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    Wireless, NPS, SSO (before logon) = Group policy not applying?

    Thanks. We'll give machine auth a go after our bank holiday and see how that goes. Seems like it could be the better way to go - as you say, allowing both computer and user auth for other non-domain devices. We have two domains in separate forests also, so I believe we need an NPS proxy in...
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    Wireless, NPS, SSO (before logon) = Group policy not applying?

    We're set to use user authentication - but the group policy settings for SSO are set to 'Before logon' - which so far as I can tell is to get around this? The other option is 'after logon' - which is obviously no good. I know startup policies won't work in this scenario (unless the machine is...
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    Wireless, NPS, SSO (before logon) = Group policy not applying?

    VPN? I'm not using a VPN in this scenario at all. I know what the error code means, what I can't figure out is why it is happening. I'll add - once logged in and at the desktop, network connectivity is up and working - including accessing the policy file the event error complaints about.
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    Wireless, NPS, SSO (before logon) = Group policy not applying?

    I'm running out of ideas on this... we're trying to setup WPA-Enterprise with our Ubiquiti wireless, and to a point it is working great. Logon to a laptop with your domain credentials and you can connect to the SSID without needing to enter any additional credentials etc. This also works...
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    8 port switch that wont fry

    Seriously, if you're that worried about failures and warranty, just buy two, and then you have a spare switch and power supply ready to go...
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    Avaya/Nortel ERS 4500 switch reverted to old config?

    Gave that a quick try and it seems to be happy - Status: success. Will reboot them tomorrow morning. Chasing a routing/VLAN problem with the management interface now that I think is related to the MLT being confused when I powered them back up, just not sure why yet.
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    Avaya/Nortel ERS 4500 switch reverted to old config?

    The base switch is set correctly :/ It's strange... Maybe I'll manually save and power cycle them again to see if it retains it properly at some point.
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    Avaya/Nortel ERS 4500 switch reverted to old config?

    Manually? No - given autosavetonvramenabled was checked, it seems unnecessary to have to manually save at any point. Automatically it seems it didn't; I've never seen anything to confirm a save has happened either thinking about it. I have powered down these switches before without issue...
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    Avaya/Nortel ERS 4500 switch reverted to old config?

    This weekend I had to replace the cabinet a stacked pair of Avaya ERS 4550 switches lived in. Nice and tidy now :) I hit a problem though when I powered the switches back up. Both were plugged into the cabinet's UPS while it was off - so they both came on at the same time the UPS was turned...
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    Multiple Monitors Remote Connected?

    I do this using thin clients that are capable of joining a VNC server at start up. So a small lightweight and low power consuming box that needs virtually no input to get working once configured. Netvoyager LX1010s and LX1022s currently, but I'm sure there are others that do it. The VNC server...
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    pfsense tutorial mega thread!

    I found your TAP mode OpenVPN tutorial to be a great help - needed TAP to work around a softphone issue and its working great :) Thanks! Looking forward to seeing the mail filtering one - like Wizdum we're paying out for anti spam and its ridiculous.
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    Please help me understand zero handoff

    Cisco not a big player then? Used multiple 7921Gs in a previous job and never had a problem with them. Definitely roamed without a problem, and never dropped a call. Not sure what wireless infrastructure supported them in that case, but the phones themselves were great.
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    Looking for a VPN server to plugin to my existing LAN

    pfSense box could do that, including sending WOL packets from its web interface :)
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    Quiet air compressor for office IT

    You want one that uses the same type of compressor as a fridge - like this http://www.everythingairbrush.com/acatalog/Bambi_Budget_Silent_Air_Compressors.html Dentists often use this type. Search for silent pancake compressors and you should find some :)
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    Virgin SuperHub

    They we complete crap at first, but at least now you can enable modem mode and use it just as a cable modem. Then connect your own cable router of choice.
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    Home Office Build

    That's exactly the kind of rack I wanted, but when I came across the one I've got, I couldn't say no at the time :) Nice.
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    Need serious advice on home networking rack.

    Inevitably at some point though, you'll have to go and tinker with the actual box directly though... If its under the stairs, it could be an idea to at least put in an extractor fan and duct to outside maybe, if possible, while the place is in that state.
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    Network pics thread

    I'm in Bournemouth :) Ty! Just need some more hot to cold cables to tidy the power up a bit, and some more coloured ethernet cables to replace the few grey/white ones to match the colour/function. I didn't know the rack was APC? Hasn't got any branding on it at all, even on the door. I made...
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    Network pics thread

    Thought I might as well post my home/uni setup while its (reasonably) tidy... looks better with the door on and lit up green. One old(ish) PowerEdge 840 running ESXi and a pair of HP Micro Servers, one of which belongs to my flatmate. WAN comes in on the red ethernet to the layer 2...
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    Network grounding? Shielded Cat6A disscusso

    Assuming the OP is putting drops in to quite a few places around the home though, fiber isn't exactly practical is it? :D Unless its just between a SAN and some workstations I suppose. Can't imagine having fiber to my IP phones, xbox, and whatever other twisted pair devices I have at the...
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    Tripp-lite USP SU6000RT Question

    The beeper, usually a small black piezo type thing like on a motherboard etc. If the charger has failed, or one of them if it has two, you can be pretty sure the UPS isn't going to provide proper backup at some point in the near future... unless they're redundant chargers?
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    FreePBX ?

    So you're telling me the T28 doesn't look anything at all like a 7960/61/62/whatever they're on now? Like I said, they may be great at what they do, I won't dispute that until using one myself.
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    FreePBX ?

    They don't look at all similar.... do they? :rolleyes: They may be great, but to me they look like cheap knock offs. I'm not in the market for a new phone, but if I were, I'd be dubious of them.
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    FreePBX ?

    I want to know how Cisco haven't come down on them yet for those phones :D
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    FreePBX ?

    I still run Trix in a VM and have done for a long long time now. Was quite surprised when I went to look up an issue I was having not long ago and found on the forums, people who previously were very involved basically saying it was dead :( Sad times. Will be trying out FreePBX next if I need...
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    Insanely slow broadband since moving house

    Ah that's another fair point - why design a lightweight plasticy bit of kit to stand up when it's attached to a heavy and stiff coax cable... Mind you... the Flymo had no problem dealing with parts of one that *somehow* ended up all over the back garden... thankfully they are somewhat more...
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    Insanely slow broadband since moving house

    ah VM, has your 'super'hub fallen over yet? :) Definitely an issue on your box though, which makes a change, stupid hubs.
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    Has FBI really sent a notification to my PC?

    This found its way onto a family laptop... I have photos... will upload them soon for your viewing pleasure ;)
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    Procurve 1810-24G reverting back to static IP

    ...set the switch IP to be static on the same subnet? I can with my 1700, and it's been fine since putting it in place.
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    24 Port Gigabit Switch Recommendations

    I know I posted one like this recently, but at least mine was somewhat more specific :) Silent, vlans, 10/100, cheap. Wasn't worried about gigabit. In the end, I got a Procurve 1700 - for £20. Ideal.
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    pfsense. Trying to understand.

    What has you confused? That looks more or less right to me... pfSense is measuring in MegaBITS, Steam is measuring in MegaBYTES :)
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    Speed comparison of OpenVPN and SSH tunneling

    I browse through an SSH tunnel more or less on a daily basis, with SSH connecting on port 443 (not proxied at the location :) ) I have a 5meg upload, and FTP'ing through the SSH tunnel maxes it out just fine.
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    pfsense help

    ^ This :) been quite a while since I did it on my prod pfsense VM, so just did it on one of my dev ones and it worked just fine.
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    Network pics thread

    Yeah, the chassis pretty neat, just soooooo loud without the performance to make it worthwhile. One of mine started becoming unstable too and now won't usually won't even post. I gave up and virtualised pfsense on one of my ESXi boxes, ideal :)
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    Network pics thread

    I've got a pair of those Fireboxes too... and I'm not that impressed with them. I don't know if I had a config issue or what, but they struggled with my 50/5 connection. Running pfsense of course :) And are uber noisy, quite hot, and not great on power :/
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    New Construction Home Server Room

    Over here Daikin, Mitsubishi, Fujitsu, errrr.... maybe some others are all big producers of them. All you need is a 2-3" diameter hole in the wall for the refrigerant lines and condensate drain tube/wiring. Can get them in pretty big cooling capacties too, we have a pair that keep our 21 50"...
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    New Construction Home Server Room

    re. the AC, how easy is it over there to get split systems with wall mounted evaporators? Like one of these (only indoor unit shown). Very common in the UK, whereas few places have ducted or central air other than businessses etc. Would allow you to maintain that room separately from the...
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    Silent/quiet 24 port L2 managed switch?

    I can get an 1810-24 for £149, while the cheapest I can find the SF200 24 port (non PoE) is £144 over here :confused: Jay - I'll PM you shortly, I would quite like an 1800/1810 for my main cabinet to consolidate the two switches I have now so I'll bear that in mind :) LUNCH!
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    Silent/quiet 24 port L2 managed switch?

    :p I'd have to disagree also on 10/100 being useless - well the 10 maybe. Anyway, this switch is for home, but the patch panel is situated outside a bedroom door (never used to be a bedroom, pesky parents to blame rearranging things...). 100meg is more than enough to push internet around, some...
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    Silent/quiet 24 port L2 managed switch?

    The SF200-24 costs almost as much as the 1810-24 though, which would give me 24gig ports... I'm thinking cheap cheap, eBay etc. Cisco 2950s and 3524s seem to be fairly cheap?
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