TP-Link Omada Installation on Ubuntu 20.04

These instructions will detail how to install TP-Link Omada software controller onto Ubuntu 20.04. I am starting with a freshly built Ubuntu 20.04 instance that is fully up to date. Install misc software Install OpenSSH (optional – but necessary if you want to connect to the server remotely via SSH): sudo apt update && sudo apt install openssh-server -y You …

Definitive Guide to Hosted UniFi 2021

Update/Release notes: *** Guide created 1/20/2021 – I will keep this up to date as packages/versions change! This is the Definitive Guide to Hosted UniFi – NEW for 2021.  In this guide, we will set up a UniFi controller running on an Ubuntu 20.04 hosted server using Vultr (I have confirmed that all of these steps work fine on Digital …

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Create Your Own Personal VPN Proxy with Streisand

By now you’ve probably heard a lot about protecting yourself online with a VPN Proxy. You’ve probably even heard the names of some of the top VPN Proxy providers – NordVPN, TorGuard, Tunnel Bear – and my personal favorite Private Internet Access…a service I use daily, and highly recommend (if you’re interested, here’s my PIA affiliate link – much appreciated!). …

Definitive Guide to Hosted UniFi

THIS GUIDE IS OUTDATED!! Be sure to check out the Definitive Guide to Hosted UniFi 2021 – all of this same info, but updated for 2021! ———————————————————————– But…if you’re feeling nostalgic, go ahead and keep reading. *** Updated 4/25/2019 – Updated Step 18 to use OpenJDK-8 instead of Oracle’s Java 8. *** Updated 8/15/2019 – Ran through this entire setup …

Long Range Dead Drop

This was a fun project.  I recently ran across a YouTube video from a channel that I really like – the Cyber Weapons Lab, aka Null Byte.  In this video, they discuss how to set up a Raspberry Pi as a dead drop using a downloadable Raspberry Pi image called PirateBox.  A dead drop, in espionage terms is a method …

Secure UniFi Controller

*** THIS GUIDE IS NOW OUTDATED – Check out the Definitive Guide to Hosted UniFi instead! ————– Or continue below…though it’s a total waste of time. ———-

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How to Create a Wireless Bridge

In this video, I unbox and configure a wireless bridge using a pair of Ubiquiti Nanostation loco M2’s.  These are great little devices for extending a network wireless-ly over long distances.

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Ubiquiti AP adoption

In this video, I discuss how to perform Ubiquiti AP adoption to an Amazon EC2-based Unifi Controller.

Think Twice Before Switching to Hosted VoIP

I read an article called ‘Why Hosted VoIP Makes Sense for SMBs,’ and while I do believe hosted VoIP is a viable solution eventually, there are some major barriers to overcome before I would say that it makes sense.  I get asked about hosted VoIP pretty often, and I tell people that I can’t in good conscience recommend it if …