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Understanding the Cisco IOS File Name Convention

Cisco IOS naming conventions can seem a bit confusing, however to avoid bricking a device its important that you have a full understanding of the Cisco IOS naming conventions. Before planning an upgrade or install of an IOS file, it is very important that you check the name of each IOS file. The IOS file name is usually similar to this form xxxx-yyy-ww.aaa-bb.bin 1. The xxxx is the platform. For example: c1005 – For 1005 platform c1600 – For 1600 platform c1700 – For 1700, 1720, and 1750 platforms c2500 – For 25xx, 3xxx, 5100, and AO (11.2 and later only) platforms c2600 – For 2600 platform c2800 – For Catalyst 2800 platform c29

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How to change The BIOS Boot Order

Quick BIOS Boot order – sequence change tutorial If you have ever needed to boot from a CD, DVD or USB device you will know about bringing up the boot menu or changing the boot sequence in the BIOS boot options, if you don’t know then this if for you. BIOS (Basic Input Output Subsystem) is a programmable chip that controls how information is passed to various devices on the motherboard. A typical method to access the BIOS screen is to press either ESC, F1, F2, F8 or F10 (Depending on your computer manufacturer or BIOS Version) when your computer is booting, You will have to be quick as some machines don’t give you much time

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Top 10 keyboard shortcuts everyone should know

Using keyboard shortcuts can greatly increase your productivity, reduce repetitive strain, and help keep you focused. For example, highlighting text with the keyboard and pressing Ctrl + C is much faster than taking your hand from the keyboard, highlighting the text using the mouse, clicking copy from the file menu, and then putting your hand back in place on the keyboard. Below are our top 10 keyboard shortcuts we recommend everyone memorize and use. Ctrl + C or Ctrl + Insert Copy the highlighted text or selected item. Ctrl + V or Shift + Insert Paste the text or object that’s in the clipboard. Ctrl + Z and Ctrl + Y Undo any change. Fo

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How to get a Bitcoin address

Getting a Bitcoin address with a Coinbase wallet is as easy as 1,2,3! Sign up with Coinbase here: https://www.coinbase.com/singup Go to the Addresses Section here: https://www.coinbase.com/addresses Click ‘Create New Address’ Any address you create here will remain associated with your Coinbase account forever. You can generate as many addresses as you like. Click the “Details” button next to any address to display the corresponding QR code. These work similar to barcodes at the grocery store, and can be scanned with a smartphone to reveal your bitcoin address. Want free bitcoin?

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What is a Bitcoin / Cryptocurrency Faucet?

A faucet is the name given to any website or app which gives away free coins. There are many bitcoin faucets on the net, as well as many similar service for other coins. The name ‘faucet’ literally means a tap, like the ones you have for your kitchen and bathroom sinks. Following this same metaphor, the small amount of coins that users are able to claim from the site are often called ‘drops’. At most faucet sites a user may claim their free coins by providing a payment address and completing a Captcha puzzle to prove that they are human. Usually your computer’s IP address will be recorded when you make a claim, and you will not be a

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ip tcp adjust-mss causing browsing problems

Cisco Router causing browsing problems after installing a cisco router I saw that users were not able to browse the internet, strangely enough they could open the home page or the landing page of a website but could browse no further, as in click a link on the site or view the next page. after a few hours of troubleshooting it turned out to be a really simple fix all I had to do was make a minor tweak to the mass adjust. ip tcp adjust-mss 1300 What does the ip tcp adjust-mss do. Any packet that contains an initial tcp header flowing through your router will be examined against the mss. The mss in the header will be lowered to this amount if

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Free WordPress Gold Price Plugin

Found this handy little plugin, where by using only shortcode you can place the Kitco price of gold anywhere on your website in pages, posts, widgets and RSS feed. The gold price output is simple plain text so is unobtrusive. The live gold price output aligned with the Kitco spot gold bid price and is never more than $0.07 per gram different than the published kitco price. Advantages over other solutions: It updates automatically every 1 minute. There are no costs, backlinks or advertising! Its FREE If you have any questions or need help with the plugin please email us at info@gold-feed.com Looking for the paid version of this plugin? Visi

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UPS Delivery Notification Tracking Number

If you receive an email with the following subject? and it has an .html attachment there is a good chance that it is a virus, the attachment is a very good copy of a DHL notification tempting you into clicking a link which installs some nasty stuff.     Subject: UPS Delivery Notification, Tracking Number AQ4QALSP4NJ3X7J50Y Sending address: auto-notify@ups.com Display Name: UPS Quantum View  

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How to setup XAMPP on windows

How to setup/install apache (XAMPP) on windows XAMPP is probably the simplest and Fastest way to get Apache installed on your Windows 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, and 7 system. XAMPP contains: Apache, MySQL, PHP + PEAR, Perl, mod_php, mod_perl, mod_ssl, OpenSSL, phpMyAdmin, Webalizer, Mercury Mail Transport System It will run on any Win32 Systems, Step 1: Download XAMPP Here: http://www.apachefriends.org/download.php?xampp-win32-1.7.4-VC6-installer.exe Step 2: Run the Installer, it is an extremely simple insall process, Default setup will be perfect 99% of the time   Step 3: After the installation, you can find the XAMPP control Utility

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How to Enable hidden themes Windows 7

How to Enable hidden themes Windows 7 Windows 7 by default has only few themes available for customization. People who are not satisfied with these in build themes can get few more themes for Windows 7 which are actually hidden. These themes are available for certain regional countries such as Australia, Canada, Great Britain, United States and South Africa. These themes can be revealed and used by the following steps. Open Windows Explorer and click Organise Select Folder and Search Options and navigate to the View tab. Select Show hidden files, folders and drivers and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended). Click Yes,

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Foxit Adobe Acrobat Alternative Free

Foxit Adobe Acrobat Alternative Free PDF is one of the most trusted and advanced way documentation. In PF, you get lot many options which are not there in Word. The most important thing is compatibility. You can open any PDF document on any computer using a reader. Since PDF reader “Adobe Acrobat” is bit bulky in size and takes much space, here is another reader for PDFs which is light in weight i.e. less bulky and really open faster than Acrobat. Yes, It is free. Foxit Reader is a free PDF reader for windows, Linux. Here is the Download Link for Windows and Linux. Download Foxit Reader for Windows Download Foxit Reader for Linux Advantag

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How to find your google+ url

Finding your Google+ URL is really simple. Firstly Log in to Google+ (http://plus.google.com) Click on the “profile” tab to view your own profile: Then look at the URL in yout browser, it should look something like: https://plus.google.com/100702557265550860511/posts 4) That will be your Google+ URL.

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UltraVNC Silent install and hidden tray icon

Here is a little handy How to on how to do I silent install of Ultra VNC via a logon script (Batch File) using a Modified UltraVNC Installation where the Tray Icon has been made transparent – The full Zip containing the Modified files can be found on the link at the bottom of the page. First lets start with the batch file, It’s really simple stuff, It basically just stops any existing winvncservice uninstalls then copies the modified files to Program files and starts the services after install. — Logon.bat ————————————————R

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How to Set Up In-house Helpdesk for Free

How to Set Up In-house Helpdesk for Free If you support multiple users, computers, networks, printers, or servers then you know that keeping track of current problems or keeping inventory on all of your devices can sometimes be overwhelming. It can be even tougher if you have multiple engineer and are trying to keep track of what has and hasn’t been done. The good thing is that there is a free solution that will greatly help you with all of this. In the following tutorial, I would like to show you how to set up and use this tool. Spiceworks IT Desktop is a free Network Inventory, Help Desk, Reporting, Monitoring and Troubleshooting applica

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Search the Internet from Windows Start Menu

Search the Internet from Windows Start Menu The start menu search box is convenient way to search through PC – but you can also use this search box to perform double duty by making to search the internet from well within the Start menu search. To enable this log on with an administrator account and perform this: In the Start menu search box, type ‘gpedit.msc’ (without quotes) and press enter to run the Group Policy Editor. Go to User Configuration –> Administrative Templates –> Start Menu and Taskbar. Double click “Add search internet link to Start Menu”, and then from the screen that appears, select Enabled. Then click O

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