Block internet access using a Draytek router

I found this information over on the Draytek website here but i went a little further by creating a group of blocked users and also creating schedule to allow internet access between a certain time for one machine.

I started by creating a schedule original article here

I followed the first part of the article […]

Disable SIP ALG of a Draytek 2860

First you need to telnet onto your router so start a command prompt and type telnet (router ip address) and login using the admin username and password.

To find out if sip_alg is already disabled or not type sys sip_alg ?

To disable sip_alg simply type sys sip_alg 0 (zero) to disable or 1 to […]

Port forwarding stops working on Draytek router after an upgrade

After upgrading the firmware on a Draytek Vigor 2830 port forwarding on port 443 stopped working, after a bit of digging around in the router setting i noticed a new ‘SSL VPN’ section had been added, under General Settings i changed the port to 8443 as we don’t use this feature, port 443 is now […]

Reboot a server remotely

I had an issue last night when a remote server that I was applying windows updates to, hung while it was shutting down. I will still able to ping the server, and access its file shares, but was unable to get RDP access. I was cursing at this point, with the prospect of a long […]

Scheduling Richcopy

First select the source and destination locations by clicking the options button and selecting the appropriate options and save this file, i then created a batch file with the follow commands.

“c:\program files\richcopy\richcopy\richcopy.exe” /PF myfile.rcx

This assumes you save the Richcopy options file to the program files directory and on a 32bit machine if using […]

Internet Explorer was not able to open this internet site downloading a document from secure website

When attempting to download a pdf file from a secure website in our case the wonderful people at HMRC we received the error message Internet Explorer was not able to open this internet site. The requested site is either unavailable or cannot be found. Please try again.

To cut a very long story short it […]

Sage Line 50 username already in use

If you receive username already in use or too many users logged in when trying to go into sage it usually happens if the program crashes or the machine was shut down without logging out properly.

To clear the user go to where ever the sage data is stored in our case it was on […]

Netgear VPN problems

I had a strange problem occur today between two Netgear IPSEC vpn’s one was an FVS336Gv2 and the other end was a DGFV338 where they just wouldn’t connect i kept getting ‘Phase 2 negotiation failed due to time up waiting for phase1. ESP (ip address)’ in the vpn logs after checking the connection setting at […]

Sage Line 50 corrupt licence file

Today I had an issue with the licence file within line 50 going corrupt, so it wouldn’t let me change the activation key to upgrade the program it just kept saying the serial number and activation key combination was incorrect. To solve this issue you need to rename the licence key file so the program […]

“Error applying transforms” during Uninstall

I came across this error whilst trying to uninstall CA ITM on our Server, after a little bit of research it was because the original location of the installation media had moved, for example in our case I originally installed the product from the d: in the server i have subsequently move the installation files […]