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cat likes routersYou know our stance on Routers. Recently we finally found a way to support them. Tomorrow (Tuesday) admin staff will be available between 4 pm to 8 pm in G-Raum (community room) just for you.

You will have the opportunity to bring your Routers (if they do yet not air the RAMNET WiFi) and get them configured for our network. Also you will receive direct support if somethings wrong with the config immediately. This is your best chance to hop on to the new network. In case you didn't know about our new system there is a news link here. We also have a positive list of routers here which already worked.

 

Some of you are getting moved to the new system tomorrow anyways, so if you have trouble moving over you can come as well.

 

As a side note: Everyone will be ported eventually, so this would be a good opportunity to get moved over on your own accord. So come see us!

 

Serverraum KlimaanlageC 02 logoMost of you probably don’t know, but for the last two years we wanted to have air conditioning in our server room. Not only because in the summer it can get pretty unworkable in there with up to 40 °C, those temperatures are also not good for hard drives, processors and for a battery backup. Three years ago in the summer there was a power outage in the ram. Our servers really don’t cheer when they are cut off from their power supplies, so we thought of getting a battery backup. But as mentioned batteries don’t take heat too kindly and only live half as long as they should, which is pretty bad considering you really need them when you are not expecting a power outage.

 

To cut a long story short we really needed air conditioning. Unfortunately there were a lot of delays with different things, but in the last month we finally got the ball rolling and everything kind of happened in a blink. For that we’d like to thank Dr. Vossen, again Elektro Franken, our facility manager, Dimitrij and last but not least Bücken GmbH, who installed our AC unit.

 

This was also the reason why there was no internet on Tuesday morning to afternoon. Mr. Bücken and one of his associates came in the morning, drilled two big holes through walls, and installed the AC unit in our server room and the split unit on the outside, which some of you may have already seen. We are now keeping IT cool.

 

So thank you, Bücken GmbH. We are now looking at installing an UPS for better outage safety.

 

Here are some impressions of the instalment.

 

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Elektro FrankenToday went over pretty smoothly, considering our announcement of no Internet today. We were able to bridge our electricity, so our servers could continue to run and provide you with an internet connection. Just for a short while this morning there was a short disconnect. 

 

Our mechanics from Elektro Franken installed a new distribution box in our server room, some new power lines and a lot of fuses for a safer electrical setup of our server and in preparation for the air conditioning, which should be installed early march. 

 

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We would like to thank Elektro Franken, and their team, our facility manger, and Dimitrij for the work and effort they provided. We now have a better documented, safer power grid, which makes future endeavours easier. 

Letzten Montag haben wir per Rundmail um Teilnahme an einer internen Umfrage gebeten. Zu dem jetztigen Zeitpunkt haben 54 Personen daran teilgenommen, was uns sehr freut. Wir möchten an dieser Stelle allen Teilnehmern danken. Wir haben gestern Abend die Ergebnisse besprochen und ausgewertet. Wir werden uns die Anregungen zu Herzen nehmen und "demnächst" eine zweite (verbesserte) Umfrage starten. Da hoffen wir, dass wir noch mehr Mitglieder erreichen.

 

Bis dahin!

 

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Everyone from House 152, don't buy one, get an awesome one for free, from us! Read here.

 

Known working models:

Prices are current estimates.

  • <BEST> TP-Link Archer C20i {93Mbit/s} [33€]
  • TP-Link Archer C2 {90Mbit/s} [66€]
  • TP-Link Archer C7 {100Mbit/s} [90€]
  • TP-Link WR740N (slow) [15€]
  • TP-Link WR800N (slow) [20€]
  • TP-Link WR841ND (even version 10!) (slow) {30Mbit/s} [18€]
  • TP-Link WR842ND
  • TP-Link WR941ND
  • TP-Link WR1043ND {50Mbit/s} [50€]
  • TP-Link WDR3600 {70Mbit/s}
  • TP-Link WDR4300 {80Mbit/s}
  • EasyBox 602/802
  • D-Link 524
  • FWR150
  • Edimax EW7416AP
  • Linksys Cisco WR54G2 {30Mbit/s}
  • Buffalo N300G {30Mbit/s}
  • Probably most of all TP-Link Routers!

 

Just bring them to us, and we check them really quick. Please reset the router to factory defaults before doing so.

 

Definitely not working:

  • TP-Link WR340G/+
  • TP-Link WR842N
  • TP-Link W700N
  • Any FritzBox
  • Speedport W700V
  • Netgear WNR2000
  • Netgear WNR2200

 

 

We may have found a solution for our 841 v10 problems. And many other problems as well.

If you have a TP Link 841 or any other (recent) TP Link WiFi Router we may be able to configure them. They just need to have a german or an englisch GUI (we also succeeded with chinese GUI)! And they need to be relatively new. Other brands may work as well.

 

Technical details: They need to have WPA2-Enterprise,  RADIUS function.

 

Just contact us or visit us next Tuesday and we might be able to set up your Router for our WiFi. You even might be able to do the steps yourselve with a little supervision from us as well.