DHCP Lease Time – What is it and How does it work?

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 recommended settings are for your network. Every network has it, a DHCP Server. … Read moreDHCP Lease Time – What is it and How does it work?

What is a Network Security Key

Network Security Key

The network security key is better known as the Wifi or Wireless network password. This is the password that you use to connect to a wireless network. Each access point or router comes with a preset network security key that you can change in the settings page of the device. The network security key is … Read moreWhat is a Network Security Key

The Best Gaming Router cost only $50

Best Gaming Router

When you play online games a fast and steady internet connection is really important. Nothing is so frustrating as high latency which will cause lag and ruin your online gaming experience. I have played online games a lot when I was younger, so I know everything about it when it comes to lag and gaming experience. … Read moreThe Best Gaming Router cost only $50

Setup and Optimize your D-Link Router

D Link router setup

In this article, we are going to setup our D-Link router. Now we are not only focussing on connecting to the internet, but also on some other important settings. Think of securing your WiFi, using the right DNS servers to speed up your internet connection and creating a guest WiFi network. Getting started Before we … Read moreSetup and Optimize your D-Link Router

Adding UniFi Video Camera to Synology Surveillance Station

The Unifi Camera’s are a really good choice. They are priced really nice and deliver high-quality video recordings. But you need a device to record the videos on, an NVR. Now you could buy the Unifi NVR, but they are pretty expensive if you only want to record a couple of cameras at home or at … Read moreAdding UniFi Video Camera to Synology Surveillance Station

Installing the Unifi Controller on a Synology Nas in 5 minutes

Unifi Controller Synology

If you have Unifi network gear you also need the Unifi Controller. And it is best to keep the controller running 24/7, so where are you going to install it? If you have a Synology Nas then you could use a Docker Image to run the Unifi Controller. In this article, I will guide you … Read moreInstalling the Unifi Controller on a Synology Nas in 5 minutes

Monitoring your Home Network for Free

PRTG Monitoring your Home Network

Our home networks are getting bigger every year. Almost every device these days require an internet connection. But while expanding your home network, how do you monitor everything? And even more, how do you find a problem in your network? Like which device is using all the bandwidth? In this article, I will help you … Read moreMonitoring your Home Network for Free

Best Home Automation Ideas

Once you start with automating your home and you see the benefits of it you quickly want to do more, but what? The possibilities with home automation are pretty much endless so to help you get started I put together a list with some of the best home automation ideas. This list is created based on … Read moreBest Home Automation Ideas

Reset Unifi AP to factory Defaults

Reset Unifi AP with SSH

So you want to factory reset your Unifi AP, but probably the reset button doesn’t seem to work. Luckily there is another option to reset the access point. In this article, I will walk you through the step that is necessary to reset your access point. Using the Reset Button First, the simple way, using the reset … Read moreReset Unifi AP to factory Defaults

Using Z Wave Motion Sensors in and around your house

motion-sensor-use-cases

If you start creating your Smart Home one thing you probably want to add are Smart Motion Sensors. If you already have a controller then adding motion sensors is a really easy way to create a security system. But you can do so much more with them besides triggering an alarm when they detect motion. … Read moreUsing Z Wave Motion Sensors in and around your house