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    Load balancer/wan failover

    I've recently replaced one of my backhauls (2 sets of 2 nanobridge m5 25dbi units) and have a direct PTP to my main site now (2x 30dbi RocketDishes). Since the old link is still sturdy for up to 30megs, and the new link is hitting the mid 90s; I'd like to be able to plug both into a device...
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    Managed ATT Router

    I currently have a 'managed' ATT Router as ATT provides a fiber link to our head end. I'm trying to alleviate this expensive 'managed' service which simply means that ATT can check if our circuit is down, which it rarely is. I'm not sure what to say/ask for being able to simply hook up a...
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    Managed Router vs unmanaged

    I run a small town ISP (~200 users) and our closest fiber tap is nearly 16 miles away. We have backhaul links setup with decent signal but obviously there is still a loss on some speed as it goes from one area to another; Basically we pay for a 100mb connection but can only utilize ~40mb by the...
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    dual source feed backhaul

    I've been dealing with a midpoint hop across 2 towns to reach my destination town and now that possibilities have expanded I was able to directly feed internet a few towns away without the need for a midpoint. My problem is that I have about 50megs pumping through the direct connection and 30...
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    LOCAL network remote desktop

    I need a solution to a LOCAL network desktop viewer. I'm currently using the built-in server ability from UltraVNC so a LAN only PC can go to http://ip:port (of a dual network card PC) and view the desktop, then use that PC to get online. The reason being there is no internet allowed on...
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    using backhaul bridge for firewall

    I've got a Ubiquiti Nanostation that I've bridged connections on and I want to restrict some subnets. I'd like to keep it on my private LAN so that I can use it anywhere on the network. If I use a public IP I won't be able to pass traffic if the nanostation is after my first private IP address...
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    Verizon co-locating on tower ... need a dark fiber tap

    I have a 200mb circuit over 2 sets of PTPs. Each PTP is just over 7 miles (this is as close as fiber ran ~10 years ago to this day). A few weeks ago Verizon was able to tap into some dark fiber distributed by the electric company. Verizon is putting equipment on our tower. Since they are...
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    New Cisco 3900, 100mbit BH, need new fwall

    We recently upgraded from a 50mg to 100mb connection for our backhaul of ~10 PTPs with multiple PTmPs because of an electrical kaboom that blew out our old equipment. I'm feeling stupid right now as bridging doesn't seem to work well in OSs like I'm used to with APs/CPEs (namely Ubuquiti) We...
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    How does a L2 dwitch use DNS?

    I understand the basics of the question, but even if I wanted to override something locally wouldn't a L2 switch not pay attention? For instance, all of my ubiquiti gear on the backhaul works no matter what I use. What is a real day situation where this is needed?
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    Calendar Sync, custom app offers welcome!

    I have a client that has been on my heels for a while. This is a lawyer who wants to sync his PC Law calendar with Outlook, with Google calendar, and his Iphone calendar. This is something I have attempted twice, both times wondering why he was so deep in a hole. The PC Law's latest has a...
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    Calendar Sync Galore! Help

    I have a client that has been on my heels for a while. This is a lawyer who wants to sync his PC Law calendar with Outlook, with Google calendar, and his Iphone calendar. This is something I have attempted twice, both times wondering why he was so deep in a hole. The PC Law's latest has a...
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    OS based firewall bridge help

    We had a neteq go out from lightning a few weeks back and since then I've been locally testing every distro from the sticky and I've come to like (and am currently *locally* running) Endian, pfSense, and Untangle. In addition to strictly being a firewall, the neteq was mainly used for NTOP...
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    Netequalizer NE2000 hit by storm

    As of last night we took on some showers and lightning in TN. This is the second time our neteq has been damaged. The first time was during my time off but the neteq was replaced for half price by sending back the damaged unit. It has happened again :mad: Power supply checks fine and the...
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    mobo swap = crappy tuner quality

    I recently replaced a bad mobo in a computer at the place I work. Ghosted the HD over to avoid any data/program loss. Now the tuner quality shows 4-5 screens overlapping horizontally with poor quality. I put the card back in the old PC, boot up, and it works fine. I tried updating the drivers...
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    specific ghosting/boot problem

    I'm working on our main backup pc at work that has a proprietary program used for customer information. The mobo had 15 flexed/blown caps all around the CPU. I decided to ghost the HD in case of any suprises but neither of the 2 chkdskd drives I ghosted it to will boot. I performed a fixmbr...
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    postfix printing on windows

    I'm having trouble printing PostScript graphics. So far I have: downloaded and installed 2 adobe PDD/PostScript drivers downloaded and ran/tried print-postscript, PrintFile, windows command to copy file data to printer port, notepad's /P flag I am wanting the output as drawn, but I'm...
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    Possible monitor consolidation ideas

    I have ran dual/triple screen for the last 5-7 years at home and I find it very useful. I also find it very wasteful in a way at times now. I am currently running 2x 22" WS LCDs (1680x1050). I mainly keep itunes, pidgin, vista sidebar, and any IM windows on my right monitor while I simply surf...
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    Clever switch placement for Antec 900 or other WC gromet holes

    After reviewing the cases, theres nothing I can post that is unique on my build. It took hours and hours but you guys don't care bc your rigs took the same :D Anyways, I did find a great place for a switch from some old cathodes I had in my Antec 900. I slid the switch in backwards from the...
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    Lots of fans = custom splicing over adapters?

    I got my Antec 900 in and realized that I had a decision to make .... if I want this thing to be sleek then everything under the sun is going to be ran at the bottom and behind the mobo tray as their is plenty of room for some cabling back there. One of the thing that stands out about the...
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    Current build for under 1k

    So far I'm looking at ~$750 on the following: Case: Antec 900 Mobo: Abit IP35-E CPU: q6600 retail GPU: 8800gts 320 or similar RAM: 2x2GB OCZ OS: Have Vista 32bit, wanting vista 64 bit for obvious 3gb limits and possibly using 6-8gigs PSU: modular preferably, ~600 watts, all about same price...
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    PSU for q6600 system

    I'll have a basic system and I'mdebating waiting on upgrading mycurrent 530watt PSU.The current system buildis pretty set in stone: q6600 DFI mobo 2x2gb DDR*00 DVDRW 500gb SATA 32mb 6800 XT - current non upgrade 530 watt Raidmax Tornado. - current PSU I found an OCZ 700 watt for ~$75...
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    PSU and mobo suggestions for q6600

    With all the q6600 hype Im gonna bite. SO far I have: 2x 22" WS LCDs CPU: q6600 HD: 500gig SATA 32mb cache and 200gb PATA 16mb cache DVDRW 2x2gb DDR800 - wanting to exand to 8gb VIsta 32bit Business Im basically wanting a PSU that won't be flaky with a stable mobo with the q6600 and very...
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    upgrading 2000+ XP rig

    I"m upgrading my old system for a guy who bought it a couple of years ago. The current specs are: 420 Antec AMD 2000+ MSI mobo 1.5gb DDR (3x 512mb) Nvidia FX5200 AGP with burnt out fan 160gig master 80gig slave I just took it from 768mb to 1.5gb in ram; the most noticable choice. I'm...
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    Creating listening socket in php. Initial issues

    I'm wanting a php program that runs on my machine that I can telnet to on a certain port and type commands to, possibly tie it into a shell or something later. I've found 2 examples of code to start off but neither work. I tried enabling the sockets library extension and it still can't seem...
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    Fan vs entire heatsink replacement possible?

    I've got a 1.3ghz/256mb/40gig HD laptop that was given to me. I fixed the power cord plugin by taking the whole thing apart and doing some soldering; while doing so I got the model number of the cheap fan that gave out. I don't want to buy a HSF combo for ~$75 if I can get a 20 cent fan for a...
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    Best mp3 etailer?

    I've seen way too many ads that are unconvincing of truth when looking for places to legally download/pay for mp3s. WMP 11 has an "URGE" application built in that you can sign up for and download music in mp4 format. I would have kept my trial but I was unable to play these mp3s on another PC if...
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    Ubuntu 7.10 apt-get not finding packages or able to install things

    I just installed Ubuntu 7.10 a day or so ago. I can't install things. When I attempt apt-get it never finds the package. When I try to install a firefox plugin, it says "Can not find 'plugin-name'" Here's a small shell showing. I have internet and everything seems to work ok. I'm not sure...
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    Local DB, remote mail server, best way to add/edit users?

    We have a DB that keeps track of all of our users here at work. We used to use a socket connection to the local mail server to add/remove/edit users. Each user account change that we performed on the database would update on the mail server as well if need be (if anything was changed regarding...
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    mysql query help

    I've got a small DB that holds quotes for customers wanting a new computer. I finally finished all of the details needed per page for adding, editing, deleting for the moment. I have one problem that I haven't EXACTLY ran into before, but I think there will need to be a more complex statement...
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    SMS via email?

    I know we have all seen websites where you can send your cell phone a message via the web. Some places used to give that ability if you sign up with them. I have tried sending an email from my phone to my email to find out where it comes from and then replying with no luck (I assume they...
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    Help with MSSQL on IIS, and VS teamwork ties

    I have been an avid apache/php/mysql developer for a while now. I am now taking a course in which we have a programming team for XNA code, and a web development team. Both will be using the Visual Studio 2005 Teamwork .NET applications. I have seen some of the 'draft' code setup for the Web Dev...
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    website critique

    I've got the general form of what I want; Placement and such. I'm looking for tips, kudos, or flaws :D Things I notice: 1) The content area is bland so far and may not be fitting the purpose of a computer store/ISP? 2) The left side can be pushed against the wall with no left margin to...
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    3rd party software for tuner card

    I have aquired an TV Tuner card out of a gateway PC running Vista. Seeing as it came with Vista, I shouldn't have any troubles getting this card to work correctly. I have the drivers from the gateway website downloaded, but do not have the factory software that was bundled for the card. Are...
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    PHP & zip file, cant access array contents

    I've been piddling at work and I figured I'd play with the zip library. If your not familiar with the library and methods, I don't think it will cause an issue. I have a file that zips, a file that unzips, and a class of methods. Whenever I want to unzip and show the file contents, it works...
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    Combining ANDs and ORs within MYSQL query

    With search engine AI .... it misinterprets what I'm searching for .... I need it to be dumb for my search. I'm weeding out some unwanted data and the simplest way to do it would be to use multiple ANDs and ORs. It will only be used for one small script so I didn't frantically search google for...
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    Gentoo install error

    Ive tried 4 times to install gentoo with the latest install being the most promising (letting it partition itself, using onboard and non-ATI video, a new 160gb HD, etc). Each time I installed it, it would get to different places in the install before saying installation failed when using the GUI...
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    Vista nvidia sound problems? STOP 0124

    0x00000124 from MS claims there's a problem with the nvidia sound drivers in some cases. The odd thing is that I started out with my mobo cd drivers and they worked fine for ~6 months. Then they'd skip channels randomly so I installed the latest nvidia southbridge drivers and the sound worked...
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    Fedora7 or Ubuntu 7.04 for daily apps

    Is it just me or is the ubuntu partitioning sucky compared to other distros. I got a partition using XP and luckily the XP partitioning allowed ubuntu to automatically set up the rest of the HD space. My beryl window effects still don't work and I saw on one of my fedora7 installs that beryl...
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    Uuntu 7 and XP install

    I usually do a linux install fist because of the partiion utilities provided. However, Ubuntu 7 Feisty Fawn 7.04 Desktop doesnt seem to want to make sub logical ppartitions. I am currently installing XP first in a partition. Am I going to run into this odd partitioning again with Ubuntu or will...
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    $200 camera ideas

    With recent comments on my gaudy 2 year old Canon S1 IS I've been looking in the sub $200 range for a new compact camera with good features. I have found 2 cameras with matching top notch video quality, and higher picture ratings. They are the Canon SD 400 and the Vivitar 8600 Vivitar...
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