Posts Tagged ‘Hardware’

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 […]

Battery Powered Server

Friday, April 10th, 2009

For real? The black box with two terminals is a 12V battery, and it looks like a lead-acid battery. Is it a DELL? Is it an IBM? Is it an HP? No, it is a Google. That’s right people, it’s a unit of many Google’s server inside its data center containers. It’s a 2U thick […]

Maxis to bring iPhone 3G to Malaysia on March 20

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Really? That short notice? I was casually browsing my Google Reader when I stumbled upon this exciting news. Exciting? Not anymore. I don’t know why but the frustration of waiting has made me less interested in iPhones. The time stamp on the news was like 4 hours before I started this entry. Fresh! Going to […]

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 […]

Setting DD-WRT Cron Job Through Command Line

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

I managed to get OpenVPN running on my DD-WRT v2.2 router, with the instructions from the wiki. However after a few reboot tests I saw that OpenVPN died immediately after it started, with no traceable reasons. Sep 12 00:51:10 192.168.xx.xx openvpn[3940]: TUN/TAP device tap0 opened . . . Sep 12 00:51:11 192.168.xx.xx openvpn[3949]: Initialization Sequence […]

DD-WRT v24 Upgrade on My WRT54G v2.2 Wireless Router

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

It has been some time that I wanted to upgrade the firmware, but I rarely have the motivation to do so. I ensured myself that I would not brick the router, and reminded myself on how DD-WRT always produces new and exciting features. So today, I did it. It took around 20 minutes to upgrade […]

MacBook Air Is Too Expensive For Me

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Hey hey hey… looks like MacBook Air’s price has been released in Malaysia. However when I took a glance at Machines Sunway Pyramid last weekend I didn’t see any hint (not even a flier) about MacBook Air. The least expensive model is priced at RM6,299.00 (~US$1,949.25) – which is actually logical for an Apple notebook. […]

Apple MacBook Air, Anyone?

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

I can’t believe my eyes when I saw this notebook. It’s as thin as air hence the perfect name is given. At 1.94cm, it is as thick as two foolscap binders stacked on top of each other. The weight of 1.36kg is simply acceptable. It looks like I made the right decision not to get […]

Why I Set Up VPN On DD-WRT On My Router

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

Everyday I receive a massive number of emails from many sources and half of them are valid (i.e. not spams). And at certain times I receive huge attachments from friends with pictures or other things. With a normal Streamyx ADSL connection this is fine, but when it gets hiccups my email retrieval process normally gets […]

Do You Own An MP3 Player?

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

MP3 players today are as common as a discman or walkman used to be. Back then we have to carry a bigger pouch to pack in our CDs or cassettes, and each of them usually can carry only about 17 songs – and that was already considered many. Today, with a device the size of […]

1TB Hitachi Hard Drive

Sunday, January 7th, 2007

After 51 year from the introduction of the first hard drive by IBM in 1956 (5MB in capacity), Hitachi has released a 1TB hard drive. For the technical readers, 1TB = 1024GB = 1048576MB. That’s a huge amount of data, and if the hard disk crashes and you don’t have any backups or a RAID […]

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 […]