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How to check for lost internet connectivity via shell script

I've been using my Raspberry PI as a wireless to wired router for a while now and it has worked well. However, every once in a while it will lose connectivity and I'd have to restart networking. Since I did not want to login to the PI and have to issue the command I created a small script that sits in the background and checks a popular site like google using wget to determine if you have internet

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How to use a Raspberry Pi to Route Wireless Traffic to a Wired Network

I just moved into a new place and ran into a small problem. The cable for my modem is down stairs and I have several PCs upstairs that need internet access. The distance was far to great to snake a cable across the floor and up the stairs. To remedy the situation I decided to utilize a spare Raspberry Pi I had sitting in a box that was surely up to the task. However, there was a concern abou

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DIY Battery Powered USB Hub For Raspberry Pi

So, I have this project I'm working where I need a Raspberry Pi and a high powered USB wifi card to operate completely off batteries. Powering the Raspberry Pi from a battery is not very difficult as there are many solutions available. However, when it comes to powering a USB with batteries it requires a little DIY work. In this video I show you how I provide juice to my powered USB hub for my hi-

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Build Your Own DIY Ambilight System

Ambilight, which is short for Ambient Lighting Technology, is a feature invented by Phillips Electronics, generating light effects around the TV that correspond to the video content. The effect, the company claims, is a larger virtual screen and a more immersive viewing experience. In addition, Philips claims that it reduces viewer eye strain. Ambilight also reduces the visibility of a typical L

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ReadyNAS NV+ 1GB Memory Upgrade

I recently rooted my ReadyNAS NV+ to setup a nightly backup of my remote web servers and store the data locally on my NAS. For security reasons your Web server should never be able to access your backup source. If your Web server were to become compromised the hackers would also have access to your backups. Ask me how I know this. My NAS came with 256 MB of RAM and according to 'top' all of it

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dOh, Never Forget Your Keys or Cell Phone Again

Now tell me how many times have you drove away from the house only to realize you left your cell phone? dOh is a clever homebrew project which will alert you if leaving the room or your house for that matter without designated items. Utilizing a little ingenuity, an Ardunio and some RFID tags you too can build your own dOh system. Were guessing the name comes from none other than "Homer Simpson".

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UAV Records Cell Phone Communications & Cracks Wi-Fi Networks

The WASP (Wireless Aerial Surveillance Platform)   This year at the Defcon security conference in Las Vegas Mike Tassey and Richard Perkins plan to show off WASP or Wireless Aerial Surveillance platform. Weighing in at over 14 pounds and sporting a six-foot wingspan the aircraft is quite impressive. The WASP is an electric powered aircraft with an onboard HD camera, a micro sized Lin

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How to Pause a Windows Batch Script

I was having some issues with my Windows system and needed to write a small batch program to fix the issue. This batch program needed to pause for a designated amount of time but 'Pause' required user input. Here is what I came up with. Just about every website I could find on the issue provided the following solution: ping 1.0.0.0 -n 1 -w 5000 Where 5000 is the amount of time to pause in m

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How to setup an HTPC w/ XBMC, Ubuntu Minimal and an old laptop

      So you want to play 1080i HD content from your network. Ya, me too. It's been years since I used the original Xbox modded w/ XBMC to act as my HTPC (Home Theater PC). I'm not really sure what happened but she found her way to my closet never to return. I opted for a netgear media device years ago which was OK but certainly no XBMC. I have a new LED 1080i HDT

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Hello world!

Welcome to HappyHacker.org. This blog will be dedicated to what ever tech project I may be working on. Sort of an online journal techscapades <-- technical word right there. So ya, sit back, grab some pop-corn and enjoy the show.

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