We had a call from a vacation rental house owner using a UniFi Amplifi for guest access. The owner of the property had misplaced the password for the non-guest WiFi and was concerned it would need to be reset the device to gain access. Some of the devices used on the secure network are usedContinue reading “Working Around Possible Lockout on UniFi Amplifi…lost Password to WiFi”
As of July 2022, several of our clients are using the cloud based OnSip Voice Over IP virtual private branch exchange phone system. OnSip was purchased by Intrado a while back and post-merger their customer service is still outstanding & the technical support is great. The level of uptime and reliability for all of ourContinue reading “Using OnSip™ with UniFi™ Firewall & Traffic Management (Network 7.1.68)”
We are in the process of learning how to integrate the different IoT and home automation tools available to businesses and consumers. Couple of false starts and a number of success stories to tell you about. Be sure to check back in mid 2022 to begin reading our series of how to get started andContinue reading “Coming Soon…Learning Home Automation”
We use the Ubiquiti UniFi Controller (now in version 5.8.24 stable candidate release) to run our networks. Our best practice suggestion is to have 2 virtual machines – a production and a development role which alternate after each release – and then use a DNS service such as DYN for assigning the active machine toContinue reading “Suggestion on Ubiquiti UniFi Controller Versions – July 2018”
I recently needed to run a reverse lookup on a couple of telephone numbers. This used to be very difficult in the old days (read this as before the Internet and even last year.) I researched online and tried a couple of sites. The best one I have found – and joined – is poweredContinue reading “Telephone Number Lookup”
For the past couple of months Microsoft has been urging me to upgrade my various PCs, tablets and workstations to Windows 10. I finally relented and made the upgrade on a couple of tablets, virtual machines and a workstation. All of the installations were completed using Cox highspeed internet (150 mbps) from the Cloud. ForContinue reading “Upgrading to Windows 10 – A Smooth Experience”
Recently a client asked about adding a Skype SIP line into their existing Polycom VVX410 VOIP telephone. The client already uses OnSip as their virtual PBX. They wanted to add Skype capabilities to their conference room. I found no documentation at Polycom or on Google searches. So for future reference here is how I addedContinue reading “Adding Skype SIP Line to Polycom VVX410”
Anyone who has purchased a Foscam camera in the past couple of years has undoubtedly experienced the Windows Internet Explorer Add-on Installer Security Warning. Here are the exact steps to get around it on Windows 8. This blog entry will teach you how to manually expand the FSIPCam.cab file so you can manually install theContinue reading “Foscam – Windows has blocked this software because it can’t verify the publisher.”
One of our clients, a property management company, recently ventured into the vacation rental market. Based on our work with another client and personal experience we made recommendations on various vacation rental services they should use. When I travel, I prefer to stay in a vacation rental versus a hotel for longer stays or whenContinue reading “Which Vacation Rental Service is Best? A Comparison of HomeAway, AirBnB and FlipKey”
Coming soon a comprehensive review of the three dominant rental solutions online today. We’ll be comparing HomeAway.com (which includes VRBO), FlipKey.com (a TripAdvisor company), and AirBnB.com. Real world comparison with success and failure stories. Expected publish date is 1/1/15
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