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    Cisco Switch Config Question

    I was wondering if there was anyone here familiar with configuring Cisco L3 switches that I could PM a question regarding a config a contracted network engineer did for my company. I would rather not post everything publicly but if this kind of post is against the rules, I apologize. For...
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    1TB External Hard Drive?

    Hello [H]! My brother is in need of a quality, reliable 1TB external hard drive. I've been out of the market for over a year and I have no idea what is worthwhile right now. Ran into a lot of flaky externals back when I needed them for work, so I figured I better ask someone who knows what...
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    Budget Point-to-Point?

    The local high school wants to run wireless to the crow's nest overlooking their football field across the street from the main building. Wall to wall, I estimate the distance to be about 125 yards. There is line-of-sight, so point-to-point is an option but they're under a pretty tight budget...
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    Long-Range Wireless USB Adapter

    There is a motel here that also has long-term RV areas. They're about 200ft away from the router. It's consumer grade because they're a very small business but a guy walked into the office today saying he couldn't get their wireless signal from his RV and he's gonna be there for a couple months...
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    Friend's Gaming Build - $1500 CAD

    This is for a friend of mine. He'll be using it primarily for Everquest 2 and a few other games (Rift, Star Wars the Old Republic, SC2, Bioshock 2, Mass Effect 2, Dragon Age, and Dragon Age 2 when it comes out). At any given time he might be running 3 instances of Everquest 2, so I guess...
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    Anyone Follow Desert Bus for Hope?

    The guys over at LoadingReadyRun have done an annual charity event for the last 3 years and raised a ton of money for Child's Play called Desert Bus for Hope. If you haven't heard of it already, I encourage you to check it out. Pretty cool to see fellow gamers (whether or not Desert Bus is a...
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    Momentus FIPS 140-2 Certified

    http://www.physorg.com/news203690535.html Not a huge Seagate fan, but that's pretty neat they got it past the 140-2 testing.
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    Learning Build

    Okay, so my two nephews (10 and 11) want to build their first computer and their mother is willing to appease them since they have shown an interest and she wants them to learn more about it. They also needed a new computer anyway so she's just trying to kill two birds with one stone. I have...
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    Windows 7 Home Premium Drive Mapping

    I realize this problem has been addressed before, but working with Home Premium machines, group policy isn't available in this scenario and I have tried damn near everything I have found online. Basically on seemingly random restarts (it doesn't do it every time), it seems as though the...
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    Wireless ISP

    I have posted about this before but the issue is still not resolved and my ISP doesn't seem to have any better ideas. I'll write from a fresh start just so I know I didn't miss anything. We get our internet through a local WISP that operates high-speed 802.11 based wireless internet service...
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    Cisco's Big Announcement

    Cisco announced yesterday that they are going to unveil something later today that will "forever change the Internet". Anyone have any solid guesses on what they're planning?
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    Bizarre Connection Issue

    Alright, so my ISP has been no help at all (surprise, surprise!), so I thought I'd get a little input from the wise folks at [H] and see what we can't come up with. I live a few miles out of a relatively small town. We have an internet contract with a local wireless ISP. Very satisfied with...
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    Server Sync

    We just recently added a local server for our new location. We have a server in the main office (I'll call it Cooper henceforth) and again, a new server in the new location (we'll call it House). They both run Server 08. The two offices are connected via a VPN tunnel. Essentially we use both...
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    ncomputing thin clients

    http://www.ncomputing.com/ Was just wondering if anyone has used these/implemented them for a client and how they liked them? A client of ours is looking to replace their current thin client setup with a new company with updated technology and we're looking at these. If we get good results...
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    pfSense

    Okay, so I set up a pfSense box for my house today. Here's how things are set up. ISP line -> PFSense box WAN port PFSense box LAN port -> Cradlepoint MBR-1000's integrated switch (all routing features are disabled) -> 1 computer + 5-port DLink Green switch in my basement -> computers I...
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    Where to start?

    I am currently a junior in high school, and I'm most likely going to study computer sciences when I attend college in two years. I have never been a huge pursuant of programming, but I do play with PHP quite a bit and enjoy it. Looking at some course requirements for the universities I'm...
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    IP Ownership Question

    So I recently switched from pretty crappy mobile EVDO broadband to a new WISP. Extremely happy with the speeds I'm getting, but as you can see SpeedTest is showing my ISP as Qwest Communications, and when I do an arin whois on my IP, the IP is registered to Qwest as well. Wondering if...
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    Clone Entire Drive

    I am making the full migration to Windows 7 after having been using it for 3 months with an XP install backing it up now. Essentially it was on my slower (and smaller) drive, and now that it is my full time OS, I want it on my faster (and larger) drive. What would be the best way (i.e software)...
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    CCNA Discovery 4.0

    I'm currently taking this class through my school - its resources and exams are through Cisco Academy. I was just wondering if anyone here has taken this class (or a past version) and how well it prepared them for the actual CCNA class. The kit that my school bought for it uses these 1841...
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    QoS

    I see a lot of discussion about PFSense versus Untangle. I've never used either, but I'm going to start here pretty soon. I don't have the greatest connection, and when someone decides they need to download something while I'm gaming, my ping goes through the roof. Which distro has the most...
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    Underground Wiring

    We're switching to a new wireless company here in a month or so. Their receiver works on line of sight and in order for us to achieve that, we have to put up a 20ft pole about 200-250ft from our house. Now, the ISP wants us to lay conduit underground with a wiring pull/snake line (whatever you...
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    Can't Reach Stability at Stock Speeds

    Alright, my setup: eVGA nForce 680i SE Intel e8400 2GB G.SKILL PC2-8500 DDR2 eVGA 9800GT Corsair 520HX WD 640GB HD I don't know what the hell is wrong, but I cannot for the life of me reach stability at even stock speeds (3.0ghz/800mhz). I have the stock Intel heatsink + fan on my...
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    CCNA Gear

    I'm soon going to begin studying for the CCNA exam, and I want to start acquiring the appropriate hardware that I will need to start learning the basics (obviously I'm buying materials besides just hardware, but I do learn best from hands on things). Can I get some recommendations as to what I...
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    Where to buy cables?

    Is there any online store that I can order CAT5E cables from that won't rape me on shipping if I need various lengths? Newegg wants like $17 to ship me 6 cables. Or would I be better off learning how to make my own?
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    AV Resellers?

    Gonna make this extremely short. Run a computer repair and maintenance center and wondering how simple the process is to become a reseller for Kapersky or ESET?
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    Macbook Network Issues

    Alright. So, first off, here's my setup. I have a Huawei EC228 Ceullar Broadband USB card attached to my Cradlepoint MBR-1000 Mobile Broadband router. I have a 50ft CAT5E cable going from this router to a switch in my basement. The switch, a 5-port D-Link Green Series desktop switch, in turn has...
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    Gigabit options?

    I have an Alltel Huawei EC228 modem connected to a Cradlepoint MBR-1000 Mobile Broadband Modem. It is an awesome router and really simplifies using cellular broadband as a home internet source. I am a bit new to networking, so I have a question. I am in the process of turning a computer I...
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    Design Question

    Alright, here's what I have. I have a personal office (OFFICE1) on the first floor of my house that contains my internet modem as well as my Wireless-N router (a Cradlepoint MBR1000 if it matters). My modem connects directly to my router (the Cradlepoint is designed to accept EVDO modems). I...
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    Where to start?

    I'm currently a sophomore in high school. I have been doing light computer repair work for about four years and now this past year, I have started my own business. The work varies from general OS cleanup to diagnosing and fixing hardware issues to emergency server maintenance (monitoring arrays...
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    Hard Drive Recommendations

    I recently got an Antec MX-1 external enclosure for ridiculously cheap ($12 from a guy whose home PC I worked on. He had it sitting on the shelf and I asked him if he was using it and if not, if he'd sell it. Told him on sale it's worth about $30, slightly more if no deals or rebates and then...
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    A+ Certification

    Not exactly sure if this is the correct forum, as mostly I have read troubleshooting and build help threads, so if it's wrong I'd appreciate a correction so I can ask a mod to move it. I am planning on taking my first A+ Certification exam this year. A course was offered at my community...
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