Category: Hardware

Jan 20 2014

GL-iNet external antenna modification

GL-iNet external antenna modification Equipment requires: Hot air heater gun – SMT rework station or good soldering gun Portable drill – to drill a hole on existing chassis to fit SMA connector. Part requires: IPX / IPEX (U.FL) to RP-SMA Female Pigtail Cable for Wifi Wireless Antenna   X1 Antenna (SMA-Male)   X1 IPX Surface …

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Jan 19 2014

Mini router – GL-iNet (Part -3)

Mini router – GL-iNet (Part -3) U-Boot Flashing The below steps are procedure on how to flash the U-Boot.  Please note, I’ll not responsible for your device damage or brick, do it at your own risk.   tftp 0x80060000 uboot_for_gl-inet.bin erase 0x9f000000 +0x10000 cp.b 0x80060000 0x9f000000 0x10000    

Jan 19 2014

Mac to a USB serial device

Mac to a USB serial device The below is a simple guide to get your mac connect to a USB serial device, maybe a USB-RS232 or USB-TTL. 1) Open your terminal window 2) using the below command to list all tty devices that is recognised by your mac  ls /dev/tty.*   Shiki-mbp-:~ shiki$ ls /dev/tty.* …

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Jan 12 2014

Seagate SSHD 1TB Hard Drive ST1000LM014

Seagate SSHD 1TB Hard Drive ST1000LM014 Today, I had got a new 2.5″ SSHD to replace my existing portable time machine hard drive (Buffalo Mini-Station) , as the existing hard drive is already full. I didn’t actually buy a new portable HDD with an enclosure, instead I bought bare drive itself so that I can …

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Jan 11 2014

Mini router – GL-iNet (Part -2)

Mini router – GL-iNet (Part -2) U-Boot Connect the router with TTL serial to your computer, the serial connect baud rate is 115200. Once the router is powered up, press any key immediate inside the console to get  into the U-Boot.   Exam env var in U-Boot uboot> printenv bootargs=console=ttyS0,115200 root=31:02 rootfstype=squashfs init=/sbin/init mtdparts=ar7240-nor0:128k(u-boot),1024k(kernel),2816k(rootfs),64k(config),64k(ART) bootcmd=bootm …

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Jan 10 2014

Mini router – GL-iNet (Part -1) – (Updated)

Mini router – GL-iNet (Part -1 ) Recently i got hold of this mini router GL-iNet, it is very much clone of TP-Link but, it has more and better specification. Details are available from their home page Due to it larger flash and ram memory, we can customise the router to run on OpenWRT too.   …

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Jan 08 2014

Replacement of iPhone Lightning cable

Replacement of iPhone Lightning cable Today, i received my replacement iPhone lightning cable. Since my Applecare+ cover accessories so why not, DIY self service at web portal replace any faulty accessories without stepping out from your house? Once successful, you will received a replacement unit dispatched from DHL express courier service. I can say Apple …

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Dec 16 2013

Installing OpenWRT on a x86 PC (Part 1)

Installing OpenWRT on a x86 PC (Part 1) _______ ________ __ | |.—–.—–.—–.| | | |.—-.| |_ | – || _ | -__| || | | || _|| _| |_______|| __|_____|__|__||________||__| |____| |__| W I R E L E S S F R E E D O M —————————————————– ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT (12.09, r36088) —————————————————– * …

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Oct 15 2013

LaCie Rugged 256GB – Diagnostic test

LaCie Rugged SSD USB3.0 256GB – Diagnostic Test Model: SanDisk SSD U100 256GB Firmware: 10.56.00 Serial: ############ LBA: 500118192 Report By: HDDScan for Windows version 3.3 Report Date: 15-Oct-13 10:15:32 PM Diagnostic Erase Test                   Diagnostic Read Test

Sep 14 2013

Hackintosh Hardware – Gigabyte H77N-WiFi

Hackintosh Hardware – Gigabyte H77N-WiFi Picture tells a thousand words, the below are picture of my mackintosh on mini-ITX factor. It does take up a lot of foot print on my table and the setup is fairly simple. Using the tonymacx86 multi beast makes the setup is quick and straight forward, anyone interested get actually …

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