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02/17/05

  10:46:13 pm, by The Dreamer   , 123 words  
Categories: Computer, VoIP, Networking

New Linux Server

Well, the new (if you can call it that) server is up.

That's the Dell Optiplex GX100 I got off of eBay for like $35. Celeron 433MHz/128MB. The only upgrade I did to the box was drop in a 40GB drive that came out of one of my ReplayTVs. And, installed a version of SuSE on it.

I moved the role of DHCP server from my old linux box to this one, along with NTP. And, made it my master DNS server. I reconfigured my old DNS server to be the slave DNS. And, an NTP peer.

Minimal changes to the rest of my network. Next is to work the WRT54GS in, and setup the Lingo box. Might cleanup the network nest....

  04:07:52 pm, by The Dreamer   , 139 words  
Categories: Hardware, Computer

Toshiba Satellite 5105-S701 Memory

Link: http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/configurator/modelsinfo.asp?SysID=14438&mfr=Toshiba&model=Satellite+5105&Sys=14438-Toshiba-Satellite+5105-S701%2F5105-S702&distributor=0&submit1=Search

Some how I was always under the impression that 512MB was the maximum amount of memory I could have in my laptop.

But, I happened to be on Kingston's website browsing for memory for other systems...and decided to see what it said for this machine.

Well, it says I can go to 1GB. Now the machine came with both SODIMM sockets filled...so I'll need to buy two new SODIMMs and discard the old ones (or save them incase I should land a machine that can use them...or sell them on obay/ebay).

Though to decide...do I really need more memory in my computer....considering that its over 3 years old and I'm contemplating replacing the laptop around when it turns 4.

Though I'll probably keep the machine around for other things.... Something like what Quirky mentioned HERE.

  12:29:56 pm, by The Dreamer   , 86 words  
Categories: Computer, VoIP, Networking, WiFi

WRT54GS v1.1 is here

But, I don't know if I'll get around to playing with it before the weekend.

There are some home network changes I've been meaning to make that I need to get done before I start experimenting with the new router and the Sveasoft.

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02/16/05

  07:25:02 pm, by The Dreamer   , 146 words  
Categories: Hardware, Software, Computer, WiFi

Intel Pro Wireless 2200 mini pci for Toshiba 5105-S701

Link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5749630369

As I mentioned earlier, the 802.11g mini PCI card I bought off of eBay arrived today.

I made the swap, and after a few bumps....like not remembering what my encryption settings were and forgetting to update the DHCP and WAP MAC address lists. Things seem to be working well.

The only other hitch was getting Toshiba's Network Device Switch tray app to accept that I no longer have a Toshiba Wireless Mini PCI adapter and that I want it to still work with the Intel one instead.

After lots of trial and error in the registry...I got it working. Don't ask me how though. &#59;D

The WAP is still 802.11b...so not much improvement yet.

The other loss is the Wireless switch and light (and keyboard shortcut) don't work with the card...but I recall hearing long ago that this would be an issue.

  01:27:38 pm, by The Dreamer   , 53 words  
Categories: General, Hardware, VoIP, WiFi

Lots of packages today

The 802.11g card for my notebook arrived. As well as, (another) new Fisher Telescoping Pen.

There's a UPS delivery notice, which is probably the pillow I ordered from Select Comfort. I'll pick that up after work.

Got notice that my Lingo package is on its way to me. No ETA from UPS yet.

  11:53:40 am, by The Dreamer   , 60 words  
Categories: ReplayTV, WiFi

Sveasoft

Link: http://www.sveasoft.com/

I wonder if I should subscribe :?:

According to FedEx tracking, my WRT54GS should arrive tomorrow....it is going to be a busy weekend.

And, the real thing I wanted to tackle this weekend was catchup on some ReplayTV viewing and watch all the DVDs I have from NetFlix....since it has been over a month since I watched any....

  11:05:08 am, by The Dreamer   , 133 words  
Categories: General, VoIP

Faxing for VoIP

Well, I tried to fax my LNP LOA to Lingo a couple of times this morning.....not having much luck sending it over Vonage.

I tried *99 first, and it died on the first page (of 3).

Left of the *99 and tried again....this time it died on page 3. Hopefully that's enough....the back page of my phone bill might not be important enough to prevent them from trying to do the port. It was connected for more than 21 minutes to get to page 3 though.

Strange that I've done more faxes so far this year than in the previous two years combined. But, I'm sure its just an anomally.

Though in an order that I'm expecting to arrive on the 21st is a DSL filter...so perhaps I'll get around to finally trying that fix.

  07:36:56 am, by The Dreamer   , 162 words  
Categories: General, VoIP

Lingo Broadband Phone Service

Link: http://www.lingo.com/

Well, at first I was going to just going to get more information on finally taking the plunge to ditch my landline for Lingo.

But, I ended up completing the application....once I got past the bug in the online application form.

If you select the box that shipping is the same as billing, it disables the shipping fields and copies the information (but only visually). The validation on submit fails because it keeps thinking you didn't enter anything for shipping address. ARGH!

Now to send of my letter of authorization.

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02/15/05

  11:07:19 pm, by The Dreamer   , 127 words  
Categories: Wireless/iPhone

Logitech Bluetooth Headset

Well, only had it for a couple of hours.... and, well.... :..(

It works, and seems okay technically. But, the fit is a problem.

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  03:58:41 pm, by The Dreamer   , 98 words  
Categories: Stuff, Hardware, VoIP, Networking, WiFi

Other upcoming projects

Just remembered that I have other stuff for upcoming projects.

Like on the weekend I ordered a WRT54GS....and an 802.11g mini-PCI card. So, the laptop will get upgraded to 'g'. Though the WRT54GS is more because I want to try Sveasoft and QoS.

Because yesterday I got my latest phone bill, which seems to the be the final reason I haven't yet taken the plunge to ditch/port my landline.....

The only other items coming in the mail that I'm waiting on is another Fisher Space (Telescoping) Pen and a new pillow from Select Comfort.

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