Category Archives: Networking

How to check WiFi speeds in Windows 10 [Solved]

Question. How can I check wifi speeds in Windows 10 Pro? Answer. Here are two methods to check Windows 10 wifi connection speeds: #1 Graphical User Interface (GUI) method Press Windows Key + R and type ncpa.cpl Press Enter Double-click the WiFi adapter that you want to check The Wi-Fi Status window will display: #2 Command Prompt text method Open a Command Prompt (or Press Windows Key + R and type cmd) Type netsh wlan show interfaces and press Enter You will

Turn your Christmas lights on/off with Alexa

One of the most useful aspects of Alexa’s home automation capabilities, as for turning Christmas lights on and off. Particularly exterior Christmas lights. Alexa in conjunction with TP Link has allowed me to control my Christmas lights from anywhere that I have my phone, or an Alexa enabled device. On cold evenings, or when arriving at the house, it is woot enjoyable to remotely turn the lights on. 👍 My preferred home automation company is TP link. I have had

Orange solid status light on Synology NAS? [SOLVED]

Q. What does a solid orange status light on my Snology DS 1813+ mean? -Sean T. A. Great question! Here are the meanings of the status lights Green Static Status LED Volume Normal Orange Static Status LED Available volume space < 1GB Available volume space < 1 % Orange Blinking Status LED Volume degraded or crashed DSM not installed Green/Orange Alternating Status LED No internal disk No Color / Status LED Off  HDD Hibernation In your instance, it would appear that

Best (low cost) digital signage solution w/remote centralized management

Recently I was tasked with recommending a digital signage solution for a client. Specifically, they needed centralized maintenance and control of approximately 20-30 signs covering 10-12 locations. Another paramount goal was cost effectiveness via no recurring/subscriptions costs. Here is my digital signage recommendation: Specific unit recommendation: Mvix Xhibit Myrko   Mvix Xhibit Myrko   http://direct.mvixusa.com/product/xhibit-mykro-digital-signage $259 single time cost to purchase device No additional license cost, no subscription fees Remote management Single HDMI output My recommendation is for one of the

How to set time on Amcrest IP camera [SOLVED]

Amcrest makes a variety of IP based security cameras. Overall the camera do a good job at a reasonable price. However, occasionally after setting up a new camera there can be issues with an incorrect timestamp date/time. The issue is easily resolved via the following configuration screen: Therefore, if your Amcrest wifi/Ethernet camera is showing an incorrect date/time, here are the steps to manually update the date and time: Open the camera’s local IP address in a web browser: #1

InMotion Hosting: East vs. West Hosting

During the InMotion Hosting signup process, they ask if you want to be East or West coast. Specifically, which coast you want to optimize for by locating your site(s) on servers proximal to one coast or the other. Even though I am in relatively central US (MO), they recommended West and that is what I went with. Will keep you posted if I find any more specific info from them on server locations and responsiveness.

UniFi UAP LR Review

Ubiquiti UAP-LR Specs: CPU: Atheros AR7241 Broadcom BCM4706 Switch: In AR7241 Broadcom BCM53125 RAM: 8MB 256 MB Hynix H5PS1G63JFR (x2) Flash 8MB 16 MB Winbond 25Q128FVFG 2.4 GHz Radio Atheros AR9287 + Anadigics AWL6153 Pwr Amp (x2) I utilize these WiFi access points in a variety of hotel and resort installations. Overall performance and reliability have been excellent. Once initially configured they have served their purpose with minaimal maintenance and no fiddling required. BONUS: The centralized interface for monitoring access points