Gigabit Wireless – WiFi 6 – UniFi 6-LR

I replaced the UniFi AP AC Pro in my homelab with the UniFi 6 Long Range (U6-LR) WiFi AP. How fast is it? From the living room (one wall between my laptop and the AP), running an iPerf test on the 5GHz band 80MHz channel width: (my previous AP) UniFi UAP-AC-Pro: 474/402 Mbps UniFi 6-LR … Continue reading “Gigabit Wireless – WiFi 6 – UniFi 6-LR”

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”

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”