Hang onto your hats, IPv6 is going live! World IPv6 Launch Day is upon us!

We’ve waited with baited breath, through speculation and testing, and finally, the day has come for IPv6 to be enabled globally. That’s right, in just a few hours, the World IPv6 Launch will take place! There will be lots of fanfare, fireworks and world-wide celebration, and the internet will suddenly run better than it ever has!!!!¬†Okay, so maybe you won’t …

Is your business computer network ready for IPv6?

Get ready for a slew of IPv6 news topics because¬†World IPv6 Launch is right around the corner (June 6th, 2012). This means that a boat-load of ISPs will be flipping the switch and enabling IPv6 permanently on or before this magic date. A quick google search for IPv6 news will turn up lots of articles posted in the last few …

TP-Link Wireless N Router TL-MR320 lets you create a Wi-Fi hotspot just about anywhere

TP-Link just announced a new product in their stable of connectivity devices called the TL-MR3020 Portable 3G/3.75G Wireless N Router. This little gadget will allow you to plug your USB 3G modem into and it in turn lets multiple Wi-Fi devices to share that connection! Sure, there are other devices out there that do the same thing, but this one …

What does it mean when your ISP changes DNS servers?

I received a phone call from Charter Business earlier today reminding me that they have deployed new DNS servers and that I should adjust my equipment to use them. Fortunately, none of our equipment even looks at name servers other than our own in-house server. ¬†But does yours? First, let’s look at what DNS is…. The simple explanation is: DNS …

Cisco Small Business UC 300 VoIP system looks like a winner

The time has come to replace that old analog phone system in your small business and upgrade to VoIP (Voice over IP) technology! The prices have never been better. One interesting option is the Cisco Small Business Unified Communications 300 series. ¬†A few features include: Lower communication expenses Business-class calling and messaging Full key system and small private branch exchange …

Are you a hoarder? Sometimes it’s not a bad thing!

I believe when it comes to data, MORE IS BETTER! Yeah, so call me a hoarder, it’s okay. I have plenty of room and hard drives are cheap! Case in point… ¬†Yesterday I received a call from the IT administrator for a corporation based out of MA about a router that was down. When I arrived, I found an old …

The End Is Near! All IPv4 Addresses Now Spoken For

We knew the day was coming, and today we learned that it was sooner than later. IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority), the organization that manages IP addresses and domain allocations has assigned two IPv4 address blocks to APNIC (The Asian-Pacific Network Information Centre), which in turn has caused a provision in the IANA rules to go into affect, releasing the …

Upstate storms underscore need for computer backup solutions and UPS

Last night was scary for some people here in the Upstate of SC. Easley was hit hard in the business area of Main Street and Pendleton Street and residences along 135 by the passing storms. As I watched the news and saw the video footage of damage, I felt horrible for the business and home owners affected. We turned on …

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Protect your computers and servers from power issues with an UPS #lightning #greenville

If you live here in the Upstate of South Carolina, you probably enjoyed nature’s light show last night, but you might not have enjoyed it if your computer, server, network components or other sensitive electronics fell victim to one of the many strikes that occurred. While it is very difficult to protect yourself from a direct lightning strike, a modest …