Tag: router

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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Check Your Router for Universal Plug and Play Vulnerability

In the news recently, it was discovered that a whole stack of consumer routers have copied and pasted Intel’s UPnP reference code into their router firmware. Unfortunately, the UPnP protocol was designed to be used on private networks in order to allow for the automatic configuration of port forwarding thus avoiding the need for regular …

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Build Your Own Network Map in Windows

Network Map Utility in Windows 7

Here’s a quick tip for users of Windows 7. With the number of computers growing in homes and small businesses it can be hard to keep track of how things are connected without following all of the network cables and drawing up a schematic of the network. Now, maybe the dedicated amongst us would prefer …

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Mi-Fi Devices – A Convenient Mobile Data Solution

A friend and colleague of mine has been without her fixed line broadband at home for the best part of a week which has hindered her ability to work remotely as well as allowing her family to conduct their online activities (like checking personal and work e-mail accounts as an example). Today, it came to …

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