In addition to the Virtual Computing Lab, ECE distance students have access to a Linux and Solaris server farms. They can be accessed at the following locations:
- ECE Solaris Server Farm at compute.ece.ncsu.edu.
- ECE Linux Server Farm at grendel.ece.ncsu.edu.
These resources are presented in the Graduate Student Orientation.
The 2Wire 3800HGV-B Gateway web interface can be accessed through the following URLs:
- Use gateway.2wire.net to access the basic setup for the router.
- Use gateway.2wire.net/mdc to access the Management and Diagnostic Console (MDC). This is essentially the advanced configuration page.
The 2Wire Gateway does not include support for the popular DynDNS service. You’ll have to use one of the DynDNS Update Clients instead if you require this functionality.
AT&T technicians Tim and Leland came by the house today to install the newly unleashed U-Verse service, offering 10 Mbps downstream and 1.5 Mbps up. As advertised, it does exactly what it’s supposed to, as demonstrated by these Speakeasy Speed Test (Atlanta, GA) results:
While we did have a few issues with the account activation process, a quick call to Tier-2 technical support resolved the issue. The technicians were aware of registration problems through the web site, and with my permission tried a USB installation system of some sort at one point — however, it appeared not to work under Windows Vista.
Like many others in technical circles, I am worried about AT&T’s decision to provide fiber to the node (FTTN), versus Verizon’s FiOS, which offers fiber to the home (FTTH) with up to 15 Mbps both downstream and upstream. When I examined the signal tester that the technicians were using, I did observe a channel capacity of approximately 55 Mbps, so perhaps AT&T is simply testing the waters or provisioning for their television service.
Still, if your options thus far have been limited to Comcast, or 6 Mbps DSL, AT&T’s U-Verse may be just the ticket.
I turned 25 today and got an Xbox 360, which I promptly modded through a software-only firmware hack so that it would play burned DVD+DL games. The firmware installation required nothing more than simple disassembly of the Xbox 360, and then connecting its DVD-ROM to a standard PC with a Rosewill RC-212 PCI SATA controller to perform the update.
- Xbox 360 Premium: NTSC, HDMI
- Manufacturing Date: 2007-12-10
- Lot: 0749
- Team: CSON
- DVD Drive: BenQ VAD6038
- 175W Falcon
Thanks, Microsoft — it’s payback time!
Note: Obviously, I only intend to use this to play backups of original games that I have legally purchased, and absolutely would not download games that could be acquired illegally through torrent sites like Pirate Bay.