TrueNAS: Easily set up ZFS replication over Wireguard VPN

Wireguard has also found its way into TrueNAS (previously FreeNAS) via FreeBSD. Although there is no interface to configure it directly, a suitable configuration file can be loaded via a post-init script and then also establishes the connection. The advantage over the previous solution: no virtual machine is needed, which in turn has its own updates...

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Hybrid LTE homebrew for more Internet speed: Speedify

Unlike the open source solution using OpenMPTCPRouter that I described in the last post, Speedify is a commercial solution based on a VPN client. The principle is the same: two lines are bundled, the data is routed via an endpoint and the speed is improved that way. Again, the setup is the same: a VDSL connection with 250 MBit/s and a ...

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Hybrid LTE for more Internet speed: OpenMPTCProuter

With Hybrid LTE, Telekom offers a tariff that combines a DSL connection with data transmission via LTE. I wondered whether it would be possible to implement something like this myself and came across the openmptcprouter project. The idea here is to bundle multiple internet connections and increase bandwidth that way. In my setup there is one ...

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Telekom MagentaEINS Plus: All-round package with 1-month notice period

Anyone who has already taken out a Deutsche Telekom DSL contract and also wants to be mobile on the Deutsche Telekom network can, under certain conditions, get "MagentaEINS Plus" in two expansion stages. A key advantage: a contract term of only 1 month with a notice period of 4 weeks. Even if the previously used contract still has a longer term, this "disappears" - in my case was ...

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From version 12: FreeNAS becomes TrueNAS

FreeNAS has been a popular storage solution for years, even for home use - I myself have been using the system with four hard drives in HP Proliant micro servers for several years. With version 12 FreeNAS becomes TrueNAS - iXsystems merges the commercial and free branch of the NAS operating system. The advantage is supposed to be: instead of two separate ...

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Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080

RTX 3080, Big Nav, Ryzen 5000, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X: pre-ordered chaos?

In the last few days some products have been activated for pre-ordering, which have met with great customer interest: Nvidia has introduced the 2nd generation of RTX cards in the form of the Geforce RTX 3080, Sony the PlayStation 5 and Microsoft the Xbox Series X. At all three product introductions there were many frustrated prospective customers and cancellations in the end. …

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LG 38WN95C: 144 Hz monitor for home office & gaming tried

After a few years with two Dell 2515H, the time was ripe for a new monitor that combines the various requirements in one device: as much screen area as possible, high color fidelity, many connections and for a game in between also more than 60 Hz. After some research, the LG 38WN95C remained, practically the "serious" brother of the LG ...

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Email Archiving with MailStore Home Portable

Despite the spread of messengers such as WhatsApp or Telegram, the classic mail has not yet become obsolete - day by day there are more and more mails lying dormant in the inbox. Whether it's the booking confirmation for the next holiday, a message from friends or the invoice for the last purchase, you get everything by email. Mail providers like GMX have ...

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Fritz!OS 7.20 for Fritzbox 7590

AVM has released a new Fritz!OS version for the top model of the Fritz!Box: Version 7.20 brings a lot of innovations. While many users in the home office depend on functioning Internet, I have installed the current version - so far without problems, the sync rate remained at 292 Mbps. The innovations include WPA3 and improvements in the MESH network - for ...

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HP 250 G7: Entry level notebook with DVD drive

If you are looking for a simple notebook that still offers enough performance for all common office applications, you can get the HP 250 G7 with 8 GB RAM, quad-core Intel CPU and 256 GB SSD for a good 450 Euros (~$450). The device is offered in different configurations, the version reviewed here has the catchy name "6HM83ES" and is equipped with a quad-core Intel ...

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