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I’m out of memory – but you shouldn’t see it

Well it’s happened – I seem to be hitting memory issues as a result of running too many WordPress sites on a shared hosting plan.

As a start to addressing this – I’m consolidating my sites and _may_ turn off WordPress multisite. I don’t really need it though it makes things easier to update one site rather than doing them one at a time.

DBC Backup 2 – gets a significant re-write to support mysqli connector

DBC Backup 2 has just undergone a major update to use mysqli connector. This is a significant change as the PHP mysql connector has been flagged for removal since PHP v5.


For the first time the plugin will introduce a download function – allow a logged in admin user to download the backup file.

The new version is slated for release in the next week and is currently in stability testing.

Using a Netgear N600 DGND3700v1 to extend a home network

Using a Netgear N600 DGND3700v1 to extend a home network

I’ve brought a brand new Asus RT-AC66U modem/router and decided that to use my old Netgear N600 ADSL modem/router DGND3700v1 to extend my home network and expand my wireless network.

I’ve put the Netgear in a room where there was poor wifi signal strength and used a powerline (ethernet over power) adapter to connect back to the new main connection.

To get the Netgear to behave like a wireless Access Point and extend my existing network should have been easy. I’d successfully trialled it first with the Asus model.

After I reset the Netgear to factory default its ‘smart setup’ detected that a DHCP client existed yet it still proceeded to enable DHCP and dish out IP addresses to all connected devices. More annoyingly it didn’t pickup that IP addressed assigned it by the master DHCP and insisted on being accessed from the IP address.

I also discovered that you can’t just plugin a LAN cable on the WAN port 🙁 it had to go into the port 4.

So here are the settings that work for me

1. Connect LAN cable from master router modem on port 4 of the Netgear
2. Manually assign IP address to your computer of
3. Access the Netgear from the IP address
4. From the Basic Settings page change
‘Does your Internet connection require a login?’ to NO
Disable NAT
Disable Firewall
5. Save settings .. reboot and login via the
6. Go to Advanced > LAN Setup and change the IP address to the one you really want to use
7. Save settings on last time and change your computers IP address to Dynamic
8. voila! it should all workNETGEAR Router DGND3700 NAT settings

NETGEAR Router DGND3700 LAN Settings