Faster Networking With 2.5/5 Gigabit Ethernet

Some of you may have noticed, or thought it was a mistake when there were motherboards announced at computex 2017 with 5 gigabit ethernet, such as the ASRock X370 Pro Gaming AMD AM4 Motherboard (Amazon UK). This is because you "know" networking always goes in multiples of 10, such as…

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Upgrade GL-AR150 to Stock OpenWRT

This tutorial will show you how to update OpenWRT on your GL-AR150 device, and install the Luci Essentials web UI. After doing this, resetting the device will not return you to the factory setup with the prorpietary UI from GL.inet. However, you will still be able to reset the…

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GL-AR150 PoE Mini OpenWRT Router

I went and bought a GL-AR150 PoE Mini Router from amazon because I needed a POE capable wifi router for creating private wifi hotspots in a shared office space. It had to be POE capable because there are many powered ethernet cables in the ceilings, and not any power sockets.…

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Setting Your Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU)

What is MTU? The maximum transmission unit (MTU) is the largest size packet or frame that can be sent over a network. Why Set the MTU? Every packet you send has a body and a header. The header contains overhead information necessary for packets to be sent over the network,…

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CentOS 7 - Configure Static IP

In order to set a static IP, open /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-[interface name] in your favourite editor. You should see contents similar to below. TYPE=Ethernet BOOTPROTO=dhcp DEFROUTE=yes PEERDNS=yes PEERROUTES=yes IPV4_FAILURE_FATAL=no IPV6INIT=yes IPV6_AUTOCONF=yes IPV6_DEFROUTE=yes IPV6_PEERDNS=yes…

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