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Archive for December, 2007

MTNL TriBand and IPTV via Linksys WRT54G – updated with Screenshots

Posted by Irus on December 23, 2007

How to avoid paying for getting MTNL Broadband on your 3rd party Wireless router after installation of MTNL IPTV.


1. IBM Laptop T42 Wifi equipped

2. Linksys WRT54G

3. MTNL TKD 4 port wired router

5. HP PSC printer to be configured


to get wifi access to internet and printer on the laptop and keep the iptv running as well on the TV without renting the wifi mtnl modem.


Internet access is up via wired ethernet on the laptop by directly connecting MTNL TKD to the laptop. Keep TKD, WRT and Printer switched off. Also all LAN cables are unplugged.

SETUP – your settings should be exactly like below. Not more not less.

1. clear TCP/IP settings from control panel-network connections-wireless and wired lan cards. Input following settings in the Wireless lan card

2. Turn on the printer first (make sure it is set to obtain IP address automatically from printer network settings in the printer itself.)

3. Turn on TKD and reset it. Connect Printer with TKD wired router via ethernet cable in any 1 of the 4 ports.

4. Turn on WRT54G and reset it.

5. Access WRT54G settings by typing in internet explorer.

6. Connect TKD with WRT via ethernet cable from any LAN port of TKD to Internet port. 


   If you get “Connected” like in the screen shot below it means all your settings have been done correctly.


After the settings ensure that your Wireless connection  is secure by following the below two Screen shots.

If there are many Wifi networks in your area it is a good idea to make your connection invisible by disabling SSID broadcast. 


If you have disabled SSID ensure that you tick the option of “Connect even if…” in the below screen shot on your computer.


Your Settings in MTNL Modem should use the Bridge mode as given below. No need to enter DNS/Username/Password in the Modem. 




That is it! enjoy! Post if you have any problems, will try to address depending on time.




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RTI – next step

Posted by Irus on December 22, 2007

So we have RTI to deal with the government and such bodies.

What next for RTI? How about it be employed in Corporate Sector?

Sometime we tend to forget the aggression of Capitalism in the drums of Liberal Capitalism

The Company Secretary Act 1980 or SEBI Guidlines don’t directly deal with individual grievances!

So time for the next level of RTI?

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Cadre Talks IAS versus IFS -II

Posted by Irus on December 6, 2007

For Part I click here.

So here we go Part II of why IAS is better or is IFS better.

Some statistics on my mind from the 2006 final results of CSM.

37 General Category got IAS including 2 physically challenged. Out of these 10 were insiders and rest were outsiders.

Meaning only 27% got the cadre which they wanted. Mind you cadre allocation is extremely important when it is the question of you having to spend the rest of your life in that cadre.

Comparatively IFS is a Central Service and there is no problem with Cadres.

The evil aspect about cadre is when you are alloted a ‘wrong’ cadre you are like a fish out of water. A person given NE cadre is already considering marriage with a girl from a ‘better’ cadre and he doesnt mind waiting for a year or two in LBSNAA while new batches come and he ‘nets’ his fish, be she ugly or obese. Darwin has lost here. There is no natural selection happening here.!! Sad.!!

Coming to the Training bit. IAS officers have training lasting 2 years of which 1 year is spent in districts. Comparatively, IFS officers have training of 3 years of which 1 year 2 months is spent learning a foreign language in a mission abroad. Remarkably, the remainder 2 years are spent in the heart of Civilization, Delhi, at the Indian Foreign Services institute.

Why are people still selecting IAS? i’m thoroughly confused. Hopefully, i won’t need to but if required i will be marking IFS as the numero uno choice next time. This time both the services are welcome, albeit IFS just edging out IAS at the moment on my rankings.

What do you think??

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