| || || | Port works with some devices, not others: help to diagnose/fix?
I have a strange network problem at the charity for which I am
IT-chief-cook-and-bottle-washer. I'd like the group's opinion on
whether I've diagnosed it correctly, whether there's anything I've
forgotten, and what I can about it.
Problem: one of the network ports in the office "doesn't work".
* Correct; it doesn't work. None of the devices in the office can
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| || || | tor
Using the Tor browser I can see the BBC news site but I can't see any
of the videos ( just a black screen ).
Can my ISP block the stream whilst allowing the rest of the page
through, or is my setup wrong?
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| || || | Wireless range extenders
The situation is: Two adjacent stone buildings. There's a WiFi router
in one building, but not in the other. The WiFi signal from the first
building can be picked up quite well in just a few places in the second
building ... but (typically) not where it would be convenient to use
I was wondering whether the cheap range extenders one sees are any good
-- something like the TP Link WA730...
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| || || | tg585 firewall rule add IP addresses
I have a thomson TG585v7 router and I'd like to configure its firewall to allow connecting to http only from my office IP addresses. They all look like A.B.C.*
but can vary under that same format.
The srcip argument takes a "source ip expression", but when i try with * it fails to work
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| || || | bt frustration
Brick wall... head...bang.
Does anyone else have issues with mail.btinternet.com? If I send emails
to that smtp server that can't be delivered, then unless I'm using my bt
email address, I never get a bounce message. The server accepts emails,
but seems to blackhole anything it can't deliver rather than return a
bounce to a non-bt address.
All I get from bt support is that there's nothing...
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| || || | Testing Power over Ethernet?
The charity for which I am, it seems, IT manager, network technician, PC
builder and fixer, chief cook and bottle washer has a wireless access
point high up on a wall and powered by PoE. I managed to get a look at
it earlier today: no lights! That might explain why wireless doesn't
work too well.
It's possible that it's patched wrongly and that the Power is
disappearing Over some other...
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| || || | Virgin - IPhone - Loss of WiFi
Unusual problem today:
I have an Iphone 5S and wanted to upgrade to latest OS. I plugged Iphone via
USB in to my laptop which is connected via WiFi to my Virgin Super Hub.
As soon as I plugged in Iphone - I noticed that web connection had dropped out:
no WiFi signal.
The problem is quite repeatable: tested on two different laptops and different
browsers (one laptop on W7 prof and the other on...
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| || || | Recommendation for VPN
I have BT Infinity with DD-WRT (running on an ASUS WL-500 with VPN
enabled (PPTP)) allowing me access to my home network from iPad/iPhone
when I'm away. However I find the performance very slow (and connection
is unreliable). Hence I have the following questions:
1. How stable is DD-WRT with VPN ? I'm running V24-sp2 ..
2. I see a number of specialised VPN devices listed on ebay and wondered...
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| || || | Collecting HOWTOs for a router/AP project
I'm in the midst of collecting HOWTOs/guides for a project I'm hoping
to embark on soon, and wondered whether anyone had any suggestions for
additional reading material!
The plan is to replace my current Netgear router/wireless AP with a
homebrew system on something like a Jetway JBC373 from mini-itx.com.
Aim is to have it serving as router and access point, doing content
filtering, acting as...
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| || || | VLANs for separating two WLAN networks.
I'm feeling my way into VLANs, courtesy of a charity whose IT I have
been asked to "sort out". Can someone help me think things through?
There's a Netgear GS748T which does port-based VLANs, and there's a
Netgear WAG302v2 wireless access point which is capable of broadcasting
multiple SSIDs and tagging each with a VLAN id. There's an ADSL router
managing the broadband connection. (I have...
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| || || | Router & PC think I'm connected but no internet....
I'm trying to replace a Utility Warehouse wireless router with a spare
Huawei HG523a router, everything appears to set up correctly - all the
settings are matched as far as I can see. However, the router thinks I'm
connected to the internet, the computer thinks I'm connected to the internet
yet I'm unable to view anything.
There's obviously something I've not matched/configured...
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| || || | dap-1160 sdk??
I bought one of this some weeks ago. The advertising all says 'comes
with SDK' - which it didn't. The dlink website says available on
request, but there seems no way of requesting it. Their support contact
is a choice of premium rate phone number, or a web page with significant
'fiddle factor' (not least about supported browser versions and popup
blockers: I get the definite feeling they're...
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| || || | NIC not visible
I've installed a second NIC on my main computer (Windows 7 64 bit) and the original built-in NIC has disappeared from the Network & sharing folder.
It does appear in Task Manager and does work when the new NIC is disabled.
I'd like to be able to see it in Network & Sharing folder.
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| || || | d-link dap1160 bad
I don't seem to have much joy with networking boxes at the moment.
I bought a dap-1160 to run in AP client mode to give wireless access to
It set up fine, connected first time to my network, and seemed OK. Until
I did a ping check..... at just 3 feet from the WAP, there was a 10%
packet loss, with ping delays from 2.5 to 60ms. Over the distance I need
(25ft plus a wall), it claims...
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| || || | Wireless Router for Access Point.
I have Plusnet fibre for internet access, with their Technicolor 582n router.
I want to extend wireless coverage into a basement area at my home. I have an ethernet cable into the basement area from the Technicolor router, and know that I can use a wireless router set up as a network access point.
Unlike many, I don't have an old router available for the job.
Can anyone suggest a suitable...
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| || || | port 25 attempts from 177.223.136 network
Hi; my private mail server has been receiving a lot - running into the
thousands - of access attempts from 177.223.136.xxx over the past week
or so, which appears to be a Brazilian outfit. Before I firewalled the
stuff, I saw the mail was always from assorted domains containing the
string 'mailtrack' or 'trackmail', none of which existed, so it was
never going to be let through.
September 27th 13 12:32 PM
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| || || | Can't connect to Scottish Wildlife Trust website.
Flyiñg Ñuñ 2°13 + on desktop
It's a strange one. My netbook, desktop and Xperia smartphone are
connected to the Internet by wifi through my Tecnicolor TG582n router
(Plusnet supplied). None of these will connect to any of the Scottish
Wildlife Trust webpages (188.8.131.52) although up to last week I have
accessed them daily for several years. I've tried the following:
Tracert shows 7 steps followed by Repeated...
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| || || | devolo reliability?
I decided recently to try out networking over the house wiring and
bought a box of 3 devolo av200 plus passthrough devices.
Two worked (well) - but one had a high-pitched whine (not that /I/ could
hear it!) and after a day started running incredibly hot with a very low
bitrate. (The ethernet socket was untouchable)
They all went back, and the vendor sent another box of 3 units. Two
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| || || | GMT Monday 26th August 2013
Flyiñg Ñuñ 2°13 + on desktop
Mornin' from a dry, still, grey, dull and overcast South Yorkshire. No
sign of any blue or BYT up there as yet today, just high altitude
complete light grey cloud cover. Temperature up the jungle is 15.5ºC
(59.9ºF), barometric pressure on the up at 1022 mB and relative
humidity at 62%. WW reckoned it was 15.6ºC, 1022 mB and 92% in
Sheffield at 10:25. Forecast is for partly cloudy 'til...
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