Accessing an old router

Would be a waste to toss an old wifi router that still works…
However it could be a problem to access the admin page because the HTML presenting it is so old that it just won’t show up in a modern browser. It just will not render correctly, tabs empty, buttons and links don’t show.
So, google to the rescue and land here.

My issue was with a Sitecom WL153 but the solution presented simply worked.

“My solution was to download and use an old version of Firefox Portable – no installation required and can run as an unprivileged user. I would suggest you search around for which versions of the browsers will work with your devices.”

For me the 2013 version of Firefox 25 worked like a charm…
Problem solved!

Have a nice day!

Robocopy Quirks

Old-fashioned, but I still use batchfiles to automate tasks on my computer. One of them is a backup mirroring script, using the robocopy command. Recently I wanted to add a folder from C:\Program Files\appname\ to the backup, so I added the following line to the backup-script:

Robocopy "C:\Program Files\appname\" "\\SERVER\Backup\LAPTOP\appname\" /MIR /XJD /R:8 /W:15 /MT:32 /BYTES /V /NP /LOG:log-LAPTOP-appname.log

However this did not work, what’s the problem? Who knows… but the solution is to add a space before the closing end-quote. So just use:

Robocopy "C:\Program Files\appname\ " "\\SERVER\Backup\LAPTOP\appname\ " /MIR /XJD /R:8 /W:15 /MT:32 /BYTES /V /NP /LOG:log-LAPTOP-appname.log

On another note, check this, and use (also note the * and not *.* !!!):

"C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe" u -r -up0q3r2x2y2z1w2 -mx=0 -password Z:\ "C:\Somefolder\*"

That’s all folks!
Have a nice day… SCAM

I have been receiving phone calls to my business number from +447500177036 and +447700134363.
Someone calling from… you have an account with us… balance 4.2 bitcoin… no activity, so frozen account… “Please let me send you an e-mail with instructions how to unfreeze the account”, “We are here to help you with all the steps.” …

Let me show you the e-mail:

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Website suddenly no longer showing anything?
Might be a DNS cache problem!

How to clear the DNS cache on your computer

This article describes how to clear the DNS cache on your computer.

Many computer operating systems use caching to store DNS lookup results. Normally this is not a problem, and accelerates network performance. However, when you are developing a web site or configuring domain settings, your computer’s DNS cache can get in the way, preventing you from accessing the correct site.

To clear the DNS cache, follow the appropriate procedure below for your computer’s operating system or web browser.