PHP Server Monitor – Windows Setup Guide

Want to use PHP Server Monitor to track the uptime status of your devices? Not ready to build a CentOS or Ubuntu Server instance, but would rather have a Windows-install? There are three primary methods to configuring an AMP stack. LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) WAMP (Windows Desktop or Server, Apache, MySQL, PHP) IIS/PHP (Windows Server […]

Mikrotik – RADIUS Wireless Authentication Guide

This is a step-by-step guide for configuring RADIUS authentication for Mikrotik Wireless, for Server 2008 R2-2016.   RADIUS allows you to use domain credentials for accessing a wireless network, rather than a static WPA2 PreShared Key that rarely changes. Important for keeping terminated employees out, by just disabling their Active Directory account, rather than having to […]

Mikrotik – SSTP VPN Server Setup Guide

Overview I’ve played with L2TP/IPSec, IKEv2, PPTP, and SSTP VPN Servers. SSTP is now my go-to for business clients, and here is a step-by-step guide to help you set one up on a Mikrotik Router :-). Benefits over L2TP/IPSec Multiple clients can connect from the same Public IP. Important if you have multiple employees that […]

FFMPEG – Image Sequence to Video with Date Overlay Based on Timestamps

Need to convert an image sequence into a playable video, with a time-overlay printed onto the images? Here is the best solution I’ve been able to cobble together, hoping it helps someone out there. There are a few tools at play here: FFMPEG — The end all, be all, video processing tool. A single EXE […]

Mikrotik IKEv2 VPN Server Setup Guide

Looking for a detailed guide on configuring a Mikrotik IKEv2 VPN server? Need your on-the-road devices to be able to remotely access your internal LAN? Then you’ve come to the right place 🙂 The major functional benefit of IKEv2, over L2TP/IPsec VPNs, is that L2TP only allows one source IP per client, while IKEv2 has no limit. […]

Mikrotik L2TP IPsec Dedicated VPN Appliance Setup

Mikrotik L2TP IPSec VPN Guide – Start to Finish Appliance There are a small number of L2TP IPSec VPN guides, I found them pretty frustrating, and often conflicting when integrating into an existing network. This guide provides full configuration steps for a Mikrotik L2TP/IPSec VPN appliance. It does not have to be the primary router. VPN […]

Mikrotik VPN – L2TP/IPSec Server for Remote Clients (Windows/Android/iOS)

Mikrotik VPN – L2TP/IPSec Server for Remote Clients If you’re looking for a quick guide for configuring a Mikrotik VPN Server, allowing remote clients to connect into your building controlled by a Mikrotik Router, you’ve come to the right place. This guide was written for Mikrotik RouterOS v6.41  in September 2017. It presumes you have […]

Mikrotik Queues, Bandwidth Throttling, and Bursting

Bandwidth Throttling, a system you would think would be easier to pull off. Hoping you find this article helpful. I’m installing a CCR-1036-12G-4S for a minor league baseball stadium, and am expecting about 600-800 devices to be connected during a game. The stadium has a symmetrical (up/down) gigabit fiber line, and I have to ration […]

MikroTik wAP – Setup Guide – Multiple APs with Roaming

MikroTik wAP Quick Setup Guide Hello there, this post will provide instructions configuring a MikroTik wireless access points from start to finish with a quick script. The goal is a wireless network where you can walk around the building and have client devices jump from WAP to WAP via access rules (Min-RSSI). These principles will work on […]

Quickbooks Error H505 – Multi-User Hosting

Quickbooks Error H505 Oh no! My user is trying to open a Quickbooks workbook stored on a shared drive and gets this awful message: Quickbooks Error code H505, “this company file is on another computer, and QuickBooks needs some help connecting.” This is the generic client error for “cannot connect to host”. Directly tied in to the QuickboksDBXX […]