Monthly Archives: October 2011

Reloading the ASUS EeePC 901 wireless network driver in Ubuntu 11.04

My netbook is an ASUS EeePC 901. It has served me well for a couple of years and mostly works well with Ubuntu Linux. There are a couple of persistent driver issues though. The most serious one is that in … Continue reading

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One-shot file transfer from the command line using netcat

Netcat is an extremely useful and versatile command line utility for computer networking. I’ve used it occasionally over the last few years for simple network operations like file transfer or getting two applications to talk to each other over the … Continue reading

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Changing Ethernet MAC address in Ubuntu 11.04

This is just a quick command line hack to restart your computer’s wired ethernet interface with a different MAC address (i.e. hardware address). This works on my Asus EeePC 901 in Ubuntu 11.04. In a terminal, do the following: ifconfig … Continue reading

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