Fixing a Bricked Unifi Security Gateway (USG)

Post by Maxime Rousseau

unifi, security, gateway, networking, repair

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

ubnt, ubiquiti, repair, ac-lite, networking, no power

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…

Unresponsive iPod? Try this...

Post by Maxime Rousseau

Hardware, ipod, itunes, repair, Software

A friend of mine gave me his iPod the other so that I could fill it up with music while he was busy "reimporting his CDs", but I ran into unbeleivable amounts of trouble with his iPod. I've owned an iPod and fixed a countless amounts of them,…