Fixing a Bricked Unifi Security Gateway (USG)

Post by Maxime Rousseau

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I thought I was being real smart when I hooked up an eBay-bought 802.11af-compliant 12v POE extractor to my Unifi Security Gateway. The whole idea was to get rid of all the power-warts and AC-DC conversion devices hanging off my UPS to make the makeshift rack in my parent's…

Easy Fix for Dead Unifi AC-Lite Access Points

Post by Maxime Rousseau

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I've been deploying Ubiquiti's Unifi gear for a while and I absolutely love it. While the development cycle of firmware and software is somewhat uneven, the products are great, inexpensive, run off a self-hosted management portal and don't have any licensing costs attached to them. Except for firmware-induced hiccups, I…

Storj, The “Sharing” Economy and Why It Matters

Post by Maxime Rousseau

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The sharing economy is a buzzword which has gained enormous traction despite the fact that it remains misunderstood, in my opinion. The luddite politicians who have been vocal against it on the grounds that it’s a dishonest loophole for escaping regulatory frameworks have it obviously wrong, but I feel…

Bypassing Bell Fibe FTTH Hub with Ubiquiti EdgeMAX Equipment

Post by Maxime Rousseau

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Whenever I have to interact with big telcos, I inevitably come to ask myself why they are still in business. It's a wonder that companies that are so big and so dysfunctional on so many levels still have any customers at all. I've recently had to do an ISP switchover…

Epinions Review: D-Link DGS-1005D

Post by Maxime Rousseau

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Every geek's LAN takes on unhealthy proportions at some point or another. At first, it's just two machines, his and her's. Then a fileserver. Then a media server. Then a Bluray player. Next thing you know you know you've got network cables running through every room of your dwelling. When…