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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-23-2005, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
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If you learn one thing in certain military units it is that you never quit, and today it has paid off.
I was given a netgear wireless router as a "gift" for reopening my cable internet account. After 2 months it finally arrived. As I opened the box I was greeted with horrible directions and a useless installation CD. After a few failed initial attempts, any normal person would call customer support, but not ole thickheaded me. I will not ask for directions no matter how lost I am and will devote every ounce of energy to figuring this this task out regardless if I know what I am doing or not.
After several more attempts of trying the head on approach, my effort was thwarted off by the defenses. When a head on approach against your adversary fails to succeed, go and attack their flanks and rear.
Netgear was proving themselves as a worthy adversary by having other plans for me. Their flank was as formidable an adversary as their front. What is a soldier to do in this situation? Work Smarter? Of course not, work harder.
How do I get arround the "no internet connection" barrier when it is infact connected to the internet? How the hell should I know? I do an internet search on this particular NETGEAR modem and am greeted with bad reviews and webpages saying "do not buy this." These words of encouragement made the battle that much harder. Was I in way over my head? Can the NETGEAR Army be conquered? We will soon find out.
After a few more attempts a light at the end of the tunnel, or so I think. I see an ip address on the back of the modem and try to log in. Initially this doesnt work and after a few attempts, I am driven back by their archers. This seige is not going well for the Olive Drab Army and morale is low. Shaving my head has proved a wise move as I kept reaching for hair to pull out after each of the failed attacks. Aha, finally a small break through in their defences and I am able to get into the administration settings. This was similar to one sperm out of millions penetrating the wall of the ovum, a truly monumental event.
Now what to do? I am not a preprogrammed spermatozoa, nor am I a suicide bomber whose missions ends when he breaks through the defense. What else would someone clueless do? Thats right, start clicking random settings in the hopes that it will eventually work.
2 hours go by and I am 3 pounds lighter from the sweat. The adrenaline is pumping and all of a sudden the screen closes by itself. Now I am mad. I have no clue what happened nor do I know how to undo what I just did.
I am left with a choice, drive on, reboot or break the computer in 2. I decide choice numba 2 is the wisest. After I reboot and open IE to go into the admin section, yahoo.com opens much to my surprise. Somehow one of these random settings I tampered with was the key to defeating the NETGEAR Army. Alas, after 5 hours the Olive Drab Army is victorious and its commander is clueless as to how.
Now I shall fight another day and hopefully will be victorious once again against the "You have plugged a high speed USB device into a non highspeed hub" Army. Only time will tell the outcome of this battle.
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And they give you people guns...


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^ As long as it doesn't take him 5 hours and 10 rounds to figure a gun out, I think it will be ok!


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[quote author=Lily link=topic=30081.msg419795#msg419795 date=1127527267]
^ As long as it doesn't take him 5 hours and 10 rounds to figure a gun out, I think it will be ok!
[/quote]Guns are easy, computers arent. I swear I was able to do some sick shit that amzed my computer teachers when i was in 6th grade. Where did that knowledge go? Now i know how my dad felt when we got out first computer.

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lol you always feel great when you figure it out yourself.


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lol you always feel great when you figure it out yourself.
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yahoo.com opens much to my surprise. Somehow one of these random settings I tampered with was the key to defeating the NETGEAR Army. Alas, after 5 hours the Olive Drab Army is victorious and its commander is clueless as to how.
According to Olive Drab, he never really quite figured it out -- just got lucky.


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Your story is worthy of being aired on "Mail Call".

[quote author=crazyduckme link=topic=177063.msg3770321#msg3770321 date=1282314647]
I told Brandon.... we can try it out once we're married. that's just my rule.

and I dun look mexican, do I?
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[quote author=3AndMe link=topic=30081.msg419900#msg419900 date=1127534262]
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lol you always feel great when you figure it out yourself.
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yahoo.com opens much to my surprise. Somehow one of these random settings I tampered with was the key to defeating the NETGEAR Army. Alas, after 5 hours the Olive Drab Army is victorious and its commander is clueless as to how.
According to Olive Drab, he never really quite figured it out -- just got lucky.
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i know, but what i mean is that it feels great when you solve the problem yourself. Without calling a hotline or something, even if you figure it out by accident


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[quote author=Danger Mouse link=topic=30081.msg419944#msg419944 date=1127538565]
[quote author=3AndMe link=topic=30081.msg419900#msg419900 date=1127534262]
Quote:
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lol you always feel great when you figure it out yourself.
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yahoo.com opens much to my surprise.* Somehow one of these random settings I tampered with was the key to defeating the NETGEAR Army.* Alas, after 5 hours the Olive Drab Army is victorious and its commander is clueless as to how.
According to Olive Drab, he never really quite figured it out -- just got lucky.
[/quote]

i know, but what i mean is that it feels great when you solve the problem yourself. Without calling a hotline or something, even if you figure it out by accident
[/quote]i guess thats the hidden meaning.* * I think i typed this up to humor myself and others because i was pretty mad. I will never get those hours back.

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Okay, no offense to Olive Drab... but that was one fuckin weird story and write-up. LOL. Sorry for the f-word... but as I was reading it I'm thinking "wtf, this is one weird-ass story". Sounds like you were writing an essay for a writing contest or something, haha.

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