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Internet Time Restrictions, aka Getting Kids off the Computers to do their Homework

Posted: 9/10/2015 11:27:29 AM
As a parent I am sometimes frustrated getting kids off their computers and mobile devices to come to dinner, do their homework and go to bed at a reasonable hour. Thankfully my Billion 7800VDPX makes ... [more]

Bandwidth Throttling/Monitoring

Posted: 3/10/2014 5:13:19 PM
I get asked from time to time about finding products with the ability to monitor and/or restrict downloads to a certain size or speed for a given user on the network. While my experience in this area ... [more]

MyDLink Camera Comparison

Posted: 10/07/2014 4:10:37 PM
D-Link have a wonderful range of IP Cameras with cloud services which allow monitoring from other locations via PC or app. For a great comparison table click here (PDF). For more information about ... [more]

Happy Birthday to the Linksys WRT54G

Posted: 27/11/2013 5:15:15 PM
(Copied from Cisco/Linksys internal newsletter) Monday 18 November was a very special day. It was on this day eleven years ago, that history was in the making, with the launch of the first 802.11g ... [more]

OzCableguy on Facebook

Posted: 17/09/2013 5:35:09 PM
Give us a like on our Facebook page over at https://www.facebook.com/Ozcableguy where I've been adding any new products of interest as well as specials, manufacturer promotions and related news.... [more]

New Bluetooth Keyboard for Tablet PC

Posted: 14/08/2013 1:33:19 PM
i-LAN recently introduced a new Bluetooth keyboard for the ITP97A 9.7 inch Android Tablet PC to replace the old USB keyboard. Along with the coolness factor of doing away with the cable they've also e... [more]

Billion 7800 series at a glance

Posted: 21/06/2013 5:40:05 PM
With 4 new models just announced for the 7800 series I thought it was time for a quick comparison table to help choose the right model: Model Broadcom ADSL Chip LAN/WAN Port for Cable/NBN 3G... [more]

The Saga of Version Nos

Posted: 28/11/2012 2:25:32 PM
Manufacturers sometimes change versions (chipsets) of various products without changing the product names. Sometimes people want a particular version to work with Linux or open source firmwares and so... [more]

Draytek 2820 Series Discontinued

Posted: 17/10/2012 11:41:50 AM
The Draytek 2820 series is now end of life and the last of the stock should be pretty much gone by the time this goes live. Replacement is the 2830 series which has a few enhancements including gig... [more]

Facebook Notifications crashing Email Clients

Posted: 31/08/2012 5:01:08 PM
For as long as I can remember, whenever I receive a Facebook notification email in either my Outlook 2003 or Windows Live Mail, when I click on it to preview the message, the program hangs for a minut... [more]