Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Broadband Internet Problems

As we become more reliant on the use of internet for homes and business needs, there are significant issues being faced daily due to broadband internet problems. Over the last few years, the growth in technology has driven traditional network speed to a grinding halt, with many Internet Services providers now scratching their heads as to how best to meed demands for greater internet speed due to sever broadband problems.

Many computer users in the UK feeel like sitting ducks as there are no real support for the many broadband problems they are facing, espcially when not getting desired support from their ISP to rectify complicated or the simplest internet connectivity issues. Even with the birth of fibre broadband across the capital many areas are yet to enjoy the benefit of what its like to finally overcome long standing broadband internet problems which has for many, had resulted in years of uncessary frustrations due inadequate coverage or poor internet speed coming into their properties.

Finding a reliable broand intenet support comany is like goal for many of these home and business users as they now have the voice to finally understand and challenge previous technical jargon thrown on them in the face of technology ignorance.

For many of these internet users, technical conversation regarding broadband internet problems is like mumbo jumbo and tweedle-dom messages that makes absolutely no sense, which leave many conversations conculded and leave cuch users like sitting ducks.
 Broadband Internet Support London - Home and Business Users

Broadband Troubleshoot

Typical problems broadband internet problems faced by home and business users includes:
  • I can't connect to the Internet
  • I can connect but the connection is slow
  • I have internet problems but not sure how to describe

Typical Broadnband Performance Pain Points & Considerations

  1. Number of connected internet users - in this case, considing the UK
  2. Number of devices connected throughout the UK
  3. Average Internet Connection Speed in London
  4. Fastest Internet Connection Provider
  5. Areas Worst Impacted by Broadband Internet Problem

BT Outage Map (click on the image)

Speedtest Mac from the Past

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Do you Remember the Netgear 108Mbps Wireless Firewall WTG624 v3 Router?

There were times when the this Netgear firewall router was seriously sought after, due to its unique security functionalities, size and network bandwidth capabilities.

So, how has things changed since this firewall router was top of the chart? We'll let you in on some of the most modern secrets driving network technologies and security requirements:

  1. Most network routers are now capable of delivering wireless bandwidth within the wireless N range, with speeds of up to 1300Mbps compared to 108Mbps.
  2. The advent of fibre broadband, mobile apps and responsive websites do not present any critical issues, but have minor impacts on internet connectivity within the home.
  3. Security protocols have now advanced to include TKIP and WPA2 alongside the once popular WEP shared wireless security key.
  4. There are different colour routers of the same size - seriously, some people are very fussy about colours of their gadget, so we have to bring it to your attention!

So what are the key selling points of the Netgear 108Mbps Wireless Firewall WTG624 v3 Network Router and where can you get one to buy for old times sake?

Firewall Router - Netgear WTG624 Cable RouterProduct Information
The NetGear WGT624 Wireless-g Router is a wireless-g router that comes with stateful packet inspection (SPI) and network address translation (NAT) to provide secure connectivity.

This NetGear router uses NAT firewall with multi-virtual private network (VPN) pass-through for added protection against Internet attacks. The NetGear WGT624 Wireless-g Router uses Super GTM Technology to deliver speeds of up to 108 Mbps, and provides lag-less multimedia streaming over long ranges.

This wireless-g router supports up to 253 networked computers, and auto-partitioning on each port. Last, this NetGear router supports MAC Address Control and Wireless Access Control (SSID), and is Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) Pre-shared Key upgradable.

Product Identifiers
Brand Netgear
Model WGT624

Key Features
Wireless Technology - Wireless G
Wireless Speed 108 Mbps
Port Speed 10/100
Connectivity Wired & Wireless
Router Functionalities DHCP Server, Firewall, VPN Pass-Thru, Wireless Access Point
Port Qty 4-port Built-In Hub
Antenna Type Detachable Antenna x 1

LAN Interfaces 10/100 Base-T, 10/100M
WAN Interfaces 1 x 10/100 Base-T
Console Port Type Ethernet RJ-45

WLAN Standards IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11g/b

General Protocols DHCP, IP, IPSec, L2TP, PPPoE, PPTP, TCP
Remote Management Protocols HTTP
Routing Protocols Static Routing
VPN Protocols IPSec, IPSec Pass-Thru, L2TP, L2TP Pass-Thru, PPTP Pass-Thru

Firewall / VPN
Firewall Features Content Filtering, DoS Prevention, MAC Address Filtering, NAT, Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
VPN Encryption WPA
VPN Tunnels Up to 2 VPN Tunnels
VPN Protocols IPSec, IPSec Pass-Thru, L2TP, L2TP Pass-Thru, PPTP Pass-Thru

802.11b Data Rates 11 Mbps, 5.5 Mbps, 2 Mbps, 1 Mbps
802.11g Data Rates 108 Mbps, 54 Mbps, 48 Mbps, 36 Mbps, 24 Mbps, 28 Mbps, 12 Mbps, 9 Mbps, 6 Mbps, 5.5 Mbps, 2 Mbps, 1 Mbps
Nonstandard Data Rate 108 Mbps (802.11a), 108 Mbps (802.11g), 54 Mbps (802.11g)
Security WEP, WPA, WPA - PSK, WPA2
WEP Encryption Length 128 bit, 152 bit, 40 bit (=64 bit)

Other Features
LED Indicators Activity, Link (Per Port), Power, Speed, Test / Diagnostic, WLAN (Wireless LAN)
Included Adapter PCI Wireless Adapter
Additional Features Auto Crossover (MDI/MDI-X), DMZ Support, UPnP Certified

Height 1.1 in.
Width 6.9 in.
Depth 7.41 in.
Weight 0.66 lb

Release Date (Year) 2003

So where can you get one of these Netgear 108Mbps Wireless Firewall WTG624 v3 Network Router to buy?

We have see this firewall router on eBay with the started network security features and it's likely that they will continue to exist within newer products.

So, if you are looking to setup a wireless network or improve system security against identity theft, hacking or other crucial security requirements, let Solid Rock IT UK help you progress the design, implementation and support every step of the way.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Samsung Galaxy Note Tablet Models

There are numerous models and sizes for the Samsung Galaxy Note range, including:
  • Galaxy Note 8.0
  • Galaxy Note 10.1
  • Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition

  • Galaxy Note Repairs London
    Samsung Galaxy Note are based on the popular Android Operating System which like Microsoft Windows has grown to dominate the tablet world and smartphone domains. All Samsung Galaxy phone and tablet devices are produced and marketed by Samsung Electronics. 

    The Samsung Galaxy Note models have huge market success due to massive improvement in technological capabilities, processing speeds and storage capacity which are the key features that users desire when choosing a tablet type and make.

    To date, the most popular Samsung Galaxy Note model we have come across is the 10.1-inch model which exist as the 2014 Galaxy Note Edition. Solid Rock IT UK also discovered that for simplicity, many users are now turning to the Galaxy Note 8.0, due its pocket size capability, which means music and other audio media can be listened whilst this portable computer is neatly tucked away in the pocket or small luggages. Galaxy phablet siblings are also now becoming main stream devices, with many sporting the long awaited S-Pen stylus.

  • Later Galaxy Note generations have distinct features which makes them more desirable than their predecessor. At Solid Rock IT UK, we offer Tablet Screen Repairs for all the Samsung Galaxy models, including those that referenced in this post. Call us now on 07951 878 703 or simply request your Professional Samsung Galaxy Tablet Screen Repair today.

Monday, 27 April 2015

Google Fi Project

Google Fi Project
Google investing in their own WIFI, with the "Fi" system which piggyback on the Sprint and T-Mobile network. So, what is the Project Fi?

Google acknowledge Project Fi as a program to explore and introduce new ideas which takes wireless experience to another level. Tablet and smart watch users, look out...

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

CCTV Camera Default Password Compromise

Nearly 1 in 50 homes across London now have CCTV camera solutions installed for protection against intrusion, yet there are fundamental flaws with many of the popular IP cameras due to user installation errors.

It is alarming to know that some online sites are now using this lack of security to "Peep inside secured zones" and observe personal activities within home and offices This became such an alarming issue that many news channels had to deliver a public broadcast for prompt user action and increased public awareness.

To get an idea of over 77,000 camera online visitors could view online from a single website, check out this CCTV Camera link.

Thankfully, Solid Rock IT UK is here to help, with professional CCTV installation for home and offices, available as direct cable CCTV configuration, or IP CCTV camera implementation.

Our CCTV camera solutions are designed to protect and alert you of possible intrusion and we pride ourselves with security at the forefront of everything we do.  This means that customers can also benefit from post-installation care in the form of support contracts or "pay-as-you-go" services for dedicated maintenance where required.

To discuss your specific CCTV installation or support needs, simply call us now on 07951 878 703. Alternatively,
CCTV Camera Installation & Maintenance London

Monday, 30 June 2014

Apple Mac Floppy Drives - The Wonder Years

Floppy drives are becoming ever scarce as advancements in technology promotes newer products on the market for improved productivity.

The Lacie YD-U800_FDSK hard drive is one that really does stand out from the pack, based on its luminous appearance and massive uptake within the Mac market segments in years past. Although not so popular these days, the Lacie YD-U800 still hold its value as it seems to look better with the passing of each month.

We believe there will be a time where these Lacie YD-U800 floppy disk drives will become a vintage relic of unbelievable high value.

The Lacie YD-8U00 - 3.5 "USB Floppy Drive is mostly promoted for Apple Power Mac G3, G4, and G5 Mac Pro models although you can easily use it on laptops and PCs too.

When was the last time anyone used a laptop floppy disk to read or store information, even if it is just for fun?

Important Features of the Lacie YD-U800 Floppy Disk (or Floppy SuperDrive???)

So, the official sales pitch may be presented like this: The Lacie YD-U800  floppy drive easily boasts a standard USB connector and a flat external 3.5 inch floppy diskette drive with a transparent case finish.

This USB floppy drive is suitable for older styles Power Mac and iMac models, including Power Mac G3, iMac 1st generation and the iBook G3 clamshell design.

The Lacie YD-8U00 floppy drive drive read and writes to standard 3.5 "HD floppy diskettes should also work on PC although this test has not been carried out.

So What Exactly Does a Floppy Drive Looks Like - New School Techie Help Given Here.

There are really not many of these floppy drives around anymore, but we successfully founr one that we would like to promote. If you have never seen a floppy drive, perhaps we can encourage you to look at this Lacie YD-U800 US Floppy Drive for inspiration and knowledge.

We have to stop this post here now, as this post was only meant to introduce the YD-U800 USB floppy drive.

Check out our range of services and see how best Solid Rock IT UK can help you today. 

Friday, 28 March 2014

Solid State Hard Drive Concepts

The idea of using a solid state hard drive in your mac presents an interesting solid rock concept, not readily accepted by many IT professionals.

Solid Rock IT UK offers same day onsite SSD hard drive upgrade services for individuals and businesses across London, with qualified engineers to help with hardware replacement every step of the way. Because we are Solid Rock, then hard drive upgrade for solid state devices fits our profile perfectly.

Which SSD Hard Drive to Choose to Ugrade your Computer?

Now, there are different capacity SSD Drive and with recent development in technology, their speeds have also been increasing drastically to keep up with demands for rich media and higher data read/write speed requirements.

If you are planning a hard drive upgrade from traditional mechanical to the state of the art (Solid State Device - SSD - then, Solid Rock IT UK may be yout best bet for advice, support and services.

What Does SSD Hard Drive Looks Like?

For those not familiar with the look or concept of SSD hard drive, we've included an image to align your imagination.
SSD Hard Drive Upgrade for Speed and Capacity Needs

Devices that Uses SSD Hard Drives

SSD Hard Drive is gradually becoming the prefered choice for faster starting computers, laptops and Apple Macs. Where the traditional 3.5 inch SSD Hard drive is not available, users and technical support personnel have find easy alternatives to bridge this gap by using 2.5" SSD with internally mounted Caddies.

This concept work really well, making SSD an even greater hit among those would would not otherwise consider this as an option due to cost and installation complexities. Moreover, SSD Hard Drive has been improving in stability, thereby making the need to rely on traditional mechanical hard drive less favorable.

Solid Rock IT UK has a SSD Hard Drive Upgrade scheme for the next few months and it would be good for you to let us help you. to find out how we can upgrade your SSD hard drive to match your GB capacity and speed requirements, simply contact us on 07951 878 703. alternatively Get your SSD Hard Drive Upgrade Quote today.