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Jio Data Add On packs are low-priced and interesting options when one exhausts per day data quota under base plan like 399 1.5 GB per day plan

What should one do when one exhausts the per day data quota on a Jio plan like Rs. 399 plan giving 1.5 GB per day for 84 days? [Before 26th Jan. 2018, the 399 plan gave 1 GB per day … Continue reading

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Setting WiFi connections to Metered on Windows 10 prevents Windows Automatic Update downloads on those connections

A large Windows Update download ate up my data quota for the day on my Jio connection. This was done automatically without my having noticed it. Using a small increment of 153 MB for the day (a sachet plan) had … Continue reading

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Unhappy experience with Airtel Rs. 1500 cashback offer on Karbonn A40 smartphone; Internet Speed Tests with A40 + Airtel AND JioFi3 Router + Jio

Last updated on 4th Feb. 2018 Overview of Airtel Rs. 1500 Cashback offer on Karbonn A40 Indian, and my unhappy experience of it The Rs. 1500 cashback scheme of Airtel and some its vendors including Karbonn was attractive enough for … Continue reading

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Resolved “No Internet, Secured” problem faced with using TP-LINK TL-WN725N USB WiFi adapter on desktop PC to connect to JioFi 4G WiFi router

First, the problem and the solution in short. I use a TP-Link TL-WN725N 150Mbps Wireless N Nano USB Adapter to connect over WiFi to JioFi 3 4G router to browse the Internet on my desktop PC. That stopped working over … Continue reading

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Airtel 4G prepaid Tariff compared with Jio 4G prepaid tariff; Below Rs. 3000 4G smartphone now available in Puttaparthi shop

http://www.airtel.in/mobile/prepaid/recharge-online/?CIRCLE=12&CIRCLENAME=AP%20and%20Telangana&tab=1#tabs-1 The above link lists various mobile and 4G data prepaid tariff of Airtel (as of 4th Nov. 2017). I have given below the important ones and compared it with Jio prepaid plans/tariff, http://www.jio.com/en-in/4g-plans. 1) Rs. 169, 28 days – … Continue reading

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Reliance Jio (4G mobile Internet) hikes its rates

Reliance Jio 4G rates revised from today: Check out the full prepaid, post paid tariffs here,¬†http://indianexpress.com/article/technology/mobile-tabs/reliance-jio-4g-rates-revised-postpaid-prepaid-october-19-4897069/, 19th Oct. 2017. The hikes for regular users is in the following prepaid plans (see http://www.jio.com/en-in/4g-plans): 1) Rs. 399/- 1 GB per day validity … Continue reading

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Jio care/My LYF care responses are confidential; I expect a JioFi 3 WiFi router firmware update over the next few days

I had a few rounds of email exchanges with Jio care/My LYF care on the JioFi 3 WiFi 4G router update for WPA wireless security vulnerability issue mentioned in earlier posts. However, I am not in a position to share … Continue reading

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My view on Times of India article on WPA2 wireless security vulnerability; I plan to continue using JioFi 3 WiFi 4G Internet router for https sites

Thanks to Shri Deepak Bharwani for providing this article link: `Password-locked Wi-Fi prone to cyber attacks’ by Kim Arora, http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com/Article.aspx?eid=31804&articlexml=Password-locked-Wi-Fi-prone-to-cyber-attacks-17102017001050, dated 17th Oct. 2017. Shri Bharwani provided the link in a comment on one of my previous Facebook posts on … Continue reading

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US-CERT releases public vulnerability note on WPA2 wireless security handshake

This post follows up on earlier post today: US CERT advisory on WPA2 wireless security flaw, sent to orgns (not public),¬†https://ravisiyer.wordpress.com/2017/10/16/us-cert-advisory-on-wpa2-wireless-security-flaw/. US-CERT released this PUBLIC note today: Vulnerability Note VU#228519; Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) handshake traffic can be manipulated … Continue reading

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US CERT advisory on WPA2 wireless security flaw, sent to orgns (not public)

I had planned to do some reading up about security vulnerabilities (and any health issues) related to WiFi. Perhaps in 2011 or so I seriously considered whether I should use WiFi on a regular basis. But at that time I … Continue reading

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