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Gigabit Wifi Test With Ubiquiti vs Google Wifi

APRIL 16, 2018

It has been 9-months since we upgraded our office Internet and network to support gigabit speeds...

Wireless Light Switches

DECEMBER 21, 2017

This is my second post in what I hopefully will call my IoT, internet of things, series. The first one was about wireless thermostats and how to install a C wire on a heat only boiler system...

Connecting C Wire Heat Only

DECEMBER 13, 2017

Over the past month or so, I've been adopting a new hobby around IoT, also known as Internet of Things.  On the most simplistic level, IoT is about connecting devices of all sorts to the Internet so you can control them remotely or trigger them to do things based on algorithms or data...

Sarah Palin's Yahoo Email Hacker Could Get 50 Years??

APRIL 20, 2010

David Kernell, a 22-year-old student at University of Tennessee will stand trial on four felony charges related to his “hacking” of Ex-Governor Sarah Palin’s e-mail...

Cable TV a Thing of the Past

DECEMBER 11, 2009

The primitive content delivery system known as "Cable TV" or "Satellite TV" won't exist in 5 years. Paid television service over-the-wire is now almost exactly like what America Online was for the internet in the late nineties when high-speed internet was becoming widely available...

MiFi Router

OCTOBER 28, 2009

Image credit: RustyBrick on flickr

Barry recently ordered the Verizon Wireless MiFi wireless router and mobile broadband device. In fact, he documented the first MiFi speed tests in Suffern, New York...

SpeakEasy T1 Service

MAY 11, 2005

We switched before getting

SpeakEasy or Covad

APRIL 8, 2005

About two weeks ago my T1 line went down in the office, not a big deal since we have a Cable line as well. But our business cable provider does not offer port 80 traffic, so our client were unable to view the test server for a day, which was an inconvenience...

Long-time DNS Timeout Issues Resolved - Part II

DECEMBER 1, 2004

It seemed that I still had issues with the DNS. So I decided to track it down to the source... BIND. For some reason, BIND was taking too long to query addresses not in my DNS server. So all I did was enable the following configuration settings in the named.conf file:

Cisco Is Called in to Help Out the Symantec

JUNE 14, 2004

Let me start off with a bit of history. A while back, we needed a solution that would provide for load balancing of our T1 and Cable line Internet connections, VPN support, firewall and routing capabilities. We decided to go with the Symantec Firewall 200r, which offered all of these...

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