SOLVED: What is StreamEngine on your Firewall / Router?

StreamEngine is a router prioritizing technology that puts streaming data packets (from services like YouTube, Netflix, Games, VoIP phone calls…) ahead of non-streaming data packets (like email, browsing, file transfers…). You can likely find the settings for this in your firewalls / routers ADVANCED > QoS (Quality Of Service) section. This short video provides more detail: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ydx4J0KQYxQ

SOLVED: What is ADVANCED DNS on a DLink Router / Firewall

If under STATUS, DEVICE INFO on your DLINK router you see Advanced DNS :   Enabled it means that your Router is going to ignore your internet providers DNS servers and go straight to OpenDNS’ DNS servers.  OpenDNS has many positives but I have had performance problems with them in the past and twice given up on them.   Advanced DNS / OpenDNS is also not useful if you are trying to test your system with your…

Windows Server 2012 Answers

I recently took a full day Windows Server 2012 course and I prep’d for it by installing the Beta and making the following list of questions, which Microsoft staff answered at various points during the day: Q: Can HyperV live migrate without System Center 2012 A: Yes, just right click on the VM and move it! . Q: Are there any notable changes to Distributed File System (DFS) A: No . Q: Is Direct Access…