Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Time Warner Fiber

We've switched from ATT's T1 to a 5/5 Fiber link and I couldn't be happier. We've been up on the new pipe for about three months and and we've already had an upgrade to the line. I recently received an email that services would be down for "router and line upgrades". No wonder the day before the actual down time the latency kept spiking. I came in the next day and we had 10 up and 10 down. I wonder if that was an accident?... i'm not telling :)

With the ISP rollover between the providers I had the chance to put the new Sonicwall appliance up. I can't say it was a smooth one. With some help from our buddy Justin Moore we came to a couple of conclusions. Thanks Justin!

1) Don't ever setup a sonicwall appliance using the wizard and expect reliability and things to work right. Do it the "right way" - manually.

2) Don't always trust that the IP notation your ISP gives you is correct :)

Blog worthy story there so i'll write a separate post in regards to the sonicwall fun.