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Monitoring TP-Link Powerline speeds on a TL-WPA8630P

Firstly, you'll need to use your web browser's network debug panel to intercept a login request to the access points web GUI.
You'll want to find the 'Basic admin' cookie.

That done, just replace both 'x.y.z.w' with your devices IP address, and put the key in 'PUT YOUR KEY HERE'.

The script requires the standard 'curl' command, and also the 'jq' command to understand the output. If you don't have them. they'll be in your standard repositories.

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Raspbian and media keys

Just got a Raspberry Pi3 and a bluetooth keyboard and annoyed that the media keys for doing things like change the column don't work ?
Just add these to ~/.config/openbox/lxde-pi-rc.xml after all the other <keybind> before the </keyboard>

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TP-Link TL-WPA4230P on Linux

Quick note on these PowerLine devices.

They don't need any tools to manage them, as they have a sufficient web interface.

BUT - these devices are terrible network citizens.

Epson XP-312 ink status script

The following script outputs the percentage of each ink tank from an Epson XP-312 313 or 315 series WiFi enabled printer.

The output looks like

K:96 C:80 M:12 Y:34

which is perfect for feeding into Cacti or other monitoring systems. Guess I'd best go get some magenta ink !

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