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Archive for January, 2009

Finding usernames through iTunes DAAP

Posted by on January 13th, 2009

Often on our local network, someone will start using up all of our outbound Internet bandwidth, and this leads to the network administrator’s dilemma: How do we find the user in question so we can thump them on the head to make them stop? This is a basic exercise in information gathering. For the most […]

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Netgear fixes WGR3500 bandwidth issues, somewhat.

Posted by on January 10th, 2009

On this page, Netgear releases Firmware version 1.0.30 for the WNR3500 router.  In my previous Apple Macbook Pro to Local network host (Mac Mini) testing, my top connection speed was around 2.4 Mbps. After the upgrade, it’s between 4.65Mbps and 7.5Mbps. Nothing near the promised speeds of 802.11N (300Mbit/sec), but I suspect that this is […]

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MacWorld 2009 is Upon Us

Posted by on January 5th, 2009

Image by Getty Images via Daylife Macworld 2009 is this week in my home town of San Francisco, and while we won’t have Jobs’ famous Keynote speech nor the participation of Apple this year, we will have the usual barrage of Macworld Parties. A great list of events and parties is right here. My week […]

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