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Q: ISPs with no timeout period...

Hi everyone. I live in Southern Indiana and I am looking for an ISP that has no timeout period. I ask because I often leave my computer online for extended periods of time due to the fact that I sometimes download large files like after I format the computer and need to download all of the critical updates, norton updates, game updates, etc etc etc. Anyway, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Some websites that list ISPs would be nice too but I already know of some websites that list ISPs. Preferably an ISP $15.00 or less is what I am looking for.

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Hi, I use Windows XP Pro and I am getting this error message in the system event log everytime I log in. Now I only get one, but just recently there are like 3 or 4 in a row many times during the initial log in to the internet network.

I have tried to search everywhere and google and yahoo for an answer but never was able to get a clear solution.

Luckily, I am able to get online just fine but the idea of this showing up constantly bothers me. It was fine, for about 4 months it stopped showing up after I did no changes to my system but its now back.

Also for a while I was getting something about user cancelled something but I have not seen that in a long time.

I tried to unplug the modem and cables to reset the IP , but that doesnt help. Also not that my service uses a Dynamic IP and I cant switch to static IP.

Its called Event: 1003 Source: DHCP

Your computer was not able to renew its address from the network (from the DHCP Server) for the Network Card with network address ------------. The following error occurred:
The semaphore timeout period has expired. . Your computer will continue to try and obtain an address on its own from the network address (DHCP) server.

Thanks for your help in advance.

A:semaphore timeout period

DHCP Event ID 1003http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums...3d-b7bb8f893f78Louis

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Where can I set the timeout length in IE6. Some of ths sites I visit can have a lot of traffic and IE times-out too soon. Is this an IE setting or a setting wleswhere in windows? (I'm using Win Xp)

A:Setting IE6 Timeout Period

Maybe this would help?


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When deleting a file from a local drive, that I have permissions to the local folder on, I'm getting the Semaphore timeout period has expired error.

I've tried to make it as simple as possible for the system, after doing a clean boot, and it still failing, I'm currently in safe mode, without networking, and am still seeing the error.  Anybody have a suggestion or work around?  Files in other
folders are not having this issue.

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I am trying to upload some prom pictures from my camera and keep getting this error, semaphore timeout period expired. The confusing thing is that when I uploaded the pictures from my other cf card it worked perfectly. When I started with the other cf card it uploaded 25 files and then the error message. I tried again and it only uploaded 1 picture before the error and now will not at all. Help me please

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hello again...

dang this thing is a pain!!

new issue today, trying to save a tiny .rtf file to external USB drive, and get "semaphore timeout period has expired" message and have to save to local drive instead. also get the message if i drag and drop into the desired location.

perhaps related to the issue i occasionally have: the machine loses connection to the external drive and either the folder shows empty (it's not!) or doesn't show as even being connected. little blue light on the drive will sometimes go out, sometimes not, but still no access...

EDIT: i have two verbatim USB drive attached... one or the other of them will occasional disappear from This PC and when i look at device manager there is an error on that drive. i disconnect and reconnect and the drives show up and the error in device manger goes away... there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason as to why this happens. when it does and i try to save something to the drive, that's when i get the "semaphore timeout period has expired"

i have tried to update drivers using windows search online and it always says i have the best drivers loaded....

the drives have been checked for errors and windows reports none... there is still quite a bit of available space on them (80+ gigs on each) and when they are connected and live, i can access files with no problem... it just decides to seemingly drop the drive randomly...

thanks for any help...

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Hello, My grandpa is trying to get his photos off of his SD card.
I just set him up with a clean install of XP Pro on his desktop
He has an on board usb card reader like 15 - in - 1 or something like that.
He puts in his SD card and trys to acsess the drive D: since that is the slot for the sd card
Then the window locks up for a few min then he gets a pop up message saying:
"The semaphore timeout period has expired."
He has already tried other camera cards with no change.
Any ideas?

A:The Semaphore Timeout Period Has Expired.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qi...14060432AAnhl0uI can't find anything definitive, error message seems to occur with various hardware components.I'd try running chkdsk /r on the card...try the card on a different system/device...try other cards with the reader...all in an attempt to localize the problem.Louis

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When I'm installing Windows XP SP3, i received an error saying that the Setup cannot go on because that is needed to continue the setup cannot be installed.

Installation Failed: G:\1386\asms. Error Message : The semaphore timeout period has expired.

A:Semaphore Timeout Period has Expired

try unplugging all peripheral devices from your computer, such as printers, scanners and removable storage devices.

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I have a Dell Latitude CPiA 366 laptop that intermittently freezes or blue screens. I updated the system BIOS and ran scandisk. The machine is currently stable but I am noticing the following system event viewer error which keeps reoccuring:

"the device, \device\ide\ideport0, did not respond within the timeout period"

This is Event ID 9, Source Atapi.

Micro$oft has an article in its' knowledge base regarding this which point to outdated hardware or firmware. Is the hard drive going bad on this machine? Please advise.

A:\device\ide\ideport0 did not respond within the timeout period

It could be. This error sometimes appears when a drive or controller is having problems.

Try getting a diagnostic program that has drive testing.

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I maintain some software that makes a tcp socket connection to a different piece of software and sends data back and forth (pretty basic stuff there). We use boost asio to handle reading and writing of data over the socket connection. We have a client that
has deployed this software on Windows7. The client has been having issues with our software not being able to maintain a reliable socket connection. One thing I have noticed is that quite often the networking callback are receiving the error: The semaphore
timeout period has expired.

This error is not coming from anywhere in our code (or the boost code). I've done some research on it and I found a Microsoft Knowledge base article on this error for Windows XP (support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/325487). I've seen a few people ask questions about
this error on Windows7, but they're all in regards to moving files to different drives, nothing regarding network connections.

What does this error mean in regards to Windows7? Does the knowledge base article I mentioned still apply to Windows7?

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Lately ive been having some serious issues with my comp every program would hang up for 10 seconds then start up again, this would occur every 30 seconds or so. So I ended up reinstalling my win2k on my comp hoping this might fix any software problems that might be causing this. To my dismay the problem still persists, after checking event log ive found constant patterns of

Warning:An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 during a paging operation.
Error:The device, \Device\Ide\IdePort0, did not respond within the timeout period.
Warning:An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 during a paging operation.
Error:The device, \Device\Ide\IdePort0, did not respond within the timeout period.

over and over again. If anyone can tell me what the possible problems may be that would help me alot. And also any kinda program to narrow down the possible problems would also be alot of help.

A:Harddrive didnt respond within timeout period

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So I did a search and found nothing definitive regarding this particular error in my application.

I have a Dell laptop with an i7 processor, an SSD drive and 8g of ram, running Win7 Pro 64 bit.

I put a 128G micro sd card into the sd card adapter and slapped into the slot. When I try to move files to the card, I get the error.

I formatted the card just for grins. It won't format NTFS, but it did format exFat @ default allocation unit size.

The only file that didn't copy was one that's 21 megs in size. Everything else was smaller and copied over fine.

Donno what to do from here. Any help would be appreciated.



Semper Fi

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My environment is: Win'7, Visual Studio 2010, C#

There is another message on these forums with almost exactly the same title. It's closed, so I couldn't post there.

I'm getting that exact same response from Win'7 in a try /catch scheme.

i.e., "...The semaphore timeout period has expired..."

I am quite confident that the serial port is really there, as he will open and will transfer data from time to time.

It's the whims of the hardware that have me so confused.

The exact same code worked perfectly last night. In fact, it has worked for weeks.

The statement which I believe is causing the error is...

Much like the other thread mentioned, the port is a BlueTooth connector, and Win'7 is reporting him okay, and so on.

I welcome responses from those with useful knowledge on this topic.

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Whenever I try to copy large files over a wireless network (Laptop > Desktop) I get the following error:-

Error 0x80070079: The semaphore timeout period has expired

I've done a search on Google and have found that a number of other users are having the same problem, but no-one seems to have a fix for it.

Can anyone help?

(I'm running Vista Ultimate on both my Laptop & Desktop)

A:Error 0x80070079: The semaphore timeout period has expired

Hello Ady,

Thanks for your post!

This issue may be a little complex and require some steps to troubleshoot:

1.††† Update the driver of wireless network adapters in both of your computers.
2.††† Temporarily disable all the firewalls and anti-virus applications, then check the issue again.
3.††† To exclude the factors from other services and applications, do a clean boot to check the issue and perform Step 4.(KB929135) How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vistahttp://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;929135
4.††† With clean boot, try to apply the†hotfixes contained in the following KB articles:(KB932045) Error message when you use a network connection to copy a large file from one Windows Vista-based computer to another Windows Vista-based computer: "The connection has been lost"
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;932045(KB932063) Several problems occur on a Windows Vista-based computer when you work in a wireless network environment
If problem still persists after steps above, this issue is very possibly due to network devices or configurations, please let me know:

1.††† Whether this problem occurs in wired network?
2.††† If strengthening the network signals, the problem can be changed?
3.††† What size of files will lead to this error.
4.††† Does this error terminate the copy process?
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hello all,

suddenly i am getting the following error message:

error 0x80070079: The semaphore timeout period has expired.

this happens when trying to copy a 4gb file from my c: drive to my d: drive. i had been able to copy the folder (my thunderbird profile) with no problems at all. now its a problem. running windows 7 professional. any help would be appreciated. i have searched around and can't seem to find a solution. i have tried turning windows firewall off. i have tried a clean boot and still the problem persists.

A:error 0x80070079: The semaphore timeout period has expired

Quote: Originally Posted by LenG58

hello all,

suddenly i am getting the following error message:

error 0x80070079: The semaphore timeout period has expired.

this happens when trying to copy a 4gb file from my c: drive to my d: drive. i had been able to copy the folder (my thunderbird profile) with no problems at all. now its a problem. running windows 7 professional. any help would be appreciated. i have searched around and can't seem to find a solution. i have tried turning windows firewall off. i have tried a clean boot and still the problem persists.

Much information about the problem and possible fixes was just a google away. This also applies to win 7

Error 0x80070079: The semaphore timeout period has expired

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I am trying to send a VS HCI command to hard-reset a BT module and this error comes up after about 70 seconds..
The same code works on Win7 and Win8.1 but Win10 doesn't allow me to do a hard-reset by sending vendor specific HCI command.

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for some reason...my home network has stopped working. I set it up myself..as i'm kind of a computer geek..but for some weird reason it has stopped workin since yesterday..heres the deal....i have two computers...one upstairs, one downstairs, DSL with LynkSys router. the router is upstairs connected with a cable to the pc upstairs....and wirelessly to the pc downstairs...i had it set up so i can access my music files which are downstairs, up here...the computer upstairs is really old...runing xp however..but no SP1 or anything...the pc downstairs is new..with XP SP etc...and it all worked fine til yesterday..when i got that error while tryin to access my music folder...it wont let me connect to the pc downstairs from here.....but when i go downstairs...i can still access the pc upstairs...ive tested this because i have REALVNC on both pcs...and i can access the one upstairs from downstairs...but not the one downstairs from upstairs.....as i used to be able to a week ago...if u need any more info..please ask....but i think ive posted all u guys need to kno...i just want to listen to my music agian :-( the computer upstairs doesnt have enough memory to hold all the files..thats why the music is downstairs...thank you in advance

A:"the semaphore timeout period has expired" help on home networking

anyone?? i can ping the pc downstairs and alll....but idk why i cant share the files

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This error, "the semaphore timeout period has expired" keeps popping up when I transfer files over a network. They'll go for about half, and then this error pops up and it's over.

How do I fix that?

A:Vista: "The Semaphore Timeout Period Has Expired"

Is this a Linksys Router?

Wired or WIFI?

Are you using an Internet Security Suite or ZoneAlarm?
This may also be thr problem....
This can happen when the total path length of the source file
and the total path length of the destination file are greater than a given
value, 128 I believe. When this occures in windows, it results in a Path
Too Deep error.

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I have windows 7 64 bit and I keep getting hangups with the event error

I have downloaded drivers and all are up to date. My machine is only about 4 months old i5 processor Dell. What can I do???

The device, \Device\Ide\iaStor0, did not respond within the timeout period.

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Hi All,
My windows 7 freezes and stops responding every now and then.I have checked the events and found the following message occurs at the time it happens:

"The device, \Device\Ide\iaStor0, did not respond within the timeout period."

I have re partitioned and re installed the OS with minimum softwares and latest drivers.

I have scanned the system with Avast AV at boot time.

I did some google and updated registry values for LPMSTATE,LPMDSTATE and LPM.
I have also changed the Advance power setting for PCI as off.

still the issues is not solved , kindly help and guide me.

My system specs:

Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Intel Core i3 2350M @ 2.30GHz 72 ?C
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
4.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Generic PnP Monitor ([email protected])
Intel HD Graphics Family (Samsung)
1024MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX (Samsung) 53 ?C
ForceWare version: 268.83
SLI Disabled
698GB Seagate ST750LM022 HN-M750MBB (SATA) 46 ?C
Optical Drives
Realtek High Definition Audio
Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Computer type: Laptop
Installation Date: 10/23/2016 1:31:42 AM
Serial Number: 22TKD-F8XX6-YG69F-9M66D-PMJBM
Windows Security Center
User Account Control (UAC) Enabled
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A:The device, \Device\Ide\iaStor0, did not respond within the timeout period.

Next time you want to share your Speccy report, In Speccy, go to File/Publish Snapshot. Copy the link and paste it in your next post.

Try this: [SOLVED] \Device\Ide\iaStor0 did not respond within the timeout period

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I have a few websites hosted, which are working fine on all isps.
Except that a few of my clients have taken dedicated ips from their isps-
they use the same ip to connect to the internet / browse the internet , check email etc -

so unlike a normal user which is given a new ip every time he connects to the internet, my client has a fixed ip.

what is happening is that his website is not visible on his fixed ip , but is working fine when he connect to another isp, or even if he changes the ip of that same isp.

One such client is fpcci.com.pk
he has a fixed ip , but his website is not accessible thru that ip.
However, his isp gave him a new ip : and it seems to work fine and get the website and emails etc.

This is happening to a few more other clients, who have taken fixed ips from various isps - but are unable to get their site on the fixed ip - however when they change their ip or use another isp their website and emails are working fine.

Is my webhost blocking the ip ?
or is it isp related issue ?

I am pasing the result of tracert i did with both the ips :

Traced from (Alternate IP assigned to FPCCI)
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>tracert fpcci.com.pk

Tracing route to fpcci.com.pk []
over a maximum of 30 hops:
1 <1 ms 1 ms 1 ms
2 <1 ms 1 ms 1 ms
3 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms
4 2 ms 1 ms 1 ms
5 2 ms 2 ms 2 ms tw31-static89.tw1.com []
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A:website not accessible thru certain isps / dedicated ips of isps

my webhosting company claims that they are not blocking any ips - and this may be isp related issue.

isp claims that there is not issue with their network and this is hosting related issue.

I am left in a fix.

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Hello Everyone,
I have an on going ATA deployment, where the customer wants to know, the possibility of having the logs / event retained for 1 year and an approximate idea on the impact of storage and any limitations for MongoDB.
As per the ATA sizing tool and article the requirement of ATA center falls in the below specification.

Packets per second from all DCs

CPU (cores*)

Memory (GB)

Database storage per day (GB)

Database storage per month (GB)







2,000 (2,500)

So we have a approx. storage requirement of 3.6 TB per month, so how long are the logs/event on ATA center kept by default and can we change the retention period for the same.
Thank you,

Iqbal Johar

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Hi Folks

I've a query on ISPs can websites or server store your ISP address . Sorry if it seems a dumb question!

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hi all,
as ucan see this s my 1st post in this fantastic help forum..

well, ive a weired prob., its all about strange ping replies we got from any
client within our small switched network, we're currenly ve a 1Mb ADSL,
clients linked with 3 dlink switches and one Thomson 500 adsl router..
pinging to any domain would result in this very weired behaviour..
btw: we didnt expirienced this b4 imean this's a new thing we're facing,
and sometimes the replies come so normal..

any clues?? can it be the dsl provider itself??

A:wiered pings! 300ms..timeout..300ms..timeout!!

Somewhere between you and about 1 packet in 6 is being lost or delayed beyond ping's threshold. Maybe the destination site is busy, maybe your ISP is busy, maybe general network congestion. Not desirable, but not so weired either.

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I have 2 ISPs (DSL and Sprint wireless broadband) and two ethernet cards in my computer. I am running Windows XP as both my main OS and as the Virtual PC's OS.

I would like for my Virtual PC to connect using only the DSL connection (without falling back to Sprint if the connection drops out) and my main OS to connect using only Sprint (without falling back to DSL if the connection drops).

I tried to disable one of the two ethernet cards in the main OS, but that causes the disabled ethernet card to also be disabled in the Virtual PC.

How can I do what I'm trying to do? Thanks in advance!

A:Virtual PC with 2 ISPs

Why not just pick up a dual-WAN router and have both available for all connections? Is there some reason you're trying to do this?

You may be able to do this by changing the routing table, but truthfully I've never tried it.

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Has anyone been successful at getting AOL to run with another ISP using straight dialup with Win2k Pr Wkstn and a PCI USR Modem?

Currnetly running AOL 5.0 and would like to dial out to other ISPs, but it disconnects before I even get connected to their servers. AOL connects ok, but their Seattle Server appears to be down for 5 days and would like to try someone else. Trying to install Bluelight and People PC, but Bluelight software has an advisory indicating that AOL and Norton must be shut down before installing. People PC advises on the phone that AOL should be completely removed from the registry before installing. AOL techs say they have been instructed not to remove anything from peoples registry when giving advice.

Do I really have to go DSL? Would like to dial out to and install the other ISPs without formatting my drive if possible.

[email protected]

[Edited by Lkng4you on 06-07-2001 at 09:36 PM]

A:Can't dial out to other ISPs except AOL.

closing duplicate, please don't post your question more than onec
view this thread http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?threadid=45635

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story is I e-mailed my ISP (cable) because I wanted to know what their "High Speed" service is capped at, likewise with their "Lite" service...

their response has me stumped. They said the highspeed (download) is rated at 5mb/s which works out to 435KB/s.....how the hell does 5mb/s work out to be only 400 some odd kbs a sec? If 1mb = 1024kb, how does it only work out to 400 some odd?

and then they said their like service was at 64.5 (67.5, dont remember) which works out to 8KB/s

I dont get it?

A:ISPs way of converting mb>kb?

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Does anyone know of Wireless Internet Service Providers? I live in Canada and I was wondering if anyone knows of any ISPs that just give you some equipment to connect to their wireless internet network as a service. Any suggestions?

A:Wireless ISPs

I can help you with lists of Canadian wireless ISPs - HERE and HERE

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From PC World:http://www.pcworld.com/zoom?id=133019&...e&zoomIdx=2

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Whenever I change the laptop with same IPv4, net cable connectivity shows no network access, internet Service Provider tells MAC has to be cleared. What is it?

A:What is MAC Lock for ISPs?

The MAC (Media Access Control) address is a unique indentifer for your computers network card (think like a social security number). I am not sure what you mean by "Whenever I change the laptop with same IPv4" but if you are connected to your modem with an ethernet cable, the modem may not fast enough to realize you are changing computers that are connected to it and will deny the second computer.

For example:

Computer 1 has a MAC of 00:00:00:00:00:01 and is connected to the modem. The modem will only allow that MAC to be used with itself. If you changed the computers around and Computer 2 has a MAC address of 00:00:00:00:00:02, the modem will think it's not the machine it allowed to be connected and will stop it from going to the internet. Now usually modems are quick to realize that Computer 1 has been disconnected and will remove the MAC information and allow something else to connect.

When the ISP is telling you that it needs to be cleared, a simple powercycle of the modem should fix the issue.

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Anyone able to run AOL and other ISPs on dialup with Win2k Wkstation?

I am running AOL 5.0 (32-bit written for Win 98 and Win 95) on a Win2k Prof Wkstn Operating System. I would like to install and dial out to other isps, but they disconnect while the modem is handshaking. In most cases I never get to their network.

Tried installing Blue Light, but it disconnects while trying to connect to their server and People PC does the same. Bluelight Software has an advisory recommending to shut down AOL and Norton while installing and People PC says that they recommend completely removing the AOL Software from the Registry.

Is there a way for me to keep AOL and dial the other ISPs?
AOL Server appears to be down in the Seattle Area for the past five days. Internal and External Browsers are not working. Really want to avoid DSL if there is another way.

[email protected]

A:Can't dial ISPs other than AOL 5.0 (32-bit)

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Why do some ISPs use proxies

The IP Address is: The host name is: as6p85.access.maltanet.net.
The Proxy Server IP Address is: The host name is:
The User Agent is: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915 Firefox/1.0.7.

Any ideas why this is so ?


A:ISPs Using Proxies

Follow this link and type in your question:

You'll find the answer in about 2 seconds.

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Hello all.. i just signed up. I hope someone can help me with this question.

I want to know if its possible to have 2 seperate internet connections comming into 1 computer. reason for this is because my first isp i have is a cable modem and the second isp i have is dsl.

I wanted to cancel my dsl connection but i signed a 1 year contract and i will get fined if i cancel early.. so um gonna keep the dsl connection.

Anyway, i would like to connect my isp DSL modem and my isp CABLE modem into my computer. I know i'll need to network cards which i do have.. but i dont know how or if its possible to configure this kind of setup in windows xp..

Of course the other option is to buy another computer and use the dsl connection for that one.. but it be nice to run two seperate ftp programs running, with each using a different connection.. more bandwidth.. LOL



Actually you don't need a second network card or even buy a second computer.

I know if you get a household router, and you can flash the firmware to something that can handle two connections. What you would do is configure the router to say all downloading wll be done with the DSL connection, and all outgoing traffic (i.e. online gaming, web browsing, file uploading, etc...) will go out the Cable connection.

To configure them, I don't have a clue on that cause my roommates and I are thinking of doing that, but until we decide to, we won't be learning it, sorry dude.

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E-mail today from my ISP

Date: Tuesday, November 04, 2003 00:36:47
Subject: [KEYWORLDNEWS] New Mail Server - 99% Spam protection
This email is being sent out to all our subscribers

Many users have told us that one of the most annoying things about email
has always been SPAM (unsolicited email). In cases where younger
children also have access to the same mailbox, it has resulted in some
awkward questions being put to parents.

We are very proud to have been the first ISP to have drastically cut
down on SPAM two years ago with our first major mail server upgrade.

This evening we made another major upgrade to our mail server. This
latest upgrade will ensure that over 99% of all SPAM is trapped by our
system and quarantined BEFORE it gets to your mailbox. We want to ensure
that as far as possible, the only mail that you have to read, is the
mail that you WANT to read.

Please check out the webmail from our website (user services - check
your mail) to view your quarantined mail.

From the webmail options button you can add email addresses to your
Blacklist (will ALWAYS quarantine mail from these addresses) or your
Whitelist (will NEVER quarantine mail from these addresses).

Regards - Oldie

A:ISPs How Good ?

Sounds good............certain undesirable words in your inbox are more than annoying ! who's your ISP ?

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I've been thinking about this for a while now.

It involves two modems, two phone lines, and two ISPs. Right now I just need another modem, then I can try it
I know it's possible...All I haven't worked out is a program to balance the load between the two. MYOB tells me it's built into XP, but I'm looking for a 3rd party program for ME.
Has anyone done this? I'd like some insight

A:Connecting to 2 ISPs at once

I've never seen it done quite that way before. I do know that it is possible to multi-link, but that is done with the same ISP usually. It seems what you want to do should be possible because some old cable and SAT systems used a similar method because you had to have a separate ISP for upload, as you could only download from from the other modem.

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Hello. I'm a complete nub when it comes to networking . I need help with setup I'm trying to do. I want hook up DSL and Cable internet for uninterruptable connection to 2 of my computers at the same time. I'm not using wireless connections. What would be the most simple and reliable way to set this up? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

I looked into multiple dual wan and load balancing routers but there is lots of mixed reviews about them. Not sure which one to pick, but I'm leaning towards Hotbrick LB2 or Netgear FVS336G.

A:2 ISPs + 2 computers set up.

Your conclusion about having to get a dual WAN port router is correct. And you're also correct that the jury is out on how well these products work. It's just the nature of the beast as dual WAN port routers are still relatively new to the market and are still experiencing growing pains.

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Is it normal or even acceptable for forums, this or any other, to put a block on individual Internet Service Providers. For whatever reason ?

Many thanks - Oldie

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I have one ISP to which I connect via the Ethernet card and an ADSL modem.
Netmeter does a good job of showing the upload & download speeds, and the upload & download usage.
I am planning to use a usb dongle from another ISP, on the same PC.
Is there any way I can monitor their usage separately?

A:Monitoring usage of two different ISPs on the same PC

Regarding the issue of monitoring two different ISPs, rather than experiment, I've taken the easy way out.

While a single instance of Networx does provide statistics for the two different ISPs, I do not know whether it can provide all the usage stats separately for both ISPs.

I have gone for two instances of monitoring software.

For both ISPs, I have to use "All Dial-Up Connections", so I can't have both instances of Networx/Netmeter running at the same time.

Each portable version must be kept in a separate folder and fired up before connecting to the internet.

Another method is to use two different monitoring softwares, but again only one should be running at a time.

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I recently switched service to CableOne. I went from 12 Mbps to 50 Mbps. However, my internet experience does not reflect this fact. This morning, my wife commented that, overall, the web is very much slower with CableOne.

On CableOne's web site they state:
"Cable ONE blocks ports 135, 136, 137, 138, 139 & 448. In addition, SMTP Port 25 is restricted for residential customers."

Would this have any effect on speed?

Downloads are significantly faster but browsing is very slow. If this continues, I'll go back to the slower 12 Mbps to get faster.

A:ISPs Blocked Ports

Quote: Originally Posted by bobland

I recently switched service to CableOne. I went from 12 Mbps to 50 Mbps. However, my internet experience does not reflect this fact. This morning, my wife commented that, overall, the web is very much slower with CableOne.

On CableOne's web site they state:
"Cable ONE blocks ports 135, 136, 137, 138, 139 & 448. In addition, SMTP Port 25 is restricted for residential customers."

Would this have any effect on speed?

Downloads are significantly faster but browsing is very slow. If this continues, I'll go back to the slower 12 Mbps to get faster.

I don't think that blocking these ports should impact your browsing speed on any way.

Use speediest. Com to verify your speeds.

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How ISPs Could Combat Botnets (2 web pages).

Focusing on the top 50 infected networks could eliminate half of all compromised machines.

-- Tom

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I know that I can use a hardware router instead but I don't realy need one... yet.

The thing is, I am using my x64 Vista Ultimate PC to share my internet connection to my other WinXP PC when someone else at home needs to use teh Intarweb. However at some point, mostly after the other PC has already been shut down, or is otherwise not used for accessing the Internet, my ISP blocks my connection because "Someone is spoofing the network."

Now I have no idea how they actually decide if "someone is spoofing the network" or what they even call "spoofing the network" but I guess somehow their filters detect ICS doing something stupid, like assigning lots of consecutive ports or something else that sticks out like a sore thumb...
Maybe someone realy is "spoofing the network" or it's some obscure bug, since it mostly happens after I've shut down the client PC or after nobody is using it, I don't know, and I don't realy care that much either.

In any case, I'd like to try and tweak some settings for the ICS service but if any settings (other than the obvious checkbox and dropdown-list from the connection properties) do even exist, I can't find anything about them anywhere. Any help will be appreciated, as long as it helps me to work around the ISP's "anti-spoof" filters and doesn't include buying a router or installing Linux/Unix

A:Windows ICS and ISPs stopping my net.

I think you've rejected the only reasonable course of action here.

I have no idea what the ISP is seeing, you'll have to find out more details about what they think is happening.

Is this an ISP that doesn't allow more than a single connection, even with a router?

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Luck003 made this statement in the post appearing at http://forums.techguy.org/networking/891872-would-my-isp-recognise-my.html ď[an ISP cannot see anything besides [your] MODEMíS IP, [your] MODEMíS MAC, and signal levels to the modem.]

The thread has expired. I seek clarification.

It is my understanding that a wireless router has a separate and distinct MAC address from the computerís MAC address. Is this correct? From the statement above made by Luck003, I seek verification or clarification of the following things:

1. When I connect to my internet account through my wireless router, my ISP sees and logs my wireless routerís MAC address and the IP address that has been assigned to my wireless router. It does not see and log my computerís separate and distinct MAC address, nor does it see any other specific identifying information for or about my computer (i.e., serial number, operating system, etc.). Is this correct?

2. It is my understanding that if there is any specific identifying information about what specific computer is ďauthorizedĒ to connect to the internet through my wireless router, it is contained in my wireless routerís logs. However, it is my understanding that ISPís do not see, read, and log a wireless routerís logs. Is this correct?

3. For example, assume a visitor in my home gets my network key, and uses his computer to connect to the internet through my wireless router. It is my understanding that my ISP will see and log my wireless routerí... Read more

A:ISPs, MAC Addresses, & Identification

That's exactly right. You're responsible for all activities on your ISP's account. Your ISP doesn't see, know, identify, or care about individual computers connected behind your modem. That's why you use encryption, and only let people you trust and who follow the low use your connection.

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It's been a long time since I've been on the forums (I'm the Senior Technician at work and log over 50 hours a week) so bare with me. Also despite what I do for a living I have little experience in this area and am looking to learn more about it, so any help would be appreciated.

I live in an area with limited internet access. I am grandfathered into Sprints unlimited 3G data plan with their air card and I am paying for Verizon's 10GB limited 4G connection. With 13 devices that connect to the internet I hit my limit within the first week of the month. What I want to do is setup some kind of proxy server that will route specific devices, such as my DVRs, (easy) and applications, such as games, (a little harder) through the 3G while allowing other traffic through the 4G.

I figure the server will run the 3G modem with my Cradlepoint MBR95 router running the 4G. What would be the best way of setting this up?

A:Routing traffic through different ISPs

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My PC can be connected to the Internet through two ISPs. One connection is done by wiring to a router and another done wirelessly to another router. I wonder if the two connections done as above can be effectively utilized. Could anyone shed light on this?

A:Connecting to Internet thru two ISPs

In what way do you want to utilize them?

Windows will only direct traffic out to one default gateway. If you were to manually configure your network connections with different default gateways you get a warning dialog, unfortunately you don't receive this warning when your addresses are assigned by DHCP.

However if you want traffic destined to specific networks you could create some static routes in Windows to direct traffic over a specific gateway.

Hope this helps

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Hi, is it possible to have two wireless routers with two different isps working indepently in one house?

Thanks for the help.

A:Two wireless routers with two different isps

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Hi guys,
First of all, I'm a complete networking newb, so feel free to correct my terminology or any misconceptions that come up.
I'm having problems with my high speed internet. I'm currently using Roadrunner's (Time Warner Cable) high speed internet, and recently the service has been horrible. During peak hours I get frequent disconnects (>20 an hour), 20 kbps download speeds, the works. I've been getting the runaround from tech support for the last two months and they've been fairly useless. Problem is, the only other ISP in the area (Earthlink) subleases TWC's infrastructure for their high speed internet too. Will switching ISPs affect my connection speeds? Or am I just screwed either way since they use the same infrastructure?

A:Switching ISPs on same infrastructure

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