Monthly Archives: November 2011

Fedora 16 behind ISA Proxy server

I installed a brand new copy of Fedora 16 today on our work network so I can experiment with adding a Linux box onto a Windows network.

Web browsing was fine (after I configured the proxy settings in Firefox!) But any system / software updates did not work.

After many attempts and many search terms in Google, I found the solution.

Open a terminal window and log in as the su.

cd /etc

vi yum.conf

<hit INSERT>

add line

<hit ESC>then type in ZZ (this will save and quit)

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Posted by on November 28, 2011 in Linux, Proxy / ISA Server


Reset Brother HL-2170W network settings

Our current Brother HL-2170W network printer has it’s good days and it’s bad days.

Most of the time, the printer works great on our wired network. But some days it decides to spit the dummy and not print via the network card. The only way to fix this problem is to reset the network settings. How do you do this I hear you ask. Well, follow these simple steps and you will be up and running in no time.

  1. Turn off the printer
  2. Hold down the “Go” ¬†button and turn on the printer
  3. When all 3 lights are on, release the button
  4. Now press the button 7 times. The printer has now reset the network settings
To check the network settings, do the following:
  1. With the printer on, press the GO button three times. Configuration sheets will spit out. The last page is the one with the network settings
  2. On a PC that is connected to the same network as the printer, type in any browser “http://<ip address>” eg This will open the configuration page of the printer. You can now adjust the print and network settings. The default administrator username and password is admin/access.

Posted by on November 16, 2011 in Printers