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Adding An IPv6 Tunnel To pfSense

IPv6, the newest Internet Protocol. It’s meant to replace IPv4, and was even made in the 90s. However, not all ISPs have adopted it. Whether it be because of outdated equipment, a large investment is needed, or the ISP just isn’t ready, not everyone has native IPv6. Luckily this was thought of, and free services exist to remedy this issue. Note: Using a public IPv6 tunnel may break certain websites such as Netflix, as the tunnel is considered a “proxy.” Hurricane Electric also does not allow Cl

Solving the Parasitic Battery Drain On My 2012 Volvo XC90

Recently, I got a 2012 Volvo XC90. Within the first few weeks of driving it, I came out to it and the battery was dead. A quick jump start later, and I was fine. The battery didn’t die for several more weeks. Note that this was also with me driving almost every day. When it happened the second time, I figured something was up. I started Googling and read about the RDAR module (Remote Digital Audio Receiver, provides Sirius XM for the car) would constantly look for a signal when the car was off

Using VLANs on OpenWRT

If you have ever used prosumer or enterprise networking equipment, you have probably run across a switch with “smart” capabilities or VLAN capabilities. VLANs by definition is “a virtual LAN is any broadcast domain that is partitioned and isolated in a computer network at the data link layer.” VLANs allow for multiple networks and subnets to be carried across one physical network link. Things You Will Need: * An OpenWRT Device supporting VLANs (see here [