Ramblings of an IT Guy in Education

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Pi Wifi Testing stack… a first?

How do we test wireless for a classroom? The only way I have every been able to really test wireless has been to get a bunch of computers in a room and do some testing.

Smart Doorbell, G4 Doorbell from Ubiquiti

For the last ten years I have happily lived with my old but not old looking doorbell. It has served me well, but being 2021 I decided it was time that I add a smart doorbell to my house. That… Continue Reading →

Amplifi Alien… hyper-speed your WiFi!

I was lucky enough to get my hands on an Amplifi Alien to test, and what else was I going to do with it? Well for me I decided to test an Alien vs 6x UniFi AP’s… sounds fair right?… Continue Reading →

Boomgate failed! NanoStation I call you!

As an ICT Professional, you are constantly making decisions based on what is best for the business and the users and the technology. Just because something is best practice does not mean that is the best way for you. A… Continue Reading →

Ubiquiti G3 vs G4

Back in January, I had a HikVision bullet camera fail on me. It’s a shame, you buy these devices and after years of use outdoor in the elements they up and fail. For many years we had been using HikVision… Continue Reading →

USW Flex Mini… tiny beast!

Ubiquiti recently released their USW Flex Mini, the little sister to the USW Flex. This one doesn’t have pass-through POE nor is it outdoor rated… although it is still amazing. The first thing you need to grasp is the size… Continue Reading →

UniFi Poller – Amazing!

I am a sucker for a pretty graph, and it is something I have spent countless hours working on. And for the most part my go-to stack is Zabbix and Grafana, though I have recently been working with InfluxDB to… Continue Reading →

40HD Independent wireless streams in one building… a world first?

I remember when I graduated from my high school in 2003 I thought it was pretty cutting edge that each of their computer rooms had a projector. Jump forward another year I was a young IT Trainee in my first… Continue Reading →

UBNT Infrastructure Part 8 – DFS Nightmare!

I hope you’ve never seen this type of email from your Unifi Controller before. Figure 1 – AP Radar Detected

UBNT Infrastructure Part 7 – Core Cabling… a few changes

And we get to another issue that I had. It happened at 11 am around the second week of term, some of my core switches started dropping packets. While I had had other issues, it had been around 3 weeks… Continue Reading →

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