Author Archives: sconrad

Disk file recovery

I worked on a failed Windows 7 hard disk for a client recently where there was no backup available. Major issue was the fact that the home directory was encrypted with a third party product. I mounted the encrypted drive … Continue reading

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Gordon power station

A small sample of pictures that I took on a recent work trip to Gordon Power station in Tasmania. I went up there to work on fixing some lighting systems but ended up inside Generator 2 to work on the … Continue reading

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A Berry big network. (Berry farm)

A new client has a requirement for using handheld wireless devices (2.4Ghz) over a very large area. Approx 700m wide x 950m long. One of the major obstacles is the lack of power, so we have had to design and … Continue reading

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Mikrotik USB 3G router config

Just whipped together a quick config to get a new Mikrotik HAP Lite AP connected to Telstra with ether 2,3,4,5 set to be a LAN bridge. This was using a Telstra Ultimate 4G USB dongle. /interface bridge add auto-mac=yes name=bridge-local … Continue reading

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Website hosting upgrade

Over the past few weeks all the existing website hosting infrastructure has been moved to new hardware on to a 1Gbps connection. The new hardware and software has state of the art security and firewall protection to help combat the … Continue reading

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PTMP solar repeater

Some days are just beautiful in winter. Here we are adding additional radio links to an existing solar powered radio site. All equipment is in the 5Ghz ISM band.

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12m climbable tower

Installation of a climbable tower in the NE of Tasmania with bridged 5.8Ghz and 24Ghz radios linking to a DR site 2km away. Photo’s taken at various stages of the build. We used Mikrotik routers to provide redundancy Main tower … Continue reading

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Dodgy electrical and data work

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If it looks bad, it more than likely is dangerous. Here are some examples of work that we have had to rectify recently.

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Application installer – Ninite

When building new computers for clients, I have use Ninite to deploy typical applications and it saves me truckloads of time. Check out the website https://ninite.com/

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Server has a weak, ephemeral Diffie-Hellman public key

So I came across this today when connecting to Ubiquiti Airvision NVR from Google Chrome. “Server has a weak, ephemeral Diffie-Hellman public key” The error relates to the Secure Sockets Layer encryption between the latest Chrome Browser and the Ubiquiti … Continue reading

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