Robust Home Security using a CADVR-1004WD-M DVR

intended Audience This post may be of interest to you if you have a CADVR-1004WD-M (or CADVR-1008WD-M) DVR at the heart of your home or small business security system. I’ve documented my experience largely to help me remember how I went about assembling the security system, which in many areas isn’t immediately obvious. The notes may provide …
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Windows Browser Compatibility Matrix

Intended Audience This post will be relevant to you if you’re looking for a browser for a legacy Windows operating system (OS). While there are many browsers, only the popular browsers, arguably the juggernauts in their time, are covered in this post. Background On reflection, after having built a whole bunch of legacy Windows systems in VMs, …
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DHCP/DNS Server on FreeNAS

Intended Audience This post will be of interest to you if you require more comprehensive and flexible DHCP and local DNS services than might be available through your DSL router, and you have a FreeNAS server on your network. On the network I am working with, there is a Fritz!Box providing a basic DHCP/DNS service to …
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DHCP/DNS Server using DD-WRT

Intended Audience In the post DHCP/DNS Server on FreeNAS, I replaced the basic DHCP/DNS service available through my DSL router with a more advanced DHCP/DNS service using DNSMasq on FreeNAS. In this post, I repeat the exercise, but use DNSMasq on DD-WRT instead to achieve the same objective. For this post, I’ll be working with Fritz!OS …
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Neighbourhood Computer Browsing with Windows 10 and FreeNAS

Intended Audience This guide will be useful to you if you’re working in a predominantly Windows 10 workgroup with some legacy Windows and third-party devices employing SMB1. You have at least one FreeNAS server in the workgroup. Authentication is achieved without the use of a domain controller. In the network I’m referring to in this …
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