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  1. Thanks for the advice Vector, Carwash. As always, it's much appreciated! Okey doke, I'll see what I can do about getting a new PC. My Dad's been talking about getting a new one anyway for his job, maybe I can convince him to swap and use the new one for gaming. After all, I'm pretty certain a clean install on this Optiplex'd be more than enough for what he needs (logging into his work server remotely, spreadsheets etc). Thanks again for the help guys, don't hesitate to post any more advice!
  2. Hi all! I've had a Dell Optiplex 170L since 2005, left pretty much in its original configuration since then. I've never really gamed on it much before, but my sister uses it for The Sims 2 from time to time. Recently though, my brother's been getting really interested in Will Wright's upcoming Spore, and asked me if I'd upgrade the family Dell to be able to run the game when it lands in Septmeber. Today I installed 2 gigs of memory (bought from Crucial, very speedy delivery!) with no problems, maxing out the PC's RAM. Unfortunately the graphics card we'd bought wouldn't fit. It was an ATI Radeon HD 3650, with 512MB of memory, and at €90 it seemed like a pretty good purchase. I'll be dropping it back, hopefully tomorrow, but I'd like to know if anybody can offer me any advice on finding a graphics card that'll be compatible with the Optiplex PC. Also, any advice on online retailers where I could get such a videocard would be great. Sorry if this post seemed a bit longwinded! Thanks in advance guys!!!
  3. You could also take a look at the BackTrack 2.0 live CD, it's got plenty of forensic tools on it:
  4. Just in case anyone's interested. Also, here's a demo: "call 1-610-558-4591 to hear a live Sensaphone right now. This Sensaphone is currently monitoring conditions in the manufacturing cente."
  5. If you're big into the Ubuntu philosophy you might like to take a look at nUbuntu (the "n" stands for networking.) You might also find this link interesting if you're looking for other security auditing tools and CDs: Enjoy!
  6. Thanks a lot for the help guys, it's much appreciated. Since BB just mentioned them, I'm not a huge fan of aliases, unless it's for a really long command, since they only apply to your machine. Everyone to their own though, I guess! Thanks again!
  7. Basically all I really want to do is use the terminal to copy files from my hard-drive to a USB flash drive. Anyone have any advice? I've Googled around, but didn't find what I was looking for. Thanks in advance!
  8. Thanks a lot for the advice, Alk, it's much appreciated. I'll let you know how I get on with it. Thanks again!
  9. I'm sure you could biuld your own cantenna! If that's the route you take, be sure to let us know how you get on. Good luck with it!!!
  10. These two are free, I recommend you give them a try: AVG 7.5 Spybot I know you said you already run McAfee and Clamwin, but these two are good too! Good luck!
  11. Yeah, the ones I'm not picking up are fairly tight with the packets. I notice that iwlist doesn't take a lot of time to read for packets, whereas Kismet does take a little while before it starts. Thanks for the advice, Alk3. Any tips on making iwlist wait a little longer?
  12. Thanks for the advice, Riscphee. I don't think they are cloaking, but thanks anyway!!!
  13. Yeah, I agree that it's to be taken with quite a bit of salt. Still interesting though!
  14. The title's a bit of a mouthful!!! Enjoy, and feel free to comment!
  15. I've been having a problem with iwlist. It isn't picking up the same WAPs that Kismet detects. In fact, it only shows one AP. I'm running it with sudo, but it still only picks up the one AP. Can anyone shed any light on how I might get my eth1 interface to detect all of the APs? I'm using an Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG MiniPCI Adapter, if that's any help. Thanks in advance!!!