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Tomato Cache Optimization with DNSMasq and DNS Benchmark

Want to speed up your internet’s resolution of websites?  One way is to flash your router with Tomato (Tomato is Linux core firmware for many routers that provides advanced features.) or other open source firmware.  Below is an example of … Continue reading

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Manage your router with Router Commander

Note:  When logging into router commander you must enabled telnet on the router and although you login in as administrator or admin in the webgui, you may need to log in as root as the user.  (This is the case … Continue reading

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Extend your wireless network

Want to extend your network and make it more reliable and robust? Note:  IP addresses and MAC addresses in this demo are in a controlled lab environment Here’s what you will need – Two routers with the same firmware Preferably … Continue reading

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Configuring WDS to extend your wireless network

Want to extend your network and make it more reliable and robust? Note:  IP addresses and MAC addresses in this demo are in a controlled lab environment Here’s what you will need – Two routers with the same firmware Preferably … Continue reading

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Your business and home needs a firewall…why?

So what happens when you install a firewall and make sure all operating systems on your home network are fresh installs?   You’ll probably see hits from foreign and U.S. IP addresses trying to make connections to your computers, phones … Continue reading

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Tomato – another wireless router firmware alternative

We have a ton of articles on DD-WRT and have used the firmware for a ton of different routers.   Recently we looked into Tomato another free firmware upgrade for the older Linksys WRT54G routers. Tomato like DD-WRT offers a … Continue reading

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Zyxel MWR102 tiny router/AP

Finally got my Zyxel Routers / APs in.  Promised pics earlier with our blog post earlier last week.  With a router/ap switch on the side and the ability to act as a router, ap or bridge, the routers came with … Continue reading

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Router Emulators

Need to practice setting up routers or adjust a router before adjusting your own?  Here’s a few links to different router emulators.   Linksys (Cisco) – Soon to be Belkin? Netgear Trendnet D-Link

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Optimize Your Network Settings

Want to further optimize your network settings?   Use this little known settings in Windows. (Directions are for Windows Vista and Windows 7 – settings apply to Windows XP also). Open the Network and Sharing Center Click on Change Adapter Settings … Continue reading

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Tweak your wireless router

Steve Mallard, IT Manager Many people who set up their wireless routers never optimize the channel to keep from ‘bumping’ into their neighbors.  Regardless if you are a Apple, Linux or Windows user, you should select a channel as far … Continue reading

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See What Ports are Open on Your Computer and What is a Port Number?-Updated

Why is it important to know what ports are open on your computer?  Ports are associated with specific services.  For example- if you open up the internet and type  http://www.wordpress.com a virtual port opens in your network services to allow your … Continue reading

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Router Emulator

Here is a link for router emulators for Linksys.  Link

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