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Unauthorized DHCP Servers: DENIED!

September 8th, 2009 at 10:13 am » Comments (6)

Has anyone ever plugged a Cable/DSL router into your network without authorization? Those things have DHCP servers on by default, you probably know that. And you want DHCP at home, and for that matter at work, too. But only one per network, or things get nasty really fast! (There are some legitimate redundant DHCP configuration […]

Bye Meraki, Hello Open-Mesh: Revisiting the Campground WiFi!

July 23rd, 2009 at 3:20 pm » Comments (5)

Two years ago, almost to the day (which I just noticed!), I went up to the Indiana District Assemblies of God campground in Hartford City, ย IN. Purpose? Set up and test four Meraki Mini mesh routers with their satellite internet connection. You can read about my initial escapade here and here (corny play on words […]

Dave Ramsey Town Hall For Hope Test

April 22nd, 2009 at 5:49 pm » Comments (0)

We, along with over 6,000 other venues, are hosting the Dave Ramsey Town Hall For Hope event tomorrow night (Thursday the 23rd of April). There have been several tests planned because the event is being distributed via the internet (primarily) to most event host locations. As you can imagine, that’s quite a bit of bandwidth […]

Comcast Home Internet without the cr*pware

February 17th, 2009 at 12:48 pm » Comments (0)

This morning we switched at home from 1.5Mbit AT&T DSL to 6Mbit Comcast Cable internet (yay!). I remembered from last time we had Comcast that they (like AT&T) like to send a CD that you are required to use to activate your modem, but also happens to install things that no sane IT person would […]

Using Free Wireless and VPNs

May 31st, 2008 at 11:23 pm » Comments (5)

I read Tony Dye’s post on Wireless Safety: The VPN Question and wanted to share a comment. It turned into a post of its own, so I’ve moved it into one :-) Read his post first so this makes sense. If a laptop user establishes a VPN connection to your corporate VPN server, and doesn’t […]

Is SonicWALL the Answer?

April 12th, 2008 at 8:03 am » Comments (1)

MinistryTECH and the Church IT Roundtable gave me a lot of great opportunities to gain interest in and discuss SonicWALL solutions with Mark Moreno, consultant and reseller, and SonicWALL poster children Jason Lee and Jeremie Kilgore. I must admit to being more than a little impressed with the combination of flexibility, power, and price that […]

Spotlight: Monitor Windows Servers and Computers Graphically (FREE!)

March 1st, 2008 at 12:51 pm » Comments (5)

Why have I never heard of this before?! It’s called Spotlight on Windows from Quest Software, it’s free, and it’s worth more like a million bucks or so. If you manage a Windows server, or servers, please install and try this software now. I’ve never before seen a free–and easy-to-install–tool that gives such immediate visual, […]

iTunes Store breaks, ISA 2004 SP3 to blame

January 10th, 2008 at 12:39 pm » Comments (3)

This past Tuesday, I installed ISA 2004 Service Pack 3. I’ve got a recent configuration backup from the last time I had some SSL certificate issues (that was fun enough I think I’ve blocked it out too much to blog about it!), so I figured trying it out couldn’t hurt, and it had a lot […]

HP ProCurve gets A in Tech Support

December 17th, 2007 at 3:49 pm » Comments (0)

Now that the semester is over, I can spend a few moments on this blog after my brief (13 day) absence! I recently upgraded the firmware on all of the HP ProCurve switches we installed as part of our building project last year. It is so nice to have managed switches! We have ProCurve Manager […]

Wire, wire, everywhere; now it’s in the ceiling

November 17th, 2007 at 1:21 am » Comments (0)

On Tuesday and Wednesday this week, I assisted one of our maintenance staff with running twelve wires around the building. We made two runs, each with six cables (four network and two coax). Running six cables at a time through dropped ceilings in an old building (mostly, some parts were in the new building) takes […]