Monday, April 30, 2018
When you're Wrong, you are Wrong
Supertramp: Hide in your Shell
I would relate that with the benefits of Age, Experience, and perhaps being your own boss, one tends to gain confidence.
Publicly admitting Marcus was wrong, right here, right now has never been more amusing. There is no need to be embarrassed and Hide in your shell.
We bought Switches
Marcus bought numerous Netgear and TP-Link Ethernet switches at auction from JohnPye. After an incredibly productive day of Physical DIY I thought I'd finally get round to something more sedentary:
Cat 7 Ethernet Cable Upgrading
We came to the UK and transplanted our Swiss IT setup more or less as is. Networks, cables, routers, switches. For reasons of economy and not having to think too much, it was the best way
But now it is time to upgrade the cabling to be 10Gigabit Ready and all of that
Before A do B, Before B do C ..
Before Installing the Cables I began to optimse Switches. I wanted to replace 8 port switches with few connected ports with some of the auction bought 5 port devices.
Took 5 port NetgearSwitch out of Box
Plugged into isolated Laptop Ethernet to configure
Could not find reset Button (that's odd)
Had to Install special Netgear Setup program
Netgear Program requires WinPcap (WTF!)
And also Adobe Air
A reboot later on my configuration laptop
Can't find Switch
Try Netgear Switch #2 .. No Good
Install IP scanner ... No Good
Try TP-Link 5 Port Switch
Install TP-lInk Easy Configure
Can't find Switch
Netgear Forum .. nothing
TP-link forum ... nothing
At least 40 minutes later
Idiot! These are not managed Switches
I have a Netgear GS105 unmanaged , not Netgear GS105E managed product. So there is no IP address to configure for the Switch, there are no options to set. It's a really dumb Switch, take it or leave it.
I lost at least an hour of my life.
It is now just plugged in and working great.
So there you have it. Marcus was a complete dunderhead. A dimbo, but I got there in the end.
When I am about to admonish a friend about their obvious faux-pas, I hope I shall hold back, and remember this moment and recall that we can all make stupid mistakes.