The best Pfsense hardware is rather subjective. I think the ideal Pfsense box should deliver solid performance while being affordable.
It’s easier to boot a Lenovo Thinkcentre off USB than some other types of computers. But if you’ve never had to, it might be hard to figure out. Here’s how.
The Linksys EA6200 is hard to open or disassemble. But there’s a trick. This trick looks like it will work with other 6000-series routers as well, such as the EA6300, EA6350, and EA6400. Here’s how to disassemble a Linksys EA6200 router.
I picked up an off-lease Lenovo Thinkcentre M58 over the weekend. Based on the date code on the hard drive, this one dates to 2010. It’s a serviceable machine. You have a few options when it comes to Lenovo Thinkcentre M58 upgrades.
If you need to boot a Lenovo Ideapad 100 from USB, there’s an easy way to do it.
First, shut down the computer. Plug a USB drive into one of the USB ports. Next, press the Novo Button. On my friend’s Ideapad 100 it’s a small recessed button between the power jack and the vent, toward the back of the machine. You have to press it with a paper clip. The Ideapad will start up and present you with a boot menu. Use the arrow keys to select the third option, which reads Boot Menu. Press the enter key. The computer will present you a series of options, likely the internal hard drive, the optical drive, or USB. Choose USB. The computer will boot off USB this time, then boot off the hard drive the next.
Getting any computer to boot off USB is almost always different from the next, but on this model of Lenovo, it’s pretty easy. You just have to know what that Novo button does.
If your Lenovo Ideapad 100 won’t turn on, you’re in good company. I have a friend who has that problem with his a lot. Incredibly, nobody I know of documented this fix before. Here’s the secret.
When a computer won’t turn on, it’s usually a simple repair you can do yourself. Frequently it doesn’t cost anything and doesn’t require any parts. If you do need parts, you can expect it to cost $70 or less and get it done in less than an hour. Here’s how to fix a computer that won’t turn on.
What is SSD native command queuing (NCQ)? Think of it as a technology to make SSDs more efficient.