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    SG is 19 yo

    Today marks 19 years since the SG domain was obtained, and exactly 20 years since I started with all these TCP/IP tweaks and publishing the info. Time Warner was beta-testing their first "Road Runner" cable modem pilot project in the Tampa Bay area in 1998 when it all started.

    I remember that public gateway IP being x.x.x.1 and my cable modem being at x.x.x.2 heh. Anyway, cheers to the regulars who are still around, and everyone that remembers the dawn of residential broadband
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    Happy birthday speedguide.net !

    Those were the "good ole days" when tweaking was a necessity.

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    Happy birthday, Speedguide and all!!

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    God, the Lancity cable modem days.

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    Oh man! I'm getting old!
    What brought me here to meet Philip and Ken? During the very first days of broadband, up here in New England, SNET was juuuuuust rolling out DSL. I was looking to upgrade our biz clients from having multiple dial up modems in various forms....to the higher speeds of DSL. (1.5 megs..woohoo!)

    Linksys had just rolled out its first couple of hundred BEFSR41 routers off the assembly line. The early firmware was buggy has heck. Business clients were heavy email users. The earliest versions of firmware on the routers had issues with MTU and other network related settings, and many email clients had problems sending email with files attached. Working with Linksys support over this...their support actually steered me over to Philip and his early patches for Windows, to adjust the MTU, and a tweaked windows system file, if I recall, vtcp386.sys or something similar.

    So that got me to come to this site many times back then to download those files to get clients PCs working...eventually Linksys got their firmware better, and by that time I discovered the forums and started hanging out.

    Met quite a few members over the years...aside from Philip and Ken quite a few times,
    Bouncer, YardofStuf, Noevo, BMED, (there was someone else from the Michigan meet and I apologize for not being able to remember) KoldKillah, Lefty, Meggie, MorbidPete, TinyTim,

    ...there's got to me at least another name or two I'm forgetting...
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    This thread got me thinking about some of my first posts. I went back and took a look at some of them just to see where my head was at that time. While going through them I found all sorts of funny, but dated posts....

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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    ..there's got to me at least another name or two I'm forgetting...


    I came here because I thought there were going to be refreshments.
    People will forget what you said... and people will forget what you did... but people will never forget how you made them feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadDoctor View Post


    I came here because I thought there were going to be refreshments.
    Oh there were....you just don't remember because we put mickeys in yours...you don't remember that morning you woke up with a sore butt?
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    Happy Bday Speedguide.
    I too started with Roadrunner cable.
    I remember the win98 days of scanning the WAN for other IPs on my cable block and then connecting to their computers and accessing files directly through IE4.
    Next came Black Ice Defender.
    Then the Linksys BEFSR41.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyT View Post
    Happy Bday Speedguide.
    I too started with Roadrunner cable.
    I remember the win98 days of scanning the WAN for other IPs on my cable block and then connecting to their computers and accessing files directly through IE4.
    Next came Black Ice Defender.
    Then the Linksys BEFSR41.
    Yeah, I remember that too, turning on File and Print sharing was enough to see other people's PCs on the node, lol.

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    Road Runner tech installing modem sent me here for tweaks. Beep-Beep!

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    Yep, found this place looking for tweaks after I got Roadrunner.
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    Happy B-Day SG!
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    ...you just don't remember because we put mickeys in yours...you don't remember that morning you woke up with a sore butt?
    *stomps hoof and shows green teeth*


    I saw the photos. No need to rub it in!!
    People will forget what you said... and people will forget what you did... but people will never forget how you made them feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    Oh there were....you just don't remember because we put mickeys in yours...you don't remember that morning you woke up with a sore butt?
    lol Maddoc did Bill Cosby give you a pudding pop?

    I was going to post a link to that thread, but the SG search results for "bullsh|t" were too numerous

    sometimes you have to think outside the box to get inside the box .

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    Well there was isp broadband expo at the local school in 1999 and I had to see what all the fuss was. I got a business card from a fella there who told me speedguide.net could help me as i was having lag issues. I had just purchased my top of the line pentium 266 with 32 mb of ram and a 4gb hard drive for only $2000.00

    I was going to post a link to that thread, but the SG search results for "bullsh|t" were too numerous

    sometimes you have to think outside the box to get inside the box .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy View Post
    I had just purchased my top of the line pentium 266 with 32 mb of ram and a 4gb hard drive for only $2000.00
    Sounds like a beast One of those "cartridge" slot processors if I remember correctly, I had an Athlon like that at some point in time around then.

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    Good times thinking back to those days.. just finished up a six week class remotely nationwide (WebEx) teaching the new version of CompTIA Security+ and referenced the site here. :-)
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    Cheers, thanks for the reference

    Speaking of security, we get quite a bit of traffic for the TCP/UDP ports database, we may have the most extensive one online.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip View Post
    Cheers, thanks for the reference

    Speaking of security, we get quite a bit of traffic for the TCP/UDP ports database, we may have the most extensive one online.
    YES! S.G. always comes up in Google searches.. I'll have to remember that next time to refer to my students. I'm also teaching the new CompTIA Cyber Security Analyst+ (CySA+) soon.. as I got that certification last year. Really good stuff.. all blue team / security operations center (SOC) related.
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