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    FreeNas won't boot!

    I powered down my 10yr old HP micro server for maintenance. After I was done blowing out all the dust and put the device back together (which I've done many times) I powered up the server and FreeNas won't work. I'm a noob to FreeNas, had it running alll this time and got lucky I guess with no...
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    OSx Yosemite TFTP Server

    Is there a built in TFTP server for MAC OSx? If so, is there an easy way to access it or even better, a 3rd party app?
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    Cisco ASA5505 50 User Upgrade Key

    But the key will/should work right? The device took the key and features shows the correct info.
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    Cisco ASA5505 50 User Upgrade Key

    Your probably right. Dude is probably making money hand over fist Having said that, all the "vendors" want 200+ just for the 10-UL license key not to mention the security plus-UL key. 125 well spent?? haha
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    Cisco ASA5505 50 User Upgrade Key

    So I went to eBay last night in search for a 10-50 user license key. I find a 10-UL user key for $125.00 and purchased it. Seller had good reviews etc.. During our email exchange, he asked for the SN of my ASA5505 so I gave it to him. Next he sends me an email with the license key but he...
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    Cisco ASA5505 50 User Upgrade Key

    Thanks for the reply. This device is being used in my home network. I don't have any distributors or cisco partners available to me. Should I just google that part number and find the cheapest?
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    Cisco ASA5505 50 User Upgrade Key

    Hello Everyone, Looking to see where the best place to buy a 10 user to 50 upgrade license key. Right now I am maxing out my inside hosts at home and desperately need to upgrade to the 50 user. Can someone recommend where to get the key? Thanks
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    Can you work in IT/Networking with a BS in Computer Science?

    Having a college degree in IT is great and nowadays, key. Too much competition these days and you really have to figure out how to separate yourself from all the others. What makes your skill set better than the other 20 applicants. I have been in IT for 13 years and do not have a single...
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    Is MacBook Pro worth buying?

    Won't say the name of my company but I will say that we handle about 35-40% of the worlds internet traffic. Engineering department consists of many different roles but I would say its about 60/40 Mac.
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    Is MacBook Pro worth buying?

    I have been using Windows since my IT career started back in 1999. Froward to today. Network Engineer mostly working on routers/switches and Optical DWDM transport systems. Most of my work is command-line terminal. Use putty for windows, filezilla word,excel and outlook. When I first...
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    Work Laptop Choice Mac or Windows Help!

    X1 carbon is in "beta test" right now. IT is trying to get the big wigs to buy them as a MB Air match on the Windows platform. No telling how long it will take to bring into inventory and roll out.
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    Work Laptop Choice Mac or Windows Help!

    Yea I was hoping they had the 13" model but they don't, only the 15". I'll take it if they have one. Hopefully its NEW and not a used one. Call me OCD but I hate used hand me down laptops for work. I am one of those neat freaks with my equipment...no finger prints, crumbs in keyboard etc....:D
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    Work Laptop Choice Mac or Windows Help!

    Will do. I put in a helpdesk ticket to swap for the MB Pro 15" w/Retina display. If they dont have any in inventory then I will go with the MB Air. Either one will suit just fine but the Retina will be easier on my againg eyes. haha
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    Work Laptop Choice Mac or Windows Help!

    All the software that I normally use on widows is available for the Mac so I am not too worried about that. I already submitted the helpdesk ticket for the swap. lets see what they have in inventory. If they dont have any 15" MacPro w/retina then I will just go with the Mac Air. No we...
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    Work Laptop Choice Mac or Windows Help!

    Loving all the input here guys, totally appreciate it. I have heard a few of you say that the 15" Mac Pro is "significantly" lighter than the W530. Is it really? From what I can see spec wise its 4.46 vs. 5.95lbs. Like a pound and a half difference. So the programs I use mostly are the...
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    Work Laptop Choice Mac or Windows Help!

    I dont think they would support multi-boot but then again I could be wrong. (have only been here 7 months) Ya I really want something lighter and more portable. Retina display is nice but for my job, I am not looking for super high pixel density or clairty. The fact of the matter is I work...
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    Work Laptop Choice Mac or Windows Help!

    Ahh crap. I just checked ITs website and they seem to only offier the 15" Mac Pro w/Retina or the 13" Mac Air. No option at this time for a 13" Pro...errrr So it comes down to either keep the W530....MacPro 15" w/retina or the Mac Air 13". Seems like the Mac Pro and W30 are not too far off...
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    Work Laptop Choice Mac or Windows Help!

    Thanks for the replies. I cant wait for broadwell and price doesnt matter as the IT department will be issuing me the laptop they have in current inventory. I am not buying this on my own. Its a simple give back of the Lenovo and take the Mac kinda thing. I believe they have the T420? and...
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    Work Laptop Choice Mac or Windows Help!

    really dont want another 15". Too big and too heavy for my needs. 14" max is what I am looking at.
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    Work Laptop Choice Mac or Windows Help!

    I have a question guys, and a quick decesion to make. When I started my job 7 months ago, I had a choice of the following: Windows laptops: Lenovo-W530 Lenovo x Lenovo T Mac Laptops: Haswell Macbook Air Haswell Macbook Pro w/Retina 15" Macbook Pro Long story short I went with the...
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    surface pro good price?

    no limitations thus far. Its a full blow laptop. The device was very easy to setup and connect to my home network and server shares. The app store is more than enough for me, but then again, I am not a huge app consumer. I love the portability of the device. Battery life is meh....but then...
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    surface pro good price?

    Yes so far it does. I love how fast this machine is and the form factor. Literally pick up and go. I can see this being my go to device from now on.
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    surface pro good price?

    I just picked up a original surface pro 128g for $599.99. I am in the tech field and usually buy the latest and greatest however the only thing I could find that was better on the Surface Pro 2 was the Haswell proc adding up to better battery life. I was going to get the 64g pro 2 at 899.99...
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    Surface Pro 2 or Heavily discounted MacBook

    I am into the iOS7 via iPhone and iPad. I have no experience with OSX devices. Here is another food for thought. I have two servers at home. one is a HP microserver the other a WD 6TB Sentinel. Will I have to make any modifications to the servers file sharing in order for the MAC to see the...
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    Surface Pro 2 or Heavily discounted MacBook

    it would be the lowest model Pro 2. 64G I think? I dont need much local storage as I have servers at home that all my content/files reside on. I also have VPN access into my home network from the outside world so having my own "cloud" if you will make it easy for me to grab my data on the...
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    Surface Pro 2 or Heavily discounted MacBook

    If you had a choice, which would you choose. A MS Surface Pro 2 or a MacBook (air/pro) heavily discounted. No its not stolen, yes, it would be brand new in the box. e.g. 2013 MacBook Air, Core i7, 8gb of Ram 256 SSD 13", Retail 1400ish for 800 cash. use of the device would be for when I...
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    Is it me or Windows Phone Sucks?

    I played with the 1520 in the ATT store as well. Way too big. Nice screen, yes, but way too big. 4-4.5" on a phone is the biggest i would personally go. otherwise its like holding a pancake to your ear.
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    Is it me or Windows Phone Sucks?

    I switched from iOS to WP and after having WP for two months, I will be switching back to iOS when my upgrade is available to me. I enjoy the concept of WP, however the lack of apps that I formely used on iOS, lack of VPN support, lack of a "remote file browser" so I can browse network shares...
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    Managed switch for home network??

    Food for thought. I have a brand new, only used for cisco lab, Cisco 2960g 48 port switch for sale. Looking for 750.00. I know the price is probably way more than what you are wanting to spend but figured I would throw it out there. I also have a used Cisco 3750 Metro switch for sale.
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    Confused on which Laptop/Tablet

    Here is the deal. Device will be used for creating/editing documents and spreadsheets, some torrents and overall administration of my home network as well as ability to take to work/vacations. Here is what I currently have: Dell Latitude E6520 Corei7, 500gb HDD 16gb Ram 15.6" 1600x900...
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    Looking for all well rounded laptop up to $1,500 budget.

    I got a brand new in box, Dell Latitude E6520 Corei7, 8Gb of Ram (since upgraded to 16Gb) and a 500Gb HDD. Backlit Keyboard, 1600x900 HD display etc...for 725.00 shipped to my door with a 3 year warranty from Dell. This was purchased off of Ebay. The deals are there, just have to keep looking...
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    New Work Laptop Choices

    I am starting a new job, after 9 years at current, and they are giving me a choice of laptops. Job description is Network Engineer, in house only, work from home occasionally with little to no travel that I am aware of. Working on routers/switches and DWDM 40/80ch optical transport gear...
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    Labeling fiber/copper

    Panduit Brady Markers. Take an exacto knife and cut the label in half. Label the fiber or copper as a "flag" label and not wrap it around the physical cable itself. Labels are printed from a Brother P-Touch on 1/2" label tape. 3 lines max, with to/frm information on label.
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    Dell Latitude 10 Streaming Media

    I am looking into a Latitude 10 for basic tasks such as web browsing, reading ebooks from my storage server and lite word, excel doc viewing/creating. My question is, will this device be able to play back MP4 from my storage server? Some movies are 720p and others are 1080p and some are just...
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    Cisco ASA5505

    Thanks. Does the 10-50 user license give me extra VLANs and allow trunking? I don't need additional VPN sessions or anything like that. inter vlan routing and additional user licenses is really what I need
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    Cisco ASA5505

    Currently I have the 10 user base license and looking to upgrade. 10 users is already limiting me and need to upgrade to the 50 user. My question is, where is the best place to by the new keygen license and what does the 50 user license actually get me besides additional users? Would the...
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    FreeNAS System Icons Missing

    I used to have my icons under the system menu and now they have disappeared. I am running FreeNAS 8.3.0 ((r12701M). I am not sure why they are missing but I can no longer shutdown my server gracefully. I am in Boston and with the madness going on here today, the power company shut the power...
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    Need tablet buying advice

    Check out the Dell Latitude 10
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    L2 between datacenters

    I work for Comcast as a Metro-E Engineer, installing MPLS circuits for our customers. We have a ton of customers who use MPLS between data centers. You can front the connection with a router and go layer 3, or simply go layer 2. Most do layer 3 for the benefit of dynamic routing protocols...
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    Dell Latitude 10

    How do you like the device overall?
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