Saturday, May 31, 2014

How to find MAC address of Device

What is MAC Address ?

A MAC address is a unique identifier for your Network adapter or Network Interface Card (NIC). 

How to Find Address ?

1) Find MAC address in Nokia feature phone.
To find your Mac address you need to type in this: *#62209526# code from your device home screen 

2) Find MAC address in blackberry device.
To find the Media Access Control (MAC) address of a Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry smartphone, complete the steps below, according to the version of BlackBerry device software installed on the smartphone:
BlackBerry Device Software 4.5 to 5.0:
  1. From the home screen, click Options > Status.
  2. The WLAN MAC field displays the MAC address for the smartphone.
BlackBerry 6 to 7.1:
  1. From the home screen, select Setup > Options > Device > Device and Status Information.
  2. The WLAN MAC field displays the MAC address for the smartphone.
BlackBerry 10 OS:
  1. From the home screen select Settings > Network Connections > Wi-Fi > Advanced.
  2. In the Diagnostic Information drop-down, select Device Information.
  3. The Physical Address field displays the MAC address for the smartphone.
3) Find MAC address in Android device. Go to Settings-> Go to About Phone->Go to Status->The Wi-Fi MAC Address is listed 

4) Find MAC address in iOS device.
Go to Settings ->Go to General->Go to About->The Wi-Fi Address is the MAC address

Friday, August 6, 2010

How to edit host file in Windows 7

This post shows you how you can edit host file on Windows 7 operating system.

You might have run into issue related some access denied error or it might ask to save file again etc.. when you directly go to C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc folder and try to save host file after editing it.I will show you how you can get rid of this issue and successfully edit the host file.

1. Click Start button   Start button   of windows and then go to All Programs -> Accessories.
2. Right-click on Notepad, and then click Run as administrator.
3. Open the host file located at C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc from Notepad.
4. Edit the file and click on Save from the file menu. Done !

Sunday, July 18, 2010

How to Configure Airtel Mobile Office On Windows Mobile

This post shows how you can configure Airtel Mobile Office settings in Windows Mobile device.

Airtel Mobile Office settings needs to be configured manually in windows mobile device.Below are the steps to configure Airtel Mobile Office settings in your windows Mobile device.

1) Go to Start->Settings->Connections->Connections in your windows mobile device then you will find the below screen.

 2) Click on Add a new modem connection link displayed in above screen and specify connection name as 'MO' and select modem as 'Cellular Line(GPRS,3G)' in drop down as displayed below and then click Next.

3) Specify Access point name as '' as shown below and click next.

 4) Leave all fields blank as it is and click on finish.

5) Switch off and then Switch on you device. Open the web browser on your device and start surfing the web on your device.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Blogger Help: How to submit blog to Google

In this post I will show you how you can submit your site or blog to google search engine.

Submitting site or blog to the google is first thing to do once you create your blog.

Well , you might think that why we should submit blog to google? As you know that when you do the google search on any topic then it displays the relevant site as search result.There are millions of sites on the web and readers have to rely on the search engines to inform them of the best site for the subject they are looking for.Unless you submit your site to the search engines they will never come to know of your site/blog.Generally, google add and update new sites to its index each time it crawls the web. However submitting your site or blog URL to google , It will specifically let the google know about your site and it will improve chances of your site to be indexed faster then as usual.

Submitting blog to google is very simple, so submit you site to google from submit your site. You only need to provide the root URL of you site to submit, individual URL of the pages are not required to submit. Enter your full URL including the http:// prefix. For example:

After submitting your blog to google you also need submit your blog to blogger search engine.Blogger search engine displays the list of relevant blog for the provided search term and this will help readers to come to know about your blog.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Install 82865G graphics driver for Windows 7

After installing windows 7 ultimate I came across the issue that it doesn’t find suitable driver for the 82865G grapics card to install and this ended up with displaying blurred screen with lower resolution.If you do right click on desktop -> Screen Resolution and open the Resolution drop down then you will find the fewer resolution available to select. Infact this video card driver is not available to download for window 7 in intel download center.

However you can still install windows xp driver on windows 7 which worked for me and get rid of this issue. However you still won’t have Areo theme enabled since it is not supported on this 82865G graphics card. Here I will show you how you can install windows XP drivers on windows 7.

  • Go to the download page of Windows XP driver for 82865G display card: downloadcentre
  • Download driver and extract the downloaded driver.
  • Right click on the setup.exe file and select properties to open the properties window as displayed below.
  • Go to the ‘Compatibility’ tab and select ‘Windows XP (Service Pack 3)’ in drop down and select ‘Run this program in compatibility mode for:’ check box as shown above and click on the Ok button of the dialog.
  • Right click on setup.exe file and select ‘Run as administrator’ to install the driver.
  • It will start installation ,I run into some errors while instillation but somehowe it insllaled the drivers., so ignore any errors occurred while installation.
  • Restart the machine. Now you wil have proper display. You can also check that now more resolution options are available in Screen Resolution window. Good luck !

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Configure Mail For Exchange on Nokia

This is post shows how you can configure mail for exchange on your Nokia device.Steps are written specific for Nokia N95 device however it is also applicable to all other compatible E series and  N series devices like E71, E72, E75, E55, E52, 5800, N97 etc... with little modification if any.
What is Mail For Exchange ?
Mail for Exchange application is compatible with Microsoft Exchange Server Active Sync and Direct Push which synchronizes your business's Microsoft Exchange accounts so you can use your Microsoft Exchange email, calendar ,contacts and tasks on your Nokia mobile devices.
To use Mail for Exchange, you need a Microsoft Exchange e-mail account ,name of your mail domain, Exchange server’s name ,your user name and password.
Mail For Exchange Setup:
1. Download and install Mail for Exchange from Ovi Store if not already. It's free to download !

2. Open the Mail for Exchange on device and message will pop-up saying “You have no Mail for Exchange profile. Create profile? ” .Select Yes.

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3. Enter following details on the screen displayed and then click on the OK button.
    1. E-mail address: your email address(e.g.
    2. Domain: Specify name of your mail domain
    3. Username: Again specify your email address as user name (e.g.
    4. Password: Your password
    5. Access point: Specify the access point though which you want to access your data.

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4. After clicking OK button it will show the screen saying “Retrieving Exchange server name”.Click on cancel button of this screen.

5. Fill following details in Connection screen.
    1. Exchange server: Specify name of Exchange server.
    2. Secure connection: Yes or No depending on the server settings.
    3. Leave rest of the fields in these screen like Access point, Sync while roaming, Use default port etc... as it is or change them accordingly as per your need.

    6. Then press the right key of the device to go to the next screen named ‘Credentials’. Here you will able to see that Username, Password and Domain fields are populated.

    7. Press the right key of the device.Now you are on the ‘Sync schedule’ screen where you can define how and at what frequency you want to sync your data. Below is the explanation of each field.

      1. Peak sync schedule:peak sync schedule is time interval at which your data will sync at specified time as below
        1. Select ‘Always on’ if you want your data to be automatically synced.
        2. Select ‘Manual’ if you don’t want your data to be synced automatically
        3. Select any other available option like ‘Every 15 minutes’, ‘Every 30 minutes’ etc... as per your need. This will sync data automatically at every 15 minutes interval as if you select ‘Every 15 minutes’ options.
      1. Off-peak sync schedule: Off-peak sync schedule is time interval at which your data will sync at specified time beyond your peak sync schedule. Select appropriate option as per your need.
      1. Peak start time and Peak end time: are time intervals at which you want your data to be synced. Example: If you have set Peak sync schedule as ‘Always on’ and Peak start time and Peak end time as 8:00am to 5:pm then your data will automatically sync between this time range and beyond this time range it will not  sync data automatically.
      1. Peak days: Here you can specify days on which you want data to be synced. Example: If you want your data to be synced on weekdays then you can excluded Saturday and Sunday.
      2. In case of conflict:  Specify option ‘Server wins’ if not already.

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    • Some users may want to receive mail all the time. These users will set both ‘Peak-‘ and ‘Off peak sync schedule’ to ‘Always on’.
    • Others may want to only download mails manually all the time. These users will set both settings to ‘Manual’
    • Users that want to receive mail ASAP while at work and less often (or not at all) while at home, for example, require more control. The best way to illustrate this is an example. Smith works 9am-5pm M-F. While at work, he wants to receive mail ASAP. At home, receiving mail is not as critical. He will check his email manually.

           Smith will set:
           Peak sync schedule: Always on
           Off-peak schedule: Manual
           Peak start time: 9:00 am
           Peak end time: 5:00 pm
           Peak days: Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr

    8. Press the right key of the device. Now you are on Calendar screen. Specify following data if you want your calendar data to be synced otherwise go to the next screen.
      1. Synchronize calendar : Yes
      2. Sync calendar back: Specify ‘All entries’ if you want all calendar data to be synced or choose any other appropriate option like ‘2 weeks’ etc.
      3. Initial sync: If you want your  previously present calendar entries on device to be as it is then specify ‘Keep items on phone’ option otherwise specify ‘Delete items on phone’ option if you want your calendar entries present on device to be deleted while initial sync.
    C:\Documents and Settings\Jigar\Desktop\MailForExchange\Scr6.bmp

    9. Press the right key of the device. Now you are on Task screen. Specify following data if you want your Task data to be synced otherwise go to the next screen.
      1. Synchronise tasks : Yes
      2. Sync completed tasksSelect ‘Yes’ if you want to sync completed task.
      3. Initial sync: select ‘Keep items on phone’ If you want your previously present tasks entries on device to be as it is or specify ‘Delete items on phone’ option if you want your tasks entries present on device to be deleted while initial sync.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Jigar\Desktop\MailForExchange\Scr7.bmp

    10. Press the right key of the device. Now you are on Contacts screen. Specify following data if you want your device contacts to be synced otherwise go to the next screen.
      1. Synchronise contacts : Yes
      2. Initial sync: select ‘Keep items on phone’ If you want your device contacts not to be deleted while or  specify ‘Delete items on phone’ option if you want your device contacts to be deleted while initial sync.
    C:\Documents and Settings\Jigar\Desktop\MailForExchange\Scr8.bmp

    11. Press the right key of the device. Now you are on Email screen. Specify following data if you want your Emails to be synced.
      1. Synchronise e-mail : Yes
      2. E-mail address: Specify you email address if not already
      3. Show new mail popup: select Yes if you want to new email pop up notification to be displayed on arrival of new email.Leave rest of the fields of this screen as it is or change them as per your need.
      12. After configuring all the tabs, save the profile.On saving the profile it will start syncing the data.If you want to manually sync data then go to options and select Synchronize to start syncing the data.

      C:\Documents and Settings\Jigar\Desktop\MailForExchange\Scr10.bmp

      13. After synchronization completes go to the Messaging->Mail for Exchange to view the downloaded emails.

      C:\Documents and Settings\Jigar\Desktop\MailForExchange\Scr12.bmp

      Monday, May 24, 2010

      Screen capture on Nokia device

      You can install screen capture application from Ovi store.You should have Ovi store/ Nokia Account to download and any application from Ovi Store. Go to the Ovi Store and register for the Nokia account.

      Method 1: Installation Steps Using PC:

      1. Go to Ovi Store and sign-in with your Ovi store account.

      2. Search for the 'Best Screen snap' in Ovi store.

      3. You will be displayed the 'Best Screen snap'  application page.Click on Send to mobile  button displayed on the page.You will get the SMS on your mobile containing download link of the application.

      4. Open the received SMS and click on application link present in SMS. Clicking link it will open the web browser  pointing to containing download page for the application.Click on the download button of the page. Enter the credential for the Ovi Store and sing-in.

      5. Now again click on the Download button if not started already.It will start instillation of the application.

      Friday, April 30, 2010

      How to screen capture on Android Device

      If you are a mobile tester and looking for how to screen capture in Android based device then follow below steps. Using below steps you can do screen capture in android device using Dalvik Debug Monitor (DDMS)

      1. Java is required to be installed so install it from here Java. If you have already installed Java then make sure you have correct version of Java is installed.Check your Java version from here Java version. If you do not have correct Java version installed then install the suggested version on that page.

      2. Download the latest Android sdk from here :
      Android SDK

      3. Extract the downloaded sdk files from the .zip file.

      4. Next step is to install the device driver.Go to the 'android-sdk-windows' folder of sdk and launch the Android SDK and 
      AVD Manager tool by clicking 'SDK Setup.exe' file.

      5. Go to settings in AVD Manager tool and then check the  force download through HTTP in the settings as shown below.

      6. Now select Available packages in AVD Manager and look for 'USB Driver Package'. Select this package and install it by clicking 'Installed selected' button of the AVD Manager.

      Thursday, March 25, 2010

      Setup Android Emulator

      Are you a tester looking for to test on the android emulator ? Then you are on the right place to get started testing on the Android emulator.

      This post will help you to setup the android 1.1 and 1.5 emulator.

      You must have java installed on your machine before installing the Android emulator.

      Install Java from here: Go to and install to java.

      If you already installed java or recently then you must know that the version of Java installed on your machine is correct or not.

      Test installed java from here: Go to to check whether you have correct version of java installed or not. If you fine that correct version is not installed then follow the instruction provided in page and install the correct version of java.

      After completion of java installation successfully follow below steps to install the Android emulator.

      Where to download the android emulator ?

      Android emulator comes with Android sdk.You can download latest sdk from:

      How to install android emulator ?

      Downloaded android sdk will be in compressed format.Uncompressed it to the desired location [e.g. C:\Emulator]and you are done.

      Thursday, March 11, 2010

      Mobile Web Application Testing on Desktop Browser

      Why testing mobile application on desktop browser ?

      Before you start testing your mobile site to determine how it works on mobile device, you should make sure the functionality of the site is working as expected by testing it on desktop browser. We can find functional bug that are going to be reproduce irrespective of mobile devices and get fixed from Developer at early stage before testing cycles starts on the real mobile devices. Starting testing on the mobile devices before testing on the desktop browser is not a good practice which can lead to the more testing effort. The best testing approach for the mobile application should be following.
      • First test on the desktop browser to find the functional bugs and make sure that functionality of the site is as expected.
      • Once site or one of its module functionality is complete then test on the device emulator to get the browser/platform coverage in case if you don't have the device.
      • If device is already available then test on the device itself to find the device specific bugs instead of testing on the emulator
      This testing process will help us to find the functional bugs at early stage using desktop browser and then tester can focus on the real device testing to find the device specific bugs like any rendering issues or any functional issues that do not reproduce on the desktop browser but reproduce on the device being tested, this will help developer to get better idea that it is a device specific bugs or not so they can get the right direction to fix it.

      Safari and Mozilla Firefox supports some great extensions that can make testing your mobile sites on desktop browser.This post explains how to set Firefox and safari to test your mobile site.

      Friday, February 26, 2010

      Quick Start with Mac

      This topic contains information for the beginner who are new to MAC and want quick started on mac.
      How to power on the machine ?
      A: Press the black button located at the Bottom left behind the monitor screen.
      How to shut down or Log off the machine?
      A: Click on the Apple icon: displayed on the top left corner of the screen, which will open the menu with all these options.
      How to take screen shots on Mac?
      A: Press the Command+Shift+3 button that will save the screenshot on the desktop or press the Command+Shift+4 that will allow you to select the region of the screen and then after selecting region save the screenshot to the desktop.
      How to find the toolbar options like File, Edit, View etc. For any application.
      A: Mac has the common toolbar for all applications, which dynamically gets changed, and it is located at top of the screen.If you want to access the toolbar of the particular application when there are multiple windows opened then just bring the window front for which you want the toolbar and then Mac toolbar will automatically changed according to that application.