The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy:

Networking


May 1, 2012  11:15 AM

SHAW Exo



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Canada, carrier grade, EXO, HD, infrastructure, SHAW, WiFi, wireless network

Have you heard the latest news from Shaw? Exo is extending to wireless all around major cities in Canada! But that's not all. Shaw Exo is a whole suite of new features that are available to Shaw customers...

"Shaw Exo is what your devices have been waiting for! The Shaw Exo network...

February 8, 2012  12:51 PM

VMware vDS Best Practices



Posted by: Nathan Simon
best practices, Distributed Switching, LBT, Netflow, Networking, NIOC, PDF, port mirroring, vDS, vmware, VMware vDS best practices

So you have 20 hosts, 50 different port groups, network configurations all over the place. Wouldn't it be nice to pull that all together? Into one distributed switch? Whether you are new to virtual networking, or would like to take a peek at VMware best practices then you need the vDS Best...


December 9, 2011  3:14 AM

Shaw and their Cisco DPC3825 DOCSIS 3.0 Gateway



Posted by: Nathan Simon
bridge mode, Broadband 50, Cisco, DOCSIS 3.0, DPC3825, Extreme Internet, home router, linksys, SHAW, transparent mode

So, you just signed up on a plan to go with SHAW HD TV, Telephone Service, and Extreme Internet, you have the new, well maybe not "new" Cisco DPC3825 Modem and you have your own router. You ask yourself, how do I set this device to bridged(transparent mode). Well that's a slightly loaded...


December 6, 2011  1:06 PM

Asus Transformer Prime



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Apple, ASUS, delays, Micro SD, Nvidia Tegra 3, quad-core, Transformer Prime, WiFi

What is being dubbed the best tablet on the market today (well it's not quite here yet) is almost ready to be released to the masses. Some stores even have demo units of the Transformer Prime. What I hear is that it will be release December 19th, but some say December 8th or 12th, so I am not too...


November 23, 2011  12:50 PM

Pico-ATX Nettop



Posted by: Nathan Simon
A1150, ARTiGO, hdmi, HTPC, multimedia, Nettop, streaming, VIA, VIA Eden, WiFi

Wanting the PC experience on your bigscreen TV? Don't have an idea of how to get it done? PC too far away from your TV? VIA might have the solution for you. Over at Engadget they have article about the VIA ARTiGO, a $265 nettop.

That VE-900 mini-ITX kit still too big for you, eh? Then...


August 8, 2011  9:10 PM

Pierre Cardin designs an iPad Competitor



Posted by: Nathan Simon
3g, android, Apple, Froyo 2.2, Ipad, mini HDMI, Pierre Cardin, Steve Jobs, tablet, WiFi

Sick of your friends carrying around a pretty iPad? Well look no further, Pierre Cardin has gone where no other designer dared. He designed a tablet PC that will turn heads... maybe... either way. It will look good, and it will be Android, that is enough to worry Steve Jobs.


May 23, 2011  8:33 PM

GoFlex Satellite (500GB/WiFi/USB 3.0)



Posted by: Nathan Simon
GoFlex Satellite, portable hdd, seagate, usb 3.0, WiFi

Now here is something interesting... a HDD that is WiFi connected, any web capable device can use it, if the media is native to the device, or you can use apps to convert media.

"This shiny, streamlined black box is about the size of a couple of decks of cards. Plug it into a Mac or PC...


April 26, 2011  11:39 PM

Sony to release two Android Tablets



Posted by: Nathan Simon
3g, Android 3.0, dual-core processor, folded, Nvidia Tegra 2, S1, S2, Sony, WAN, WiFi

Are you a Sony fan-boy? Do you crave the incompatible and proprietary? Well Sony is slated to release two new tablets, while maybe not proprietary they will be unique.

The S1 has a 9.4-inch (1280-by-800) display and front and rear cameras, while the S2 has two 5.5-inch displays that...


January 29, 2011  5:07 PM

PSP2 or NGP



Posted by: Nathan Simon
3g, Call of Duty, Hideo Kojima, Metal Gear Solid 4, Next-Generation Portable, NGP, OLED Screen, Playstation 3, Playstation Portable, PSP2, SixAxis, Sony, vg247.com, WiFi

I know this isn't exactely my standard technical article, but it shows just how much power they can cram into such a small unit. Meet the PSP2 or what Sony is calling "Next-Generation Portable" I doubt the name will stick, its just too vague and not really applicable, as what would they call the...


December 2, 2010  1:35 PM

IPv4 Addresses to run out in weeks



Posted by: Nathan Simon
address blocks, Cisco, Cisco Press, IANA, ICANN, internet addresses, Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, IP, IPv4, IPv6, microsoft, Windows 7

What? Is this true? Will we actually have to start learning IPv6? Well that is definitely what its starting to look like. Based on the below information there are only 7 blocks left.

Yesterday, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA, part of ICANN), allocated two blocks of 16.8...


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