Best Gigabit Routers

So, you are getting Gigabit Internet, and you need a faster router? Here are your best firewall/router options. With all the ISPs starting to roll out fiber many folks have asked which Firewall or Router to get for Gigabit Internet. Instead of answering the same question over and over, I made this post to link … Continue reading “Best Gigabit Routers”

WireGuard VPN

Have you heard about WireGuard? I was looking at OpenVPN and other VPN options recently and came across WireGuard. WireGuard is built into the Linux kernel and is now available for just about every platform: Windows, Mac, FreeBSD, Android, iOS. I would just run WireGuard in a VM but if you wanted to it can … Continue reading “WireGuard VPN”

Wireless APs and Switches | UniFi

When all of your network devices lose access to the internet all at the same time regularly throughout the day, there is not much to blame other than a bad network cable to your Wireless Access Point (AP), or the Access Point itself.  It wasn’t the cable.  My old Cisco-Linksys E3000’s days were numbered.  Skype … Continue reading “Wireless APs and Switches | UniFi”

DNS Hijacked? Slow? Setup Unbound on pfSense

Why Is It Slow? When you request a website, say, b3n.org, your computer needs the IP address.  So it sends out packets through your router/firewall, your modem, and out to your ISPs DNS Servers.  Your ISP’s DNS server will probably have it cached, if not it queries the authoritative (starting with the Root Name Servers) … Continue reading “DNS Hijacked? Slow? Setup Unbound on pfSense”

pfSense Firewall HA Failover Cluster

Last night, I was attending a LAN party remotely and between games I noticed my pfSense router needed to be updated but of course an update brings down my internet for 30 seconds while it reboots which I didn’t want to do–and then I thought, I should really cluster this.  I found a straight-forward pfSense HA … Continue reading “pfSense Firewall HA Failover Cluster”