Bringing OpenWrt to the Mikrotik hAP lite (RB941-2nD-TC)

In a previous post I described the Mikrotik hAP lite (RB941-2nD-TC) and its RouterOS and already suggested that I prefer to run OpenWrt on it. Because Mikrotik routers behave a bit different than the usual TP-Link, GL.iNet etc. devices and because there were some pitfalls I had to master myself, here’s some advice to keep… Continue reading Bringing OpenWrt to the Mikrotik hAP lite (RB941-2nD-TC)

Choosing a cheap but maintained/maintainable LAN router

Recently I’ve been tasked with the problem of finding a router that had to fulfill five key requirements: it had to offer in total four to five LAN ports, have an internal or a detachable Wifi antenna (if at all), offer a maintained/maintainable firmware, be compact and, most of all, better be cheap, for a… Continue reading Choosing a cheap but maintained/maintainable LAN router

Using a reverse SSH tunnel to provide an isolated system such as a Raspberry Pi with network access (well, HTTP)

Imagine you have a system to which you can only SSH inbound but which is unable to reach any host on the Internet outside the local network. For instance, you might have tightened down network access to secure a local CA. Or, like me, you have a Raspberry Pi that you carried around with you… Continue reading Using a reverse SSH tunnel to provide an isolated system such as a Raspberry Pi with network access (well, HTTP)

Samsung Galaxy phones: Low-level backup of encrypted /data partition with TWRP

If you use an Android phone such as the Galaxy S7, you’ll have noticed that there is an “internal storage”, sometimes also shown as “internal SD card”, which in the latter case is somewhat misleading since it is no SD card but part of the internal flash memory. Whereas the “external storage” or “external SD… Continue reading Samsung Galaxy phones: Low-level backup of encrypted /data partition with TWRP

Building an 90° angular power adapter for the C64

Some might know that I’ve been building a piece of furniture on my own to contain all of my retro computers, the “Retroaltar”, about which I might eventually blog in the future. Among these computers are two Commodore 64, a classic breadbox C64 and a C64-II. Unfortunately, when designing the shelves I only accounted for… Continue reading Building an 90° angular power adapter for the C64

Custom ZDDX device description files and flowchart for Philio 4-in-1 PST02-A and Qubino DIN dimmer ZWave devices

If you’re like me experimenting with home automation you’ll certainly have come across Philio’s 4-in-1 Multisensor PST02-A/B/C devices. They unite multiple functions: