How to Enable DNS over TLS on pfSense with Cloudflare

Typical DNS is unencrypted which can be concerning especially when the traffic leaves your home network, as anyone along the way can read and intercept your DNS queries. The solution to this of course is encrypted DNS via DNS over TLS and DNS over HTTPS. Unfortunately not all devices support DoT or DoH yet and setting it up on a per device basis can be a pain, luckily pfSense can act as a DoT resolver converting your unencrypted DNS traffic to encrypted traffic whilst also making your DNS faster as results are cached locally as well as optionally providing DNS for internal services. Fortunately this is extremely fast and easy to set up and this guide will walk you through that. In this example I will be using Cloudflare as my upstream DNS forwarder as they are the fastest in my area but you can use any DNS provider which supports DNS over TLS just substitute the hostname and server address

How to repair Windows 10 using the Media Creation Tool

Whether Windows update is broken, the Microsoft Store won’t open or your OS for whatever reason has gone corrupt, doing a repair install is your best option short of a complete OS reinstall from bootable media. A repair install sometimes called an in-place upgrade will download a fresh copy of the latest version of Windows 10 and install it right over your old install thus repairing all broken Windows components without touching programs or files.

Windows 7 Has Reached EOL: What To Do Next

As of January 14, 2020 Windows 7 has reached End of Life it will no longer receive security updates and software developers will stop supporting Windows 7. It will become extremely difficult and dangerous to be using Windows 7 past the EOL date. Security issues with the OS will not be pached and software likeContinue reading Windows 7 Has Reached EOL: What To Do Next

The feature you must enable to get the most out of your AV Receiver: Bitstream

Bitstream allows uncompressed audio data to be sent from your device (Typically Blu-Ray Player) directly to your AV Receiver. This is what enables Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Atmos and DTS-X to function and if you do not have Bitstream enabled you are missing out. The AV Receiver that we have is a NADContinue reading The feature you must enable to get the most out of your AV Receiver: Bitstream