Author Archives: OrioniS

GPU throttling on NVIDIA GTX 1080Ti

Hashcat OpenCL benchmark of WPA cracking, when GPU is still cold. The Problem Running Hashcat multiple times, I saw something that I wasn’t happy about: some form of GPU throttling. It started with full blast aka GTX 1080Ti @ ~560kH/s … Continue reading

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How to install NVIDIA card on Kali Linux and have problems later ;-)

Disclaimer Please, be aware that this solution is one of many as it all depends on your configuration, what has happened previously, etc… I take no responsibility for any damage to your system, all of the information on my blog … Continue reading

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DIY Router at home aka PfSense on the beat;-) part 2.

Part 1 is here if you didn’t read it 😉 Using my pfSense router for a while, I saw spikes of 50% and sometimes 70% when downloading Windows Hyper-V updates. It turned out, that ClamAV was the culprit of checking in … Continue reading

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DIY Router at home aka PfSense on the beat;-) part 1…

After years of customer routers abuse you see here, I decided to finally build something small, efficient and exactly what I want/need. Not too big, not too tiny… My requirements for my routers use to be always “small”: small case, small board, … Continue reading

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IBM MegaRAID M5015/M1015 and long boot delay “fix”

AGAIN, A PROBLEM… 😉 When I start building my new Workstation, I wanted RAID10 as the main boot drive. Firstly, I was testing mixed 500GB drives like WD Black x1, Hitachi x2, and Seagate 7200.11 (I knew this one was … Continue reading

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Seagate, APM, pfSense and dreadful Start Stop Count rise killing slowly my hard drive

One day, tinkering with my pfSense, I was quite annoyed about how long it takes to boot up my box to get it to the user interface. OK, I had an old 2.5 HDD 320GB from Hitachi, it was bulletproof … Continue reading

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When your home “Wi-Fi router” is not enough…

A bit of boring history… Part 1: Going back in time, my first Wi-Fi router was the US. Robotics USR8054 802.11g Wireless Turbo Router with its 4x 100Mbit LAN and turbo Wi-Fi nobody else could (125Mbit) use and if I … Continue reading

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To UPS it or Not to UPS it…

Uninterruptible Power Supply as they call them (or UPS in short) is a nice device. In contrary to common beliefs, it’s not that expensive but is very, very useful. I am a firm believer, that it should be in every … Continue reading

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NAS… I want one!

Looking through internet magazines and forums, I found everywhere the same subject: people are using devices called NAS (Network Attached Storage). The range is from very simple devices based on very power efficient ARM CPU with 1 or 2 GB … Continue reading

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Cheap NAS or Intel NAS?

Quite recently I was crawling through few forums and I just realised that there is some sort of prejudice towards non-Intel-based NAS systems. There is always someone saying that you must have: Intel C2xx chipset Xeon CPU ECC support Intel NIC … Continue reading

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