Category Archive: Wi-Fi

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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Sep 02 2013

International Data Roaming on the Cheap with Prepaid Abroad

In a week my wife will be going on a trip to Denmark and of course she will be taking her iPhone and iPad both as a means to stay in touch and capture highlights along the way. However, Denmark doesn’t seem to have any great local deals for data packs and none of the …

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Aug 15 2013

Handling NTLM Proxies on Android Without Rooting

This might be a bit of a bugbear if you’ve tried using your Android tablet on the Wi-Fi at work only to find that the corporate proxy server uses NTLM (NT LAN Manager) authentication instead of basic or plain text authentication. Android doesn’t have native support for NTLM authentication for proxy server which means that …

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Jun 25 2013

Finding Out About COM-MID1 On Your Network

Here’s a quick tip. If you’ve logged into your router and have found COM-MID1 in the list of hosts with IP addresses I wouldn’t blame you for thinking that your home network might have been compromised. Whilst I don’t discourage such a reaction it is prudent to do some investigation before jumping to conclusions. In …

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Jun 24 2013

Panasonic AX2 Business Rugged Convertible Ultrabook Unboxing

The unboxing videos keep on rolling! So far in the last week I’ve been very lucky to unbox: the Panasonic HC-X920M 3D camcorder, the Pebble smartwatch, the Ouya Android-based console. This time around, we get back into mainstream computing with an ultrabook from Panasonic that you probably haven’t seen in the shops. Panasonic isn’t well …

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Jun 21 2013

Panasonic HC-X920M Camcorder Unboxing

A while ago I unboxed the Panasonic HC-X900M camcorder as well as the VW-CLT2 3D lens and this time around I am unboxing the latest flagship consumer camcorder from Panasonic in the form of the HX-X920M The X920M boasts improved sensor technology with Panasonic’s 3MOS System Pro and BSI (Back Side Illumination) technology which reduces noise by …

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Jun 05 2013

Sharing Wi-Fi Via Your Microsoft Surface

One of the biggest gripes that people may have is the lack of 3G/4G/LTE connectivity on both versions of the Microsoft Surface. Of course, on Surface Pro you can plug in a dongle and add such connectivity but it can become cumbersome to have a USB device protruding from the tablet or a dongle hanging off …

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Jun 03 2013

Save Money with Data Roaming Packs

Just a quick post for today. I am on assignment in Singapore this week for work which means that the question of international roaming raises its head once again not just for phone calls and SMS but for data. Some of those data charges are frightfully expensive so unless you take joy in burning through your money most …

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May 19 2013

A Safer Way to Save Your Wi-Fi Passwords

The problem with Wi-Fi networks these days is that while you can control the password used on your own networks you can’t do the same for other Wi-Fi networks that are not under your control. This can make keeping track of passwords difficult particularly if you choose not to have your operating system remember them, …

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