pfSense Firewall.

I have a block of 6 ip addresses from my ISP. In order to use them I need a modem that offers a facility that is often called 1:1 NAT. Originally I was using some sort of Zyxel Prestige modem, which was one of the few modem.routers that ...

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Jodrell Bank.

--- excerpt: "We don't live very far from the radio telescope at [[http://www.jb.man.ac.uk/][Jodrell Bank]]. The last time I visited was more than 10 years ago. However, yesterday our two girls were taking part in a gym competition very close to the telescope, so I ... more ...

Model Helicopter

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--- excerpt: "Having three young children is always a useful excuse for buying new toys. Last week I was looking around our local model shop and the owner was flying a small twin rotor plastic helicopter around the shop. Anyway I couldn't resist and ... more ...


ADSL Connection Problems.

Some time ago I upgraded my ADSL to ADSL Max. This worked very well indeed for quite a long time. However, several months ago I noticed that my Zyxel 660H D1 router kept disconnecting, sometimes for several minutes. I have tried all the usual things like disconnecting everything else on the phone line. My router is already plugged into BT's master socket, so it isn't dodgy internal wiring and I have tried a Netgear router which showed the same symptoms. Wizards my ISP were very helpful, but we couldn't really pin down the problem. The next step would be to get BT to test the line. However, if they can't find a fault they charge you £169 for the privilege of testing your line. Given that the fault was intermittent, it's quite likely that they wouldn't find anything wrong.

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