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Download Location Of DD-WRT Linksys WRT600N BrainSlayer Firmware

I have put together some previous articles on upgrading the firmware on your Linksys WRT600N wireless router using various versions of DD-WRT. One thing I have not included in the articles is the specific DD-WRT download location for the firmware branch that I prefer which is called BrainSlayer. So below is a brief explanation of DD-WRT FTP structure where the WRT600N firmware is located.

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View Historical Bandwidth Usage On FortiGate 200A Including Amount Of Bandwidth Per Protocol

A company asked me to analyze some of their network traffic to verify some of the projects they are working on to cut costs won’t impact their business. One of the projects includes removing a 100 Mbps fiber connection to their colocation and replacing it with a cable modem that is asynchronous with 50 Mbps download and 5 Mbps upload. Unfortunately they do not have any solid historical network data capture software such as Cacti so before setting up such a service I had to provide initial data via what was available. One of the tools I was able to use was the dashboard data that lives in memory on their FortiGate 200A. Below is information on where to find this information in the FortiGate 200A dashboard.

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Set Time For Polycom SoundPoint Phones Via CFG Files, Override DHCP NTP Settings For SoundPoint Phones

While working on various things in a Asterisk VoIP deployment earlier I needed to override the DHCP NTP settings for a specific phone because this particular user was remote. The configuration file for their phone was actually using a different outbound proxy and SIP registration server address so they could operate remotely. One of the issues pointed out to me was the fact that the phone’s time was never correct and after some basic investigation I was able to locate the issue which is described below as well as how to override the DHCP NTP address settings via the Polycom SountPoint CFG (configuration) files.

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Upgrade Firmware On Linksys PAP2T-NA

I have a client with a Cisco 2811 with primarily Cisco 7960 phones configured off of it. Recently hey switched their telecommunications provider but didn’t get a POTS line for the fax machine. I am going to try to configure a PAP2T-NA to convert from SIP to POTS for the fax machine to see if it works but first wanted to make sure he PAP2T-NA had the latest and greatest firmware on it. Upgrading the firmware is really easy with an application that is downloaded with the firmware itself. Follow the directions below to upgrade the firmware on your Linksys PAP2T-NA.