So, don't delete your data, and test your backups, or at least verify you've got a recent one handy before deleting the data.
In other news, I finally snagged a new wireless router for home. I already had one, so this one, I've used to create a wireless bridge the eliminating the need to have a ratty old 10m network cable running from my dinning room to my living room. And it was easy!
- Just flashed on DD-WRT,
- changed the router's IP address (to not conflict with the existing router),
- "scanned" the available wireless networks and "joined" the existing network,
- Set the WEP password for the wireless "security",
- And changed to "client bridged" mode.
Presto Magico! A total pain in the ass that the firmware provided by Linksys with their routers is so shitty, but it really is pretty easy to replace it with DD-WRT (just do a "firmware upgrade"). You do, however, have to get a WRT54GL router for it to be that easy. Their other routers have very little memory and it is *slightly* harder to upgrade those to DD-WRT and even then you're stuck on the "Micro" version which has less functionality. The WRT54GL model router (instead of the plain G) is normally about 10$ more (60$ instead of 50$), but I got it on sale from NCIX for 55$, so there you go.