India Category

Owning the networking equipment in your network

It seems there’s a new trend in India amongst Internet Service Providers to supply their own router. The primary reason ISPs do this is to reduce the amount of on-site support required, which is a very much valid reason. When an ISP has to deal with multiple user supplied equipment – it increases their work […]

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Monitoring your internet connections with OpenWRT and a Telegram Bot

For the past 5 years or so, I have been using a single ISP at home and mobile data for backup when it went down. But since last few months, the ISP service became a bit unreliable – this is more related to the rainy season. Mobile data doesn’t give fiber like constant speeds I […]

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Asterisk PBX with Reliance PRI Line using Digium TE131F

So I got an opportunity to set up Asterisk PBX with a Reliance Communications E1 line. I have worked with Asterisk PBX, but without PSTN interfacing. This post is about what all stuff I have done to get a Reliance E1 line with Digium TE131F card. Having explored a lot of other distributions like Fedora, […]

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Results of an online survey about preferred tyres

I am facing some instability on my car rides and after showing it to numerous mechanics, wheel alignment centers everyone said the same: The tyres have gone bad and they need replacement. The car hasn’t had that much running to justify a tyre replacement so I started looking online for solutions. Finally I have to […]

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Call Rate comparison: Per second vs Per minute

A simple graph I made using spreadsheet to compare call rate in per second vs per minute. There was a similar graph somewhere around, but I lost the link and hence I made my own graph 😛 1.5 paisa/second and 45p/minute are common rates in per second and per minute plans offered across India, so […]

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A networking insight from the past

An insight into a networking problem thrt I faced seven years ago wrt unable to use Internet on Linux after learning networking and Linux over the years.

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The Minimum Attendance Requirement

One day, I was studying for one of my exams, and this thought came to my mind – Why do colleges keep the minimum required attendance level so high? The first answer that comes to anyone’s mind is: Because students bunk classes. Okay, but why do students bunk classes? The reason is simple: Because the […]

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The Flawed Evaluation System

It’s semester end again at college and we’ve got hell lots of journal-writing work. The journal-writing work is a indespsible part of every semester in Engineering, at least in my University and possibly every other University out there. The general trend in my college, a lot different from others is – A student (usually the […]

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