Well, I am starting to get frustrated with Meraki and their MX appliances. They have been promising to add IPv6 support to them for a while but they have yet to add it. This is an issue since most cell providers only offer IPv6 address to their phones & hotspots. This means that I am not able to connect to work via VPN when I am and about. Also means that I’m unable to connect to home via VPN and also check my personal site’s IPv6 address (I have a MX64 at home that I got for free). I most definitely will be switching back to Ubiquiti at home once my license has expired for my Meraki gear.
Archive for the ‘networking’ Category
My web server sending people to the wrong domain seems to only occur at home. I have no clue what is causing it but it is rather frustrating
I couldn’t get VestaCP to work properly with Nextcloud so I am back to Virtualmin. Problem is, some domains don’t end up going to the correct site although they not do this in all browsers.
Well, I was reading a news article today about how Charter/Spectrum is telling the FTC that Title II is making it so they don’t invest in their network but they are telling investors that it isn’t causing any issues. Also had a link in the article saying that every user on their 60Mbps tier will be upgraded to 100Mbps, the problem I have with this is they are not increasing the upload speed. Still a crappy 5Mbps, its taking me forever to complete my first backup with CrashPlan Small Business due to this.
Been playing around with a RouterOS VM a bit at work (wanted to try out “The Dude” at work to see if I can use it). I think converting from EdgeOS to RouterOS is going to be a bit of work, but I’ll pull a config file from my EdgeRouter-X and just get started. I mean, its all I can really do 😉
Well, my Ubiquiti EdgeRouter-X and UniFi AP Lite AC combo stopped working. Picked up a TP-Link Archer C7 to get us through until I could troubleshoot the Ubiquiti gear, decided to replace them with a MikroTik hAP ac after reading that Ubiquiti gear likes to die after around 18 months. Definitely not what I need at home. Configuring the MikroTik will be more work for me then I’m used to, but performance should be as good as or better than the Ubiquiti combo. I should also be able to keep the EdgeRouter-X around as a 5 port gigabit switch if I want to, powered by the hAP ac (it comes with a 24V wall wart and supports PoE out on port 5). I’m hoping I can easily get IPv6 working on the hAP ac, since it was a PITA on my EdgeRouter-X.
My phone got its full Alexa integration today. So far its pretty neat to use. Adjusted the temp on my home thermostat a couple of times to try it out and verify that worked. Also got in the beta test of the skill for the Monero mining pool I’m in, that is awesome too. Also got my code for my free echo dots last week, they arrived today. I’ll get them setup tonight and hopefully not confuse myself with saying the key word (thankfully you can update it on the echo devices, can’t on my phone). I’m planning on putting one upstairs and one in my bedroom, and eventually getting a smart outlet for my wife’s nightstand lamp (and possible other lamps too).