Fresh pages

#edcetera | 2019.01.20

It’s time to freshen up this page. I changed my site design using one of the free templates and made adjustments to the widgets and stuff. It was fun.

I liked this template because it offers different ways of posting blogs. It can be a standard blog, a status, an aside, a gallery and lots more. I hope that I can fill this page more with my thoughts and experiences this time.

Cheers!

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Posted in Tech-related

I’ve made a “mesh”

#edcetera  |  2018.04.15

Technology advances really quickly. This week, you buy a wi-fi router at a sale then next week comes out a new model. Better specifications but at a higher price. Normally I would wait for a few months for the new item to go on sale but by then it will become obsolete, again.

So now I ended up with a number of wi-fi routers because I was buying the router that was on sale at that time. I’m only interested in the routers that can share 3G/4G internet. I have 5 types in total but only 2 are being used at a time for my two internet lines. One for my internet when I’m out of the house while the other for when I’m home.

I am currently using tp-link’s TL-MR6400 for my house with the sim card slot integrated with the router. I used to use tp-link’s TL-MR3420 but the 3G USB I’m using is old and would occasionally disconnect from the internet. Before that, I was using tp-link’s TL-MR3020, one of the earlier cheap versions in the market. So you see how I ended up having so many routers.

Browsing for newer network switch technology in the internet, I realized then that these same old routers can be used to extend my existing router’s coverage to the areas of our house where the signal could not be detected. In doing so, my old routers are now serving a different purpose: wi-fi extenders.

I setup my old tp-link router TL-MR3020 as a “repeater” and connected it to my current router. In doing so, I have extended my current router’s coverage. Now the whole house is covered. Even in the toilet. 🙂

Like I said at the start, technology advances very quickly. Even now, the networking “solution” that I just did has become obsolete (or maybe I just didn’t get it sooner.) Read more from the link below. For now, I’m happy with my home network. No more “dark spots” at home. Cheers!

Router extension vs Mesh wifi

Posted in exercise, Parks, Phone Cam, Places, Singapore, walking, xperia xz

Walk around park connectors 

Check out my walk on Strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/887996467/shareable_images/map_based?hl=en-US&v=1488681323

I woke up early today. I had to meet a friend at a nearby mall to handover some printed materials for the class that we are volunteering in.

After the handover, I then proceeded to walk around the blocks and park connectors. I stopped from time to time to take some photos using my mobile phone, the Xperia XZ.

Here I’m testing the phone’s speed shooting mode although I set some of the parameters in manual e.g. ISO and shutter.

The new park connector walkway along Bukit Panjang road is still not open…

So, I had to walk through the HDBs crossing to Fajar. The short park connector in that area led to Ring Road. Further up that road, there’s this Chinese temple where people are offering incense with their prayers to their loved ones…

Chi Hock Keng Temple

Chi Hock Keng Temple

map

I checked the map to look for the nearest park connector and found Fajar Nature Park. Here are some of the photos I took along the way…

Fallen

Flourishing

Same but different

Shelter

Touch me not

Dew drops

The park also has a playground and exercise ground with machines for the use of fitness conscious persons in the park. After a while I found the park connector going to Zenghua park.

While walking through the park connector, I passed by a couple of  playgrounds…

Exit…left.

Playground

Playground

Workout place

Finally, before exiting the park connector, this flower was hit by sunlight as if on a spotlight…begging to be photographed.

Sunlight spotlight

Sunlight spotlight

What an exercise! Hope you have a great day to!

(Not in picture is the part where I bought roti prata telur, curry puffs and chicken rice after the walkercise… 😅)