View Vimeo Videos or other sites blocked in India  

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Last month many of you must have typed www.vimeo.com in your favourite browser to view videos of your choice. But as soon as you clicked the play button, nothing happened.
The same thing happened to me and I wondered whether my Airtel broadband was working or not. After searching a little bit I was able to find out the reason for Vimeo’s videos were not playing. An Indian court order made sure that any site hosting copyrighted material illegally has to be blocked by Indian ISPs.
So in compliance with the court’s order, our law-abiding ISPs promptly blocked these websites. But not every video on these sites are infringement of copyright law. Anyway, let’s try and find a way to not only play Vimeo videos but also access other blocked sites.
The easiest way is to download  and use freeware UltraSurfto browse your favourite sites. You can download it from HERE. Once downloaded, simply unzip the file and run the exe file. Once the program runs, it will open your default browser (in my case Internet explorer).
Use your default browser to view the blocked sites. As an example, following are two snapshot of Vimeo video. In first image, video does not play even after clicking the play button
Snap16
In the image below, you can clearly see the video playing or rather, the time bar having moved (showing 00:41)
Snap18
Using Ultrasurf, you can browse blocked sites by your ISP. Happy Browsing


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How to write in Hindi on Facebook or anywhere else.  

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Internet’s penetration in India is increasing exponentially and so is the need for communicating in one’s own language. Information and thoughts are easily exchanged if expressed in one’s own language. With the diversity of India, English became a common language of conversation between speakers of different languages and schooling in most parts of India is done in English. Still a large population converse in their mother-tongue and there is no reason why they should not do the same over the web. With the advent of social networking sites like Facebook, the need of typing in one’s language has increased.
I have already shown you a way on how to write in Hindi (or for that matter in many other Indian languages) here. I am going to show you another way of typing in Hindi (or other supported Indian languages).
Thanks to Google Transliteration IME, we can easily write in may India languages i.e. Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu.
All you have to do is go to Google Transliteration IME
Select your desired language
Select your desired language
click Download Google IME.
Download Google IME
Then Install the downloaded file.
Install

To display the Language bar all you have to do is in desktop, right click on tool bar and select Toolbars -> Language bar.
If the 'Language bar' option is not visible in 'Toolbars', then it needs to be enabled through control panel:
In Windows 7/Vista
  1. Control Panel -> Regional and Language Options -> Keyboard and Languages tab
  2. Click on Change keyboards... button to open Text services and input languages dialog
  3. Navigate to Language Bar tab
  4. Enable the radio button Docked in the taskbar under Language Bar section
  5. Apply all settings and try to display language bar as mentioned earlier by right clicking on tool bar and select Toolbars -> Language bar.
Settings

In Windows XP
  1. Go to Control Panel -> Regional and Language Options -> Languages tab -> Text services and input languages (Details) -> Advanced Tab
  2. Make sure that under System configuration, option Turn off advanced text services is NOT checked.
  3. Go to Control Panel -> Regional and Language Options -> Languages tab -> Text services and input languages (Details) -> Settings Tab
  4. Click Language Bar
  5. Select Show the Language bar on the desktop. Click OK.
  6. If you are installing the IME for East Asian language or Right-To-Left language, go to Control Panel -> Regional and Language Options -> Languages Tab
  7. Make sure that options Install files for complex scripts and right to left languages and Install files for East Asian languages are checked in the checkboxes. This requires installation of system files and the system will prompt to insert the Operating System Disc.
  8. Apply all settings and try to display language bar as mentioned earlier by right clicking on tool bar and select Toolbars -> Language bar.
To switch between English <=> Hindi, you can press Shift + Alt.
Using this method you can type in almost any application.
आशा करता हूँ की मेरे इस लेख से आपकी मदद हुई होगी और आप अब हिंदी (या अपनी मातृभाषा) में लिख रहे हैं.


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Slow Browsing on Nokia Smartphones using WLAN through Dlink 2730 or 2750U Wifi Router  

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I have earlier posted the on how to configure Dlink 2750U wifi router for Airtel broadband connection. Now after having configured this router and taken care of security settings etc.; when I started using my Nokia 5800 smartphone for browsing, I could feel the slowness of browsing speed. I searched for a solution and finally found one. Here I am going to share the same with you.

So for all those who are experiencing slow browsing with Nokia phones; all they have to do is go to http://192.168.1.1 and give login and password (default login/password  is admin/admin)
Now Click on Wireless and then on Advance. Final configuration should be as shown below:-
Final Configuration
That is
  • WMM(Wi-Fi Multimedia): Enabled
  • WMM No Acknowledgement: Enabled
  • WMM APSD: Disabled
Click Apply/Save. Now browsing on your Nokia phone should be fast.
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Configure D-Link 2750U Wi-Fi Router for Airtel  

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For the past Seven years I have been a user of Airtel Broadband and have faced problem 3 times. Two times it was because of ADSL2+ modem and they sent the engineer promptly (Probably a perk of living in Delhi) . First time the problematic modem was replaced (from 220BXi to 110BXi) but on second time (May 2012) I was told that I would have to buy the modem myself as Airtel now does not support CPEs(customer premises equipment).
So after some searching on net I decided to buy Dlink 2750U; which has in-built ADSL2+ modem with 4 LAN port, 1 USB port and 1 RJ11(DSL) port to connect your ADSL line; from Flipkart. As a side note, I must say that delivery of Flipkart is just amazing.
Dlink 2750U Wifi router
Front View

Dlink 2750U back view
Back View 
The box contains everything you need to connect your ADSL connection. I connected the ADSL line from splitter to DSL port, LAN port of PC to LAN port of the router and switched it ON.
Now let’s start the process of configuring the router. Though a configuration CD was provided with the router, it seems that it does not work with Windows 7. So I will show you the manual configuration, which is pretty simple.
Open the properties of your LAN card, Select Internet Protocol Version 4, then Properties and the give IP Address as shown.
After configuring the IP address, open Internet Explorer and in the address bar type http://192.168.1.1
http://192.168.1.1
A window will open and will ask for Login and Password
Login & Password is admin
login password

Following is the first page you will see.
first screen

Now click Advance Setup on left and the click ADD button on right.
Advance setup
On the next screen put value of VPI as 1 and VCI as 32. And other values as shown below.
vpi 1 vci 32

Now click WAN Services and click ADD button.
WAN Services

Then
next
next
details
more
next
 next
 Apply/Save
Final Screen
 Reboot

After rebooting the modem should come online and you should be able to browse.


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