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Linksys WRT600N With dd-wrt Firmware VPN PPTP Client Connection to Linksys RV016 PPTP VPN Server

A company I work for has a VPN connection at the office and from time to time I need to pull firmware, software, or various documents from them. Other times there are a couple Linux servers on the local network that I need to work on so I can either SSH from the outside or create a VPN connection and hit the devices through the local network. The amount of data I am pulling from the local network has become more frequent so I needed to find a way to not have to create a VPN connection from my laptop so often and was thinking that it would probably just be easier to connect my Linksys WRT600N router running dd-wrt firmware to the office VPN server. This way I would always have a connection to the office without having to interrupt work and create a PPTP VPN connection.

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Google Calendar Sharing: Share This Calendar With Everyone In The Domain Example

Google calendar is a great way to share calendars company wide or with multiple people outside of the company you work for. I have started using Google calendar for everything and Sync between my Outlook, Blackberry, iPod Touch, and Google Calendar to make sure I always know what I am supposed to be doing. One feature Google calendar provides is the ability to make calendars public or if you host your domain on Google Apps to share the calendar with the entire domain.

For the User Providing the Secondary Calendar to Domain Users:

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Network Port Scanning With iPhone, Network Discovery with iPod Touch, Network Troubleshooting with iDevices

I purchased an amazing application from the iTunes store tonight for my iPod Touch called iNet created by Banana Glue. In a nutshell the application makes it very easy to discover all of the devices on the network that the iPhone or iPod Touch is currently connected to. It is by far the best forming application in this class that I have seen.

There are many things that make this application stand out above the rest. The iNet home screen provides links to the each task including Scan Network, Ping, Bonjour Browser, Wak on LAN, Device Info, and Settings. Below I will provide a brief explanation of each of these tasks.