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  1. CHAPTER I: Evil Awakens
    It started out as an innocuous looking upgrade to Verizon FiOS. It couldn't be all that bad right? Faster ethernet, and a free router, a straight through cable, and a free ! Now we can have a network in our house and all of the goodies that come with one. I was wrong. When I started to create the LAN, I already was having issues, because naturally windows doesn't mix well with bad technology. For too long have I tinkered and toddered(?) with Windows and the router, and to this day, full functionality has yet to bless my life. (Actiontec made a deal with Verizon where Actiontec makes cheap routerse for Verizon so Verizon can cheaply propegate their evil FIOS. Actiontec MI424WR they are. Cheap. Crap.) I got a wireless connection thingy too, but that was flawed too. EVERY DAY I HAD TO REINSTALL THE THING. I switched rooms to where the router is. I install the wireless adapter hardware on my drivers parents computer, or so I wished. Windows froze before it could finish. (Damned programs that wait 2 - 10 minutes before starting) I restarted the computer so I could try again. WRONG. Windows gets stuck in an infinite loop of restarts. Windows cannot start try again, Windows cannot start try again.... Ugh. Format and fresh install. Father bought another straight through and drilled a hole in the wall. (UGLY. GET A DANGED FACEPLATE![or whatever they are called])I get the yellow cable. Yay, if it had been PROPERLY TERMINATED!!!!!!!!!!!!! These damned FiOs technicians can't make a friggin proper ethernet cable. (Goes out for 10 minutes to calm down)
    Chapter two to come soon!

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    2. doom2day

      doom2day

      Ok then, the recent firmware upgrade for the router. Now it says verizon everywhere, the GUI is scrambled a little, (It was a little weird to begin with, but now...), and it takes nearly twice as long to do what you wanted to do. And the weirdest part...
      The password entry.
      [ ]
      You enter the first letter.
      [**** ]
      The second letter
      [*** ]
      The third letter
      [***** ]
      The fourth letter
      [****** ]
      A process similar to that occurs. You type in one letter, and 4 asterisks pop up. Type in again, and one of those dissappear!? It's hard enough to see if you accidentially doubled a letter, but now it's impossible.

      The router is a headache. And windows is like a punch in the stomach.

    3. exp(x)

      exp(x)

      Verizon does suck when it comes to UI's. That's why I flashed my Razr with Alltel firmware. You should check if you can do something similar with your router.

    4. fraggle

      fraggle

      doom2day said:

      Ok then, the recent firmware upgrade for the router. Now it says verizon everywhere, the GUI is scrambled a little, (It was a little weird to begin with, but now...), and it takes nearly twice as long to do what you wanted to do. And the weirdest part...
      The password entry.
      [ ]
      You enter the first letter.
      [**** ]
      The second letter
      [*** ]
      The third letter
      [***** ]
      The fourth letter
      [****** ]
      A process similar to that occurs. You type in one letter, and 4 asterisks pop up. Type in again, and one of those dissappear!? It's hard enough to see if you accidentially doubled a letter, but now it's impossible.

      Presumably it's to give visual feedback while not allowing an observer to see how many letters are in the password?

      The best solution I saw to that problem was on Irix, where a cursor is displayed that moves forward by a space when a character is entered in the password box. Effectively, like displaying a space character instead of a "*". You can see that your character has been entered, but an observer can't tell the number of characters because there is nothing for them to count.

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