Remove Microsoft Virtual Wifi Miniport Adapter

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I remember when I installed Virtual WiFi in my laptop I got this Microsoft Virtual Wifi Miniport Adapter. This was stubburn to be removed and I once even reinstalled the Operating System. But this time I didn't realised when it got through to the laptop. When it resides I have problem with my Wifi. It does not connect properly or it does not show my wifi AP and also it did not connect to the new Wifi AP only the old APs were able to connect. So I had disabled the Microsoft Virtual Wifi Miniport Adapter from the Network Connections (control panel >> ncpa.cpl). But one with the same problem came and even with disabling this from the network connections I cannot get through. Therefore I had google again and find its solution. Lucky enough I got it in one of the website and worked. http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/155404-right-way-disable-microsoft-virtual-wifi-miniport-adapter.html
I am even going to try this in my laptop. Hope it works in mine too. Yes it worked too and this Microsoft Virtual Miniport adapter vanished from the network connections of control panel.
Running cmd as an administrator and the following commands were issued
"netsh wlan stop hostednetwork"
"netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=disallow"

Change Office Language on MacBook Pro

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Change Microsoft Office 2011 Finnish to English Language on MacBook Pro
After the fresh unwrap of MacBook Pro, with the apple id created, all the necessary softwares had to be installed. All the freeware were not a problem to install on it, but the skype. I cannot download skype for mac from the windows computer. I was forced to download the skype from mac itself, after several times I downloaded the skype for mac from windows computer but always redirected to the skype for windows. Copied the links itself from the mac client and pasted to the windows pc, this time too redirected to failure. So gave up and had to download it though the internet in the macbook was slow. The next big hurdle was the Office package. Most of the clients were familiar with the Windows Package rather than other free ones. The client had the purchased version of Microsoft Office 2011 Home and Student Version 2011, but in Spanish and the Finish language only (two versions). I found it after I installed it. The installation process was in the English with the selection language (I don't know but later found those words were for Spanish and Finish, I remembered one of those word were suomi means Finnish.) After many search one of the search told to download a English version of Office 2011 with the same serial key provided. While others told to uninstall the previous version and delete this and that from different locations in mac, which was of course time consuming since this machine has not been much familiar to me as windows and linux. So I downloaded the English version of the same with the serial key. I later knew it had costed 15000 Nepali Rupees (I forgot the dollar it cost as told). So as said it worked without much pain to me. I had installed OpenOffice.org for mac as a backup. I tried for NeoOffice but could not as it would ask me 10 Dollar. Neither do I have any master card nor sending any money outside the country was easier enough than receiving. Trouble for now has been settled, more will be coming soon I hope.

Snort IDS and Honeyd

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Lately I have been working on snort IDS for windows. As per requirements to test it in windows, finally got hands on WinIDS. Though there is pre packaged solution on snort IDs with its graphical reporting snorby in Security Onion built in Ubuntu Iso, the preference were given to step by step built up and in windows. WinIds was great. But at last gave the Barnyard error in Windows XP. However such error was not present in windows server 2003. The error was while running barnyard in cmd prompt, it just did not want to run. Next thing I tried to run apache and mysql server that of xampp but just can't. So without further delay just installed fresh apache and mysql. So everything went well on testing in windows server 2003 and made it ready for the deployment.
The next task was to run honeypot in windows. I chose honeyd for windows version. This particular was also incompatible with windows xp. "WinHoneyd is NOT compatible with Windows XP SP2. Microsoft recommended solution:server 2003" one of the experts says in "Experts Exchange". So in favor of server 2003, gave up for Windows XP. I will publish further results after testing. Busy schedule for couple of weeks ahead.

3G settings in Nepal Telecom (NTC) for Samsung Galaxy S III

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Samsung Galaxy S3 and another unkown android tablet already activated for NTC 3G were not able to connect to the internet via GPRS or 3G with the settings provided in the NTC site. The proxy settings whether correct or not gave the negative result and also the sms gprs for 1404 would not give the reply sms from the NTC as at the time of 12 - 2.30 PM yesterday. After playing for more than 1 hour the settings however worked for them. First the tablet was connected to the internet through 3G high speed then the S3. The APN setting I used was ntnet. APN name ntnet and APN ntnet. Nothing more than that. The mobile data and data roaming were turned on. After the restart of each device, I was able to browse the internet with the status H (which stands for HSDPA). I really want to note down this before I forget. For more information
http://nxwiki.blogspot.com/2012/07/android-apn-settings-step-by-step.html#.UN0LXDM4JaE
http://ntc.net.np/mobile/mob_3g.php
http://ntc.net.np/mobile/mob_gprsConfig.php
Other unsuccessful try were with the ntc APN and ntwap

Saved Password recovery from Browser

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My opera 64bit browser eating up too much ram in my laptop more than 1 GB sometimes making my laptop cry too much with its fan. It would use up too much memory when I was using too many browsers and of course flash plugin may be its cause.

To reduce the noise I decided to install Opera 32bit instead. Installing 32bit Opera only was not enough for me, I had to port all my saved passwords and bookmarks to the new opera.
I had protected my passwords with the master password. I tried to unlock the passwords from the browsers but in vain. So I went for 3rd party tools OperaPassView from nirsoft http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/opera_password_recovery.html. It just showed me the username but not passwords. All the passwords had chinese letters embedded to it. I disabled the master password. However it did not solved my problem. Finally I got a solution which was easy to implement but raised an alarm. Are my passwords really safe with the browsers? Here is the solution.

It works withe opera, chrome and firefox. With the password saved page, click on auto login, as soon as it loads stop the browser from further going in. Then over the passwords right click on it and click on Inspect Element.

Now change the highlighted password field in the code box to "text" or "view" or any other word other than password. The saved password will be visible.

Updates in Messengers

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Microsoft is dropping windows live messenger in favor of Skype, while Yahoo has decided to disable some features from its browsers by December 14. Yahoo and Windows live contacts will no longer be able to chat with each other and the yahoo chat rooms will be disabled. For complete list of disabled features of Yahoo messenger has been listed in yahoo . http://www.ymessengerblog.com/blog/2012/11/30/updates-to-yahoo-messenger-features

Meanwhile I was searching for the yahoo mail notifier. I had forgotten that the yahoo messenger by default does this. So signing with yahoo messenger in the desktop and running it in background.

Download Chanakya font

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Font Chanakya.ttf is still being used a lot and is in great demand. The font is used in online edition of newspaper Annapurna Post. Without the font the online edition is unreadable.
Annapura Post Online Edition without Chanakya Font
Annapurna Post Online Edition after installing font
Download Chanakya Font
Download Preeti Font
Download kantipur Font
Download more Nepali Fonts here
http://www.nepali.info/nepali/fonts/
http://lalitkala.deviantart.com/art/Ananda-Nepali-Fonts-Collection-309919915
http://www.anandakm.com.np
http://www.kgshrestha.com.np/nepalifonts.php

Nepali Apps for Android Mobile

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The following links are for android users. These applications are developed for nepali users.

GSM Tool for Nepal
Load Shedding Schedule
Load Shedding Schedule by Nea.org.np
Nepali Patro
Hamro Patro
Nepal Zonal Maps
Nepali Date Converter
Nepali Unit Converter
Some of the above applications are reviewed in Sukrabar of this week.