Monthly Archives: May 2013

Cisco WAP4410N Setup

This is a brief note for initial setup of a Cisco Small Business Wireless Access Point (WAP) model WAP4410N. Default WAP IP and Mask: 192.168.1.245 mask 255.255.255.0 (/24) NOTE: If the WAP sees a DHCP server, it will get a … Continue reading

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Phone and Data Wiring

An IT job would note be complete without the need to specify, oversee, test, and occasionally do-it-yourself wiring for phone and data connections. There is a whole telecom language for all of the termination standards, cabling types, connectors, etc. It … Continue reading

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Track Cell Provider LTE Rollout

Cell providers in the US are currently in a race to deploy LTE coverage across the country and hopefully win over new customers while retaining existing customers. American mobile users are increasingly depending on high-quality cellular data services. Each provider … Continue reading

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Recommended Wifi Settings

Wifi networks suffer from interference of nearby networks. While you cannot get rid of nearby networks, you can optimize the settings on your wireless access point or router to achive better client compatibility and minimize interference. There are many guides … Continue reading

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PEAP Errors with WAP4410N and Microsoft RADIUS

With recent Windows updates and Cisco WAP4410N firmware updates, our Microsoft PEAP authentication started failing to our Windows wireless clients using WPA2-Enterprise security on the Wireless Access Point (WAP). I tried the usual solutions of making sure that the Microsoft … Continue reading

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RDP Remote Desktop Secrets

Here are some of my favorite Microsoft Remote Desktop (RDP) features. They are not often listed or demonstrated, so I’ll write them down to share: mstsc /v:SERVER-NAME Command-line way to connect to your server with RDP (MicroSoft Terminal Services Client … Continue reading

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javax.mail Compatibility for Tomcat 5 on CentOS 5

Some java web applications have compatibility issues with the Tomcat 5 server shipped with CentOS 5. The first troubleshooting step is to install the official Oracle Java JDK package. Once the JDK is installed, edit your system-wide environment variable “JAVA_HOME” … Continue reading

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RHEL 7 2014 Release

UPDATE March 2014 – RHEL 7 has still not been released. The Beta was released in December 2013 so hopefully we’ll see a production release during 2014 :-). Of significant interest is the switch to SGI XFS filesystem as the … Continue reading

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Open an ISO Image like a Zip File

Many popular software packages are available for download in the form of a CD or DVD “ISO” Image file. These files usually end in the extension *.iso and are designed to burn to an optical disk with ISO Image Burning … Continue reading

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Recent IPv6 Features for Cisco IOS

As more companies begin planning for an upcoming IPv6 transition, it is helpful to review the status of software IPv6 support from your network vendor. Here I will attempt to list a few recent updates in Cisco IOS that may … Continue reading

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