About HexHound:

HexHound is a Washington, D.C. area technology blog that focuses on leading consumer technologies.

About the Authors

Jared Frank

Mr. Frank has twice graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), School of Public Health with both a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Community Health and, more recently, a Master of Public Health (MPH) w/ concentration in Epidemiology. Along with a career based in data analysis and policy implementation, Mr. Frank has and continues to serve as a research assistant and/or co-author on peer reviewed articles focusing on global health issues such as avian influenza, neonatal health, and gestational diabetes.

Growing up, Mr. Frank was an avid gamer and a fan of EverQuest, Diablo and Diablo II, Warcraft III, Starcraft, Red Alert and Red Alert 2, and Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War. Currently, he actively plays Team Fortress 2, DOTA 2, Alliance of Valiant Arms, Starcraft II, and CounterStrike: Source, with plans to branch into Crysis 3, Bioshock Infinite, and Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4, among others. With a background in software applications, a growing knowledge of SAS and COBOL, and an enthusiasm for PC hardware & operating systems, Mr. Frank is actively building and customizing his own gaming rig.

RJ Nunnally

Mr. Nunnally’s obsession with all things computer related began when he was just 5 years old with a Samsung 286 desktop computer. Since then, he has branched out into automobiles, audio, and photography in addition to his love for computers. Electronics are ingrained in every element of his life – even his project car can be tuned over a wireless bluetooth connection.

Mr.Nunnally has twice graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore andĀ holds both a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems as well as a Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity. In addition to college degrees, he is CompTIA A+ certified, a Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), SANS GIAC Security Essentials Certified (GSEC), and a GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH). Mr. Nunnally currently holds a position in the technology industry.

Read more about Mr. Nunnally at his blog.

  • Emma Cooper S

    Following your tutorial on the Watchguard to PFsense conversion. Interesting thing has happened, I tested the Watchguard X750e before starting the conversion and connected my USB to Serial and Null Modem cable, I was able to see the output from the Watchguard, so I thought lets proceed, took the CF card out and flash it as per the tutorial, I get the 3 beeps but no output I have PuTTY set to 9600 8-N-1. Have you ever seen this before?

    I ordered another Serial Cable but during the test of this hick-up I test my cable and PuTTy on my Ubiquiti Router using its serial port and it came right up.