Home Network Setup for Better Security & Wifi: Pfsense, Ubiquiti and Qotom

Qotom i5 pfsense box

We’ve seen a lot of people asking questions about upgrading their consumer router due to WiFi related issues or just general throughput problems. Some of you are lucky enough now to be receiving very quick internet speeds but you need to make sure your hardware …

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Full Nvidia Shield Control using Home-Assistant/Hassio and Node-red

I have recently managed to get full control of my Nvidia Shield in HA/Node-red: Firstly, you need to switch adb_debug on the shield – there are plenty of videos on youtube to help you do that (usually via developer options etc). Then you add the …

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Adding Xiaomi Aqara Sensors to Home-Assistant/Hassio with a USB CC2531 and no gateway

So I recently went to Asia for a short vacation, stopping off in Beijing and South Korea for a little over 9 days in total. I’d already purchased some goodies on Aliexpress, but they hadn’t been delivered yet, so I decided to go about looking …

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