Windows 8 on an Eircom Wifi Router

December 22nd, 2012 Posted in Internet | No Comments »

So I recently started using a Windows 8 laptop for a project I’m working on. Running it on the wifi at home was a bit of a pain until today when I finally looked in the logs on the router.

[IP] exceeds the max. number of session per host!

This message appeared quite a few times so a quick Google led me to this page on the Eircom forums. You can increase the number of Nat sessions on the router up to 4096.  I also disabled all the tiles (right-click and turn live tile off) which come as default. I’m guessing this caused the issue.

Have you experienced this as well? Am I barking up the wrong tree? Or just barking mad? :)

Btw, I’m not with Eircom. I’m just using the router as the Vodafone-supplied router was seriously cack. Now, if only UPC would come to my area…

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Union Hall to Glandore Swim 2012

May 27th, 2012 Posted in Ireland, Photography, Sports, Swimming | No Comments »
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Union Hall to Glandore 2012, a set on Flickr.

This is my second time doing the swim from Union Hall to Glandore. A good crowd assembled at the quay in Union Hall in a sunny but windy Friday evening. The wind was against us until the slight corner making it a bit choppy on until then. Added to that were the jellyfish half-way across. Nothing to the more seasoned long-distance swimmers in attendance but it was my first time experiencing them. Something I could do without or at very least I’d like to know what type of jellyfish are the bad type of jellyfish!

Next swim for me is probably the Myrtleville to Church Bay 2k swim in aid of the RNLI. See the Myrtleville Swimmers site for more info. Registrations must be in by email shortly and there are some pre-requisites in terms of swims completed but it’s only €10.

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Camera Found in Fota Gardens

July 13th, 2011 Posted in Ireland | 1 Comment »

*** Owner has been located and camera returned. Thanks to all on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ who RT’d and shared this link. ***

On July 1st, we found a camera in Fota Gardens here in Cork. Do you know these people or this location? My good wife thinks it’s in Cobh direction. There are a whole load of photos on the camera and I’m willing to bet they’re not stored on a computer so it would be nice to get this back in the right hands. If you know who they are you can contact me by leaving a comment, emailing me at photos at donal dot ie or on twitter where I’m @Donal.

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Ian Whitty – Fallen Stars in Late Night Bars

June 30th, 2010 Posted in corkgigs, Ireland, Live Music, Music, Photography, youtube | No Comments »

Ian Whitty and the Exchange performing Fallen Stars in Late Night Bars with images by yours truly from various gigs I’ve seen them play at.  Wonderful song from a must have album for any record collection, Lucky Caller No 9, available from his own site.

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Junior Meirelles in Lisbon

May 16th, 2010 Posted in International, Live Music, Music, Photography, Travel | No Comments »

Last September we headed over to Lisbon for a week and spent most of the week out in Estoril but had 2 nights in Lisbon itself first.  We managed to track down some live music at OndaJazz one of those nights.  Junior Meirelles played a chilled out solo set which made for a very enjoyable evening. Most of the rest of week was spent surfing so this was a great start to the holiday.  Lisbon and the coast is one place we’re definitely going to head back to.

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