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Friday, September 14, 2018

Cost Effective Analog Phone System Upgrade for Hotels

There are a lot of hotels looking to upgrade their legacy phone system as we move toward Voice over IP. Here are some reasons why you might be considering upgrading:
  1. Expensive analog phone line charges (especially for international calls and cell phones)
  2. Fibre internet upgrades that are forcing you to move off the legacy analog system
  3. Limited flexibility of your current system
When pairing the Grandstream UCM6200 Series IP/PBX and GXW42xx Series Analog Gateways, you can provide a cost-effective, powerful and easy to manage system with no ongoing licensing fees.

Here is an example of how you can upgrade your existing analog system to VoIP without replacing the analog phones in each room saving you on hardware, deployment and configuration costs.


Monday, June 25, 2018

4 Basic Steps to Improve your Home Network and Wireless Security


With the advent of the VPNFilter malware, now is as good a time as any to re-evaluate our home networks and what security measures we have in place to stop nefarious actors from breaking in and wrecking shop.



Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions for Cambium Networks



So you've heard Cambium Networks is top in its class whether it was suggested by a friend or during an online search of your options. Cambium is indeed an enterprise solution and their cnPilot Wi-Fi range is ideal for hospitality, schools, medical, retail and general public Wi-Fi. Let's answer those vital questions to help you in your quest for better Wi-Fi with these top 5 frequently asked questions:

Thursday, April 26, 2018

7 Reasons why you should attend the MikroTik User Meeting (MUM)




So you are a MikroTik user already or you want to become one, and the MikroTik User Meeting otherwise known as MUM, sounds like it's worth going to, and it is. Here are 7 great reasons you should consider attending the MUM. Have a read, share or even print them out and convince your boss to come along.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Mikrotik Site-to-Site IPsec VPN


In this blog, we will look at how to establish a Site-to-Site VPN between two Mikrotik routers


Prerequisites: Each router can ping each their respective neighbour on their public-facing IP address (or have a route to reach it)

Simple 4-Step SIP 2Talk Configuration for Grandstream VOIP Phone


As the rollout of fibre continues more homes and businesses than ever are converting to VOIP Phone systems for more mobility, advanced features and to save costs. In this blog, we'll go through a quick SIP configuration with 2Talk that will get your phone connected and running in only 5-10 minutes.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

How to set up Amplifi for fibre using the Amplifi app

This guide will show you how to set up your new Amplifi Router to a fibre connection using the app.

Prerequisite 
Your Amplifi must be running firmware version 2.4.3 or later. If not, connect your Amplifi to an existing internet connection and upgrade the firmware before proceeding with this guide.

For the purposes of this guide, I will be using the iOS app v1.7.0




Wednesday, August 23, 2017

How do you configure a transparent Ubiquiti Point to Point bridge in AirOS 8?


There are a range of situations where running a cable from Point A to Point B is not possible typically due to physical constraints or cost. With a transparent wireless bridge you can link buildings across a street without digging up the road, connect a cowshed 2km's away from your house or even connect a remote camera to your network wirelessly and it will be as if they were simply plugged in using an Ethernet cable.

In this blog we will show you how to configure a transparent Ubiquiti Point to Point bridge in the current version (8.3.1) of AirOS 8 using a pair of the NanoBeam 5AC 19. This same configuration can be used for any of the AirMAX AC products (NanoBeam AC, PowerBeam AC, PowerBeam AC Iso, LiteBeam AC, IsoStation AC, PrismStation AC, Rocket Prism AC and Rocket AC series).

Monday, June 19, 2017

Adpoting a Ubiquiti USG to a UniFi Cloud Controllor (Layer 3)

This guide will show you how to move your controller from being locally based (on your PC), to an external (cloud/layer 3) controller.

Using the standard ‘set-inform’ method doesn’t seem to work if you have already adopted a Ubiquiti USG to a local controller. We're not sure why this is but this guide will help you get around it. This is all based off version 5.4.16



Friday, June 2, 2017

Is Licensed Backhaul an option you should be considering?

These days fibre optic cable is the ideal way to get guaranteed bandwidth from point A to point B. When this is not an option because of the high cost of a fibre run for a given distance, or the cost of running it in difficult terrain, licensed wireless microwave is the next best solution we have up our sleeves. WISPs (Wireless Internet Service Providers) are generally smaller and a lot more geographically diverse. The reason for their success is that they can overcome obstacles where traditional Internet providers deem it not feasible.