One page website!

Take a look at this page, as an example.

Does it seems legit to you? If so … go see  a shrink.

I someone didn’t took his time to setup a properly organized website, he will not take his time to help you do something, except sell your email, take your money and tell you to shove it… somewhere.

If you don’t believe me, try it.

Let’s use the example above:
We strip the subdirectory from the address (/mml/) and we get an apache installed page.
Than we go to the main website and we seek the company (http://www.empireoption.com/Company):

World Trade Center
Montevideo – Uruguay
Luis Bonavita 1294 office 1510
ZIP Code: 11300
Phone: (+598) 2626 2006
contact@nationtraffic.com

Well, contact@nationtraffic.com doesn’t sound too good when you’re on empireoption.com

But that’s another matter, the hoax page – the first one we looked sounds kinda’ the same with empireoption, “BINARY OPTIONS”, while hiding under the empireoption.com domain, it could drag down the company, witch could be legit (I don’t say it is or it isn’t).

My advice to anyone is not to trust a one-page-website in any circumstances!
Do your research about the website and close the page (the other way around could work also)!

Mikrotik Quick Set

The Mikrotik has a really easy way of quickly get it running, Quick Set. In order to have the option, you must have at least one wireless interface, and 2 or more ethernet interfaces.

First step is to connect to your router using Winbox:
Login into the router by scanning for the router from the WinBox the […] button near [Connect]. Once you found the router, you can connect by clicking the MAC address. The default user is admin with no password.

Once you’re logged in click on Quick Set at the top left corner.

* I configured my device manually, Quick Set wasn’t available at that time, so I don’t have all the options ticked.

On the top left select AP

On the Wireless side, you need to put:
– SSID – the name of your wireless network.
– Frequency – the channel that it will work – I suggest not to put the sixth frequency (2437) since is the most used, and use first (2412), third (2422) or the ninth (2452) one.
– Band – normally 2GHz B/G but select the one you need (most current devices use G or N wireless band), just select the one with the most options. Be aware that normal wireless devices uses 2GHz band not 5GHz band.
– Channel Width: normally stick to 20 MHz, but if you have wireless N devices and the wireless card supports N band, you can select the 40 MHz width.
– Country: no_country_set will be OK.
– Security: tick WPA and WPA2
– Encryption: tick tkip and aes ccm
– Pre-Shared Key: write your wireless password.

On Configuration side:
– Mode: Router.

On  WAN (Internet connection):
NOTE: in order to mark the WAN interface you need to go to IP -> UPnP Settings -> Intrafaces -> double click on the interface connected to your ISP and select Type external. If the interface is not there, ass it with the red + sign.
– Address acquisition: select the way you connect to the ISP. You need to confirm with your ISP how you connect. Most of them use PPPoE.
– PPPoE User and PPPoE Password – the ones from your ISP.

On LAN/WAN:
– LAN IP Address: the IP for wireless. Use /24 t the end. Normally use 192.168.1.1/24. This will allocate the IP’s from 192.168.1.2 to 192.168.1.254 to devices on LAN.
– Bridge All LAN Ports – you can tick the option and in that case the IP Addresses from the previous step will be shared with the Ethernet ports and put the wireless and wired devices in the same LAN.
– DHCP Server – tick to have the IP’s allocated automatically, with all the right settings.
– NAT – tick. It’s a must.

Click OK and your router is set up.

Configure Elastix with DigiOriunde

You need to have: – Account (noted here 771xxxxxx) and password with RDS’s Digi Oriunde, Elastix working server – connected to internet – if not behind nat, delete the nat=yes statemants

Configuration steps:

0. Go to PBX page -> PBX Configuration

1. Setup a SIP Trunk
– go to Trunks
– Add SIP Trunk
– put in:
– Trunk name – I use digi
Outbound Caller ID – your phone number (the account number and a leading zero) – 0771xxxxxx
Trunk Name: – I use digi-out
PEER Details:

host=registrar.digioriunde.rcs-rds.ro
username=771xxxxxx
secret=password
type=friend&friend
insecure=invite
nat=yes
fromuser=771xxxxxx
fromdomain=registrar.digioriunde.rcs-rds.ro
qualify=yes
canreinvite=no
dtmfmode=rfc2833
disallow=all
allow=alaw&ulaw&g729&gsm

USER Context: – 771xxxxxx
USER Details:

authuser=771xxxxxx
context=from-trunk
nat=yes
dtmfmode=info
fromdomain=registrar.digioriunde.rcs-rds.ro
fromuser=771xxxxxx
host=registrar.digioriunde.rcs-rds.ro
insecure=very
secret=password
type=peer
username=771xxxxxx
disallow=all
allow=ulaw&alaw&g729&gsm

Register String: 771xxxxxx:password@registrar.digioriunde.rcs-rds.ro
– Submit changes

3. Apply Configuration Changes Here

4. Outbound routes – if you already have a Romanian route edit that one with the forth line below
– Route name: – I use Romania
– Where it said match pattern type +40.
– Add another route and like the previous step type 0040.
Trunk Sequence for Matched Routes – at 0 (zero) select digi

NOTE: Digi Oriunde does not allow to receive calls yet. Any calls answered or dialled from your DigiMobile number will stop the Digi Oriunde service and any ongoing calls!

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Installing Windows without formating the partition

Warning for the americans: The procedures described below will delete all your installed programs from Program Files and it is very likely that the programs installed anywhere else will not work.

Goal: Install a clean Windows – for whatever reason (viruses, crashes, slow response) without formating the partition

List of steps:

  1. Remove old Windows, programs and backup documents if necessary
  2. Install Windows, programs and restore documents

Solution:

[Win XP] means the part is about Windows XP
[Win Vista & 7] means the part is about Windows Vista & 7

1. This is not for the clumsy 🙂 but I will try to be as clear as possible

You need a bootable live CD – Windows or Linux. Linux is free and I usualy use Ubuntu for its simple way of doing things.

Once you have the Live CD, you need to boot from it. In order to do so, the computer bios must be set to boot from CD first.

Once in the live session you have different paths to take to do what we set up for:

Windows Live CD: press the windows key (between Ctrl and Alt) together with E. This will open Windows Explorer. Navigate to the partition with Windows directory in there (usually “Local Disk C:”).
Ubuntu (or any other Gnome based Linux): go to places and select a partition (or a hard drive if there is only one partition). If you have a 100MB partition, don’t open it, it’s Windows Vista or 7 EFI partition. If you find a Windows directory, stay there, if not open another partition.

Remember the size of the partition you found Windows on if you have more than one partition.

Now the paths are the same:

  • Delete the Windows directory, confirm with Yes to all as many times as necessary.
  • In the mean time, go to [Win XP] Documents and Settings [Win Vista & 7] Users, than navigate to your username (or the one with the documents you want to save) and select [Win XP] My Documents [Win Vista &7] Documents (hidden files must be visible – on Linux they are by default) -> right click on the directory and select Cut. Go to the root of the partition (where you found Windows directory), make a backup directory and paste into that directory. This saves your documents. If you have documents on the Desktop,  repeat the procedure but this time right click on the Desktop folder – is the same on XP, Vista & 7. The Pictures and the Videos directory is in My documents on Win XP, but on Vista & 7 it has a different directory: Pictures is one and Videos is the other.
    WARNING: “My pictures”, “My videos” and “My documents” on Windows Vista and 7 are shortcuts not the actual directory and contents! DO NOT COPY THOSE ONES
  • Hopefully by now the windows directory is deleted. Make sure your documents, pictures and videos are safe. Now delete Program Files, [Win Vista & 7] Program data,  [Win XP] Documents and Settings, [Win Vista & 7] Users, if possible the files hiberfil.sys and pagefile.sys and any files that you find in the root partition where you found Windows.

Now you’re ready to move to step 2.

2. Installing Windows is as usual, but you don’t format the partition, you just select the partition you want to install to – by the size of the partition you found Windows directory on, if you got more than one partition.

Than you install the drivers. The most recommended way is to install the mainboard drivers, then reboot, then install the rest, normally rebooting after each one. But I usually am lazy and install all of them selecting “Reboot later” and reboot only when I’m finished.

Once all your drivers are in place – check Device manager for yellow exclamation mark(s) – a good practice is to do a Windows Update.
Install your programs: office, communication suites, picture and/or video editors, you know what you need.

Go to the backup directory, if you did the backup and reverse the actions you took to save the directories, but a safe and quick way is to select all (Ctrl+A), Cut (Ctrl+X) and go to the username directory in [Win XP] Documents and Settings; [Win Vista & 7] Users – and paste (Ctrl+V) – DO NOT OVERWRITE!.

If you saved the Desktop, you can delete the broken links – probably old programs that you did not install.

Enjoy your clean new Windows.

P.S. Don’t install toolbars, it will slow down your browser.