Clustered Networks - Blog
  • Netgear GS308E Managed Switch Review

    The Netgear GS308E - 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Smart Managed Plus Switch is a lower end managed switch. It does not compare with fully managed switch link a Cisco Catalyst or some other High End Switch, but for a SOHO or small office environment it may be the thing you are looking for.

    Posted in Linux Network Admin Tips, Network Security Tips, Product Reviews, Tech How To on Aug 25, 2021

  • Full Duplex vs Half Duplex and Video Conferences

    We have all seen the choppy and laggy video and audio in our Zoom and Video conferences. Even which watching a TV program or News Report you will see an interview where someone obviously has connection issues. I can honestly say that almost all of them are not because of having a poor internet connection, but rather from using WIFI to connect to thier router vs using an Ethernet Connection, that is causing the issues.

    Posted in Linux Network Admin Tips, Network Security Tips, Tech How To, ZOOM Meeting Tips on Aug 20, 2021

  • Keep Your Data in Canada

    With so many security breaches that are prevelant today, A lot of Canadians are thinking twice about where there cloud services and data in general are hosted. If your data is hosted in a foreign country and gets compromised, good luck trying to take legal action against a foreign corporation. If you keep your data located in Canada you not only feel a bit more secure,but also you know that you can talk to someone not too far away.

    Posted in Linux Network Admin Tips, Network Security Tips, Tech How To on Aug 18, 2021

  • Essential Command-Line Utilities for Linux

    Every Linux user needs to know to use a few command line tools. Most linux's have quite a few internal commands installed by default, but sometimes there are some tools that you probably need to install that can be very useful. These are a few that we at Clustered Networks use on a regular basis that we fine helpful in Linux desktop and Server Administration.

    Posted in Linux Desktop Tips, Linux Network Admin Tips, Tech How To on Jul 06, 2021

  • How to Securely Run Games on Your Website

    Online gaming has become larger and more popular than ever before. Its rise has been driven by widespread access to fast Internet, cheaper high-quality gaming devices, and the COVID-19 pandemic which has prompted many to spend more time online. As a result, global online gaming revenue reached $18 billion in 2020 – and is expected to break the $19 billion mark by 2025. Furthermore, the estimated number of gamers around the planet is now at 1 billion.

    Posted in Network Security Tips, Uncategorized on Jul 01, 2021

  • WD My Book Live Security Fix

    If you own a WD My Book Live NAS you may have received an email from WD asking you to disconnect it from the Internet. By performing these changes to the settings in your WD My Book Live NAS, it will effectively disable internet access and still give your NAS a static IP on your network. This will allow you to access and use the files ONLY from inside your Home or Office Network with no access from outside of your firewall. The only way a hacker could gain access to the NAS would be to gain access to the inside of your network, which you should be protected via your firewall.

    Posted in Linux Network Admin Tips, Network Security Tips on Jun 30, 2021

  • Check your External IP Address from Command Line

    Every so often you need to check your external IP address from the command line or terminal in Linux. If you work a lot with VPN's these tools can be very useful. The three basic tools you can use to get your external IP address are DIG, cURL, and WGET. Either one of these tools will do the job. Once you get your IP, you can use the tools to add the content into a bash script you are writing, or whatever else you may need to use it for.

    Posted in Linux Network Admin Tips, Tech How To on Jun 23, 2021

  • Install Syncthing to run as a service on Ubuntu or Debian

    Syncthing is a continuous file synchronization program. It synchronizes files between two or more computers in real time, safely protected from prying eyes. Your data is your data alone, and you deserve to choose where it is stored, whether it is shared with some third party, and how it's transmitted over the internet. Syncthing is great for small businesses and Home office networks.

    Posted in Linux Network Admin Tips, Network Security Tips, Tech How To on Jun 22, 2021

  • Automate OctoberCMS Updates with a Script

    This tutorial will show you how to backup multiple OctoberCMS Sites on a server with an automated bash / shell script. October CMS is one of the best CMS's on the market today as it is based on PHP and Laravel. If you are a web designer and host your sites on a VPS server such as AWS, Digital Ocean, Vultr, or Linode this script will make your life much easier.

    Posted in Linux Network Admin Tips, Network Security Tips, Tech How To on Jun 18, 2021

  • Block Bad Bots from Accessing Your Website

    Automated internet programs, or bots, were created for various purposes. Some good, and many not so good. The robots.txt file in the root of your site is basically telling the good bots what they should and should not look for on your website.

    Posted in Linux Network Admin Tips, Network Security Tips on Jun 15, 2021