Extending the Wired Network Without any Cables

In the time before wireless, we used copper cables to get connected to the rest of the internet. That worked fine, until WiFi made us lazy cable-hating internet consumers. If you need cable connection, then the cat6 should be inside your walls. But preferably you shouldn’t have any cables at all. And if you’re living […]

How to Fix Windows 7 Not Detecting Any Wireless Networks.

A few weeks ago my laptop running Windows 7 failed to detect any wireless networks after waking up from sleep. After a couple of reboots it suddenly worked until the next power or sleep cycle. Rebooting and hoping for the best wasn’t a viable option… So how do you fix Windows not finding any wireless […]

How to Restore OwnCloud Password Without an Email

Forgetting your password can be tiresome, especially if you’re the (only) administrator. Owncloud allows you to reset your password via the user-supplied email address, but this does of course only work if you have an email associated with your account. Furthermore, the system needs to have a mail server configured. Perhaps you don’t, because of […]

Configure SSH to Use Keyfiles Automatically

If you have multiple SSH-keys, perhaps a different one to each server, this can make your life a lot easier. Less typing is better. Or perhaps you are configuring a remote git repository, or access through some other software. Go ahead and nano ~/.ssh/config And add Host example.com IdentityFile ~.ssh/yourkey Change the domain and filename […]

Stop Apache2 from listening on port 80

I assume you have enabled SSL so the site is accessible via HTTPS. Assuming you haven’t changed the configuration, go ahead and type unlink /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default This would remove the symlink named 000-default, which points to the default vhost found in sites-available. If you have altered the config, make sure to remove any vhost listening on […]