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Why isn’t my computer connecting to the internet over Wi-Fi?

Q: My desktop, which has Windows 10, intermittently doesn’t connect, via Wi-Fi, to the internet. We have a new CenturyLink router. I’m usually able to force the connection through the Network Settings. I’ve tried rebooting and sometimes that works. Recently, though, it doesn’t connect at all, no matter how many times I reboot or try to connect via the network settings. I keep clicking the Connect Automatically box, but that doesn’t work. Your most recent column in The Seattle Times mentions updating the drivers but I don’t see anything in the device manager. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Massive internet outage hits websites including Amazon, gov.uk and Guardian | Internet

A massive internet outage has affected websites including the Guardian, the UK government’s website gov.uk, Amazon and Reddit. The issue made the sites inaccessible to many users for more than an hour on Tuesday morning.

The outage was traced to a failure in a content delivery network (CDN) run by Fastly. It began at about 11am UK time, with visitors to a huge number of sites receiving error messages including, “Error 503 service unavailable” and a terse “connection failure”.

Others affected included the publishers CNN, the New York Times, and the Financial Times, as well as the streaming services

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Internet Outage Hits Major Websites

Dozens of websites in the U.S. and Europe briefly went dark Tuesday, victims of an internal glitch at a major cloud-service provider and the latest example of how a problem at a single player in the internet’s piping can have outsize repercussions.

Sites including the U.K. government’s main public-services portal and several major U.S. and European news outlets, such as CNN, the

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and Le Monde, were inaccessible to at least some users for roughly an hour, beginning around 6 a.m. EDT.

Those sites went down after

Fastly Inc.,

the operator of a content delivery network

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Fastly blames global internet outage on software bug

LONDON — Fastly, the company hit by a major outage that caused many of the world’s top websites to go offline briefly this week, blamed the problem on a software bug that was triggered when a customer changed a setting.

The problem at Fastly meant internet users couldn’t connect to a host of popular websites early Tuesday, including The New York Times, the Guardian, Twitch, Reddit and the British government’s homepage.

“We experienced a global outage due to an undiscovered software bug that surfaced on June 8 when it was triggered by a valid customer configuration change,” Nick Rockwell, Fastly’s

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Why is my internet so slow on my computer? 5 fixes to try

Struggling with slow internet? We’ve got a solution. (Photo: Getty)

Struggling with slow internet on your computer can be seriously annoying. And, if you’re one of the 42 percent of people who are working from home right now, sluggish internet can make the difference between making and missing an important work deadline.

If your Web searching has slowed to a crawl, it’s only natural to wonder, “Why is my internet so slow on my computer?” That’s especially true if you aren’t completely familiar with the inner workings of your computer—which most people aren’t.

Turns out, there’s a wide range of

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Why a more feminist internet would be better for everyone

“My first rape and death threats came in 2005,” she says. Farrell wrote a blog post criticizing the US response to Hurricane Katrina as racist and was subsequently inundated with abuse. Since then, she says, the situation has worsened: “A decade or so ago, you had to say something that attracted opprobrium. That’s not the case now. Now it’s just every day.” She is extremely careful about which services she uses, and takes great care never to share her location online. 

Death threats and online abuse aren’t the only online issues that disproportionately affect women, though. There are also less

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