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Message 1377531 - Posted: 6 Jun 2013, 17:10:35 UTC - in response to Message 1367196.  
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Hope you get the green light on the project and wish you the best in getting it all sorted.


Update

got called there this afternoon to set up the fax on their Canon multi printer. When I got the chance, I took photos.......

Ground Floor Cab


1st Floor Cab



He's still debating the issue.....

...but it's going to be fun whoever does the job :)
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Message 1377548 - Posted: 6 Jun 2013, 17:40:55 UTC - in response to Message 1377531.  

Ground Floor Cab with router & NAS

1st Floor Cab


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Message 1377550 - Posted: 6 Jun 2013, 17:49:34 UTC - in response to Message 1377548.  

Thanks T.A. Been experiencing some problems with Photobucket recently. I'll reload them.

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Message 1377614 - Posted: 6 Jun 2013, 20:01:33 UTC - in response to Message 1377550.  
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Thanks T.A. Been experiencing some problems with Photobucket recently. I'll reload them.

Usual silly fun then of no labels on anything and of cramming in a few extra random bits for heat and interference... Bet there's no cooling fans...


All a bit of a gamble for how to charge for the time needed to tidy up or to leave untidy to spread extra cost forever muddling through...

Unfortunately, all far too typical.

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Message 1378508 - Posted: 8 Jun 2013, 8:05:46 UTC

Those pics remind me of one of the first patch panels I was sent out to "sort out" after the customer had "tidied it up". The "tidy up" resulted in all the cables (yes ALL) going into one half (the hot half if I recall), and none into the other half, so NOTHING worked. They had also removed all the labels, cable idents, the lot. Not only that, they had chopped off at the wall (yes, the wall) the "nasty red cables"...
OK, if there had only been a couple of dozen, but there were 8 off 64-way patch panels...
A week later I crawled out of the cupboard, two colleagues exiting from the ceiling panels and everything was working properly...
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Message 1378547 - Posted: 8 Jun 2013, 10:34:54 UTC - in response to Message 1378508.  

Thanks for cheering me up Rob :(

As stated the quote went in earlier this week & talking to the boss yesterday, I was told that if he considers the quote too high, he'll get the original installer to correct his errors - this was already attempted & he should have turned up on 28th May - he failed to do so as he wasn't well that day!

While the cat's away the mouse will play! Boss disappeared for a legal meeting so I checked the cabinets out. The cable installers worked from Top down so with a total of 18 data & 18 telecom the 1st floor cab is correct with one exception - 1 telecom jack not working.

Looking at the pics, I couldn't understand why only 7 connections on the ground floor TP switch when there should be 12 - 9 jacks, NAS, Router & Uplink.

Found them tucked on top of the patch panel & connected them, all 5 inactive jacks now working (not when I left though - I'll reconnect when I'm given the go-ahead).

As for the telcom jack, I unscrewed it only to find that its not connected to the telcom module but the data module. Looking at the connecter, it is only wired up to 2 pins - I thought telecoms were 4 wires - pins 2 -6?

I'm no telecoms guru & can't understand why that was done.


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Message 1378663 - Posted: 8 Jun 2013, 20:20:14 UTC - in response to Message 1378547.  

As for the telcom jack, I unscrewed it only to find that its not connected to the telcom module but the data module. Looking at the connecter, it is only wired up to 2 pins - I thought telecoms were 4 wires - pins 2 -6?

Wild Ass Guess, it was supposed to be for an analog line, perhaps for a fax or alarm system, something that does not go through the PBX.

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Message 1378696 - Posted: 8 Jun 2013, 21:26:26 UTC - in response to Message 1378663.  

I don't have any clue Gary, only that its wired up to the telecoms switch.
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Message 1378726 - Posted: 8 Jun 2013, 23:31:02 UTC - in response to Message 1378696.  

I don't have any clue Gary, only that its wired up to the telecoms switch.

If you care what it is, you would have to trace it both directions from the patch. If everything else is working, just leave it as is, perhaps with a label unknown. Might have been put in after by someone else, alarm installer?, as some kind of one off.

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Message 1378970 - Posted: 9 Jun 2013, 15:21:59 UTC - in response to Message 1378726.  


If you care what it is, you would have to trace it both directions from the patch. If everything else is working, just leave it as is, perhaps with a label unknown. Might have been put in after by someone else, alarm installer?, as some kind of one off.



Good point. Once he authorises the job, I'll do that.
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Message 1379573 - Posted: 10 Jun 2013, 20:36:40 UTC

Prepare to be disrupted.......

iOS 7 to be released in the autumn
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Message 1379584 - Posted: 10 Jun 2013, 21:44:28 UTC - in response to Message 1379573.  

Prepare to be disrupted.......

iOS 7 to be released in the autumn

As an iPhone 4s and iPad2 owner I can't wait!!!
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Message 1382401 - Posted: 18 Jun 2013, 6:54:45 UTC

Getting closer to Bill Gates dream of having an entire wall taking up media access & viewing......

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Message 1387560 - Posted: 4 Jul 2013, 8:40:28 UTC

R.I.P Doug

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Message 1387658 - Posted: 4 Jul 2013, 15:27:28 UTC

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Message 1392823 - Posted: 20 Jul 2013, 12:27:45 UTC

Another reason not to trust technology.......

Why Wikipedia cannot be trusted as a reliable source
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Message 1392917 - Posted: 20 Jul 2013, 17:43:44 UTC - in response to Message 1291266.  
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At the risk of revealing my age, I'm, well.........OLD! At least I'm what I used to think of as old. I'm still using Windows XP. Why? Because I constantly use older versions of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Pagemaker to produce my work and XP lets me do that. I know these programs and can use them quickly and well. I can't afford to buy several thousand dollars worth of new versions of all my favorite software tools just because Microsoft wants to force everyone to buy new software. I'm to close too tipping over face-first into my Malt o' Meal some morning to waste time going back to computer school. So, here's my question.

Since MS is going to stop supporting XP next year, is there any version of Windows, Linux or some other OS that will run smoothly, has a low learning curve (I don't have time to learn a new way of thinking so don't tell me to go Mac) AND will still run all my old software (think 2000 to 2004 on average) on my elderly computer (Pentium4 with 4GB RAM)?

The goal is to upgrade affordably to a supported OS without having to buy all new software and without having to waste weeks learning to use new software and a new operating system. My system is a mess of IDE and SATA Drives, an ebay bought older graphics card and all sorts of SD and USB readers, an old scanner and even older printer. I do not wish to upset my computerized house of cards if at all possible. My livelihood depends upon it.
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Message 1392925 - Posted: 20 Jul 2013, 17:59:17 UTC

Going from XP to 7 isn't too bad. Most everything works. Essentially everything is there. The bad part is someone packed you up and unpacked you in your new home. It will take a little while to find where they hid everything.

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Message 1392931 - Posted: 20 Jul 2013, 18:27:09 UTC - in response to Message 1392917.  

Go for Windows 7 Professional as it comes with an extra from Microsoft, but you have to download it - XP Mode. I use it for the same reason you do, old programs that I know extremely well, does what I want them to do without having to fork out for "new" enhanced features!

An added feature of XP Mode is that a further license key is not required.

Windows XP Mode
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