Configure Beetel 110TC1 ADSL2+ Router for BSNL

Last week I had to buy the Beetel 110TC1 ADSL2+ router from the open market after my Huawei router purchased from BSNL broke down due to power fluctuations. The steps to configure Beetel 110TC1 router for BSNL broadband (Dataone) is as follows, the steps remain the same regardless of the operating system (I have Linux Mint 12 in my system): Connect the Ethernet cable, telephone line and the power line to the modem and switch on your machine and the modem....

March 11, 2012 · 2 min · Mr. Kamath

Firestarter configuration to allow VPN

Yesterday I had installed Firestarter (A Linux Firewall) in my Linux Mint desktop to act as the first line of defense against network based attacks. Things were fine till today evening which was when I faced an issue with VPN. Although Firestarter allowed me to connect to the VPN, it was blocking me from doing a remote desktop to my work machine or another other machine in the network for that matter....

February 9, 2012 · 2 min · Mr. Kamath
Network Speed

Monitor net speed in Xfce

After shifting from Gnome to Xfce one of the things which I missed a lot when browsing the net and when connected to VPN was the netspeed applet which was available in Gnome. So after a quick search I landed on the page where I found the answer. There is a xfce4-netspeed-plugin already in development and can be downloaded and complied. Here are the steps: Install the dependencies required to compile the xfce4-netspeed-plugin using the command: sudo apt-get install intltool xfce4-dev-tools libxfce4util-dev libgtk2....

February 4, 2012 · 1 min · Mr. Kamath
Network Speed

Monitor your net traffic in Linux with Netspeed

There are times where everything so slow and nothing seems to load, at such time I always wonder if some activity is happening at all, sometimes thunderbird would be downloading the mails hence firefox takes time to load the pages, would it not be wonderful to have a traffic monitor which would show the upload and download speeds at that moment. The traffic monitor applet for GNOME ‘netspeed’ provides just what I wanted, it shows the network traffic in Bytes or Bits per second (this can be set using the preference menu of the applet)....

October 29, 2011 · 2 min · Mr. Kamath

Connecting to net using Huawei EC325 on Linux

Couple of years back I had taken a internet connection from Tata Indicom (CDMA Wireless). I purchased the Huawei EC325 modem which uses a USB cable to connect to the PC. My inital reaction was since it was a USB connection and was using a custom software to connect to the net, it would not be possible to connect to the net in Linux using this modem. After full two months, I finally gave up my laziness and did a quick search....

October 5, 2011 · 2 min · Mr. Kamath