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cisco IOS cheatsheat

quick IP config >enable #config t (config)#interface FastEthernet 0 (config-if)#no shut (config-if)#ip address (config-if)#exit (config)#ip default-gateway (config)#ip route (config)#exit #ping (should succeed) #copy run start (dont forget!) Setting up Services >enable #config t (config)#enable secret abc123 (config)#hostname c1720-24-99 (config)#snmp-server community public RO (config)#snmp-server community private RW (config)#line vty […]

Add a 5th drive to Dell PowerEdge R410

These servers are great if you only need 4 drives, but what if you want to LVM or RAID 4 of the drives and then have a 5th drive for the OS? There is no power available for a 5th drive, nor any space. Luckily there are 2 internal USB ports. You can use a […]

Printing to Samsung ML-2010 via windows sharing

I couldn’t find a solution anywhere but here is how I got it working. The printer is connected to windows 7 and shared with the name SAMSUNG. I download the samsung drivers for OS X from and install my Macbook. Then I go to System Preferences -> Print&Fax -> (Plus Sign) Tab -> Advanced Type: […]

Philips 42PF7220A/37B Plasma repair

I bought a refurbished Philips 42″ plasma back in 2006 and today I noticed some strange behavior. The bottom half of the screen would either go black or experience extreme distortion. I figured it was hopeless but then I gave it a good kick and it fixed it. It would reoccur but it could usually […]

Griffin Powerdock – a superior alternative

The iphone 2g included a dock, now with the 3G and 3GS, no dock is included. The dock can be purchased from the apple store for $29, but if you have more than one apple product, there is a far better option available to you. Enter the Griffin Powerdock. For $32 ( you can charge […]

iPhone 2G unlocked and running 3.0 OS

Even though the OS just came out, this is actually a very easy mod. I just downloaded the files from You use the to create a new firmware file (.ipsw) and then restore the file to your phone. Once the firmware has loaded, it will reboot and update the baseband (be patient). Pwnage […]

Macbook Pro and iPhone 3GS – Christmas in July!

It all started last week, with the unveiling of the new Macbook Pros and iPhone 3GS. Right after the iPhone’s launch I went to buy one from the online apple store, but it appeared I was going to lose any AT&T discounts which I had in place. Instead I waited until the next day and […]

multiple devices on a WGA600N bridge

Linksys describes this devices as a “Wireless Gaming Adapter”, however it can be used in a way similar to a traditional wireless bridge. In my example, my access point has the IP address and NATs IPs First, there are known issues with the older firmwares and something I’ll call ‘MAC address impersonation’. Without […]

acquiring old cisco IOS

So maybe you have a Cisco CCO account but the IOS image you need to load on your router to replicate your customer’s issue is no longer available. There are still some options left. If you already know the filename of the image, your half way there. If not, there is a nice list here […]