Tuesday, 10 May 2011

MTN Tablet Specials

I found the MTN specials for the month of May 2011 at http://www.mtnsp.co.za/Documents/YelloMagazineMay.pdf

On page 2 they have the Samsung Galaxy Tab, Huawei S7 Slim and HTC Flyer.

Samsung Galaxy TabHuawei S7 SlimHTC Flyer
DisplayTFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colorsTFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colorsLCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
600x1024px 7"480x800px 7"600x1024px 7.0"
SoundStereo speakers & 3.5mm jackStereo speakers & 3.5mm jackStereo speakers & 3.5mm jack
Memory16/32Gb Storage, 512MB RAM32Gb storage, 1Gb RAM
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspotWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspotWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetoothv3.0 with A2DPv2.1 with A2DPv3.0 with A2DP
USBProprietary v2.0microUSB v2.0microUSB v2.0
Camera3.15MP & 1.3MP2MP5MP & 1.3MP
Video720x480 @30fps720p
Androidv2.2 Froyov2.2 Froyov2.4 Gingerbread
CPUARM Cortex A8 1GHz1.5GHz
Device PriceR5376R4296R7176
Included Data
- R1176- R1176- R1176
Included Airtime
- R2400- R2400- R2400
Effective device priceR1800R720R3600
Custom ROMCyanogen in development http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=931857

Saturday, 7 May 2011

MWEB ADSL DNS (mobile post)

Had some time today to have a proper look at why my MWEB ADSL service has been so bad and unreliable the last couple of days.

I'm running a Mikrotik Router PC as my boundary and the PPPoE session from this machine to a Dlink ADSL modem. Uncapped 4Mbps from MWEB.

Today nothing worked. Sites would not open, but the old clue SKYPE was working.

For those that do not know, when Skype is working, and nothing else,you have a DNS problem of some sort.

The problem this time was IPv6.

As part of the debugging I did a nslookup for www.microsoft.com on one of my Windows 7 machines and to my surprise it returned a IPv6 address. I have not deployed IPv6 on my home network yet, so this is a problem.

It seems that Mikrotik ROS 5 now includes IPv6 by default. Also Windows 7 has IPv6 by default, so wheels now you can come off.

I disabled the IPv6 module on the ROS and W7 and all is now working again.

Hope this helps someone.

ProxMox Unprivileged LXC containers USB Drive

Some quick notes on bind mounting under ProxMox and getting the permissions right. Reference - https://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Unprivileged_LXC...