Monthly Archives: October 2014


How to change MAC ADDRESS in Windows ?

 

What is MAC Address?

MAC address (Media Access Control) is the unique number (identifier) which is assigned by network interface hardware manufactures and store them into their hardware. MAC address used in hardware interface devices such as ethernet port, 802.11 wireless networks, Bluetooth adopter and still more.

The MAC address is a 12-digit hexadecimal number which is ranging between 0000 0000 0001 – FEFF FFFF FFFF. This 48-bit address space contains potentially 248 or 281,474,976,710,656 possible MAC addresses. Know about to changing MAC address in your PC is much needed one to hide your online identity, avoid potential of data losses and fight against hackers.

Here is the step by step instructions about how to change your unique MAC address into custom one. The instructions which is illustrated below just for educational purpose, not to be used for illegal activities.

Before to change the MAC address, find the current MAC address to ensure the changes after you did. Go to your command prompt and enter the command ipconfig /all and hit enter. Your Mac address will be shown as illustrated below.

Based on the screenshot, the current MAC address is FE-FF-FF-FF-FF-FE. Let we change our MAC address using the following instructions.

How to Change them in Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 ?

For Windows XP Users

Step -1

Windows XP Users Navigate to Control Panel (Classic View) > Network Connections

Step -2

Select and right click on your network connection, and then click Properties.

Step – 3

 

Click and select local area connection properties Configure button as illustrated below.

Step – 4

Select the advanced tab (highlighted in red) as shown below.

Step – 5

 

Under advanced tab, Select Network address Properties and enter the custom 12-digit hexadecimal number (Custom MAC ID) ranging between 0000 0000 0001 – FEFF FFFF FFFF (without spaces) as shown below and click OK. (In this tutorial, we used FEFEFEFEFE as Custom MAC ID)

All done. The New MAC ID assigned as FEFEFEFEFE in your Windows XP computer. If you wish to revert back default MAC ID in feature, do the same steps illustrated above and select Not Present radio button and click OK button. So, the default MAC ID will be restored.

 

For Windows Vista Users

 

Step – 1

 

Windows Vista Users Navigate to Control Panel (Classic View) > Network and Sharing Center > Manage Network Connections

Step – 2

 

Click manage network connections and Select the appropriate Network icon, right click on it and select properties menu.

Step – 3

 

Under Properties, Click on Configure button to get into next step.

Step – 4

Under Advanced adapter settings, Select Locally administered address menu and enter the Custom MAC ID as illustrated below and click OK. You’re done. (In this tutorial we used FEFFFFFFFFFE as custom MAC ID)

You are successfully changed the MAC ID now.

 

For Windows 7 Users

 

Step – 1

 

Navigate to Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Network and Sharing Center

Step – 2

 

From the left pan click Change Adapter settings

Step – 3

 

Select appropriate network connections adapter and click on Properties

Step – 4

 

Click Configure button to go through the next step.

Step – 5

Goto advanced tab and select the locally administered address menu, then enter thecustom MAC id you wish to change as show in the below screenshot and Click OK.

You’re done. For windows 7 operating system, we have used AAAA-AAAA-AAAA (without hyphens) as custom MAC ID.

 

To verify the MAC ID, simply go to command prompt and enter the command ipconfig /all. The custom MAC ID will be shows besides to physical address for the corresponding network adapter you have modified. To restore the default MAC ID in windows vista and Windows 7 operating system, follow the same steps as specified above (according to operating system) and click Use default button and Hit OK. The default MAC ID will be used there after.

 

Please refer to link: http://w3foru.net/how-to-change-mac-address-in-windows-xp-vista-7/


Easily Add Facebook Chat to Pidgin

 

Want to keep in touch with your Facebook friends throughout the day?  Here we’ll show you how to easily add Facebook chat to the popular multi-protocol chat client Pidgin.

Getting Started

First, make sure you have a username for your Facebook account (link below).  This is a relatively new feature for Facebook, so if you’ve had your account for a while you may need to choose one.

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If you already have one, you should see it listed instead.

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Now, open Pidgin, and click Manage Accounts.

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Click Add…

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Then select XMPP from the Protocol list.

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Now, enter your Facebook username without the facebook.com part (e.gyour.facebook.username, not http://www.facebook.com/your.user.name).  Then, enter chat.facebook.com for the Domain, and enter your standard Facebook password.  You can check the “Remember password” box if you’d like Pidgin to automatically sign in to Facebook chat.

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Now, click on the Advanced tab, and uncheck the “Require SSL/TLS” box.  Also, make sure the Connect port is 5222.  Click Add, and your Facebook account is added to Pidgin.

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Now Facebook will show up in your list of accounts, with the usernameyour.facebook.username@chat.facebook.com.

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Your Facebook friends will show up directly in your Buddy list, complete with their full name and Facebook profile picture.  Any users that are not in a group will show under your standard list, while ones in a Facebook group will be shown in a separate group.  You can move which groups your Facebook friends show up in, just like you can with other chat contacts.

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And no matter if your friend is logged in on the standard Facebook website or through another chat application, it will work the same as always.

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This is a great way to keep in touch with your Facebook friends throughout the day.  If you like Facebook chat and already use Pidgin, now you can keep from switching between programs and just chat with all your friends from a central location.

 

Please refer to link: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/12527/easily-add-facebook-chat-to-pidgin/


Compress PDF – Reduce the size of your PDF online

 

Today I want to share an free online service for reducing the size of an oversized PDF file.

Just follow the link:

http://smallpdf.com/compress-pdf

Simply drag and drop PDF file into designated area.

This website also offers other online services such as DOC to PDF conversion, split a PDF file, merge PDF files or convert PDF file into JPG fotmat.

Good luck.

 


How to get rid of a “RUN DLL” message?

First of all it might be a virus so you should follow this link as for a Great Malware Removal Guide:
http://www.agady.com/great-malware-removal-guide-or-how-to-remove-svchost-exe-malware/
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Now it might be a faulty software you’ve installed which is trying to use a file or resource you don’t have so what we need to do is:
1. on your keyboard hit start+R (It’ll give you a RUN command line).
​2. Type MSCONFIG (hit enter)


​3. go to STARTUP (Tab above) and click “Disable all”


​4. go to SERVICES (Tab above) and tick “hide all microsoft services” then click “disable all”


​5. hit ok and restart.
​6. if DLL error is gone, start adding back startup items and services (as described in line 3 and 4) until DLL error returns and then you’ll know which starup item or service caused the problem in the first place.


How to Let Windows Manage Wireless Network Connections.

Steps

  1. Determine

    Determine which kind of Windows Operating System you are using. If you are using Windows 7 or Vista, your system will manage networks automatically.

  2. Click Start

    If you’re using XP, click Start then open the Control Panel. Find the Switch to Classic View button in the Control Panel and click it.

  3. Open Network Connections

    Open Network Connections then double-click the Wireless Network Connection icon.

  1. Click the Properties

    Click the Properties button. Look for the boxes at the bottom of the Properties window that read “Show icon in notification area when connected” and “Notify me when this connection has limited or no connectivity” and make sure they are both checked.

  2. You could also right click on the Wireless Network Connection icon and click Properties from there.

  3. Open Wireless Networks tab

    Open the Wireless Networks tab and make sure the box labeled “Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings” is checked. Then click OK and enjoy surfing wirelessly.

Then you could manage wireless networks as you wish:

 

Please refer to link: http://www.howcast.com/videos/437120-How-to-Let-Windows-Manage-Wireless-Network-Connections