Category: Computing

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Netgear wireless network running again, finally

Netgear wireless Yesterday the (replacement) DG834N died. I’d turned it off to move it to it’s finally position, plugged it back in, and it curled up with power warnings. I was not happy. I was this close ‘. .’ to tossing it in the rubbish in temper, sod the warranty,...

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NOT happy with Netgear

Netgear, I tell y’ Bless them, Netgear sent the replacement router. No base stand but that’s OK. Plugged it in, got to working… Slowly… For a few hours… … until it died. I have absolutely no idea what the problem is but: It’s not the DG834N range itself – when...

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Netgear problems resolved – more or less!

Netgear problems After a rather stressful week, well frustrating rather than stressing, I am finally getting somewhere… Netgear WND3300 I had already sorted a returns for this router but while I was on the phone to support anyway I went through them with this one. Ideally it does need the...

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Netgear saga continued, using faulty DG834N

Netgear DG834N faults Once more to the breach, dear friends… I was just going to toss the old Netgear DG834N in the shed but it was more or less working so I have patched it up and tried that. There is only so much you can do when one connection...

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Netgear WNDR3300 is a piece of…

Netgear WNDR3300 issues I wouldn’t touch Netgear’s WNDR3300 wireless router with a bargepole. First off, unlike the DG834N Rangemax, this one has no modem – you have to connect it to an existing ADSL/cable modem. Secondly, it’s not ‘dual band’ it’s ‘one band – or another’ Thirdly, while it promises:...

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Coolermaster Cosmos 1100s and Enermax Galaxy

Coolermaster Cosmos with Enermax PSU I’ve had my previous case for over a decade and felt is was time to change. The old chassis is a massive, solidly built 1mm steel Supermicro SC750 server case that’s still good enough to hold its own, though it’s been through a few fans...

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Wireless problems with Netgear DG834N and WN311B continued

Netgear DG834N issues I tried a lot of faffing about I finally detected the culprit – and it wasn’t the WN311b adapter which has given me more than few problems in the past… J’accuse VOUS Netgear! The problem was a fault with the DG834N – several faults actually. Despite being...

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Wireless problems with Netgear DG834N and WN311B

Netgear DG834N issues My thoughts on this hardware combination: (Insert strings of your worst expletives) Yep, that about sums it up. Darned thing has been flaky from the first day I got it, lately though it’s really starting to hack me off. The router itself is great. The problem is...

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My top ten rules for email

Keeping your mailbox clean 1) Always have an up-to-date anti-virus package and ideally use at least one spam filter. 2) Don’t accept mail with attachments even from relatives if you can help it (unless you are specifically expecting something) – and not ever from strangers! 3) Use different emails as...