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d0nut

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  1. Just bought a Linksys Ethefast 4 port cable / DSL router off ebay. However, it has no instructions whatever. I am running two PCs, one with XP the other with Avast. I have tried using the router, but although I am connected to the Net, my browser can't find my home page, and email does not function. Any help welcome. d0nut
  2. I've ordered the DVD version. Saves contending with five CDs.
  3. I have the Plus version, and would recommend Winpatrol without any hesitation. The program is great, and so is the tech support.
  4. They reckoned that they'd checked my modem and cable, and all was well. I shall ask for an engineer to call, now. Must have spent over £20 on phone calls. Want every penny back!
  5. Well, just ran the disk and I love it. I shall send for the openSuse distro on CD I think. Looks like a big download. Linux definitely for me
  6. Thanks, mouse. Don't know what you mean by level 2 help. Can you clarify? Kram. I bought the laptop because the so-called advisers told me that my desktop was faulty. Not exactly money down the drain, but I really didn't need another computer. The helpline, by the way, costs 25p (50c) a minute. If it turns out that the fault lies with Virgin I shall demand a refund of these not inconsiderable charges. d0nut Forgot to mention that I get my TV, phone and internet service from Virgin. No other company involved.
  7. Well, back to square one. Haven't got my router yet, but this morning I lost my internet connection again. I got the dialog box, Limited or no connectivity. When I phoned the useless Virgin helpline (in India) to reconnect me, their so-called technical advisor said that it was down to my firewall. I told him he was talking utter rubbish, as this was exactly the same problem that I had all along. I have bought a brand-new computer (£400) on their advice and still lose connectivity. This is the worst helpline experience I have ever had. On one occasion one of their 'techies' even asked me to reverse my ethernet cable connections, connected me, and said that was it, cured. I think they just have a list of things to tell customers, hoping they will go away. When I get my router, will it help to prevent this sort of thing? Up to now, it has been very expensive and frustrating. I am pretty fed up with it all. d0nut
  8. Yes, Kram, I have.Thanks, also, xXenXx
  9. Sorry, meant 'run' not 'install'
  10. As far as I know, the average annual cost is about £40 ($80) a year in the UK.
  11. OK. Just bought it online. If I need any help, I'll get back to you guys.
  12. Thanks for the reassurance, Mouse, Kram. Im going to buy it. d0nut
  13. OK. Received my Knoppix CD today, but no instructions. Anyone can recommend a good online tutorial? Don't want to install it and make a hash of it.
  14. Thanks. How does this look? Linksys BEFSR41 Cable/DSL Router + 4-Port Switch About $45.00
  15. Thanks, Kram. I'll buy a router. Any suggestions? Think simplicity
  16. Thanks, Mouse and Kram. I am feeding my cable directly into my modem, and from the modem straight into the ethernet socket on my mobo. The same cables and modem are fine on my laptop. Forgot to mention that if I call my ISP, they connect me with a new IP address which is OK usually until I power down, sometimes before.
  17. I am currently running on my laptop, as my desktop will no longer connect to the internet. It was playing up for a couple of weeks previous to baling out altogether, and I had to keep powering down to re-connect. I have replaced the ethernet card, but to no avail. My laptop works fine using the same connection. Any suggestions as to the possible cause welcome. Thanks in advance. d0nut
  18. Thanks for the useful input, gentlemen. I'll let you know how I get on. d0nut
  19. Well, here's my latest Pit-test result http://www.pcpitstop.com/techexpress.asp?id=JRF3HWJ6PTVS9L7V and it's still telling me I need to defrag, despite the fact that I did so a few minutes ago in Safe mode . http://www.artus-fh.co.uk/source/Screen%20Grab.html Something not quite right, here
  20. OK, Wademan. I'll get back to you shortly.
  21. Hello, again. I'm defragging in normal user mode using Auslogics defrag. I've reduced the size of my Firefox and IE browser cache and my PC speed is now pretty good. I'm going to run another test, later, and post the results.
  22. Thanks, Bruce. I have just ordered the Knoppix CD to see how I get on with it. If it goes down well, I'll get a bit more ambitious.
  23. My site is up and running (see link at bottom of post). I use NVU web authoring and Filezilla ftp client.
  24. Thanks a lot. Which version would you recommend?
  25. I am currently experiencing, not for the first time, time-consuming problems with Windows XP (see my post in the Virus, Spyware section) and am seriously considering going over to Linux. I have two 40 gig hard drives on my PC. Could I install Linux on the D drive? (Windows is on C). Also, how would I transfer my folders, files etc to the new OS? Is this straightforward? Would the change impact on my website, uploading, etc? And the most important question; I consider myself only average when it comes to being computer savvy. Would I be capable of carrying out the installation? Answers on postcards please. d0nut
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