Monitoring TP-Link Powerline speeds on a TL-WPA8630P

Edit This no longer works on the latest firmware because the calls are now encrypted. It's trivial to reverse with the AES key just being based on timestamp, but there is an easier way :
Monitoring Powerline speeds ( TP-Link TL-WPA8630P, TL-PA8033PKIT, AV1300)

Firstly, you'll need to use your web browser's network debug panel to intercept a login request to the access points web GUI.
You'll want to find the 'Basic admin' cookie.

Falken Sun, 12/29/2019 - 10:37

Root Sony Z3 compact with Lolipop (Android 5.1)

Submitted by Falken on Sun, 03/27/2016 - 12:18

This keeps all your data and most settings intact, so you can use your phone as you do it (though it will spend a lot of time 'optimizing apps') or stop and go out :-)
You don't need to unlock the boot loader, so the camera quality stays awesome, and you get all the bundled apps, along with the Google ones.

Use the built in update app to go from 4.4 to 5.

Then use the settings, about, update menu to update to 5.1 latest.

Install Kingroot (I used 4.8) and let it root your phone.

Getting started with Rii mini i8 Bluetooth keyboard and mouse on the Raspberry Pi 3

To to find your IP :
alt-f2, lxterminal

SSH in from another machine, and follow along from

Falken Thu, 03/03/2016 - 19:23
TP-Link TL-WPA4230P on Linux

Quick note on these PowerLine devices.

They don't need any tools to manage them, as they have a sufficient web interface.

BUT - these devices are terrible network citizens.

Falken Sat, 02/27/2016 - 08:14

Dell have abandoned Linux users, no matter what Ubuntu say about it

Submitted by Falken on Mon, 01/23/2012 - 19:24

I got a Dell laptop a few years ago, and while scouting around for it's replacement I noticed the Ubuntu Linux folks are still proud to say their stuff not only runs on Dell kit still, but that it's available to purchase and have supported direct from Dell:

"purchase Ubuntu on Dell"

Using your Amazon Web Services Summit 2011 card under Linux or MacOS #awssummit2011

Submitted by Falken on Fri, 06/17/2011 - 19:33

For reason's best known to some brain dead marketing monkey, I got given a USB device that only works correctly on Windows. Have you ever seen a ghost in the machine open the run box, type in a web address and launch a browser with out asking ? Neither had I, and fortunately Linux and MacOS users don't have that problem. But how to get your free credit from the AWS Summit 2011 ?
I found a way.


FlashCamp Birmingham #fcbuk

Submitted by Falken on Fri, 03/25/2011 - 11:04

Mike Jones, Adobe
Mike is an evangelists for games at Adobe. A shift of focus I think Adobe is still making. Mike shows there are a massive number of devices, and you can target these all with HTML5 but Flash has a unique opportunity to innovate on all of these platforms. Mike has a nice time line graph to back this up over the last 15 years.


Scotch on the Rocks 2011 Day Two #sotr2011

Submitted by Falken on Mon, 03/07/2011 - 09:59

Mark Drew and Gert Franz of Railo
It's up to you to be proud of CFML, don't apologise for it ! Tweet it, blog it ! You cant convert .Net, PHP users, only tempt them.
But likewise, we should try other stuff and tell everyone the 10% you like about Scala or whatever. You might end up with them in ColdFusion (or Railo !). Incentivise your colleagues, especially the 9 to 5'ers.
Price and performance is not an issue any more for ColdFusion, been around for ages but updated every single year.