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    LastPass Bought By LogMeIn For $110 Million

    My first thought was the absolute bad idea of adding extraneous crap to a security product, especially when the extraneous crap was LogMeIn. Next thought was thinking of the history of LogMeIn and the changes from a ground-breaking product to a cash grab. Cancelled my LastPass Premium within...
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    Microsoft Expands VR Ambitions With Google Cardboard Rival

    Your figure of 6 users on WindowsPhone OS is flat out WRONG. I switched to a Note5 last month and so the number is now 5.
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    Kickstarter Now Using Stripe For Payments

    I haven't had good experiences with Stripe. I think this will create more drama than PayPal.
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    Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Teaser

    Ok, who sat-up straight when the music and Millenium Falcon hit at the same time? Nothing gets your blood pumping like the sound of TIE fighters firing. Of course, it begs the question- what was the Millenium Falcon running from, because it sure wasn't the measly 3 TIE fighters.
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    How to send all email traffic to 2 different locations?

    I'm guessing gmaill does forwarding, not mirroring. And no, I'm not aware of a method to accomplish what you want.
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    Terminating CAT6a

    IEEE may beg to differ with you. Are you saying there is no trust involved in claims of UL testing and CAT6 /6A compliance? If you use quality cable, adhere to standards, and qualify/certify, like I have been saying all along, you will be fine. If you use crappy cable, adhere to standards and...
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    stop network from booting me out with a wall clock?

    Mouse Jiggler Hardware Mouse Jiggler Software
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    Terminating CAT6a

    Mackintire, we keep going over the same ground again and again. I'm the first to say there is a difference between 'will work' and best practices/standards. IEEE does not certify installations at all- they only adopt and publish standards. IEEE802.3an specifies 4-twisted pair cable tested to...
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    TCP/IP settings not saving

    Anti-Malware, a generic for Anti-Virus, anti-rootkit, anti-Trojan, etc. Basically Norton/McAfee/Avira/AVG/what have you. Beyond that, I would look at your registry, specifically the settings controlling TCP/IP settings. You could also try a System Restore to a point before the problem presented.
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    AT&T support taking a dump

    I really shouldn't feed the troll, but I'm bored. Maybe I just read the OP differently from you, but I got the impression OP was working with ISP and ATT. I further assumed ATT and was working directly with the OP to resolve the issue. Just in case I'm wrong though, from the 4th post . But I...
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    TCP/IP settings not saving

    A/M software?
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    AT&T support taking a dump

    bds, I'd stop while I could see daylight. You're wrong, and if you don't know it I dunno if you will listen as to why. The demarc is wherever the provider says it is. If the provider says it owns all the way up to the patch cable and card in your computer, the demarc is the PCI slot. If a...
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    AT&T support taking a dump

    Nice job on bds. If anyone thinks incumbents /CLECs are losing money on reselling data lines, you might want to re-think. Sure, they may not be able to charge retail rates set in the 80s based on costs and huge markup, but they are not selling below their costs. Lets say the CLECs actually are...
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    Terminating CAT6a

    Read the post, OP stated CAT5e will run 10GbE to 45 meters. Thanks for the wrong and irrelevant information though.
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    AT&T support taking a dump

    I hear you and know your pain- I'm not contradicting you. From what you've said, you've done everything I would have- document, try to be on site when they are, check their work, etc. If the Service Provider won't cooperate, what can you do? If they are the only provider of the service you need...
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    Microsoft Security Essentials

    Yes, I've noticed MSE does not fare well in arenas where advertising is sold to other AV software. The reviews seem to weight areas MSE does not offer functionality, like constant pop-ups, search bars, rescue disk, etc. In my experience, MSE is more than adequate, and I stand behind it with a...
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    AT&T support taking a dump

    I know their phone based support is pretty bad. The tech I've worked with is pretty good. If you can get ahold of their special problem resolution department, you'll have better luck. Their normal phone support is just trying to funnel you into their pay-for-support company (connect-IT?). I...
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    Microsoft Security Essentials

    I use MSE on customer installs and small business. Very good results. No worse than paid alternatives such as Norton, McAfee, ESET. AV is not a magic bullet or talisman- it is most effective as part of a layered security approach. If you remove layers, you remove protection.
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    Terminating CAT6a

    What length on 6a did not allow 10GbE?
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    Crazy pings at router

    Probably. Returning pings is not typically a high-priority process. Unless you are seeing some other issue, I wouldn't worry about it. Check your CPU utilization on your router to be safe.
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    Can someone give this network IP setup a once over for me?

    Are both the modem and server assigning DHCP? If so, pick only one.
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    connecting two switches together and keeping track of your infrastructure questions

    I used to use Excel, then Excel embedded in OneNote, and now copy an excel 'template' into OneNote as a (non-Excel) table. Here's my reasoning: Excel does not allow multi-user on the same workbook. I organize an entire site's or company's networks into a single workbook. I was also seeing...
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    AT@T U-verse do you get what you pay for speed wise?

    They are pretty close for the most part in my area. Any uVerse offering would be dramatically faster than your current plan.
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    Any recommendations for extending 3G/4G LTE wifi coverage?

    I'm confused- isn't it good that they've stopped disconnecting? Or are they completely disconnected? Have you done any kind of site survey to check for interference? The cheapest and possibly easiest method is to use Internet Connection Sharing built-in on most Windows machines. Connect a...
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    connecting two switches together and keeping track of your infrastructure questions

    I use a table in OneNote for keeping track of Port assignments, IP addys as well.
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    Opinions on D-Link?

    D-link is the ugly girl in the corner with the bad reputation that gave all your friends STDs. I'll leave you to form your own opinion.
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    1u server for pfSense

    I use Dell PowerEdge 1750s- Still overkill for pfSense, even with VPN, but they provide a lot of redundancy for the price, huge spare availability, and quality bits. The 1650s are good as well and share some parts. I would NOT recommend them for any scenario without a dedicated server room as...
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    1u server for pfSense

    Use the money you save not buying an atom, 1U case, and bits- to pay for power.
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    48+ port switches

    I'm suspicious of green Ethernet in general- I had a Cisco SG200-50P where it was enabled and I'm pretty sure it kept shutting down an active port. The newer Dell switches have it as well and I haven't noticed a problem, but I tend to disable it as well. If I wanted to save power, I'd buy a...
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    48+ port switches

    I've used Netgear products before and have not been impressed- from $50 WiFi/Routers to $700 PoE switches. The need to restart the device after almost every change is maddening, and in the case of the switch, the web interface would not work correctly with any current browser. I am not saying...
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    48+ port switches

    I'm glad somebody did.
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    Virtual Router

    pfSense excels at VLANs. I'd say your search ended right there.
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    48+ port switches

    In that price range, I would be looking at used, such as PowerConnect 5548s or similar. You might be able to get some Cisco SG300s for about that. What do you have now?
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    Question for network GURU's

    Pretty Much
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    Question for network GURU's

    The short answer is 'no'. The long answer is 'probably not' The longest answer is 'Maybe, but it will require more hardware'. Since all network locations can be accessed via a single gateway, there would be no need to use any other route (gateway), thus making the internet available on...
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    [Web Hosting] Where do your DNS Records live? Registrar or Other?

    Own DNS internally, hosted (dedicated) DNS externally via Site5
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    Cat 6 Brand to use and where to buy

    Why follow standards when you can just make stuff up? Why not go with OFC copper CAT 7 with silver terminators and fusion powered mid-span injectors? You aren't future-proofing anything using CAT6 over CAT5e. To answer OP's question- I use ICC cable. At the minimum, use UL listed cable...
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    Purpose of multiple NIC in a server?

    I'm shocked you are being taught Server 2003- I'd think 2008R2 or 2012 would be the norm. As to your actual question- it comes down to personal preference and the needs of the company. Even a Windows Server enterprise does not necessarily use the DHCP server in Windows Server. Windows Server...
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    Purpose of multiple NIC in a server?

    I think it is inaccurate to say Windows can't do VLANs. Different != unavailable.
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    Low cost, low power pfSense build

    For pfSense 2.x you only need one physical NIC- you can then VLAN everything, if you care to go that route and your NIC supports VLANs.
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