Posts Tagged wifi

Analyze your wifi networks

Until now, the best app that I knew for analyzing wifi networks for things like searching for a free wifi channel for our wifi was for Android(Wifi Analyzer). Yesterday a friend told me about a Windows tool called inSSIDer.
Works like a charm!.

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Skip password of default keyring in Ubuntu 10.04

Today just after getting up my Ubuntu asked me for “Default password for default keyring to unlock”… and that irritated me as I wanted to connect to my home network as everyday. So, to skip this window the next time you start a session you can follow the next steps:

1. Right click on the network icon > Click Edit the connection...
2. Go to the Tab of your connection (Wireless for me), click the network you trust and click Edit...
3. Check the "Make avaiable for all users" checkbox (and watch that the "Connect automagically checkbox is checked too!).
4. Apply.

I hope this helps someone :)

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Android 2.2 Froyo on the Nexus One!

I own a Nexus One (given to me from Google in their Android talk in the MWC of this year!) and I was tempted to update my SO from Android 2.1 to 2.2 because I have the need to share my 3G connection via wifi (and flash support is fun to try).

To update my SO I’ve followed the steps from phandroid:

1.Download the Android 2.2 firmware for the Nexus
2.Rename the file and copy it to your microSD card via USB. [Note: make sure the file is named and not]
3.Power down your Nexus One
4.Hold down the “Volume Down” button as you power the phone back on.
5.A screen should appear showing your phone’s system searching for various files. Scroll down to “recovery” and press the “Power” button.
6.When you see the triangle with an exclamation point symbol, press the “Power” and “Volume Up” buttons at the same time.
7.From the menu that appears, select “Apply”
8.When the screen displays “Install from sdcard complete” select “reboot system now” and wait for the phone to power back up.
There you go! You now have Android 2.2 on your Nexus One, not to mention a faster device, automatic upgrading of apps, a “comments” tab on Android Market and a bunch more.

Oh! And my opinion after upgrading:
Great! Everything goes a little more smooth, there are some little improvements in the interface, the 3G – wifi stuff works nicely and the flash support, sometimes a bit slow, works :)

Update: There is a newer version of Froyo, build FRF83 that seems to be the official release one!
I couldn’t wait and I’ve installed it using the same process above. I got to it via elandroidelibre (spanish) once again! You can download this version from here (official) (1,8mb). It needs to be installed over FRF50 (the one above).
I just noticed that now you can turn your mobile to the “other side” than normally apps got into landscape mode and it gets to the correct landscape mode too (I think this wasn’t like that before, correct me if I’m wrong).

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