Help Desk Geek – Page 126 – Help Desk Tips for IT Pros

7 Linux Commands Every Beginner Should Know

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If you’re new to Linux, using the terminal can be a bit overwhelming. New Linux distributions like Linux Mint have great graphical interfaces, but the heart of Linux is the […]

Restrict Access to Cisco Switch Based on IP Address

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For added security, I wanted to restrict access to my Cisco SG300-10 switch to only one IP address in my local subnet. After initially configuring my new switch a few […]

Understanding Linux Permissions and chmod Usage

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I’ve been taking a course on Linux for the last few months and one aspect of Linux that always confused me was how permissions worked. For example, when uploading a […]

Five Things You Should Do After Plugging in Your New Cisco Switch

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I purchased a new Cisco SG300 10-port Gigabit Ethernet managed switch a few months back and it’s been one of the best investments for my small home network. Cisco switches […]

The Easiest Way to Remotely Connect to Linux Mint from Any OS

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I have Linux Mint installed on a test machine at home that I use for playing around with Linux in general, but I use a Windows 10 machine as my […]

Enable Public Key Authentication for SSH on Cisco SG300 Switches

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Previously, I wrote about how you can enable SSH access to your Cisco switch by enabling the setting in the GUI interface. This is great if you want to access […]

How to Enable SSH Access for Cisco SG300 Switches

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I recently purchased a Cisco SG300-10 switch for my home networking lab and I’ve been quite happy with it so far. It has a whole slew of features, most of […]

How to Simulate a Slow Internet Connection for Testing

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My website loads lightning fast on my home computer, but that’s probably because I have Verizon FIOS with a 100/100 Internet plan. Even if I try to use my cell phone, […]

How to Upgrade Actiontec ECB6200 Firmware

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I recently purchased the Actiontec MoCA 2.0 Ethernet to Coax adapter because my entire house is wired for coax and I recently upgraded to the FIOS Quantum Gateway that also […]

Fix “This device can’t use a Trusted Platform Module” When Enabling BitLocker

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I recently tried to enable BitLocker on an old Windows 10 PC at home and got an error message that I found would be extremely cryptic to anyone who isn’t […]