Techno Dabbler

Trying out new technology.




August 2016

Unify AC - An Elegant Wifi Solution

by Alexandre Denault, on Network, Wireless, Ubiquiti, Unifi

Wifi is difficult to deploy properly and even more difficult to debug. When living in a small apartment, the solution is pretty simple : place a simple wifi router roughly in the middle of the appartement. However, in a large multi-floor house, getting a strong wifi signal in every room can quickly become a nightmare. Increasing Wifi coverage usually involves deploying multiple access points. A simple solution is to deploy multiple…



August 2016

Edge Router X

by Alexandre Denault, on Network, Ubiquiti, Router, Edge

Solutions to share the Internet on a network have tremendiously evolved in the last twenty years. My first experience was using Wingate, a software proxy that could act as an Internet gateway. Along with the introduction of Internet broadband came the consumer gateways, such as the iconic Linksys BEFSR41. The market was flooded with such solutions, but consumers often replaced them every few years because of failure hardware or discontinued…