Networking

  • Pfsense virtual machine

    pfSense Virtual Machine as a Network Firewall

    The pfSense network firewall solution is a great free and open-source firewall that many run in their home labs or even SMB environments. PfSense has many enterprise features, and the community edition is free to download and install. Running a…

  • Setting dns in ubuntu

    Setting DNS in Ubuntu and Troubleshooting

    If you are working with Ubuntu servers in your home lab or production environment, you may have seen issues with DNS resolution. One of the reasons that DNS can cause fits in Ubuntu and other Linux distros is multiple files…

  • Pi hole on ubuntu 24.04 lts

    Install Pi-Hole in Ubuntu 24.04 LTS

    Pi-Hole is arguably one of the most popular ad-blocking solutions for home networks and home labs. Likewise, Ubuntu is one of the most popular Linux distros around. While Ubuntu 24.04 LTS is still in beta, let’s look at installing Pi-Hole…

  • Unifi port and vlan manager

    New Unifi Port and VLAN Manager Walkthrough

    The new Unifi Network Application release, starting in v8.0.7, is one of the best upgrades to the Unifi Network Application in some time in terms of features and capabilities that will make a difference for administrators. Two of the new…

  • Unifi network application 8

    Unifi Network Application 8: New Features and Enhancements

    The latest release of the Unifi Network Application, version 8, marks a significant advancement in the realm of manageability in the Unifi Network application. In this update, Unifi has improved a lot of things for managing Unifi environments in the…

  • Alta labs s24 poe

    Alta Labs S24 PoE Switch Review

    Recently, the great guys over at Alta Labs sent me one of their network switches, an Alta Labs S24-PoE, to take a look at and give my feedback. This is not a paid post or review, so my thoughts are…

  • Dhcp snooping

    DHCP Snooping configuration: Protect against Rogue DHCP Servers

    Dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) is a fundamental network service in operation on most networks today. It provides IP address allocation for devices on the network, so these do not have to be configured manually. However, the threat posed by…

  • Alta labs

    Alta Labs AP6 Pro Wireless Access Point Review

    I have seen Alta Labs information, YouTube videos, and blog posts increasing in visibility over the past year or so. After contacting Alta Labs, they sent over a couple of Alta Labs AP-6 access points for me to try out.…

  • Test netconnection

    Test-NetConnection: A Comprehensive Guide to Network Connectivity Testing

    Having a reliable network is crucial for businesses and individuals alike, making the test-netconnection command an invaluable tool for troubleshooting and ensuring seamless connectivity. Command line utilities have long been the staple for network technicians and server administrators alike for troubleshooting.…

  • Netmaker wireguard vpn

    Netmaker: Automated Wireguard VPN You Can Self-host

    With the hybrid workforce and hybrid networks spread across on-premises and cloud environments, network connectivity between devices and server resources is important no matter where these are located. A traditional VPN server and VPN connection between clients and resources is…