Monday, April 30, 2018

Firefox magnet links

Done a clean install on my laptop and suddenly firefox doesn't open magnet links anymore. Here's how to enable it again:

1. Open Firefox and type in about:config in the Address Bar and hit Enter. 2. Type in enter handler.expose in the search box at the top of the list. 3. right click - New - Boolean 4. Enter the preference name network.protocol-handler.expose.magnet 5. Set its value to false 6. Click on the magnet link and you should see Firefox’s Launch Application Choose Dialog 7. Select your torrent client.

Got it from here.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

1 Wireless Adapter, 2 Wifi Network

Had an interesting problem today where I have to access 2 separate wifi networks at the same time so that I could use 1 to access the internet, and the other to access the local network that has been set up.

Found some guiding light from here. So some network adapters can actually handle themselves like they are more than 1 adapter. The trick is to create a sort of virtual network adapter. Into the terminal, type:
sudo iw dev wlan0 interface add wlan1 type station

Where wlan0 is the current device name of the wireless adapter. wlan1 is the new virtual adapter. You might find that you still can't connect because the mac address of the new adapter would still be the same as the original adapter. Change the mac address by typing:
sudo ip link set dev wlan1 address 

After changing the mac address, I had to switch off and on again the network adapter before it actually worked. And by golly it actually works.

Haiya ala Solah