Fix Constantly Changing MAC Addresses Using  eMMC

Fix Constantly Changing MAC Addresses Using eMMC

Constantly changing MAC addresses can be quite frustrating. This is a solution that we use when working with eMMC based devices such as the NanoPi R5C that we modify for OutagesIO. The code will try to discover the path and name of the eMMC device and if it cannot auto discover it, it will prompt you for the device name. In the case of the R5C NanoPi, the path is...

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ISP Competitor Analysis: Gain a Marketing Edge

ISP Competitor Analysis: Gain a Marketing Edge

Revolutionize your ISP strategy with OutagesIO Imagine having the ability to gain insights into your competitors' performance across various regions, cities, states, and even the entire country. OutagesIO helps ISPs to do just that. See how your competitors are doing in terms of network reliability, disconnections, and speed issues.  With this real-time data, you can pinpoint weaknesses in their...

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An Alternative To Monitor.io, Monitor-io.com

An Alternative To Monitor.io, Monitor-io.com

For the previous monitor.io, aka monitor-io.com, customers At OutagesIO.com, we understand that change can be both intriguing and daunting, and that's why we created this short article to address questions that come in from previous monitor-io customers now and then. The two main questions are Is the service identical: No, but you'll find OutagesIO just as useful for monitoring your Internet...

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AI Referrals vs Traditional Search Engines

AI Referrals vs Traditional Search Engines

As Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to advance, it has the potential to significantly impact the visibility and ranking of websites in search results. With the ability to provide highly personalized and relevant results based on user data, AI is changing the game of online search. But what does this mean for new online services and websites that are not well known or able to invest in...

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SCI Engineering Inc, costly damages avoided

SCI Engineering Inc, costly damages avoided

SCI Engineering Inc., a premier provider of consulting engineering services recently sent us a testimonial. They are using our OutagesIO hardware agent with environment-sensing capabilities. According to their testimonial, the OutagesIO agent alerted them of a temperature issue in the server room that could have caused significant damage to their equipment. Here's an excerpt from their email: "I...

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Internet outages independently observed

Internet outages independently observed

Adding independently observed Internet outage monitoring could greatly improve a company's ability to not only prevent extended downtime but even pre-empt potential problems. Monitoring Internet problems from each location can provide a number of benefits over centralized monitoring. One key advantage is that it can allow for a more granular and localized view of Internet outages and problems....

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Internet delivery accountability, how to obtain it

Internet delivery accountability, how to obtain it

Internet delivery accountability becomes critical as more traditional infrastructure gets moved to the Internet. Consumers and businesses find themselves not only dependent on their ISP but even at risk if the provider is not highly reliable. Remote employees can get into trouble if they miss critical deadlines or suffer too much Internet downtime. VoIP phones, media devices, and other...

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Smart outlets for data center and server room

Smart outlets for data center and server room

Smart outlets and relay remote controls to power cycle devices in a small data center or server room typically cost between hundreds and thousands of dollars. There are often situations that require remotely controlling devices but it's hard to justify spending that kind of money. With this in mind, OutagesIO recently added smart outlets and relays with the ability to control each from the same...

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Why Internet fails to reach advertised “up to” speeds

Why Internet fails to reach advertised “up to” speeds

Why does our Internet fail to reach advertised “up to” speeds? Actual Internet speed vs advertised can definitely vary prompting the question 'Why is my Internet so slow".  This is a common question we will demystify. We pick our Internet speed plans based on what we think our usage might be. There are few things that can help us to decide on the plan.One might be your work.  You might move huge...

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Smart Home Automation Without Invasive Apps

Smart Home Automation Without Invasive Apps

Smart home automation is a hot trend that includes home security systems, remote cameras and automatic control of IoT devices like plugs, lights, relays and other hardware. The conveniences can come at a cost as nearly every brand requires the installation of one or more apps on your phone or tablet. Some of those could have hidden vulnerabilities, invasive functions or are highly insecure....

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Summary: About OutagesIO

Do you know if your ISP provides what they promise? OutagesIO makes Internet providers accountable for their services while providing analytics on how they are performing, no matter what they report or don't report. Pitch Many of us take high-speed Internet access for granted – it keeps us connected at work and entertained at home. If we’re lucky, it’s reliable, but when it’s not, we feel...

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