Category: Laptop

How to configure your DD-WRT Wireguard VPN

This post covers how to configure your DD-WRT router Wireguard VPN.There are a number of options for connecting remotely to a router and the DD-WRT OS is no different. I’ve covered connecting using OpenVPN in another blog post and while they also support PPTP it’s considered insecure these days so the only real options are…


How to configure your DD-WRT OpenVPN

In this blog post, I’m going to cover how to configure your DD-WRT OpenVPN (Virtual Private Network). Now there are a number of ways to use a VPN but I’m going to set up the router so we can connect to it with a computer. We could connect a second router and have so-called site-to-site…


The Portable Rackmount Laptop Tray – and why as a network engineer, you need one

If you’ve ever found yourself next to a datacentre rack cradling a 3-kilo laptop in one arm while typing away with the other, then the portable rackmount laptop tray, a network engineer’s must-have accessory could be just the thing for you. Network engineer in a typical pose when working next to a datacentre rack If…


Connecting a home network to the Internet

In this blog, we’re going to cover connections to the Internet, or how to connect a home network to the Internet. Now there are a number of different ways to connect your home network to the Internet but all of them require connecting through a provider network of some sort. Most home or small business…


A simple guide to IPv4 addressing

This blog is going to serve as a simple guide to IPv4 addressing. Even though the *RIPE NCC has run out of IP address space to allocate (just two days ago as I write this), IPv4 remains relevant and is something you’ll have to deal with if you’re interconnecting network devices. There are after all…


Connecting a laptop to an external monitor.

Overview Of course, being fairly techie, I couldn’t actually live without a laptop. There’s hardly a day goes by without me using one for something. When I’m at work, everything I do requires a laptop, apart from going to the coffee machine, and lunch. When I’m in the office they supply me with a docking…