If you’ve been a techie for a long time, you’ll know who Steve Gibson from GRC is. His tools are mostly built in Assembly, so it’s rocket-fast. (One thing to note is they’re only for Windows.) For this post, I’d like to share the tool I use to identify which DNS servers I should use, as usually, our ISP’s servers are not the quickest. I get better response times when I specify the servers to use on my router.
You can download it from here. Give it a go!
I’ve had one of these bad boys for a couple of years and just tuned it, per the link below. Adding here for archival purposes.
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:
Save the settings, update, and that’s it.
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.
Another method is to back up your config, the restore it — but do this with caution!
Here’s a diagram (on the Guardian website) showing the fiber optic cables under the sea that connects the world together. Very interesting!