Home Network Setup: What’s in my rack 2021

Following on from my original post in 2017 and a follow up I made in 2019, I am making this post to show the changes my to my home network. Some parts have not changed. such as; The rack, a 9U with dimensions of 600x600mm. I am still running pfSense on a Qotom Q150P-S08 Mini […]

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Installing TP-Link Omada Controller on Ubuntu

I have a bunch of TP-Link EAP model WiFi access points in my home, these are enterprise grade devices allow management via a unified controller, TP-Link call their controller software Omada. This is very similar to Ubiquiti’s Unifi controller. Whilst I don’t have any other Unifi equipment, I found the TP-Link access points to be […]

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Fixing AMP-IMG Instrinsic ‘small’ images in IE11 and IE10

During a recent project I found an issue with images being shown very small when viewing a web page in IE10/11, this happened when the page was built in AMP with images being loaded with the AMP-IMG component. E.g. Notice the small image floated right: The project was built with WordPress, and uses the official […]

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Home Network Setup: What’s in my rack 2019

This is a follow on from my first post which described how I installed multiple CAT6 network cable runs in my house, view here. In this post, I will talk through the equipment which is currently in my network rack for 2019. Firstly, I have upgraded to a larger rack; now a 9U 600x600mm rack. […]

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Install Dafang custom firmware to Neos Smartcam

The Neos Smart cam is a small indoor security camera based on the Xiaomi Xiaofang hardware, this is similar to the Wyze Cam 2 which is also based on the same Xiaomi hardware. I’ve wanted one of these for a while, and now the Neos smart cam is readily available on Amazon in the UK, […]

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Powering a RaspberryPi over PoE with a splitter

I have recently picked up a Raspberry Pi Zero. Because of it’s size, it is small enough to fit about anywhere, but there isn’t always a free electrical socket nearby – however a PoE powered solution would be ideal. I’ve already heard there is an official PoE hat but this can only be used with […]

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Replacing my router with pfSense with a Qotom Q150P-S08 from AliExpress

Instead of using the TP-Link TL-R470T+ router at home which I’ve showed in a previous post [link], I have decided it’s time to take the plunge and start using proper router software, pfSense. pfSense is open-source router/firewall software. It comes with many advanced features and is often used in the enterprise, it’s probably overkill in […]

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