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  1. I don't think I've worked with anything D-Link. I had my parents buy a 24 port TP-Link 1Gbit switch for the house. Of which I then had to terminate all the cables. Great way to memorize the color code for T-568A and T-568B even though it doesn't matter so long as the order is the same on both ends. Provided all the equipment you're working on supports Auto-MDIX.
  2. Ah, that's what the reseller license meant. My bad. I wired up 2 SFP+ cards with SFP+ to LC fiber-optic transceivers giving me a 10Gbit link to my server (cost me around $120, extremely worth it. Transfer speeds increased up-to 7x compared to 1Gbit) but it's just a direct point-to-point link on its own network because I have no switch that supports 10Gbit or SFP. A enthusiast grade switch from Cisco would be nice if it doesn't break the bank. The college has us using the Cisco 1941 routers, and Cisco 2960 switches. The 1941 is $700 on Newegg and the switch is around $200~300...most small businesses wouldn't buy that. Small businesses are my target audience but you mentioned Allied Telesis. I'll look them up sometime.
  3. I'm glad I'm not alone in that regard. What sucks is I've heard if you want to sell their equipment or buy advanced equipment (modules, memory cards, etc) you have to become "CISCO licensed" I think it's called. I have an idea as to why they do it but I hate the idea. I don't plan to get licensed just to buy or sell their advanced modules and equipment (To make matters worse it's all proprietary, their modules and other accessories will only work with their equipment.) The equipment is also VERY over priced compared to the cost of manufacture. So what I've learned in these classes: The fundamentals of networking: Help me in the future. Anything specific to their equipment: Unlikely to help me in the future because I'm not recommending it to anyone. Too hard to get your hands on, too expensive...but their routers and switches are easy to set up once you memorize the commands and have ludicrous advanced features.
  4. The professor likes to keep things anonymous which prevented us from learning exactly who did it and how. However he told us how he plans to discipline the individuals when they just so happened to not be in the classroom which ruled out 90% of the class because most of us were in the room at the time. The ones not in the classroom just so happened to be a handful of foreigners primarily middle-eastern and Nigerian people (I can't say they were really Nigerian but their skin color and in-particular thick accent leads me to believe that's where they're from) . They always did huddle around each other which could be a cultural difference but I always found it suspicious. They even did it during the midterm. Sat next to each other very tightly. The professor gave us a lecture on "Academic Integrity" the following class (it was when he told us he knew people cheated) and for some reason emphasized (got angry and loud) while mentioning "USB drives with cheating documentation on them", and "Using the internet to research the answers". He didn't so much emphasize the other cheating methods so I get the feeling those were what was used. They seem the most typical methods as well seeing as how computers were used to take the test. This is a VERY accurate description of how I learn and apply knowledge. My memory is garbage. In particular short term memory and when it is expected to remember vast very specific small details like Terminal commands. Or what a particular field is called in a file output after running a particular command. This can also be applied to the CISCO Certified Network Associate curriculum (My major). CISCO expects you to memorize every single microscopic detail about their switches and routers to pass their tests and it is not easy for my in the slightest. However, I have discovered that I have a very strong act for troubleshooting. When somethings not working my brain immediately fills with every possible thing that could cause the error and I'm able to use process of elimination based on what occurred prior to the error to deduce what is most likely to solve the issue. More often than not I'm able to solve the problem using this method within a relatively short amount of time but college doesn't allow me to apply this knowledge. I have to be outside the classroom helping friends or family to apply these skills. (This isn't troubleshooting. This was just my extreme creativity.) Except when I was taking a programming class (Visual Basic). The professor gave us two optional loops that would allow us to determine whether an input or series of inputs inside a 1D array were true or false when compared to a value. Looking over the two options that he wrote for us and all we had to do was patch it in our programs I thought they were more complicated than they had to be. He taught us to make our code as simple as possible so our programs used the minimum system resources to complete the desired task. So I asked him if I could write my own. He was intrigued that I wanted to try and write my own and said OK but that he had to check it before I used it. Within 24hrs I had it written, tested, and working. I showed him the following class. He was impressed and approved it. From then on any other application we wrote if we had to determine weather input(s) complied with a particular predetermined value I was able to use my simpler code to compare the value. Then approve or disapprove and have different things occur accordingly. Surprisingly I still have my code written down in my notebook if you ever want to write a program in VB that could use it.
  5. When I see fit I like going beyond the classroom to further my education. There's many useful things the colleges just don't teach that places like this forum will. I like coming here to share what I know, correct what I thought I knew, and learn new things. Like when someone has a problem that I have no understanding of. I can research the issue online and read peoples posts who answer their threads. Then theirs the people like the 2 or 3 in my current class. Server Administration, using CentOS, php myadmin, and a few other programs. A few people were caught cheating on the midterm. For whatever reason after the professor reported them the department responsible for dealing with those things said they can't do anything about it. So my professor is going to take matters into his own hands. That's someone who cares about his students learning.
  6. That makes me think that just because someone has a cozy job in the IT department at a college doesn't mean they should take the easy route and stop their education. If anything the way you describe Deep Freeze I'd go as far as to think people recommending companies use it are actually reverting. Sort of undoing what they learned to get there in the first place.
  7. My campus didn't enable Net Send (tried it). However with the remote shutdown in CMD you can add a "comment" which will display on your monitor. That worked. I know why they enabled remote showdown in windows. They utilize a program called Deep Freeze to rewrite an image of a pre-created OS and applications onto the boot disk. This cleans the drive of any altered information at each boot up which students may have done from that day. The remote shutdown come in by allowing a server somewhere to remote restart the entire campus which initiates Deep Freeze. It could backfire though if a student hijacks a computer with some programs. They can launch their attack and reboot the computer re-imaging the disk which would make it hard to know how they got in and with what tools. (The network is on a domain though so they'd have to use an account other than theirs) I haven't gone as far as trying to access servers that I'm not suppose to be in and I don't plan to. I have however used "Net View" and thanks to network discovery being enabled I can see a list of every active computer across campus which makes it very easy to target systems if it's on the same network. Including the servers. They like to name their servers after Greek and Egyptian gods for some reason.
  8. White hat hacking, bored during class, play around in the command prompt. Write a few batch files, beyond my initial discoveries I wanted to know how deep the hole went so I continued looking for vulnerabilities around the campus and more things showed up. Even found an unrestricted 1GBit port in a random hallway. You could do MANY things with that. Even hop subsets which would make it hard to track who was launching an attack. In reference to the analogies you made previously though is why I haven't told any staff or IT. Yes. Things I shouldn't be doing. With good intent though but I KNOW they wouldn't look at it that way. So I'm just hanging out until I suddenly hear "Someone broke into the network and launched an attack any we can't figure out who, how, why". Well you probably should have started by locking down this, this, and this.
  9. At the college I attend I've discovered multiple vulnerabilities in their systems. Including the ability to remote shutdown or restart every computer in a building simultaneously. I haven't told them about any of them though for fear of this.
  10. That won't work. The SATA cable is only for data. It won't power the drive to allow any transfer of data.
  11. Alright, I'll see what I can find. You'll probably have to drill holes in the case to mount it though because I think Dell uses their own proprietary motherboard form factors (At least in their server line-up). They don't follow any standard as far as I have been able to tell.
  12. Why do you want to stick with such an old socket? I built myself a dual socket server using LGA2011.
  13. Judging by the position and identical formation of other components nearby it I think it has something to do with a GDDR5 chip on the other side of the PCB. You might have just lost 512MB, or 1GB of VRAM. My knowledge of componentry on this level is limited but I believe it is called a surface mount resistor. It's designed to limit the voltage or current going to something. Edit: I was wrong. It's a capacitor, not a resistor. Still, I think it has something to do with a VRAM module.
  14. Ah, it's one of those motherboards. Nevermind onboard graphics won't work. I though we were dealing with an older motherboard where the onboard graphics processor is integrated into the motherboard.
  15. You motherboard looks to have a VGA connector on the back. Integrated graphics can be on the motherboard itself not the CPU.