MTNL's triband is getting from bad to worse with connectivity problems,
when I need it the most. So I am pondering over dumping the extra line
and going for the USB modems from Tata or Reliance. That will give me
connectivity outside Mumbai too.
What are the user experiences with Reliance and Tata USB modems? How do
they fare during peak hours? What download speeds do you average?
If you are using KDE and don't want Konqueror but a simple file browser
then install Dolphin using apt or adept. Then right click on any folder
and select 'Open With'. Here select Dolphin and check the remember box.
Now every time you open a folder, it opens in Dolphin.
On Wed, 10 Oct 2007 Rony wrote :
> MTNL's triband is getting from bad to worse with connectivity
> problems, when I need it the most.
It is surprising for /me/ to note this. I assume, the causes could be
a. The (longer) distance of your (exchange's?) DSLAM from the place of installation. (Wire quality, QoS etc.)
b. The SNR (or Line Attenuation) on your line.
c. A parallel line (telephone at your home) of the same number.
a. Probably doesn't have a /concrete/ solution. Authorities at MTNL would have to be notified of it.
b. If the line is running in parallel to other (affecting) lines, the SNR may have increased, there _might_ be differences in your speed. Line Attenuation might also be another cause. Reducing it by some means, could help.
c. Parallel lines, may be a cause for line attenuation. (Assuming that signals are relayed to a non-receiving device). A single line from the exchange, would be plugged, in the filter. Two other wires, one to the DSL router, and the other to the phone. Bas! That's it. There should be some improvement.
Ofcourse, if you have tried these, and Triband doesn't serve the purpose well, you can switch to a different provider.
http://www.exatt.net - was mentioned somewhere in the archives for good unlimited data transfer plans.
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On Wed, 10 Oct 2007 Easwar Hariharan wrote :
> I'm unable to access the wiki(404 Not Found) and when I try to give only
>http://db.glug-bom.org/ ,I get a page with the address
>http://db.glug-bom.org/apache2-default/ and It Works! in bold and big font
>size.This is as of Wed Oct 10,00:08 hours.Is this issue limited to me or is
>it a general problem(feature?)
We'll probably come to know in sometime. I haven't been able to update the wiki for quite sometime now.
Is the site being migrated to Apache 2 or in general is something going
on?I'm unable to access the wiki(404 Not Found) and when I try to give only
http://db.glug-bom.org/ ,I get a page with the address
http://db.glug-bom.org/apache2-default/ and It Works! in bold and big font
size.This is as of Wed Oct 10,00:08 hours.Is this issue limited to me or is
it a general problem(feature?)
We know Dr. Kalam was a FOSS advocate, and as soon as he was told that
his own (President's) web site was powered by non-free technologies,
he had it switched to a FOSS based server. But I think the
de-Kalamization (read de-FOSSization) has started with his exit:
458, Jamuna Hostel,
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