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Tech Flashback: Intel EtherExpress PRO/100 Mobile Adapter

This is another one of those interesting salvages, which had been kept nicely for me by a colleague. It wasn’t that long ago when many different peripherals were the domain of expansion cards – there were no on-board floppy interfaces, … Continue reading

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D-Link SecureSpot DSD-150: The death of an idea?

It’s been a relatively long hiatus with no posts, but rest assured, I’m still here. Between a mountain of work, and the flu, I’ve had very little time to write anything. Instead, a lot of work got done, and if … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback: SynOptics Model 928 10BASE-T AUI Transciever and LattisHub 2803

SynOptics is not a name which would would resonate with the younger audience, but they hold an important place in history. We thank them for essentially bringing the world Ethernet on twisted pair cabling. They were one of the first … Continue reading

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TP-Link TL-WR740N: Cheapest DD-WRT/OpenWRT Router Ever?

Sometimes, I catch myself buying things I don’t really need, but just seem interesting. Readers may look at this model of router and already ask – “What’s so interesting about a single-stream, single-band wireless N router that has no modem?” … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback: DaynaPORT SCSI/Link-T

Here’s another blast from the past – remember when network adapters weren’t integrated into motherboards? Remember when Ethernet ran at 10Mbit/s? Remember when Ethernet came over coaxial cable? Or when Ethernet practically won over Token Ring? I guess that sets … Continue reading

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TPG DNS Problems – VoIP not working, sites unreachable

TPG is one of Australia’s most value-for-money ISPs. I have been a loyal customer of theirs, being on an old Naked ADSL2+ plan with VoIP bundled in, and generally speed and reliability have been nothing short of brilliant for the … Continue reading

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Allied Telesyn International MC103XL Fast Ethernet Fiber Media Converter

One of my friends (William) got a bulk lot of old ex-Railcorp equipment, some of which he gave to me. Most of them were 10Mbit/s fibre with ST connectors, except these units which were 100Mbit/s with SC connectors. Most equipment … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback: iBurst, another IP-only network

After my last post, a friend of mine (Jason) mentioned iBurst. (I love the slogan as well!) This was another competing IP-only wireless network which saw deployment in Australia through a variety of providers. The network was shuttered in 2009 … Continue reading

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A tribute to Unwired

With the announcement this week that Optus has decided to shutter the operations of Unwired, I thought this would be a fitting time to produce a blog post as a tribute to the service. For those who don’t know, Unwired … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback: Netcomm NP3620 Mini Print Server

Interesting to come across one of these in my junkbox. I remembered being amazed by one of these – many schools and small businesses used this decide to turn their parallel ported printers into network printers. I was amazed at … Continue reading

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