Sonoff RF Bridge – How To Setup with Home Assistant

The Sonoff RF Bridge is a great little device for sending and receiving RF signals when used with Home Assistant. There are many different types of RF enabled devices/entities such as strip lighting (or holiday lights), and also some RF-enabled sensors such as the motion detection sensor that we’re going to use in this tutorial. In this tutorial, I will …

022 – Live from Space

In this episode, I am coming to you live from (literally) the middle of nowhere. I have brought my Starlink to the edge of its geo-locked cell to see what kind of speeds I can get – can I livestream over Starlink? Yes I can. Buy me a beer! Follow me on Twitter: @crosstalksol Crosstalk Solutions – RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS: …

021 – Let’s Talk UniFi w/Reilly from HostiFi

Lots going on in the UniFi world this week – so we’re bringing in an expert. Reilly Chase owns and operates HostiFi, a managed UniFi hosting service. Check out HostiFi (affiliate link): —————————— Buy me a beer! Follow me on Twitter: @crosstalksol Crosstalk Solutions – RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS: Crosstalk Discord: Amazon Wish List: Crosstalk Solutions offers …

Raspberry Pi LAN Speed Test

In this article, we will show you how to install OpenSpeedTest ( in Docker ( on a Raspberry Pi. If you are starting completely from scratch, first go check out my other blog post titled Raspberry Pi 4 Boot with USB. We will be starting right where that article left off. If you find this article or any of my …

020 – Live with Zach from IT Career Questions

In this episode, we’re chatting with Zach Hill from NexGenT and the YouTube channel I.T. Career Questions. Zach is an expert in what certifications are valid in today’s market as well as how you can break into an I.T. Career! I.T. Career Questions on YouTube: NexGenT: Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

019 – Crosstalk Network Trivia!

This is an older episode from December, but just getting around to uploading it. Play along with our Crosstalk Network Trivia – all network-related questions for prizes…how well will do you? Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Raspberry Pi 4 Boot with USB

Raspberry Pi single board computers have historically booted from microSD flash cards. This works OK, but isn’t nearly as solid a solution as an SSD or M.2 hard drive. Earlier in 2020, Raspberry Pi 4 gained the ability to boot from USB which means any hard drive that can be connected to the Pi via USB (typically USB 3.0) and … setup using pjsip on FreePBX is an excellent SIP provider – they’re one of the 3 SIP providers that we recommend to customers.  They have excellent reliability and uptime, and offer a metered SIP service that allows you to pay per minute for your usage – excellent for small businesses.   Setting up SIP trunking with FreePBX using the pjsip protocol can be a …

018 – Friday News and Reolink Unboxing

In this episode, we discuss some recent news stories including what’s going on with the recent Ryuk ransomware cyber attacks on the US Health Care system, the latest info on the Starlink Beta program, and some drone projects that are reforesting the planet! News Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

017 – 200k Subscriber Giveaway!

Thanks to everyone who helped get Crosstalk Solutions to 200k subscribers. In this video, we give away some prizes and talk to subscribers via Discord. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS