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    Building my first hypervisor...have two motherboards and can't choose

    Hey everyone, I have a few i5 series desktops in my home that I acquired from a local college. I was selling off a bunch of them but turned one into a gaming pc a few months ago and now I want to convert it into a proxmox/hypervisor node. The units I have are fairly current and have either of...
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    Testing and comparing new MicroSD brand...

    ***If this is the wrong section, please let me know and I will move the thread. Hey guys, I've never tested nor done much with microSD cards in regards to comparing them for speed but I purchased a Firefly 6S a few weeks back and wanted more space so I recently purchased a Class 10, 64gig, with...
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    Smaller network cabinet that is vented?

    Hey guys, I'd like to have my networking gear and a server or two in my basement but I'm having difficulty with device placement because of heat conditions in the furnace room. My basement is all finished, including the furnace room as depicted below. I want to keep my HP media server, router...
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    Extremely slow shared folder data transfers on server itself.

    Good morning everyone, I am on my old HP EX490 media server doing some much needed maintenance of the files on it and I've come across something quite disturbing to me. I am moving data from one shared folder (videos) to my other shared folder (uTorrent) and the transfer rate is about 4.09...
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    Home server started backup...wifi came to a halt

    Heya guys, so a quick overview of my home network. -EX490 MSS server with an E8400 processor and 4gig ram, 8tb of storage. Connected to my E4200 router via ethernet. -XBMC upstairs on a raspberry pi, connected to network via wifi. -Desktop in my office upstairs connected to network via wifi...
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    Problem with home network slowing down to a crawl...

    Hey guys, I've been experiencing some really odd issues on my home network that tend to bring it down to a crawl for a few minutes then traffic gets relieved. So what I have setup: E4200v1 with DDWRT on it. 2.4ghz/5ghz bands as one SSID. Devices that I constantly have on and...
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    Testing drive by using USB to Sata connector?

    Hey guys, I am looking at doing some read/write tests on a few SSD drive's this week. Rather then hooking them up to my desktop, I was wondering if I could do the tests using my x220? My x220 has a usb 2.0 port and I do have a USB to Sata cable. I am guessing that my limit is the usb...
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    Wanting to experiment, radius server at home...anybody try?

    Hey guys, I am trying to be a bit more creative with my home network and build up on some knowledge as my current workplace does not challenge me at all. After upgrading my old E4200 to the most recent DD-WRT version, I've been thinking more about security. I always use strong keys...
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    Cannot get front I/O Panel working - Fractal Design Define R4

    Hey everyone, I have searched in regards to my current issue without any luck finding a resolution. I recently purchased a Fractal Design Define R4. After installing my components, I needed to hookup the cabling that comes from the front of the tower. There were a total of 5 cables. 1) One...
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    Missing modular 6-pin power cable, safe to use Sata to 6-pin?

    Specs: -Enermax Modu 82+ PSU -Sapphire HD 5750 Vapor-X Hello everyone, I have tried my best to search google and get some kind of answer but haven't found much to solve my inquiry. I am putting together a i5 desktop for my home office. As I assembled everything into my Fractal...
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    Question regarding CPU clock by OS reading

    hey everyone, I'm running xubuntu 15 on my x220 thinkpad. Since we don't have CPU-Z, the next best thing is i-nex. After installing it and browsing around, I noticed that under a CPUID tab, it has the following: Clock by OS: 799 Mhz CPU Clock measure: 2591 MHz I've gone through all 4 CPU...
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    Doing some work on Cisco 2520...yes it's old. Hardware question

    Hey everyone, I'm working on some CCNA material with a friend and we are upgrading the IOS on a Cisco 2520. We tried to upgrade and were notified that it doesn't have enough flash memory (current capacity 8mb). After opening it up and seeing a slot empty, I quickly ordered a cheap 8mb stick...
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    Samsung 840Evo not being detected by thinkpad

    Hey guys, let me give you a quick rundown of what happened. Back in Oct 2014, I purchased the Samsung 840Evo SSD (256gb). I installed it into my old Thinkpad X120e laptop and installed OpenSUSE on it. I sold the laptop just before Christmas but I removed the SSD drive and kept it. I just...
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    Thinkpad X220 - Cas 11, 1.5V DDR3 1600 memory question

    Hey everyone, I recently upgraded from an older dell laptop to a x220 which I really love. I recently was offered the following memory from a friend of mine for an amazing price. G.SKILL 16GB (2 x 8G) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Laptop Memory Model F3-1600C11D-16GSQ -...
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    Running ethernet line beside thermostat wire

    Hey everyone, in the past few months I purchased a bungalow home and have been updating it and renovating it as much as I can. One thing that I want is to be able to use ethernet in my office. The problem is that the cable line is in the complete opposite end of the house in the basement by...
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    Free National Lampoons Christmas Vacation on Google Play

    This may only be for Canadians but I figure I'd post it on here incase it works for everybody else. Google Playstore has National Lampoons Christmas Vacation for free. Normal price $14.99 https://play.google.com/store/movies/details/National_Lampoon_s_Christmas_Vacation?id=bPO5yltVr0A
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    Dell Ultrasharp 2709W Rev 04 - Worth it?

    Hey guys, I currently have a Dell Ultrasharp u2312hm which I used as my main linux monitor but I was thinking of upgrading to more screen space so I found a deal locally for a good condition Dell Ultrasharp 2709W. The price I paid was $160.00 and after reading through some of the 2709W thread...
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    New budget gaming build - AMD Radeon Dual Graphics?

    Hey everyone, I am helping a long time friend upgrade and build up his budget gaming system. We got him the following parts: AMD A8-5600k processor Msi fm2-a55m-e33 Motherboard Currently using Nvidia 512mb video card 4GB DDR3 memory All the parts minus the video card were...
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    PC won't boot, frozen on POST - MSI G41m-P26.

    Hey guys, my close friends pc won't boot past the bios loading screen. This happened randomly recently and when he powers on the computer, it just sits at the screen 'locked up'. He is 2 hours away and I will be driving there on Saturday to help him. I so far had him remove the memory and...
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    Question regarding registering .it domain

    Hello everyone, I've been doing some reading regarding registering .it domains when not part of the 27 countries of the EU. I have 3 domains I'd like to own ending with .it but I am not sure what the best way to go about this would be. I realize there needs to be a trustee service and I have...
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    USB 3.0 PCI cards...has anybody tried the ebay ones?

    Hey guys, I'm getting a hard drive dock which has USB 3.0 and I would like to make use of it but my motherboard is a few years old and doesn't have USB 3.0 ports. I have come across some of these cards on ebay and wondering if anybody has any experience to how well they work...
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    Calculating PHB and DSCP Values

    Hey guys, I'm going over some VoIP stuff for an exam and I am a bit confused on how a DSCP value translates to the meaning it does. Example. DSCP Value 100 010 = AF41. I know 100 010 = Decimal 34 I know that they get the AF4 via binary 100, but I am not sure where the one comes from...
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    Looking to build CCNA/CCNP Lab at home, will these work?

    Hey guys, I am finishing up my CCNP course at school and I won't have lab access anymore so I'd like to put together a few switches and routers to practice for my CCNA and then CCNP cert. I have the possibility of purchasing the following switches: Cisco switch 2950 Cisco switch 2960G...
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    Want to Trade: Mafia 2 for Serious Sam 3 BFE

    Looking to trade Mafia 2 for Serious Sam 3 BFE or something else fun. Let me know what you got!
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    Dell Powerconnect 2716, cannot connect to it

    Hey everybody, I have a new to me Dell PowerConnect 2716 that I can't seem to get into the managed web gui. I am using a straight-through cat5 cable connected to the desktop and the switch. I select the managed mode (light is green) and I set a static IP address to 192.168.2.10. The switch...
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    Configuring a Cisco WLAN Controller, Vlan question

    Hey everybody, I'm working on the following lab: http://www.tekkom.dk/mediawiki/images/9/94/CCNP3_configuring_a_WLAN_controller_2811.pdf I am a bit confused by the following VLAN's that they use: Explanation of VLANs: VLAN 1 – This VLAN is the management VLAN for the WLC VLAN 2 and...
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    Working on my first topology, have a problem/question(s)

    Hey everybody, If anybody is willing to provide constructive critisizm or any help, I'd be gratefull. I find that I have an issue putting what I know in my head to writing/practical so I want to try to see what I can build from my ideas. I'm finishing up my reading on Tshoot and also halfway...
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    Calculating IP Voice packets, calculation confusion

    Hey everybody, I'm reading the CCNA Voice study guide 640-460 and I'm on chapter 3 which deals with calculating IP vocie packet sizes. I am a bit confused by this calculation: I've been reading this book and not sure if it's a mistake on the author's side or sometime I am not getting...
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    Anybody have Humble Bundle Burnout Paradise?

    Hey guys, a friend of mine just got a new laptop and wants to get burnout paradise. We have both played it for PS3 at my place and now he's looking for the PC version. Just curious if anybody has the free Burnout Paradise key still available and would like to help somebody out. I could trade...
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    Linksys E4200....cannot connect to default GW

    Hey everybody, over the past few weeks I've noticed that my 192.168.1.1 login console was slow loading up on my E4200 V1. The router functioned just fine(wireless and wired). These past few days I tried to log in to set some DNS settings and I cannot access 192.168.1.1. I have tried via...
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    Who's wicked office is this?

    Hello, I've been searching for this photo through the 'post your workstation/office' pages 2012/2013. I've seen this photo I believe on this forum and cannot find the post anymore. Any ideas? Thank you
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    Having issues pinging past cisco switch

    Hey everybody, I've spent the past weekend at the lab working on a bunch of ASA labs and the one I am currently working on involves a switch between the ASA and the two hosts that are on seperate VLAN's. Now I've setup a default static route of 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 192.168.1.1 but I wasn't...
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    VLSM with focus on supernetting

    Hey everybody, I am working on some examples of VLSM and limiting wasted addresses but keeping a focus on supernetting/route summarization. Referring to the diagram below, R4 has 60 host and 120 hosts on two different ethernet connections. I know with VLSM we want to make use of addresses...
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    GNS3 - What cisco IOS would be best to use?

    Hello everybody, I've just started my CCNP Advanced routing and multilayer switching classes and I am having difficulty getting into the lab. We are using some basic 2811 routers and 3550/3560 switches. I've read that GNS3 can't emulate the 2811 router and switching is a no go. I'm not...
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    Restrict MSN Live Messenger on desktop

    Hello everybody, not sure if I should post this here or not so lets see if anybody has a solution to my problem. I have a co-worker which is part of our Help Desk team and he is one of the laziest workers I've ever seen. He comes in late, sits on msn and plays with his blackberry playbook...
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    Looking to replace projector bulb...any tips?

    hey everybody, I have just aquired a Dell M410HD projector from work that requires the bulb replaced. I have searched high and low, with prices ranging from $103 on ebay to $260 at projector shops. Both bulbs in either location state they are original bulbs, new in box. Any ideas on what...
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    Can't decide on EVGA Geforce 560 ti or EVGA GeForce GTX 660

    Hey everybody, I am looking at upgrading and getting a nice card to replace my BFG 9800GT. I have read reviews and I have narrowed down the selection to these to cards: EVGA 02G-P3-1568-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti...
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    Dual Band router question

    Hey guys, I've been pondering for the past few weeks about my Linksys E4200 Dual Band configuration. To my knowledge, dual band gives you the ability to be on two 'networks' separate from each other. I could be downloading files on the 5.0ghz band while watching Netflix on the 2.4ghz band...
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    E8400 and Asus P5B overclock

    Hello everybody, I am new to the forum but not new to computers at all. I would like to give a breakdown of my current system configuration. -E8400 (Stepping E0 shown in Core Temp) -6gb (4 sticks) ddr2 800mhz (kingston kvr800d2n5k2/4g) -Asus P5B Motherboard -Noctua NH-D14 HSF -Nvidia...
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    Looking for Mid-ATX case that works with noctua nh-d14

    Hey everybody, I am on a budget and looking for a nice(plain and not over transformer looking case) for my old 775 desktop. I can't get the Noctua NH-D14 to work properly with my antec solo case so I need something wider and where the PSU attaches at the bottom. I am looking in the under...
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