Oculus Air Link Setup on Unify Networks

Until now, wirelessly streaming games to the Oculus Quest 2 has been limited to using development drivers in combination with specialized software like Virtual Desktop. I’ve written step by step guide to getting that option working here. Now, Facebook has enabled Oculus Air Link which allows streaming of Oculus Store apps too. It was a […]

Hyper-V NAT: Remote Access to Windows and Linux Virtual Machines

I’ve written several posts on creating Hyper-V virtual machines on Windows 10. One of my most popular covers how to create a Linux VM with sound. Inevitably, somebody will follow up with a question along the lines of, “How do I access XRDP (Linux RDP Server) from other machines on my network?” One might be […]

Accidental MFA Bypass in Fortinet Devices

Due to a misunderstanding of a poorly designed form it is easy to allow LDAP to bypass Fortitokens or other MFA technologies when implemented on Fortigate VPNs. In a Fortigate VPN configuration, you create an inbound rule to allow VPN tunnel access. That rule specifies the source objects and groups that have access to the […]

PowerShell: Automate UniFi Controller Software Updates on Windows

The Windows software based controller for your UniFi wireless network is more useful when run as a Windows service. Running the controller as a service allows it to start automatically when your computer reboots, among other things. If you haven’t already configured it to run as a service, see these instructions on the UniFi support […]

Add Wi-Fi 6 to your UniFi Network

The sixth generation of wireless networking, technically named 802.11ax, has been available for around a year. However, mainstream devices are just now starting to take advantage of the upgraded capabilities. Wi-Fi 6 access points can be difficult to obtain, I was able to order one for my UniFi system straight from the manufacturer’s online store. […]

Fixed Frequent UniFi Wireless Disconnects

My network is based on Ubiquiti’s Unifi platform. I’m on my second generation of the equipment and have been very satisfied with it overall. Normally it just does its job and disappears into the background. So you can imagine my frustration when multiple devices started randomly flapping. My Oculus Quest would disconnect and reconnect mid-game. […]

Install an Advanced Home Network – Part 4 Network Configuration

This series is all about installing an advanced software defined network where a controller ensures that our equipment works together. So far we’ve learned what equipment to purchase, how to make network cables, and how to wire our house. Now we need to configure the modem, network edge device, switches, and wireless access points to […]

Install an Advanced Home Network – Part 3 Install the Equipment

In part 1 of this series we discussed what equipment you would need to purchase to install a modern advanced network in your home. In part 2 we learned how to assemble network cables. Now we’re going to use our new-found skills to install the equipment. Place a switch and access point on each floor […]

Install An Advanced Network At Home – Part 2 How to Make Network Cables

Sing it with me everyone, “orange-white, orange, green-white, blue, blue-white, green, brown-white, brown”. I like the “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” tune, but use whatever suits your fancy. The point is to be able to easily remember the order that you arrange the individual strands of a Cat5 cable in. If you have read Part 1 […]

Install An Advanced Network at Home – Part 1 The Equipment

The future demands that a reliable high-speed network be available in your home. Video conferencing, cloud computing, work from home, and on-line entertainment have shifted from secondary services we all had, to necessities we can’t live without. The days when you could plop the Modem/Router/Wi-Fi combo unit that your ISP gave you behind the TV […]