Ramblings, opinions, and general meanderings from the Deep South

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Saturday at the Beach House

Spent the better part of today replacing a router at the beach house. At first it seemed that a quick swap had worked. Due to port forwarding and triggering a second router was used. Not a waste of money though. The router used in the first attempt will be converted into a needed access point repeater.

The use of a second and different router was necessary due to intricate settings for the VOIP known as Teamspeak. Recently, a power surge destroyed a very solid server that has been the home of this great communications platform. After much girlyman crying and whining the service has returned. It was all good then the router started to slowly die. At the end I was restarting it every 10 minutes or so. This is a 24/7 service and is physically hosted in our computer lab by the new and improved server. Restarting a router every few minutes is not an option.

It has been replaced with a DD-WRT router gifted to the cause by Ashy. Another great rescue. TYVM Ashy. The beach house intranet has a few glitches, but further calibration should tweak it to maximum. The Teamspeak system is gosh darn awesome. Oh yes, if you are a member of our Teamspeak family please upgrade your client software to the latest version. If you are considering using a DD-WRT modified router being strong willed, having the ability to read and maybe some Xanax all help. This is not for the faint of heart.
Life is full of mysteries. One that never ceases to amaze me is how I can plan a little 'me' time and the world will just not tolerate it, lol.

"What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."

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