Kenjun

January 29, 2009

Acer Aspire One network center not working

Filed under: Uncategorized — kenjun @ 10:16 pm

The network center on the Acer Aspire One was not working. Apparently as a power outage corrupted the network settings. This helped:

rm -rf ~/.gconf/system/networking

Then restart the PC and the internet stuff will re-initialise. You have to re-do the wifi stuff, password.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-laptop-and-netbook-25/acer-aspire-one-network-center-not-working-694251/

January 25, 2009

Printing from a Windows XP PC to a printer attached to an Aiport Base station

Filed under: Uncategorized — kenjun @ 2:51 pm

Here’s how to print from a Windows XP PC to a printer attached to USB port of an Airport Extreme Base Station or Airport Express

http://www.ifelix.co.uk/tech/1004.html

January 9, 2009

Fix Slow DNS in Leopard

Filed under: Uncategorized — kenjun @ 9:05 am

With Leopard, a major change occurred in DNS lookups. Any program in Leopard that can use version 6 IP addresses will send out a new type of DNS lookup request – the SRV Record. In Tiger and previous OS X versions, DNS lookups were A record requests.

SRV records are new (sadly, 8 years old is new in the DNS world), provide more information than A records, but have terrible support in terms of hardware (your DSL router or cable modem) and DNS servers that answer with SRV information. For every SRV request that Leopard sends it must wait for a valid reply. If the request fails, Leopard must try again. If it fails again, Leopard will finally ask for an A record. This is one reason why Mac users are experiencing slow Internet on new Macs with Leopard or after upgrading to Leopard from Tiger.

http://installingcats.com/tag/slow-dns-lookup/#direct_dns_better_dns

Fix Slow DNS in Leopard

Filed under: Uncategorized — kenjun @ 9:05 am

http://installingcats.com/tag/slow-dns-lookup/#direct_dns_better_dns

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