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  1. Creating an Ethernet "data tap"

    Home Computing
    One device that's handy when working on network problems is something called a "data tap". This is inserted between two devices and a computer running Wireshark can then be used to monitor and analyze the traffic. A data tap can be made with a managed switch. A proper data tap will not allow...
  2. Home Network and Multiple Switches

    Home Computing
    Hi, I am upgrading my home network as I have run out of ports on my Cisco SG100-24 unmanaged switch. I have purchased another SG100-24 which will give me the ports required. My question is how best to connect them. I am currently using the Rogers CGN3 (in bridged mode) to a Cisco RV320 router...
  3. Hardware Installation

    Telus IPTV (also known as Optik TV)
    I have Telus Optik TV. The router that I have has wired connections for a fast ethernet 10/100. I would like to put in a gigabit switch for my LAN and then connect it to the Telus router box. Is there any issues that I should be aware of before I start changing things?
  4. 'Garage door Open' Andon light

    Home Automation and Security
    My neighbour left their garage door open overnight and lost some valuables in the process. I was thinking there must be a cheap circuit I can build that could detect when the garage door is open and illuminate a small LED in the house. Besides constantly opening the garage to check it's closed...
  5. Installation Questions - See Links in Post 1.

    Bell Satellite TV Hardware Installation Forum
    Edit by 57 - here's a link for the various LNBFs: 92XX series installation: 92XX/94XX Installation 101 - Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums Having read the topics of attaining satellite 82 after receiving satellite 91 the...