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ACCC Monitoring broadband performance

The Australian Federal Government announced a scheme to bring ISPs to account so that they are providing and provisioning enough bandwidth on the NBN and they have setup a broadband monitoring program. I decided to be part of this program, and I have received a monitoring box from Sam Knows One. SamKnows One is a platform that contains a comprehensive set of tools that allows you to measure and analyse your broadband performance, across fixed, mobile and Wi-Fi services. It has a web-based portal that you can use to analyse your measurement results.

The box records the data, and then ACCC have access to this data as well to determine how well the carrier is giving you the performance.

These are some photos how it looks like, and the web portal how performance is measured etc, its quite useful, so you can keep track of your performance. In my scenario my Telstra 100/40 NBN Fibre service is being measured.

If you would like more info on this program see https://www.accc.gov.au/consumers/internet-phone/monitoring-broadband-performance

  

 

 

 

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Cisco VPN Client on Windows 10

Need to use the Cisco VPN Client in Windows 10? There is a way to get it working on Windows 10… but it just involves a few additional steps..

  1. Run the installer vpnclient-winx64-msi-5.0.07.0440-k9.exe
  2. Install dneupdate64.msi
  3. Edit the registryWith Regedit open, locate the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and click the drop-down icon. Then do this again for System, CurrentControlSet, Services, and finally, CVirtA.
    From there, double-click DisplayName and change the value data to “Cisco Systems VPN Adapter” (without quotes) if you’re using the x86 32-bit version of the software or “Cisco Systems VPN Adapter for 64-bit Windows” (again, without quotes) if you’re on the 64-bit version.

    For reference, the original value data entry should look like this:
    32-bit (x86): @oem8.ifn,%CVirtA_Desc%;Cisco Systems VPN Adapter
    64-bit (x64): @oem8.ifn,%CVirtA_Desc%;Cisco Systems VPN Adapter for 64-bit Windows

    Once you’ve made the appropriate changes to your registry, restart Windows and you’re done.

Hope this has helped you install it on Windows 10 🙂

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The all new iMac Pro

I have just got the new Apple iMac Pro, and here it is I have taken some photos of it, and it simply looks beautiful. The model I got is the following:

– 3.0GHz 10-Core Intel Xeon W processor with Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz
– 64GB of 2666MHz DDR4 ECC memory
– 2TB SSD
– Radeon Pro Vega 64 with 16GB of HBM2 memory
– Magic Mouse 2 + Magic Trackpad 2 — Space Grey
– Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad — US English — Space Grey
– Accessory Kit
And you know what I like about it, is that its damn fast.. and lovely to work with.. and almost will bankrupt you 🙂 haha.. .
Also to go along with it I got the … Creative Sound Blaster X7 external soundcard which is a must if you love your audio 🙂
This baby has a 10Gigabit network card, thats right you heard it, a 10Gigabit NIC!! However Im still using my Cisco 2960X to plug into it at 1G.. now if only Cisco has to release a 2960X 10gig version 🙂
           
Here is the video opening the box on the iMAC
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