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TL-MR6400 4G LTE Router

300Mbps Wireless N 4G LTE Router

3 x 10/100Mbps LAN Ports, 1 x 10/100Mbps LAN/WAN Port,
1 SIM Card Slot

Mobile network support: 3G/4G LTE networks

Speed: 300Mbps at 2.4GHz

Encryption: 64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK

Firmware Version: 1.0.19 Build 181219 Rel.59200n
Hardware Version: MR6400 v2 00000000

basic router functions; works well with simyo sim

Printers: HP Officejet Pro 8610

HP Officejet Pro 8610

Multi-function Printer and Scanner with Ethernet, WiFi and USB connection.

 works well with Windows XP and Windows 7, 8 and 10

 Ethernet IP-connection issues may occur in some office environments (add a switch or router to fix it)

Canon PIXMA MG5752

Canon PIXMA MG5752

Inktjet printer/scanner/copier

USB and WiFi connection:

PIXMA Cloud Link ; Canon PRINT /SELPHY ; Plug-in Canon Print Service (Android) ; Google Cloud Print ; Apple AirPrint ; Wi-Fi Direct

Medion Akoya

Medion Akoya p7818 (MD 99095)

Intel Core i5-3210M, 8 GB RAM, 2,50GHZ, 64Bits
750 GB HD + 32 GB SSD, Nvidia GeForce 730M
17,5inch screen

w10

This system is initially installed with

 Windows 8 and is upgraded to Windows 10 Home

Good performance and price/quality.

 

Synology DiskStation DS416

Synology DiskStation DS416

  • Dual-core CPU 1.4 GHz with hardware encryption engine
  • CPU Model – Annapurna Labs Alpine AL-212 – 32-bit – 1 GB DDR3
  • Dual LAN with failover and link aggregation support
  • Over 221.05MB/s reading, 139.51MB/s writing
  • Four Drive Bays
  • Three USB 3.0 Ports – 1 front and 2 rear
  • Current version: DSM 6.2-23739

NAS with excellent performance, security features, convenient web interface, good external USB drive support and optional application packages, easy drive mounting.

Built-in support for “Free DNS” DDNS service

DSM 6.2-23739 includes Logitech Media Server package version 7.9.1-168 which works fine with the iTunes plugin enabled and handles correctly all playlists:

Logitech Media Server Version: 7.9.1 – 1504317335 @ Mon Sep 4 22:13:00 UTC 2017
Perl Version: 5.24.0 – arm-linux
Database Version: DBD::SQLite 1.34_01 (sqlite 3.7.7.1)

iPAD users can use the SqueezePad app to remotely control the Logitec Media Server.

iPhone users can use the iPeng app to remotely control the Logitec Media Server.

ASUS Notebook A541UA

ASUS Notebook A541UA

Intel Core i5-6200U Processor, 2.3GHz (3M Cache, up to 2.8GHz)

w10

This system was initially with Windows 10

good performance – plastic finish makes it less endurable

Brother MFC-L2700DW

Brother MFC-L2700DW

Multi-function printer, scanner, copier and fax with Ethernet, WiFi and USB connection.

works well with Windows 10, MacOS, iOS and Android, full network and airprint support (wifi and wired); easy and efficient functions; document feeder works well; recto-verso printing

Security Incident

becloudWho deals in Belgium with security incidents?

The Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium (CCB) is the central authority for cybersecurity in Belgium:

Companies can get help from “The Cyber Security Coalition” and should contact CERT.be to report a security incident.

Individuals can get security advice from Safeonweb.be.

Victims of misleading practices, fraud or swindle in Belgium can report their case on meldpunt.belgie.be.

meldpunt

Protection of Privacy in Belgium is addressed by CBPL.

Europol Public Awareness and Prevention Guides

 

VPN Clients with Synology

VPN Clients with Synology

Synology can connect to the Internet through the OpenVPN protocol.

Configure the network interface and create a VPN profile:

for VyprVPN follow the “VyprVPN OpenVPN Setup for Synology NAS instructions

for NordVPN follow these instructions.

select the recommended server

the OpenVPN configuration files can be downloaded here: https://nordvpn.com/api/files/zip

Once the profile is created you can enable the connection.

 

 

 

MacOS Data – Housekeeping !

Mac users may have lots of valuable data stored on their precious device. Unless you are sharing this data on a cloud, you are prone to data loss. Here are some housekeeping rules I am using to mitigate the risks of such data loss, without the use of cloud services, but relying on my own external hard drives.

The foundation of a good housekeeping is your folder organisation: keep oversight of where your files are stored. Mac OS will help you and will suggest the default locations for pictures, movies, music and documents. It is wise to use these locations and create any subfolders according to your needs. Mail files, Contacts and Calendar data are stored in (hidden) Library folders (read also “Mac OS X file locations“) and are not easy to locate. Hence, I use an alternative way to backup and archive this information:

Mail files

Select Inbox and use the “Export Mailbox” function in the Mailbox tab to save the file in a dedicated folder (e.g. a Documents subfolder named ‘mailbag’). You need to repeat this for each mailbox, including the folders ‘On my Mac’. If you are short on internal disk space, you may opt to export the files directly to an external drive (either USB- or network-attached).

Contacts files

Use the “Export” to “Contacts Archive”  function in the File tab to save the file in a dedicated folder (e.g. a Documents subfolder named ‘mycontacts’). If you are short on internal disk space, you may opt to export the file directly to an external drive (either USB- or network-attached).

Calendar files

Use the “Export” to “Calendar Archive”  function in the File tab to save the file in a dedicated folder (e.g. a Documents subfolder named ‘mycalendar’). If you are short on internal disk space, you may opt to export the file directly to an external drive (either USB- or network-attached).

Backup your files

Make regular backups of your data on an external drive and store it in a safe place.