For far too long I’ve been derelict in my duties as a blog owner. I became lazy and complacent and allowed my blog to become a collection of my social media postings instead of what it should have been. A blog is place to share your thoughts and ideas. It’s meant for more that 140 word tweets, and mindless re-sharing of other peoples posts. So Today I’m taking back my blog. I’m going to start posting my thoughts and feelings once again. I’ll be sharing my tutorials and anything else that comes to mind because that is what my blog should have been all along.
So I heard about some argument Time Warner Cable is having with CBS. Because of this if you’re a TWC subscriber you will be blocked from watching videos on their websites. We have TWC internet (due to lack of choice). We live in Cincinnati, so we’re not even residents of one of the so called affected markets. If they are hoping to garner support from customers for their side this is a horrible way of going about it. Consumers in general could give two shits about whatever these two are fighting over.
P.S. if you’re really desperate to view one of their shows I suggest using a proxy or VPN. I tested it with Private internet access VPN and the video played fine.
The following is help list to get anyone started with cutting their cable T.V. cord.
Streaming T.V. Boxes:
A Streaming media box is a little box you connect to your t.v. which connects to the internet either wirelessly or with an ethernet cable to stream internet media to your television.
Ok so after months of not being able to figure out why I couldn’t enable port forwarding on my TP-Link TL-WR1043ND router and not being able to remotely access my playon & plex media servers, I was able to get finally get it working.
I discovered that the cause of all my woes was the Motorola SBG6580 modem That Time Warner cable gave me. What I discovered was that it was working like a firewall & keeping my real router for doing what I wanted it to do. Thankfully that”s all fixed now.
After much googling I discovered that what I needed to do was get the modem into bridge mode. Basically the modem has 2 MAC Addresses, 1 for the actual modem (WAN MAC) and 1 for the internal router (LAN MAC). Time Warner Cable provisions the MAC address (LAN MAC) of the internal router to have access on their network and any other MAC Address such as that of your PC or router, will simply not work.
When you enable bridging mode and turn the device into a cable modem, you’re then passing along your computers and/or routers MAC Address, which is not provisioned in their system. They will refuse to provision a new MAC address over the phone and your modem wont go online. To fix this and have your modem go online, follow these steps:
So now I have a working router and can actually utilize my playon and plex media servers from locations besides my local lan.
So I fnally managed to get my new computer all built and put together. The only problem I have is my front audio ports don’t seem to work. I know I have them plugged in correctly, but after searching google it appears this seems to be a common issue with this case. Luckily I have a razer lycosa keyboard so I just use the audio ports on it instead. Seems to work fine. Here is a picture of my new rig.
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So with Guild Wars 2 coming out and my current computer being about 4 years old and not really on the high end The hubby & I decided it was time for me to have a new one.
I’ve been feeling lonely lately. It’s hard to be at home by yourself a good portion of the time. I mean granted I have the internet, but that really is no replacement for a real connection with another person. I just hate when Mark has to go work because most days feel really long and it seems like the weekends go bye too fast 🙁 .