Archive for the ‘Hardware’ Category

DD-WRT: OpenVPN Server Using Certificates

Monday, October 14th, 2013

GUI confuses me sometimes, so I prefer to make configurations in text files. For DD-WRT, OpenVPN server is available in OpenVPN, OpenVPN Small, Big, Mega, and Giga builds: K2.6 Build Features. Since I have never used any router with USB storage capabilities, I can’t be sure but I think OpenVPN can be installed using ipkg […]

DD-WRT as Wireless Client

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

There is something very wrong with the wireless module on the DELL Precision M4300 I am currently using – after a while files begin to get corrupted and Windows will fail to write the event log. I have just had the motherboard changed by DELL last Monday. In the office I did not have any […]

Another Default Password – Riger DB102 Modem

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

I don’t know what people are thinking, this modem has the management control panel wide open from the Internet, and set to use the default TM password. I bet the user doesn’t even realize this.

When Security Is Not Secure

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

I was going after a moron who was disturbing my wife’s blog and reached an IP number. Utilizing nmap, I found out that port 80 on the IP is open. -(~:#)-> nmap -A -T4 XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX   Starting Nmap 4.11 ( ) at 2009-02-09 23:52 MYT Warning: Giving up on port early because retransmission cap […]

World of Microprocessors

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

I have been terribly busy lately and my energy seems to be drained out completely once I reach home. It’s time to write something. For no apparent reason I was browsing the Internet when my eyes caught on the words Intel and Penryn. I was curious. Really curious so I Googled the words. The results […]

Imation Disk Manager II

Monday, April 30th, 2007

A funny story. I just bought myself a 4GB flash drive to substitute my old 128MB Imation flash drive. So I was trying to format the Imation drive when I found a big loophole to the software. The Imation flash drive comes with a firmware that automatically creates an executable to run the Imation Disk […]

When Things Are So Easy… Cursed?

Monday, July 10th, 2006

I just realized that when things get so easy, I get confused and lost. Last Saturday a friend asked me to help in installing one of these at his home: There was an installation CD with SmartWizard®, which Netgear said should be “effortless”. Sure, it should be, and yet I was thinking in low level […]

Storage Emergency

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

My 17-days old Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 300GB disk was giving a lot of error two days ago. There were a bunch of errors in my syslog: ata1: translated ATA stat/err 0x51/40 to SCSI SK/ASC/ASCQ 0x3/11/04 ata1: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } ata1: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError } ata1: translated ATA stat/err 0x51/40 to SCSI SK/ASC/ASCQ […]

3G Data Card

Friday, September 16th, 2005

I am so frustrated by 3G providers, Malaysian and abroad. I have a Merlin U530 from Novatel Wireless with me now (not mine), and tried to use it for Maxis. Of course, it wouldn’t work as the card was bought in Hong Kong. The provider is Hong Kong Three :-(. The problem is the data […]

Cooler Disk

Sunday, July 10th, 2005

My journey to Low Yat plaza last weekend (or was it the weekend before that?) was worth it. I installed new disk brackets and fans to cool off my system and the temp actually dropped quite significantly: Cooler disks! 🙂 *The fluctuation you see is because I can’t keep my air conditioner turned on 24 […]