use a VLAN to link the WAN port with the LAN port the set-top box is attached to.
My tv set-top box (Telenet Digicorder in Belgium) needs an external IP address. Without it, you’re missing certain functions, such as browsing the program guide further than two days, or planning recordings over the web. The Digicorder only gets an external IP address when it’s connected to the modem/router my ISP (Telenet) installs.
If you use your own router with DHCP enabled, you run into troubles. Everywhere on Belgian forums you will find that I should buy Powerline adapters to keep a direct line between the Digicorder and the Telenet router. Or I should drop the (silly) idea to have my own router… But where’s the fun in that?
Last week I scored a second hand MOTU 828 mkII external soundcard for just €100. The reason why the seller wanted to part from the unit for such a low price was a “broken screen”. Initially I thought that the whole screen was broken, as in not displaying any info at all. But coming home and plugging it in, I noticed the screen still worked, but it had no backlight. Continue reading
Last weekend I went to Tomorrowland 2013. I got the ticket months ago, in February. Ever since, I had been thinking about building something to stand out, something involving LEDs and an Arduino. As usual, I only decided what to build the day before the festival! I went to the mall and found a hat in discount. This would become my Tomorrowland LedHat 🙂
By now, you should already know one of my hobbies is flying RC machines, either quadcopters or planes. My quadcopters fly, but due to imperfections they aren’t locked in. I used to cut two plates out of aluminum using wood cutting tools, drill holes with my hand-held drill and screw it all together. Needless to say the arms weren’t always square to each other. I yearned for more precision. Continue reading