OPENSKY Connection Manager on Windows 7

Are you unable to connect to your Opensky satellite internet account on windows 7? the same thing happened to me, even though I was using the “Windows 7” version of the application.

Anyway, I found a way around to make it work.

1. insure that your satellite card is running, set on the right transponder, and the right PIDs are on.

2. Download and install the OPENSKY Connection Manager, enter all settings correctly and choose direct access. this is supposed to be it, but you will be unable to connect yet.

3. click the network icon near the clock on the task-bar of windows 7, then right click, properties, the OPENSKY direct access.

4. on the security tab select “Layer 2 tunneling protocol” everything, then try to connect, it should work!!

If you get connected but for some reason unable to browse, then the problem can be one of the following:

1.your satellite card tuner is off, not on the right transponder,  not on the right pids, or does not have a signal at all.

2. For some Magic reason, sometimes on windows 7, your cards MAC address will read as zeros, if that is your case, you must manually set your subscription MAC address  through the device manager, ask me if you need help doing that .

Hope this works for you. but always remember, satellite internet IS NOT SAFE, read about that here

Google Wave

What is Google Wave?

Google Wave is a product that helps users communicate and collaborate on the web. A “wave” is equal parts conversation and document, where users can almost instantly communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more. Google Wave is also a platform with a rich set of open APIs that allow developers to embed waves in other web services and to build extensions that work inside waves.

For more information about Google Wave, please visit

source: Google code

not much info about it yet, but as I get it, it is a new open source protocol, this protocol is used to create extensions or embed interactive contents to an existing blog or website.

The big Idea as I see it is to create a communication protocol that allows different social networks, blogging platforms, and other interactive application to exchange data freely and safely.

The project is still in development stage but you can always apply to get access to a sandbox for developers. I am a programmer my self but I dont have the gut to participate in such a worldwide event.

It is decided after I watched the keynote presentation video I’m on fire to join, I just applied for sandbox access, wish me luck!

I don’t know about you but I feel that when this project is done, it will change the face of internet interactivity as we know it. what do you think? wavelogo

Access your computer from any other computer in the world

Remote desktop is a software included with Windows XP and Vista. It allows you to use your computer from any other computer on the network or the internet.

Not many people really know how to configure and use Remote desktop specially over the internet because it requires IP knowledge and port forwarding.

Here I will explain in details how to use this feature on windows Vista over the internet Continue reading “Access your computer from any other computer in the world”