Posts Tagged ‘configuration’

Cisco Linksys WRT160n v2 Wirelss Configuration

April 21st, 2014, posted in TEChNoLoGY

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• Great for larger homes with many users
• Fast Wireless-N connectivity frees you to do more around your home

Technical Details :
Brand Cisco
Item Weight 635 g
Product Dimensions 27.2 x 24.4 x 6.6 cm
Item model number WRT160N
Processor Count 1
RAM Size 2000 MB
Computer Memory Type SDRAM
Wireless Type 2.4 GHz Radio Frequency, 802.11n

Some useful links to configure it :


Oracle : Activate Oracle on XAMPP for Windows : OCI8 : XAMPP ORACLE CONFIGURATION

March 1st, 2013, posted in Oracle, PHP

If you want to connect with Oracle database using PHP script you will have to do some effort. Because with the default installation of XAMPP for Windows, we don’t get PHP Oracle connectivity enabled. This can be enabled easily when you need to connect to a Oracle Database from your PHP application/script. PHP has got the OCI8 extension, which provides Oracle connectivity to PHP application, and OCI8 uses Oracle Instant Client Package to get Oracle specific functions.

I had the need to connect to a Oracle Database from a PHP script in one of my recent projects, the following is what I did to enable Oracle connectivity in XAMPP for Windows.

1. In your XAMPP Start Page, go to phpinfo, look for string oci8. If string found it indicate that connection to oracle is available, otherwise to activate connection do the following steps:
2. Open the currently used php.ini file by looking at the phpinfo, from the XAMPP folder.
3. Find string ;extension=php_oci8.dll. Remove the semicolon (;) ahead of the string to activate the oracle extension.
4. Save the php.ini file.
5. Download the “Instant Client Package – Basic” for Windows from the OTN Instant Client page. Unzip it to c:instantclient_11_1
6. Edit the PATH environment setting and add c:instantclient_11_1 before any other Oracle directories. For example, on Windows XP, follow Start -> Control Panel -> System -> Advanced -> Environment Variables and edit PATH in the System variables list.
7. Set desired Oracle globalization language environment variables such as NLS_LANG. If nothing is set, a default local environment will be assumed. See An Overview on Globalizing Oracle PHP Applications for more details.
8. Unset Oracle variables such as ORACLE_HOME and ORACLE_SID, which are unnecessary with Instant Client (if they are set previously).
9. Restart XAMPP (or Start if its not already started).
10. To make sure that connection to oracle database has successfully activated, go to phpinfo. Find string: oci8. If found, then XAMPP can now communicate with Oracle Database.

The steps to do the same on Linux are almost similar, except there you will use the Linux versions of the packages and setting PATH variables would be different.

To test the connection you can use this script

$conn = oci_connect('username', 'password', 'host:port/servicename');
$query = 'select table_name from user_tables';
$stid = oci_parse($conn, $query);
oci_execute($stid, OCI_DEFAULT);
while ($row = oci_fetch_array($stid, OCI_ASSOC)) {
foreach ($row as $item) {
echo $item." | ";
echo "


If you need to configure your xampp installation (on winXP) to connect to the oracle

– first you need to download oracle basic instant client for windows

– After unzipping the instant client on a selected directory (i.e. c:/instantclient_11_1) you need to copy all dlls from this directory to “xampp/apache/bin/”

– Add instant client directory to windows system variable’s path : follow Start -> Control Panel -> System -> Advanced -> Environment Variables and edit PATH in the System variables list

– now open up php.ini from “xampp/php” and remove semicolon from this line “;extension=php_oci8.dll”

all you have to do is restarting apache and you’re all set

Another wonderful link for this topic is :


How to Make a Portable Hard Drive Bootable

June 3rd, 2011, posted in TEChNoLoGY

The operating system on some computers can crash, requiring an external source for the operating system to be used to recover data and repair the internal hard drive. Creating a bootable portable drive using an external hard drive or USB thumb drive is a solution to maintain a convenient recovery system. A bootable portable drive can also be used to run a different operating system on a computer.

Instructions :

STEP #1 :
Plug the USB drive into your computer’s USB port.
Download and install the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool program (see Resources section below for link). Then launch the program, select your USB drive and format the USB drive in NTFS format.
If desired, type the name of your USB device in the “Name” field.
Exit the utility program when formatting is complete.

STEP #2:
Download and install the HP USB Key Utility program (see Resources section below for link).
Open a window for your USB drive by selecting the drive under “My Computer” located in your Start menu.

STEP #3:
Insert the Windows installation disk into your CD/DVD drive.
Launch the HP USB Key Utility program and click the “Next” button to begin the wizard.
Select the drive letter from the drop-down menu for your CD/DVD drive.
Click the “Next” button.

STEP #4:
Select the radio button next to the option “Create New or Replace Existing Configuration” and click the “Next” button.
Select the option “Create New Filesystem” and click the “Next” button.
Select the option “With Partition” and click the “Next” button.
Select the option “HP Firmware Flash Package” and click the “Next” button.
Click the “Finish” button when the Completion screen is displayed to exit the utility.

STEP #5:
Launch your Internet Explorer application and type “c:” in the address bar.
Select “Folder Options” under “Tools” in the top menu bar. Select the “View” tab and click the option for “Show Hidden Files and Folders” in the left frame.
Deselect (i.e., uncheck) the boxes next to “Hide Extensions for Known File Types” and “Hide Protected Operating System Files.”
Click the “OK” button.

STEP #6:
Select the following files in the window by holding down the “Control” (CTRL) key while clicking:
Drag these files to the open window for your USB drive (they will copy to the drive).

STEP #7:
Safely eject your USB drive and remove your Windows installation disk from your CD/DVD drive.

Tips & Warnings:
Make sure that the computers can recognize a USB drive as a start-up device (i.e., older computers reset device recognition as part of their BIOS during start-up).