Internet Service Providers

Forum discussion tagged with Internet Service Providers.
  1. L

    Zero Data Gaming on Mobile

    Hello, this is the first time I'm posting on this forum and I don't know if I'm in the right place for this thread. So, I just wanna ask something that already happened long time ago but I'm still didn't figured it out until now. Ok,im using prepaid sim card.whenever my data is empty,im still...
  2. B

    Solved! Unlocked Blackberry phones?

    If you buy a factory unlocked blackberry can you use it with metro pcs with no problems. I've never brought a factory unlocked phone before so not really sure how this works. An would it be own metro tower's or tmobile tower's. Thank you
  3. R

    How to Access American Content on Roku from Another Country

    When travelling abroad you might encounter yourself with a rainy day or just random boredom. Also, your favorite series will continue to upload chapters and if you are not on time watching it, you might have to face spoilers in social media and be very angry at them. In order to avoid that you...
  4. S

    asus wont go over 150mbps

    ISP provides in excess of 250mbps of speed few other laptops when hardwired directly with modem do show 230Plus but my asus (K501U) wont budge over 150....
  5. L

    Unable to change e-mail address for Tom's Guide and forums

    I can change my password but it fails to change my e-mail address. Critical as I am closing down my current ISP
  6. I

    Unlocking Vodaphone Phone

    Right so let me get this clear: 1. I have a phone locked to Vodafone network 2. I want to unlock it so i can use my ID Mobile sim, when i put it in it asks for a code 3. I have entered it wrong 3 times and it now says "SIM network PIN blocked. Enter SIM network PUK" 4. I have contacted Vodafone...
  7. J

    How to add an access point to WLAN

    I have a Virgin Media Hub 3.0 (not out of choice) provided by my ISP giving me a stable 100+Mbps download speed even at peak times. In total there are 4 of us in the house. We each have various devices (laptops, consoles, internet enabled TV sticks,etc) My dilemma: We have a 3 story house. The...
  8. Paradise My-Colors

    masking apps as other apps from isp (VPN like)

    hi everyone, I was wondering if there is a way to hide my apps internet usage from my ISP within another app. the reason I need this is my ISP allows only connection to a social networking sites (Facebook, whatsapp, Instagram... ) anything other than that will fail to connect (like normal VPNs...
  9. K

    Laptop - Extremely Slow Wifi Speeds.

    Hey there, I have been trying to solve my issue with slow Wifi speeds to my laptop. I bought a brand new ASUS ROG Strix Hero Edition. Specs: i7-8750H 16 GB RAM 128 SSD GTX 1050 Ti 4GB I've had the laptop for about a week and my internet modem supports up to 1GB/s but my speed is constantly...
  10. R

    How best to monitor ISP speed & quality

    I would like to automatically monitor my ISP internet speed & dropping frquency - ideally for a week or so - just leave my PC on, with software monitoring & collating the info in background. Is there an idiot proof bit of freeware. My ISP promises 76 Mbps (using ookla, I rarely get 50 Mbps) &...
  11. R

    Are pirated VPNs usable?

    Or for old versions the FBI/any intelligence agency already knows algorithm of how the program "jumps" to different locations so they get your IP easily. Or is it still not worth it for the FBI/CIA to investigate since ISP IPs are dynamic and internal IPs change and you could just keep all...
  12. C

    Ping of death

    Hi all, Was going to Ping of death (CMD DoS) a friend of mines pc as a joke, but was googling it for s while and read my ISP can file a lawsuit/Fine if I am caught doing this. Now as far as messing with my friend, no need for any fear of legal retribution from him as he is well an actual hacker...
  13. A

    Any good free full version software similar to “Hide All IP”?

    I like to play games online with gameranger. The problem is that I get this nasty message : Port forwarding at my local machine does not seem to work. It seems I will have to contact ISP which is a pain. I found that using `HideAllIp` I no longer get this message and I am able to connect...
  14. M

    How does a VPN protect me even from my ISP?

    I have been thinking of it for a while now Doesn't literally all my data have to go through them to get anywhere on the internet? I understand that they can not know what my data is (about) but they know that I sent it and that it is going to a VPN Right? Please correct me If I am wrong Thanks...
  15. J

    Laptop won’t stay connected to WiFi

    So recently I bought a Dell laptop. Everything seemed perfect until I added music from my iTunes, and after that it wouldn’t stay connected to the WiFi. I exchanged it for the same model and had the same issue, so I figured it must be something wrong with the laptop. Now on my third attempt I...
  16. M

    What is an ISP 500 megabyte per month

    A device for internet or Wi-Fi
  17. T

    my acer aspire i5 won't boot lights stay off, even when i plugin the charger all no lights, could it be that the battery is de

    My vdf 100 cellphone flashers and flickers I can hardly type or read onscreen things. What can I do, keeps showing flahes of a white screen.
  18. R

    Is it possible to port forward without having a modem?

    I tried port forwarding many times but none of it was successful So i ended up calling my isp and he told me that i'd need to pay a huge sum/month just to have a static ip why do i unnecessarily need to pay for a static ip? The isp is giving me a direct ethernet connection ie just router and no...
  19. S

    Fix Apple TV Always Buffering Issue

    Sometimes you may find it hard to play or stream media content you have downloaded from the Apple iTunes service or experience constant buffering during an episode of your favorite show on Netflix or Hulu. This persistent buffering or streaming is enough to drain any thrill or excitement you had...
  20. G

    What To Do if Your Router Needs Constant Reboots

    Why your router needs rebooting and how to prevent it – or at least reduce the hassle. What To Do if Your Router Needs Constant Reboots : Read more
  21. G

    Internet Throttling: What Is It and What You Can Do About It

    Here's how to tell if your ISP is limiting your feed, and how to binge your way out of it. Internet Throttling: What Is It and What You Can Do About It : Read more
  22. K

    Internet Service Provider

    Is it legal for my internet service provider or (isp) for short to ban me from their services, because some modders/booters on a video game decides to DDos me? Because last time i called them and told them what happened they said they will ban me from their service if i get DDOS'D again.. which...
  23. L

    Windows 10 Laptop can't access internet even though it is connected to wifi and phone and desktop can surf the web just fine

    So long story short, a random power outage in the neighborhood happened for a minute and when power went back on, the internet was down and out (very unsurprising since this isn't the first time this exact thing has happened). Here is the problem: The ISP company told me they were aware of an...
  24. G

    What Is Gig-Speed Internet?

    Get up to speed on the best thing to happen to high-speed internet service. What Is Gig-Speed Internet? : Read more
  25. J

    Smartphone Wi-Fi Connection?

    When people switch thier cellular connection to a home or public Wi-Fi connection to save on data usage, does the ISP that provides the Wi-Fi service know the cell phone numbers to thier smartphone devices when connected? What do the ISP's know about the smartphone devices that connect to them...
  26. J

    Can Any ISP See Peoples Mobile Numbers Over Wi-Fi?

    Can any ISP see peoples mobile numbers/cell phone numbers to thier smart phone devices when they connect to them over wi-fi? Like when people want to save data usage by switching thier smart phones' cellular service to the wi-fi service in thier homes or the wi-fi at a friends place etc...
  27. Paul Wagenseil

    Net Neutrality Won't Save the Internet. Competition Will

    Breaking up broadband monopolies to provide real competition, not net neutrality regulations, will give Americans faster, cheaper broadband. Net Neutrality Won't Save the Internet. Competition Will : Read more
  28. P

    Avast says I have a"wanna cry" intrusion on my router

    I need help. I a not very tech savvy though I am doing my best to learn. Evidently I have a "wanna cry" invasion on my Acer aspire 2014. I have rarely used the laptop.I have been ill and generally use a smartphone. I have att as my isp.. Att gave me a modem/Router combo. Motorola nvg510. I...
  29. S

    Which Roku box for my analogue TV?

    I am not technically up to speed so please forgive me if I am asking for info that has been delivered before. My question is simple: I have an old anlogue TV that is still working. It has composite and S-video inputs. I am wondering if there is a set-top box (like one from Roku, I believe)...
  30. K

    Hi I am new the computer universe and need to know if the ip address I get from my ISP is the same as the one I get when I typ

    According to what I have found on Google,the ip address is an address that is assigned to you when you go online.But does my laptop has an IP address even if I don't go online ? And does it have to do with the laptop serial number?
  31. O

    is there a huge difference between a 950m 2gb and i7-7500u and a 950m 4gb with a i7-6700 hq for gaming

    i woild like to buy a gaming laptop with a decent price and good performance and quality so i was wondering if i have an i7-7500u with a decent gpu like the 950m will i still be able to game without an hq cpu
  32. Jhenrique

    Help: Trash with 80 thousand files. Emptying Trash doesn't work!

    I leave the Google Drive upload accidentaly all my files and it uploaded 80 thousand of files. So, I tryied delete all files in Drive, but is impossible. Because the "Empity Trash" function erase only the files in the screen (+/- 100 files), so, will be necessary "empity trash" more some...
  33. D

    Any reviews about Popcorn Time on iOS?

    Have seen my friends using Popcorn Time on their androids which can technically stream torrents for them, I am looking forward to use Popcorn time on my iPhone, can anyone guide me how should i set a VPN with it cause my ISP doesn't allow torrents I believe. Any other Streaming suggestion is...
  34. D

    Getting cable on a monitor?

    I'm hoping this is the right sub-forum for this question. I usually use TH forums for computer related questions, but I find myself having trouble with something I previously though was very simple. I'm essentially trying to get cable on a TV for the first time. So far in my life, I've either...
  35. J

    Using external eSATA drive on a Arris DCX3510-M

    My ISP/TV provider won't enable the external SATA feature on my DVR. Is their a way to do it myself? I don't think the provider has the know how or software to enable this feature! When you plug in a eSATA the TV screen says that it has to be authorized/enabled by the provider. Their comment...
  36. M

    Need to receive any emails as fast as possible

    My potential clients who are mostly from lower Manhattan can only send their needs via email and seconds count in my reply. I live in Northern Kentucky. I don’t know if this is possible but I need to figure out a way to receive these emails as quickly as possible – ideally, less than a second...
  37. Montego

    ISP Rebooting - A Reality?

    Having some desktop issues (slow downloads, lost info, missing HHD), I ran 'MemTest86' to check my RAM and I discovered that there were multiple boot options available on the UEFI boot screen, options that I had never seen before. In addition to my usual options allowing me to boot from my...
  38. G

    CCTV cameras hacked

    Just yesterday I got an email from my ISP regarding a botnet being placed on my network via my static IP. The router and modem have also been used to gain access to my network and my CCTV cameras were to be the victims. I've been locked out of my CCTV control center (DVR) but I still have access...
  39. D

    internet connection loop

    Can somebody try to explain this to me is it a loop hole? you tell me I have just discovered something by accident and I want to utilise it to the fullest, Remember that particular time when you are busy surfing the internet opening several tabs on your browser trying to access different sites...
  40. P

    Clicked on a website.. popup came through? Virus?

    I clicked on a link I clearly shouldn't have and a popup immediately came up saying something alone the lines of having a trojan and needing to call my ISP immediately. I closed Chrome and am currently running a full scan with Microsoft Security Essentials, but I hear MSE is really bad. #1...
  41. I

    Kodi works on one TV but not another???

    Hi, my friend has a MXQ Pro box with Kodi, was working fine. Then it stopped working, everything else was still going but when she went to watch a movie, Kodi was 'working' then nothing, just didn't load any streams to select on any movie, even some she had watched previously. She gets to select...
  42. C

    touchscreen laptop ideas

    Như ai cũng biết thương hiệu là một cách nhận diện đối với khách hàng của mình. Một thương hiệu tốt luôn là yếu tố hàng đầu để khách hàng ra quyết định tin tưởng và chọn lựa mua hàng ngoài ra còn phải được tạo dựng trên những giá trị rõ ràng và phải tạo ra sự kết nối cảm xúc...
  43. A

    How can we limit data usage on Windows 7 ?

    I am using a broadband internet connection which gives 100GB of data in a month.My ISP is not providing the facility to check how much data is used by me.Is there any software to monitor my data usage and to set 100GB limit in a month like the facilities in android phones ?
  44. A

    How to hide my browsing history from ISP?Whats the easy way?

    How to hide my browsing history from ISP?Whats the easy way?
  45. splinter09

    trying to make my pc a firewall

    hello im trying to make my pc a firewall i already have the software but i have a small question correct me if im wrong i will need a network card adapter, the internet cable that coming from my isp will be inserted in my first network slot in the card and the second slot in the card i will...
  46. S

    Internal WiFi fails after Win10 upgrade but with 1 of 2 routers

    I have an Intel Stick PC with an internal WiFi (Realtek RTL8723BS) that worked fine in Win8.1 but does not work after upgrading to WIn10. The version of Win10 on it is 1607, build 14393.447. I have an ISP provided WiFi router (with VoIP) which I have to use. I tried a second router and the...
  47. P

    Why would I want to throttle speedify?

    I just started using speedify pro edition. Since it is pro it has unlimited threshold of data. I am confused as to why they offer to throttle your daily and monthly data if it is unlimited. Is it somehow going to cost me money through my ISP or speedify if I do not throttle it?
  48. G

    Faceebook IP tracker

    Can ISP give my phone number
  49. C

    Wifi Issue: Dropping Wifi, Skype still works, entire family is frustrated

    Hello Everyone, I have an issue that has plagued our family since the day we moved into this house. Last night, while attempting to live stream for the first time, I was completely embarrassed when my WIFI dropped after 40 minutes and my friend and I chatted away like idiots while all my...
  50. G

    Port mapping/ port forwarding

    I have seen these entries in my modem log, should I be concerned about many entries like the one below: Add port mapping to 61463 to my isp address?
  51. G

    recommend Wifi Hotspot program

    Let me explain what I would exactly wish to achieve by this. I would like, for example, to install Wifi Hotspot program on one laptop. That laptop is connected to Wifi, plain way. But now I want to connect, for example, mobile phone to Wifi, but to avoid / prevent ISP to be able to see that...
  52. F

    Norton Security Scan /Rollback Application Error

    I've been facing a problem recently, involving Norton Security Suite. I recently uninstalled Norton Security Suite, which was provided by my ISP Xfinity. A few days later, i found an icon called Norton Security Suite on my desktop, and a few seconds after that, I received a pop-up. This pop-up...
  53. S

    How do I automate a few programs to run?

    I know about task scheduling but I'm trying to get a torrent to run during my ISP's off hours (where I have 50 GB's of bandwidth vs 15) with a VPN running. I know I can set task scheduler to run a program only if ExpressVPN (my VPN) is connected but how do I get it to start ExpressVPN and...
  54. H

    Safe bandwidth monitoring program?

    On my previous computer, I used a bandwidth monitoring program called Networx. However, that computer developed a crippling problem (the main hard drive locking up at random, unpredictable intervals). I had the computer tested, and the problem coudn't be identified, except that the hard drive...
  55. T

    Laptop constantly disconnects from WiFi?

    For the last month, my laptop has randomly been disconnecting from my WiFi, and I'm not sure why. I maybe watching a video and then it randomly just disconnects. Every other device in my home is perfectly fine though, e.g. my phone is fine. The only I can resolve it now, is to put my laptop to...
  56. K

    Switch to google VOIP?

    Hi, I have a phone service from my ISP and thought if I could switch to google voip since it's free. Currently, with my ISP's service I cannot call somewhere else other than in Canada unless I pay the extra. I saw this thing called obitalk and thought I could use it to. Thanks.
  57. S

    Want a great 40" Smart TV 1080 ISP panel

    What is a recommended 40" non 4K, standard HDTV, ISP LED, with best viewing angles? Are any brands that are avail in the US using ISP other than LG? This is only for viewing cable TV and Smart Apps (no gaming). Less important but a real plus is I want quick access to changing preset picture...
  58. O

    looking for asus k53e drivers for windows 10

    very poor wifi speed. i know it isn't the isp because other computers on the network are getting 10 MPS. I'm wondering if one of drivers has crapped out?
  59. CraigDMA

    Do I actually have an Alureon / TDSS Virus?

    I got this message twice now from my ISP: Cox has identified that one or more of the computers in your home may be infected with the Alureon / TDSS Virus. It's a legit email but I'm wondering how they think I have this virus? I use a VPN sometimes and I'm thinking that it's what they might see...
  60. S

    Trying to find the WiFi adapter in Toshiba L55-C5272

    I have been having connection issues with my Toshiba Laptop. My ISP said he thinks it is probably my WiFi adapter inside the laptop. I removed the cover, but could not find the chip on the motherboard. The system is still under warranty so I didn't remove the motherboard from the keyboard --...