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Graham Carter

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    Graham Carter got a reaction from Lurick in That Satisfying...   
    lol too serious guys, just wanted the fastest cables in place for future proofing ūüôā
     
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    Graham Carter reacted to NinJake in Network Wide Machine Spec Query   
    Here's some useful articles. Assuming you have a shared drive/folder that all these computers/users can access to save an output file to, and that you have the ability to create GPO's. (Sounds like you can)
     
    https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/908669-gather-computer-information-on-a-domain-query-workstations
     
    https://www.robvanderwoude.com/wmic.php
     
    https://www.robvanderwoude.com/wmigen.php
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    Graham Carter reacted to PorkishPig in Network Wide Machine Spec Query   
    It would take a bit longer to parse out the data you receive, but it is certainly doable. Alternatively, I believe SpiceWorks and PDQ inventory can retrieve specs from domain computers without using their pathetic LAN scanners.
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    Graham Carter reacted to PorkishPig in Network Wide Machine Spec Query   
    Would the installation of software on client machines be out of the question? I've used GLPI and FusionInventory for a mass-scale inventory effort in the past. Client machines contact GLPI with their specs periodically which is then inventoried by FusionInventory. This is different from LANSweeper and SpiceWorks, as the host machine uses remote access to retrieve specs from WMI.
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    Graham Carter reacted to LogicalDrm in Flame Warriors!   
    *** Thread locked '**
     
    Keep this kind of posts to your status updates, please.
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    Graham Carter got a reaction from maartendc in Apple has released new Bootcamp Drivers - including new November 2019 AMD Graphics drivers!   
    Hmm, gonna give these a try... the current bluetooth drivers for use with Apple mouse and keyboard do not work in Windows 10 via bootcamp on any Mac!
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    Graham Carter reacted to DarkShame2 in Why is the notch so hated by everyone?   
    Same here, but for pop up camera as we go bezel less; it'll be interesting on how phone makers will develop a front camera.
  8. Agree
    Graham Carter reacted to MagnumOpus in Why is the notch so hated by everyone?   
    After using a phone with a Notch, It does not really bother me at all. You just get used to it after some time.
    The only trend I'm worried about is the Motorized camera thingy, I don't like having a pop-up camera at all.
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    Graham Carter got a reaction from Mateyyy in MacOS Catalina Just Released!   
    Here we go!

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    Graham Carter reacted to NumLock21 in Why is the notch so hated by everyone?   
    Some failed to realized the notch used to be a bezel, so I don't get why some are complaining about it so much.
  11. Funny
    Graham Carter reacted to Windows7ge in Windows 10 Defender Firewall Rant   
    What I hate is by default with a fresh install you have to enable allowing the PC to be discoverable just to ping the interface. Heaven forbid you forget to enable it you're bang your head against the wall down the road wondering why you cant ping the NIC from another computer.
     
    Like jeez, I'm not even trying to get in I just want to know if I can talk to you. Why does this have to be so hard?
  12. Funny
    Graham Carter reacted to Anghammarad in Windows 10 Defender Firewall Rant   
    You'll get even more funny moments as soon as you/or some admin configures Windows Firewall rulesets with GPO. Then you sit at a customers endpoint, change Firewall Rulesets and they just don't work. They get shown, listed at active but don't get applied due to to Domain GPO Rulesets which totally disable local rulesets.
     
     
  13. Informative
    Graham Carter reacted to Ashley xD in MacOS Catalina   
    i'm running it as main OS on my MacBook... the only thing i noticed so far is that disk utility doesn't want to restore an iso to a usb drive, and Etcher fails too. 
  14. Informative
    Graham Carter reacted to Ashley xD in MacOS Catalina   
    the only thing that's broken for me is WhatsApp not opening because it's not from an identified developer even though i installed it from the App Store. 
  15. Informative
    Graham Carter reacted to Ashley xD in MacOS Catalina   
    i'm running it as well. 

  16. Informative
    Graham Carter got a reaction from Ben17 in CAT8 Ethernet Cables   
    Not really, the CAT8 cables were really good value (less than £10 for 5 meters) and with the previous CAT5E cables, the NIC connection speeds were 1gig  anyway!  The post was more of an observation as to how much better overall network latency is with the higher category cables ?
  17. Funny
    Graham Carter got a reaction from minibois in CAT8 Ethernet Cables   
    CAT8 Ethernet Cables
    (40Gbps 2000Mhz)
     

     
    ... where have you been all my life!
     
    For many years, have run a small home network, consisting of the usual stuff, printers, games consoles, NAS, network switch ,Apple TV's, Amazon Fire TV's etc etc
    Always like to keep ahead of the game when it comes to overall network and internet speeds.

     
    However to my detriment, was still employing CAT5 cabling, which I foolishly thought wouldn't play much of a part in overall network performance...how wrong I was!
    Saw a good deal on Amazon the other day and snagged a selection of CAT8 cables for our home.
     
    OMG what a difference it made!

     
    Game latency vastly improved, overall ping rates and network jitter way down! File transfer speeds maxed out and stable, heck even firing up GlobalProtect VPN (I work remotely on Wednesdays) was much snappier.
     

    Discuss... anyone else running CAT7 OR 8 cabling?  Any tips or tricks to tweak networking hardware to take advantage?
     
  18. Funny
    Graham Carter got a reaction from Lurick in CAT8 Ethernet Cables   
    CAT8 Ethernet Cables
    (40Gbps 2000Mhz)
     

     
    ... where have you been all my life!
     
    For many years, have run a small home network, consisting of the usual stuff, printers, games consoles, NAS, network switch ,Apple TV's, Amazon Fire TV's etc etc
    Always like to keep ahead of the game when it comes to overall network and internet speeds.

     
    However to my detriment, was still employing CAT5 cabling, which I foolishly thought wouldn't play much of a part in overall network performance...how wrong I was!
    Saw a good deal on Amazon the other day and snagged a selection of CAT8 cables for our home.
     
    OMG what a difference it made!

     
    Game latency vastly improved, overall ping rates and network jitter way down! File transfer speeds maxed out and stable, heck even firing up GlobalProtect VPN (I work remotely on Wednesdays) was much snappier.
     

    Discuss... anyone else running CAT7 OR 8 cabling?  Any tips or tricks to tweak networking hardware to take advantage?
     
  19. Funny
    Graham Carter got a reaction from Mr.Humble in CAT8 Ethernet Cables   
    Not really, the CAT8 cables were really good value (less than £10 for 5 meters) and with the previous CAT5E cables, the NIC connection speeds were 1gig  anyway!  The post was more of an observation as to how much better overall network latency is with the higher category cables ?
  20. Funny
    Graham Carter got a reaction from Mr.Humble in CAT8 Ethernet Cables   
    CAT8 Ethernet Cables
    (40Gbps 2000Mhz)
     

     
    ... where have you been all my life!
     
    For many years, have run a small home network, consisting of the usual stuff, printers, games consoles, NAS, network switch ,Apple TV's, Amazon Fire TV's etc etc
    Always like to keep ahead of the game when it comes to overall network and internet speeds.

     
    However to my detriment, was still employing CAT5 cabling, which I foolishly thought wouldn't play much of a part in overall network performance...how wrong I was!
    Saw a good deal on Amazon the other day and snagged a selection of CAT8 cables for our home.
     
    OMG what a difference it made!

     
    Game latency vastly improved, overall ping rates and network jitter way down! File transfer speeds maxed out and stable, heck even firing up GlobalProtect VPN (I work remotely on Wednesdays) was much snappier.
     

    Discuss... anyone else running CAT7 OR 8 cabling?  Any tips or tricks to tweak networking hardware to take advantage?
     
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    Graham Carter reacted to KuJoe in Phone Number Switching   
    I personally think that anybody who has their primary number attached to a cell phone plan is asking for trouble, but again that's just my opinion. I've given up on the whole transferring numbers back in 2012 when I ported my primary phone number to Google Voice, now I can switch SIM cards or pick and choose which of my 3 phones I want to carry with me and still have the same number and people always know how to contact me, not to mention the number rings on my landline which I've changed countless times over the years.
     
    I know that was slightly off topic, but in response to your question: No, I don't think people who change their numbers are of lower intelligence but I do think they're equal to those people who go through the trouble of changing their phone number and being stuck with a single phone carrier because of it. Interpret that as you wish.
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    Graham Carter reacted to colonel_mortis in Play Store - 1 Harmfull App Removed   
    I've not had any apps removed so I'm not certain, but if you tap the banner (not the refresh icon, but somewhere else on "1 harmful app removed") I believe it gives you more information.
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    Graham Carter reacted to duncannah in MacOS - Rename Disk Image Within DMG?   
    Here's a way I just figured out now:
    1- Mount the DMG
    2- Right click the drive in DIsk Utility, select "Image from <NAME>"
    3- Set format to "read/write" then save
    4- Mount the new DMG
    5- Rename it in Disk Utility, then unmount to save
    6- If you want to keep it read only, repeat steps 1, 2 and 3 while keeping the format as "read only"
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    Graham Carter reacted to Jarsky in Network Switch To Speed Up Performance   
    It's worth pointing out that the "SuperHub" is just a combined router and switch in 1. Even cheap ISP supplied routers have fairly decent packet switching rates that there should be no discernible difference if any between using the SuperHub or using the Netgear switch for such a small number of ports. Switching packet rate becomes more of a thing when you start getting up to 16+ ports which is why they generally have much faster processors, so they can switch hundres of thousands, or even millions of packets per second. 
     
    With those 3 devices you won't see any difference. 
    If you're noticing scrubbing slowness it's probably due to the processing power given it's a low powered device. I see a big difference between my HTPC i3 7100 and my Android TV (which also uses the quad core Snapdragon like the FireTV) just due to the power difference of the devices. 
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    Graham Carter reacted to Lurick in Network Switch To Speed Up Performance   
    If the Virgin Media device is gigabit on all ports then you won't get any performance gain by adding in a switch.
    No configuration changes needed, provided it's all on the same subnet the switch will switch packets after learning what's connected to what ports so no need for traffic to go to the router.
    No network config changes.
    If you use a different subnet then traffic will need to hit the router, if it supports that kind of configuration (multiple subnets), to reach anything on the different subnets so I would avoid doing so.
     
     
    @HanZie82 Is correct, traffic will only hit the router if it's on two different subnets or needs to reach the internet, local traffic will stay on the switch.
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