urn:uuid:56d4048f-1bd7-558c-b11f-7d3358301e34 Topic: Networking – Ctrl blog Daniel Aleksandersen https://www.daniel.priv.no/ Copyright © 2022 Daniel Aleksandersen. https://www.ctrl.blog/assets/logo/logo-square.svg 2022-09-04T14:01:00Z weekly 10 urn:uuid:c4e5ee2d-3514-42bb-a27e-2760b2f37758 2022-09-04T14:01:00Z 2022-09-04T14:01:00Z TP-Link band-steers 2,4 to 5 GHz Wi-Fi even when the radio is off TP-Link Wi-Fi access points mindlessly band-steer clients off 2,4 GHz to the 5 GHz radio; even during periods when the 5 GHz radio is powered off. <p>My TP-Link EAP653 (available on Amazon) Wi-Fi access point (AP) has some features that don’t work well together. Who would have thought that its proprietary extensions to the Wi-Fi standard would cause compatibility issues with clients?</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/tplink-band-steering.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:fd01bf1b-cc6d-47bb-9045-f2015a5e5f4d 2022-08-02T07:25:00Z 2022-08-02T07:25:00Z “Gigabit Router” doesn’t mean it can deliver gigabit internet speed Make sure you buy a network router that can fully exploit your gigabit internet connection. Many routers say gigabit on the box, but doesn’t deliver gigabit speed. <p>Most manufacturers of consumer-grade network routers (both Ethernet and Wi-Fi) brand their products as “Gigabit Routers”. At the very least, it’ll say “Gigabit Ethernet”. However, neither term necessarily means the router can fully exploit your gigabit internet connection.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/gigabit-router.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:5eb03989-64e5-4960-b471-633415385cc0 2021-08-15T11:19:00Z 2021-08-16T16:41:00Z What domain name to use for your home network Always use the ‘.home.arpa’ top-level domain (RFC 8375), and don’t use the special-purpose ‘.local,’ or made-up undelegated domain names like ‘.lan’ or ‘.home.’ <p>There’s a definitive answer to this question, and you can find it in RFC 8375: use <code>home.arpa.</code> Never heard of it before? It wasn’t assigned as a special purpose top-level domain (spTLD) name for residential and small networks until 2018.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/homenet-domain-name.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:0bd7cd35-ca6d-4fdf-9b91-f639655e3d57 2021-08-10T13:28:00Z 2021-08-10T13:28:00Z Review of the MikroTik hEX (3rd rev.) as a home router The RB750Gr3 is an inexpensive network router with advanced network management capabilities for just €50/$60. It’s highly configurable with a steep learning curve. <p>The MikroTik hEX (RB750Gr3) (available on Amazon) is an inexpensive network router with advanced capabilities. I’ve used it as my home router for the last five years. It’s not a consumer-grade product, and it certainly isn’t your grandma’s router!</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/review-mikrotik-rb750gr3.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:05c72b2d-18f7-4a13-9e72-f2131d511a7b 2021-08-09T13:22:00Z 2021-08-09T13:22:00Z How to make Windows Update prioritize Delivery Optimization downloads How to get Windows Delivery Optimization to download updates from PCs on your LAN network (or the internet). Reduce internet data/bandwidth usage with LAN P2P. <p>Windows Delivery Optimization is a peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing service for software from Microsoft. It works with Windows Update and updates from the Microsoft Store. The service can help reduce your data/bandwidth usage, and free up limited internet bandwidth for other activities. It can optionally also download from other Microsoft customers over the internet.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/windows-delivery-optimization.html">Read more …</a></p>