[quote=“scott02”]What about setting jumpers etc for hard drives … isn’t the paperwork which comes with hard drives all in Chinese ? … what about drivers for videocards etc ( instructions all in Chinese ? )
Only reason I ask… I just bought an SMC Networks ‘Barricade G’ router which is ( currently ) showing the settings page all in Chinese… any suggestion on how - even if possible ? - to change this would be also much appreciated ![/quote]
For hard drives, the jumper settings are printed right on the drives, and so far I’ve always found these to be in English. However, the pamphlet that comes with motherboards that explains jumper settings (if any) will usually be in Chinese. You might be able to find a PDF file online in English. Or just ask the shop where you bought the motherboard.
As for the router - anything you buy locally will probably have Chinese firmware, as you’ve discovered. A friend of mine had this problem and was able to solve it by downloading a firmware update from the manufacturer’s web site.
Building your own machine isn’t too hard, but it helps to have an experienced person sitting next to you just in case you run into problems.