Category «Misc»

Test VPN Bandwidth and Speed with iPerf

This article explains how to use a free utility called iPerf to test the speed of a VPN connection. In this example I am running iPerf on windows but there are other versions available (i.e. Linux). Download iPerf (here)   Put a copy on 2 computers with 1 either side of the VPN. In this …

  Command Description find / -name filename* Searchs for any files that start with file name from root / directory Date Check Date\Time Uname –a Show version of Linux Cd Change directory Pwd Displays current directory ls List files in directory cp Copy Cat file Print a file on screen Vi file Open file in …

Troubleshooting Wifi Signal Problems

  This is a basic guide to troubleshooting problems with Wifi signal.   Analyse   I recommend downloading and installing InSSIDer. This free program displays useful information about the wireless networks in your vicinity.   The key fields to look at are:   RSSID   This indicates how good the signal is – the higher …

List of Public NTP Servers

NTP.Org 0.pool.ntp.org 1.pool.ntp.org 2.pool.ntp.org 3.pool.ntp.org The 0, 1 and 2.pool.ntp.org names point to a random set of servers that will change every hour. Make sure your computer’s clock is set to something sensible (within a few minutes of the ‘true’ time) For further info see the NTP website

Setup Google\Postini Directory Sync for Mail Security

Scope   In this article I am setting this up on a Windows 2008 (64-bit) domain controller to sync Active Directory user accounts with Google\Postini hosted mail security. Although the download site doesn’t list Windows 2008 as a supported operating system it does work but there is an additional step to get this setup (step …

HP Cash Back Deal on Microservers (UK)

HP is currently running a £100 cash back promotion on their already very cheap microservers meaning you can pickup a server for around £100! If your looking for a very cheap server for home use then this is hard to beat. Checkout the below sites for info on this deal. Serversplus IT247 This deal is …

Free Veeam Licenses for VCPs

Free Licenses Veeam has a history of offering free licenses to accredited users. If you are a VCP, VCI or vExpert you can register here for a FREE two socket license of either(or both):- Veeam Backup & Replication v5 with vPower Veeam ONE Solution -Veeam Monitor Plus (with Veeam Reporter) & Veeam Business View You …

How to Write a Blog in Microsoft Word

  Scope The below shows the settings to write a blog post in Microsoft Word to it-book.co.uk This just shows how to post to it-book.co.uk and doesn’t cover the server-side configuration You will need Word 2007 and higher.   Step 1 – Create Blog post   In Microsoft Word go to file – new – …