Just out being my usual self I read a post for someone who is moving into an apartment that the landlord says is connected to the Internet. Sounds good to me almost too good. Unlimited downloads for free immediately sprang to mind but this is South Africa so this has to be too good to be tru. Anywho the person was told that they would need a new router to connect to the network which is a bit odd.
I hope they liked my reply.
If your apartment has wireless connectivity and I have seen some that do then you will not need a router to connect to it. However it will have a security key of some sort to enable you to access it.
If the apartment has connectivity through a telephone jack then you would need to have a router to access it. This would enable you to connect wirelessly in whichever room you want. In setting up the wireless please make sure that you put a security key on it to stop other people acessing your network.
In choosing an ISP you would need to look at how much data you are going to be transferring. It may be better to look at a lower cost package with limited access (capped) at say 3GB rather than going for uncapped or even unshaped connectivity.
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was one that I followed with interest this week. IPV6 is the reevides addressing protocol that increases addresses so usltimately each device could have its own address. The disussion was sparked by a report from the Free State about the high adoption of the protocol in South Africa since its wotrldwide launch on the 6th of June. Much higher than expected.
Whatg intrigued me most is tha from the repsonses we all need to do some more research to fully understand the implications of having the IPV6 and IPV4 standard (Double stacking.
It aslo highlighted that we are seeing very little information from the infrastructure providers and ISP\'s about it.
Anywho definately one to watch. Any comments?
I just enjoy the creative ways that we want to use technology.
One trail this week that I followed went right to my heart.
Someone with a 2 storey house had 2 iBurst modems (and hence 2 phones), They wanted to be able to use both simultaneously for accessing data and to be able to make calls as needed.
iBurst lets you have 2 routers connected to the internet but if you wanted to use bothe phones simultaneously then you would need to have 2 accounts with iBurst.
Happy to be able to use one phone the iBurst account holder could not get both routers to connect to the internet simultaneously.
Suggestion came in that it would be cheaper to buy a router and connect it to the iBurst router in the 2nd storey but it tuens out that the user had got the 2 iBurst Routers for free so now it was clear why he wanted it done.
Easily resolved though, he just had to get iBurst to send reset signals to the router and his problem was solved.
Hi everyone Time the Techxpert from MTN Business here. If you are going to set up an online shopping store then you need to have a way for your customers to pay you for their purchases.
In mysmall business [url=http://www.mysmallbusiness.co.za/forum/internet-marketing/2802-best-credit-card-gateways-in-south-af]Recently[/url] the question was asked which is the best software to use. I did a bit of research and found that a South African product which got good reports on mysmallbusiness was slated overseas. Looking at the complaints it is not just the application that is at fault but if you are going to transfer monies out of South Africa then you need clearance from the South Afrcan Reserve Bank and the understanding of this need by some non South African\'s is clearly lacking for which we will forgive them.
It did bring home to me though that there are many pitfalls in running a small business that we can overlook. And it is probably a good idea where money is concerned to do your research and then check it again with others for their opinion. Isnt that what we should be using the web for? Sharing ideas and validating them? (as well as all the other things we use it for).
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Hi Tim from MTN Business here. IT infrastructure is an expense for any young enterprise. Fortunately there are a number of options that you can use that will reduce the cash flow.
Purchasing brand names like Dell and HP may appear expensive but generally in the price is maintenance to cover the repair if necessary. It could be more cost beneficial in the long term than having to pay to have older technology fixed.
You can also look at different service providers for what is really baked beans these days. You are going to need email but that doesn\'t mean you have to start with Exchange. Organisations like Mimecast and Google provide very good mail services.
Many small business startups can now have access to accounting packages through their banks and as cloud services are increasing this is one area that I see more businesses large and small turning to. They will certainly relieve some of the high end technical expertese needed in IT installations of the past.
OpenOffice will do for the small startup exactly what Microsoft Office does for the people with the big bucks. I find the interface as good as and in some instances easier to use, especially being able to create different file types (spread sheeet, document processing) from one manager console.
I am becoming more excited as well by the BYOD concept (Bring Your Own Device). If you structure that into the package you offer your employee you may find that they will bring the technology you need but don\'t want to spend your startup capital on. An added benefit of that is that they will tend to look after it more than they do the company supplied goods.
Anywho if I can help I will gladly try
Looking through mybroadband I came across a plea for help. The writer had purchased a new motherboard PSU and memory and now wanted to bring some of his old components across like his video card.
All plugged in he applied power but it didnt work.
The fellow members on the site lent some great assistance in tracking down that the old components were not compatible with the new ones.
The originator is now going to see if he can get the bios changed to one that will work.
This led me to thinking that we expect to be able to plug and play what we believe is the latest or at least almost the latest hardware into new components and expect it to work.
While 99% of the time it does there comes the time when it won\'t.
Next time if you are planning an upgrade it may pay you to plan it out. Get the data on the components that you are planning to move and discuss it with the IT component supplier for compatibility.
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Wirelesss communications is great. Howver we always want to make sure that it is the best it can be and as wwe move further away from the wireless router the signal drops.
Extending the range is an option and in one post I read recently they wanted to do it with a Netgear DGN2200M. The problem is that if you do that you lose out on the better security that WPS-PSK(TKIP), WPA2-PSK (AES), and WPS-PSK(TKIP) + WPA2-PSK (AES) provides.
Not a good option.
Better option would be to put in a proper extender such as a tp-Link range extender.
Wireless is great and while we don\'t miss the wiring we do have to be more careful on the security
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There could be a lot of reasons for this as evidenced in a recent post. The replies mostly centered on it is possibly congested exchanges which of course can happen.
However if you are getting slow response at consistent times of the day or week then in my opinion congested exchanges may not be the problem.
Some other areas to check are you updating Windows automatically. I have heard but not had it from them themselves, that Microsoft releases regular updates around midnight on a Monday PST which makes for slow internet on a Tuesday afternoon as individuals and organisations alike get hold of the updates.
Check if you are doing automatic updates and consider changing it to automatic notification and manual installation at a time that suits you.
Do the same for your anti virus updates as well
You should also check if you are on an uncapped contract to see if you have exceeded the Fair Usage Policy and the ISP is throttling you. I had that at home with my ISP. Terrible response between 7am at 7pm but good speeds between 7pm and 7am. Sometimes we should look at what we are doing before blaming someone else.
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