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Home Network

We are heavily relaying on the network, or Internet.
Now I would like to share how I connect all my devices in my house.
Internet service is provided by Shaw. It is the only choice in my area.
Connection:
Coaxial cable connect the Modem from the wall. Then connect Modem and my Router A by network cable.
Router A is the heart of my network.
It provide wired connection to following devices:
Xbox
Media Player – Asus O!Play
Network Storage – DLink DNS323, 3.5TB, FTP, File sharing, and BT.
Voip Box A – iTalkBB, provide local phone service.
Voip Box B – SPA-2002, Long Distance Call Service.
Router A also provide Wireless connection to following devices with MAC address filter. Only allowed MAC address can connect it.
Desktop A, for my daughter Grace
Desktop B, for my wife, Vivian and daughter, Gloria,
Laptop
Netbook
iPod Touch
Cellphone A – LG Optimus One
Cellphone B – LG Shine Plus
Wii
DS lite – with a replacement case, still working.
DSi XL
Kindle Keyboard with Wifi
Router A has a wireless connection with Router B. Router B works as bridge.
Router B wired connects to Desktop C
Router B is also working as a printer server by connecting Laser printer with USB port.
Actually, Router A has a Gigabit Switch to extent the ports. Router A has 4 Lan ports only, by connect Switch to it, it can connect 7 devices.

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Dell XPS L502X (New XPS15)

Just got a Dell Laptop last week.
Dell XPS L502X
Description and order as below:
XPS 15
XPS 15, Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English $1,289.99 1 $1,289.99
XPS 15 XPS 15
Processor 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM processor 2.00 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 2.90 GHz
Memory 8GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 Memory
Keyboard Standard Keyboard – English
LCD 15.6 in HD WLED TL (1366×768) with Skype-Certified 2.0MP HD Webcam
Video Card NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M 2GB graphics with Optimus
Hard Drive 750GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive
Color Elemental Silver Aluminum
Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
Integrated Network Adapter Integrated 10/100/1000 Network Card
Adobe Reader Adobe® Acrobat® Reader
CD ROM/DVD ROM 8X Tray Load CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)
Sound JBL 2.1 Speakers with Waves Maxx Audio 3
Wireless Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000
Office Productivity Software (Pre-Installed) Microsoft® Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word & Excel w/ ads. No PowerPoint or Outlook
Anti-Virus/Security Suite (Pre-installed) McAfee SecurityCenter, 30-Days Trial
Battery 56 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
Service 1 Year Basic Mail-In Service Plan
Mobile Broadband No Mobile Broad Band Selected
Instant savings with your purchase. Offer Expires 20/09/2011 at 5 am EST. – $390.00
Subtotal: $901.19
Shipping and Handling: $0.00
Environmental Disposal Fee: $1.20
PST: $0.00
GST/HST: $108.14
Total: $1,009.33
Windows Experience Index rating is 5.9
Processor: 7.4
Memory:7.6
Graphics:5.9
Gaming Graphics:6.7
Primary hard disk:5.9


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How to prepare your business travel

When you prepare your business travel, you may need your laptop. There are some tips for you.
If you travel without your Laptops:

Set up guest PCs in your branch offices for on-the-go employee.
Transport data on thumb-drive storage devices.
Make enterprie apps accessible by Web browser.
Use SSL VPN connections for temporary PCs to ensure security. SSL performs a disconnection cleanup so work history is automatically scrubbed from borrowed PCs.
Carry a cell phone and PDA. Even if they’re relegated to checked baggage, they have a better chance of going undamaged.

What about you travel with Laptops

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