Cable company trouble,....

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  1. poetry1969

    poetry1969 Junior Member

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    I use a primary cable provider for 100MBS internet access. I started using GSA Search Engine Ranker and left it on for two days posting tier three links. The cable company shut me off temporarily and then said I was using their DNS too much and they suspect I have a virus (they can't see my traffic because I'm on a proxy) so I was not banned permanently but I had to stop.

    Any advice would be appreciated. I want to resume but I can't lose my Internet access. I need it for my real job.

    Ideas?
     
  2. cybergold

    cybergold Newbie

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    why not use google for DNS 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4
     
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    Configure your network controller to use Google/OpenDNS DNS servers. To speed up the queries even more, you can cache the DNS requests with AcrylicDNS which runs on your system as a network service.
     
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    Get a VPS.

    If you're only using GSA you can probably get a decent VPS for like $30/mo. (look in the BST section)

    Don't use your home internet if you're going to be spamming away.
     
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    Thanks for the posts. Good things to think about.
     
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    alohamrhand Newbie

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    Great advice here -- also, wasn't there an issue with GSA making requests to chinese servers for some reason? I seem to remember this recently in the lounge or something..
     
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    Hmm interesting. who is your provider if you are living in LA by chance, ive been using gsa for a while and had no complaints from the cable company
     
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    Just get a server
     
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    you do it on an off, let it run for 12 hours, turn it off for 12 and back on for 12
     
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    As others have said... either;
    a) Use G DNS or Open DNS - free
    b) Use a VPN (around $5 a month)
    c) Use a VPS...

    Plenty of options there.
     
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  12. poetry1969

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    Cox Cable is the provider.
     
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    As is pretty normal with Cable companies that give customers the run-around... I called back and asked to speak to a senior technician... I told him the same storyI posted above and he then told me a completely different story for my being disconnected temporarily. He claimed that a third party company said I was DOSing their server. But, I was using the privateinternetaccess.com VPN so nobody should have been able to trackback my IP, not to mention I was certainly NOT sending out any kind of DOS attack. That VPN seems to be a concern anyway. They block all my outgoing email so I have to turn it off to send out email, and now people are reporting my real IP while I was supposed to be masked. I suppose I should have been wary of a sevrice that claims to make you anonymous but monitors your activities to block you from sending email etc.

    Thanks for all the input. I might go ahead and buy a server that is pre-loaded with all the tools. They are pretty cheap.
     
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    Again just go with a VPS. This happened to me also (I have ATT/SBC) when I first started out with automated tools, and it's just a pain in the ass to talk to these people. Even if you use a VPN, proxies whatever sometimes they'll still find out.

    Don't mess your home internet up, it's so cheap to get a VPS anyway that will solve all these problems as well as allow you to run spammier software like Scrapebox etc.
     
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    I bought a desktop seo package from Bulletproof VPS SEO... I love it. I'm not worried my local cable company will find out. Nothing goes from my computer at all, I just remote desktop to another computer and run the tools there. I can't fathom any way the local company could complain about traffic that does not originate from them.
     
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    Also,... thanks to those who offered advice of any kind, and especially those who said got check out VPS... it's cheap (like $32 dirt cheap) and I already have my own licenses for everything so I can use some of my own tools. I'll post a review of them after I have used it for long enough to form a good opinion, but so far its great (slower than my PC but fast enough for me).