Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong
From personal experience, Software Engineering at University isn't what it sounds like
Unless you've properly read in to what it actually consists of, then good luck!
Oddly, although the course is called Software Engineering, it's actually more networking orientated, which suits me fine, as that's what I want to do. Although there is come Java and C++ involved, in the second year it branches out, and I plan to go down the networking route.
Update on the broadband, well it's all on and working perfectly, getting the top 8Mb/s that I can get until June when we get ADSL2+.
The homehub has already been taken out and replaced with the old DLink, A standard port scan revealed that 2 ports (won't say which for obvious reasons) were wide open.
A quick google suggested that they were used by the router for firmware updates, but if this was the case, I would expect the router would bind itself to those ports. My computer had no problem at all using those ports, it didn't even need port forwarding! As the Hardware firewall is obviously useless, I've decided that I'm not using that router.