1998-2002 Honda Accord Gauge Cluster LED Conversion

I did this a long time ago and I had a hard time looking for information online on what bulbs you need for the conversion for 98-02 Honda Accord so I decided to take some pictures and label each bulb in the cluster. I’m also going to show you how to take the gauge off when replacing the bulbs.

Car used: 2001 Honda Accord Coupe V6

1. Remove the two screws on the top of the panel and remove the panel by pulling it out. It’s just attached by tabs.


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Asterisk 11.5 + Fail2Ban

I know that I have not talked about Asterisk here before or Ubuntu for that matter. But since I just did this and it’s still fresh, I decided to put it here.

Since you are here, I assume that you have Asterisk already installed. If not, I will make a tutorial on how to install it soon.

I have Ubuntu Server and I have been monitoring my Asterisk 11.5 and see if there is anyone trying to hack into it. Sure enough, I see these logs..

This is from /var/log/asterisk/messages

[2014-02-20 19:55:37] NOTICE[3241][C-00000001]: chan_sip.c:25282 handle_request_invite: Failed to authenticate device 1400<sip:1400@[LOCAL_IP]:[PORT]>;tag=518abf5e
 [2014-02-20 19:55:38] NOTICE[3241][C-00000002]: chan_sip.c:25282 handle_request_invite: Failed to authenticate device 1400<sip:1400@LOCAL_IP]:[PORT]>;tag=a92be084
 [2014-02-20 19:55:39] NOTICE[3241][C-00000003]: chan_sip.c:25282 handle_request_invite: Failed to authenticate device 1400<sip:1400@LOCAL_IP]:[PORT]>;tag=514495fb

Now if you look at it, the logs only show the local IP and not the real source IP.  In order for us to get the source IP, we would need to enable the security logs.

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Convert 7940/7940 Cisco IP Phone from SCCP to SIP

I work for a call center and I work with a 7942 Cisco IP Phone. I’m always impressed by the quality of the phone. The feature that I love a lot would be the speaker phone. I thought it would be a perfect addition to my room and so I searched for it online and see where I can get a good deal. I was lucky enough to get multiple phones for a cheap price on Craigslist. At that time, my dad was telling me that you can convert SCCP to SIP only if you are a Cisco Certified so I had to do some digging online. I found a lot of tutorials on how to do it and sites where you can download firmwares and upgrade it via TFTP.

I have read a lot of tutorials and all of them seemed to vary. I followed one after another until I got the hang of it. (trial and error, I know it is not good especially when messing with firmwares. I do it a lot..)

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How to erase configuration on Cisco IP Phone 7940/7960

This procedure changes Network configuration, Device Configuration, Volume Settings and Contrast Settings to their default values on the Cisco IP Phone 7940/7960.

If you are trying to do a hard reset on your Cisco Phone, click here for the tutorial.

*These options may vary on which model and version you have.

First thing you need to do before changing anything would be to unlock the settings. It is always a requirement to do this before you can make changes. Continue reading “How to erase configuration on Cisco IP Phone 7940/7960”