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Standard DNS Servers:

(Our DNS server)
(Our other DNS server)
(Google DNS)
(Level 3 DNS)

Content Filtering DNS

OpenDNS provides a free content filtering DNS server in order to help parents limit their children’s access to harmful internet sites. Using a content filtering resolver may also be able to help with some categories of unwanted p2p filesharing activity trying to use your connection. You can use this value as the DNS Server in the network settings of your child’s device or computer. Disclaimer: Nikola Broadband has no disposition on the accuracy, inaccuracy, or privacy issues involved when using a content filter as provided by 3rd party service.

(OpenDNS FamilyShield DNS)

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E-Mail Client:
Mozilla Thunderbird

Speed Testing:

Nikola Broadband Speed Test


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Color Codes for 8P8C RJ-45 Ethernet Plug:

Eight-conductor data cable (Cat 3, Cat 5 or Cat 6) contains 4 pairs of wires. Each pair consists of a solid color wire and a white and color striped wire. Each of the pairs are twisted together. To maintain reliability on Ethernet, you should not untwist them any more than necessary (about 1/4 inch).

The pairs designated for 10BaseT Ethernet are orange and green. The other two pairs, brown and blue, are unused. The connections shown are specifically for an RJ45 plug. The wall jack may be wired in a different sequence because the wires may be crossed inside the jack. The jack should either come with a wiring diagram or at least designate pin numbers that you can match up to the color code below.