November Update

November 9, 2021

We’re back! A week ago, I returned from attending AWA, and I actually made use of the hotel reservation! It landed me Diamond status with Hilton, and quite surprisingly the aircard worked really well! As I’ve said before, I’ve done a lot of testing at ground level around that area, and I was quite pleased […]

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Fall Update and Looking Forward

October 3, 2021

We’re now into the fall, and this is around the time the case’s original intention would be used. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it won’t be. AWA, at least my long-standing version of it, isn’t happening. The convention is happening, but my group isn’t flying in for it. Ah well. It’ll be a fun […]

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New Case Ready!

April 3, 2021

Happy Easter Weekend folks! I took some time today to get all the gear in the new case, and it all fits! Obviously I’ll carry a plug strip (or two) in my luggage separate from the case, and the LTE device will be in my laptop bag until in the room proper. I believe I’ve […]

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Decisions and Stability?

March 28, 2021

We’re back! I’ve got the hAP ac2 on order: I can deal with no PoE out. The reasoning for this is twofold: 1) the ac2 has IPsec acceleration, and 2) it’s apparently not hard to replicate the failover of Ethernet to LTE that I had on the FortiWiFi and SonicWall on RouterOS. Chances are very […]

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Further Thoughts

February 20, 2021

Hi friends! In the last post I mentioned using the hAP ac3 for the primary device going forward, but I’m having second thoughts on that one. First off, it’s just huge. I have my Visio of the case set up to account for it, but it’s going to be a tight fit. Therefore, I’m thinking […]

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Back to Square One and Looking Forward

February 15, 2021

I’ve tried and tried and tried for the last 15 months to wrangle the stack’s “evolved” forms into functionality with nothing but frustration as one bit would work, then another wouldn’t, then that would work, and the other wouldn’t, etc. Due to this, I’ve just decided to go back to MikroTik for everything in the […]

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Case Expansion and Reworking… Again…

February 9, 2021

Hi everyone! I’ve opted to punt on converting everything to Hugo as I’ve just not had the time to put forth the effort to figure it out properly. That said, the case has been expanded with some slightly unexpected things… First off, the FortiWiFi started rebooting: I could put a support ticket in, but my […]

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Staying Still, and Forthcoming Changes!

December 22, 2020

Happy Holidays! Hot on the heels of last month’s post, I’ve decided to stick with the FortiWiFi for the case. I had some issues with the SG-1100 today after I re-IPed some stuff, so I dug the FortiWiFi back out and got everything going without too much issue on the new subnet. In the next […]

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A Little Bit of Reworking…

November 1, 2020

Hi folks! This would’ve been AWA weekend if not for this accursed timeline… Anyway, I took the time the con would’ve happened off anyway, and this weekend had my home Internet switched over to AT&T Fiber 1000 with a block of 5 IP addresses. Additionally, I have all my gear racked, so the home network […]

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LTE Permanence, This Time for Real

October 4, 2020

As I mentioned in the last post, I’ve decided to use LTE as the primary connection for the case going forward. That said, after copious research on my part, I’ve settled on a solution granted by being a contributor to the Calyx Institute, a nonprofit that is a champion of digital privacy. One of the […]

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