Using BT Smart Hub (HH6) with Asus RT-AC68U or any other third party router

It is possible to use the BT Smart Hub (aka homehub 6) with your own third party router. However, if you connect the BT Smart Hub straight to your router without changing some of the settings you will most likely encounter issues.

I won’t list the reasons that you would want to use a third party router, for me I wanted to use it in a Dual WAN setup with my Asus RT-AC68U.

There are 4 steps things that need to be done to ensure good compatibility. The steps are as follows:

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Pillow Reviews

A sample of some of the pillows I tested.

I have tested around 15 pillows, I’ve only slept on 4 of the pillows as most failed preliminary tests.

My ideal pillow is:

  • Thin to Medium in thickness. I’m a front and side sleeper so this thickness suits me.
  • Has a slight doughy feeling, not too much though.
  • Doesn’t rebound instantly (like a cheap block of foam).
  • Not memory foam.
  • Soft to medium.
  • It should be relatively quiet when moved and not make a scrunching sound.

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How to fix Netgear A6210 on Windows 10 & Windows 8: WiFi Issues, Limited Connectivity, Slow speeds and Disconnecting

The bundled drivers for the A6210 and the ones listed on Netgears site were giving me constant disconnects, saying my connection was limited or failing to connect at all. I have only tested this fix on Windows 10, by using the drivers and settings below I have managed to eliminate the constant issues I was having with the A6210 on Windows 10. These drivers may also work with the Netgear A6200, but I haven’t tested them.

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Secure Your WordPress Site

There are millions of WordPress sites online currently. This makes it a big target for hackers, as an exploit can mean a large amount of sites can be attacked.

Now I’m no security expert and by no means is this everything you should do, but I think I have the basics down and these are my minimal recommendations for all self hosted WordPress sites.

Security Tips

WordPress Updates

Always keep  Wordpress installations up to date. Not only to these add nice new features they also fix bugs that could otherwise leave your site vulnerable to hackers.

Passwords

All passwords should be long and complex. This means they should be 14+ characters and contain letters (upper and lower), numbers & symbols for maximum protection.

Here is a site to generate random passwords: http://passwordsgenerator.net/

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10 Reasons You Need 10 Reasons

1. You’re bored

Yeah, you are probably really bored. What else is there to do all day?

2. Titles So Dramatic It’ll Make You Explode!!!

No, not really. You’ll probably find it mildly interesting and look for less that a few seconds. *Boom* I think I just exploded.

boom
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Waterproof Tech is Cool

Recently I have got two new pieces of water proof tech an S5 and a 1TB Silicon Power A80. I’ll post some photo samples and maybe a review on what I like and dislike about the Galaxy S5 sometime, I have to say I love this AMOLED screen.

Both have the same water proof rating IPX7, which means they should be able to withstand under 30 mins in 1 meter of water.

Anyway, I didn’t want to put my phone in water but there are plenty of people doing it on YouTube, I think it is pretty impressive. All these years I have been keeping my phone away from water as much as possible, now I no longer fear leaving it at the side of the bath.