages or simply plain English text ? If it is written in plain English, then how it is communicated with web browser, switches/...
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Is it true that the fd00::/8 address range (ULA) in ipv6 is for machines that you NEVER want to speak with anything on the Internet?

Is it true that the fd00::/8 address space (User Local Addresses) in ipv6 is for machines that you NEVER want to speak with anything on the Internet? I was just reading that here and rather surprised ...
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Are there any advantage of using multiple threads for a file upload, for an internet connected node? [closed]

I got asked in an intervew recently to design a file upload feature. After initial discussion, The interviewer asked if I can design for multiple threads. My thought was, As the network bandwidth is ...
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Why is internet speed called Bandwidth?

Why do we refer to our internet speeds as "bandwidth" with units of measurement like "10 Mbps"? As I understand it, Bandwidth is, as the name implies, the width of the frequency band, typically ...
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How to find a AS-SET of an asn?

How can we find the as-set of asn? For Example I have the asn:32934. I want the as-set?
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Is it common for ISPs to connect to each other directly?

I'm reading up on the relationship between latency and ISP interconnectivity (that higher ISP interconnectivity results in lower latency, which makes sense to me). My understanding is that IXPs ...
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How can I reduce latency to Australia from another country? [closed]

I often do a lot of work from the UK to destination networks in Australia be it voice calls or something more benign like gaming. Both of which work best with the lowest RTT possible. On average the ...
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Why do we need an ethernet MAC address? [duplicate]

Don't think it's a duplicate. I've searched really many articles and couldn't find the satisfying answer. I understand : how ARP works MAC address is an unique address for each NIC IP is network ...
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How can I use a firewall as Internet Breakout?

I am currently installing a firewall in my company (using OPNsense) but I was asked to use the same system as "Internet Breakout" as well. Does anyone know how to accomplish this? I understand that ...
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How are IPv4 Addresses provided uniquely to domains?

this question has been bothering me for sometime and I've yet to receive a clear answer (it bothers me whenever I go to sleep). I would like to receive expert answers on this matter. Who mainly ...