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Shadow Sorcerer

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  1. very slow airport file tranfser

    There are quite a few things that could be going on here. Bear in mind that, using 802.11g, the fastest speeds I've observed has been around 16 mbit/sec (2 mbyte/sec). This is with different cards, access points, etc. The first thing that comes to mind is signal strength. Obviously distance will negatively impact your signal strength. Walls (especially if they are thick) and particularly glass will hurt your signal strength. Other devices could be causing some interference, such as cordless phones, microwaves, your neighbor's router, etc. It is quite likely that your connection from your MacBook to your iMac are passing through your AirPort rather than communicating directly. When this happens, it's quite typical to see speeds below 8 mbit/sec. I think (but I'm not sure) that this is what happens when you use WEP/WPA(2) on your network. Personally, I would replace the AirPort Express with an Extreme (or other router with a built in switch) so you could use wired networking with your iMac. Or, you could also create a computer-to-computer network between your iMac and your MacBook. I would at least try the latter; if only to see what kind of throughput you get. Sorry if anything was too obvious. Anyway, I hope this helps.
  2. Trouble restoring network prefs

    You may have tried this already, but... Can you re-add the interface by clicking the plus sign under the list of interfaces in your network preferences?
  3. Newsgroup reader for OSX?

    I have to agree, it's pretty hard to beat Newsbin Pro. FWIW, I've never used Newsbin Pro in Windows. It actually runs reasonably well under Wine/Crossover Office (although I do run into some memory leaks).
  4. Retail DVD 10.5.6 install for Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L

    @blackosx: Updating from 10.5.6 was not so complicated for me. (?) I also used the combo update. However, I re-ran ep45-post-patch.sh from the install guide after that. The only kexts I had to take care of by hand were for audio. I did notice the "Error 35" bug had returned, but repatching IONetworkingFamily.kext took care of that. That was all my system required. I'm still using my old Chameleon install (1.x, which I did not need to reinstall after the update). My system also properly reboots (although I haven't tested sleep since it has never worked for me in the past). This kind of makes me wonder what's different between our systems... graphics maybe? I have a 7300GT enabled via Titan here. BIOS? (F8 here.)
  5. You could always get a MacBook and install Ubuntu on it. If nothing else, this keeps your options open. OS X non-Apple hardware can be a little hit or miss. But you know that it will always be an option if you get a Mac. FWIW, my general experience with Apple hardware had been good. Even in the event that you do have a problem, support is usually pretty good about getting things back in order. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MactelSup...telInstallation HTH
  6. Retail DVD 10.5.6 install for Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L

    Works for me. Yes, I booted off my maintenance install (Kalyway in my case also) and installed the 10.5.7 update. Copy your kexts back in, and everything should be fine.