কিউবি ওয়াইম‍্যাক্সের সাথে ৪৮ ঘন্টা

অনেক প্রতীক্ষার পর গত ৭ তারিখে অনেক কিউবি ওয়াইম‍্যাক্স এর সংযোগ পেলাম। গুলশানে গিয়েছিলাম ইউএসবি মডেম এর জন‍্য। কিন্তু দেখা গেল সেটা ম‍্যাক সাপোর্টেড না। ঝামেলায় পড়ে ভাবলাম বড় ডিভাইসটিই নেব। কিন্তু সেটি গুলশানে কোন দোকানে বড় ডিভাইসটি নাই। ইফতারীর আগে প্রায় ২ঘন্টায় গুলশান ১ থেকে বসুন্ধরায় আসলাম অন্তিকের এক পরিচিত ব‍্যক্তির কাছে। তিনি বড় ডিভাইসটি ম‍্যানেজ করে দিলেন, যদিও বাসায় এসে পরে দেখলাম সেটি পুরাতন। ফোন করলে জানাল সেটি পুরাতন নয় কিন্তু তবুও পরে পরিবর্তন করে দেবে। যাহোক, বাসায় এসে  অন্তিক ডিভাইসটি সেটাপ করে দিল। একটা চাঞ্চল‍্য ছিল মনে। অন্তিককে বিদায় দিয়েই বসে গেলাম কম্পিউটারে। আহা আহা! পেজ কি দ্রুত আসছে। স্পিডটেস্ট করে দেখলাম ০.৫ মেগাবিট পাওয়া যাচ্ছে। আর নিজেই ডাউনলোড করে দেখলাম ৫৫-৬০ পাচ্ছি। Continue reading →

Connecting to internet through Bluetooth in Fedora 9 (GP/Aktel/Banglalink/Teletalk/Warid)

I was amazed seeing that using mobile phone as modem in Ubuntu 8.10 is just like learning abc. You just connect a modem using USB cable or Bluetooth and Ubuntu will take care of the rest. The easy and step by step interface is so easy that any novice can configure it too.

But I am mostly Redhat variant user. I use Fedora 9 for my laptop’s OS beside Windows XP. I did not find configuring Bluetooth in Fedora as easy as in Ubuntu. But no worry, its not hard enough. I have found a good tutorial which helped me to configure bluetooth to use internet. If you need help in fully Bangla, please visit this page. Continue reading →

Have GrameenPhone (GP) bought the media?

In recent months we have noticed several news on corruption about GrammenPhone. They were involved to illegal VOIP business which was discovered by RAB and BTRC in 2008. It happened more than once. Last year we have also noticed they illegally sacked too many regular employees and employed low paying employees as replacement.

Today we have noticed a very formal complain about illegal retrenchment of 70 employees. The victims were asked to sign a white paper. When they asked the reason, they were informed that they were sacked from the company.  The victims then said they would attract media coverage against this illegal means. Then the so called authorities announced the devastating thing “We have bought the media by providing advertisement to the tune of lakhs of taka. So, your news would not be published or telecast in the print and electronic media”.

Honestly, they were giving huge advertisement in all electronic and print media. Even they were sponsor of our National Cricket Team. Their malicious hands of money even captured our national prides. So their such delivery is not unexpected. If they withdraw their advertisement from the media many newspaper and tv channel may fall in even loss. But after all, where is the commitment of the media? Is there any actually?

Special thanks to The Daily Independent for publishing the news. May be they have not sold yet!

Source: The Daily Indepedent

About Internet using Mobile Phone

Quite often I see posts about “how to setup internet in mobile phone?” like questions. I have answered the details several times specially in ict_of_bangladesh group. As this is happening quite often, I think its better to write up it here and give everyone this link to follow.

I am user of GP’s EDGE Service. So I only know about GP’s configuration. I will tell about it here now. Will try to add others in future.

Internet Packages:
Now GP offers 3 Internet Package naming P1, P2 and P3.
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