Plex Home Theater + Windows 7

The Death of Windows 8.1 I’ve always preferred Linux in my media centers. It just works. I don’t care how much of a cliche it is to say that, it’s true. The shit just works. When I had my Kodi setup, I had a few minor issues when setting it

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And I have Wifi

It’s not nearly as “pretty” as it will be, but it functions for now. I pulled 5 lines out to the garage and terminated them all in that patch panel. On top is the AT&T Micro-Cell and on bottom is my WAP. Long term project is to redo the majority

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Getting Connected

In the midst of the Jeep project I have been having a problem being contacted while in the garage. Because of where I live, and the fact that my work phone is on the worst carrier…I mean AT&T, I have absolutely no service in my garage. In the house I

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Plex Home Theater + Windows 8.1

Recently I have decided to convert my entire media system to Plex from the XBMC/Kodi environment. The primary motivator for this was to have access to my media collection as I travel. There wasn’t a lot to the setup, everything pretty much just worked, with the exception of Plex Home

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Plex Media Server on CentOS 7

Install CentOS 7 Enable the network adapter vi /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg- Change “ONBOOT” to yes systemctl restart network I would install net-tools then yum install net-tools Now do an update yum update yum upgrade Create a folder in mnt for the network shares to mount to (this is only applicable if you

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pfsense in VMWare 5.5

VMWare Configuration I have found that one of the easiest methods to do this is to have a separate two port NIC for just PFsense. This makes it easy to build the LAN and WAN side of the pfsense router. One thing that I did find when in this whole

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Linksys SRW2048 VLAN Configuration

The Linksys was a relatively simple setup for VLANs once I had the correct NIC in my server. The Setup Login to your Linksys switch. The only way that I have found to reset these switches to the factory default is via the console. However, if you’re able to login

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HP ProCurve 1800-24G VLAN Configuration

This was a giant pain in the rear to get configured appropriately as no one apparently actually uses these things anymore. But, alas, I have (finally) got this configured and working. Let’s start with the basics that had me all confused: Trunks In just about every switch other than the

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My Servers

I started off with a basic Dell Optiplex 755 that I used as a web server for a few websites that I learned a lot from. However, that quickly spiraled into me wanting much more as I discovered new things I wanted to do. That has led me to a

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Time Synchronization

Time synchronization is extremely important in a domain as MS uses it for its authentication mechanism. This is how I’ve got my Microsoft NTP server functioning and how to get VMWare hosts to use the Microsoft NTP server. The following instructions are from the VMWare website. Configure the Windows NTP

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