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Customising the Netgear DG834G

I started writing this article a long time ago, however after researching the DG834G I soon found many more articles and sites dedicated to hacking or customising the Netgear DG834G router.

Recently I have discovered that many of these sources are now going offline. The thing is about this router, even though it has been around since at least 2004, is that it is still in use and more importantly, still available to purchase, yet hardly changed in price.

So, the purpose of this article is to provide you with information on how to customise your Netgear DG834G router. I hope you find it useful.

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How not to use PHPMailer

I came across PHPMailer usage the other day on a Chinese gadget wholesale site “”.

If you submit something via their contact us form, interestingly you appear to get a dump from PHP telling you all about the PHPMailer object.

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HM2K’s code repository

HM2K’s code repository is now open for business!

This repository is a collection of scripts and code i’ve written in various languages such as mIRC Script, Perl, PHP, TCL, AutoIT, JavaScript, Shell, VB Script and Batch. Read the rest of this entry »


Missing Mediaid.bin file

Recently I got asked to backup a Vista machine. I’m not a big Vista fan, so this was the first time.

I went ahead and backed up the entire machine onto my external USB hard drive, no problems.

However when it came to restore to a new vista machine I found myself with the following error:

The restore did not finish successfully. Error code:
The backup file could not be found. Check your hardware configuration or restore from a different backup (0x8100001A).

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Setting up a FreeBSD socks proxy server for use with mIRC

Update: Looking for the Try the Simple Sockets Server project page.

I’m getting fed up with my current IRC BNC software. At the moment I’m using psyBNC, which means I have to connect to it like you would an IRC server, then issue commands to that to tell it to connect to the IRC server of your choice.

I no longer need the features of psyBNC and decided that there must be a better way.

At first I started looking at other, more basic BNC software, but then worked out that they work in very much the same way as psyBNC in the fact that you have to first connect to it, then tell it where to connect to.

So I thought… What about a socks5 proxy?

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