networking

Should You Buy the iPad 3G or Wifi?

by Michael on May 25, 2011 · 1 comment

Having owned an iPad since the day they released the new version back in March, I’ve now had some time to think about my decision and even to cook up a bit of buyer’s remorse. It’s not that I don’t like it, because I do. It’s just that I’m starting to wish I had bought a different version.

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iPhone Won’t Connect to 3G Data Network

by Michael on March 20, 2011 · 0 comments

Either I’m cursed, or Apple quality control has gone way downhill. Last week I got a replacement for my iPhone with a dark spot on the screen. Sadly, the new one had a defective touchscreen that caused problems when typing. And now this…

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Review: D-Link DIR-655 Wireless Router

by Michael on December 30, 2010 · 2 comments

This review has been a long time coming, but I thought I’d go ahead and put it out there… Better late than never, right? The short version is that we’ve had the D-Link DIR-655 wireless router for a bit over a year, and we love it.

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Shortly after it was released, we bought Call of Duty: Black Ops for our Xbox 360. Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to find matches on Xbox Live. As it turns out, the problem was that our NAT was set to STRICT.

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This is mostly just a note to myself for future reference… We’ve been having trouble finding Xbox Live matches in Call of Duty: Black Ops. As it turns out, our NAT was set to strict, and we ended up getting stuck on “Finding Match Quality.”

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Shortly after it was released, we picked up a copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops for our Xbox 360. The game itself is a blast, but being able to play on Xbox Live was one of the biggest attractions, and we couldn’t get it to work.

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Error Accessing iTunes (-9807)

by Michael on June 12, 2010 · 0 comments

While trying to restore my iPhone earlier tonight (it’s a long story), I ran into an iTunes error that was preventing me from re-activating my phone. After a bit of digging, however, I stumbled onto the solution.

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After resisting the temptation for close to a year, I’ve finally decided to jailbreak my iPhone. My main motivation for doing this is to be able to tether my MacBook Pro to my 3G connection. I’d also like to be able to give me kids mobile internet access for their iPods and/or netbooks when we’re traveling.

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