Show of 5-18-2002

  • High Bandwidth has arrived in the RRS household
    • Dialup Experiences ?? The 56k World
    • ISDN Experiences ? The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
    • DSL Experiences
    • Cox Cable Modem Experiences ? All three days of it
      • 1.5 Mbps top download speed
      • Dropping to 600 Mbps during peak usage
      • Measured using TestMySpeed
  • Experiences Installing Wireless AP
    • Selected a D-Link DI-713P
    • Device includes three port 100/10 Ethernet switch, WAN port for Cable/DSL Modem, printer port, firewall, NAT proxy, DHCP, 802.11b with WEP.
    • $199 in stores, $149 mailorder
    • Configuring firewall, DHCP, 128bit WEP was quick and easy
    • Up and running in less than 15 minutes.
  • Cable Modem hacking used uncap speed limits
    • DerEnglel?s program, OneStep,? permits users to change modem speed cap
    • Replaces the modem configuration with a hacked version
    • Not recommended by Tech Talk
      • Bad for cable system and for users
      • May result in being banned from cable system
      • Case of Myko Hein, now banned by AT&T cable for theft of service
      • Parents beware, don’t let your kids hack your cable modem
  • AOL Update
  • Virus Update
    • Klez worm won?t go away
      • Wrong people being notified of infection, because of random return address
      • Contains own mail server
      • Attached random documents
      • Disables virus protection
    • In last 10 days, I have received 11 infected emails
      • 10 with Klez
      • 1 with SirCam
  • IT News of the Week
  • Download of the Week
  • Microsoft Trial Update
    • Judge Colleen Kollar-Kottelly rejects MS claim that states cannot continue
    • Rejects claim that OS can be unbundled
    • Firm, but fair
  • Stratford News
    • Next Start May 28th
    • Call today for appointment