Telenet pushed the button… and nothing happened

Telenet has launched a big campaign, known as Telenet drukt op de knop (Telenet pushes the button) touting that their product line would be dramatically altered. Rumours flew around like a scrapping of the limits they impose, doubling of speeds, …

In the end, it’s basically just a big non-event: they multiplied the speed of their lowest subscription by 4, going from 256kbit to 1mbit… but keeping the ultra-low limit of 400 megabytes. Yes, that’s correct, megabytes.
They also increased the upload speed of the other subscriptions.

So now these people will be able to get a lot faster on smallband (56kbit connection), or buy blocks to increase their limits… and increase Telenet’s revenues – ofcourse!

Proxy settings for Brussels Airlines lounge in Brussels airport

Just in case you ever find yourself in the Brussels Airlines VIP lounge (in Brussels Airport), and you want to do something besides using IE on their internet pc’s, here are the proxy settings (that you can use in eg. putty). I had to find a way to open a command box to get to the settings, but in the end I managed.

HTTP Proxy: 193.108.215.75
Proxy Port: 8080

;)

My ISP

In june 2006 I switched from the cable provider Telenet (Expressnet) to the ADSL/hosting provider Schedom / Dommel (Netconnect). I can’t say I’ve been sorry.

I left Telenet because of the not-of-this-time limits (10 gB download / 2 gB upload quota, abysmally slow ‘smallband’ (on which you’re put after you’ve consumed your quota, unless you cough up some more € – basically, it’s so slow you can’t even get on their pages to cough up the money!), the slow innovations, etc etc. The only things going for them is the (download) speed: (theoretical) 10 mbps down, 256kbps up, and their stability: in all those years (around 7-8) I didn’t notice a lot of downtime.

When I joined Dommel, their offer was simple: 50 gB quota, you do with it what you want. 4mbps down, 256 kbps up.

Since then, they’ve introduced numerous improvements (listed per active date):

  • August 2006: increased the connection limits to the newsserver (GigaNews)
  • December 2006: upload is no longer counted
  • February 2007:
    • boost package (higher upload speed and more quota, and higher speeds on mediumband)
    • increased newsserver retention (100 days, 99%+ retention)
  • March 2007:
    • happy hours (only 60% of traffic is counted between 01.00 AM and 01.00 PM)
    • new traffic counter which no longer counts ATM overhead (about 11%)

Needless to say, I’m happy with their offering and can advise them to anyone in Belgium! And no, I don’t have anything to gain by this. :p

Lunarpages upgrade :0 :)

Oi!

We’re hosted at Lunar Pages for our hosting, and they just announced they’re once again going to upgrade their shared hosting packages… this time to a whopping 250 Gigs Storage and 2500 Gigs Transfer, and you get 10 addon-domains too ;)

I can just say: Thank you! And keep up the good work!

(In any case, if you hadn’t noticed: we’re quite happy with their offers and their support ;) )

DD-WRT

I reflashed my good old Linksys WRT54G router two weeks back, from using Sveasoft Talisman to DD-WRT. I must say, I’m happily amazed with the quality of this firmware. And, it’s for free too :D (you have to pay a 20$/year subscription fee for sveasoft to have access to their firmwares)

You’ll get tons of nice features like:

  • 13 languages
  • 802.1x (EAP (Extensible Authentication Protocol) encapsulation over LANs)
  • Access Restrictions
  • Adhoc Mode
  • Afterburner
  • Client Isolation Mode
  • Client Mode (supports multiple connected clients)
  • Client Mode WPA
  • DHCP Forwarder (udhcp)
  • DHCP Server (udhcp or Dnsmasq)
  • DNS forwarder (Dnsmasq)
  • DMZ
  • Dynamic DNS (DynDNS, TZO, ZoneEdit)
  • Hotspot Portal (Sputnik Agent ,Chillispot)
  • IPv6 Support
  • JFFS2
  • MMC/SD Card Support
  • NTP client in a client-server basis
  • Port Triggering
  • Port Forwarding (max. 30 entries)
  • QoS Bandwidth Management (Optimize for Gaming and Services / Netmask / MAC / Ethernet Port Priority)
  • QoS L7 Packet Classifier l7-filter)
  • PPTP VPN Server & Client
  • Ntop Remote Statistic
  • Syslog to remote server
  • RFlow/MACupd
  • Routing: Static entries and Gateway, BGP, OSPF & RIP2 via (BIRD)
  • Samba FS Automount
  • Rx/Tx Antenna (Select or Auto)
  • Show Status of Wireless Clients and WDS with System Uptime/Processor Utilization
  • Site Survey
  • SNMP
  • SSH server & client (dropbear)
  • Startup, Firewall, and Shutdown scripts (startup script)
  • Static DHCP Assignment
  • Style (Changeable GUI; v.23)
  • Supports New Devices (WRT54G V3, V3.1, V4, V5 and WRT54GS V2.1, V3, V4)
  • Telnet server & client
  • Transmit Power Adjustment (0-251mW, default is 28mW, 100mW is safe)
  • UPnP
  • VLAN
  • Wake On Lan client (WOL)
  • WDS Connection Watchdog
  • WDS Repeater Mode
  • Wireless MAC Addresses Cloning
  • Wireless MAC filter
  • WMM (Wi-Fi MultiMedia QoS)
  • WPA over WDS
  • WPA/TKIP with AES
  • WPA2
  • Xbox Kaid (Kai Engine)

I can really recommend this firmware to any WRT54G user. Really :) It works great!