Friday, March 28, 2014

Props to Lionell & Dan

A power adapter at our 18th & Kasold site started freaking out two days ago and has been causing intermittent issues for folks who live in and around Meadowbrooke Apts.

It went down for good yesterday evening at 5:45 PM or so.

I'd like to thank Lionell for staying late, doing a tower climb and fixing the issue after hours.

You might know Lionell as the friendly gentleman you speak to on the phone if your call our offices.  What you might not know is that he has a background in military radio communications and helps with field work on a regular basis.

Everyone on our technology team takes a turn as the on-call operator once every three weeks.  They give up their weekends and time with their families to keep the network running.  I'd like to thank both Dan and Lionell for the hard work they do day in and day out to keep the network running smoothly.

Thursday, March 27, 2014


We've been the target of distributed denial of service attacks on a couple occasions in the past week.

We just experienced an attack at around 12:22 PM today.  We contacted our upstream carrier and had the attack mitigated by 12:26 PM.

For folks who are interested in what these attacks are, here is a link.  They are relatively easy to mitigate once we've identified the target, but can cause momentary inconvenience while we work to identify the problem.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Business Service

Just installed new business service at Midwest Property Management.

Speedtesting 1 Gbps service is difficult, but here is the results at this site:

If your business Internet is too slow, why not give us a call?  (785) 371 4214

Network Congestion

We've identified a point of network congestion that is slowing traffic down as we reach our peak usage around 11 PM.

Looking at network traffic, it appears that we've had slowdowns from around 10:00 PM to midnight each of the last two nights (since the students returned from spring break).

I've purchased a server to better manage traffic at the point of congestion and am configuring it as I write this.

I am going to try to be slick and bring this server online at 6:00 PM today, but if I can't do it without causing a network outage I'll need to install it and change the requisite routes at around 4:00 AM tomorrow.

That means another slowdown tonight from 10:00 PM to Midnight.

Thank you for your patience as we work to improve service for everyone.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Startup Lawrence

We are happy to support Lawrence Kids Calendar, Tallgrass Legal, Whobaloo, Utopia Development and other members of the Lawrence startup community.

If you are an entrepreneur with a business idea, are thinking about starting your own business, or just want to hang out and drink beer with a bunch of entrepreneurs who quit their day jobs, I'd encourage you to join the Lawrence Startup Facebook group.

Lawrence can be a great place for entrepreneurship.  Lets make it happen.