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About KTFO|SGTmoody

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  1. I buy branded cable, ( i use alot so i get the 350m boxes) but anything made by EXCEL or Brandrex etc is good. the higher the AWG stated on the cable the better. Cat5e is fine, if you want to spend the extra on 6 then thats ok to but you wont see a difference unless its long distances or your doing 10G in your rack. I use branded EXCEL cat5e crimp connectors and a good quility crimp tool. Those cheap ones of ebay with the green handel are pants, seriously i have seen so many failed cables made with those tools is incredible, they dont push the pins in properly so you get pairs that just dont work. Also pay attention to the way you make the cables up. If you make even the smallest slice though a core in the cable it will impact the perfomance, IE it links up at 100Mb, or flaps like mad if you touch it. Stranded is a little nicer to use if your just making patch cables, Solid core is better if your using punch down patch panels. To give you an idea of the suppliers i use to buy it check out: cablemonkey networkscentre commsexpress BTW cat6e is fake, the standard does not exist, i bought some off ebay once to see what it was like, haha i turned it in to phone cable for some DSL patches.
  2. yeh thats what i did last year, i was hoping that they would have fixed it by now. ah well. windows7 is still better than the rest. atleast i have my "free" key now before they stop providing upgrades
  3. this worked to a degree. but i have not got any where becuase " Note: Creating Intel ANS teams and VLANs on Windows® 10 is currently not supported. As a result, when created, teams and VLANs do not pass traffic. We expect that ANS will be supported on Windows 10 client in a future release. " Thanks intel and windows 10
  4. Hi. I just upgraded my Win7 Ultimate system to Win10 Pro. Previously i had manualy installed the network driver for my system to make use of the Vlans SNMP etc. ofcouse now win10 likes to use its own driver and my network setup for the pc is broken. I need the Vlan support back. Im running a Asus formula V motherboard with a Intell 82583V network adapter. I have turned off automatic driver download via the control panel > control panel > System > Advanced system settings > Hardware > Device installation settings. "selected No" and rebooted. I again go in to device manager and uninstall my network adapter driver. seconds later windows 10 re-installs the dam thing. even after not refreshing the list and running the manual driver installer again the driver re-appers and i can not manualy install the driver as i have a "newer" one installed by windows 10. I have also tried the netcfg -d command to remove the drive also. It removes it and then re-installs it again. I am now about to boot in to safe mode and try to do it that way. If anyone has any ideas i would be gratefull, i have allready spent a few hours on google, its driving me insane Thanks.
  5. The Intell YT674 is normaly allright, there are Sun and HP branded ones that also work just as well so up to you what you go for. just do a seach on ebay, the used ones pulled out of servers are quite cheep now
  6. yeh their allright. just be aware that 1u servers are allways the loudest so you want this to be somewhere that you and other people are not, however its not the loudest either. if you need a rackmount server then look for the newer 2u servers like the R710 they dont make as much noise (this excludes supermicro servers, they are just allways noisy)
  7. Within windows server: Setup a domain Setup active directory - look at Group policy Setup a file sever Setup a PXE server Setup DNS server Setup DHCP server Setup web server TFTP server FTP server snmp service Setup a HyperV server with some linux hosts then in linux setup web servers, dns and dhcp servers SAMBA shares proxy server snmp server cacti monitoring server - add all your servers, switches, routers here observium monitoring server - add all your servers, switches, routers here Cisco stuffs: basic setup of switches and routers different routing protocals static routes, OSPF etc etc differences between L2 and L3 ports Vlans and Vlan routing STP updating ios's on devices by TFTP and FTP servers copying and downloading configs on to ftp servers - usefull for multiple people to have their own configs, ssh server snmp server probably the best thing you can do while working on cisco devices is learning the "show" commands so you can figure out why its broken theres lots more but i think this should get you started
  8. I did have one running in server 2012R2 so should work in 2008 as well. Although PFsense clearly say that running PFsense in HyperV is not supported. However it does work with some fiddling. I had issues with it every time i made a change on the router i would need to reboot it for the change to apply which was annoying. In the end I moved the pfsense router to a VMware host instead. I did have some points where if I created a second PFsense router it would not pick up the interfaces properly and then if I deleted it and did the whole VM creation thing again it would so you have to try a few times. Your best bet is to install Vsphere and run your PFsense router and windows server within that, it will make things easier in the long run. But here is my config within windows for that PFsense router. Basic steps: Make sure you can see your phisical addapters in windows first and be able to use them. If you cant see them then you need to download the drivers for your cards. Create a virtual switch within HyperV Manager and select your adapter interfaces. Create your VM in HyperV Add 2 Legacy network adapters and select your virtual switches that you created. Boot from PFsense .ISO and manualy select and configure your interfaces. During boot it should show your interfaces and MAC addresses (your virtual switches will have their own MAC's so this is how you can tell what interface is what) However the first interface shown by P0 (or what ever it calls it) is normaly the first interface you created on the VM setup. I have an image below of what my setup for a HyperV PFsense machine looks like.
  9. When looking at the ends you should see the copper of the cable showing though the plastic (it will be butted up agaist it so it cant go any further IE no gap) if there is a gap or you can see one of the pins that goes in to one of the copper cables then this is your problem. All ethernet cables should be: You can see the copper has reached the end and can not go any further. the shething (isulate around the 4 pairs) is held in place tightly via the crimp and is actualy inside the connector (pushed in as far as it can go is the best) all crimped pins are fully incerted in to the cable, compare the sides and note the depth, then compare the others, when looking at the sides you should see the teath have penetrated the copper wire and are pushing on the top of the hole for the wire. the colours match the correct standard. Standards are either A or B. A starts with White/Green, Green, B starts with White/Orange, Orange (reading left to right with the clip facing to the floor) If all this checks out then there could be a break in the cable. If your cable is only working at 100Mbps then you can narrow the colours that are causing an issue: Colours blue and brown are used for 1000Mbps connectivity, Orange and Green for 100Mbps, to be clear you have to have all 4 pairs working to get full 1000Mbps rather than one or the other. so if there is a problem is most likely to do with the blue and or brown wires. Link to colour code: http://softwaressolutions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/rj-45-11.gif
  10. Probably this is your best bet: http://support.netgear.com/product/gs724tv3 I have a few of these and have unplugged the fan on them, they havent died yet after the 3+years of consistant use. Its only a smart switch but would probably have all you nead anyway, IE VLANs, LACP, SNMP etc etc. so its web managed rather than done over CLI wich is probably better for you anyway. You can get these quite cheeply now off ebay. Edit: make sure you get the V2 or V3 version as the web control panel is better on these. They do also do a 48 port version of the switch (gs748t) I wouldnt go just unpluging fans on any switches are you risk frying them so dont do these on a Layer3 switch or a POE one but these are ok, they dont get to hot.
  11. No problem, Well at least you can proove it now. You will need to setup smokeping to give you a months worth of logged data.
  12. there isnt a single package to do this but I monitor my home connection in a number of ways. I use pingplotter for routes, packet loss and ping https://www.pingplotter.com/ Smokeping for measuring and recording packet loss http://oss.oetiker.ch/smokeping/ Cacti for monitoring and recording my current internet usage ( you would need some sort of managed device with SNMP support that all your internet trafic can go though to do this) http://www.cacti.net/ I suggest that you use an old pc and set these up to run 24/7 as you cant realy just open the applictions and say its broken. for smokeping and cacti you will need a linux server. pingplotter will run on windows and monitor a limmited amount of targets (for the free version) To select targets to ping chose one or two of your ISP's routers and some other targets arround the world. So for the world targets i use http://bgp.he.net/ and type the countries in seach and pick an IP range then just ping a few random ip's within that range until you get an answer. its best to chose routers as these dont normaly die. You will need to use the "tracert" command to fully make use of the above method. Remember just because you have a blank space or "time out" in a trace route, it does not mean its broken, the router may block/chose not to respond to ICMP even though its "up" allthough probably the best targets for you to ping are the public route servers as you can use V4 and V6 https://www.iana.org/domains/root/servers Hope this helps some what, any questions im happy to answer!
  13. Probably, it depends how your network is set up. The basic's are you cant have two internet gateways "normaly". You would need to specify which adapter your VPN used also. Im farely sure at least in windows you can just sellect to use a different adapter for VPN's such as PPTP Personlay what i have done is I have setup and VPN client using PFsense and that client is setup on a different local network range. So I keep my normal home network and also have another, Any extra networks or adapters you dont set the Default gateway on. So you keep your "internet" connection and also still have access to your VPN network range. You can use your second adapter for your VPN client connection thats fine. EG: Lan1 (internet) (defualt gateway Lan2 (VPN Client1) No default gateway Lan3 (VPN Client 2) No default gateway This setup howerver will take some time to do, I only chose this way because I need to have access to multiple VPN ranges. Another posibility is that you just buy a second small PC have one NIC on the internet and the other directly attatched to you PC that you just remote desktop to.
  14. I was using a Nikon p600. It has a 60X zoom http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-COOLPIX-Digital-Discontinued-Manufacturer/dp/B00IA9LOZS Though they have just brought one out with 83X zoom http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-COOLPIX-Digital-Optical-Built-In/dp/B00U2W4JEY I wasnt using a Telescope in those pictures
  15. Heres mine, I stayed up all night to see the whole thing. I took these in the UK