Tag Archives: Embedded hardware

Raspbian slow SSH fix

I had been noticing that SSH and rsync were unusually slow to connect on my Raspberry Pi running Raspbian. I had initially assumed it was due to the small CPU, but after doing some searching around, I had found that adding an extra setting in SSHd’s config fixed the problem.

in /etc/ssh/sshd_config, add:

UseDNS no

Then restart sshd with “service ssh restart”.

Hacking USB into an Alfa AP121 router

While checking out all the awesome things you can do with a Fon Wifi Pineapple, I thought it would be fun to grab a newer router, capable of running Pineapple Mark-IV. I found what I thought was a great deal on eBay, and upon closer inspection, I had bought an Alfa AP121, which lacks the USB it’s sister model the AP121U / Hornet-UB has. I could have resold it, but my solution was to reverse engineer it, and try to add the USB myself. Read more »