User talk:M86

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Could you also mention TechInfoDepot in the site message? --  DarkShadow   talk    contribs   09:08, 29 September 2019 (EDT)

It is done. --M86 (talk) 11:43, 29 September 2019 (EDT)


Are you back in the game? I see your activity on the wiki is on the rise.

--  DarkShadow   talk    contribs   11:37, 25 June 2019 (EDT)

I lack the motivation to play a game I see as lame, tedious, and pointless. I still think it's a rad idea and I don't mind others playing, but I'm completely burned out. I regret creating the game board, in some respects, but it is what it is.

New users cant sign up, something is wrong with the captcha prompt not showing.. --  Slimey   talk    contribs  

I am aware. --M86 (talk) 22:41, 25 June 2019 (EDT)

How do you think of transferring wikidevi ownership to a new admin? Over the past four years I have spent countless hours of scraping hardware info from the net, filling it into the OpenWrt wiki, and wikidevi was always my first choice for such information. If wikidevi didn't exist, it needed to be invented.

Please let me know if you are interested in giving wikidevi in good hands and let it live for longer.

tmomas (OpenWrt wiki admin)   Tmomas   talk    contribs  

I absolutely do not mind transferring the domain over to trusted parties that wish to keep things operational. The VPS (and possibly the raw db dumps [primarily, the user database]) would be more squirrelly - I'd kind of prefer to retain control.

That being said, all of the currently available content would be available in the MediaWiki exports that are available now, or will be made available. It's essentially a MediaWiki install, configuration, and an import away from being functionally identical.

If you are seriously interested, you are welcome to follow up @

--M86 (talk) 17:12, 25 September 2019 (EDT)

Ethernet (smart) switch ES fields

Would it be possible to create a form for smart switches which adds the switch specific fields to the Wired Embedded System form?

RayKnight (talk) 23:54, 29 June 2019 (EDT)

Yes, it would be possible, that way, or the reverse. If they are solely smart switches, I would probably shove everything into the switch specific template. It'd be simple to create additional fields to submit the information, but the rest would have to be bodged into the existing templates (or done properly, but that would require actual work). --M86 (talk) 00:19, 30 June 2019 (EDT)

The entry for Netgear GS716T v2 is how I've been doing it, but that is awkward and doesn't lend to later edits. I'm willing to do the work, but don't really know how to edit templates. --RayKnight (talk) 01:35, 1 July 2019 (EDT)

You are welcome to look into it, but the templates are an unreadable mess. If I'm up to it, I'll look into it later. --M86 (talk) 18:24, 1 July 2019 (EDT)

.. I guess it's all bodged into there - I think it should be mostly operational, though, imperfect. --M86 (talk) 14:04, 4 July 2019 (EDT)

Thank you, just used it for the Netgear GS510TP entry! --RayKnight (talk) 02:07, 5 July 2019 (EDT)


Hi! I'm here for anti-vandalism work. I suppose that you could use an extra hand. --VOrun (talk) 11:07, 4 October 2019 (EDT)

If it becomes clear that nothing of interest will be contributed here over the next month (there is already zero reason for there to be), I will simply set the wiki to read-only. --M86 (talk) 11:18, 4 October 2019 (EDT)

A shoutout to M86

Hey there. I just noticed the header about WikiDevi closing down today.

Based on my relatively thin understanding of what parts of this Wiki you've built, I wanted to thank you wholeheartedly for your work. I learned so so very much more from WikiDevi than I can possibly repay you and other contributors for in a lifetime over the last two years.

I started working on wireless hardware for community networking projects two years ago, and during that time, with the profound and widespread information collected on WikiDevi, you and others have helped me learn enough to be able to speak on the subject of repairing and reusing consumer- and enterprise-grade hardware for the purpose of building networks for myself and others.

At the end of the day, while WikiDevi was never and will never be complete, the work you and others put into curating links to specsheets and general info about how wireless development has occurred over the last 20 years has given me something that I feel I would be a lesser person without.

I appreciate what you've done.

Could you clarify the header at In particular what is the fastest way to "... copy and paste every device page from WikiDevi"?


--Hurricos (talk) 10:35, 18 October 2019 (EDT)

cert expired

Renew please