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Making Coyote Linux work with KPN ADSL

The Dutch ISP KPN gives you a modem+router to access the internet. The router they give you is a custom version of an Alcatel Speedtouch (model varies) and is extremely limited. I don't use any VOIP services, so I replaced that router with a Speedtouch 546 (which supports DHCP spoofing) so that I can use my own Coyote Linux based router. Read More »

Change in law regarding cell phone contracts

Cell phone providers in the Netherlands always try to screw you as hard as they can. The way it was, they were able to automatically extend your contract for another year. The way they screwed you here, is because when you sign up for a new contract, you often get discount. I for instance, was able to get a service worth € 17,50 per month for € 12,50 (240 minutes), the entire year. But, when the contract period would end, my contract would be extended automatically and I would pay € 17,50 per month for a year. You had to remember to call KPN before the contract would end and manually extend the contract to receive another discount. Read More »