UniFi U7-Pro: Speed Testing and First Impressions

In this post, we’re digging into Ubiquiti’s U7-Pro, UniFi’s first Wi-Fi 7 enabled access point. We’ll compare it with the U6 Pro, its predecessor, and run extensive speed tests to showcase its capabilities. The U7 Pro Ubiquiti’s U7 Pro is more than just an incremental update. With its Wi-Fi 7 capabilities, it utilizes the 2.4, 5, and 6 GHz wireless …

Don’t Fall for Wi-Fi 7 Marketing! How to Build Your Own…

In the ever-evolving world of wireless technology, the buzz around Wi-Fi 7 has been growing. A recent visit to Best Buy revealed the TP-Link Archer BE19000, a tri-band Wi-Fi 7 router, sparking a flurry of online discussions due to its initial eye-watering price tag of $1,500. This post aims to demystify the confusion surrounding Wi-Fi 7 and explore cost-effective alternatives …

UniFi UXG-Lite – First Impressions of the Gateway Lite!

Eight years ago, I released my first video on the USG (Ubiquiti Security Gateway), sparking interest among Ubiquiti enthusiasts. Since then, there’s been a growing demand for an updated version that balances advanced features with affordability. The wait is finally over with the introduction of the UXG Lite, also known as the Gateway Lite. Key Features of the UXG Lite …

UniFi Network 8.0.7 – What’s New?

Introduction Ubiquiti Networks has recently launched a new version of its UniFi Network software, version 8.0.7 (currently a release candidate, so subject to change). This update brings significant advancements in network management, particularly in port management, VLAN configuration, and the addition of a WireGuard VPN client. In this post, we’ll dive into these updates and explore how they can enhance …

UniFi VPN Proxy Service configuration

A VPN proxy is a monthly service that allows you to establish a secure VPN tunnel connection from your devices out to some servers in a data center somewhere. This VPN tunnel does a number of things – first, it protects your data from anyone who may be snooping on the network – for example, if you’re connected to the …

LTX2023 Whale LAN Network Diagram

LTX2023 was an amazing event! Inside the bigger convention was Whale LAN – a LAN gaming party where hundreds of attendees brought in their own gaming computers and played for 2 days straight. The network that LTT set up for the Whale LAN was absolutely overkill – the centerpiece of which was a 200Gbps connection over to a Lancache server …

Easy Yubikey How-To: Two Factor Authentication for iOS!

I love Yubikeys…when it comes to securing my accounts, I use them absolutely everywhere. You can check out my video titled ‘You Should Be Using Yubikeys‘ to learn more about these impressive little security devices. The keys I like best are the Yubikey 5-series. There’s the Yubikey 5 NFC which features USB-A or USB-C on one end as well as …

T-Mobile Home Internet Review

I’ve been wanting to try out T-Mobile Home Internet for a while now – it’s a 5G-based Internet service that’s $50/mo. with no service contract. If you already have a T-Mobile cell phone account, their 5G Home Internet service drops down to $25/mo. Seems like a pretty good deal overall with one big caveat – you have to be in …

Orange Pi 5 – Simple Overview and Installation with M.2 SSD

The Orange Pi 5 is the latest SBC (single board computer) model from Orange Pi – an open source hardware and software manufacturer based out of China. I have been a long time fan of the Raspberry Pi – a similar SBC product that is now about 3 years old. However, the issue with the Raspberry Pi’s is that chip …

Starlink Side Hustle – How To Make Money with your Internet

Last summer, I attended a music festival out in the middle of nowhere. No cell reception, no Internet, no connectivity whatsoever. Which is great if you’re looking to ‘get away from it all’ for a while, but I’m the kind of guy who prefers to stay connected…even if that just means checking in on emails to make sure nothing at …