Category Archives: Hardware

Pleasantly Suprised by Airport Extreme Update from Version 7.4.2 to 7.6.9

I have two Airport Extremes, the earliest version (1st generation, 2004 – 2008) which I can no longer upgrade / update,  however, I was pleasantly surprised when the other, a 2nd Generation 2008 – 2012 offered an upgrade to version7.6.9. I … Continue reading

Posted in Hardware, Vintage Macintosh | Tagged | Leave a comment

Linux Reliability: 464 Days Uptime.

Between 2001 – 2003 I managed a number of Sun Spark and RedHat Linux Servers for a company called Lost Wax that build and designed and hosted Java Applications for large companies in the United Kingdom. The four front facing … Continue reading

Posted in Hardware, Linux, Security | Leave a comment

Showing off my Extreme Gear: A Visit from Genesis

I’m deeply thankful to all the schools who have allowed me to visit and learn from them over the past 12 or 13 years, and so it was an absolute delight to have Neal McArthur both friend and CT Operations … Continue reading

Posted in Hardware, Networking | Tagged | Leave a comment

Installing two Lenovo ThinkSystem Servers (SR630)

It’s a rainy Saturday, 24 February 2018 and Scott and I are installing two Lenovo ThinkSystem Servers (SR630).  My other 2 Lenovo Servers gave me 5 years of Service and are still in excellent working order. Scott is an absolute expert … Continue reading

Posted in Hardware | Tagged , | Leave a comment

TP-LINK PowerLine Network Wi-Fi Range Extender Review

TP-LINK home products both inexpensive and easy to use. They offer a rich set of technical features making them good value when you consider all their features versus cost ratio. Generally speaking there are plenty of regular firmware updates as … Continue reading

Posted in Hardware | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Aruba Wireless vs Rukus Wireless (2017)

Over the next 12 months, (sometime in 2018), I expect to test, select and install an new wireless solution of the college and the solution will most likely be one of either Rukus, Aruba or Ubiquiti.  I’m also searching for … Continue reading

Posted in Hardware, Software | Tagged , | Leave a comment

ClearPass vs CloudPath (2017)

I spend a significant amount of time evaluating and comparing ClearPass and CloudPath as long solutions to College Networking and after serious consideration and head scratching I chose Extreme Hardware and Software as our network partner. You can find out … Continue reading

Posted in Hardware, Networking | Leave a comment