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WRT110 to Bryce 20100412




Wireless Ethernet Bridge:

SMC EZ ConnectTM 802.11g 108Mbps Wireless Ethernet Bridge

Zigbee to Ethernet

MeshNetics introduced its new ZigBit ZigBee-Ethernet gateway. The device serves as a bridge between the ZigBee-based networks and the Ethernet IP-based networks.  MeshNetics ZigBee-Ethernet gateway is based on Atmel’s ZigBee/802.15.4 module which is included the ATmega 1281 microcontroller and new Atmel AT86RF230 RF transceiver


Replacement 4 bay SOHO NAS: Iomega StorCenter Pro ix4-200d NAS



Make USB stick writable agan:

Well, this guide includes edits in windows registry, but its very easy.
Here is the guide :

  • Start Menu -> Run -> type ‘regedit’ (without the quotes) -> Hit Enter !
  • Now take a backup of your registry, incase something goes wrong:
    Right Click on ‘My Computer’ -> ‘Export’ > save it on the Desktop.
  • Now Browse through these tabs:
    My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies
  • Double click on the string ‘WriteProtect’ and change the ‘Value Data’ box to ‘0’
  • On Toolbar, Click on File -> Export -> Save it anywhere with any name like ‘WriteProtection01.reg’ or anything.
  • You need to repeat the step 3 - step 5 with every string on folder named ‘ControlSet***’ (* = any Digit, i.e. 001, 002) - that is, instead of currentcontrolset, repeat the steps for folders controlset***
    For Example :
    My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\StorageDevicePolicies
    - Again export it on same directory as before, named as ‘WriteProtection0**.reg’

Note : These exports are just incase you need to revert the changes in your registry, to revert, just double click on the *.reg file, and click yes when it prompts.



After a lot of user comments telling that the above method does not work for them, we tell you another method which you can follow to solve the “Pen Drive is Write Protected” problem.

If the above method does not work for you, follow the below steps:

1. Copy all the important data from this drive to your computer because this method will format the drive and erase all the data on the pen drive.

2. Now download the Apacer Formatting Utility, Unzip this utility to a folder on your hard disk, preferably on a folder on desktop screen for easy access (Do Not Try To Save it on pen drive). Keep your pen drive plugged in, and double click on the Start.bat file in the folder where you unzipped the above utility. This will start formatting your pen drive, wait till the formatting completes and the LED on your pen drive stops blinking. Remove your pen drive after than and plug it in again.

The above two steps will solve the problem. If you still face the problem, follow the below steps:

1. Goto Start > Run, type cmd and press enter, this will open command prompt.

2. Type the following command on the command prompt replacing X with the drive letter of your pen drive.


The above two methods will help you fix the problem.