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    Am I infected?

    I dont think it could have been anyone else, as I'm the only one with access to my home machine. I guess I could have copied it over by accident, but the only files I remember copying are a few mp3s, certainly not a whole folder. Plus the folder 'backup' wasnt even my own, it was something by someone else, completely unrelated to myself although working for the same city. I also just checked the USB at work here, and that backup folder doesnt exist on it anywhere I can find. Weird...
  2. Ok, here is briefly what I want to be able to do: Share stuff, like pdf files through the application Stanza, from my desktop to my iPod Touch. I use 3 PCs at home, all XP SP2. Two are desktops, and one is a laptop. One of the desktops is my main, the other I dont use much these days. I use a Corega router, and all three PCs are wired rather than wireless. The router does have a wireless function though. As I wasnt using it, I disabled it so I wouldnt have everyone around the place using my connection. I'd be using my main desktop for what I want to do. I enabled the wireless function, and my iPod Touch now has access. My desktop though is still wired, and I cant share stuff between them till I make the desktop wireless too, I guess. My concerns firstly: If I make my desktop wireless will that override the wired connection and make things like gaming a pain in the bum? If wireless is likely to take precedence, how can I switch the desktop to wired only, except for those times I want to share stuff? Ok, so now how do I go about making my desktop wireless? And how do I make sure that the wireless connection is totally secure, such that the only two machines that are able to access it are the desktop and iPod Touch? (Am I correct in assuming that if I was to leave it unsecured, and a Guest user used the connection, they would be able to access my desktop?) I'm a total newb at this kind of thing, so if it's not too much trouble please explain as simply as possible. Might help to spell it out too. Thanks in advance for any help given :)
  3. I have a thread over on the Networking boards and wondered if it might get more attention here, as what I want to do involves Apple tech too. The thread is here: Help me access my computer files The gist is that I'd like to access my files (PDFs, Office files etc) from my desktop wired PC to upload them to my iPod Touch 2nd gen, to read in applications that I have on it. It seems I need to Setup the router's access point function. Associate your wireless devices to the access point. but I cant figure out how to do that. Any ideas?
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    Wireless on my desktop?

    Well, I guess they were working after all. I just downloaded FileMagnet (paid for it) and set it to manually connect with my iPod (using the iPod's IP address), and it worked fine. The two machines talked to one another and PDF uploaded without issue! Yay! Thanks for the help :)
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    Wireless on my desktop?

    I see. Goodo then, guess we are on the last step. Yeah, my iPod Touch is working fine when I switch on WiFi. What now, good sir? Guess we need to get the wired PC talking to the iPod and vice versa?
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    Wireless on my desktop?

    Cheers for that. I ended up doing the most secure one, and it was nice to read your advice as confirmation that I didnt make a mess of it all. Would you have any advice on the other points: ? I've been trying to search for setting up my combination wired/wireless router's access point function, but am having trouble finding anything that I can understand. I havent tried searching for the latter point much yet.
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    Wireless on my desktop?

    Doing a bunch of websearches and following the instructions I believe I've made it secure. However, when searching for the other two points, I find the information described seems a little too technical. Any elaboration on those would be appreciated, thanks.
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    Wireless on my desktop?

    Ok, cheers. The model of the router is CG-WLBARGNH. I'm not sure how to setup the router's access point function, secure it, and then associate my wireless devices to the access point, sorry. Would it be okay to ask how to do those things? Looking through the router's homepage login thing, there are a whole bunch of terms and stuff whose meanings are lost on me. Thanks again.
  9. I have an old laptop that I wish to destroy (as it just collects dust these days), but I need to take it to a shop where they remove the bits and pieces. I'd like to fully erase and clear my hard drive before doing that, so that no data is left on it for the garbage people to peruse through. How exactly do I go about doing this? It's an old Windows machine, bought back in 2000, so iirc it has Windows 2000 as the OS. There's no real nasty pron on there, just student grades etc (I'm a teacher :P ) that I'd like to make sure are deleted and non-recoverable. Cheers
  10. I use Hotmail. I often hear and read people saying bad things about it. But I've never really looked specifically at why they say it's bad, or often they dont state why, they just disparage it. So is Hotmail really that bad, and if so why? What better alternatives exist if it is that crap?
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    Free mail - Hotmail

    On a bit of a tangent, I have a friend who has a Yahoo email account who claims that he cannot receive any emails I send him. This is the first time this kind of thing has ever happened. What could be the reason for this? (Aside from him secretly hating me) He says he is not blocking my email account.
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    Free mail - Hotmail

    Oh, I'm not in anyway defending Hotmail. I'm genuinely interested. Back in the day, I did get spam, but these days spam is quite rare. I'd hazard a guess that I'd get one spam mail every 2-3 days. How do those others compare? Storage space is not much of an issue for me personally. I tend to delete old emails and keep my space neat (I think I'm close to being OCD as a neat freak). So I've never really used more than 5% of the available space in Hotmail. To be honest, I'm not even sure how much space Hotmail provides, nor the competitors? I only use Firefox & IE (on work computers without FF), and Hotmail seems to work okay on those. What other web browser's are there? What do you mean by redefine webpage standards? I hadnt really thought about the right click to open in a new tab, but now that you mention it, it does seem like a mighty fine function. That said, you can open multiple tabs and have Hotmail and various messages open in each.
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