Is there a database or service that can take an IP address and return the name of the ISP that owns it? [more inside]
posted by b1tr0t
on Jun 10, 2006 -
Wireless ISP woes: Is this normal for a wireless ISP, or do these people just suck at what they do? [more inside]
posted by bricoleur
on Jun 9, 2006 -
My ISP doesn't like "unrestricted" peer-to-peer, so shouldn't "restricted" peer-to-peer (namely BitTorrent) be ok? [more inside]
posted by mrhaydel
on May 13, 2006 -
It is possible to have two distinct email servers (for two sets of non-overlapping addresses) for the same domain? [more inside]
posted by tiamat
on Apr 25, 2006 -
Thanks to your earlier help
, I have successfully ported my C# project over to the Mac. I have also ordered a new DSL line with a static IP from bway.net. What do I need to know in order to host my website, accessible via my TLD, on a PowerPC Mac mini running OS X 10.4? How can I be my own DNS and mail server? Without overshadowing that question, would it be smarter to think in terms of DynDNS for external DNS/mail services?
posted by thejoshu
on Apr 12, 2006 -
Broadbandfilter: Does anyone have experience of "ADSL 2+"? This advertises speeds of 22MB over regular copper (in the UK). Is it for real? [more inside]
posted by grahamwell
on Mar 1, 2006 -
Help me get my domain back.
My domain name expired. My spam filter ate the renewal messages so I never saw them. Simple as that. I'm scrambling to fix the problem but I'm having big problems reaching an actual human at namecheap.com (the domain registrar I used) to renew.
To make things worse, I run a small ISP so this affects over 1000 people directly.
What can I do? I have backup domains but that switch would be very painful for my customers.
posted by phildog
on Dec 16, 2005 -
Is there a way to combine two broadband internet connections? For the time being, I have two ISPs, one cable and the other DSL. They both have their own modems. If possible, I'd like to use both at once and double my throughput.
posted by iconjack
on Dec 12, 2005 -
How can I detect if my ISP is using traffic-shaping software to throttle my P2P connections? [more inside]
posted by ChrisR
on Nov 13, 2005 -
Practicality/feasibility of using home satellite ISP as portable system at temporary locations.
I want to have internet access at sites in rural areas, places where there is no availability of wifi, dsl or cable, (sometimes no phone too). The use at any one location may vary from a day or two to several weeks.
I need email, streaming music content, web browsing, and possible voip.
After a look at reviews I am starting to wonder if there are any good satellite isp companies at all. What has been your experience?
posted by flummox
on Nov 4, 2005 -
I have a Mac at home running 10.3.9. I would like to plug a telephone line into the modem port and be able to call in to it while I'm on the road using my laptop. I don't need or want access to the files, I don't want or need to see the Tibook's screen, or control the computer at home. I just want dialup access to the internet via my cable modem connection at home, more or less rolling my own ISP. Is this possible? If not with my Mac, what about one of those AirPorts? I heard some of them have modems but some of them don't, anyone else doing anything like this? [more inside]
posted by pwb503
on Sep 4, 2005 -
I just cancelled Roadrunner internet access, and I need help finding another ISP. [more inside]
posted by Penks
on Jul 13, 2005 -
I'm recommending splitting up our company's webhosting and email services.
I'm looking for a group that has a 100% uptime, phone
based support - allows us to add/remove emails/mailing lists, and supports webmail.
posted by filmgeek
on Apr 25, 2005 -
I'm looking for a web-based tool to allow customers of my ISP to manage their zone files. [more inside]
posted by bac
on Mar 18, 2005 -
File Hosting question: What is a good Hosting Provider or other online service where I can upload (ftp?) any type of file (digicam movies, legal mp3s, huge zipfiles etc.) for a reasonable price for bandwidth and storage. This is not for a website so hosting tools, domain services etc. are not a concern. Any OS is fine although Linux/Unix would be coolest.
posted by vacapinta
on Feb 19, 2005 -
SMTP Gateway? My ISP just (an hour ago) stopped forwarding email from subscribers unless the "From" address matched their own mail service. This means I cannot use my own domain name (hosted elsewhere). Any solutions? I can't change ISP (it's the only cable company in this part of town); my hosting company doesn't provide SMTP, only POP for incoming mail; I used to send email out directly from my own server, but these days many people block mail that's not from a machine with appropriate naming info; setting the "Reply-To" header works, but is really ugly and might not be respected by all mail clients. Thanks.
posted by andrew cooke
on Dec 31, 2004 -
I have ADSL. If ADSL is active and I hookup an old 56k modem to a filtered voice line, a) how fast would I be able to connect, and b) would it affect my 256k ADSL connection?
posted by krisjohn
on Dec 25, 2004 -
My new ISP does not provide a news server. Can anyone offer some advice about services like AlltheNewsgroups
(These are just the first two I stumbled upon... Any feedback about these, or similar services, would be helpful)
posted by JeffL
on Nov 24, 2004 -
I'm on a foreign network (traveling for work) and more than half the websites I try to load (any browser) end up at a dodgy looking place called 'Med Network' (viagra, etc). [little MI] [more inside]
posted by erebora
on Nov 20, 2004 -
TechSupportFilter: When I upload (perfectly legal) bittorrent files at speeds greater than about 13 kbps, my Comcast internet connection gets completely swamped, and I'm unable to surf the web or download email. Comcast tech support has been out three times over the past month, and they're still scratching their heads. But I get the feeling they don't exactly know what they're doing. Does anyone have any idea what might be going on, or what further tests I should run to find out?
posted by gd779
on Oct 13, 2004 -
I know speaking about AOL is not eCool, but ....it seems that AOL e-mails are delivered more frequently if I'm actually, actively doing something with AOL (e.g., sending e-mails, or using their web browser--which I don't do, but). Am I imagining this, and if not, is there any way to defeat what seems to be AOL's way of managing resources?
posted by ParisParamus
on Sep 2, 2004 -
Can anyone recommend a good broadband company for a 1Mbps connection on 1 year contract in Oxford? We don't want to have a phone line and will probably stick it on a wireless router to 5 computers around the house.
posted by Mossy
on Sep 1, 2004 -
Why does bandwidth cost anything? Short of hosting companies finding a means to make some money, what is the actual cost justification on charging for overages, etc? Is it a racket or does traffic actually put an expense on an ISP forcing them, in turn, to charge customers? Always wondered. Thanks.
posted by Peter H
on Aug 26, 2004 -
Which nationwide dial-up
ISP has the best coverage / most access numbers? I’m heading on a trip across the northern half of America and back through the south, and I need internet access for my laptop. SBC has quite a few
. What are some other choices?
posted by letitrain
on Aug 13, 2004 -
This has been asked before but the answers I need are a bit more specific. I bought my home (1920s bungalow) here in Sacramento 3 years ago, and the previous owners had DSL - in fact the DSL port in the house is exactly where I need/want my broadband connection to be. So - I just got an Airport Express card for my powerbook and a Airport Extreme basestation: do I want DSL or cablemodem? I use satellite for TV, not cable, and am not going to switch any time soon, so bundles are out. I am not going to run a website and need no static IP. Insanely high speed is not necessary, just something a hell of a lot faster than my current 56k. Prices? Service? Will SBC give me a deal on DSL since the install is already in place?
posted by luriete
on Aug 6, 2004 -
Someone I know is moving to a tiny rural town in Southern Oregon, which has a population of about 700 people and no broadband. The nearest broadband is in Roseburg, located 17 miles away.
The property they will be on has a hill, which might make it possible to use some kind of tranceiver on an antenna and establish a connection with someone over in Roseburg -- either Qwest, the local phone service, or the Douglas FastNet
, which is interested in bringing broadband to rural Oregon. Alternately, there are satellite services, such as Starband
which does this kind of thing too.
Do any of you have any thoughts on the best (or most cost-effective) solution available for broadband in such a situation? Also, we are interested in knowing how to go about creating a wireless network / coop / small ISP that would service the local region. Any ideas on how to get the bandwidth, what kind of equipment we'd want to use, how to wire the town, and how to reduce latency?
posted by insomnia_lj
on Aug 1, 2004 -
Wifi networking question. My brother lives 1 mile away, nearly direct line of sight as I am up on a hill. I can get DSL, but his house cannot. Is there a cheap-ish way to get hi-speed into my house and create a secure wifi network to span to his house as well? (MI)
posted by BrodieShadeTree
on Jun 24, 2004 -
My ISP (cable) provides me with two IP addresses, but I now have three computers. What's the best way to set this up? (More-->) [more inside]
posted by timeistight
on Apr 3, 2004 -
-- has anyone had good or bad experiences with them as a host? i believe they are also somehow related to hostroute.com
, in case that helps.
posted by sa3z
on Mar 18, 2004 -
So I've finally switched isps, and have moved my blog to the new address...Is there any easy way to let everyone who has me on their bookmark list know? I don't know who or how many have me linked, for the most part. (Google shows my message about moving as the first link for "amberglow" so maybe i should just let everyone find me? The old blog url is dead already.) I'd been using sitemeter and can email each referrer individually but that's a pain, and won't catch everyone. Any suggestions?
posted by amberglow
on Feb 28, 2004 -
Webmail troubles: my ISP was bought out by another ISP and recently my ADSL connection migrated from the one to the other.
For my work, I use a webmail, because they can't or won't make POP mail available for the work account. Since I migrated, it became impossible for me to reply to mails, add new contacts and some other stuff. I can still send entirely new emails, but it's a hassle not to be able to just reply and forget about it.
The webmail works fine from other locations, but not on my partner's laptop, which is sharing my internet connection.
The ISP claims that 'absolutely nothing' changed and it's not their problem. The IT guy at work isn't terribly interested. I think I might convince either of them to act if I know exactly what the problem is. Can somebody crack this for me? Thanks.
posted by NekulturnY
on Feb 26, 2004 -
Can anyone in the UK recommend a good dial-up provider and give an indication of the cost?
posted by Frasermoo
on Jan 28, 2004 -
Low cost temporary internet access in Arizona? My parents are snowbirds, as in, they spend most of the year in Canada, but choose to live the last few months of winter in AZ. They left last week with a laptop and promises of emailing often, if they can find not-too-expensive-only-for-a-few-months-easy-to-hook-up-ISP. [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by kelrae3
on Jan 15, 2004 -
I need a recommendation for an ISP for when I travel around the USA and Canada. I currently pay MSN $21.95 a month and it includes a nifty dialer application that automatically finds the nearest local access number. I only travel a few months of the year ahd often at the spur of the moment so I keep the account active but rarely used. Is there a better/cheaper way for dialup when traveling?
posted by stbalbach
on Jan 12, 2004 -
I just found out that Earthlink, whose customer service I've always loved (they stay on the phone as long as it takes, and are always patient and nice), is moving those jobs overseas, so I want to drop them and switch to somewhere else. Is there any way of finding out online or otherwise if another provider (or any company in general really) is using US labor? (a little more inside) [more inside]
posted by amberglow
on Jan 10, 2004 -