Recently, I experienced I/O issues while trying to scan documents on my Samsung SL-C460W. It has worked flawlessly with Windows 10 before, so seems like something changed in the latest Windows 10 build.
Reinstalling the Samsung scanner driver didn’t help, also scanning by WIA did not work. Communicating with the scanner was no longer possible, while printing works without any issues.
Seems like due to changes in recent Windows 10 builds two file have been removed which are required by the scanner driver to be able to communicate with the device.
Luckily Samsung has provied a fix for that. Officially it’s meant for some other multi-functional device, but it works fine with the C460 series, too.
Find it on the Samsung webpage.
Just noticed the download server of Opera’s offline installation packages responds with an error 502. Checking for updates from within the browser is therefore also broken.
Additionally Opera’s add-ons page is down.
I updated the HOSTS file, added compatibility with Android OS and added a simple install script to control the HOSTS file on Windows. I didn’t create an APK since you need root-access on Android to update the file and I think if you’re already root you won’t install this file using an APK. ;) Just push it to /system/etc and you’re good to go. No need to reboot. Changes apply immediately.
I tested the script on Windows Seven x32 only and I appreciate to hear your experiences when running on any x64 version of Windows. Anyway, enjoy!
The HOSTS file has been updated due to massive spam coming from faked invitations, chats and link recommendations by infected friends on Facebook.
To block unwanted tags you need to disable the tagging feature temporarily as long as this spam continues.
To disable click on “Account” -> “Privacy Settings” -> “Customize settings” -> “Photos and videos you’re tagged in” -> “Edit Settings” and change to “Only Me” via “Custom edit”. Click “Okay” to accept your changes.
Some minutes ago I got a chat message on Facebook from one of my Ville Helpers¹. This is what she wrote:
OMG: This girl killed herself after her FATHER posted this message on her wall: bit.ly/hiht3w
Sounds like the usual crap, so I opened the link with Chromium 12 in an incognito session. It redirected me to www.aclebite.info and forced me to log in to Facebook. I didn’t check what happened when I log in, so just be careful. The domain is blocked by my latest HOSTS file.
… to v3 Build 20110314. Download here.
inSSIDer is free,
open-source Wi-Fi scanning/analyzing software. What’s unique about inSSIDer?
- Compatible with Windows XP, Vista and 7 (x86 and x64)
- Uses the Native Wi-Fi API and your current wireless network card
- Sort results by Mac Address, SSID, Channel, RSSI and “Time Last Seen”
- Compatible with most GPS devices (NMEA v2.3 and higher)
How can inSSIDer help me?
- Inspect your WLAN and surrounding networks to troubleshoot competing access points
- Track the strength of received signal in dBm over time
- Filter access points in an easy-to-use format
- Highlight access points for areas with high Wi-Fi concentration
- Export Wi-Fi and GPS data to a KML file to view in Google Earth.
- Filter through hundreds of scanned access points
Get more information and download the last free version (18.104.22.168) of inSSIDer at here or grab the latest commercial version at MetaGeek.
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