Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Solving DSL problems

It has been a nightmare all these last months with Free ADSL connection problems.
After 4 visits from their technicians they change the Freebox V5 and one week later the problems were still there!
I've tried the ferrite bead trick, it helped to get a little bit more signal, the ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) indicator went up 100 only (I was at 3000/4000 k when the usual is 9000/1000 k/seconds) and no TV, internet, telephone.

But yesterday I decided to by a new ADSL filter and a new RJ11 cable. The ADSL filter is a Belkin one and the cable is a 10 meters cable of good quality, I had a 15 meters cable of lower quality.
I plugged everything and BOOM! The ATM indicator went up to 9700 k/s for the first time!

Create a Facebook Fan page

Well, to create a Facebook Fan page, you must go to: http://www.facebook.com/pages/create.php

I just did it for my web site, as I'm not so Facebook fan myself, lol but I think is it worth it to do some social networking, promoting and so on.
I haven't been able to create a profile yet as the phone number validation doesn't work in Facebook now!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

301 Redirecting and keeping your Page Rank

If you've changed your domain name but you would like to keep your Page Rank?
You should do a 301 redirect, meaning that your page has been moved.

The best way to do this it is through the .htaccess file but some times you would not have access to this file, specially in free hosted sites.

So you can use a simple PHP snipet code, just copy and paste this

Header( "HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently" );
Header( "Location: http://www.my-new-domain.com" );

First thing in your php page and for each page that you want to redirect.

This way you will be redirecting pages to your new domain and keep your well deserved Page Rank

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Ferrite bead, ferrite core to improve DSL

 I'm having so many connection problems, with my DSL box rebooting all the time I'm loosing connection strength, I had both a France Telecom and the DSL provider technicians toghether, but no way.
So, I'm figuring out how to solve this all by myself ;)
I'm going to try with those ferrite beads or ferrite core , here's how it looks:

Ferrite opened:

 Then you wire you cable once and close it, it looks like this:

I will keep you informed!