Speed up your Internet Connection in easy way

Many internet user, including me, rely on ISP to take care all things for stable and fast internet connection. Starting from conection speed aka bandwidth, phone line till dns issue.

Is there anything I can do as client to make my internet connection experience faster ?

That question make me hunting for more information with google, here’s some info’s I found:

* Disable picture / show image in browser option
* Use Opera browser (Opera motto, the fastest browser on the earth)
* Use proxy ( proxy will save static information from your favourite site in cache storage)
* Use local dns cache

I’m sure I’m still lost some valuable information for it. But it’s ok, practise more will make learn process faster too :-)

I have Windows XP installed for my PC at home, I already disable picture, using opera and proxy. Now I’ll try to use local dns cache for my computer.

I’m lucky, I found interesting sofware for free with amazing function : “cache dns request”.

Everytime we access internet, like typing : google.com, computer will ask dns server defined in TCP/IP option for IP address.

google.com = 123.456.789.10

the number stored in ISP DNS server ( their cache ) and will be use to answer similar question for some period, e.g: 1 day, 2 days and so on.

this software will act like that too, store dns answer in local computer. So, each time dns request occur and the data exist in database this will make internet connection  faster.

Here’s my step from installing till configure the software for full functioning dns cache :

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Windirstat, Explain Harddisk Work in Easy Way

I myself still feel amazing on how harddisk work such ;

  • where is the data located?
  • how fragmentation looks like

Still a lot of question left :-)

Yesterday I found interesting software that might be able to answer my question

Here’s Windirstat work for :-)

Some Windirstat feature from Author site :

  • The directory list, which resembles the tree view of the Windows Explorer but is sorted by file/subtree size,
  • The treemap, which shows the whole contents of the directory tree straight away,
  • The extension list, which serves as a legend and shows statistics about the file types.
  • Coupling. Select an item in the directory list: The treemap highlights it; and vice versa.
  • Zooming.
  • Built-in cleanup actions including Open, Show Properties, Delete.
  • User-defined cleanups (command line based).
  • Works with network drives and UNC paths.
  • ‘Create disk usage report’ option.

Here’s the step to install windirstat in my computer :

1. Download latest release and put in some place followed double click to start installation


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Installing PowerDns on Windows XP

The PowerDNS Nameserver is a modern, advanced and high performance authoritative-only nameserver. It is written from scratch and conforms to all relevant DNS standards documents.

Frankly, I need dns server for my PC running Windows XP , tired editing hosts file and distribute to all class :-)

Finally I found PowerDNS Nameserver that help me to explain how dns work in the class.
Here’s my step by step installing PowerDNS on Windows XP :

1. Download latest version of PowerDNS for windows


2. Save to my computer and double click


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Step by step make iso from dvd or cd

I can’t wait much longer to try out my sun solaris startet kit, no spare harddisk for me till I remember my VirtualBox.

After doing search in google i found usefull link : Iso Recorder V 2

This great tool created by  Alex Feinman

Since I already has Windows XP sp 2 installed, I can continue convert my solaris 10 dvd into iso file for my VirtualBox

Here’s my step by step :

1. Download newest build of Iso Recorder , put in some place


2. Double click to start installation process


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Step by step installing VirtualBox in Windows XP

vbox.pngVirtualBox is another virtualization products for i386 family, from official site :

Presently, VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux and Macintosh hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not limited to Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4 and 2.6), and OpenBSD.

If you get confuse what VirtualBox do, then you can think vmware or virtualpc, this software working like vmware and virtualpc. Hardware requirement for VirtualBox, you need :

  • Reasonably powerful x86 hardware. Any recent Intel or AMD processor should do.
  • Memory. Depending on what guest operating systems you want to run, you will need at least 512 MB of RAM (but probably more, and the more the better). Basically, you will need whatever your host operating system needs to run comfortably, plus the amount that the guest operating system needs. So, if you want to run Windows XP on Windows XP, you probably won’t enjoy the experience much with less than 1 GB of RAM. If you want to try out Windows Vista in a guest, it will refuse to install if it is given less than 512 MB RAM, so you’ll need that for the guest alone, plus the memory your operating system normally needs.
  • Hard disk space. While VirtualBox itself is very lean (a typical installation will only need about 30 MB of hard disk space), the virtual machines will require fairly huge files on disk to represent their own hard disk storage. So, to install Windows XP, for example, you will need a file that will easily grow to several GB in size.
  • A supported host operating system. Presently, we support 32-bit Windows (primarily XP) and many Linux distributions. Support for Mac OS X and 64-bit operating systems is currently in the works.
  • A supported guest operating system. Besides the user manual (see below), up-to-date information is available at “Status: Guest OSes“.

Today, I’ll show how to install VirtualBox in my Windows XP

1. Download latest release from VirtualBox site, put in any location followed by double click to start installation process.

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