Windows 8 on an Eircom Wifi Router

So I recently started using a Windows 8 laptop for a project I’m working on. Running it on the wifi at home was a bit of a pain until today when I finally looked in the logs on the router.

[IP] exceeds the max. number of session per host!

This message appeared quite a few times so a quick Google led me to this page on the Eircom forums. You can increase the number of Nat sessions on the router up to 4096.  I also disabled all the tiles (right-click and turn live tile off) which come as default. I’m guessing this caused the issue.

Have you experienced this as well? Am I barking up the wrong tree? Or just barking mad? 🙂

Btw, I’m not with Eircom. I’m just using the router as the Vodafone-supplied router was seriously cack. Now, if only UPC would come to my area…

Union Hall to Glandore Swim 2012

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Union Hall to Glandore 2012, a set on Flickr.

This is my second time doing the swim from Union Hall to Glandore. A good crowd assembled at the quay in Union Hall in a sunny but windy Friday evening. The wind was against us until the slight corner making it a bit choppy on until then. Added to that were the jellyfish half-way across. Nothing to the more seasoned long-distance swimmers in attendance but it was my first time experiencing them. Something I could do without or at very least I’d like to know what type of jellyfish are the bad type of jellyfish!

Next swim for me is probably the Myrtleville to Church Bay 2k swim in aid of the RNLI. See the Myrtleville Swimmers site for more info. Registrations must be in by email shortly and there are some pre-requisites in terms of swims completed but it’s only €10.

Camera Found in Fota Gardens

*** Owner has been located and camera returned. Thanks to all on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ who RT’d and shared this link. ***

On July 1st, we found a camera in Fota Gardens here in Cork. Do you know these people or this location? My good wife thinks it’s in Cobh direction. There are a whole load of photos on the camera and I’m willing to bet they’re not stored on a computer so it would be nice to get this back in the right hands. If you know who they are you can contact me by leaving a comment, emailing me at photos at donal dot ie or on twitter where I’m @Donal.