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How to Setup a VPN Server Using a DD-WRT Router

We have previously covered how to set up a PPTP VPN Server using Debian Linux here on Sysadmin Geek, however if you are already utilizing a DD-WRT firmware based router in your network then you can easily configure your router to act as the PPTP VPN Server.

How to Remove Advertisements with Pixelserv on DD-WRT

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/sguploads/thumbnails/sshot-2010-11-03-1-10-41-15.jpg" />There are numerous ways to block advertisements in your browser, but what if you could block them on the router? Here’s how to use the DD-WRT firmware and deliberate “DNS poisoning” to block ads for every device on your network.

Use Your UPS to Gracefully Shut Down Your PC During Power Outages

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cce4a8940a72.jpg" />If you live in an area that has a lot of blackouts, brownouts, and spikes in your electricity, it’s important to have a UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply) to protect your investment. Here’s how your APC UPS can shut down your PC gracefully.

How to Read PDF Files on Your Amazon Kindle (Version 3)

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cc437da4ede9.jpg" />If you’ve got one of the newer Kindle devices, you’ve got the ability to read PDF files built right in—very convenient, but how does it work? Let’s take a quick look at how to get them on the Kindle.

Preventing Repetitive Strain Injury the Geeky Way

<img src="http://productivegeek.com/public/thumbnails/sshot-2010-10-15-1-05-44-54.jpg" />Most of us spend our days working in front of a workstation and the wrong workstation settings can cause a serious problem called "Repetitive Strain Injury" or RSI for short. Do not ignore the pain in your hand and thinking that it will go away or get better by itself.

How to Hack Your Wii for Homebrew Games and DVD Playback

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cac1d5a3b157.jpg" />Want to play emulated games on your Wii?  How about DVD playback?  Here’s how to use the SmashStack exploit to hack your Wii with the latest system menu and enable all of that and more!

How to Crack Your Forgotten Windows Password

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-09-28-1-00-51-33.jpg" />Here at How-To Geek, we’ve covered many different ways to reset your password for Windows—but what if you can't reset your password? It’s time to crack the password instead.

Read All Your eBooks on Nook for PC and Portable Devices

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/Copy of sshot-2010-08-23-[18-38-10].png" />Would you like to take advantage of the eBooks available for the Barnes & Noble Nook without buying a new device? Today we look at Nook for PC, Netbooks, Android, and Apple iOS devices.

Why You Should Jailbreak Your iOS Device

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-19-[16-52-25].png" />Recently it was announced it’s legal to hack your phone/devices. Today we look at why you would want to Jailbreak your iOS device. This will be a general overview of some of the capabilities and options available after a jailbreak.

Complete Guide to Breathing New Life Into Your Old PC or Laptop

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-15-[18-55-56].jpg" />Do you have an older PC or laptop laying around just collecting dust and not sure what to do with it? You could sell it, but not get much for it. Here we bring you a guide on how to bring it back to life.

Group Video Chat With Family and Friends For Free

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/Copy of sshot-2010-07-29-[18-06-18].png" />Whether it’s a graduation or new birth, there are many special occasions in life that we’d like to be present for but can’t due to distance. When a call doesn’t cut it, here’s how to video chat with up to 20 friends or family with Tokbox.

Test Drive webOS Without Buying a Phone

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-07-23-[22-22-36].jpg" />With all the new mobile operating systems how do you to know which one to pick? Like Android, Palm has a webOS emulator to allow developers to test applications without physical hardware. Here is how you can test drive webOS on your computer for free.

Setup Email Notifications for Dell Server Hardware Alerts

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/sguploads/thumbnails/sshot-2010-07-21-1-07-20-33.jpg" />All Dell servers come with the Dell OpenManage Server Administrator software which has the ability to monitor and display system level indicators. Here's how to batch assign them to send an email.

Run Android on Your Windows Mobile Phone

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-07-07-[17-07-12].png" />Interested in Android but think you need to buy a new phone to try it out? Actually, your Windows Mobile phone may already have the capability of running Android. Today we show you how and the phone you’ll need.