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Topic # 30152 30-Jan-2009 09:55
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ok, getting usb drivers for the Thompson st536v6 is allready hard enough, but when im trying to get drivers for windows ME, its damn near impossible.. especialy their emergency contact email service is bung.
     the technical specs on the thompson webiste say that it is supported.. yet i see a remarkable lack of support
http://www.thomson.net/GlobalEnglish/customer-service/SpeedTouchDocuments/xDSLGA-Wired_Datasheet_thomson_ST536v6_en_092008.pdf

soooo.. if anyone knows of a link for ME usb drivers and would like to post it, they would then instantly become super awesome




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  Reply # 192875 30-Jan-2009 10:16
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  Reply # 192905 30-Jan-2009 12:58
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The reality is Windows ME is 9 years old and no longer supported by Microsoft at all.  I would recommend you connect to the router via ethernet/network cable, no drivers needed just use web browser to access the routers gui.

Also I would also update your pc's OS to either XP or Ubuntu (free).

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  Reply # 192908 30-Jan-2009 13:09
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i totaly understand that the os is out of date, and i did not expect there to be support from microsoft , but in the link i posted it plainly says that the product is supported via usb on the windows ME os
   the computer itself is too old and slow to support xp, and does not have an ethernet port .. options are quite low




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  Reply # 192909 30-Jan-2009 13:11
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Maybe consider getting an Ethernet card/adapter?

Could save more time in the future when setting up the modem or with other routers.




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  Reply # 192916 30-Jan-2009 13:33
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I cannot stress this enough:  DO NOT CONNECT WINDOWS ME TO THE INTERNET - It's going to get compromised very quickly.

There may be a little chance that you can pull off the "security through obscurity" approach the pain and suffering of dealing with ME far outweighs it, there's a reason that it's described as the retarded barstard child of 98 and NT.

The simplest solution if you must connect that abomination of an operating system to the interwebs is installing a PCI network card, similar to this would do the trick.

Consider Ubuntu or something similar on that machine if you are geekily inclined - It's a good thing to do with older hardware that can't run XP or any of the other bloated Microsoft monstrosities.



(Why yes - I have had a bad day supporting retarded Microsoft products and even more retared users - how did you guess ?)



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  Reply # 192918 30-Jan-2009 13:40
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well thank you for all the advice, the computer is not my own one (like hell i would still be running ME) and the youve told me has been pretty much what i had allready told the unfortunate computers owner.

im just disapointed that the thompson device isnt actualy supported when it says it is





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  Reply # 192927 30-Jan-2009 14:40
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the only place i could find usb drivers for the Thompson is here and i have no idea what system they are for

http://www.thos.com.sg/st536.htm




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Reply # 192931 30-Jan-2009 14:58
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now thats more like it... i wonder what os it is for, time to find out i reckon




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