An Intel AC-7260 (on my Latitude 7440) was stuck at 54Mbps when connecting to my Ubiquiti AP AC-Lite. It’s been a great AP to me and all my other devices connect right up, so the issue must be with the laptop or wifi adapter. I found that the laptop wouldn’t connect at all if I set WPA2 to use AES only which is recommended because TKIP is deprecated.
When transferring large files I’d only get 3.5MBps. Ohfercryinoutloud, a cheap flash drive does better than that!
After messing with settings and drivers for a while, I finally found what was needed to get the AC-7260 to connect to WPA2 with AES/CCMP.
While rebuilding WSUS (once again) I discovered another snag. When first configuring WSUS I put in “D:” for the drive to store the updates because the wizard didn’t like “D:\”. Unfortunately, both are wrong. From what I read in various posts, the wizard used to default to the largest drive with free space and append \WSUS for a directory. If you just specify “D:”, the updates try to download to D:WsusContent and not D:\WsusContent. (The eventlog shows this.)
A comment on this blog post helped fix it without a reinstall:
pi-hole.net is a fun little project. I set it up as a VM and set my DHCP server to use it as the DNS server and whammo! insta-adblocking.
Easy to install and setup. (Walk through the wizard to install, then update your DHCP server to use pi-hole as your DNS server.)
Fast and small. (Well, it was designed to run on a Raspberry Pi.)
Nice GUI and reports.
Fun little weekend project.
There is nothing bad, but I wish it would run under Alpine Linux. The Ubuntu server I spun up is terribly large.
pi-hole.net doesn’t block everything that uBlock does, but it does catch an extra 3% more ads than without uBlock (according to the sites I visit), and it will help all the tablets and phones on your network that don’t have uBlock.
I didn’t know that systemd was going to screw with the ethernet interface names in 16.04, so it was quite a surprise when I fired up a new install of Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS and found enp0s3 instead of my trusty old eth0.
This page has a great write up on why the change was made.
And this page has a great write up on how to change it back.