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Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook™

Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook™

Intel® Core™ i5-2467M Processor @ 1.6GHz

4 Gb RAM – 500 GB Hard Drive Capacity with Express Cache, 16GB

w10This system is upgraded to Windows 10 and was initially installed with

 Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit)  with Service Pack 1

Great performance. Wi-Fi connection unstable. Reliable vendor support.

WordPress installation

WordPress installation

This is a quick guide for Narfum Services users to install WordPress.

To prepare the installation, you need to ask the administrator for a MySQL database, login and password.

Narfum Services provides web access to your MySQL database.

In the file wp-config.php you have to enter the MySQL information:

Database Name


Database Username


Database Password


Database Host


The WordPress files then have to be copied (ftp) to the server in the directory:


Once all the files have been uploaded to the directory, you can start WordPress with the following URL:


The first page will ask you to give the Title of your Blog or Website and a username with password. The username and password are used to login to your WordPress environment.

Smartphone email settings

Smartphone email settings

Former Narfum IT Services users should use the following settings on their smartphone (iPhone or Android):

Incoming Mail Server Settings (to receive emails)

  • user name (login): <your email address> (use the primary email address like ‘’ and not an alias)
  • password: <your password>
  • server (POP3):
  • port: 993
  • security type: SSL/TLS

Outgoing Mail Server Settings (to send emails)

  • server (SMTP):
  • port: 587
  • security type: STARTTLS
  • you must use SMTP Authentication: Require sign-in
  • loginnaam: <your email address> (use the primary email address like ‘’ and not an alias)
  • password: <your password>


Webstar DPX2100 Modem login

Webstar DPX2100 Modem

The Webstar DPX2100 Modem provides Internet access through a cable connection. The Webstar DPX2100 Modem includes an USB, RJ-45 and Wi-Fi connection.

To control the Wi-Fi access, you can proceed as follows:

– connect your pc to the modem with the LAN cable (RJ-45) and open a browser with the following URL:

– when the modem responds with a logon window, you can use the following credentials:

user: admin

password: W2402

In the security tab, you can change the wireless settings and press the apply button to save them. You may need to reboot the modem to have all settings applied.

Sony viao VPCZ21V9E

Sony viao VPCZ21V9E

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2620M CPU @ 2.70GHz

8 Gb RAM – 256 Gb SSD – Sony LCD, 13.0″

This system is initially installed with

 Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)  with Service Pack 1

Great performance. Price quite high.

VISTA and Chrome with McAfee Bitdefender

VISTA and Chrome with McAfee Bitdefender

Chrome traffic may be blocked by Bitdefender. Check the McAfee Firewall settings in that case and reset the firewall rules.

To reset the firewall rules open BitDefender, switch it to Expert View from the Options button then go to the Firewall tab -> Programs and click on the ‘Reset Rules‘ button. Confirm when asked to reset the rules then restart the PC. The first time you run Chrome again, the Firewall should set a new rule and let the traffic flow.

Belgacom PhoneMail™

Belgacom PhoneMail™

user guides for Belgacom fixed line PhoneMail are available here:

  French version

  Dutch version

Logitech Harmony Remote One+

Logitech Harmony® One remote control

Control of up to 15 devices and one-touch activity controls.

To setup the device you must create an account either

– on (chrome browser NOT supported)

– or on and download the Harmony Remote Software

Hardware version: Board 0.5.0 (0x1F:0xC8)
Firmware version: 3.4

The Harmony Remote Software version installed on my computer is 7.7.0.

It operates with:

– a Belgacom decoder (Cisco ISB6030 DVR)

– an LCD TV (KDL-46CX520)

– a Multi-media Hard drive (LaCinema Classic HD)

– a DVD/VCR player (Sony SLV-D990P-E)

– an audio streamer (Logitech Squeezebox)

It does not support:

– Sonos:amp audio streamer


Issues can occur with the programming of the Favourite Channels, some tuning advice is available on the forum.

Logitech Squeezebox™ Radio White

Logitech Squeezebox™ Radio White

The Squeezebox Radio can playback MP3, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, Apple Lossless audio. Built into the Squeezebox Radio is an 802.11G antenna which supports WPA Personal, WPA2-AES, and 64/128-bit WEP encryption.

This model has firmware 7.7.2-9663 which supports wi-fi connections with non-broadcasted SSID.

The Logitech Squeezebox™ Controller App turns your Android smartphone or tablet into a remote controller.

Like the Squeezebox Classic, you can control this device through a web interface over the Internet.

For a list of Internet Radio streams check my post on streaming URLs.

 great sound quality, great features

Samsung Galaxy Ace (S5830i)

Samsung Galaxy Ace (S5830)

800 MHz single-core Qualcomm processor

3.5 inch widescreen

This system is initially installed with

Android Froyo 2.2 (S5830) Android 2.3.6. (S5830i)

You may need Samsung Kies 2.0 software to sync your pc content, such as outlook contacts and calendar items, with your Android device or you can use  MyPhoneExplorer free backup/restore/synchronisation tool (note: remove any ‘unwanted’ addware after installation).

thumb down slow and very unstable performance