Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Seems that Virgin Mobile phone will run forever since I am paying $25/month for it, and the service still works. Who knows I might even be able to pay for it if others sign up with my https://refer.virginmobileusa.com/IYVzqk link. Not a bad deal. I had to pay $200 for the phone up front, however it pays off over the years. Of course if you sign up and get others to sign up you also get $25/sign up, starting to be multi-level marketing by your customers, VM has gone the way of Amway. However it seems smart to let your customers make a small amount for signing up friends, it is much cheaper then the customer acquisition cost of the larger carriers which is about 170/subscriber.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Frys had a pretty good firmware however the lack up updates was unsettling. Today I installed DD-WRT for the first time on a router, took a few hours of finding documentation and trying several things. I started with http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/FR-300RTR currected the path to a newer release, but couldn't install it with Chrome on Win7, tried with a Mac, still no joy, strange thing the 100% couldn't be accived on the upload, been trying also to correct that wiki, yet I can't login to it. Finally corrected the path to ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2010/07-16-10-r14815/dlink-dir615e1/dir615e1-factory-to-ddwrt-firmware.bin http://192.168.0.1/index.asp and got it running after some configuration I had my devices working but the VoIP was poor so I thought, 3 year old firmware, and found the latest downloaded it installed and it works better then before :) I have my first DD-WRT router, too bad I bought a WiFi repeater already for $60 this works even better if made to do that. And I got it to work, I can, however most times I set it up it doesn't work right, I wonder if there is a better way without the menus.