Wot no dns lookup ?

A colleague and were discussing a failure for DNS lookup on an SBS 2003 server where the secondary dns was the local Vigor 2820 router. When testing nslookup it failed after the requisite 2 seconds. After restarting the dns service and client on the server – the same result was found. We discussed the options […]

Vigor 2850 and BT FTTC tip

The latest incarnation of the flagship router from Draytek provides good functionality at a good price. Specifically the ability to directly link to a Fibre To The Cabinet (FTTC) or vhdsl connection without the BT Openreach modem is a useful feature to give better visibility as the quality and speed of the connection. However there […]

Now you see it – Now you don’t (Broadcom cards and Vigor 2820 wireless)

I recently had issues with the reliability of Broadcom cards and Vigor 2820 wireless adsl routers. Specifically the Broadcom cards were embedded ones in two different HP laptops – a 6715S and a Touchsmart Tx2. Given the difference in the cards I was fairly convinced that the answer lay with the router – but the […]