Home WiFi Optimisation

This article came about because of a series of FaceBook posts that I wrote to try to help my friends working from home entitled ‘Why Is My WiFi Sh!t?’ Hopefully it helps some people… Here are a few possible reasons your WiFi might be a bit rubbish 1....

New Computer Migration

Often when you buy a new computer we would come onsite, transfer the data, check the apps and leave. In this brave new world of disease, we’ve had to develop a better way, and it goes like this – WORK WITH YOUR IT PERSON- can’t stress this enough-...

Remote Server Access Slow?

This article was inspired by a ticket we received yesterday – the client has a 1000mbps fibre internet connection at their office, but he was experiencing really slow access to the server from home. Let’s find out why… Scenario 1At the office...

Digital Sign With Raspberry Pi Buster

This is a follow up of a previous post updated for Raspian Buster and without any of the stuff that ultimately didn’t work, I hope you like it! It will be a simple page that uses plugins for all of the resources, displaying a web page that I have running on...

Work From Home

Quick article to help you decide what to do- how to organise your staff and set standards for home working. It all comes down to the decisions below- Take a work computer homePositives- it has all the data you need apart from stuff on the server, it’s set up...

Unifi Cloud Key Repair

This post was inspired by a post in a Ubiquiti forum on FaceBook about whether you should have a single cloud hosted controller or a Cloud Key per site. I use one per site as it gives me a lot of flexibility, allows the client to move on if they no longer use my...

TPG HFC NBN BYO Router- Unifi

Had a great deal of trouble at one site, trying to replace the dreadful TP-Link Archer 1600 device supplied by TPG. There’s lots of instructions available but these mostly concentrate on VDSL connections. My customer has HFC NBN. Anyway, the answer was...

Unifi Cameras with Synology Surveillance Station

This is a guest post- thanks to Russell Gunn from XXXX for working out this info and agreeing to have it hosted here. Please contact his company XXXX on XXXXX if you want him to do this work for you- or if Western Australia is a bit far, buy him a beer one day- I know...

State of The Mac 2020- Updated January 2020

We like Macs, but there are some er, less desirable models in the line up- so If you’re buying a new Mac this year, what specs to recommend? This post was originally written in March 2017, and since then Apple has updated pretty much everything- I have updated...

Grandstream WP820 and 3CX Setup

This information was not developed by me- thanks to Wayne Driver and Ben Smith for this info. I’ve added the ‘remote server’ section at the bottom The following was done with phone system on LAN, settings will differ if your phone system is on WAN....