Firefox on Android

After a long time, finally Firefox works very well on Android. Download it from the Google Playstore. Make sure you also get the following add-ons: 1. Adblock Plus (blocks ads while surfing) 2. Ghostery (Blocks cookies, trackers) 3. Clean Quit (Quits after deleting cookies etc) If you do attend any online education courses or webinars, … Continue reading Firefox on Android

Web sites track users with invisible canvas fingerprint rather than cookies or flash cookies

There are several websites world over that track users. Originally, tracking mechanisms included Cookies, Flash Cookies. Historically too, I have written about Firefox add-ons in the articles below: Firefox add-ons you should never surf without Watching you silently – Flash Cookies / LSOs As mitigation measures were developed to counter cookies and flash cookies, old … Continue reading Web sites track users with invisible canvas fingerprint rather than cookies or flash cookies

Create VLAN on TP-Link WDR4300 wireless router with isolation

The TP-Link WDR4300 wireless router has an Atheros Chip. Due to this, it is not easy to set up VLANs (Virtual Local Area Networks) on it. Below explains how this can be done with the kind of problem that was overcome. Problem: I had a guest computer on my home wireless network that kept sending … Continue reading Create VLAN on TP-Link WDR4300 wireless router with isolation

Send files to others using sendspace.com as temporary file storage space

If you need to send a file to someone over the Internet, you can try several services such as Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive and more. But, what if you want to accomplish the same without logging in or registering on a website and also without giving away a lot of private information? To do this, … Continue reading Send files to others using sendspace.com as temporary file storage space

netstat shows unknown connections to *.clients.your-server.de domain

Upon starting Firefox and web browsing, when I perform a netstat -tuape, I find a network connection opened and shut down which points to a server *.clients.your-server.de. Upon further investigation with $ sudo netstat -tuape <enter> it was found that this shows up each time I start up Firefox and enter a URL to visit. … Continue reading netstat shows unknown connections to *.clients.your-server.de domain

Broadcom 4313 wireless does not connect to network or internet in Linux but detects wireless networks

Wireless adapter on Lenovo Z580 does not connect to Internet in Linux although it detects all the wireless networks. Finally, got the settings right to enable the use of built-in Broadcom 4313 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter [14e4:4727] (rev 01) Here are the steps. Open a terminal window. In the … Continue reading Broadcom 4313 wireless does not connect to network or internet in Linux but detects wireless networks

How to install Dropbox on Linux desktop

Setup a free Dropbox account for yourself at https://www.dropbox.com/login Download the deb file for your distribution from https://www.dropbox.com/install?os=lnx and install, if you use Ubuntu, using: $ sudo dpkg -i dropbox* <enter> Start it from Applications Menu->Internet->Dropbox. Next up, will be a screen as follows. Click on the Start button displayed within the Dropbox Information Window. … Continue reading How to install Dropbox on Linux desktop

Flashing dd-wrt on TP-Link WDR4300 router

The TP-Link WDR4300 wireless router comes with dual band and the default TP-Link firmware. This firmware is good for normal users but, if you install DD-WRT on the router, you can make it do a lot more. Download latest dd-wrt firmware for the WDR4300 from http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database Remove internet cable from the router Do a 30/30/30 … Continue reading Flashing dd-wrt on TP-Link WDR4300 router

Use VoIP on Linux and your Android Phone – linphone and sipdroid

Most of us use the popular solution to voice calling on the internet, called Skype. However, there are very good alternatives available that work more or less hassle-free. They use SIP to allow you to have a similar set up like Skype, but only over the SIP protocol. One the the good SIP services is … Continue reading Use VoIP on Linux and your Android Phone – linphone and sipdroid