- The Northeast area MediaOneRR primary DNS server recently went on the fritz for
a few days, and suddenly I had calls from clients, complaining that their Sygate Clients
could no longer get mail or access the web. Go
here to find out why and how to fix it!
- If you have:
- an IBM/Compatible PC with a 286 or higher processor with;
- 1MB of RAM and;
- <1MB or hard drive space or 1 bootable floppy and;
- MSDOS 5.0 or higher and a;
- VGA adapter
then you can have a free NAT based router! Check
this page for the scoop!
7 Sept 1999
- Hope those of you in the US enjoyed the Labor Day long weekend! I've
updated the UG3000 review with some information about its upcoming VPN
capability. Check here
for the info.
3 Sept 1999
- I've taken a look at two hardware routers, the new UMAX
UGate 3000, and Nexland's ISB2LAN.
Click on the links above to go to the reviews.
30 Aug 1999
-The folks at UMAX
have been busy and it looks like they've come up with another winner! Take the
popular UGate-Plus, add a 4 port 10/100 autosensing hub, garnish with a dynamic
DNS service (courtesy of TZO),
and you've got a tasty treat - the UGate 3000!
Ok, maybe you'd better not eat it, but it looks like it'll share your
Cable or DSL modem connection with style! Go here to
read the Press Release, or here
to see the specs.
29 Aug 1999
- Another helpful reader clued me to the fact that the Internet Sharing Software
supplied with the Intel Anypoint phone-line networking kit does not
"transparently" handle "one-way" or telco-return cable modems.
You need to manually initiate the telco-return dialup connection on the machine that ISS
is running on, since ISS will not automatically do it from a Client request.
If that's not a satisfactory solution for you, you can still use the
adapters, but you'll need to purchase another sharing software solution.
Read the Anypoint review here,
and read about sharing software solutions for telco-return cable modems here.
28 Aug 1999
- A helpful site visitor passed on his solution to getting his second purchased
IP address to work. Go here
for the info.
21 Aug 1999
- Well, things have been busy at timhiggins.com. We'll be relocating to the
Charlottesville VA area at the end of September and preparations for the
move and final visits to clients are taking most of my time.
Rest assured that timhiggins.com will remain up and running during the move, although my
response time to your email will be a bit slow.
- Stuck with two of the same type of NIC and having trouble telling them
apart when trying to setup your sharing? Try
- Are you running Linux or other unix variant, but can't figure out how to
set it up to share your Internet connection? You might want to try JSentry
from Telra Software. It's a Java based proxy server and is available for
Linux, Unix and Windows. Go here
for more info.
- I've added some information
to help "one-way" or "telco-return" cable modem users use this site.
1 Aug 1999
- We've had the BeadleNet SOHO2000 in for an evaluation and it works well, but
some aspects of it just don't sit right. Read
the review to see what we mean!
- We've joined the CNET affiliate program, so you'll notice links to CNET
news and Shopper.com as you travel around the site. Let me know if you have
problems with any of the links or what you think of them.
- Have a laptop that you need to move between your shared home network and
your office? Check this new page.
- I've made some changes to the Share
your Internet Connection start page to make it easier to find information
about MacOS and Linux solutions. I've also added a page of DSL
- Having trouble setting up your UMAX Ugate Plus? Check here for some setup tips.
- Many people have problems getting a second NIC into their system. Try this new help page.
24 July 1999
- The move to the new webhost is done and I'm settled in. My new webhost is Media3.
18 July 1999
- We're in the process of moving to a new webhost, so please bear with us over
the next few days, if the site is unavailable at times and the URLs look a little
11 July 1999
- My sincere apologies to those of you who could not reach the site during
Saturday and Sunday 10-11 July. This was due to problems with my webhost.
- Webgear looks like they've been busy! They have branched out from
their parallel port wireless networking product offerings and have introduced PCMCIA card
based products that use 2.4GHz technology. They also will soon (August 99) have a
USB version of their older 900MHz product. Check
out their site for more info.
8 July 1999
- Just reviewed the Intel AnyPoint Home Network phone-line adapter product.
This is one I'd buy for myself!
Check out the review.