If you want wi-fi access everywhere, then set up a mesh network to extend wi-fi signals to every room of a large house (including the upstairs) and cover a large area.
Learn how to configure the DNS forwarder in pfSense to improve the speed and reliability of any internet connection. This hub also includes tips on how to determine the best DNS servers to use.
This article explains how the pfflowd package can be used to export NetFlow data from pfSense. It also covers the basic process of setting up a flow analyzer on a remote machine.
TightVNC is one of the better free VNC apps. Among the features is the ability to hide the icon in the notification area making it hard for employees to know when the boss is peeking in. In this article I'll show you how to install TightVNC, hide the icon, and prevent the wallpaper from disappearing from the users desktop when you remote in.
Is your router large and only available in one place? I switched to using a portable travel router full time for my phone, tablet, and laptop. It's the best decision I ever made!
Whilst WiFi serves a fantastic purpose and allows us to be more mobile and access the internet from almost anywhere, it is very irritating when our connection continues to drop out.
Wi-Fi vs. Ethernet. Which one is better? Which one do you prefer? Let me explain why both are so essential.
This page is a tutorial on building a large / Citywide WiFi network/hotspot to make money. I am currently building a large WiFi network in my town so this will be a tutorial/diary.
Looking for a blazing fast cable modem with WiFi router in a box? Is the latest Arris Motorola SBG6700AC is suitable for you? Find out in this easy to understand review.
This article will outline the principles of setting up your server infrastructure so as to be able to remote desktop via Proxy server to a Remote Desktop Server. The seasoned professional will be able to then apply these concepts.
Find out if it is better to buy the TP-Link Archer C7 or TP-Link Archer C8. This review compares the C7 and C8 features side-by-side.
LightSquid is a fast and simple package for pfSense that allows you to monitor internet usage on your network. Reports can be viewed through an easy to navigate web interface.
WiFi stands for Wireless fidelity, It's a wireless communication network using 5GHz & 2.4GHz radio waves having a/b/g/n bandwidths & has dual/single band router
Find out if it is better to buy the latest TP-Link Archer C9 or older TP-Link Archer C8 based on a detailed comparisons between these two Gigabit routers to get the best deal
So you did a computer restore or system recovery and now your hardwired computer will not connect to the Internet? Don't panic.
In this hub I will show you how to setup dynamic DNS in pfSense. Dynamic DNS allows you to automatically update a subdomain with your public IP address. This allows you to easily access remote services on your network without the need for a static IP address.
This article will show how to load balance the Remote Desktop Session Host Servers by creating an RD Session Host Farm and using Remote Desktop Connection Broker to manage the load balancing of the user sessions. The steps can be applied to Windows Server 2012 and 2012R2.
Wireshark is a very useful tool for capturing, and analyzing network traffic. This hub explains how to run Wireshark remotely over an SSH session to analyze traffic in real time. This method saves time because it doesn't require a capture file to be downloaded to another computer before it can be analyzed.
JPerf is a graphical utility that can be used for generating network traffic. Using this tool you can test a network link to determine the maximum amount of network throughput it can support. JPerf runs on Windows or Linux computers.
Improve wireless performance on slow browsing computers. Learn what negatively effects wireless and solutions to overcome slow internet browsing. Speed up the internet.
PfSense is a free, customized distribution of FreeBSD that can turn an old computer into a full featured router and firewall.
Is the Arris Motorola SBG6782 AC or Motorola SBG6580 a better buy? Read this first before you decide which of these two Motorola Surfboard modem router combos best suits you.
There are many reasons why your WiFi may seem slow on certain devices or in certain parts of your home or apartment. Here are some great fixes and products to help get the speed you are paying for!
Learn how to easily set up a captive portal using pfSense. Captive portals provide an easy way to authenticate users accessing the internet at Wi-Fi hotspots, hotels, apartments, or business centers.
A NETWORK-ATTACHED storage (NAS) device is a great way to share ﬁles in your home and provide always-on storage.A NAS device isn’t just useful for local storage. It can also give you access to your ﬁles wherever you are in the world. This Hub shows you how to make that connection.
The Arris Motorola SB6183 DOCSIS 3.0 modem has download speeds twice as fast as the SB6141, although you may or may not be able to make use of that extra speed.
Learn to host your website on cloud platform from configuring Linux server to basic security implementation. Go through DNS management, firewall configuration, setting up user accounts and FTP server.
In beginners guide to Insteon home automation systems, including a review of pros and cons, technical specs and more.
TorrentFreak ran a series of interview to uncover the VPN providers that truly care about your privacy. However, what they say may not actually be happening and so this article attempts to dig deeper.
The OM2P router is a high power, low cost WiFi router designed for quick and easy installations of WiFi networks. The OM2P features a 400 MHz processor & 64 MB RAM, dual SSID & zero configuration.
Most people use a wireless router, which is often not completely secure. To prevent unauthorized access to your broadband network, you should consider changing some default settings.
It's always a good idea to backup the configuration of your pfSense firewall or router in case something goes wrong. Config files can be backed up and restored using the web gui. You can also set up automatic off-site backups for extra security.
Nothing annoys the hell out of you more than your Linksys router & adapter refusing to connect. Use this guide to get everything up and running again!
What is LiFi? Learn about how LiFi works, i.e., its working principle and advantages, difference between LiFi and WiFi, products, bulb, router, and price.
PfSense can easily be customized to meet your needs by installing packages. This hub contains a list of the best pfSense packages that are available and descriptions of what they do.
If you've done some reading about VPN, you probably already know that it stands for Virtual Private Network and it's a popular way for businesses to provide a secure way for employees to remote into their servers. But did you know that there are...
CloudTrax is a free WiFi Hotspot management system designed for small to large WiFi networks with minimum configuration. The free software/system is ideal for free & paid WiFi Internet access.
Over time the clock on your computer can gain or lose several minutes. Correcting the time manually can be a daunting task, especially on networks with hundreds of computers. NTP allows you to automatically synchronize the clocks on all of the computers, and other devices on your network. In this hub I'll show you how to configure pfSense to function as an NTP server.
This article will talk about load balancing terminal servers with relation to Windows Server 2008 R2 servers.
Heavy bandwidth users can slow down your entire network. This hub will show you how to use pfSense to set up traffic shaping to prioritize internet traffic.
Combining complex IT networks with a hybrid Integration framework requires technological know-how. Refer this checklist for seamlessly joining the set pieces of a Hybrid Ecosystem.
A USB modem or the presence of a single Ethernet port provides a working Internet connection only for one computer. Here's how you can easily share that connection with any wireless-ready device.
Capturing packets is one of the best ways to troubleshoot network problems. This hub explains how you can capture packets directly on a pfsense router. The capture files can be downloaded to your PC for analysis in Wireshark.
Which is more suitable for you? The Arris Motorola SURFboard SB6190 or Motorola SB6183? Find out in this simple to understand review and get the best DOCSIS 3.0 modem for your needs.
Polipo is a fast, and lightweight web proxy server with support for several useful features including pipelining. This hub demonstrates how to install and configure a Polipo proxy server on pfSense.
A small church or business can connect their workers, wherever they may be, using a free online network based in the "cloud."
Your choice of some of the best AC1900 router - Linksys EA6900, Archer C9, Asus RT-AC68U or Netgear Nighthawk R7000. Find out which of these wireless router best suits your needs
If you are having problems with the Chrome Browser running slowly and performing poorly on Windows 10, try this simple configuration change to fix the issue.
Find answers to commonly asked questions on the Arris Touchstone EMTA wireless gateway modem TG862G to make sure it is the right wireless telephony modem router/gateway for you.
Tor, also known as The Onion Router, is a network of thousands of relays which can provide anonymous internet access. In this hub you'll learn how to install and configure a Tor Proxy on pfSense.
Avoid the confusion over whether to buy the Motorola SB6141 or SB6121. Find out which of these two excellent cable modems gives you the best value for your money.
Traffic shaping (QoS) is no longer something only expensive commercial routers can do. An inexpensive home router with custom firmware like Tomato can prioritize certain types of traffic quite well.