If you are searching or automation geek , this product you will like for sure . its electricity switch that works on 110v or 220v . the beauty thing this works via WIFI easy to be configure and their software very nice . the most cool thing also it works with AMAZON ALEXA ! .
why i choose this , well i want it for the lighting , so buying smart bulb is very costly and really does not worth it . so alternative buying this switch 😛 . you could utilize it to connect different devices . but be careful of power requirements as some devices wont be safe to use this switch !
i installed it and really enjoyed it . automation is cool 🙂
this the product box . you can order it from amazon and some offer bundle offer saving huge cost !
Ya sometime we are looking for High speed . LTE ? DSL etc … each has technology has it own limitation . and sometime you would like to load balance your traffic between multiple ISP ! .
DSL good for gaming , but bandwidth limitation ! . LTE might give you good bandwidth but with latency ( not suitable for gaming ).
what about if you would like doubling your bandwidth . ya might work
now there are many affordable multi wan or Gateway load balancing routers . yes they become cheap and really provide advance features .
you can utilize those boxes to expand your bandwidth , or choose which apps/server utilize which ISP . the beauty also some provide you with statistics that if you run this app let say youtube it will be much faster in ISP 1 , more than ISP 2 . having latency monitor + bandwidth gauges
I would recommend peplink – nice product and it do the job . you can order it from amazon or any online shop . link here
if you want a simple and cost effective one . you could also consider TP-Link gateway LB . its available in Kuwait from Burhain Tech in Huawei .
Have you ever wonder how smart DNS services work ? well they are using a solution called SNI . where based on DNS retriever they divert the traffic . so if you are targeting a US based it proxy traffic to the US server . if locally then it goes direct .
how about building your own Smart DNS !! seems difficult .. no! it much easier but you need to be a little IT Geek .
this guy help you how to build your own Smart DNS – Visit his site to learn more – Link , also you could check this site link
some might ask , ok I have VPN no need for Smart DNS . well the beatify of smart DNS that you could control which traffic goes to the proxy server and which goes locally ! . like if you want to watch something in your country or visit a local site why you need your traffic to go to the proxy server which might be a US based then come back to the local server ! .
in VPN this is doable also but require playing in routing tables to achieve this . but utilizing dns much simpler .
Huawei released its new router which is cat11 . with download speed up to 600 MBit/s in the downlink and 50 MBit/s in the uplink. 4 × 4 MIMO which is really interesting .
cat11 means triple aggregation . better than cat6 which is two ..
there is one catch here you need to watch your Operator does it support it or not . also if you have cat6 with lower speed don’t expect with cat11 you will get higher since the operator network might be congested .
so be careful from some operators saying getting this router you will get higher speed . don’t be foil for commercial stuff 🙂
For Most speedtest.net is the usual site to verify ISP/Telco speed. how accurate is it I’m not sure .but I’m sure of one thing . when you are running a speedtest you run it against your provider ! so in this case you measure the speed to your provider network ! not the external internet speed ! .
what is the catch . some providers give speedtest ( the local hosted one ) more priority so when you perform a test you will always get higher speed ! . but when trying to browse the internet you will feel it slow .
some providers throttle Torrent and other kind of apps which we can speak about later .
there is a new site that measure the speed and experience in different way which personally I like . they don’t download a file or do ping only . they perform multiple tests such as running youtube in different quality ( SD,HD) . in addition they started to give ranking to providers in Kuwait for example
they are not the best but they are very cool . try them and tell me what do you think 🙂 . link below
This is my First Post after two years of stop . and i hope this time i continue to post knowledgable content supporting all .
this time its about Huawei LTE Router e5186 . its not that easy to find a firmware for this router . but i managed to find one person who had most of all operators customized Firmware . in addition to the latest ones + originial Huawei image .
Upgrade procedure is a bit tricky once you run the multicast upgrade tool , you need to prcess the wps+ wifi buttons together in proper timing . i could make a video to explain it if i see comments asking for it .
personally i like the LMT firmware , it show you which Freq you are connected to . also if aggregation is working or not .
Pfsense is a solution capable to do multiple things . its a security , Load Balancer, Chaching , VPN Server , DNS and many more . also u can buy a hardware with installed application on it or u just need to install it on a virtual machine . the good news also amazon is now offering PFsense as a solution .