Switches & Routers

16 September 2010
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Securing Your Wireless Network

16 September 2010, Comments: 0

So you’ve decided to get your wireless up and running. Congatulations on going cable free! But guess what? You now have several other considerations to mull over before you can indulge in wire-free surfing and connectivity. Following on from my last post, this week I’ll deal with wireless security do’s and don’ts, and give some advice on basic wireless troubleshooting.


6 September 2010
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Are Wireless Networks up to Speed?

6 September 2010, Comments: 0

Wireless networking has gone through many iterations in it’s short history, and with the advent of smartphones such as the iPhone, BlackBerry and Android which can connect to a wireless network, the idea of getting rid of all those messy cables and simply connecting your office computers to the network over the airwaves has never seemed so tempting. But is it the right thing to do?


21 August 2010
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DrayTek 2820 Firmware Issues with VoIP

21 August 2010, Comments: 1

Now don’t get me wrong, the DrayTek 2820 is an exceptional router. Having used them for over 5 years (2800 previously) and the hundreds we have installed, we’ve only ever had two of them go wrong, and that was after 3 years.

However, recently we have been having serious problems with their new firmware releases. Currently they are on firmware v3.3.4 which is my opinion is quite appalling. The entire web user interface has become slow and sluggish, it takes almost half an hour to configure a box, something which we could usually do in about 10 minutes. Especially since their new URL whitelist/blacklist system has been revamped, it was a learning curve but something which now takes too long to configure when we only want a simple setup.