Review: TP-Link Archer C5400X

Review: TP-Link Archer C5400X

  • May 25, 2020

Appearance This is quite possibly the most ridiculous looking router I’ve ever seen. I work in the enterprise IT field, so my perception of what a router should look like is often askew with what consumers might think is normal. Even taking into account the current trend of taking high end equipment and making it […]

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Allow DLNA Devices to Connect to Plex

Newer versions of Plex Media Server do not allow unauthorised devices to connect to the DLNA server by default. This can be particularly annoying for devices like HiFi receivers with network connectivity, which are capable of streaming from DLNA servers but have no native Plex app available. To get around this you can explicitly permit […]

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Two-Group Mentality

Two-Group Mentality

  • Apr 28, 2020

The current pandemic has given me an opportunity to take stock of things, an opportunity which was way overdue it seems. For the last couple of years I’ve juggled, not always succesfully, a number of obligations. This has led to a couple of periods of poor mental health, which I’ve been able to get through […]

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Help Fight COVID-19 with Folding@Home

The current COVID-19 pandemic is a terrible thing. Thankfully brains much larger than yours or mine are working tirelessly to understand the virus better and come up with a solution to the problem. While most of us are sat at home watching Netflix there is an operation under foot to crunch through as muich data […]

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Create A VPN Server With A Raspberry Pi

If you split your time between two or more countries it can be a real hassle to manage your online life. Not only do you run the risk of triggering security processes employed by banks, etc but it can also be a struggle to use things like online streaming services which you’re paying for or […]

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Ultimate Home Server Part 8 – VPN Server

So by now our home server is sharing files to our home network, acting as a media server via Plex, it’s managing all our downloads AND we’re sharing our personal doucments on our own personal cloud. What else is there? Well, we’re about to set our server up to act as a VPN node, so […]

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Amazon Shop Pages Live

Amazon Shop Pages Live

  • Mar 27, 2020

Quick post to say I’m very pleased to announce that Tech Made Easy now has dedicated Amazon Store pages on both the US and UK portals. Amazon.com Shop Amazon.co.uk Shop

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Access A Nextcloud Server From Outside Your Home Network

I’ve talked a bit about installing Nextcloud on various devices in recent posts, but thus far I’ve not explained how you can access your server from outside your home network. Thankfully, it’s relatively easy to do.

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Setup a Raspberry Pi Cloud Server With Nextcloud

A short while back I created my own home server which, among other things, used Nextcloud to act as a private cloud server to hold all my important documents and synchronise them across my devices. It’s working really well, but what if you didn’t want to have a great hulking PC running in your house […]

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Ultimate Home Server Part 7 – Personal Cloud

Services like Dropbox are great, but I always recoil slightly at the use of the term “The Cloud” when really all that means is “someone else’s computer”.

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