Hardware Archive

HSRP Configuration on Cisco Devices

HSRP (Hot Standby Router Protocol or Hot Standby Redundancy Protocol) is a protocol of the FHRP family (First Hop Redundancy Protocol) developed by Cisco Systems, which is described in RFC 2881. This protocol introduces a number of useful technologies – for example, interface tracking, object tracking and Cisco IP

Fix: Windows 10 Keyboard not Working

One of the most common user problems on Windows 10 machines is when the keyboard stops working. In this case, most often the keyboard does not work on the Login Screen or in the Windows Store apps. Moreover, the mouse in most of these cases works fine, despite the

Choosing RAM for PC: Purchasing Guide

RAM is like a «gateway» between slow hard drive and fast processor. It has a much higher data transfer rate than a solid-state drive, so the operating system loads into the RAM from the hard disk, as well as frequently used programs. And the speed of the programs and

Choose the Right Hard Disk Drive for Your Servers

In this article we will consider the basic types of hard drives for servers: how they differ and whether they should be necessarily from the server manufacturer’s brand. Server hard drive should be always ready to respond to many requests with minimal latency and to provide a high level

GPT or MBR: How to Check HDD Partition Table Style

The modern versions of Windows and other operating systems can use one of two standards to store information about hard disk partitions structures. This is an old standard MBR (Master Boot Record) and a new one — GPT (GUID Partition Table). In the Windows OS family, the topic of

Notes about USB Extender over Twisted Pair (UTP)

Recently we had a rather interesting device in our hands: active USB extender (or USB RJ45 Extension adapter). At the same time, the seller promised that we will have an opportunity to extend the cable and connect USB devices to computer at distances up to 150ft (45 meters) with the help

Fn Key not Working Properly on Windows 10 Laptop

Most laptops have a separate Fn key, which usually performs a specific to particular laptop actions (including Wi-Fi on/off, change the screen brightness etc) in combination with the keys in the top row of keyboard (F1 – F12). A common laptop owners problem (especially after updating the system or

Fix 100% Disk Usage in Windows 10

High disk utilization in Windows 10 is more common problem than in previous versions of the OS. The problem looks like this: the Task Manager displays 100% disk usage and your system performance strongly decreases. Oftenly this is happening due to incorrect system configuration or driver error (not due

Allow Non-administrators to Install Printer Drivers via GPO

By default domain users do not have permissions to install the printer drivers on the domain computers and their installation requires the user to have a specific rights (as a rule the local Administrator rights). This is great from the point of security, because installation of the incorrect or

Deploy Printers in Domain using Group Policy

One of the most important features of Group Policies usage in Active Directory Domain environment is the possibility to connect a shared network printer. Shared printers often being used for small environment, and good enough to handle small office requirements (like Brother HL-3170CDW or Epson WorkForce WF-3640) on a