A recent change in my ISP setup forced me to deal with an issue I have been keeping on the back burner. A while back, I had to change to a new VPN client for work. I had difficulty connecting as it told me a firewall must be blocking IPSEC or UDP. Blaming it on the router I had circled thru several with some initial success but ultimately failure. Having no choice now, I have narrowed it down to my network switch. the VPN is IPsec to a cisco vpn server (port 4500 and all).
Bottom line, with switches like GS108Tv2 and GS-1100-5 between my work pc and router (currently Sophos UTM 9) no problem. But my fancy tplink t1600g-28ts, no go. it validates the password ok but can't connect the vpn itself.
Any seasoned veterans out there have an idea how this switch could be messing it up?
thanks in advance!
Okay, so I'll be moving in about a month to a different home and I'm trying to gather the necessary materials to set up a relatively extensive mixed home network. In order to simply get off the ground and get started, I've chosen the following pieces of equipment:
Modem: Our area is served by Spectrum and here's the list of the approved modems. Any suggestions on one of these? Router: Cisco RV320 Firewall Device: Do you recommend hardware here or use the router's software firewall? Switch: Cisco SG200 Access Point: Cisco Aironet 3602I Controller: Cisco 2504
So, I'm a complete novice when it comes to building a mixed home network that will eventually entail a server room, NAS, etc. However, I do know that I want all Gigabit equipment and the switch I chose is ginormous simply because I want the overhead to add connections later (IOW, I don't mind that it's overkill). Also, again just because I can, I'm looking to get primarily enterprise quality equipment. I'm not looking to burn money just to burn money, but I'm also not afraid to spend a little for a more quality network and something to learn on.
If I'm thinking correctly, I'll connect into the modem , then to the router, then to the firewall (if necessary), then to the switch, then have the controller in one of the switch ports and the POE AP in one of the POE ports on the switch. This, then, should give me both wired (by plugging Cat6a into the switch for other devices) and wireless access (via the AP), correct? Am I forgetting/missing something?
Really appreciate you entertaining this novice as I try to learn/build this network. You can see my ultimate goals here (Lofty, I know).
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You might have seen my other post about a way to install two CPU fans to the heatsink of the Micro Server Gen 8 on the forum. If not then check it out here. I posted full instructions on my blog here.
I am trying to find a way to stop the noise of the fans when the server isn't producing much processor heat. I think a temperature switch is the best way to go. Something like in the image attached. It allows me to change the temp value but it looks like it might only turn off the switch when it gets hot. I want this the other way around. Does anyone know if this is the case or whether this item would actually work?
We have several Surface Pro 2's deployed at my company that all use docking stations. Every so often, and there doesn't seem to be a rhyme or reason to it, the external monitors hooked up to the dock will lose all display capabilities.
I've tried restarting the surface, checking the monitor connections, and running windows updates and made sure all drivers were up to date and current. (Example of one that happened the other day was that one monitor still worked but the other would not. I would go into the Screen Resolution dialogue box and try turning the screen back on but after applying the settings the screen would automatically turn back off. )
The only thing I found to fix the problem is undocking the Surface, unplugging power from the dock, plug the power back in and then re-dock the device. After following these steps the monitors will work fine again.
Like I said, this is an intermittent issue and is hard to replicate but was wondering if this was a known problem or if there is any known fix for it out there??
Thanks in advance for the help.
Hi, now that I have a surface 2 and it is the only computer in the home I was daydreaming about connecting it to a HDMI monitor.
Will any HDMI interface display work or does a certain size and resolution work best?