How To Solve The Problem of No Internet Connectivity with VirtualBox

I tried launching a Windows XP guest using VirtualBox (a free virtualisation software), and found myself in a copy of Windows without network connectivity. It was a trying problem that took me forever to figure out, but I managed to solve this problem by using the Intel network driver instead of the default PCnet-FAST III adapter (which seems to be hugely unpopular, at least from what the search results show). With the Intel adapter, specifically the Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop

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SingTel 3G Mobile Broadband Internet Settings

Following up on my previous post on getting the setting for Starhub 3G APN settings, I got an Android phone with Singtel, and had to play around with the APN settings. If you need the APN settings for Singtel 3G network, then these will work. You can use it in case you’ve loaded a new firmware on your smartphone and lost the APN settings, or if you have a new 3G router that you want to setup a 3G internet

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How To Find Out What Network Adapter You Have

I run a virtualised copy of Windows XP with VirtualBox, and one thing that I couldn’t get running was the network adapter, or ethernet controller. There’s a free Windows program that helps you with this problem though: Everest. Download and install Everest, and it should tell you the manufacturer and model number of your card (or anything about your computer’s specifications for that matter). Now just go to the manufacturer’s website and get the right driver for your system!

WRT54G2 Wireless-G Broadband Router Review

My old Linksys WRT54G finally gave out after 3 years, and I went to purchase another Linksys router, since I had no problems with its old one. The new Linksys product range meant that I couldn’t get the WRT54G anymore, but there was the sleek black WRT54G2 Wireless-G Broadband Router instead. Like its predecessor, it lets you connect devices in your network to it wirelessly, through either Wireless-G 802.11g at 54Mbps, or Wireless-B 802.11b at 11Mbps. You can also connect

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Starhub 3G Mobile Broadband Internet Settings

It’s possible to buy a wireless router, and share your 3G mobile broadband connection. This is great for people on the move and need to share an 3G internet connection. It’s also great if you have a small office or a small network setup, and want an ad-hoc network, or want a backup to your landed cable/DSL/fibre connection. I’m not sure about the other carriers/ISPs, but the settings for Starhub are: Connection/APN name: StarHub Internet Access point name: shwapint Username:

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How To Connect SpeedTouch ST536 with Wireless Router

So I switched from cable to ADSL, but didn’t check if my wireless router could work out of the box. Well, it turned out that it could because I could surf the Internet just fine, or so I thought. By not changing the settings to accomodate the ADSL modem, there was a weird phenomenon happening that caused frequent time-outs, FTP uploads failing, MSN messages not being sent or received properly, message loss, and the dreaded Page “Unable To Display” message

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