Recent content by mobiux

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    Simple VMware Question

    Depending on how you have the networking setup. If you are using passthrough and your vm's are getting it's IP from your home router, then just run it on the vm. If you are doing some vmware NAT stuff, where you ahve a private network inside your host and your host server is assigning the IP's...
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    whats the point in vm?

    we have 6 vm esx servers right now. We run a lot of small utility servers on distributed between two 8 core, 24 and 16 gb ram, on a FC SAN. Things like, anti virus servers, blackberry server, some web servers, test environments etc. They are invaluable for testing environments. You can clone a...
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    Cisco Pix to be Discontinued

    Mine used to, wanting me to drive down to Chicago to tour thier offices, asking how my weekend was etc. But when I got a bunch of vmware quotes from him, and then decided to bundle it with the dell servers i bought, he's only been calling like once every couple months, just to keep in contact. I...
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    Which Degree is right for me?

    here is how i see it... Associates - gives you just the education you need. No 'filler' classes for 1/2 your time in school. Expect to make less initially and to have a harder time to find a job though, because those extra 2 years of filler can mean a lot to the HR dept or the manager who is...
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    Best way to boost wireless signal?

    You would be better off getting a new router vs getting a new wireless card for increased range. They will probably cost close to the same.
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    "10 dirty little secrets you should know about working in IT"

    #14: Never under estimate a managers desire to look good regardless of what is right, and what is even fscking technically possible. i.e. "The CEO wants to get his email while climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, I told him it could be done. See what we need to do."
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    Windows 2003 SP2 + R2??

    they are 2 different versions of the OS, R2 is a later release, but it's not a service pack, so you can't legally go from 2k3-sp2 to R2 without buying an R2 license.
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    Cisco SDF update

    do you have a support contract with them?
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    What's to blame?

    have you setup the security on your router?
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    Can Worms/Viruses Traverse Subnets?

    splitting it and having a decent firewall or 2nd router in place on your private network should keep any worms at bay. but yeah, worms can get acrossed subnets, they spread on the internet if they couldn't.
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    Exterior antennas?

    you can definately find PCI cards with external antenna jacks, just about any linksys will let you hook up a different antenna with the right connector. You can find some pretty high powered exterior mountable antennas. put one on each end of your link, and you should be pretty good...
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    netsend at school : suspension

    if they have a policy saying that you will be suspended for computer mischief, i would expect it. don't screw around next time.
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    WEP security question

    Because the encryption/decryption takes time and processing power away from the nic.
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    WEP security question

    I would also like to see this... from my understanding wpa/wpa2 is uncrackable with a random character passcode over 22 characters. Like all the computers on earth needing more time than the age of the known universe to crack.
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    Differentiation of network traffic over multiple NICs?

    you need to remove tcp/ip from the wireless nic and assign all your vm's to that nic's number in vmware. vmware will handle the rest.