Tag: Wifi

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Unifi Hacking Around V3

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OK, so I’ve still been having problems with our Wifi. The big insight has been the turning on of Wifi AI and that at least our Windows machine can’t handle the so called DFS channels in 5GHz. The other thing is that I suspect there is a problem with longer range 5GHz where our Apple…

Windows Networking Still so clunky, big disk problems with Windows Server and 5GHz WiFi DFS Problems

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Man, I don’t use Windows too much any more, but somehow I would have thought that simple things like discovery in a home network would be fixed by now. With a Mac, it is trivial to discover a server with something claleedd Bonjour (or mDNS Responder) for power nerds. This basically has each peer in…

The Saga of LG C6 and Unifi Continues

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Well network stability remains. I think the fast roaming was the problem, but who knows. But the LG TV still can’t connect. Trying more Google fu, I found: I did get it to connect to 2.4GHz, but while it said it got an IP address and the DNS and I could it was connected, I…

More on Unifi and that darn LG TV

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Ugh, this is just a sea of settings, so it is hard to know what has been causing access losses, but something I did seems to have worked: The apple devices no longer get disconnect messages. I’m going to start turning things back on and see what is broken. But I turned basically all the…

Unifi Instability with Reconnects and Lost Passwords

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This has been pretty strange and I’m pretty sure it has to do with the zillions of settings in the Unifi controller. I’ve been pretty aggressive about hitting every box for our home network, but here are some learnings from reading troubleshooting tips from Unifi: The symptoms: Devices will refuse to connect to our network…

iPhone 3G Reviews

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Well, “ilounge”:http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/news/comments/live-iphone-3g-vs-iphone-comparison-test-results-here/ has a good first review set: * The White 16GB is going to be much cleaner with fewer fingerprints than the black one. I’m kinda regretting ordering the black one now that I’ve seen photos. The white one is actually quite cute. * Some folks are saying that this is really like iPhone…

MacBook Air Disk problems and how to Remote Bookt

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Well, when my machine was freezing, I was used to Windows so my first thought was, uh oh, the hard disk is crashing. Ran Disk Utility and it asked me to Repair the disk with the installation Mac OS X. First note, you should always have this DVD with you whereever you go (I didn’t),…

Free iPhone Wifi at Starbucks

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Hey a big incentive to learn how to make iPhone’s a proxy server for your laptop! AT&T Officially Lists Wi-Fi Hotspot Access with iPhone Plans – Mac Rumors AT&T’s iPhone website (under ‘Plans’ tab) has been updated to reveal that each iPhone plan now includes access to their “more than 17,000 Wi-Fi hotspots, including Starbucks…

First comparison of MacBook Air vs. the Lenovo Thinkpad X300

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The ultraportables are some of the most interesting improvements being made now. With the “X300”:http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2270393,00.asp out now, you can really make a comparison. The long and short of it is that the X300 looks like a PC rather than a style marvel and has a solid state disk like the MacBook Air option. It does…

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