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Nortel/Avaya ERS 5500/5510/5520 – EOL/EOS

The Avaya (formerly Nortel) Ethernet Routing Switch (ERS) has reached end of life and end of sale. The recommended replacement model is the ERS 5900 series switches. Models ERS 5510-24T ERS 5510-48T ERS 5520-24T ERS 5520-48T ERS 5520-24T-PWR ERS 5520-48T-PWR…

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Linksys SRW2024 recover from failed firmware update

So you’ve bricked your Linksys SRW2024? Apparently many users have issues upgrading the firmware on this switch. Most realize once after applying the latest update and rebooted, the switch no longer responds and the management interface cannot be accessed. This…


How to factory reset 3COM switch

Forgot your login password and want to do a password recovery? Factory reset to default! In order to restore your 3COM superstack switch you will need the following: Cisco Console Cable Putty 1. Connect to the console port of the…


Citrix Netscaler VPX Express Free License Key

Here’s how to get your free Citrix Netscaler VPX Express license key Visit the Citrix website¬†https://www.citrix.com/downloads/netscaler-adc/virtual-appliances/netscaler-vpx-express Create yourself a Citrix account. Create a customer account and fill in your contact information. Once you are through you will be greeted with…



How to watch TVB drama online through your HDTV

Watching TVB drama overseas As an asian living overseas, like many others I watch the occasional TVB drama series from Hong Kong. Over where I live you can get cable television and get a subscription to Chinese channels. However, the…


SNMP Packet discards on Nortel/Avaya ERS 5510/5520

Recently I’ve setup a monitoring tool called Intermapper to monitor the Nortel switches I have at work. The tool polls the SNMP traffic information from the switches, and also picks up some basic error notifications received on it’s ports. On…