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  1. AX, good to see you, I hope we can let bygones be bygones. All apologies. But back on topic: You should either get the newer Window$ version, or come over to the Linux side. You are many versions late in Gatesland. I see that you aren't worried about having the latest Win, but the virus tools are still around. Either get the latest MS (is it 9 or 10, or maybe 11 next week), or check out Linux.
  2. Damn, that one told me where I live and which hand I wipe with! No, but it was fairly close indeed.
  3. I can't comment on the effectiveness of SuperShield (since I have never run it, and I don't run windows), but I can say that McAfee was a serious resource hog. I trust the people at the PitStop, so I would remove McAfee and run the Pit's product. It seems from its description to be a solid product. I'm glad that I don't need it.
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    Actually, terry, I think it's a different file, as the one I got before came as a folder called zd1211-firmware, where this one is just called zd1211. But all's well that ends well, so it's all good. Have a cold Bass on me.
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    Hate to bump my own thread because I don't want to seem like an attention diva, but the solution to these pages of quandary is found in a thread entitled "Linksys AE1000 in OpenSUSE". Bruce rocks. http://forums.pcpitstop.com/index.php?/topic/199111-linksys-ae1000-in-opensuse/
  6. Hail Bruce! Bruce is DA MAN! I hope "fist link laid" was a typo (I'm straight) , but Bruce nailed this. (Not that I don't appreciate your efforts, Terry, but Bruce is spot-on here.) Justin, copy and paste what Bruce put in the box in his post. Then, type the name of your wireless driver (mine is zd1211) into YaST or whichever method you use and d/l the firmware. I did it, and now my dongle works. Of course I promptly disconnected it and replugged my cat5 cable in (did Pit speed test, way faster with the direct connect), but now I know how to get the wireless working - if I ev
  7. Tom, a hearty hail to you! But, lefty, there's an easier way. Use Mozilla Firefox as your browser, and use AdBlock Plus as an add-on. It slays ads. For example, I don't understand how a free thing like Facebook makes money - because with AdBlock Plus, I've never seen an ad. And no, I don't have a job at Firefox or at AdBlock, so this is not a paid testimonial. I just like to use apps (and alternatives to Windows: Linux!) that make surfing the net easier and less privacy-intrusive.
  8. Terry, I definitely bookmarked that awesome link you posted to LQ.org. Thanks again, mate! Justin, if you can get that adapter working (good luck!), could you be so kind as to tell us how you achieved success? There's a thread a ways back about my troubles in trying to get wireless working. I gave up and bought a cat5 cable to connect, but if you succeed, maybe I can follow your example and take another whack at it. Good luck again.
  9. Debbie & Weezie? I didn't know George Jefferson had a mistress, too!
  10. OK, Caintry, I tried to use the report button to alert mods to that thread, but it said I was denied access. I guess you whacked it right before I tried to help. Damn, these spammers are completely lame. They can't even lure me into reading half a paragraph before I know it's SPAM. Does spamming pay good? I could do a way better job than these arsehats! No, I'm not serious I wouldn't spam a great site like the Pit... ...but then again, does spamming pay good? I'll spam the hell out of "Big Brother" or "Survivor" or ANY of those crap reality TV websites!
  11. It's just my humble opinion, so take it for what it is, but I wouldn't recommend adding anything IE-related into Firefox. I could be wrong, but isn't the whole point of using a browser like Firefox instead of IE (or Linux instead of Windows-whatever) to avoid having anything Microsoft on your PC? Strangely (I use Firefox on openSUSE Linux), I was able to do the bandwidth speed test on here, and (strangely again) I got the highest upload speed I've seen so far on any test site. So PCPitstop is in some ways friendly to alternative browsers and/or OS. I would hope that the site continues to
  12. Rob, I tried the PCMatic, and it asks me to open a Windows .exe file. I'm on Linux. Maybe you should open up the testing sites to include other browsers than IE, and even other OSes like Linux and Mac. What brought me here back in the day was PC World mag (do you still partner with them?). But the only thing that keeps me here is the fine Linux forum. To be able to run the scans and speed tests on Linux would be great, and might bring more people in. But then again, I do understand. Most people run Windows, and most of them run IE. Most people don't run Linux, which is why the v
  13. K3b is sweet, way better than anything I used to run on Windows. Bruce, I was checking out your tutorials on your site today. Thanks for inadvertently reminding me of Audacity. I'm going to try to figure out how to use that to remaster an old CD from my old band to bring my basslines more up in the mix.
  14. Sweet! I got 3 or 4 100%, but openSUSE was first listed, and that's what I'm running.
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    Terry old bloke (or lass), bollocks the bloody dongle! Check your PMs.
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    By "first YaST method" I meant by trying to configure the wlan connection manually, which is where I was prompted to install firmware. Today I tried it just the way you spelled it out in your last post. There was no network manager icon on the taskbar after reboot. I search the whole start menus and even ran a cnf command in terminal for "knetworkmanager" and found nothing. So I went into the "Search and Launch" thing on the taskbar and added the network management widget. It to the right of my clock as I type this, when I open it - it shows that I'm solidly connected at 100M/bits (sweet). S
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    Man, that is way over my head. First off, when I tried the first YaST method, I was prompted to install firmware from the vendor site - which I did, only to find out it's a Windows .exe file. Then I put my vendor CD in the drive (that's another question - where are the drives listed in the directory?) and I got a list of drivers but no way of knowing which is which, and an .apm file I tried to open in YaST and failed. (Later, I Googled .apm and found it is also a Windows file.) Second, I can't find any knetwork manager on my box. There's no icon in the system tray and no listing in the sta
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    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0586:340f ZyXEL Communications Corp. G-220 v2 802.11bg
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    Terry old chap, you kick butt (the British word is filtered here)! Firefox is now updated. I didn't see anything on that site about the dongle, but I'm sure someone here will chime in with the answer I need. LINUX!!! :b33r:
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    Well, lads, I don't know how in the hell I did it - but here I am in the land of penguins on openSUSE. I bought a cat5 cable and connected my PC directly to the router. 5, 6, 7, I don't know how many times the same old problems cropped up, but through either pure blind dumb luck or divine intervention, the DHCP configured and I got to the installation program. Mad thanks to Adam, Bruce, and Terry (and the guy I called at Staples who told me what ethernet ports look like so I could find them) for your help - but I must give you fair warning: I'm not on a dual boot, this is SUSE straight up no
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    Not necessary, my (future) Linux buddy. I'd never ask someone to do something like that. But you did just prove a point I've probably made earlier in this thread or on some other: Linux People RULE! Things are tough this week and next for me - but I'll shoot you a PM in a couple weeks and maybe we can do business. If we do though, I'll go to your area - not you to mine.
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    Terry: Thanks for the answer I needed. I know I'm just a bleedin' Yank, but even I know that 3 meters is somewhere between 9 and 10 feet - so unless I hire a team of bulldozers to drive my room 3m closer to the router... Bruce: I didn't get a choice on the USB vs. Ethernet thing - I got it for free. Free is good. Maybe it's karma. Something I've said or done has made me unworthy of the gift of a PC, so now karma has decreed that I must pay in full for Windows 7 to appease it. (Hell! Has Gates bought out and swallowed up karmatoo?) Adam: Thanks for your help and PMs. (Wesley Willis
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    Clearly marked - USB 1, USB 2. Stuck a USB cord in, fit perfectly. I'm just wondering if anyone makes a cord long enough to reach my PC's USB slot, and if it would even work anyway. I just want to be able to connect to the net to d/l the necessary SUSE stuff to install it. I can worry about getting the dongle's Win driver to work in Linux later. Router brand/model is Actiontec MI424WR. Provider is Verizon FIOS. I can't sneak onto the landlady's PC late at night forever. I either have to find a way to solve this SUSE/connection impasse, or it's "hello Redmond" time.
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    Terry, that only opens up BIOS, and I find no options for a factory restore. OK, all - this will be my final question in this thread. I notice a pair of open USB slots on the router. Q: Would it be possible for me to purchase a long enough male/male USB cable (say 15 to 20 ft.) to directly connect my PC to the router (thereby skipping the dongle), or should I just step away from the pipe and save some of the crack money for buying my new Windows 7? No crack was smoked during the creation of this post. It's just a sort of nod to the fact that there's a fellow Jerseyan in t
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