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Monthly Archives: October 2013

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For Widomaker customers, an Amazon Prime membership is a great addition to your Widomaker “Standard” or “Premium” DSL package*. Using Amazon Prime over your Widomaker DSL, or other “unlimited” broadband Internet connection, provides you with the following benefits…

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* “Basic” DSL customers may contact Widomaker to upgrade their DSL package to “Standard” or “Premium” DSL for faster connection speeds that will work best with Video streaming services like Amazon Prime.

Upcoming Office Closures (Dates in October & November 2013)

Widomaker’s main office is usually open by appointment, 9am – 4pm, Monday – Friday. However, for several upcoming periods in October and November (2013), the office will be closed, office appointments will not be available, and walk-ins will not be accepted. Telephone support will still be available during these periods. Customers should always contact our office by telephone for assistance (757-253-7621), and should always call before stopping by the office.

The following are the dates that the office will be closed:

Friday October 25 2013 – Thursday October 31 2013
Monday November 4 2013 – Friday November 8 2013
Tuesday November 19 2013 – Thursday November 21 2013

D-Link Router Security Issue

Vulnerabilities have recently been discovered that affect certain models of D-Link broadband routers. If you are using one of the affected models you should take steps to update the firmware of your router with the security patch provided by D-Link, or replace the device.

The list of affected D-Link router models can be found in CERT Vulnerability Note VU#248083 or in D-Link’s page on the issue. D-Link’s page says that firmware updates should be available by the 31st of October, 2013.

An example photo of a D-Link DI-524 wireless router (one of the affected models) can be found here.

If your D-Link model IS NOT listed as affected then you DO NOT need to take any action.

You should not continue to operate a vulnerable D-Link router because it will put your computers and personal information at risk.

If you would like to replace an affected D-Link device, and you would like to purchase a replacement router from Widomaker, please call, or e-mail, our office to discuss the available options.

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