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Hello everyone,
A client of mine is having an issue with their wireless.  They have been reporting that the passwords were getting rejected so I updated the passwords and then the same thing.  I have tried rebooting it, which normally used to fix these issues but now does not.  They have two ssids, one for employees and one for guest and they are configured in a virtual access point.  There are no more firmware upgrades for this model, my next step would normally be to upgrade the firmware.  We have recommended upgrading this Sonicwall as it is no longer supported as well as having a separate access point in the past.  I honestly think that this would be the only solution at this point, but out of good customer service I am reaching out to you guys to see if there is anything else that I can try.
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I already have a "Server Room" temperature device that
automatically emails and calls me when the TEMP goes
above 75 degrees, allowing me to fix whatever
AC issues I might have.

What "Automatic Shutdown during Overheating"
features can I setup on my Windows 2012 Server,
Dell T630 so I don't have to worry about
the below happening ?

Maybe some type battery backup that automatically
cuts off the power supply after the room reaches 90
degrees, I do not need it to GRACEFULLY shutdown,
it can FORCEFULLY shutdown if needed

 1. server room AC fails, internet fails, but power
    is still on, room goes to 90 degrees, but I never
    get emails and calls since my "Server Room"
    temperature device cannot connect to the INTERNET

 2. I get automatic email at 2am on Saturday morning,
    but cannot drive the 40+ minutes to work to manually
    shut down the servers since it is ICEY outside and my
    home VPN internet connection is down so I cannot
    remote in to shutdown the servers
Hi Here is Opengear IM4216. I could not find relative document on it. Is it layer2 or layer3 device? What kind of device is it? Thank you
I need to add one of our vendors IP's to our Sonicwall so they are not blocked.

hi guys,

I'm currently managing an IT Operations team. I've been asked by our new head to come up with a way for me/us to measure in some shape or form their progress on a weekly basis.

We use Zendesk for our ticketing system which is very comprehensive. He wants us to find a way of knowing, how many particular jobs were started, closed, including things such as 'what got in the way?'. Along with that, he wants to know a way of measuring project progress in a similar way.

Do you guys have any measuring methods that you use at your work places? Or advised others on how to better do something similar?

Thanks for helping
We have a connection to the Internet and now we just added another Internet connection. We want to use the new Internet connection just for Office 365. I am not sure how to go about doing this as I have a default route from my core to the FW and then from the FW to the provider router. So currently all Internet connection, including O365, is pointed to the default route and there is nothing going out of the the new Internet connection.
We have a physical connection from the provider to the FW, then from the FW to the core switch.

Any thoughts? Thanks
Building/space already have multiple ISP provisioned.  Fibre and wireless.
Before building a network what information we need to know from ISP before designing and building things out?  Just making sure not missing anything.
I am inheriting an existing space with already provisioned ISP service.
Thanks in advance.
Hi just using IMC on a trial basis

How exactly does it help with vlan management and ACL management can anyone outline ways in which it help us support switches is it just useful in terms of deployment etc

Any good learning material available?
Looking for best way to manage vlans on 5120 switches, especially for a remote site

What are the main things i need to look at?
First timer here with a Sonicwall Soho wireless. I want to integrate it into a network where currently Verizon FIOS is providing Internet connectivity to one Server and three Windows 10 Pro workstations. Server is the only DC.

I'm almost certain the Verizon router's IP is dynamic, but will check when onsite.

I am thinking that the Sonicwall appliance should be set up physically where I run a CAT5 from the Verizon Router's LAN port to the WAN port on the Sonicwall, and then from the Sonicwall's LAN port to the switch.

Is this correct implementation? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

Verizon Actiontech RouterMI424WR
Sonicwall SOhO Wireless-N
DellServer 2008 set up as DC
3 Windows 10 Workstations
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Hi  all, please help me on this.
in the palo alto monitoring I see the ip is allowed by policy but the session end reason showing" tcp-rst-fromclient" means pls advice me this is the issue causing due to firewall denying or dropping traffic or issue on the client end.
laptop been moved from production to a another segment for testing purpose .but when changed vlan of other segment the laptop cannot get ip address. when reverted back to old vlan connected to network & obtained ip.
I am looking to create an IP strategy for a hybrid environment (VMware on prem and Azure public integrated). I am wondering if anyone has best practice on best practices for IP strategy and more importantly on IPv6 implementation in Azure. Anything to watch out for with IP addressing, in particular IPv6.

Your help is appreciated.

Hi all, please am submitting a CRQ for a simple static route via vrf
ip route vrf  (vrf name) <ip address/mask> next hop.
I know it will not be approve if I did not put a statement about testing.
Please can anyone suggest any simple testing statement for static routing?
I have been using SonicWall for years. Never really thrilled with their support (primarily a language barrier until recently) but their content filtering seems to be problematic. I spend more time on the phone with them trying to keep it running correctly than it is worth.

Does anyone else use SonicWall for content filtering and in your opinion is it easy to keep running? Any comments about sonic wall in general?
Hello EE,

Our VPN firewall prevents ipV6 (blocks) so our Visual Studio debugger is failing to connect.
I wonder if anyone knows of a way in Visual Studio to turn off ipV6 and only use IPv4.
Dear All,
I am not able to see anything after login Forti Gate 60 C . "internal server error"
IP sec vpn also dwon how i solve this problem.
i have 4 networks connected to firewall and all routed and working fine

now i need to stop 2 networks communicating with each other

need a simple way.
We have users that don't have static IPs and need them to gain access to some servers. They do have DDNS with nutpile so wondering if those dns names could be used instead of a source IP.
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Hi Experts,
I have a Sophos Firewall and want to use at home. I got some Information that if i use it at home then i Need Home-use license.
how can i get homelicense for it? I look at Sophos web site but i did not understand how is?

Thank you so much and Regards
Hi All Expert,

Good Day.

I am tasked to help outside vendor on SonicWall NetExtender VPN setup and don't have much knowledge on this SonicWall NetExtender, I went to the official website and was shock that it does not have the download for windows. The firewall is Sonicwall and I was given the IP address and domain though, windows 10 I know can download the SonicWall Mobile Connect, but I need windows 7 as well. Appreciate if any expert here have SonicWall VPN experience can assist me on.

Looks like the re-seller sold us network gear (routers, firewalls, switches, controllers) without any manufacture or 3rd party support.  Probably cost effective that way.  Now they getting me a support quote.  Tricky?

Questions.  Can they do it normally?  And does it mean I wont have any support even day 1 after installation?

This is in US and licensed large certified reseller.  Network gear, Cisco/PAN.
Everyone has always said HUBs are bad and send information to ALL devices

I have an employee that needs another PC setup next to them ASAP and I do not have time to run another 100' CAT6 cable from the switch to this PC, therefore I just setup a small $10 cheap hub as follows

 1. patch cord from SWITCH to HUB
 2. patch cord from HUB to PC #1
 3. patch cord from HUB to PC #2

Which one of the below options will happens since a HUB is now in the mix when PC #2 updates a file on the Windows 2012 R2 file server since I did not wire back to the Cisco switch ?

    ** Option #1 = PC #2 sends info to ALL 100+ devices on my network, with only the file server accepting the data

    ** Option #2 = PC #2 sends info to ALL devices that are plugged into the hub (i.e. only PC #1 and the switch), with only the file server accepting the data

   ** Option #3 = something else ?
Hi All

I have a couple of clients with SonicWALL TZ 300 routers, and am considering having them purchase SonicWALL’s Capture Advanced Threat Protection because it seems like a damn good idea! As I understand it, it's cloud based sandbox system.

Would appreciate hearing everyone's thoughts, concerns or experiences with the product or similar products.

Thank you!

I have  router R1 connected to router R2.
R1 has some loopbacks and the networks that the loopbacks are on, are advertised to EIGRP

R1 has some Networks( that I need to filter out, so that they do not end up in R2 routing table:
on R1 , I have created Route Map , but before even I specify anything in Access-List and make route map match the Access-list . I have found that the Network has already  been filtered out from R2 routing table... I wonder what has filtered it out .

R2(config)#do sh ip route | inc 172.16

you see there is nothing about  in R2

R1(config-route-map)#    do sh ip interface br
Interface                  IP-Address      OK? Method Status                Protocol
FastEthernet0/0      YES NVRAM  up                    up      
FastEthernet0/1            unassigned      YES NVRAM  administratively down down    
FastEthernet1/0            unassigned      YES NVRAM  administratively down down    
FastEthernet1/1            unassigned      YES NVRAM  administratively down down    
Loopback0              YES manual up                    up      
Loopback1              YES manual up                    up      
Loopback2              YES manual up                    up      

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R1(config-route-map)#do sh run
Building configuration...


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Network Operations





Network Operations includes asset management, help-desk supervision, security and user policies, infrastructure administration and anything else that affects the operation of your network. Discussions will include those of best practices in platforms, configurations, performance, security and accounting.