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?
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
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 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
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
I got a lot of questions about what Unifi products people should buy, depending on their house, the number of network devices and maybe even network cameras. So I figured, it’s maybe possible to calculate what products you need based on a couple of questions. The form tries to find the best value for your … Read moreUnifi Network Calculator
A problem we all have encountered ones at least. You can connect to your (new) WiFi network, but you don’t have internet access. We are going to fix the WiFi connected but no Internet problem in 5 minutes. I have split the solutions in multiple scenarios and listed the most common issue (and solution for … Read moreWiFi connected but no Internet? Fix it in 5 min!
I couldn’t log in any more on my Unifi Controller after updating the controller on my Raspberry Pi to version 5.10.12. All I got was a blank screen 🙁 After some digging around I noticed that Java needed to be updated. Rasbian is shipped with an outdated version of Java and for the Unifi Controller … Read moreUpdating Java on Raspberry Pi
When it comes to securing our home we find it normal to buy good locks, close the doors and windows when we leave and keep the lights on at night when we are not at home. You don’t want anyone to break in into our house. But when it comes to home network security we … Read moreHome Network Security Guide
The DHCP Lease Time, an important part of the DHCP settings. But what is it, how long should you set it or can you leave it on the default settings? In this article, I will explain how it works and what the recommend settings are for your network. Every network has it, a DHCP Server. … Read moreDHCP Lease Time – What is it and How does it work?