Don’t use O2 mobile software. just use USB modem with dialup networking

What a crapy O2 software  which will spoil  all your wifi  connections home page and proxy setting etc. I like to keep things simple

so here is the setting after connecting the sim card to the modem just plug it in let windows install it as  a modem

go to network connections click create new connections give a name eg O2 PayG  select the correct usb modem O2’s case HUAWEI mobile connect 3G modem

on the number column type :-  *99#
user name put O2web
password just password

click finish,  make sure don\’t make it a default connection (unless you want that to be)

then open your browser  type enter the phone no of the sim (which will be on the sticker of the sim card)  buy the credit and enjoy.

This setting will work with linux macs and any ver of windows (if their is driver support)

transparent local software update server for mac like WSUS

This is a way to transparently set up a server to cache software updates on your local network. This doesn\’t require any modifications (defaults write...) on clients — it just works. And I didn\’t find any other similar solution on the internet; not even here! It does require Mac OS X Server, however. Here\’s how we did it:

  1. Build a Mac OS X Server and call it yoursus. We used a headless Mac mini to do the job.
  2. You must use external DNS servers on this server (so it won\’t check itself for updates).
  3. Add a record for your server on your internal DNS, so resolves to your SUS\’s IP.
  4. Start Software Update Server (SUS). It may take some time to cache all updates — our /usr/share/swupd/html/ folder now has almost 9GB of files in it!
  5. Start Web Service, and add following redirect (Server Admin » Web » Sites » default » Edit » Aliases » URL Aliases and Redirects » Add » Redirect):
    • Pattern: /content/catalogs/index-1.sucatalog
    • Path:
  6. Add a zone in your internal DNS, called, and point the whole subdomain to the IP of your SUS.
  7. Flush your DNS cache on the clients: lookupd -flushcache

Now test your setup. Using Safari, following this link to Apple\’s catalog on your SUS should show Apple\’s real catalog (ApplePostURL should start with, while the same on other computers in your network should resolve and be forwarded to your SUS, (ApplePostURL will start with this time).

Now just run Software Update on the clients, and enjoy the speed of downloads!

The only downside of this setup is the mini complaining in system.log that it has no reverse DNS entry for itself. To be honest, I didn\’t have much time to think how to set it up without extra hardware; I just happened to have a spare mini for this purpose. Maybe there\’s a way to have the DNS and SUS running on one server, perhaps via two IP addresses and tweaking of config files. I also didn\’t test it much with Panther clients; it possibly needs different redirects for that. Comments welcomed. Happy updating!

Warning: I emphasized using internal DNS so you won\’t propagate Apple\’s own zone to the outside world. I warned you and don\’t bear any responsibility for your bringing Apple\’s update servers down! I can\’t provide you with more details, as our DNS runs on Windows.

more here

Windows Live writer

I love WordPress but It\’s always been really slow to publish some thing. I found a new way now windows live writer. It works really well with wp it\’s even download the style sheets so even  before I publish I  know how it\’s gone look. Writing this post on that.

Setting up is really easy, all it need is a weblog\’s webaddress user name and password it will do the rest I give 9/10. I don\’t write a lot but will help people who write lot of pages