Apple Extreme 802.11ac: Allow DHCP renewal packets

I recently purchased an Apple Extreme 802.11ac router, as my trusty, old WRT54G running dd-wrt has finally died. I’m not too happy that this router doesn’t support stateful packet inspection — I need to know what my kids are viewing. Other than that, it’s been super easy to setup.

Anyway, my AT&T 3600HGV modem is running on (somewhat) bridge mode (see here), so I needed to allow my AirPort Extreme to accept DHCP renewal packets, so it didn’t keep trying to renew it’s public IP from AT&T. All you need to do is:

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Save the settings, update, and that’s it.

Remotely reboot Linksys WRT54G

I had the need the reboot my Linksys WRT54G router remotely. Unfortunately, the web interface is not like DD-WRT where a reboot button is available; however, there IS a hidden page.

1. Login into the web admin page, which is by default: http://192.168.1.1.
2. Add reset.htm, as in http://192.168.1.1/reset.htm.
3. Click “Yes” to reboot.
4. Voila!

Another method is to back up your config, the restore it — but do this with caution!

New iMac offers faster processors

 imageApple officially updated its iMac consumer desktop computer today, adding faster processors and a more powerful graphics option for the 24-inch model.

For the processor, you can now choose between: 2.4GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.8GHz, or 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor (special order).  And the 24-inch model can now include either an ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO graphics processor with 256MB of GDDR3 memory or NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS graphics processor with 512MB of GDDR3 memory.

Too bad the memory options are still the same (i.e., 1GB, 2GB, or 4GB).  In any case, I still love ’em iMacs!