Gen 2 Unifi Switch does not support 24V Passive!

USW16-POE Switch – what a pain! We buy rack mount switches for clients to make nice tidy easy to service and maintain network infrastructure.The Ubiquiti away support for 24V Passive devices and BOOM – our cabinet is full of 8023af Adapters at$40 a piece!Or worse still, we need to go to every point and install …
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Microsoft Office 2010 Home & Business EOL!

MS Office 2010 unable to open MS365 mailbox across site! This morning MS Office 2010 was unable to open MS365 mailboxes across a client site.They have 4 machines with older Office 2010 Home & Business suite installed.To be fair, the client has had a fair run but the unexpected cessation of service is my concern.I …
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Microsoft Exchange Y22K bug fix

On January 1 2022, most on-premises Microsoft Exchange servers stopped sending and receiving email.This was due to a coding decision to store dates as an integer and this value max’d out on Jan 1 2022. Fortunately Microsoft have released a fix for this.The fix is detailed in this link with instructions. Microsoft Exchange Y22K bug …
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So… Windows 11 is here!

What is the big deal with Windows 11.Well to be brutally honest, I am an advocate for letting everyone else report the bugs in new software. Our recommendation is to hold off upgrading to Windows 11 for the moment.We will make an announcement when we feel the new version is “good to go” What you …
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FIX YOUR SPAM EMAIL ISSUE!

SPAM causes more than just wasted time! These days many SPAM emails also carry with them destructive or malicious code.Most businesses have had at least one brush with ransomware and most of these infections occur because someone opened an fishing email.Good SPAM protection allows your business to block email completely by geographical region.We see many …
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Emergency Internet

The Network Doctor carries hardware to provide emergency internet service in the event of a disruption to your normal NBN service. Provision of this service is via 3G/4G wireless and the hardware connects in place of your normal NBN router. It provides internet to your existing network so your business keeps functioning. It is important …
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What is a WiFi Bridge?

A wireless bridge is used where a cable connection is not possible.A wireless bridge can cover short or long distances and requires line of sight between the 2 points.Typical speeds are between 300mbps and 1Gbps depending on hardware chosen and environmental factors. Ubiquiti Bridge Wireless Hardware We recomend Ubiquiti wireless hardware due to its robust …
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What is NAS and why do I need one.

Network Attached Storage is so much more than a storage solution.NAS stands for Network Attached Storage. A NAS is an appliance that holds multiple Hard Disk Drives and generally uses RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) to store data providing redundancy.Currently, COVID is causing most of us to work remotely. The NAS appliance provides ready …
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Unplug your Western Digital MyBook immediately!

If you have a Western Digital MyBook storage drive in your environment, go disconnect it from the network right now. While you’re at it, you better check if your data is still there.Reports began surfacing in the Western Digital support forums on June 23 that users were realizing that all of the data had been …
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