If you are the proud owner of a Technicolor TG582n router and you would like to forward port 80 (HTTP) from the internet (WAN) to say, a Raspberry Pi, on your LAN then you will run into problems:
The port configuration of the game or application conflicts with an already assigned game & application. Assigning this game or application is not possible.
Even if you have no Games or Applications assigned, the router itself is forwarding port 80 from the WAN to itself. A pretty silly feature if you ask me. To get around it is very simple. You need to use the configuration wizard to set the configuration mode to ‘ADSL (Expert)’ and then restart the router. Note you will need to know all of the configuration settings to connect to your ISP. After the restart, you will be able to forward port 80 to one of your LAN devices (such as your Raspberry Pi running Apache!).
Almost all electronics have been made in China for some years now. We have become familiar with ‘Made in China’ printed on everything. When is the last time you saw a ‘Made in UK’ label on anything, let alone electronics?
Back in January I rebuked the Raspberry Pi Foundation for wanting to boost UK IT skills but not providing manufacturing jobs here. Instead choosing to mass produce Raspberry Pis in China. I am very pleased to hear that some are now being made in Wales!
So it’s game on. Buy all the Pis you like for teaching kids, running XBMC, hosting your own Friendica account, whatever you like!
Note that Made in UK Raspberry Pis are only available from Element14/Premier Farnell.
I had a quick look at the web server statistics for www.ipswichgreenparty.org.uk for the first time in, erm, a very long time! Apparently the site attracts a disproportionate amount of Linux users; 28.8% compared to the UK average of 1%. Almost 60% of users run Firefox, and there are 4 times as many Android users than iPhone users (although the site probably looks awful on a mobile).
You lovely, lovely, Microsoft and Apple avoiding, open source principled people! As a Linux laptop owning, rooted Android smart-phone wielding Firefox user I salute you!