Flashing SwOS from Windows

I recently acquired a cheap used Mikrotik RB250GS to play with port mirroring and VLAN tagging. The switch came with the original SwOS firmware which was buggy to the extent that firmware upgrade over the web interface itself was failing. The other method to update the firmware is through ...

ASUS RT-N15U external antennae mod

tl;dr : The RT-N15U does NOT have a u.fl connector and an external antennae mod, if at all possible, will be challenging. This was supposed to be an easy mod judging from whatever information was already out there on the internet. Pop off the cover, attach u.fl pigtails to U523 and U524, screw ...

Wireless Woes

My struggle with wireless networking has spanned several years. One major problem with wireless is the short coverage range. As a result, rooms that are further from the router experience spotty coverage at very low speeds(1 Mbps). One of the initial solutions I have tried is using a wireless ...

Multiple inboxes with same email address

Ever since google decided to nerf their google apps free account privileges(I created my account earlier and was grandfathered 10 free emails), I have been toying around with several other providers of email service for custom domains. I discovered that I could actually have 2 accounts with ...

preloading pages

For a long time, I have always wondered why my download managers always pops up dialog boxes to download files when I visit certain pages in chrome. I have always attributed it to false positives or buggy software. I stumbled upon the answer just a few days ago. Apparently, google decided it ...

private TLDs

Well, this is pretty old news but here are my views on ICANN allowing organisations to buy out an entire TLD. For those not in the loop, basically, in addition to .com, .net, .org and others, ICANN will be releasing lots of new TLDs so we could have stuff like .blog, .cloud or even .google. ...