I haven't hacked one of these since 2000 (when they came out), and decided to hack a V5. I got everything together, put the new bios (5.40, Wild Pencil from BadFlash) in, installed WinME on it, and a Microsoft MN-510 802.11b USB (Prism 2 chipset) adaptor. (I've made sure I have the latest drivers for this as well).
I'm having the strangest problems with data corruption using Windows Update - nothing ever wants to update at all (it just all fails after it downloads and says to try again). I've also tried copying files from my LAN from another system (like Mozilla's latest distribution) - about halfway through the transfer, the I-Opener just powers off. I tried downloading Mozilla from the Internet, and the download is corrupted. The only way I can get a reliable download is through the built-in modem.
I've tried the pci.exe trick mentioned in the moderated technical board by Georgie, but that hasn't worked either.
Anyone have any more ideas? This is getting really frustrating...