7 Homelab Ideas | Why You Should Have A Homelab

Why You Should Have a Homelab In 1998 my friend Meredith gave me a RedHat Linux CD.  I spent hours each day experimenting with Linux–I loved it.  2 years later I’m in a room with 30 other students at a University applying for the same computer lab assistant job–I’m thinking my chances are grim.  Part-way … Continue reading “7 Homelab Ideas | Why You Should Have A Homelab”

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”

Is Your WiFi Unstable?

The most Frequently Asked Question from my Family, Friends, and FOAFs… Laptop Buyer: What Kind of Laptop Should I buy? Ben: Get one with an Intel Wireless card WiFi Cards Matter The first piece of advice I have is make sure your wireless card is made by Intel.  Do not get anything else.  You might … Continue reading “Is Your WiFi Unstable?”

My Verizon 4G LTE Rural Internet Setup

I’ve had a few people ask for more details on my rural internet setup with Verizon, so here it is… Update 2018.  It has been 4 years since I wrote this post.  I would suggest getting newer equipment than what I blogged about, I know a few people running the CradlePoint MBR1200B which is what … Continue reading “My Verizon 4G LTE Rural Internet Setup”