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  • Qtn: When Is An Ethernet Switch Not An Ethernet Switch?

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 05 Feb 2010
  • Answer: when it's a power supply.Just released the latest test report for HP on its ProCurve 2520 Ethernet switch - - and the point of interest ...

  • How Many 3G Dongles Do You Need?

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 27 Jan 2010
  • Travelling Cross Country (in the train sense too) today twixt West of Yorkshire and Abingdon for a meeting; as ever lots to do, report adds/changes, presentations, emails to send and receive. So, ...

  • Is No News Really Good News?

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 15 Jan 2010
  • It's the middle of January now and, since snow and tragic earthquakes do not qualify as mainstream networking news, I've been patiently waiting for some news to appear in the networking world so ...

  • Snow Kidding - I come back to ski season and FTTH... Plus Wine!

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 23 Dec 2009
  • Back from yet more travels.Escaped the UK just as the snow started to fall. Got back to Andorra to a sparking sunny day... it didn't last - heavy snow fell during the night and hasn't stopped much ...

  • What Cost An Enterprise Firewall?

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 23 Nov 2009
  • Networking products and services typically have three stages in life - technology, commodity and freebie. Then a slow, lingering death.In the case of the firewall, the "personal" edition has been - ...

  • ZeroCom

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 12 Nov 2009
  • So it looks like the end of another era - that of 3Com - with the announcement that HP is buying what was once THE shining light of Ethernet(working) for $2.7bn. Even if the company that the French ...

  • Load-Balancing With That Tyson Feeling

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 09 Nov 2009
  • Following David Haye's Goliath-conquering exploits at the weekend it would be no surprise to see Mike Tyson attempt to come out of retirement once again, seeing a heavyweight champion whose head he ...

  • That Bloke Mal Ware Is A Real Threat

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 28 Oct 2009
  • Was chatting with Rik Ferguson of Trend Micro about the, er, no pun intended, trends of malware and other threats earlier this week.Rik highlighted the seemingly exponential growth in ...

  • Making The Point To Point

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 21 Oct 2009
  • No, we're not talking bizarre, middle-of-nowhere horsey meetings here but wireless broadband.

  • How Trendy Clouds Can Minimise Your Ether Footprint

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 14 Oct 2009
  • Cloud Computing - all marketing guff or reality? And, if it is the latter, then is it really the future?

  • No I'm Not Dead Honest, Just Suffering From Temporary Death By Travel...

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 09 Oct 2009
  • For anyone else who travels as much as I seem to at the moment, you have my deepest sympathies.Finally back "home" after over six weeks on the road, almost entirely in England. Well, at least I did ...

  • Load-Balancer On A Stick

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 11 Sep 2009
  • Terry Pratchett created rat on a stick for his Discworld novels, but my mates at jetNEXUS have gone one better with a load-balancer on a stick... the sense of a USB stick, or CD if you ...

  • I'm On The Train...

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 10 Sep 2009
  • So.Yet more extensive travelling and lack of Internet (I can't rate McDonald's free WiFi very highly based on recent experience - like going back to 2.4kbps dial-up - but now I am with, not one, ...

  • Still Summer - Still Cloudy...

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 21 Aug 2009
  • It's a very interesting scenario when you work for yourself and summer arrives.People go on holiday. Which is very annoying when:a) You're trying to finalise dates for the next series of test ...

  • Virgin 50 meg Broadband - Hows it going?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 14 Aug 2009
  • I know, it's been an age, and I have been very remiss. So how have things been going for me and my super fast connection?