I found a while ago that there is a BIOS patch for my HP N40L Micro server that basically de-cripples it – to some extent. Had some time today to finally install an additional network card, so I took the opportunity to try the patch. This guide is pretty thorough although when I applied the patch, the extra options achieved were: SATA II speed and the extra menu “Chipset” -> “SouthBridge Configuration” -> “SB Sata Configuration” Before patch my software RAID read speeds where about 250MB/s after: hdparm -tT /dev/md0 /dev/md0: Timing cached reads: 2362 MB in 2.00 seconds = Continue Reading →
During this post, I bought an additional keychain (which I backed up the firmware first). Anyway… The model/manufacturer is: Zipp DP605. Found a modified firmware here, mirrored here fw_disp_delightdigi_black_NEW_Zipp, Cheers superelchi and mumianex. I’ve also change the python script and lcd4linux.conf for lower CPU usage and scrolls when more than 8 are detected. Available here, and the original firmware is here full_Zipp_original. Update: 9-6-2013 I have purchased 2 more DPF keychains, another Kasier Bass, and a generic one from Target. This is the original firrmware for the new Kaiser Bass (noticeable because the logo’s have changed) Cheers.
Please be aware this guide has incomplete information, and is very generalized. Ok, now I’ve got a reliable testing unit up and running – tested it for over a week. During that time I wanted to know if it had kernel panic’d or if the GPS had dropped out etc… So I looked into a few options: The easiest was to use telnet on from a laptop and just leave the screen open, this has other problems like battery life, bulky, heavy, and is over kill because you might as well just use the laptop. 16×2 character display LCD module, Continue Reading →
The WR703N is advertised as a mini 3G/WIFI travel router. You can get for about $23 on ebay. There are 2 similar models: WR702N and WR700N, both not as good; WR700N requires mains power, and the WR702N has half the flash, to point out just a few differences. I’ve used OpenWRT in the last few posts and have been very happy with the package selection and setup options, so it was a pretty obvious choice and luckily it’s available for this device. Interfaces: 1x ethernet (10/100Mb), 802.11N wireless (150Mb), USB host. Features: Powered by 5v usb, 32MB RAM, 4MB flash, Continue Reading →
Yep, a working WRT54G2 (version 1.0) for $2, just required a 12v power cable, which I’ve a few spares. This is the third WRT54G I’ve owned: First one was purchased o modify the flash and use as a bridge. Unfortunatly it was version 7 so it had no known third party firmware available, (atleast at the time) mainly due to an under sized flash chip and non-supported wireless chipset. Second was an American import and one of the originals flashed with DD-WRT. Worked perfectly until the loose power cable came out during a reflash… Bricked. As explained, this wireless router Continue Reading →