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Android 4.0.4 Dynamic IP Issue

Trying to connect a A1CS Fusion5 Xtra Android tablet to my WiFi, I was finding it got stuck in a continuous loop: obtaining IP address->saved settings->obtaining IP address->saved settings, and so on. It seems to be a problem afflicting a lot of Android 4.0.4 devices. I have not been able to find a way to […]

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Setting up an iPhone on an SME Server

The SME Server is a Linux distribution that sets up a server providing email, file sharing and authentication services. When used as a mail server, it provides SMTP and IMAP mail services over SSL. Connecting an iPhone to this server involves a couple of unintuitive steps, which are documented here: When it [erroneously IMO] […]

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Silencing a DES-1228P Switch

Well, not quite silencing, but they can be made a lot quieter. First a brief introduction. The D-Link DES-1228P network switch is D-Link’s attempt to get into the corporate world. I’ve never much liked D-Link equipment purely because of reliability issues, Netgear being my consumer choice. I gave this one a chance for a client […]

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