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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
There’s a new trick up the Internet bad guy’s sleeves and its a doozy. Instead of installing keyloggers or other capturing tools they install a proxy server and set your browsers and other web apps to use it.
Facebook, Youtube, and other top sites running slow on Wi-Fi but fast on LTE? You could have IPv6 misconfigured on your Wireless network.
An ethernet network slows down when slow devices are conversing on it. Think about your morning commute; if a car a mile up the road slows down to rubberneck the accident on the other side of the highway, so do you eventually.
If you’ve read Part 1 of this series you’ll know that I don’t advocate for investing in upgrading your Wi-Fi until you’ve addressed the cable network that feeds it. There’s no point in spending hundreds to get Gigabit wireless when your cabled network only runs at 100mb/s, your router is too slow to keep collisions […]
In today’s data centric world, everybody wants to know what you’re doing on-line. What’s a private person supposed to do? One solution is to route all your mobile traffic through your home network over a VPN.