Help Desk Geek – Page 138 – Help Desk Tips for IT Pros

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

by File in: Networking

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

by File in: Linux Tips

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

by File in: How-To

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

by File in: Networking

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

by File in: Networking

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 […]

How To Fix Flash Crashes in Internet Explorer 11

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If you’ve been on sites like YouTube while using your new shiny Windows 8 computer running IE 11, you might have run into a very annoying issue where the browser […]

Windows Defender vs. Security Essentials vs Safety Scanner

by File in: Windows 10

Microsoft loves to confuse their users as most people have found out using Windows 8. Not only was Windows 8 confusing, but Microsoft keeps changing how the new operating system […]

5 Utilities for Changing DNS Servers in Windows Reviewed

by File in: Tools Review

Even though most people don’t care, there are the few geeks out there who like to change the DNS servers on their system for reasons like speed, privacy and security. […]