• S13E27
  • May 27, 2020

(4) True Guest WiFi with MikroTik Routers

When customers, friends, or guests arrive, they often ask for the WiFi password. Thing is, by providing it to them, you make your network susceptible to ransomware attack if their device is infected, plus you grant them limitless access to your network resources, such as private shared files, printers, and IoT devices such as your smart surveillance, thermostat or even smart door locks. Let's set up a separate WiFi network--with no additional hardware--using MikroTik. It will be isolated from our main network so users who are connected to it will be unable to access anything on our private network.

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  • S13E26
  • May 20, 2020

(3) NAT Router Rules (Port Forwarding) in MikroTik RouterOS

The next step in our MikroTik series will see us routing NAT firewall rules to allow outside (Internet) users to access ports 80 and 443 on our internal web server. We'll create the required NAT (Network Address Translation) rules, and configure a Firewall Rule for each port to direct traffic through our Internet connection to the in-house server.

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  • S13E25
  • May 13, 2020

(2) Initial Setup of a MikroTik Router

Welcome to our series on using a MikroTik router! Through the series, we'll learn some exciting and sophisticated network configurations we can create with our affordable MikroTik router. But we've got to start with the basics: We'll begin by bridging our ISP's modem (cable Internet) and connecting to our MikroTik router (default 192.168.88.1) in the web browser. We'll change the IP address (to 10.0.0.1) and the DHCP pool to 10.0.0.100-10.0.0.254, establish Internet connectivity to our network and setup basic 2GHz and 5GHz WiFi connections. We'll also glance around the RouterOS WebFig interface quickly, and talk about the optional MikroTik configuration client, WinBox.

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  • S13E24
  • May 6, 2020

Listen to World-Wide Radio Stations FREE with Radio Garden

Internet radio streaming hasn't changed much in the past 10 years, and that stops now. Radio Garden lets you tour thousands of the world's radio stations in an interactive 3D representation of Earth. Zoom in on a region to get to tune in to the radio stations found there. This is one to bookmark and share.

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  • S13E24
  • May 6, 2020

Reducing Server Room Ambient Noise for Just $9

Due to the unexpected need to distance our staff, we've been doing some video shooting in our production room, which also houses our servers. The fan noise is something else, but as it turns out, a $9 fan upgrade for our ARAID 3500 backup drive is a big step in the right direction to help us reduce ambient noise. You may not have the same unit, but it goes to show how an inexpensive fan upgrade can make a significant difference.

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  • S13E23
  • April 29, 2020

Nimble Streamer: A Must Have Tool for Broadcasters

On Category5 Technology TV we always mention that we use Nimble Streamer. The question came in, what on earth is that? While not a comprehensive answer, nor a product demonstration, Robbie takes a brief moment to simply answer that question. Nimble Streamer is a very useful tool for all broadcasters (including churches and businesses these days) who want to have their live stream on multiple platforms -- like YouTube and Facebook -- simultaneously.

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  • S13E23
  • April 29, 2020

(1) Why We're Featuring MikroTik Routers

Disruptive technologies come and go, but MikroTik has a proven track record of offering high-end routers with enterprise-grade features for a fraction of the price of similar competitors. Before we kick off our series, which will take you through the basics and even advanced configuration of a MikroTik hAP RouterBOARD, we'll first discuss some of the advantages to such a device, and why it's Robbie's go-to for our new studio network.

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  • S13E22
  • April 22, 2020

This Too Shall Pass

Robbie Ferguson speaks with Tom Costantino (Co-Producer, The Orville), Brandon Fayette (VFX Supervisor, The Orville), Sasha Rickman (Co-Host, Category5 Technology TV), Bo Lechnowsky (Founder/Owner, ameriDroid) and Amie DD (Contestant, LEGO Masters) to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting them. While each are impacted in their own way, these two things ring true: We're in this together, and we'll make it through this.

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  • S13E20
  • March 4, 2020

Community Emergency: Our Studio Is Closing! Help Us Open a New One!

Hey LinuxTechShow subscribers! Thanks for being a part of what we do here at Category5 Technology TV. We love creating videos for you, covering a wide assortment of tech news, reviews, unboxings, interviews, and maker tech. This week is different though. We need your help. In a surprise turn of events, our landlord is re-claiming our rental space and has demanded we vacate effective at the end of the month. We never saw this coming, and it has caught us unprepared.

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  • S13E19
  • February 26, 2020

Why TheCanadianHacker Hacked 100,000 Printers, And Why We Should Be Concerned

In December, 2019, a hacker known only as TheCanadianHacker printed instructions on how to fix vulnerabilities on connected printers to around 100,000 printers worldwide. We'll talk to him about his motivation, see the script that he used to run the hack, and learn about the dangers he uncovered, and how printers can be used to spy on networks.

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