Archive for month: July 2013

VPN Routers

What is VPN ?

A VPN stands for a ‘Virtual Private Network’ which is a network technology that creates a secure network connection over a public network such as the Internet. VPN technology uses sophisticated encryption to give security and prevent any unintentional interception of data between private sites. All traffic over a VPN is encrypted using algorithms to secure data integrity and privacy.

Why would I want a VPN ?

Have you ever tried to view a website such as BBCiplayer and been denied access because you are in the wrong country? With a VPN you are able to select your IP address so that you are in any country you wish. If you have a Sky HD box for example you can connect the receiver to a VPN router and enjoy Sky Go, BBCiplayer, ITVplayer, Demand5 and 4onDemand directly onto your tv.

VPN Routers

VPN routers offer you the ability to share your VPN connection with any device in your home, including a Smart TV, Sky HD box, PS3, Xbox,  Apple TV and anything else that can connect to a router for Internet Connectivity. After testing various VPN’s we have now selected our Global VPN “Plug and Play” Package that is simply just that. All you need to do is connect it with an ethernet (cat 5) cable to your exisitng router/modem and you are good to go!! With this VPN service you can select to unlock services of other countries besides the UK,  including France, USA, Australia, Finland, Germany, Holland, Norway and Sweden.

Astra 2E Update….

Astra 2E Update….

Russia’s Proton rocket crashed less than a minute after its liftoff from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. A Proton-M with a Block DM-03 upper stage lifted off as scheduled from Pad No. 24 at Site 81 in Baikonur Cosmodrome on July 2, 2013, at 06:38:22 Moscow Time (on July 1, 10:38 p.m. EDT).

The rocket started veering off course right after leaving the pad, deviating from the vertical path in various directions and then plunged to the ground seconds later nose first. The payload section and the upper stage were sheered off the vehicle moments before it impacted the ground and exploded. The flight lasted no more than 30 seconds.

Culprit found…

By July 9, it is transpired that investigators sifting through the wreckage of the doomed rocket had found critical angular velocity sensors, DUS, installed upside down. Each of those sensors had an arrow that was suppose to point toward the top of the vehicle, however multiple sensors on the failed rocket were pointing downward instead (seriously! Are they taking the p*@s!!). As a result, the flight control system was receiving wrong information about the position of the rocket and tried to “correct” it, causing the vehicle to swing wildly and, ultimately, crash.

So what ?

As a consequence of this crash the Astra 2E launch has been delayed while further checks are carried out of the launch vehicle.


An update on the “Proton-M” rocket crash and the now delayed/postponed “Astra 2E” satellite launch is that the first restarted launch from the “Baikonur Cosmodrome” will be in early September of 2013.

It is quite possible that the “Astra 2E” satellite will be launched in early September of 2013 and if it is the case then the expectation would be for “Astra 2E” to have been officially announced as operational and in service at the 28.2 degrees east satellite position by the End of October of 2013.

So the loss of English tv channels in Spain draws nearer!! It’s like a bad story line from Eastenders (I know they’re all bad!), it keeps on dragging on 🙂


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