Category Archives: Hardware

Not all SD card readers are alike!

If you asked me a year ago what SD card reader to get, I probably would’ve said to just get whichever one works. Well, clearly, I was wrong! I’m obviously not a hardcore photographer/videographer or professional multimedia editor or anything … Continue reading

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SD cards of different brands are slightly different sizes.

I recently downloaded an img file online where a lot of people claimed the image was too large for their SD cards. For that reason, I got a bit curious to know which card he used, which cards were larger/smaller, … Continue reading

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Rebroadcast your neighbor’s wifi for yourself (wifi extender) with Tomato firmware

My parents recently swapped Internet providers and since they didn’t know that it would take a week for the application to be completed, they were out of Internet service for about a week. The neighbors graciously allowed them to use … Continue reading

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Protect your home network using TomatoUSB – how to only allow only HTTP/S out!

While we continue to see the WannaCry and other malware around, I thought I would secure my own network. Since I allow visitors onto their networks, I figured I would configure all new DHCP’d hosts to access the Internet only … Continue reading

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How to find and online all of your SteelFusion Core LUNs on a NetApp filer

Recently, I offlined a bunch of LUNs that had belonged to a SteelFusion Core in the lab that I had forgotten about. Needless to say, I had some unhappy users. The good news though is that I was able to … Continue reading

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How to build an Intel NUC in less than 10 minutes. (video)

I recently made a video building the Intel NUC. It was extremely easy to do and amazingly, it runs ESXi pretty well. Fully loaded, I gave it 16gb RAM, an SSD mSATA drive, and a hybrid laptop SATA drive. Here’s … Continue reading

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Wait … before you move to Tomato from DD-WRT!

If you’re reading this, it’s probably too late. You’re probably already running into this issue: and it’s probably driving you nuts! If you haven’t done the move yet, good. Telnet into the router and run: nvram get http_username and nvram … Continue reading

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Why I choose TomatoUSB over DD-WRT

I recently bought a Netgear Nighthawk R7000 for my home router. I figured it would be a good time to get a new router, so I was debating between this on and the ASUS (RT-AC68U). I chose the Nighthawk purely based … Continue reading

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Drobo connected to Asus router running TomatoUSB

Simple – Don’t do it! This was from a couple of years ago when running TomatoUSB on an ASUS RT-N16 router. DD-WRT had issues where the wifi would drop off periodically. I found that TomatoUSB (Shibby or Toastman) were both … Continue reading

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What’s USB device VID_07aa&PID_0011 ? Any Windows XP driver available?

This happens to be my old ass USB wireless lan adapter – only 11Mbps. Good enough for an old system and just to get online though it doesn’t have a whole lot of range. The reason I’m posting is because … Continue reading

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