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    the time has come to replace my beloved x201

    ok friends, i need your help... 9 years ago (!!!) i got my lenovo x201, within probably less than a year, it had 8GB ram and a new (at the time) 250GB 840 pro ssd in it what i LOVE about this laptop: after 9 years it's still completely viable... i have win10 pro on it, still incredibly snappy...
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    temporary network cable like a extension cord?

    does anybody know of a network cable that has the flexibility and durability of like an extension cord? i'm thinking just like having 100ft 200ft 300ft lengths for temporary construction site data cable installations something UV stable and able to be walked on, etc... usually just run bulk...
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    running t-amp off PC psu

    anyone ever try wiring in one of these highly rated lepai amps off of a PC power supply? https://www.amazon.com/Lepai-LP-2020A-Tripath-Class-T-Amplifier/dp/B0049P6OTI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489532441&sr=8-1&keywords=lepai i would love to have one of these to automatically turn on/off with my...
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    cable porn or cable fail?

    o, nm
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    typical ubiquiti supply shenanigans...

    so i've ordered myself some new AC wireless gear for a rework of a PtMP system i've got... i ordered a LBE-5AC-16-120 for an AP and 6 LBE‑5AC‑23 for client access devices... well in typical supplier sketchiness, they send and bill me for the AP even though the client devices are nowhere to be...
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    place to buy SPOOL of CAT5e

    after being involved with a few CAT6A installations where we were pulling off of spools, i now want nothing to do with boxes of cable... now that i have a couple nice spool holders, i'm looking for a good source for good quality (no CCA junk), SPOOLED (not boxed) cat5e and cat6 cabling...
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    tablets for early childhood education

    well, the management folks who are responsible for early childhood have approached me (the IT side) about getting some new technology in the classrooms these would be for 3 and 4 year olds... they currently have PCs with touchscreen monitors (mostly ancient CRTs) on updated windows 7...
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    proper way to restore configs in routeros

    So i've been working on this project, got a config i've been editing for different routers, and it seems like 75% of the time the restore fails... (reboots to no activity on all ports, have to reset and access via layer 2) i allow the default config to go through, then i upload my script and...
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    what could be worse than heartbleed?

    anything? anyone? no? :( gonna be a long day for some of us i think EDIT: this may help http://www.csoonline.com/article/2687265/application-security/remote-exploit-in-bash-cve-2014-6271.html
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    allowing app stores through a http filter

    i've currently got a whitelist http filter on a vlan and i'd like the users to be able to install apps from the main app stores... i've found the URLs to the CDNs apple uses for their app store, and everything is working great on the apple side, but i can't find the info for google play or...
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    terminating fiber

    i've never done this before, i've always just bought fiber with ends on it, even for a longer 100ft run, i just pull the cable with the ends on it... well, i've got some sites where i really need to run aerial fiber between some buildings, 5 buildings to be exact, so 4 aerial fiber runs...
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    refurb 48 port poe gigabit switches, L3: $197

    deal seems INSANE: off lease switches: Nortel 5520 http://www.systime.com/product-p/net-nort-ref-al1001a05.htm stackable, L3, gig, poe, gbics.... all the goodies... they also have 24 porters $127: http://www.systime.com/product-p/net-nort-ref-al1001a06.htm also looks like free...
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    voip.ms outage?

    i know it's a pretty popular ITSP... anybody else not getting any inbound or outbound response right now?
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    time warner cable phone service

    i've been reading a lot and getting some anecdotal stories from many people in the security and fire business that these two items are NOT compatible... time warner swears up and down that they are the same as any other telephone line... the people in the security/fire biz are saying it's a...
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    what am i missing here? can't get my 27" to work

    so i just got 2x Monoprice 10509s http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=114&cp_id=11401&cs_id=1130704&p_id=10509&seq=1&format=4#feedback and i've been using them for a few days on VGA because i couldn't get the DVI to work on my x1900xt (figured it wouldn't do dual link for both of...
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    trying to pick a logo for a new org

    http://www.48hourslogo.com/poll.php?id=213181367330518 what do you guys think? i quite liked #43, but i'm not a web design guy, so what do i know
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    how to troubleshoot a switch

    i've been having a lot of issues with a site i've got 5 different core switches, all seem to be exhibiting similar problems, basically becoming unresponsive to all traffic, cutting in and out, being all around unreliable with passing traffic... they aren't the best switches, cheapy Cisco...
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    IE10 and sharepoint 2010

    anybody else seeing problems with this combo since the IE10 push with microsoft? we find that you have to manually turn on the compatibility mode to get it to function properly when trying to submit the modal forms... breaks a few other things i guess too... anybody have any ideas on how to...
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    simple wireless backhaul

    wanted to get you guys' opinion on this... i could have posted this on ubnt forums, but i like you guys better here... here are my buildings... i've got a quoted fiber price on this, but probably won't have approval for it until july/august some time, but the current underground...
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    wanting to move my user folders to google drive

    we've got around 400 users and like most places are pretty understaffed for IT personnel (especially considering how much custom work we do) i count it as a blessing pretty much every day that we outsourced our email to google... it's made my job so much easier it's ridiculous, i NEVER have to...
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    auto provisioning

    as of late i've really been on an autoprovisioning kick... right now at each main location i have a phone server w/ a TFTP server on it and i'm using DHCP option 66 to autoprovision my voip phones got it all set up fantastically.... now, i'm working on getting an FOG server set up to start...
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    asterisk guys, need some help with trunks

    ok, i've got 4 asterisk servers... my main box is called green... i have iax2 trunks to the other 3 boxes, back and forth... running untangle routers at each location... for some reason my iax2 trunks time out in one way on 2 legs so... 6 connections... green -> morg works great morg ->...
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    where do you buy your building-installed gear?

    like patch panels/bulk wire/patch cables/keystone jacks/plates.... i tend to like monoprice, but the quality on their keystones is so-so... also need to buy plates like these http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0032G1UB2/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER for wall...
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    jimmyjohns for a buck tomorrow (10/4)

    i just heard this... customer appreciation day i guess... applies to sammiches #1-6 and the BLT not delivery... may want to check your local store...
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    getting wifi out to a jobsite

    i've been tasked with researching the feasibility of a job-site wide wifi system... would need to be mobile (to be moved from jobsite to jobsite) and would service workers in about a 500'x500' area... within this area would be ~5 offices (about the size of half of a mobile home) one of these...
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    the Yealink provisioning thread

    ok so i know there are a few yealink fans out there, but i had a few issues i wanted to try to tackle as far as automatic phone settings were concerned... right now i've got an XML phonebook hosted for the whole company to use, the problem is i have to manually install on each phone the remote...
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    mikrotik routeros help/thoughts

    well i finally went out and bought a RB750 to play around with... after just messing around enough to figure out how to do something as simple as change the LAN side IP (like.... a million steps) i'm now wanting to try setting up a VPN server, wanting to start out simple and do a few normal...
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    switching to hyper-v from esxi

    looking for the easiest way to convert my VMs... mainly doing the switch because it'll greatly simplify our maintenance of virtualized servers... we really don't need the performance increases associated with ESXi, and with how low-volume we are it really was overkill.. so... how do i get...
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    help with buying used gear

    first of all, i work for a nonprofit... they don't want me buying used gear, yet they don't want me to spend a lot of money on equipment... how do i convince them that buying used gear on ebay is ok? and actually a good idea... what i need... switches, poe... >24 port, doesn't have to...
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    how would i do this in untangle?

    i realize this is an overly complicated setup, and believe me, i want things to be as simple as possible.... but here goes... ok, i currently have a location with 2 separate networks, one controlled by me with untangle, 10.0.10.1/24, and one controlled by someone else, with a cisco PIX...
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    network connected DVRs....

    i've come late to a deployment of security cameras at a number of locations by a local security company... said security company seems shady and unwilling to support the REEEALLY crappy DVRs they installed... these DVRs drop cameras on a regular basis, AND if the cameras stay up, the web...
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    weird problems with logon scripts

    so i've started using logon scripts now heavily in my AD environment, i've been using the option under the user in users and computers, not the GPO logon script... so i've made the vbscript and it works fantastically... the problem is it randomly won't run on a client machine... i've got...
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    gauging interest on a small form factor, yet decently priced server for routing uses

    i've talked w/ habey usa about a few of their systems, which i had planned to use as an untangle or pfsense router, asking about certain specs, and they're interested in the applications for what i was wanting, so i wanted to come in here and ask you guys what the interest would be on my idea of...
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    need help with a low-cost virtualized server setup

    ok, after looking at a few SAN setups and realizing that they would just be adding complication and are overkill for my needs, i'm looking at putting two identical servers running xenserver side by side... for examples sake, say i have 8 VMs on these two servers, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H...
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    freenas as a san

    I know a lot of the cost of buying a san is tied up in the software... so I was wondering, is freenas ready to be used to turn a storage server into a san in a business environment? What about zraid? I guess the question is.... is freenas fast/stable/good enough to be used in primetime...
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    voip questions

    ok you voip gurus... i need some help delving deeply into voip and asterisk/freepbx as of late and i've got a lot of cool stuff set up, but i had a few questions first of all it looks like i'm going to try going all cisco phones, unless someone says otherwise, we have a SPA504G and a...
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    SIP providers

    i know the question is asked a lot, and there seems to be no definitive answers, but i was just wondering who you guys were using and if you were happy for the services, any particular things you like about certain providers over others? looking to get a few lines to play some more with...
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    microsoft sharepoint help

    not exactly sure if this is in the correct spot, but i'm sort of a sharepoint noob, i'd like to learn how to set up a system in sharepoint that allows certain users to put in a request, say for maintenance, and then have that request be approved by managers before it gets to a person who's job...
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    exported networks not working for untangle openvpn?

    i guess this is my day for untangle openvpn issues!!! for sake of understanding, let's say i have 3 networks, 1 2 and 3... all with untangle machines network 1 is main network, set up as openvpn server networks 2 and 3 are set up as clients from within these networks, all traffic is passed...
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