Least Expensive, Quality, [email protected] or [email protected] “Webcam” You Can Buy Right Now at $40

GoPro Hero 3 White + HDMI to Micro HDMI (D) Cable + HDMI to USB 2.0 Capture Card Right now there is a serious shortage of inexpensive quality Webcams. So, we have to get a bit creative. This setup works great in Linux for OBS, Duo, and Google Meets. It also works for Windows and Read more about Least Expensive, Quality, [email protected] or [email protected] “Webcam” You Can Buy Right Now at $40[…]

How to set up a Secure Cloud Gateway using OpenWRT, Wireguard, Adguard, Tor & Ubuntu 20.04

Inspired by this portable secure gateway, I set up my own secure cloud gateway. Using these three services, Wireguard VPN, Adguard Home, and Tor Anonymizing Proxy. Although TOR doesn’t recommend using TOR in conjunction with VPN’s or proxies, I like this setup the best. For this to work you need a router that can support Read more about How to set up a Secure Cloud Gateway using OpenWRT, Wireguard, Adguard, Tor & Ubuntu 20.04[…]

How to Secure Windows Remote Desktop (RDP) with Wireguard VPN

There have been more and more RDP brute force hacks and subsequent ransomeware attacks. However, since the pandemic it’s important to have remote access to your windows infrastructure. Luckily securing RDP with WireGuard is pretty easy. Plus there is a WireGuard app for most platforms. Windows, MacOS, Linux, iOS, Android, etc.. www.wireguard.com/instal… From: www.henrychang.ca/how-to… Setup Read more about How to Secure Windows Remote Desktop (RDP) with Wireguard VPN[…]

How to Stream Games in 720p from the Cloud on a 3Mbps DSL Line using Parsec

There are three main hosted services I’ve tried. Geforce Now, Google Stadia, and Microsoft Xbox Live. The two self hosted options I’ve tried are Parsec, and Steam Remote Play. They all work to some degree amazingly enough, although not really playable on my slow connection with default settings. Parsec is the only option that allows Read more about How to Stream Games in 720p from the Cloud on a 3Mbps DSL Line using Parsec[…]

How to set up your own VPN using WireGuard on Ubuntu 20.04

So want to forward all your traffic through a cloud server, including your DNS? This is a great way to protect your traffic when using insecure WiFi. WireGuard performs very well. This also has the side benefit of bypassing AT&T Wireless’s transparent HTTP proxy, which has performance issues. Read on. Allow udp port 51820 through Read more about How to set up your own VPN using WireGuard on Ubuntu 20.04[…]

Wireless VR (Virtual Reality) on a Budget

The Oculus Quest is not available in the US, and even if/when it becomes available again it’s still over $400. Plus it’s limited to the Oculus store games, unless you use a USB 3.0 10ft link cable. That is why I needed an alternative setup to run virtual reality programs such as: Skyrim VR Asgards Read more about Wireless VR (Virtual Reality) on a Budget[…]

List of 5GHz Wireless USB Wireless Adapters that May Work with Ubuntu in Monitor/AP Mode

​​​I’ve included the Alfa version of these adapters, but theoretically any adapter that uses these three chipsets will work: RT3572, RTL8814,  RTL8812.Alfa AC1200 AWUS036ACH Alfa AWUS052NH: amzn.to/2PEYjFVChipset: Ralink MediaTek RT3572Notes: Works out of the box! Not 802.11AC only 5GHz N. Alfa AC1900 AWUS1900:  https://amzn.to/2USgjRgChipset: Realtek RTL8814 RTL8814U RTL8814AU  Device info: wikidevi.com/wiki/ALFA_N… driver:  https://github.com/aircrack-ng/rtl8812auKali driver: sudo apt install realtek-rtl88xxau-dkmsNotes: Monitor mode must be set Read more about List of 5GHz Wireless USB Wireless Adapters that May Work with Ubuntu in Monitor/AP Mode[…]

How to Upgrade to the newest Mainline Kernel in Ubuntu 18.10 using Ukuu

Sometimes you need the newest mainline kernel to utilize some modern piece of hardware that was just added to the Linux kernel. There is a nice utility for doing that here:  github.com/teejee2008/uk… To install, simply run the below commands in a terminal: sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa sudo apt-get install ukuu Then in dash call “ukuu” Read more about How to Upgrade to the newest Mainline Kernel in Ubuntu 18.10 using Ukuu[…]

Four ways to receive a Stream from your Android phone as a Video/Audio Source in OBS on Ubuntu 20.04 using IP Webcam

Read my previous article to install obs: jphein.com/how-to-instal… I will be using the free Android app called IP webcam. www.google.com/url?sa=t&… 1. Start and configure IP webcam. Run the server. You can use either USB or Wi-Fi. My Wi-Fi is rather slow, so I’ll be using a USB cable to connect my Android phone to my Read more about Four ways to receive a Stream from your Android phone as a Video/Audio Source in OBS on Ubuntu 20.04 using IP Webcam[…]

How to Install Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) on Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish

Hello, and welcome to my first broadcast. This evening I will be showing you how to install Open Broadcaster Software, aka OBS on Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish. This is useful for recording or streaming how to’s such as these, or any other content. When recording audio in Ubuntu, you can install the low latency kernel Read more about How to Install Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) on Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish[…]

Editing the PXE Boot Menu using Ubuntu 18.04 LTSP

I had the idea to present the user with a PXE menu to install Ubuntu. After researching the idea, I decided to forgo this option, and utilize instead a zenity menu that could also be accessed by epoptes: github.com/jphein/boxen/… However if you are interested in the PXE boot menu, and netbooting into a Ubuntu install Read more about Editing the PXE Boot Menu using Ubuntu 18.04 LTSP[…]