Synology DiskStation DS210j

Synology DiskStation DS210j
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D-Link replied me after a week and a follow-up email from me. The normal repair price is US$61 (S$86) and after the repair is done, I will get an additional 3 months warranty.

However, out of good will, they are willing to give me 30% discount off the repair charges which is now US$42 (S$59) and an additional 3 months warranty, so that makes it 6 months warranty in total. They accept cash only and for some reason they do not quote in S$. Weird.

Recommended 2-Bay NAS

Recommended 2-Bay NAS
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I purchased my D-Link DNS-323 on the 1st September 2008 during Comex 2008.

3 days ago, my DNS-323 decided to give up on me, just after 1 year and 3 months! The warranty for the DNS-323 is only 1 year so my warranty had just ended! Argh!

Motorola SURFboard SB6210 Cable Modem

Motorola SURFboard SB6210 Cable Modem
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My Starhub MaxOnline Premium broadband plan has expired a few months back. Rather then waiting till December 2009 for promotion, I decided to renew and go for the Enjoy 30% OFF MaxOnline Ultimate promotion (till 31st December 2009). The usual price for MaxOnline Ultimate is S$124.12 per month but with this promotion, it is just S$86.88 per month. The contract length is standard 24 months. Thus I made a savings of S$2,978.88 – S$2,085.12 = S$893.76 which is the price of a cheap laptop or a high end netbook.

The freebies include the delicious Motorola SURFboard SB6120 and free 12 months subscription of Norton 360 All-In-One Security Package Version 3.

SingTel Huawei E180 Modem

SingTel Huawei E180 Modem
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I was trying my luck by dropping Ivy aka Nanyate from Singtel an email to see if I can purchase the Singtel Huawei E180 Modem directly from Singtel at a discounted rate. But to my surprise, Singtel decided to give it to me for free. Thank you Ivy! Thank you Singtel!

My Singtel Huawei E180 Modem arrived on Thursday, 9th April 2009.

Linksys WAG200G With Singnet Broadband

Linksys WAG200G With Singnet Broadband
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I would like to start off with ADSL sucks and Cable is the way to go. It is retarded to authenticate and use a telephone line to start a connection as that is so 56K era. ADSL connection disconnect you more than cable. ADSL modem has full of settings that requires you to set in order for it to work normally, with cable, just plug the cable into your modem and you are ready to use the Internet. How easy can that get?

Yesterday, I went to the my mom office to solve a very peculiar Internet problem. My mom is using Singnet Business Internet which is like S$100 per month for a 512K downstream and a 256K upstream for more than a year before this problem occurs.