internet

  1. S

    Is this a modem problem or is it something else? Need help.

    Hi all, I don't know what to think of this problem of mine I'm having now. So my issue is that my internet drops/becomes extremely unstable after a few days of usage randomly. When it happens, I can barely open a webpage on my PC, or any other device. I got a new and upgraded modem/router combo...
  2. S

    I am networking stupid, need help with a project...

    Ok, so the title of the thread says a lot, and given my networking shortcomings, I don't know exactly what to google for and if I am even looking at the right stuff. So here is what I'm wanting to do: Got a new property which is three acres in size. There will be three residences located on...
  3. AlphaAtlas

    Microsoft Criticizes FCC Broadband Report

    According to a recently spotted FCC report, Microsoft thinks that the government is a little generous when it comes to their analysis of broadband availability. Based on their own analysis, some areas that supposedly have access to speeds of over 25 Mbps really don't have much access at all, and...
  4. AlphaAtlas

    All Myspace Data Before 2016 is Gone

    Thanks to a "faulty server migration," MySpace has lost all data uploaded to the site before 2016. MySpace users started noticing the problem over a year ago, but tech support staff only recently started acknowledging that users' data may never come back. The Guardian claims "50m tracks from 14...
  5. cageymaru

    Steam Link Anywhere Enables Game Streaming over the Internet

    Valve has announced Steam Link Anywhere which allows Steam users to stream their games from their PC to their other computers over the internet or Wi-Fi, as long as their computer has good upload speed and their Steam Link device has a good network connection. I confirmed that I could stream...
  6. AlphaAtlas

    The Web's Creator Comments on Its Future

    The internet turned 30 this year, and CERN celebrated it with a long (and if I'm being honest, not particularly exciting) webcast featuring its creator, Sir Tim Berners-Lee. However, after the recent Cambridge Analytica data scandal and what seems like a new privacy/security related scandal...
  7. AlphaAtlas

    UK Will Require Age Verification for Porn Sites in April

    The United Kingdom recently passed a law requiring citizens to verify their age before they can access porn sites, and recent reports claim that law will go into effect in April. A spokesperson for the AgeID system designed to enforce the law said "When a user first visits a site protected by...
  8. AlphaAtlas

    Google Fiber Ends Service in Louisville

    WDRB reports that Google Fiber is ending their service in Louisville, Kentucky. The withdrawal of the ISP comes after customers suffered from serious service outages on Wednesday, and the local news station claims that Louisville is the first city Google Fiber has abandoned. The report also says...
  9. AlphaAtlas

    Malfunctioning Networking Card Led to Huge CenturyLink Outage

    According to a recent report from GeekWire, a single faulty network management card was behind a 2 day, "widespread" outage in CenturyLink’s cloud network. On Twitter, Brian Krebs posted a screenshot of a notice that was allegedly sent out by CenturyLink, which blames a single card for...
  10. cageymaru

    Algorithms Cannot Completely Model the Real World

    Researchers discussing artificial intelligence (A.I.) have voiced similar opinions related to the necessity for more accurate data collection. The invention of the internet allowed companies to collect enough data to create algorithms, machine learning, and artificial intelligence technologies...
  11. cageymaru

    SpaceX Wins Military Contract to Experiment with Commercial Space Internet

    Elon Musk's SpaceX has been granted a $28 million Department of Defense (DoD) contract per FA8650-17-S-9300 to research and experiment with establishing connectivity, operational, and special purpose experimentation with U.S. Air Force ground sites and aircraft. In phase two of the experiments...
  12. AlphaAtlas

    US has the Most Expensive Mobile Data Plans in the World

    According to a report by the Finnish research firm Rewheel, the United States has a higher "mean gigabyte price" for mobile broadband than any other country on Earth. Only Canada come's close to the US's position, while most other industrialized countries apparently offer far cheaper prices. In...
  13. W

    Going Insane with Modem/Router problems

    Baseline I have a Older HP Pavilion G7 Series 1260US Purchased Dec 2011. The computer itself has problems. The case is cracked and a friend fixed it to where I can leave the lid up but I dare not shut it. Hardware and OS Intel Core i3-Cpu @2.20Ghz Installed Ram 4.0 GB C Drive 640 with 178 GB...
  14. AlphaAtlas

    Web Creator Wants to Implement a "Contract" for the Internet

    Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the world wide web, has been busy. In September, he announced plans for a distinct, decentralized web, and now he's unveiling plans for an internet "contract". The plan calls for a set of principles that governments, companies, and citizens should follow. Among other...
  15. dvsman

    So you have Gigabit Internet ...

    So I'm running 155-180Mb internet service at the moment but my ISP has options up to a "Gigabit" and that got me wondering. For those of you that are already running really fast / absurdly fast internet, what exactly are you using it for / doing with it? At 155Mb / 30 up downloading from Steam...
  16. AlphaAtlas

    Justice Department Sues California Over Net Neutrality Law

    After California's Senate passed the bill earlier this month, Governor Jerry Brown signed California's net neutrality bill into law this weekend. But before the ink was even dry, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit against California in an attempt to stop the bill. The federal government...
  17. AlphaAtlas

    Amazon Partners With Iridium to Bring Internet to the Whole Planet

    Amazon announced a partnership with Iridium Communications, with the goal of developing a satellite network for Internet of Things devices called CloudConnect. Iridium CEO Matt Desh told CNBC that he intends to cover the "whole planet," and expects the service to launch in 2019. SpaceX is almost...
  18. cageymaru

    Many Rural Americans Lack Access to High Speed Internet in Their Area

    In a new Pew Research Center survey, 24% of rural Americans complained of not having access to broadband internet and consider it to be a major issue in their area. Another 34% think that not having access to high-speed internet in their area is only a minor problem; which means that 58% of...
  19. DooKey

    Here Comes Big Cable to Slay Another Rule That Helps Small ISPs Compete

    Big Cable is lobbying to kill off a rule that helps small ISPs compete. The rule in question requires the telecom companies to allow competitors to resell their internet access at a government set rate. They don't like this. Economist William Zarakas uses figures from the telecoms to build his...
  20. Zarathustra[H]

    Anyone Else Invited to Volunteer for ISP Speed Testing?

    I just received this email today. There is no way in hell I'm putting this "white box" in my network, but it is interesting none the less...
  21. FrgMstr

    Minnie Simpson Hates the Internet

    This article over at The Hustle is chock full of all kinds of statistics that will likely surprise no one, when it comes to who uses the internet and who does not. However among all the data, the animated gif of Minnie at the title of the article is pretty darn funny. That's right, Minnie...
  22. DooKey

    Alphabet to Deploy Balloon Internet in Kenya With Telkom in 2019

    Alphabet's Project Loon was a big success in Puerto Rico after they were hit by a hurricane last year and the folks in Kenya took note of this success. As a matter of fact they liked it so much that they are going to bring this balloon borne internet system to help achieve full internet coverage...
  23. DooKey

    Comcast Says it Isn't Throttling Heavy Internet Users Anymore

    Comcast has turned off their congestion management system and is no longer throttling those who go over their data cap. Of course by doing so this allows a user to not notice he's over the limit and keep streaming data at high speed for an additional cost of just $10 per 50GB. However, for the...
  24. dvsman

    SSL + your website = ?

    So I noticed that google chrome is giving me the stink eye about websites I visit that aren't SSL secured lately. Is this really a big deal that I should be concerned about? What about for personal websites / blogs that don't do e-commerce or financial transactions of any kind? I wanted to see...
  25. DooKey

    SpaceX Receives FCC Approval for Starlink Satellite Constellation

    The FCC has approved the deployment of a 4,425 satellite constellation for SpaceX. The satellites will be in support of the Starlink internet service that Elon Musk envisions will provide affordable internet services to remote areas that are currently underserved. However, there is one caveat...
  26. badcookies

    internet traffic monitor help

    Sooooo in unpredictable times throughout the night while im gaming (mainly FPS) my ping will spike from around 50ms to almost 2.5 seconds. The spikes resemble times when I'm gaming and say steam decides to download an update and blows up my bandwidth. (no, the above situations is not steam...
  27. R

    New Bill Would Stop States From Banning Broadband Competition

    A new bill introduced by Rep. Anna Eshoo hopes to stop states from banning broadband competition. The Community Broadband Act (HR 4814) declares that no state may pass legislation that would "prohibit or have the effect of prohibiting any public provider from providing, to any person or any...
  28. R

    Google To Construct Three Undersea Cables In 2019

    Google has announced that they will be commissioning three new subsea cables in 2019. Curie, a private cable connecting Chile to Los Angeles; Havfrue, a consortium cable connecting the U.S. to Denmark and Ireland; and the Hong Kong-Guam Cable system (HK-G), a consortium cable interconnecting...
  29. DooKey

    Break the Internet on 12/12

    Net neutrality activists and some internet websites/companies are out to "break the internet" tomorrow. The whole idea is to have as many people as possible flood sites like Facebook, Twitter, and other social media and spam their thoughts about net neutrality. Also, some websites will be...
  30. DooKey

    A Third of the Internet is Under Attack

    Study by San Diego Supercomputer Center’s CAIDA (Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis) group finds millions of network addresses subjected to denial-of-service attacks over two-year period. According to the study the scale of the attacks is much larger than anyone thought. The internet...
  31. Z

    Suggestions for home phone service over internet

    Hi, so I have 2 verizon cell phones in my home and the cell signal here is abysmal. Even though I'm within spitting distance of downtown Chicago, my cell signal at home is frequently 3g and 1 bar if i'm lucky, on either phone (samsung galaxy s6 and s7). i would like to do one of the following...
  32. dvsman

    So my neighborhood is finally getting GB internet ...

    We're finally getting some competition for Xfinity in my neighborhood (it's RCN, another cable provider) and they're offering up to 1Gb/s service! My question to everyone though is - what are you guys actually using your GB internet for? As an occasional MMO/steam user - I don't host any...
  33. R

    New Internet Fast Lane For First Responders

    During large disasters communications can be damaged, or jammed as networks get overloaded. A new company called FirstNet has come up with a "multi-node label routing protocol." The system uses the same internet as every other connection, but breaks down possible routes for internet traffic into...
  34. R

    The World May Be Headed For a Fragmented "Splinternet"

    Countries around the world are passing laws regarding social media and search results. The growing issue is several of these country-specific laws are written so they must be enforced globally. Vivek Krishnamurthy, assistant director of Harvard Law School's Cyberlaw Clinic, goes into great...
  35. R

    Extreme Internet Use Linked To Mental Illness In Teens

    A study by the Education Policy Institute has found some interesting trends among UK children and internet usage. The study defines "Extreme Internet Users" as those who spend more than 6 ours online daily outside of school; using that parameter 37.8% of all UK 15 year olds are Extreme Users...
  36. Bees

    NSA Changes Rules to Spy Less on American Citizens

    Big Brother is watching less closely, as the National Security Agency announced the stoppage of a controversial act in their warrantless wiretapping activities. Previously, an American citizen’s text and email communication mentioning foreign people of interest had been marked for collection...
  37. Bees

    Verizon Offering $70 FiOS Gigabit Service for New Customers

    The Northeast U.S. can get ready to rev up their favorite streaming sites, as Verizon is now offering Gigabit Connection via their FiOS internet service. New and existing customers in areas of Boston, Providence, New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Hampton Roads, VA., and...
  38. Zarathustra[H]

    New York Sues Charter, Alleges Time Warner Fraud on Internet Speeds

    I'm sure there are quite a few of you out there frustrated with the internet speeds you are getting from your ISP's and wondering why no one is doing anything about it. Well now someone is. Reuters is reporting that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has filed a lawsuit against...
  39. Blorgon

    [Help] Constant DNS lookup failures

    A few weeks ago, I started getting intermittent DNS lookup failures. I looked into it, and everything I found suggested switching to Google's public DNS. So I switched to that in my router's settings, but I still had problems, albeit a little less frequently. Eventually I got fed up and forced...
  40. E

    Windows 10 Updates other computers on Internet...

    So our internet at work today was at a crawl, and surprisingly I traced it to one PC which appeared to have a virus but more digging revealed it was the Windows Update system uploading to external IP's outside the network. Apparently windows 10 by default allows the PC's to act as torrents...
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