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For Christmas I was given a board I had on my wish list to replace my current firewall hardware. The board is the Intel BOXD945GCLF2, an Atom 330 powered board with a single PCI slot and onboard gigabit NIC. An ample replacement for the aging Via board. I use Endian Read more…


I have been inclined to do bit more research on the AP I recently purchased. A D-Link DAP-2553. This unit has been performing extremely well since I got it and I have no complaints so far. I did however want to know more about it as is my nature. Digging Read more…


I thought I would share this little tid-bit just in case some one else has the same issue I did… I have decided to swap some hardware around as far as what is doing what. In the mix I will be moving my Via EPIA-M mini-ITX board back to duties Read more…


Another item removed from my home in the break-in was my Linksys WRT-54G WiFi router. It was one of the nice versions to have being a 2.2 so I was pretty sad to lose it. It was running a recent version of dd_wrt and supported all the systems in my Read more…


Recently I had an idea to replace my temporary firewall with a Nokia IP-650. I had read many posts on the internet of people using a Nokia IP-330 with Endian or other *nix based firewall distributions. Since an IP-330 is a bit low powered for me I looked for e Read more…


Well, the replacement parts for the stolen server are in and up and running. photon ][ (or 2) is born. The replacement parts are combined to make up the first server I have built for myself from all new parts. Well, almost all new. The hard drive ousing the OS Read more…


I passed along that I had gotten a new 1u rack mount server to replace what I was using for my home server. It is an IBM xSeries 330 model which is a bit older but I got it very cheap so it suites me fine. The order of the Read more…


I have been under the pile of to-dos lately but I am working on getting things moving again. Primary task as of late was the addition of a new server. I got an IBM xSeries 330 from ebay for 47$ after shipping. This machine replaced photon which was an aging Read more…


I was faced with a hard decision this last Saturday. The hard drive I used on eegor failed Friday night. So of course not having a suitable replacement on hand I had to decide on an upgrade path for the hardware I had. When I am done I hope to Read more…


Well the hardware is assembled and running. I will let it run and burn in for the next week before putting it into full service between my network and the rest of the internet. All I can say right now is “bit-barrier lives!!”

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