Gobi 2000 on Windows 8 (Thinkpad)

After struggling for hours to get my WWAN card, a Qualcomm GOBI 2000 HS-USB Modem 9205, I finally found a way to make it work.

When first installed, using normal Windows 7 drivers it looked like it worked but little but it never received a signal. I found a dialog showing me that it was on CDMA.

I then searched the web for a way to make it change the firmware to UTMS and alot of posts suggest that running the installer with DEFAULTIMAGE=6 will sove this issue however I seemed to me like nothing changed.

With Windows 7 you can install the Access Connection Manager but that is not available on Windows 8, so that was a no go.

I then tried all sorts of hacks which didn’t get me any where.

Finally I found that both Lenovo and Sony have tools to set this image to something else than CDMA and i went and downloaded and installed: OneClick Internet which did all the difference. It was able to detect the card and everything.

I then clicked “Settings” in the window and chose the Firwware tab.

Set it to generic UMTS and clicked Change.

This made the program stall and in the end I cancelled it and started over.

I then remember I read another post suggesting that setting it to Vodaphone would works as well – even if it’s a SIM card from another company. I did and it worked! Suddenly there was a signal and once I clicked “Connect” it worked! I am online and life is good!

You can download Sony OneClick Internet from here:
ftp://ftp.vaio-link.com/pub/VAIO/Original/WWAN_Connection%20manager_R5_Generic_ENU_1.x_32bit_64bit_E_1.0_1.0.0.1_ENU.zip

The article where i found this tip which also works on Windows 8 on a Thinkpad :-):
http://forum.notebookreview.com/sony/501413-gobi-2000-wan-unlock-solution-tested-works-new-z-win7-64bit-pro.html

Good luck out with Gobi 2000 and WWAN

I found the guide here:

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DLNA and IGMP snooping



On my home network I use alot of enterprise equipment. Mostly for testing purposes but it does give me some strange problems from time to time.

A while ago I noticed that all my switches and wireless equipment would start flashing like someone did a multicast storm of some sort so I enabled IGMP snooping to avoid any multicast storms etc. I later turned it off on most of my equipment as I found it to be my Canon MP970 software on my PC that did a complete ping scan of the network to look for printers.

I later noticed that when I wanted to play music, video or show pictures over DLNA then it didn’t work when I was connected with wireless equipment. This could be my phone or my laptop. I am using Trapeze Networks wireless equipment which has it’s own controller and directly attached AP’s and distributed AP’s. For some strange reason it just didn’t work.

I tried googling DLNA and Trapeze Networks and also DLNA and Juniper WLA (Since they bought Trapeze Networks) but nothing came up.

This made me read up on DLNA and it ofcourse turns out that DLNA uses multicast to send contents over the network. A quick search for Multicast and wireless on Junipers knowledge base and soon found that I ofcourse had enabled IGMP Snooping on my wireless equipment.

I logged on to the console of the MXR-2 controller with SSH and ran the following command:

MXR-2# set igmp disable

Seconds after all DLNA equipment responded from my phone! This is great!

So if your DLNA equipment is not responding you should check that you do not have IGMP Snooping enabled on any of your switches, routers and wireless equipment. Even though this is a great safety for packet storms it is bad news for DLNA equipment.s

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Windows 7 – PDF search


I recently had to setup a Sharepoint 2010 Standard edition for a customer that required pdf search and found that Adobe PDF iFilter had to be installed. Later I found that this small tool can also be installed on Windows 7 to make searches of contents in PDF files which great! I store alot of information in PDF documents and it’s always been a hassle to name them as the name had to hold all the search information. Now I can just search for contents in a folder full of PDF.

You can download the Adobe PDF iFilter 9, which is free, from the following URL:
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=4025

To install this please follow these simple steps:

Download and install the PDF iFilter.

Sett your system PATH environment variable to the “bin” folder of the “Ifilter” installation.

For example, from the “Control Panel\System\Advanced\Environment Variables” tab, append to PATH “C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe PDF iFilter 9 for 64-bit platforms\bin\” and then restart the computer.

 

When searching for text and the search window returns nothing simply click “File Contents” and it will start searching through the files including PDF.

Good luck!

 

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