Networking

Post and articles about networking and network gear.

Installing pfSense on the WANBOX

Installing pfSense on the WANBOX is a simple task that can be accomplished in just a few minutes.  There are many operating systems that can be installed on The Geek Pub WANBOX.  Also supported is OpenSense, Ro...

Custom Observium Dashboards

If you've seen any of my videos, like the recent Tour of My Home Network then you've probably seen my custom Observium dashboard. I am asked multiple times per day how I was able to produce this custom dashboar...

Tour of My Home Network (and More!)

So I have had a ton of requests over the years to give a tour of my home network. Honestly, I never gave the tour because I just didn't think people would be that interested in what I had. Well I have had enoug...

Venting a Server Closet (The Right Way)

A lot of people these days are building homes or buying homes that have network or A/V closets in them. On many of the higher end homes, these builders will hire audio-visual companies to actually do the instal...

pfSense Rules not Working?

pfSense has to be the greatest thing to ever happen to the open source firewall movement. It's a one of those open source products that's truly a game changer. It runs on just about any hardware, whether it be ...

pfSense Road Warrior IPSec Config That Works

If you're like me you've tried a to find a pfSense Road Warrior configuration for IPSec that actually works and you've banged your head against the wall for hours because its one giant problem after another.  E...

pfSense not Recovering after WAN Failure

pfSense is probably the best open source firewall/router software package I have ever used. It's packed full of professional feature sets and has a very polished and clean user interface (web based GUI). And it...