Constant BSSID for a familiar WiFi connection

ubuntu_logo_81x81BSSID (Basic Service Set Identifier) defines the most basic infrastructure mode network, a BSS of a WAP and one or more wireless nodes. The scheme is so simple that the BSSID is left as the MAC address of the WAP. WiFI scanning tools scan the network very frequently. However, you can reduce that using a permanent BSSID. Continue reading Constant BSSID for a familiar WiFi connection

Linux AIO: Ubuntu 15.10 available

Linux AIO is a project to package multiple flavours of a distribution in one ISO within a DVD size limit. Users can try each flavour live or install on their systems. In essence the difference lies mostly in the desktop environments. This is an invaluable source of distributions for distro hoppers. Note that there are issues, some of which are unresolved due to distro dependencies. However, for most of it, the stuff works. Continue reading Linux AIO: Ubuntu 15.10 available

Persistent network interface names in Ubuntu 15.10 & later

ubuntu_logo_81x81One of the changes introduced in Ubuntu Wily Werewolf is persistent stateless names. It means your network interfaces in ifconfig output will no longer follow the ethX pattern. This solves major problems with predictability of an interface name on Ubuntu if you have multiple cards. This applies to ethernet, WLAN and WWAN interfaces. Continue reading Persistent network interface names in Ubuntu 15.10 & later

Save battery on Intel Linux

tux_compYou’ll find several threads on how Linux drains your battery on Google. While many of the issues might be hardware specific, there are some ways to enhance your battery life in addition to the standard TLP and powertop utilities. This article deals with some advanced mechanisms and utilities to go deeper into power management. Continue reading Save battery on Intel Linux