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Bypassing the Linksys Connect App

Older Linksys routers such as the E1200 and E2500 try to make you install their management software called “Linksys Connect” which is optional, and will not work on modern computers. There is a way to bypass this option which is … Continue reading

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Blip

Blip is a very useful tool originally available at https://github.com/apenwarr/blip It measures the latency or delay of connections of your service. It can also measure the speed of DNS responses as well. This can be used to identify packet loss, … Continue reading

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Smart Devices and their Apps

Here is listed different manufacturers of smart devices as well as the names of the apps associated with them. This can be helpful to direct someone to the proper app to manage their device. Product Brand Device Types App Name … Continue reading

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Billing Links

These links are helpful for billing inquiries. Links are relevant only to Canada. Canadian Sales Tax Rates HST and GST rates across provinces of Canada. Bank Institution and Transit Numbers Use this to verify pre-authorized debit institution and transit numbers … Continue reading

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Operating System Emulators

Microsoft Windows Operating Systems Windows 95a Windows 95c Windows NT Windows 98 Windows 98SE Windows 2000 Windows ME Windows XP Windows XP SP2 Apple Macintosh Operating Systems MacOS 8 MacOS 9 Mac OSX2 Mac OSX4    

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Trending Issues

Here are some trending issues and some good to know facts for troubleshooting current day network and internet connectivity issues. Unable to connect to D-Link WiFi with Apple Device Stability Bulletin: D-Link Routers Feel free to comment with any trends … Continue reading

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Bell DSLAM Types

Bell Canada uses short codes for it’s DSLAM names. These names actually refer to DSLAM hardware and/or configuration. They are listed here for your reference: 7330_CO – CO based 7330 FTTN DSLAM CO_OSLAM – Stinger in CO CSLAM – Cabinet … Continue reading

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Source Cable Hamilton Service Area

Need to see if an address is within Rogers, Cogeco or Source Cable Territory? Use this interactive map to find your address.
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Resolved: Unable to connect to D-Link WiFi with Apple Device

If you are having issues connecting to your D-link wireless network with an Apple iPhone, iPad, MacBook or iMac; D-Link’s ‘Smart Connect’ might be the cause. This applies to Dual band routers, ie: Models DIR-8xx. Disabling Smart Connect and naming … Continue reading

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Stability Bulletin: D-Link Routers

Certain D-Link routers have been found to create an instability with internet services with ‘certain modems’ requiring a reboot daily to function normally See: This Changelog¬†for instance. A firmware update has been released to resolve some of them. Please make … Continue reading

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