Check out my newest podcast, The Thunderbums Podcast, which is all about War Thunder. We just got started so let us know what you think.
In the first episode of the The Thunderbums Podcast the guys talk about War Thunder! They talk about what they have been doing in the game, things they would like to see when it leaves beta, The Thunderbums from WWII, Why War Thunder isn’t on Xbox One, and the awesome skin website.
Follow this link to signup for the game, and if you are liking the podcast please go to iTunes and leave a review. Check out our website over at elembemedia.com and try Audible and get two free audiobooks to help us out.
With all of the drama happening with Comcast starting to use home routers as public access points for their customers I thought it would be helpful to put a post together about how to use your own modem and router with your Comcast connection. I have had my own hardware doing this for awhile and not only does it give you better security from things Comcast wants to do, but gives you much better control and speeds.
The first thing you need is a modem. Some of these come with routers/wifi access points built in, but I prefer to use a stand alone modem so I can upgrade my gear piece by piece when I need to. My current modem is a Motorola Surfboard SB6141. Its a DOCSIS 3.0 modem which can handle up to 343Mbps down and 131Mbps. Until we get fiber into the home this should suffice. When you get this you will have to give Comcast a call to have them activate it on your network. It’s about a 10 minute phone call and they should do it no problem. If you currently have a device that you are renting from Comcast you can get that ready to go back to them. They will activate the modem and from there we are done with them.
Next you will need your router. I use an Apple Airport Extreme. I love these for how simple they are. You don’t get all the customization that you might from a Linksys or D-Link, but I just want something simple that I don’t have to maintain. All you do is use an ethernet cable from the Motorola to the WAN port on the Airport Extreme and then hop on your phone or computer to use Airport Utility to configure the router how you like. Setting that up is an entirely other post that may come soon.
Thats the whole of it. It really is pretty simple to get out from under Comcast’s thumb and use your own gear. Please leave any questions or comments below and I will answer what I can.
A tour of my new Blue Yeti mic setup that I am using for podcasting. I use this setup all the time and really love it. The shock mount and boom arm are fantastic and really help the flexibility of my workspace while I’m recording. Check it out and leave any questions in the comments. Here is a link to the latest episode of our War Thunder Podcast: Thunderbums where I use the entire setup so you can get a sense of how it sounds.
Here are some of the other items I have and check out how I made my desk over here.
Apple Magic Mouse
This is a tour of my handmade wood and pipe modern industrial desk. Links will follow below for some of the items I used. Please leave comments below with any questions.
SIGNUM Cable management
DIODER LED 4-piece light strip set
Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone
Blue Microphones The Pop Universal Pop Filter
Blue Microphones Yeti and Yeti Pro Custom Spider Shock Mount
RODE PSA1 Swivel Mount Studio Microphone Boom Arm
Apple iMac with Retina 5K display
Drobo USB 3.0 4-Bay Storage Array (DDR3A21)
Razer Naga MMO Gaming Mouse
Razer Vespula Dual-Sided Gaming Mouse Mat – Speed and Control
Razer Kraken PRO Over Ear PC and Music Headset – Black
Epson Expression XP-410 Wireless Color All-in-One Inkjet Printer
Apple Magic Mouse
Apple Magic Trackpad
Twelve South MagicWand for Mac | Connects Magic Trackpad to Apple Wireless Keyboard