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Setup VPN on DDWRT

Number of Views : 13291I use DDWRT as my home router / firewall. It has some of the best features that can be found on a router. Visit DDWRT for more information. I use the VPN when I am not in a trusted location. I have setup my iPhone, iPad, …

iPfire vs PFsense – Firewall Review

Number of Views : 40199I have posted in the past about all the great things you can do with DDWRT or with PFsense.   After a few years with PFsense I have changed to iPfire.  If you have not heard of iPfire I would suggest reading about this awesome firewall platform.  The …

Zentyal vs Pfsense Firewall Review

Number of Views : 27394I have posted a few times about my home network and in particular all the great things you can do with DDWRT or with PFsense.   I recently had my home PFsense firewall have some issues, mainly to a hard drive failure.  When I was replacing …

New home firewall / router

Number of Views : 7026I have been having some performance issues with my home firewall.  Last year I upgraded my networking to use a Cisco e3000 running tomato firmware.  This configuration worked well when I paired it with an airport extreme to be the dedicated wireless access point.   I had …

Netflix Streaming and bandwidth

Number of Views : 8214I’m a network abuser. I use my internet connection for everything. VPN access when at any public wifi location (VPN ddwrt). I also use it for Streaming movies on netflix, backup for my data (mozy, dropbox, rsync for business data) and just general browsing. So overall …

Plus 1 for Thinkpad and Lenovo support

Number of Views : 6427I’ve mentioned before that I recently got another Thinkpad (t410). After receiving the laptop I’ve had wireless issues / performance problems with it. At first I just thought it was due to my wireless network. I use a combination of DDWRT and Airport Extreme to provide …

Internet gateway – Linksys

Number of Views : 3240The one thing that can really upset me is when my internet connection goes down. It’s not that I can’t live with out it, or have to have it. It is the process of fixing, rebooting, talking family members through how to reset things, or calling …