Wireless Router Hacks

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Today’s post will follow my Gadget Saturday tradition where I will write tips, tricks, hacks and reviews for a type of gadget every Saturday. I will write about wireless routers today, and first, I am going to tell you that they are a very powerful block of electronic that you can mod, hack and tweak. If you don’t have a wireless connection at home, then this will convince you to get one!

 Why Use Wireless Connection Instead Of Direct Connection

With cheap, quality wireless router produced nowadays, I can’t see any reason not to lose your messy wired connections. Moreover the fact that almost all of today’s gadgets can only take wifi connection (certain exceptions like laptops). But at least it’s been made very clear that mobile phones will never include a LAN cable port.

Why Wireless Connection Rocks

  • Wireless Routers allow you freedom of movement in your house, what’s with not being attached by your cable connection.
  • You can share the connection with other computers in your household.
  • Your mobile phones will no longer need pricey data connection even in your house.

Reasons Why You Haven’t Used Wireless Connection Yet 

  •  Nothing can match the speed your wired cable offers.

 

speed2The thing is, the one gigabit speed offered by your cable will not the speed your internet provider offers. Since most providers will not offer that kind of speed, why bother? Some wireless routers connection can serve up to 300 MB/s connection anyway.  That might be just enough for you and you might not even notice any difference from wired connection.
  • Need money to buy

 

us_dollars-6907Let’s see, I got a cheap TP-Link Wireless N Router here for a meager $20 and I can say for sure that this wireless router is enough for any 1-floor apartments. I also got its more powerful brother installed in my parent’s 3 stories-house that gives enough coverage for the whole building. There are some dead spots here and there but for $50 I don’t think I’d even get that much. If you haven’t got a wireless adapter for your pc (Laptops will have it by default), I recommend getting the same brand as your router’s. I use this high gain 300 MB/s adapter in my pc and it works like a charm for me. So, the whole setup should only cost you $50. Rather than getting another wired connection installed in your house (about $100 per month in my case), wireless connection is definitely cheaper.
  • Afraid of  the security “myth” where everyone outside will be able to access and hack your, uh, “everything”.

 

network-security-lockSetting up a good WPA2/TKIP password should be enough for most people, but if you are really paranoid against hacker attacks than my advice is to install a VPS in your house. But most of the times, a really strong password will do you wonders, and if you don’t want your relatives or friends piggybacking in your connection then don’t use your birth date or name. I wouldn’t even start on how much a bother it is to hack someone’s connection. I’m going to say for sure that not everyone can do it.

 

  • You can share the connection with other computers in your household.

 

share connectionI am listing this as an advantage and a disadvantage because your pesky neighbors might try to piggyback on your wireless connection. Yes, if you got a strong wireless router then it’s highly probable that your neighbors can connect to them too. Nothing a good password won’t solve though, that’s why I recommend you not to use general passwords like birth date or your dog’s name. If you got a tech-savvy neighbor that is suspicious then you might want to access your router’s admin page to check whether there is any other connection than yours.

 

Change Your Default Router’s Password

 

router default passwordAccessing your router gives you the admin rights to your wireless connection and allows you some handy powers like opening your ports and changing your signal channel to avoid interference. If you have a wireless router at home, then most probably its admin page password is ‘123456789’. They are default passwords and the first thing I try every single time I try to access some airport stalls’ free wifi. Eerily they often work and it’s not even funny anymore on how many people I know that haven’t changed their passwords. So, please, change them right now.
Not Enough Wireless Range 
It’s very stressful if you have low signals in rooms you’d like to use your connection in. You will get problems like disconnections and slow speed that borders on the annoying line. To boost your wireless range without spending any money, I recommend re-positioning your router so that it casts a direct line of sight to your wireless adapter. Also, wireless signals seems to hate thick walls, mirrors, glasses (even your aquarium)If you can’t do that for the lack of space in your house then you might want to try to buy some high powered antennas or even repeaters. They should help solve your wireless connection problems if push comes to shove. Some free wireless router hacks I like are:
Unlocking Your Wireless Router’s Hidden Potential With DD-WRT 
Check if your wireless router supports the DD-WRT  firmware here before taking the plunge. It basically allows you to supercharge your wireless router into giving more transmit power or even limiting the speed of other computers in your household. This is a quite dangerous process to take and may even break your router beyond repair, so if you don’t know what you are doing, then don’t do it.

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Realm of the Mad God Hacks

Have ever dreamed of a game that you play without going through the hustle of downloading and installing? Probably you want a game that can play well with the terrible internet that you have. Yes many online games have problems when it comes to the speed of the internet. However, the Realm of the Mad God has made it easy for your dreams to be realized. It is playable in the common browser used worldwide; these include Firefox, opera, internet explorer, Google chrome and many others that seem suit your taste. All this is because it uses php script (for the windows), pixilated graphics (internet speed). Therefore what is needed is an internet connection and you are good to go with the fun that awaits you.

The Realm of the Mad God Hack tool has attracted a lot of reviews from the previous release in the market. Its excellence and perfect performance has removed the elements of bugs that is why it has attracted pleasant feed backs and downloads. This tool has been in hot competition with other hack tools in the market, it is now two and a half months since it was released and still maintaining its popularity. The only way to find out about this tool is to see the number of positive reviews and get the benefits that others enjoy when they use it. This is so far the latest Realm of The Mad God Hack tool in the internet.

The list of hacks and cheats that come with Realm of the mad god hack tool include:

  • Auto nexus hack – this allows you to disappear when your client HP is below the usually. This hack is set automatic hence it activated itself when you have made the settings for your threshold clear to the hack
  • Full screen view hack -this enables the game to be projected in full screen hence gives a clear view without changing its performance.
  • Auto aim hack- here you have to assign a key which you will make it easy for you to target and kill your enemy
  • Show enemy hack- this hack will give you a hint on the health of the enemy by showing the levels of their MP and HP
  • Show character inventory hack- you will be informed on the weaponry your has in possession
  • Control debufs hack- this make your enemies less reactive when they have you on sight.
  • God mode hack- makes you immortal by giving you the HP and MP whenever you require them.
  • Remove loading screen hack – removes the boredom of having to wait for the portals to load so that you can begin the game.Realm of The Mad God Hacks

These are but a few of what is offered; you just have to make certain settings. This tool also allows one to become anonymous (auto ban system) therefore you are secure when you are online. You are assured of 100% fun and efficiency when you use this too.

 

 

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The 5 Most Awesome Hackers Wannabe Computer Pranks

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Everyone must have wished to do something “hacky” at one point in their lives. Have you ever felt the urge to ‘tamper’ with your friend’s computer while they are away or in the toilet? Forget writing embarassing statuses in his/her Facebook or checking up their history, that’s just child’s play. These pranks will leave your friends freaking out while you laugh away (secretly, of course)

Faking a Blue Screen of Death

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A tech-savvy person will call this phenomenon as the Blue Screen of Death (shortened, BSOD). Your everyday samaritan will call this as the “rage-inducing computer crash”. But you know for certain that it is only a screensaver you have just downloaded. Either way, the next thing they would usually do is reset their computer or call for help (this is where you come to rescue). If your friend has an affinity to smash the pc due to rage/stress then don’t do it! (I actually know one person who might do exactly that).

Stop Everyone Else From Using That Wifi

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This one requires you to bring a laptop with you and a little prep work. Just download Netcut right here and install it before you actually put it to practice. Next time you are in your friend’s house, ask him for his wifi password (if he has a password) and go open up the software discreetly, preferably in the corner of the room. When you are done, you should be able to see your friend’s bewilderment. For a greater effect, ask an accomplice to watch what you are doing. I personally feel it very satisfying to have that ‘control’, and your friend will be amazed at what you can do too.

Turn the Internet Browser Upside Down

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If you are familiar with a bit of wireless knowledge (IP tables, servers and those things), you might want to try this “Upside Down Trick by Ternet”. All you have to do is redirect your target’s connection to Ternet’s server and should not take more time than a 5 minutes toilet break. You might want to practice this trick first at home before trying it for real. Nothing is more embarassing than a fail attempt, especially ones where you want to look smart.

Turn on the Dvorak Keyboard Layout

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The Dvorak keyboard layout is said to be designed to make typing faster and more ergonomic. Fortunately, most of your friends should not know the Dvorak’s keyboard layout, making it an easy, harmless computer prank. Let’s just say that anything your friends type will turn into complete gibberish. An example being the word, “stupid” into “oyglce”. While you’re at it, try to actually learn the Dvorak’s way since it might be beneficial to you in the future. (the main reason being the risk of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)

To turn on the Dvorak Keyboard Layout, go to Control Panel–Region and Language–-Keyboards –-Change keyboards, then click the Add button and pick the Dvorak layout.

Hotkey Any Keys Into Any Phrase

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Just think about it, which key is the most used key while you are typing? General consensus says it is either the ‘space’ or ‘backspace’ key. Using a simple AutoHotkey script with a single line of code is enough for this awesome computer prank.

*Space::Send,”John is a twad”

 

You can change the ‘space’ into any key. Learn more by referring to this guide over at autohotkey.com. You can also find the autohotkey program (for making the script) there.



Note that most of the pranks here is only ‘practical’ provided that you have physical access to the target’s computer and a diversion to the target (toilet breaks, quick stroll, buying something).

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