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  1. ShepsCrook

    Meraki Firewall - Hub and Spoke Tunnels

    So I've got a Meraki firewall at HQ as well as the other offices. We're set up for tunneling with a hub and spoke method on the Meraki's. HQ is getting upgraded to 1GB fiber through another company which means an IP address change. When the new line is connected, is that automatically updated...
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    WTB/WTTF: 16GB DDR3 - PC1600 (2x8GB or 4x4GB)

    Looking for something like: GSKILL, CORSAIR, CRUCIAL. I don't want top of the line as this is for a machine that is not going to be overclocked and is for my stepson's i7-4790k/1070 Ti build. Ideally if you're looking for an SSD, I'd gladly do a trade, I have various sizes of 250-480GB etc...
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    WTB: GTX 1080 Ti EVGA EC/FTW3/FE

    Plan has changed. Looking for 1080 Ti SC/FTW3. If you have an FE Blower style, please let me know as well. Let me know what you've got and how much.
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    Failover VPN DNS providers?

    I'm looking to set up a faiilover / load balancing VPN setup for my company here soon and instead of directing employees to our WAN IP addresses, I'd rather set up an A record for vpn.domainname.com to aim to our dual ISP WAN firewall? What's a good service to go through for the DNS side of...
  5. ShepsCrook

    FS : Some of that Quality Spicy life!

    ALL SOLD
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    Opensource IT software

    So I hate to say it, but my company is putting a freeze on spending for the rest of the year. We've had a 3rd party support contract which is ending in Nov. and thus our ticketing, system management/MDM, Antivirus, and remote support is going with it. The company IS paying for new Antivirus in...
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    FS/FT: Nvidia Quadro M6000 12GB - $450 SHIPPED

    $450 Shipped! (Moving to eBay next) IMAGES GPU Memory: 12GB GDDR5 CUDA Cores: 3072 System Interface : PCI Express 3.0 x16 Number of Displays Supported : 4 Memory Interface: 384-bit Display Connectors: DP 1.2 (4) + DVI-D DL (1) + Stereo Handles up to 12 displays HP PN Trying to...
  8. ShepsCrook

    FS/WTT: Microsoft Surface Book 2 - 15", i7, 16GB, GTX 1060, 512GB + + + (For thin gaming laptop)

    I have a Microsoft Surface Book 2 in excellent condition that I find is not exactly what I'd really need. This thing is a beautifully well built system. Let's try to keep the value close. (PICS TO COME) Surface Book 2: - $2,000 Shipped (value) 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U quad-core...
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    How feasible is this?

    So my company has a strong advocate for moving ALL operations to the cloud. I'm not a fan of the idea (at this time) as I feel that it would be extremely expensive and a poor decision until the company is more streamlined and operating smoothly in IT. 5 physical servers (file server, backup...
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    WTB: Synology RS3412xs (Motherboard)

    I know this is a shot in the dark, however I have a Synology RS3412xs that just had a motherboard failure. I wasn't sure if anyone was looking to part out their Synology or have some ideas on potential fixes. Let me know.
  11. ShepsCrook

    Max character limits for Windows...

    So the company I'm at has had poor management of their data storage structure. There are directories upon directories upon directories and long file character names that are reaching the Windows character limit. This is causing problems with permissions being changed (another story), as well as...
  12. ShepsCrook

    2x JetStor 824JD problems

    So I'm reaching out because the company I work for has two JetStor 824JD units that have been decommissioned since November, following a virus/malware attack. A contract company supposedly wiped all data and OS. Does anyone have any insight on documentation or information for re initializing...
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    GPO to remove Windows 10 ENT experience apps?

    Has anyone set up a group policy to remove the extra apps for Windows 10? Things like: Officehub News Mobile Wifi Pay Weather Candy Crush Xbox etc
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    Any good AD software?

    I've got a situation where I'm at a company with 2 domains. 1 does their GPO, AD (For Windows logins) and is their old AD that they want to move from. The other is their new AD that is only used for domain names. At the moment, I have to create a new user in the old AD as well as in the new...
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    WTB: X99 motherboard

    FOUND WHAT I NEEDED.
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    Adding an additional audio channel to media?

    So I've purchased some Rifftrax audio from their site and want to add it to the necessary movies so that I can watch and hear their commentary. How can I go about doing this so I can just push play in plex and it's like any other movie? Ideally, I'm trying to do a nice 1080P quality video, and...
  17. ShepsCrook

    Wtb: i5-4570, i5-4670, i7-4770

    Let me know what you've got and how much. Had not needed. No need for k series unless it's a deal..
  18. ShepsCrook

    WTB: GTX 1080 Ti (Triple Fan Model)

    Hello everyone, I'm looking for a GTX 1080 Ti with 3 fans for around $500. I'd prefer EVGA, however Asus, MSI are 2nd options. The rest of the brands I'm not sure about.
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    WTTF/WTB: A few items on my list: (Android Phone, Drives, 4th Gen CPU)

    I'm looking for the following: LOOKING TO TRADE FOR AT THIS TIME: - 4th gen i5/i7 better than i5-4570TE (At least quad core 3.0ghz+) - Nexus 6P or better Android Phone (Carrier Unlocked must support all carriers) - 8TB (WD RED or equivalent NOT SEAGATE) drives What I have to trade is from...
  20. ShepsCrook

    Juniper ex2200-24p-poe firmware request

    I was just curious if anyone could provide me the latest j-web and firmware for the titled switch. I got the switch from a member least year and he said he would help and get me the updated when needed, but I was just curious if someone had the ability to help out and speed up the process...
  21. ShepsCrook

    Desktop type Captive Portal

    So I’m looking for some sort of software that upon first launch of a system with a user, they are required to go through an accept/training process of their PC. 1. Accept an “Acceptable Use Policy” 2. Launch necessary applications 3. Launch some training videos or tutorials if needed on how to...
  22. ShepsCrook

    Synology setup/config.

    Maybe it's been a long week, but I've been trying to wrap my head around some of the config for my synology to work with my existing setup. Goal(s): Synology is set up with VPN (PIA) - Done Synology is torrent downloader - Set up with Transmission but debating on Download Station Synology...
  23. ShepsCrook

    CHEAP Plex server hardware suggestions?

    So the youngest and middle child are moving out and have had the perk of being able to access my plex media anytime. However, from time to time, I would get requests for shows or movies that are not something I would acquire. (Kardashians, Magic Mike, etc). So I was thinking of maybe setting up...
  24. ShepsCrook

    What's your 4k media playing hardware/software?

    I'm just checking to see what everyone is using to play their 4k media. I've been using a NUC7i5BNH (i5, 16GB, 250GB M.2 EVO) + Plex (OpenPHT until I realized it was the source of my media stuttering issues). I'll have to use Plex Media Player or go back to Kodi for a while. My TV has a built...
  25. ShepsCrook

    MacBook Pro performing SLOW

    So my stepdaughter was complaining about her mackbook pro being slow. She said a local hardware store said her hard drive was bad (Crucial M4 256GB SSD). So I sent out a Samsung EVO 850 250GB SSD to her for them to swap out. They swapped it out, restored the OS. And the MacBook Pro is still...
  26. ShepsCrook

    Alienware 34" Ultrawide AW3418DW

    So this monitor sparked my interest enough in the past few days to replace my Dell U3415W 34" Ultrawide with. General specs: IPS display 34" (3440*1440) Gsync 100hz (120hz OC'd) 4ms response time Usual price is $1499.99 On sale @ $999.99 And a discount on top of that. Has anyone tried this...
  27. ShepsCrook

    New speakers, should I get a sound card?

    I have an MSI X99S Sli Plus motherboard with onboard sound and a basic Logitech 5.1 surround sound speaker set. I've got a Klipsch Promedia 5.1 surround sound set that I just picked up and would like some good audio for it. I typically play with headphones but sometimes like some good game...
  28. ShepsCrook

    Samsung Magician 5.1

    Apparently Samsung forgot to renew a domain and that left the software vulnerable to attacks. NEWS ARTICLE Fixed my issue.
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    Nvidia Max-Q

    Max-Q brings a GTX 1080 into a thing gaming laptop design. http://www.pcworld.com/article/3198656/laptop-computers/nvidias-max-q-finally-gives-you-geforce-gtx-1080-graphics-in-a-thin-and-light-laptop.html
  30. ShepsCrook

    WTB: Video card equal or better than GTX 580

    I'm building a budget gaming machine for a friend of mines grandson. The video card is the last piece. I'm looking to be in the $50-70 range. Anything higher and I may as well just get a GTX 1050 for around $80-90
  31. ShepsCrook

    WTB: X99 / 2011-3 Motherboard

    I would prefer a lower model Asus, MSI or ASRock. Not looking to spend a lot. X99-A, MSI X99S Sli etc. Doesn't need to be anything special. But willing to entertain offers. My testing X99 board died and that's no bueno.
  32. ShepsCrook

    Looking for a Gaming Laptop

    So I'm looking to maybe replace my MSI GE70-20E 17.3" (1080P), i7-4700QM, GTX765M, 256GB SSD OS, 500GB mSATA SSD (Applications, BluRay, WifiAC, with something more powerful and ideally maybe thinner and or less weight. I'm looking at i7-7700 + GTX 1070 / 1060, or the i7-6700 + GTX 1070 / 1060...
  33. ShepsCrook

    Surface Pro 3 / 4

    What kind of REAL battery life could be expected from an i5 Surface Pro 3 / 4. I see anything from 5hrs to 9hrs. Any issues that I should be aware of? I'm thinking about trying to get my hands on one to use instead of a Chromebook and my Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
  34. ShepsCrook

    AOC Monitor 34" 3440x1440 Res 21:9 - $499.98 Walmart + Free Shipping

    About this item Important Made in USA Origin Disclaimer: For certain items sold by Walmart on Walmart.com, the displayed country of origin information may not be accurate or consistent with manufacturer information. For updated, accurate country of origin data, it is recommended that you rely on...
  35. ShepsCrook

    FS: T-Mobile LG V10 Unlocked

    SOLD!
  36. ShepsCrook

    WTB: Video card with 4GB Ram

    Ideally, I'm looking for something has 4GB of RAM and could do up to 4k. It's just for a workstation for photoshop. Definitely looking for under $100.
  37. ShepsCrook

    FS: Sapphire R9 380 Nitro 4GB

    Sapphire may still be for sale but is at this other thread now. FS/FT Items that need to go!
  38. ShepsCrook

    IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    So I picked up an Acer Aspire V3-772G-9402 off of Craigslist for $240. The guy said the "Hard drive blew up." Fro what I could tell, he wasn't really a tech savvy kind of guy. Quickly that evening I figured out that he probably had an issue and either tech support or a friend, suggested he...
  39. ShepsCrook

    Network slowed down!

    So I think I'm bogging down my network at this time or I've got some massive interference. I've got 2 Ubiquiti UAP-AC Gen1 Square Access Points. Both are connected to an 8 port gigabit switch via Cat 6 cables with a run of Cat 6 going to my primary 24 port managed gigabit switch. (I know the...
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