Smart Home Starter Kit- What are your options?

Starting with a smart home can be difficult. There are many products on the market, but where do you start? Are you going to start with a virtual assistant (Alexa or Google), a Smart Home Starter Kit from one of the smart home brands, or a customized kit? In this article, I am going to … Read moreSmart Home Starter Kit- What are your options?

Best Smart Home Gifts for 2019

LaMetric Wifi Clock

The one gift that you can’t go wrong with are Smart Home Gifts. Because it doesn’t really matter for who you are buying the gift. They may have already some Smart Home products or are just starting with their Smart Home. A new Smart Home product is always welcome. So you are probably looking for … Read moreBest Smart Home Gifts for 2019

Unifi Outdoor AP – What are your options?

In your house you have a great wifi network, the wireless network coverage is perfect and the speed blazingly fast. But as soon as you step outside into your garden your wireless network signal plummets down and by the time you reach your outdoor lounge set, you will have to switch to 4G. Sounds familiar? … Read moreUnifi Outdoor AP – What are your options?

How to setup an Edgerouter as VPN Client

EdgeRouter-VPN-Client

VPN clients are getting really popular in the last couple of years and for a good reason. They protect your privacy and allow you to use the internet without any restrictions (Think of watching Netflix series that are not available in your county yet). Now the downside of VPN is that you will need a … Read moreHow to setup an Edgerouter as VPN Client

Cloudflare Warp – Make your mobile internet safer and faster

Cloudflare, the company behind the DNS server 1.1.1.1, has released a new app, WARP. Cloudflare Warp is a free app that makes your internet on your mobile phone safer and faster. We all use the free public hotspots or just roam around with our 4G connection. But on both occasions, the internet service provider or … Read moreCloudflare Warp – Make your mobile internet safer and faster

Power over Ethernet – What is it and How does it work?

Power over Ethernet (POE), a term you see more and more on network products, but what is it? And how does it work? In short, with Power over Ethernet, you can power a device and supply a network connection to it with a single network cable. Imagine you want to place a network camera on … Read morePower over Ethernet – What is it and How does it work?

Router Setup: A Step-by-Step Guide

Home Router Setup

The router is one of the most important network components in your network. It connects your local network with the internet. A good Router Setup is important to assure you get the best performance of your network. In this article, I will walk you through on how to setup any router in general. The basic … Read moreRouter Setup: A Step-by-Step Guide

Using Ikea Smart GU10 bulbs to Smarten my Kitchen Lights

Our kitchen is placed in an L shaped extension of our house. When we bought our house it had only simple on/off (dumb) light bulbs in the ceiling. We wanted to be able to dim the lights, so this was a perfect opportunity to replace them with Smart GU10 bulbs. Making the lights smart and … Read moreUsing Ikea Smart GU10 bulbs to Smarten my Kitchen Lights

Port Forwarding – How to set it up

Port Forwarding

Port Forwarding is used to allow external devices (PlayStation network for example) to connect to your internal devices (PS4). With port forwarding, we can tell the router where to forward the packets that are meant for your PS4 for example. By default, our firewall will block all incoming traffic, which is good. Otherwise, a hacker … Read morePort Forwarding – How to set it up

Amazon Prime Smart Home Deals 2019 – Best Tech and Smart Home deals

The Amazon Prime days are this year on 15 and 16 July. For the first time, the Amazon Prime Smart Home Deals 2019 will run for 48-hours (last year it was 36-hours). So these are great days to expand our Smart Home and save money on our home network gear. Below you will find a … Read moreAmazon Prime Smart Home Deals 2019 – Best Tech and Smart Home deals