Category: Networks

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…


Network Toolkit Essentials

In this blog, I’m going to cover what I think of as my “Network Toolkit Essentials,” the tools I use in my role as a network engineer. At the time of writing, all of the below are free apart from PRTG, which is free for up to 100 sensors. Some I use on a daily…


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…