Questions tagged [internet]

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Tool to control windows network traffic (Internet Speed)

I work on web development, therefore, in some rare situations I need to test our site and mimic different users' environments such as internet connection. Because if the internet connection is very ...
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Software which detects Internet usage by an EXE?

Sometimes my router shows huge Internet usage by my Windows laptop, but I am unaware of the reason. I want to be sure that it's not infected with a virus. Is there software which can detect which EXE ...
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Software to monitor my bandwidth capacity over time

In France, I used to use Grenouille to monitor my bandwidth capacity over time. It's free but it used to under-assess my bandwidth when I was using it a few years ago. Furthermore both the website and ...
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Access websites that are restricted in my country using a secure VPN Client

Im looking for a lightweight and easy to use VPN software solution that can help you browse the web securely and access websites that are restricted in my country in other words (Bypass internet ...
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Limit bandwidth on a per-app basis on OS X?

I have an app that is rather particular about my bandwidth - namely wanting nearly all of it. This app runs quite well when I don't have anything else open, but it starts to lag and sound ugly when I ...
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Any software on windows that can completely block internet access?

Not to block a website, not to block social websites like Twitter or Facebook, but to block the whole internet. And while the program is running, you can do nothing about it. It's a self-control ...
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Video chat for long distance, limited bandwidth users?

We recently moved to the other side of the planet and face the problem of limited bandwidth internet service at a time when we want to use video chat on a daily basis. It's not totally unusable, but ...
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Limit time usage on certain websites

I need software (for Windows; preferably for Android too) that monitors and restricts internet usage. It would have to split websites in 3 categories: Allowed. Unrestricted access, as often as wanted ...
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How to block websites for some time of the day (e.g. 9am-6pm) for productivity?

I would like to have an application that blocks access to some websites like Facebook and Quora for some time of the day (e.g. 9am - 6pm) for certain days (monday - friday). This "blocking" does not ...
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Browser that Creates Independent Sessions for each New Window?

Is there an internet browser for a windows 10 PC (or can a browser be configured in such a way) where each New Window creates an independent session free of any cookies and such opened in other ...
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Alert if a remote computer tries to connect on a given port

I am looking for a Windows 7 program that can give an alert if a remote computer tries to connect on a given port, and gives the option to accept or refuse. I don't want any warning regarding other ...
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Any online tool or website we can join together to pray rosary real time?

Is there any online tool or website that permits people to join together in praying the rosary (and /or other prayers like Divine Mercy Prayer, Padre Pio Prayer...)? People can pray and have a ...
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Internet control app for Android

I need an app that controls internet access (on-off data connection) to my android phone. I want it to enable the internet every 30 minutes or 1 hour when not using my phone and secondly, I want it ...
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Streaming high quality audio over the Internet, single point to point

A friend and I have been writing (electronic) music together for over a decade, but we're now separated by distance. It's essential that we're able to see one DAW (i.e. the audio composition software) ...
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Alert if a process has uploaded more than X bytes over the last Y seconds

I am looking for a Windows program that can give a process has uploaded more than X bytes over the last Y seconds. E.g., if the running Oracle server has uploaded more than 1 GB over the last hour, ...
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Internet connection monitoring program

My internet connection os very unstable. Sometimes it has quick downloading speed, but mostly looses around 40% of packages, and the ping is around 900 ms. I would like to download a program that ...
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Notification tool for continuous update checking of remote file (by URI)

Usage scenario Somebody regularly uploads new PDFs to his web page and updates the old ones. I do copy them to my hard drive, however, I am unfortunately not notified of any updates to the files. ...
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Current Internet speed in status bar for Android

I am looking for a free Android application that can display the current Internet speed (upstream and downstream) in the status bar, just like the non-free application Internet Speed Meter can do: It ...
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View and terminate all active internet connections

I'm looking for a way to track every application/process/whatever on my computer that is currently accessing the internet, and if possible be able to identify what they're accessing and how much ...
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Connect to friends laptop hard disk drive

Okay here's the problem .... I need to connect to my friend's PC and access data in his hard disk and share mine also. Both of us are connected to the internet and are at different ends of the world....
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Best CMS for internet and intranet site

My client asked me to code site for intranet (employees) and internet (customers). I have many skills with Wordpress. Is (and how can be it done) wordrpess enough for intranet and internet? What do ...
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Software to cap a specific program's network usage speed?

I am looking for a piece of software in which I can set a max download/upload speed per program. Here's my situation: I am developing a game that relies heavily on the player's internet speed, and to ...
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Make my laptop think it's on wifi when I'm hotspotting 3G from my phone

I teach lessons over Skype, but my internet isn't very good and after a lot of attempts to improve it I've come to the conclusion that my ISP just isn't able to provide me with reliable internet. I ...
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How can I do a bulk search to see if any of my photographs are used online without my permission?

Can someone recommend a service or software that will help to search published photos online? I tried to do this with Google Image search but it requires a lot of time to upload images one by one. I'...
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Test which ports are open for outbound connection

I have a computer located on a Internet network that has some security policies, which I don't have control over. I am looking for a program, user script, or web service that can give me a list of ...
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Website research tool that shows information about domains (like WHOIS, IP, backlinks, etc.)

Looking for a tool that can do the following: receive input a domain name (or host name like shop.example.com) produce a report for the domain/host for such information as WHOIS IP, IP owner, sites ...
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Schedule Internet access for Mac users

I hate to admit this, but I always lose self-control on surfing the Internet. So, is there a OS X app to limit a user's surfing time? For example, user can just surf the internet for an hour a day, ...
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Android application for connecting to wired Internet

I plugged cable into my PC and establish DSL pppoe connection. I want to be able to connect my smartphone to this wired Internet (no Wi-Fi or mobile network). I got adapters RJ-45 to USB and USB to ...
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Android app to turn off mobile data for certain apps

I have Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge with Android 5.1.1 I want to turn off the Wi-Fi and mobile data for a certain app (for example Messenger and things like that). Which specific app would recommend to ...
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Powerful open-source download manager for Android

I often have issues with downloading heavy content on my smart-phone, either because of poor internet connection, or server problems. The download-manager that comes with Android is very weak. Can ...
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Gui tool for configuring squid, or maybe recommend another tool for caching

I have a very slow wan connection, so I would like to cache as much web content as I can. I don't want to spend hours and hours configuring it, so I was wondering if there is some, easy to configure ...
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multiple connection management

In Windows O.S. I am connected with both wired and wireless connection. I would like to connect application A with wireless and application B with the wired connection. Is there any application that ...
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An alternative to Mobiwol or any other way to block certain apps from accessing Internet

I need to control which application on my Android-based phone has or hasn't access to Internet. Requirements: invisible to device user (except for icon in app drawer), password required for ...
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Parental internet filtering software that can block specific content rather than just whole domain names

All of the parental internet filtering software I'm aware of seems to be based around blocking entire domain names. So that's an easy problem to solve. However I'm trying to find internet filtering ...
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Bandwidth limiter

I am looking for software that will allow me to connect to a network wirelessly, limit it to a set amount, output said speed to Ethernet port. The catch is I need said limit to be variable, easily. ...
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Internet access by anwsering a question or completing a game [closed]

I hope this is the right place to ask this question. So basically I need to create a system which gives you wireless internet connection if you answer a question or complete a game for my Bachelors ...
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How to use CPU/RAM of a distant (Internet-connected) computer to run a local program? [closed]

There are two computers pc1 and pc2. I want to run one program on pc1 but I want to use pc2 resources such as RAM and cpu to run and compute the calculations. Is it possible to run a program on pc1 ...
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Software to help me reconnect to the Internet without restarting Windows

My laptop is running XP SP3. I am not using any wireless router. Sometimes when I was doing my school homework using my Laptop, I would disconnect the machine from the Internet so that I could focus ...
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simple lightweight reliable method to send notifications to ubuntu over internet

Me and my friend are using Ubuntu 16.04 I want to have a method to send a notification to her laptop. She is not so experienced with Linux so It's better to be very easy to setup. I want it to be ...
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internet blocker for windows 7

Is there any program for Windows 7 that will give access only for certain web sites. I'm not looking for programs that can block some web sites, but I need program that gives access to only certain ...
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Firefox plugin to help me switch search engine

I am trying to switch my primary search engine for the fourth time now since 2010 and, like before, the search results are still not of the quality I'm used to (which are Google's). Example: "...
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Control what can access internet on laptops

I use my laptop at college, and I share my 4G data plan with it because the wi-fi is too slow for me...However I don't want it to eat too much internet, what software would be the best to : White ...
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Version of ping with accurate and detailed statistics

I recently found out that the default Windows ping <IP> -t statistic is a bit off and the reason is that Windows counts a "Destination unreachable" as a valid reply (which may even be ...
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Does anyone know any software that allows me to track my computer's bandwidth per hour?

Does anyone know any software that allows me to track my computer's bandwidth per hour? I'm tethering my phone to my laptop and I don't want to go over the hourly usage limit or I'll violate the ...
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Is there any browser that only asks the server for plain text?

I've run out of data on my mobile (Wi-Fi is not available all the time). However, I still want to search for websites where the important part of the content is only on the plain HTML (for example: ...
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Block internet access for target applications

I need to block access of target applications to the internet on Windows 7 and Windows 10. What is the most simple util for that? I don't want to use a full featured firewall.
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Portable Apps to investigate which apps on Windows PC are sending data to the internet, and how much

It appears that my Windows 10 PC is sending out unusual data to the internet. Reasons why I believe this: I often (about once a day) get a ReCaptcha Turing Test when I search something on Google (i.e....
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Video players with RTSP support

I have asked this question first: What codec/capability is needed for a video player to play (French) TV stations as VLC does? (namely playing TV stations of the French provider Free) and I have ...
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Track down a caller from his ID

I use my company soft-fone for work. I never shared the tel # with anyone outside the company. Yet I keep getting a call from a caller ID which is obviously an a VOIP caller ID ( not a number just 5 ...
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How to monitor webpages for changes?

My company has a requirement to monitor a number of webpages for changes to content, with the ability to filter out parts of the pages we're not interested in. Does anyone have experience of the best ...