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Archive for April 8th, 2011

Lenovo Support – Drivers and software – ThinkPad T61, T61p

Posted by jpluimers on 2011/04/08

For me to remember: the drive matrix for my T61p: Lenovo Support – Drivers and software – ThinkPad T61, T61p.

–jeroen

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Lenovo Support – Power Manager for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit) – ThinkPad

Posted by jpluimers on 2011/04/08

So I won’t forget: Lenovo Support – Power Manager for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit) – ThinkPad.

–jeroen

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Got my Linksys WRT54GL working as a Client Bridge using dd-wrt: Client Bridged – DD-WRT Wiki

Posted by jpluimers on 2011/04/08

My primary wireless router is at the ground floor.

They made a small error when building our house some 15 years ago: all the spare PVC pipes running up stairs that were meant for additional cabling are full of concrete, so no way to get any network cabling upstairs.

I don’t need a lot of band width upstairs, but some of the devices are wired.

Solution:

  1. dig up my old Linksys WRT54GL router with hardware version 1.1
  2. ditch the Linskys firmware from my good old
  3. install dd-wrt mini as described on the dd-wrt Linksys WRT54GL pageI installed build 13064, the currently recommended build in the router database.
  4. run the steps in the Client Bridged – DD-WRT Wiki article (this YouTube video was also instructive, but the steps are better)
  5. connect a wired appliance

In fact, I had to make one change: the primary network is on 192.168.0.X, so the Linksys dd-wrt router is now on 192.168.0.50 (which is outside of the DHCP range of the primary router).

And I took a shortcut: I joined the WLAN of the primary router (on the site survey page)  instead of entering all the WLAN info manually.

It works, and took me less than 15 minutes total.

I could have gone one step less (Client only, which puts your LAN behind a NAT) or one step further: configure it into a Repeater Bridge (instead of a Client Bridge).
That would allow WLAN clients to my WRT54GL as well as LAN clients.
Right now I don’t need that.

Another option is Repeater Mode (where the WLAN and LAN clients of the WRT54GL are on a different subnet than the primary router).

Finally, if you run into trouble, read this thread on the dd-wrt forum on Broadcom based devices it contains a truckload of info in a very concise way.

–jeroen

via: Client Bridged – DD-WRT Wiki.

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