Smart home design

I am an IT guy, and hence the name of my blog, LazyAdmin, I like to automate as much of the boring daily tasks as I can. So that is what I did with my home. I started in 2015 and I am adding new smart products every year. Creating a smart home is getting cheaper and easier every year and…

Updating Unifi Controller on Raspberry Pi

It’s important to keep your network product up-to-date. Most new firmware releases contain bug fixes, performance improvements and may contain support new technology/protocols. The Unifi Controller software is one of the most important parts of the Unifi network, so check regularly if there is a new firmware release. Or even better, signup for the newsletter, I will drop you an email…

Best Home Network Setup

As an IT Admin I get a lot of questions about people’s home network. What is the best home network router? How do I optimize my wireless network? Which network switch should I buy? And I completely understand, these days there are some many products and the technology keeps improving (wireless B/G/N or AC? or 2.4ghz or 5ghz?) In this…

Setup Unifi ap without Controller

So you want enterprise-class wifi at home, but don’t want to use a controller? Normally you install a Ubiquiti Unifi Access Points with a controller. This way you can easily manage multiple access points and keep them all in sync and up-to-date. But what if you don’t want to keep a pc running 24/7/? Do you really need to controller?…

Installing Unifi Controller on a Raspberry Pi in 5 min

I have some smart products at home and one of the things I wanted to do is read out the connected WiFi devices. So I needed a device to run the Unifi Controller on, something small, cheap and with low running costs. That’s where the Raspberry Pi comes in. In the guide below I will explain how you can install…

How to Setup a Ubiquiti Unifi Access Point

Poor wifi coverage at home? Want enterprise-class wifi for an affordable price and easy to install? Sound too good to be true, but it’s possible. Take a look at Ubiquiti Unifi Access Points, they are pretty cheap, decent and centrally managed with a controller (a small piece of software). In this post I will guide you how to set up…