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    WAN Backup Plan?

    We have a couple hotspots right now but this isn't the most ideal backup I would think. I am looking for a backup to Comcast if that service drops out. This is for a small business of about 30 computers or so total, spread over 11,000 square feet. This would be 4-5 hotspots deployed near the...
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    Samsung 850 Pro 256GB, $129.99 FS, No Rebate

    edit: success Had to find the page to enter email address for 1 time discount
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    Open VPN - Through Untangle or Synology NAS?

    Alright thanks for the advice. I will go with the Untangle server, that uses like 3% of cpu max doing it's internet thing.
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    Open VPN - Through Untangle or Synology NAS?

    I can run a VPN through Synology or my Untangle old core 2 duo computer. The Synology server currently has 2.5TB of data and is used by 20 people, the Untangle server is setup in bridged mode and has all internet traffic going through it. Is one piece of hardware better than the other to be...
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    PSUs are small under the case/housing. (ATX)

    Keep in mind PSU's generate heat and need to breath and cool off... But yea the better built PSU's typically have beefier, heavier components (and typically fill out the case a bit more).
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    NAS suggestions

    I run 2 Synology's. One is a 2 disc that we started using pretty early on once our business was about 15 people. Now we have a 5 disc 10TB setup the 1512+ I believe and it works great. We have macs, linux computers for programmers, and a majority of windows users. Works pretty well, one...
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    Computer for graphic arts, need a quick look over

    There are 2 sata power cables with 2 plugs on each. I need to get to the SSD, HDD, DVD burner. Having one go to the SSD and HDD would be weird orientation and I believe it wouldn't work out at all. I just had to move the DVD drive all the way down and SSD over in line in the top bracket. I...
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    Computer for graphic arts, need a quick look over

    Well I picked up everything on Saturday, put most of it together Sunday and finished it an hour ago. Everything but one thing seems to work fine. http://www.microcenter.com/product/420410/24X_Internal_DVD_ReWritable_Drive_SATA doesn't open up at all.. Can't use it. Even a paperclip...
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    Computer for graphic arts, need a quick look over

    looks great, perhaps a tiny SSD for the swap then? 32GB http://www.microcenter.com/product/402123/ReadyCache_32GB_SATA_III_60Gb-s_Internal_Solid_State_Drive_(SSD)_SDSSDRC-032G-G2 Also shouldn't I stick with nvidia for the graphics card?
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    Computer for graphic arts, need a quick look over

    Thanks for that catch, I kept changing a few things and I hacked that together out of my email. Microcenter is 45min away. It will be 15 min away from where I will be on Sunday though. What should I look into there? CPU of course but what one? anything else? Will almost for sure go with...
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    Computer for graphic arts, need a quick look over

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? 3) Which country do you live in? If the U.S, please tell us the state and city if possible. 4) What exact parts do you need for that budget? CPU, RAM, case...
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    2 Hard Drives not showing up properly

    I tried doing a quick format with the hdd low level format tool, which said it gets rid of meta data. For both of the partitions I could use it on which said raid - they were the correct disks it got stuck at 1% right away and seems like it did nothing. I will be trying DBAN next. After that...
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    2 Hard Drives not showing up properly

    usage is unknown on the drives yes they were raided and likely just disconnected and not removed from raid RST doesn't seem to let me do anything just look at the disks How can I go about removing the raid config so I can format and have normal drives again?
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    2 Hard Drives not showing up properly

    I have 4 total drives. OS on SSD 120GB Crucial 466GB external sata for storage 2 466GB Samsung F3s that are not showing up properly - I don't care about the data on them I just want to format them and be able to use them. Intel Rapid Storage Technology (seems like a useless program)...
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    Need inexpensive tablets with webcams

    I am looking at getting 2-3 tablets with webcams to be used to punch in / out at work. Originally was looking at Kindle Fires but only the HDX and up have webcams and those are $220+ All that needs to be done on it is to login with username then it takes a picture of the person (on...
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    48-52 port managed switch suggestions

    Sorry guys, been way too busy this week hence the quick post in the first place. Here is a diagram of the current network: It's for work. 20 or so computers on the network + 6-7 netbooks + some mobile phones + a couple other pieces of equipment. I don't really want to go over 1500 bucks...
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    48-52 port managed switch suggestions

    Don't have an exact budget for it, don't want to break the bank of course, want something really good 1k-1500 perhaps tops. Managed because I want to be able to see everything going on in the network to trouble shoot things (I have never used a managed switch before though, so a GUI would be...
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    WD 4TB Red NAS Hard Drive $179.99 FS

    The backup Synology only runs 11pm-6am about while it backs up then idles the whole day, that's the only reason I was thinking of greens. I went with the $109 3TB Reds in this thread instead though anyway. I believe the TLER is necessary to be safe in the future when it has more drives in the...
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    WD 4TB Red NAS Hard Drive $179.99 FS

    thanks Justintoxicated...went with 2 of those that brings us to 8 total 3TB Reds
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    WD 4TB Red NAS Hard Drive $179.99 FS

    I have a backup Synology that has 2 2TB disks that I need to upgrade. I was going to go with WD Green drives to save on power with them but Red have TLER, how necessary would you guys say that is for a Synology NAS? I use 5 WD Reds in the main array but the backup is at my apartment and while...
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    facebook and youtube bring up wrong page / redirect to IIS7

    This did it. Originally I didn't realize it was only Chrome. Shame the simplest solution was tried last. All fixed, thanks.
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    facebook and youtube bring up wrong page / redirect to IIS7

    same thing, I tried going to facebooks ip addresses and it goes to IIS7 still
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    facebook and youtube bring up wrong page / redirect to IIS7

    This is what is brought up on my page instead of facebook or youtube. All other computers do not have this issue on the network so it is just this computer. This is only on Chrome not IE. I have tried the following to fix it: Full virus scan with Microsoft Security Essentials...
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    VM - VirtualBox of Windows XP help

    Yes that's the exact method I went with. It wanted a license though in the end...they probably changed the download. It's a Virtualbox VM I built...not 'XP Mode' in Windows 7. Anyway I figured out a fix for the problem for now...using Photoshop instead of Windows Photo Viewer or other...
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    VM - VirtualBox of Windows XP help

    It's not for a program really. Somehow these 'print' drivers are not working properly in windows 8 and we end up with bad files that we are saving whereas older operating systems work fine. We looking at what we are 'printing' to files as a PNG in windows picture viewer. So I need these print...
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    VM - VirtualBox of Windows XP help

    The only reason I need virtual machines is that a couple windows 8 computers can't run some work software (it's really images outputting through print drivers) correctly. So I need an older version of windows to run on those computers to solve this. I'm looking for the easiest and cheapest...
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    Sapphire hd 7950 $199.99 after $20 mir + 3 games or $177.99 with v.me

    I'm probably gonna jump on this. Will probably sign up for V.me too if I can figure out what it is. Any reason not to go with this specific 7950? kinda silly they range by about $75 for different versions / manufacturer edit: bought it, $198, $20 reward card, 3 free games, will sell my 2...
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    Trouble Shooting Network / Analyzing Traffic

    We definitely planned on replacing the 10/100 with something better but if 1 switch is that much better than using 2 I'll make sure we get a 24-40 port Gigabit switch. Thanks
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    Trouble Shooting Network / Analyzing Traffic

    Internet was slow at the end of the work day for some unknown reason. Around 7pm. My fix made it all go back to normal then it slowed down without anyone here. Going the Untangle route on this HP intel pentium PC.
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    Trouble Shooting Network / Analyzing Traffic

    3389 and some bitorrent ports even though torrents can easily be changed to diff ports. They were rules on the Gateway firmware that were disabled because sometimes we get support that remotely accesses certain computers. I just re-enabled them.
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    Trouble Shooting Network / Analyzing Traffic

    Thanks systemx, I changed a couple of the port blocking rules just now, that might have fixed it actually too. Back to normal speeds right now. edit: it was all machines
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    Trouble Shooting Network / Analyzing Traffic

    Internet speeds not really network speeds. and typical speed is more like 20Mb down / 7Mb up
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    Trouble Shooting Network / Analyzing Traffic

    I'm wondering how to go about seeing what is bogging down the internet at times. I was trying to use Wireshark but after spending a couple hours or so with it I still don't get it and maybe it's not what I want. This is a small business and right now there are close to 20 computers on it. 3...
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    First time - new computer won't POST

    Case was shorting the mobo..thanks for the help. Funny - I even followed the directions and that made me miss the fact that one of the standoffs was removable and needed to be removed.
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    First time - new computer won't POST

    yes that's why I tried the cmos thing but no dice the mobo is installed in the case didn't know outside worked better? thought that was just for quicker testing going to return the mobo and go with either GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970
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    First time - new computer won't POST

    Thinking it's gotta be the mobo...Just tried resetting cmos and booting still nothing. Probably gonna return that board and get a better one
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    First time - new computer won't POST

    New computer build went smoothly but the thing doesn't work at all. List of parts: Asrock 970 extreme3 AM3+ motherboard sapphire HD6670 video card Corsair 430W CX430 PSU AMD 8 core FX-8320 cpu 4GB x 2 Gskill F3-12800CL9T 1TB wd blue hard drive Asus DVD burner Corsair Carbide Series...
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    Buying Computer Immediately, advice?

    thanks for the info, too bad the ones over 1085 don't work with that coupon... I'm considering just building a computer instead for about $750, I just kind of don't want to deal with it for a work computer. Buying new computers built by Dell/HP etc just doesn't seem worth it to me though.
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