Category Archive: Fixed

Sep 12 2013

Show Your Support for the Original NBN Vision

Just a short one for today. I usually steer clear of writing about telco matters given my employment in the industry but I really think this is an important matter for all Australians to consider. The new Coalition Government wants to change the scope of the NBN project to become a fibre to the node …

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Sep 11 2013

Billion BiPAC 7800DXL Router Modem Unboxing

Leading on my article from yesterday I had to replace my old Dynalink RTA1025W ADSL2+ router modem given that it no longer worked. Even after having the line speed reduced on the DSLAM did nothing so out I went and fetched the Billion BiPAC 7800DXL router modem. Unboxing video is below: This router modem has …

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Sep 10 2013

Rationalising Network Hardware

Well, as luck would have it on a day when I am working from home the ADSL router modem bites the dust but fortunately I had a couple of 3G connections as backup. The trusty old Dynalink RTA1025Wjust couldn’t manage to sync up to the exchange anymore and would have pushed at least a couple …

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Mar 22 2013

Using Wi-Fi on Intial Boot with Raspbmc for Raspberry Pi

You might think that when setting up Raspbmc for the first time on a Raspberry Pi that you would be restricted to using a cabled Ethernet connection to kick off the initial setup. This could be problematic if your Raspberry Pi is located far from an Ethernet socket or you simply don’t have any cabled …

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Mar 01 2013

Three Ways to Extend Your Wi-Fi Network

The reality is these days is that not every house can be adequately covered by a single Wi-Fi access point given the building architecture and implemented technology. Whilst relocating a Wi-Fi access point could solve a problem you may face issues with having it close enough to your broadband modem to have it cabled up …

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Oct 06 2012

Tomato Firmware with IPv6

I am looking at getting our home network up to speed with IPv6 capability and one of the obstacles to overcome is the limitations imposed by our current router. It’s a Linksys WRT54GL which has been quite reliable over the years particularly when it has been running the fantastic Tomato firmware. Unfortunately, the vanilla Tomato …

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Sep 06 2012

Getting Internet Sharing to Work on Mountain Lion

My wife is over in Denmark by herself at the moment but wanted to share her in room internet connection (a cabled Ethernet connection) to her other devices over Wi-Fi. She had recently upgraded her MacBook Air to Mountain Lion (Mac OS X 10.8) but had used internet sharing on that computer in the past on …

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Jul 02 2012

XBMC for Raspberry Pi

For the first time since last Monday, I’ve had a chance to start tinkering with the Raspberry Pi. I had to borrow an SD card from one of my cameras but will buy another one to sit permanently in the RPi. I did burn one of the suggested Linux distributions to the SD card just …

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Jun 26 2012

Raspberry Pi (Model B) Unboxing and Preview

This morning, I was surprised to receive a package at work (which is unusual first thing on a Monday morning). Anyway to my surprise it was the Raspberry Pi that I had ordered just over three months ago – awesome! Now, when this computer was described as tiny they really meant it. This thing has a footprint smaller …

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May 20 2012

CPU Enhanced Halt, DPCs and Audio Stuttering

DPC Latency Checker - DPC uninhibited system

For a while, my desktop computer has been having issues with audio stuttering and I’ve undertaken things such as downgrading VLC (which helped a bit) and also updating the audio and network drivers on my desktop computer (which also helped a bit but didn’t completely eliminate the issue). I found that network activity tended to …

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