"Shall I mangle this churl's leg, Hantis?" — Pul the Grik-Dog, final chapter, W.O.K.
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Wireless...! Whatever, it turns out that all you have to do to "install" wireless is run your ethernet cable to the ActionTec DSL modem and turn the antenna on — assigning a name to your connection and a wireless encryption password (WEP) in passing — then, power down, unplug your ethernet cable from the notebook, and power up. Connect manually, ONCE, to your wireless so you can enter the WEP password, ONCE, and then you are connected. Magically. Just don't try to "configure" it, or use any of the oddball network controls lying out in plain sight all over Windows XP, or you will screw it all up beyond all recognition.
Once it works, it works. Don't fix it.
Found this while fooling around with wireless. Nice.