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Real Name: Chris Francy

I work as a Senior Network Analyst at Northwest Educational Service District #189 in the Technology Services department.

The Technology Service department, in addition to supporting the staff at NWESD, provides network support services to 35 K-12 school districts in Northwest Washington region.

In my free time, when I am not at work or answering questions, I play a lot of video games on the PC (Steam Profile).

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Jul
22
comment Where is the CMOS setup utility stored?
Probably, it all depends on the firmware. They all seem to label things differently.
Jul
22
answered Where is the CMOS setup utility stored?
Jul
22
comment Where is the CMOS setup utility stored?
Resetting usually means using a feature of the BIOS software to clear any saved settings, and going back to the default values for everything.
Jul
22
comment I need to connect two USB cables but upon peeling them i have come across wires of totally different colour schemes, how to connect them?
Open up the joystick and look how things are connected inside it. The VCC/GND lines should be easy to figure out, the D+/D- will be trickier.
Jul
22
comment I need to connect two USB cables but upon peeling them i have come across wires of totally different colour schemes, how to connect them?
Why the downvote? This answer is perfectly valid, and probably the best, if you want do this safely. Randomly guessing about a poor color scheme will get you fried equipment.
Jul
22
comment How to convert Putty registry entry to known_hosts format?
It probably would be a lot easier to just use ssh-keyscan on your *nix box to generate a know known_hosts file. But +1 anyway. I suspect converting it would probably involve taking the base16 value from the registry and converting to to base64, which seems to be the format in known_hosts. But there must be some other changes required also.
Jul
22
comment 2 Acces Points on the same Home Network, problems with Wi-Fi Roaming
I am not a android user, but, the first hit I found in Google for android wifi scanner. play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=edu.smu.wispy&hl=en looked promising. There are almost certainly other similar apps. You want to make sure both APs are visible, and both are using the exactly identical encryption options.
Jul
22
comment How to use Google Drive when a network drive is required?
There is non-free software that will permit you to use Google Drive, with no local cache at all. expandrive.com/expandrive
Jul
22
comment 2 Acces Points on the same Home Network, problems with Wi-Fi Roaming
No, it doesn't. I have 16 APs in my office, zero of them are running DHCP. No half-way decent AP requires DHCP to be running. I have no DHCP running on my APs at home, netgear & linksys. DHCP simply is unrelated to the proper functioning of an access point from the layer2 perspective. In any case, solving the problem is your hands. My suggestion is to use more advanced tools to diagnose the problem. If you don't want to, thats fine. If you don't know how, please say that.
Jul
22
comment 2 Acces Points on the same Home Network, problems with Wi-Fi Roaming
That doesn't make any sense though. Disabling/Enabling DHCP should have nothing to do with the radio functioning or not. Which is why I suggested an wireless scanner. I think you should find out if the AP actually stops broadcasting if you disable DHCP. Since the behavior you have describe is unlikely, from my experience, I think you need to use better tools to diagnose this beyond simply attempting to connect with a client. I would also be probably running wireshark/tcpdump on one of your clients to see if you see anything unusual.
Jul
22
comment 2 Acces Points on the same Home Network, problems with Wi-Fi Roaming
Are you sure you have the Security settings exactly the same on both APs? You can't have WPA on one, and WPA2 on another. Maybe try a simple test. If you turn the APs off one at a time, can you see each AP from your clients? If you run a wifi scanner can you see both APs? Does the scanner see them both using the same settings?
Jul
18
revised If I encrypt my partition can my data that wasn't encrypted be still recovered?
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Jul
18
comment If I encrypt my partition can my data that wasn't encrypted be still recovered?
@Ramhound, it doesn't always encrypt free space. You can choose to skip that during the setup.
Jul
18
answered If I encrypt my partition can my data that wasn't encrypted be still recovered?
Jul
18
comment Where is target folder on USB booted Debian?
That seems extremely unlikely, if your USB drive has some form of Linux on it. Then download and use a better livecd. I am a big fan of sysresccd.org
Jul
18
comment Where is target folder on USB booted Debian?
Use the command mount to see what is mounted where. Do you see the from your Debian install mounted? If not, then mount it.
Jul
18
comment Batch convert txt file encoding
So your file does have a BOM [see the FFFE at 0x0). It tells me your current file seems to be a little endian UTF-16. Are you sure you want to downgrade change the format? Why are you using nano to view these files? Surely that isn't part of your batch process. I don't think nano actually supports unicode.
Jul
18
comment Batch convert txt file encoding
You were likely going the right direction with the iconv, but you passed invalid parameters. It might be useful if you included a few lines of the original file. Update your question with the output of something like xxd original_file | head -5. BTW, I suspect you have an invalid or missing BOM.
Jul
18
comment Hooking up Raid0 drives to Dell XPS
As for connecting them, go to your favorite store, and buy two USB-to-IDE adapters.
Jul
18
comment Hooking up Raid0 drives to Dell XPS
You realize that RAID0 is implemented with different defaults on many RAID controllers. Even if you get them physically connected, you can't just set them up in a RAID0 in your BIOS and have things magically work. It is likely that the simple act of trying to configure them as a RAID0 will wipe out the data. If you don't have access to the original RAID controller, then you probably should treat these drives as if they are unrecoverable.