damn, I always end up answering my own damn problems... but thats ok
heres the solution:
Solution #1 to connect to your 5500 and transfer files using USB:
This HOW TO is stated here, near the bottom:http://www.zaurususergroup.com/modules.php...us%20Filesystem
When you login to the 5500 from a XP box make sure you use the username as "root" and password as "rootme"
PROBLEM: I can't access anything outside of the /Documents/ file as it says I don't have sufficient access!! Can anyone find a way to change this??
Somehow get SAMBA working on your openzaurus (i don't know where I can get it from, can someone enlighten me?) Samba can help you connect your windoze machine to the 5500 through "Network Neighbourhood"
More info at same page: http://www.zaurususergroup.com/modules.php...us%20Filesystem
after all this I STILL CAN'T TRANSFER FILES TO MY CF/SD!!! how annoying, anyone have any idea on removal of security??