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Category: How Tos

Enable Open NAT on your Mikrotik router for Xbox Series X|S

There are many posts online about Xbox NAT issues, the forums have many examples and solutions most suggest UPnP, but it is not secure! We have a simple way to enable Open NAT, in this example we are using a Mikrotik router (this applies to all Mikrotik routers running Router OS). First assign a static…
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Update Raspberry Pi Bootloader and Firmware

First step: Image your SDCard with Raspberry Pi Imager, select latest Raspberry Pi OS. Once booted up open a terminal and run: sudo apt update sudo apt full-upgrade sudo rpi-update sudo reboot Log back in and do: sudo rpi-eeprom-update -d -a sudo rebootNow open up config: sudo raspi-config Go to Advanced Options Select Boot ROM…
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Boot Ubuntu server from USB on Raspberry Pi 4

First download Ubuntu 20.04 server LTS 64bit:Download the Ubuntu image for Raspberry Pi 4 from the Official Ubuntu website. Image used:ubuntu-20.04.1-preinstalled-server-arm64+raspi.img.xz NB: Tested on RPi4 1GB version with latest Firmware. Flash the image to a USB drive (USB 3 SSD or USB flash drive). Use Raspberry Pi Imager, Select “CHOOSE OS”, scroll down to “Use…
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Install NXFilter on Raspberry Pi

Install NXFilter on Raspberry Pi NxFilter is a free Content filter and DNS server, that allows you to control and monitor access to DNS and restrict access to various types content by catagories. Install NXFilter on Raspberry Pi Raspbian Lite installed using NOOBS 3.2 lite, after initial setup, run ‘raspi-config’, and set, boot from CLI…
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Simple SSH password-less logins

Simple SSH password-less logins Intro: If you have never generated a SSH key or this is your first time, the first thing you should do is generate the SSH keys on your PC or Workstation, and not on your servers, well not on your servers yet. (Refer to our outro for a better explanation and…
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Easy Ubuntu server 18.04 LTS 64bit base install

Easy Ubuntu server 18.04 LTS 64bit base install Overview: In this how-to we will be setting up an Ubuntu server 18.04 LTS 64bit base install with single partition and no LVM, to keep our servers lean and simple. (or partition to taste or requirement, swap, boot, var / log, home etc.) Enable / install OpenSSH…
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