LTE Permanence

September 11, 2020

I moved my cell service to Verizon and was able to add a “connected device” for $10/mo that has 16GB of LTE speeds then unlimited 600kbps afterwards, so I picked up the USB730L to go in my work backpack in place of the USB800, which now lives in the Pelican case and will be used […]


Back to 6 Months Ago

August 22, 2020

After much brooding on all of this and realizing that I was running in circles as mentioned in the last post, I’ve decided to stick to the FortiWiFi as the portable setup. It integrates well with the other 2 FortiGates I have, and the advanced hardware support contract isn’t that expensive, so I’ll keep it […]


A Little Sanity

August 19, 2020

So, I’m starting to think maybe I’m barking up the proverbial wrong tree with the setup. Sure, pfSense is awesome and having a proper managed switch will be nice and an actual AP vs. built-in radios is the better solution, but what am I doing except running myself in circles trying to figure out how […]


New pfSense Stack Ready for a Case!

August 2, 2020

Hi friends! I figured out the IPsec issue: I changed the IP the dial-up VPN the datacenter FortiGate listens on and the tunnel came right up when plugged into the public VLAN. Therefore, I don’t feel too bad about not swapping that firewall out for the SG-3100 eventually. Anyway, I had a little bit of […]


A New Different Idea

July 18, 2020

I keep going back to pfSense it seems. Background info: my company has been doing a company-wide infrastructure refresh, and one of the “victims” was an old Alcatel-Lucent (Aruba) AP-115, which I took home with me. Therefore, it needs a project. What better than to modify Internet-in-a-Box further? Sounds like a plan to me! The […]


UniFi Stack Ready

June 25, 2020

I had today off for an appointment this morning, so I spent the afternoon getting WireGuard configured on the USG in place of an IPsec tunnel. It took be a little while and some futzing with the JSON, but I have it online and that network is reachable from both the DC and my home […]


A Different Idea, Follow Up 2

June 24, 2020

As people keep talking about WireGuard support in pfSense once it hits the FreeBSD kernel, I decided to do a quick Google at work to see if the USG-3 can do it: turns out the answer is yes, which solves the VPN issue. It should be speedier than IPsec anyway, so it’ll allow access to […]


A Different Idea, Follow Up

June 16, 2020

Writing this tonight to say that yes, we have a functional UniFi stack! I’d picked up a US-8-60W from Staples’ online store the other day as it was on sale, and it came in yesterday. I had some time tonight, so I reset the USG-3, dug out an old UAP-AC-LR which I reset, and set […]


A Different Idea

June 10, 2020

I had a thought the other day. I have a Ubiquiti UniFi Security Gateway that is not being used, as well as a UniFi AP: why not get a slightly larger Pelican case, that will still fit in my larger suitcase, and set that up, with one of their switches to power the AP and […]


MikroTik Troubles

May 9, 2020

I hooked the hAP ac Lite back up today to work on getting it set up with the IPsec tunnel again. However, so far it’s giving me a little bit of trouble. I almost want to see if I can get back into the data center so I can put the SG-3100 in in place […]