Wednesday, August 31. 2011
It seemed to be failing to find the DHCP server on our network (which is a windows server) and we'd recently bought a Buffalo WHR-G300N to act as a replacement wifi router for the office after a belkin router finally gave up the ghost.
A bit of messing around with ipconfig releasing the ip address my computer had and getting a fresh one showed that my computer couldn't get an ip address either and ipconfig came back with a timeout message as tried to communicate with the DHCP server.
So off to the router configuration page and I found a snooping option which attempts to do fancy filtering of multicast network packets (it's under Wireless config / Multicast control) turning this off meant that all of a sudden the printer appeared on the network and my computer could now get an IP address over wifi.
At least that is what I think happened (there is a chance that the router got it's knickers in a twist and all it needed was a reboot but what the heck)
Tuesday, July 26. 2011
Friday, January 21. 2011
Sadly I got hacked before Christmas via proFtpD (I think) and my virtual host provider took down the host, cleaned it up and I think screwed up the DB transfer (note not a complaint my fault for not backing up more often).
Since I've not been blogging that much I decided to ditch all the old content (I have older backups from more than a year ago) and like my Grumpy Dragon shaped friend Dracunculus have decided to try and put out at least a blog post a week.
Meanwhile is anyone reading this apart from spammers?....