Blog - May 2011 Archive

Following on from my work with Great Asby Broadband (GAB) implementing a new high speed wireless network to their now 70+ subscribers, a decision was taken to re-engineer the network somewhat to allow easier remote access.

The Problem
CLEO (Cumbria and Lancashire Education Online), the Regional Broadband Consortium that delivers an internet connection to the village to be shared out between their subscribers, would only provide Great Asby with a /28 block of IP Addresses leaving 14 usable IPs which obviously isn’t enough to give each client an IP thus allowing access to all devices remotely for management. Another reason we wanted to do this was to stop a main public IP being blacklisted on a site or by an email provider for spamming and then all customers having to put up with the consequences of this.

I am a technology enthusiast living up in Carlisle, Cumbria in the UK and am the managing director of Its Elixir which sells Henna Hair Care Products and Ear Candles, Craig Brass Systems which creates and custom develops quality software and LonsdaleNET which delivers high speed wireless and fibre optic broadband in Cumbria.