Aug 24 2009
Tags: ddwrt, wateen, WIFI
Here is a simple solution to keep alive a wateen connection if you are using a WIFI router, which are getting common with the rise of WIFI capable cell phones and devices.
Most wifi routers can be easily flashed to run this opensource linux operating system dd-wrt www.dd-wrt.com which transforms your cheap wifi router into a high end networking equipment. I used a dlink dir-300 worth around Pak Rs. 3500/-
Simply locate cron configuration under administration and configure as shown, now you can connect from any wireless device to find your internet always working as it is supposed to be. Without having a PC to run a software to keep the connection alive. =)
The text in the box is:
*/5 * * * * root wget -q -O /dev/null http://10.16.6.16/status > /tmp/wget1.log
*/20 * * * * root wget -q -O /dev/null http://www.google.com.pk > /tmp/wget2.log
May 28 2009
Tags: mobile, omiz, pyS60
As mentioned earlier, I started using this keyboard as shown in the picture, but soon I found it interferes with every application running in the background meaning its driver would not run with CarPack, Nokia Messaging for push email, etc.
In short it was not a choice for me, but it was quite an investment and finding a better item is not possible here.
So I went ahead and wrote my own driver which ended up much simpler than I thought and has more features, plus I can modify it according to my needs.
If you have a similar keyboard and have a devCert or can install unsigned apps on your device, just go ahead an download the archive.
Apr 26 2009
I recently had the opportunity to try out the evdo broadband service. I was not expecting wonders and hence am not disappointed. Also as it was just a free trial I did not pay anything. Anyways I used it side by side with wateen and the verdict is crawling slow. Your mileage may vary but this being center of the capital and all other services fly here.