Sunday Aug 30, 2009

FIOS, DNSmasq and DD-WRT

Moved to the wonderful world of FIOS this week. It is so nice to be speeding along at 25mbs and not have to share the pipe with my neighbors. Not that I am the hater type. But downloading CD's and DVD's for work is so much nicer now. Plus for the next 6 months I am saving like 90 dollars a month. Sweet.

DNSMasq is the best thing since sliced bread for home networks and more. I have been having trouble with my DNS server recently. Every OS upgrade breaks it. Tired of messing with compatibility issues. I started DNSMasq since it was already installed. I now am serving up internal addresses once again.

DD-WRT. Well it has so much promise. During an upgrade of my Linksys WRT310n router I managed to brick it. Do not ask. But their is this proceedure called 30/30/30. Basically hold the reset switch for 30 secs w/power applied. While holding the reset switch. Pull the plug for 30 secs. Then for the final 30 seconds plug the power back in while holding the reset switch. It managed to reset the OS back to a fresh copy. Nice.

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