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Dual Gateway / Router setup with DD-WRT and TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND

In this post we'll look at setting up a dual router 1GB/s home network using the TL-WR1043ND routers, both with DD-WRT software.  DD-WRT is one of the documented projects and it goes a long way in making the product very stable and easy to work with. The routers are also capable of Wireless N connections […]

HTPC / Backup Home Server Solution using Linux

Overview: HTPC / Home Backup: MDADM, RAID6, LVM, XFS, CIFS and NFS In this post we'll take a look at setting up a 4TB storage, HTPC, and active backup using basic components that can be bought from the local PC store and freely available software.   Here I set out to try and consolidate my storage […]

Linux / Windows Networking: Configuring and securing a router for Wireless and Wired Networks.

Here I would like to take you through the steps to configuring and securing a router (In this case we will use the WRT54G as an example) for your home or small office setup.  Securing a router can be very important especially when the wireless function is enabled.  Likely the most important reason is to […]

LINUX / UNIX: Adding a new SATA harddrive using parted instead of fdisk.

Here we'll go over how to connect, configure and format a SATA I / II hard drive on Linux.  The intent for this drive ultimately was to share the drive through SAMBA between our home PC's and to hold home movies from the Sony HDR-SR7 camcorder I have.  Ultimately, I will be using this drive and […]

Winamp: No sound when playing MP3 files or other media.

PROBLEM When trying to play MP3 files in any version of WinAmp, there is no sound.  The same file may play well in other players like Windows Media Player but not in WinAmp.

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