Friday, May 20, 2011

Australian APC Magazine June 2011

  1. Windows 8 revealed
  2. Best media storage
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Ashampoo Burning Studio Elements
  2. File Renamer

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Australian PC User June 2011

  1. Must-have pc gear
  2. Recovery guide
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. PC User UserOS Rescue 10.10
  2. Ashampoo Photo Commander 8
  3. Traffic Travis 3.3

Monday, May 16, 2011

Patch Tuesday May 2011

Microsoft has released the following security updates for Windows XP :

Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - May 2011 (KB890830)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

PC Pro July 2011

  1. 10 tech firms that blew it
  2. Small business security on a budget
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2011 (6-month licence)
  2. Artensoft Photo Mosaic Wizard 1.3
  3. ExifPro 1.0.12
  4. TuneUp Utilities 2010
  5. Reallusion CrazyTalk 6.2 SE
  6. Snuko 2.4 Anti-Theft & Data Recovery (90-day licence)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Australia PC & Tech Authority June 2011

  1. Mobile broadband report card
  2. Life in the smart lane
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Ashampoo Burning Studio Elements

Friday, May 6, 2011

PC Advisor July 2011

  1. Speed up your PC
  2. Better backups
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Ashampoo Photo Commander 8.0
  2. Paragon Hard Disk Manager 2010 SE
  3. G Data Total Care 2011 (3-month licence)
  4. Laplink PCmover Express

Thursday, May 5, 2011

TP-Link TL-PA201 200Mbps HomePlug Powerline Network/Ethernet Adapter

Bought 2 of these TP-Link adapters TL-PA201 for use. Found out the Pair & Reset buttons on both powerline adapters don't work as documented in the manual.

If you touch Pair or Reset button, PLC LED won't light up anymore. To resolve this issue, you'll need to download and install WinPcap_4_1_1.exe and Powerline utility setup.exe on a computer connected to one powerline adapter.

As shown under Privacy tab, change "Unknown Networkname" under Private Network Name to a different name eg HomeTech and click Set Local Device Only. Don't use the default HomePlugAV since its network type is Public. It will be more secure to set network type as Private. You'll see the PLC LED on the adapter lights up. Repeat the same procedures for the other adapter.

On the QoS tab, you can choose the type of traffic.

On the Diagnostics tab, you can check the current firmware which is INT6400-MAC-4-1-4102-00-3679-20090724-FINAL-C.

The lights on all LEDs (PWR, PLC & ETH) should be up even with one powerline adapter switched on & connected to network. After 20s, PLC LED will turn off if it can't communicate with another adapter due to power saving.