Another visit to school (As a Teacher)

This is the second time I have entered in an remote school as a teacher. All thanks to Infosys for their immense support and initiative. Under the Rural Reach Program(RRP) of Spark, it identifies remote schools with no access to computers. The Computer department do the work of setting up computers in each class before the event. Our(Volunteer) job is to give the basic idea of computers to the kids.

Advantage to the kids:

The kids who have almost no idea about computers, get to see and operate the computers in front of IT professionals. We give some really good examples in which they are indirectly using computers. They get a platform to raise their curious questions such as how are cartoons made, what is hacking 🙂 etc. etc. They have heard the terms but never got a good knowledge about it. Above all, this helps in shaping their future. They can think about this career right from the start. The Spark is ignited.
Another advantages include free food for the day, day off from hectic studies and rather a fun and great atmosphere to learn.

Advantage to us:

Right when we step foot in the school, we are being looked at us like stars. Most of the normal days are spent by an IT professional sitting in his cubicle. Visits like this refresh you up. For us it is very simple to introduce computers to the kids and at the same time take some difficult questions from the them. When you step in the class, it reminds you of your school days. Maybe you will find a smaller version of yourself in there. Our school days may never come back, but we can re-live those in moments like these. You realize how the teachers have to work hard to impart the knowledge upon you, without which we wouldn’t had been here.

Moments:

There are many moments which really warm your heart up. Mostly, the assembly before and then after school. Even though the kids are so mischievous( I won’t blame them for this 🙂 ) and full of energy, the discipline they show during this time is simply amazing. And I really can’t put it in words how it feels to be there at that particular moment.

Message to all my friends:

India, as a country will improve only when we take some small steps in our life. Kids are the future of our country and in order to achieve the “Vision 2020” by Abdul Kalam we should all work towards it. Even if get any slightest chance of doing such great deeds; never hesitate and at the end of the day you will surely have the feeling that “You have done something to make India better”

What do we need to do further:

Its time for the Indian Government to come out of their comfort circle and give more priority to education than sports. I don’t say remove sports but it should be secondary. The primary aim should be education. If we can spend 100 Crores on a cricket match(where only 20 people get the money); just imagine how much just 1 Crore worth of amount will do to develop the infrastructure in schools.

The only reason I am against excessive government spending on foolish things like these is that I don’t like the phrase “80% of the wealth is with 20% of the people”

The choice is up to us “If we want a handful people to enjoy or the whole of country to move ahead”

So go ahead and create a difference.

How to turn your laptop into a Wi-Fi hotspot

In this world of ever increasing Wi-Fi devices, I think this post will be very helpful.

Method 1 (Very easy)

Download and install connectify (About 3MB) from the below mentioned link

http://cnet.co/nCDNkJ

Using connectify:

http://bit.ly/nJy1Bo

If the above method does not work, you can go for the below method:

Method 2 (The Geeky Method)

This will work only if u have an icon consisting of two PCs to connect to internet like in case of “BSNL Broadband”.

Windows 7:

First open “Network and Sharing Center”->”Change adapter settings”

Right click the icon u use to connect to net, BSNL in my case -> Properties -> Sharing -> Check allow other network users to connect bla bla . and select wireless network connection from the drop down list (if applicable) . Click apply.

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Open Start Menu and type wireless box Search, Then Manage wireless networks :

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Press Add add wireless networking to start :

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Next, select Create an ad hoc network … :

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You will receive notification and instructions for creating introducing ad hoc networks as follows , select Next :

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Named to the newly created network , security selection methods if necessary , check Save this network if you intend to regularly use this network model . Set security measures must also depend on the ability of wireless devices :

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Then wait a bit to create the network are :

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Message window networks have been successfully created and ready for use :

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Check the entire wireless network by clicking the icon in the system tray, if successful you will see the network created above is ready and waiting to connect to others :

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Next, switch to computer remainder ( client) , select the icon to see all the wireless signals of the network , then connect to the newly created ad hoc network :

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On the server – the host , you’ll see the signal from another computer just to connect to ad hoc system

Once you start this connection u will be able to select it on ur mobile device. Connect and enjoy net 🙂

Had spent some time to discover the second method.

Windows XP:

1. Make sure the wireless card is on

Before trying anything, you should make sure the wireless card is on.

Wireless Network Icon
Wireless Network Icon

If your wireless card is on, you should see an icon like this one in your task bar.

2. Create a wireless network

First of all you need to create the wireless network where your computer will appear as an HotSpot.

  1. Right click on the Wireless Network Icon and select “Status”

    Wireless Network Status

    Once you see this dialog, press the button “Properties”.

  2. Select the tab “Wireless Networks” and

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    press the button “Add…”.

  3. You’ll see the following dialog.

    Add Wireless Network

  4. Enter a name for the network (SSID), e.g. MMN.
  5. Protect your network with encription via the WEP key.
  6. Make sure it is you, and not the computer to provide the Network key.
  7. Enter your Network key, it must be 10 figures exadecimal number, e.g. “abcdeabcde”.

Press the button “OK” and you should see the following dialog and

My newly created wireless network

press the button “OK” to close it.

3. Start -> Run -> Type “ncpa.cpl” in the text-box and  press enter.

4. Right click the icon you use to connect to Internet; ‘BSNL’ in my case and select properties

Move on to the advanced tab and make sure the following option is checked

                                                                

5. Select the earlier created network in step 2 on your mobile device and you are ready to go.

I have tried to make the post as simple as possible.

If you are still facing any issues I will be happy to hear them in the comments section.