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2
Jun

Increasing Bandwidth Limit



By default (even with QoS disabled) Windows XP and above reserves up to 20 percent of your connections bandwidth. To override this reserve take the following steps.

* Start > Run > type gpedit.msc
* You will see [Local Computer Policy]
* Expand the [Administrative Templates] branch
* Expand the [Network] branch
* Highlight [QoS Packet Scheduler]

* Double-click [Limit Reservable Bandwidth]
* Check [Enabled]
* Change [Bandwidth limit %] to 0 %
* Click [Apply] [OK]
* Restart

Make sure you Log on as Administrator, not as a user with Administrator privileges.

Source: http://mostlysavingmoney.com/how-to-increase-your-broadband-speed-in-3-minutes/

17
May

VMware Workstation: Operation on file .vmdk failed

I got an error “Operation on file .vmdk failed.” when i tried to boot up my virtual WinXP machine in VMware Workstation.

Here the things I tried:

a) Repaired the vmdk file –> Basic VMDK-repair know-how

b) Converted to .vhd file –> VMDK(VMWare) to VHD Converter

c) Opened the .vhd file –> Windows Virtual PC

d) Converted the .vhd file back to .vmdk file –> How to convert VHD to VMDK partition types (Convert format to VMDK)

After days of finding the solution. I figured out the simple answer is using Winimage 8.50 and open the .vmdk file to recover all your precious data.

27
Feb

Huawei E1550 USB 3G Modem on Windows 7

Got my USB modem dongle 1 month ago. When I connected it to my Win7 notebook, it does not seem to detect the modem but shown a removable storage that contained the Mobile Broadband Modem softwares and drivers.

After installing the software, the removable storage disappeared. Huawei E1550 USB 3G Modem was nowhere detected. Mobile Broadband Modem software prompted that the device was not connected. Try restarting Windows, but still no E1550 found.

I give-up and use the simcard on my Nexus One.

Yesterday, I tried googling for solutions, tried upgrading (I end up downgrading the firmware), but Win7 still can’t find the modem. Use my WinXP VMWare to downgrade the firmware as it detected the modem. Via Starhub’s website, it is confirmed that these firmwares supports Win7.

After getting pieces of tips here and there, today I decided to uninstall the software and driver. Put the installation software on a harddisk drive and installed it without the dongle inserted.

Shutdown my notebook and attached the dongle to the USB slot and re-powered my notebook. Viola, it started to detect the modem!

I’m getting the 3G Application Interface and 3G PC UI Interface! Load Mobile Broadband Modem and there is no more prompting of unavailable device.

Tried ways to share this internet via Access Point, but my notebook Wireless Network Connection adapter does not support Access Point, but only Ad-Hoc network.

No choice, now I had to find a portable 3G wifi router.

31
Oct

APK: MeRadio for Android

ALL 13 MediaCorp Radio Stations in ALL four languages now on your Android phone.

MeRadio from MediaCorp delivers the culturally diverse and cosmopolitan sound of Singapore wherever YOU are. Now you can hear your favorite stations and get the best audio entertainment and up-to-the-minute news and information on the go.

http://radioactive.sg/index.php/devices/android

24
Oct

APK: WhatsApp Messenger

WhatsApp Messenger is a smartphone messenger available for iPhone, Blackberry, Android, and Nokia phones. WhatsApp uses your 3G or WiFi (when available) to message with friends and family. Switch from SMS to WhatsApp to send and receive messages, pictures, audio notes, and video messages at no cost. Free for the first year!

http://www.appbrain.com/app/whatsapp-messenger/com.whatsapp

24
Oct

APK: Winamp for Android

Winamp for Android (beta) offers a complete media management solution for 2.1 OS & above. Sync your music from the Winamp desktop player over USB or Wi-Fi. Learn more – http://bit.ly/bfLxap.

Other features: persistent audio playback controls, play queue, scrobbling, playlist shortcuts, lock screen & widget player.

http://www.appbrain.com/app/winamp/com.nullsoft.winamp

3
Oct

How To Install APKs In Virtual Android OS PC.

Since I can’t find a way to download the apks to the OS, I had to install the apks directly from the internet.

1. From the VMware console with Android OS 3 loaded, press ALT+F1 to go to the command box.
2. Change the current path by typing: cd /system/app
3. From the cmmand line, type wget http://server_path/apkfile.apk to install the apk. (ping the server_path to get the ip address.)
4. Press ALT+F7, to go back to the desktop and voila, enjoys!

Here are some of the free apks servers:
http://www.pcmaniacs.net/g1/files/apps/Android_apps/ (ip: 24.171.288.199)

21
Aug

APK: GPS Status

Display your GPS and sensor data: position and signal strength of satellites. Check your position, GPS accuracy, speed, acceleration and bearing. Includes a compass showing both magnetic and true north. Use it as a leveling tool or share your location with friends. Mark your location and navigate back later.

http://www.appbrain.com/app/com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2

21
Aug

APK: App 2 SD

“App 2 SD” helps you to move apps to either external or internal storage thru’ the system Settings.

★ list movable apps in icon view
★ ease of moving apps to SD card
★ show app used size, storages total/avail size

http://www.appbrain.com/app/com.a0soft.gphone.app2sd

21
Aug

APK: Android System Info

ASI provides a lot of technical infos(Hardware, System, Telephony…),
Task Manager and more.

http://www.appbrain.com/app/com.electricsheep.asi