Wednesday, March 3, 2010

How to Set up a Linksys Wireless Router

For a beginner, it is really hard to set up a wireless router with a Windows client. Linksys routers come with a step-by-step Setup Wizard which makes setup and configuration easy to understand. Once the initial setup is complete, it's simple to customize the configurations.

Before we go to the step below are the things you will need:
  • Linksys wireless router
  • DSL or cable Internet connection
  • Ethernet cables 

    Set up a Linksys Wireless Router

    1. Choose and purchase a Linksys router, taking into account your budget and computing habits.

    2. Attach the antennas to the Linksys wireless router.

     3. Place the router in a central location, making sure it's not surrounded by metal. (A signal can't be obtained through metal.) The router should be located so that the distance between clients (computers) is somewhat equal. This will create a better connection.

    4. Plug the Ethernet cable into the "Internet" port on the back of the Linksys router.

    5. Connect a computer to the router by plugging another Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port on your computer and attaching the other end to one of the available ports on the back of the router. You can choose any port except the one labeled "WAN."

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Yahoo Messenger Shortcut Keys

Below are the list of keyboard shortcuts for Yahoo Messenger (YM) and Yahoo Mail.

Yahoo Messenger:

General Use Shortcut Keys

  • Windows Key + Y – Bring Yahoo Messenger to Focus, works even if Yahoo Messenger is sitting in the system tray.
  • Ctrl + G – Buzzes the contact you are chatting with.
  • Ctrl + H – Show or Hide offline contacts in main messenger Window.
  • Ctrl + Shift + P – Open preferences window.
  • Ctrl + M – Provides a option to send a Instant message.
  • Ctrl + T - Provides a option to send a SMS message.
  • Ctrl + L – Provides a option to make a call.
  • Ctrl + K – Provides options to Call a phone number.
  • Ctrl + Y – Send a email message.
  • Ctrl + Shift + A – Provides options to add a contact.
  • Ctrl + Shift + 0,1 or 2 – Switches between different messaging formats provided by Yahoo Messenger 9 and above.
  • Esc key – Closes a active message window.
  • Ctrl + D – Sign out of Yahoo Messenger.
  • Ctrl + Shift + D – Sign out of Yahoo Messenger client and sign in to your mobile device.
  • Ctrl + Shift + F8 – Change your display Image.
  • Ctrl + Shift + C – Send you contact info in a active chat window.
  • Ctrl + Shift + M – Send you messenger friend list in a active chat window.
  • Ctrl + Shift + R – Request contact details in a active chat window.

Messaging Window Editor Shortcut Keys

  • Ctrl + B – Toggle bold on or off, or convert selected text to bold.
  • Ctrl + I - Toggle italic on or off, or convert selected text to italic.
  • Ctrl + U - Toggle underline on or off, or convert selected text to underline.
  • Alt-A - Opens the cccount page
  • Alt-C - Opens call menu
  • Alt D - Opens contact details
  • Alt+E - Ends active call
  • Alt+H -Holds active call
  • Alt+R - Resumes call
  • CTRL+L - Call PC
  • Alt+L - Call back
  • Alt+M - toggle mute
  • Alt+S - Save to address book
  • ALt+V = Adjust volume

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Set Multiple Home Pages In Firefox

Did you people ever wish to set-up multiple home pages in Firefox ?
If you said yes, then you are at the right place. Here’s the way to do this little but useful little trick.
Suppose you would like to set your Blog, Google and Facebook as your homepages. Then try this tweak in Firefox to set multiple homepages. This is what you should do:

Set Multiple Home Pages In Firefox

Monday, November 16, 2009

Surf Without Any Internet Browser

Ever find yourself sitting in front of a computer where Internet Explorer or Firefox was blocked by IT Administrator – and restricted you from installing any software? If that PC is running Windows XP, then there is chance for you to still surf Internet. Just follow these simple steps:

Surf Without Any Internet Browser

6 MSN Messenger Tricks

My last post was  about yahoo messenger tricks now it's time to introduce to those  who are fun of using the online communication through internet,  the messenger tricks. So enjoy guys.

MSN Messenger Tricks

These tricks require that MSN Plus! Live is installed on your PC:

1. Sending Continuous Nudge

You might have experienced this before: one of your friend on MSN messenger keeps sending you non-stop nudges continuously, until you can hardly do anything on your MSN messenger. When you try to do the same back to him, you get the message "You may not send a nudge that often". If you have this experience before, I bet you will be desperately trying to find out how did your friend do those annoying stuff while you are not able to the same. And the answer is you need to install the NudgesToolsScript in order to do this. Just download the script and execute it (double click the .plsc file.. you will get a warning message.. just check the the check box that says "I accept the responsibility of installing this script" and click 'Import'). After installing the script, you will now be able to send continuous nudges to your friend with no delay. If you really want to annoy any of your friend :P, type "/sendnudge 1000 100" (without the double quotes) and hit enter. Your friend will then get 1000 nudges every 100 milliseconds! By the default setting, your own chat window will also be vibrating when you send nudges.. To prevent vibration on your own chat window, do this: go to Tools > Option > Messages, and uncheck the "Allow me to send and receive nudges" checkbox so that your chat window will not vibrate when sending nudges to your friend. To stop the nudges, type "/stopnudge" and it will stop immediately.

2. Find out if somebody has blocked you on MSN

This is probably one of the most frequently asked question: how can I know if someone has block me on MSN messenger. There are lots of online services out there which claims to be able to check if someone has blocked you. As far as I know, many of them contains some sort of spyware, and will intrudes your MSN and sends annoying automated messages to all of your contacts. So instead of using those so called MSN block checker, here's a manual way to check if someone has blocked you:

1. Register a new MSN account. Use a different nick name so that no one can recognize that it's you.
2. Sign in to MSN on both your actual account and your new fake account. Having MP!L installed, you can sign in to 2 separate session of MSN simultaneously using different account.
3. Add the contact that you want to check using your new account. If at anytime, someone appears online, or accept you into his/her contact on the new account, but appears offline in your actual account, he/she has blocked you.

This seems to be a more troublesome way, but it saves you from being intruded by spyware, and most importantly, it works.

3. Cool effects on MSN display name

This is a cool trick that enable you to easily edit your display name and make it looks cooler. Install the script NameEditor. Then go to the script button (somewhere on the top of the messenger), and choose NameEditor > Edit Name. The Name Editor window will appears, which which enable you to fill in some cool effects for your display name. This will easily make your name stand out among all the names in your friends' contact list.


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