To all Draytek users: Watch out with HP products!

[UPDATE]
After all problems we went thru with our setup we’ve solved it ourselves by buying a new CAT6 cable. Strange thing is that all computers do work with the same cable.
But for future reference, I’ll leave the complete story online:

We run our network from a Draytek Vigor 2910. We bought a printer from Saturn a month or two ago. But, as it turns out HP does not support that router. We bought a Photosmart C6280, a multifunctional printer from HP. The printer does not get an IP-address from the router, nor from one of the hubs connected to the router. All other devices ( laptops, pc’s, Macs, … ) don’t run into any problems, everything works.

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Scary moments with VMWare Fusion

Update 2: after some tech support from VMWare it turned out that my method was the only one that could restore my original installation. Snapshot 00003 has become corrupted and at this moment there was not much they could do about it. So I re-activated the older snapshot, connected to the Exchange server and pulled in all my mails, tasks and meetings. In the end it all works again.

Update 1: be carefull, the problem with my solution is that my vista has gone back in time. So don’t use it unless absolutely necessary! I’m going to try something else.

Yesterday I started to run into problems with VMWare Fusion. I use it daily to fire up Outlook ( to use with our Exchange server ) on Leopard and to test our development efforts.

Windows wouldn’t boot and the message said something about “Windows Vista x64 Edition-00003.vmdk”. That looks like a copy of an original file, right? So I went into the Virtual Machines folder under Users/myUserName/Documents/Virtual Machines/.
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