I received notification yesterday that my home phone number has been transfered from Vonage to Packet8. I’m a bit surprised that it only took 15 days to do.
They had set my expectations pretty low with a 6-8 week estimate for transferring my number over when I signed up.
Due to recent business troubles with Vonage, we thought it prudent to change phone providers. On the recommendation of Jeremy, we made the switch to Packet8. Unlike Vonage, Packet8 doesn’t offer VoIP devices that include a network hub or wireless capabilities. No problem, I pulled out my reliable Linksys WRT54G router and updated it to the latest firmware.
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I was just running a bandwidth test on my Comcast internet connection and noticed that the upload bandwidth seemed drastically higher than what I’m used to. (I’m used to about 30KB/s upload.) This test said I was getting 1485kbps (~185KB/s) upload speeds and 10038kbps download speeds. So I decided to run some tests.
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This post by Uncle Jesse was brought to my attention today. He says that he found an article that suggested “moving the router away from the modem, and that line noise can cause significant slowdowns.” I’m going to have to give it a shot when I get home tonight and see if it helps me out. I’ll post my test results here later…
I’ve done this a couple of times now and thought I’d post details on how I did it. (Mostly so I don’t have to go searching around to find the links again.)
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In the past, I’ve always setup a cups server for my home network to handle all of the printing. Since I’d like to use that server for some testing that sometimes makes it unavailable for being a print server, I decided to test out the Netgear PS121 with my Canon i560s printer. The setup ended up being pretty simple once I found some documentation online.
Continue reading Canon i560s setup on SuSE 9.3 Linux with Netgear PS121 print server