Fixing VoIP on Comcast

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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Comcast bursting upload bandwidth?

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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Canon i560s setup on SuSE 9.3 Linux with Netgear PS121 print server

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.

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