Thursday, February 21, 2019

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Repurposing a PC for pfsense

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Background: I have several local area networks in my lab, each connecting to the Internet. On one of them, the SOHO router I was using failed. It was terminal, so I paid my respects, and then moved on to a better solution: pfsense running on a PC. pfsense is an open-source firewall solution that you can download for free. If you...

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Virtualization Server Build: Xeon E3 – ESXi 6.7

(see videos below.) For a while now, I have run all of my virtual machines locally from my main workstation. Now however,...
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Introduction to Computer Troubleshooting (A+)

Technical troubleshooting ability is vital for a person who works with computers. This video gets into the basics of computer troubleshooting. It's...

IPv4 Classes and CIDR

I wrote this article to discuss IPv4 classes and classless addressing and compare the two. Most companies make use of a classless network (or...
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Laptop Upgrade Part 2 – HyperX RAM – Satellite E45

Part 2 of this laptop's upgrade. Here I upgrade the RAM on the system from the stock 6 GB to 16 GB. That completes...
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Laptop Upgrade Part 1 – Samsung 850 EVO – Satellite E45

In this video I demonstrate how to upgrade a magnetic-based hard disk drive in a laptop to a solid-state drive. In short: HDD to...
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Where to Find the Answers to Computer Technology Questions

In this 26 minute video, I give some advice on where to look for answers to technology questions and problems. The suggestions in the...

A+ 220-901 & 220-902 Study Page

Welcome to my CompTIA A+ 220-901 & 220-902 study page! The A+ certification is designed to test your skills with PCs, laptops, mobile devices,...

NVMe M.2 SSD Install – 960 PRO – 512 GB

Hello friends. Today I'm installing and testing a Samsung 960 PRO 512 GB NVMe M.2 SSD. Click to watch the video---20 minutes. Read on for...

Security+ SY0-501 Study Page

Welcome to my SY0-501 Study Page! The CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 certification shows employers that you have a broad understanding of computer security concepts. The...

NAS Box Install DS218+, WD 4 TB Red, RAID1, 4 GB...

Today I am installing a Synology DS218+ network attached storage (NAS) box and configuring it as a 4 TB RAID 1 array. Click to watch...