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Archive for March 18th, 2016

Highest peak power so far for 1060NP71 3.250kW: 2424 Watt

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/03/18

At 20160703, we had the highest peak power this year so far: 2424 Watt. It was for just a moment, but still (:

Source: 1060NP71 3.250kW | Live Output


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OpenVPN – How to connect to Access Server from a Mac – basically says use Tunnelblick

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/03/18

Nice summary for just saying “Use Tunnelblick

This howto article explains how to obtain and setup a Mac openvpn client to connect to the OpenVPN Access Server.

Source: How to connect to Access Server from a Mac


Posted in Apple, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, OpenVPN, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Power User | Leave a Comment »

TP Link ER5120 limitations: lacking and disturbing features

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/03/18

Mikrotik have statistics and way more features. The most lacking or disturbing features on the TP-LINK (none of which are mentioned in their documentation):

  • The documentation mentions you can enable Enable Bandwidth Based Balance Routing then select the WAN connections to combine but that doesn’t work at all, even if you follow the bandwidth steps carefully.
  • Balanced Routing work when you perform these steps as mentioned at time point 457 in this video
    • Enable Application Optimized Routing
    • Enable Bandwidth Based Balance Routing
  • Virtual-Server table can only handle 32 incoming port redirects; you get the message “Cannot add more than 32 Virtual Server entries” like in the picture below.
  • No IPv6 support
  • No way to show any statistics as graphs.
  • Every once in a while the web interface becomes really really slow which only a reboot can resolve.
  • You cannot have one of the WAN connections have multiple IP addresses.
  • Local DHCP clients are not added to the DNS proxy which means you cannot resolve them by name.
  • TCP Sequence Prediction: Difficulty=0 (Trivial joke)
  • You cannot configure how often to check WAN connections

On the other hand: when you do balanced routing indeed bundles all the WAN connections, configured Virtual Servers do work well and WAN specific routing settings to what they need to.

Source: Gigabit Load Balance Broadband Router TL-ER5120 – Welcome to TP-LINK

Verdict: fine for home use, not good for real multi-WAN use.


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Posted by jpluimers on 2016/03/18

After getting the pronunciation of bear wrong for the umpteenth time and searched for bear beer tear pear peer and more, I came across the below poem often wrongly attributed to George Bernard Shaw but in fact written by a Dutch guy: Gerard Nolst Trenité and called The Chaos.

Some videos: Bernard Shaw Poem English Pronunciation.

Here is the poem in full:

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