Facebook’s evil Free Basics

It is hard to appreciate the evil in FB’s “Free Basic”. The simple facts. If and when “Free Basics” becomes very popular, which in all likelihood it will, if government does not ban it, then people will mostly probably stop renewing their mobile data plans. That means they will be able to access only “basic” […]

Configure your Belkin N150 router for BSNL broadband

Login to your router dashboard. It should usually be at http://192.168.2.1. Now under “Inertnet WAN” click on “Connection Type”. Here select “PPPoE” and click on Next. Provide your BSNL username and password. Leave the “Service Name” field blank. For “VPI/VCI” field provide 0 and 35 as values. For “Encapsulation” field choose “LLC”. Leave all other […]

Our Mobile Planet

Our Mobile Planet. A site supported by Google. We can download helpful charts on mobile usage penetration and behavior. Very helpful for site owners and can help decide if the site needs to have a dedicated mobile website too.

New (possible) social engineering attack using forums.

First a disclaimer: I am not 100% sure if the incident that I am about to mention was really a social engineering attack to steal my email id. The attacker introduced himself as Osher. Osher if your intentions were really good then do let me know and I sincerely apologies. The incident Refer to the […]

Router settings for TATA Indicom Broadband connection.

I have a Netgear ADSL Wifi router. The router provided to me by TATA Indicom was below par so I decided to use my router. Below are the settings you need to configure your router. Note that you need a router with ADSL modem (like my Netgear DG834G). Multiplexing method: LLC-Based DSL Mode: ADSL2+ VPI: […]

Using Airtel Edge/GPRS Micromax MMX 610U USB device to surf the internet from Linux

This has been a major headache for me to reboot to Windows just to surf my net, and to update my Linux machine I had to forward the internet connection from a Windows computer to my Linux machine. None-the-less I eventually managed to make it work to day. 🙂 Note that I managed to make […]