Routers & Uptime

new router. The old router was useless to me. I will say that it served me very well for about 20 months. The part that I’m most disturbed by is the fact that the new router only cost $50 and has more features and capabilities than the old one. (which cost almost $190 after taxes!) Damn! So now I have a new router with all the features I wanted and I’m absolutely thrilled with its performance so far. It’s just rather annoying that I had to go through it in the first place. Note: that was my 2nd Linksys router. The first one I had did the exact same thing after I’d had it for about five days. There were also some performance problems I’d had over the years which required a reboot to fix. Other than that, I’d had a good experience. Anyhow… Other than that, my Thanksgiving holiday weekend was overall a good one. Aside from the fact that I was unable to have dinner with tha family ‘cuz I had an NA committment I thought I needed to go to in the bay area (family was in Modesto), that turned out to be canceled at the last moment without notice, things were good. I got to spend a lot of time with the parentals. And that was what was important to me. (Although spending dinner with my brother, his wife, her family, and my family would really have been nice. <grumble> So that’s it from me for the time being. Thanks for visiting and Keep Coming Back!!!]]>

8 thoughts on “Routers & Uptime”

  1. I’m still using my BEFW11S4. I really never had much problem with it except for the quality of reception.
    Yeah, that netgear router was on sale on Black Friday for like $20 after a rebate. If you can, check Bestbuy and see if it’s still on sale there. You might be able save yourself $20. They had it on sale for $30 after rebate. Yeah, the price on these things are getting rediculously cheap.

  2. Yeah, I got it for $50 with a $20 rebate. So it’ll cost me $30 in the end. I’m *extremely* happy with it so far. Plus, it matches the switch I bought several months ago when I got rid of the Linksys 5-port I had. 🙂

  3. I’m gonna need a new switch soon. My D-Link switch has started flaking out. Have you tested the wireless range to see if you get better or worse reception compared to the linksys unit?

  4. The Netgear that the Little Bastard bought me last X-Mas is holding up well, regardless of the fact that the missues did a wonderful job of bending up the metal backplane after she forgot how gravity works….
    Now, If only the lease wouldn’t expire on my SBC IP every two weeks….

  5. cfactor: Not sure about the range on it, but my neighbors are receiving just fine. In fact, the one who was having the problems with signal strength is getting slightly better signal. (now “low” instead of “poor”)
    Q: You can’t set your router to keep the connection alive?

  6. The only problem I see with that is if you want folks to connect to you. In that case I’d use DynDNS, if the router supports it. My new one does – one of the main reasons I purchased it.

  7. The keep alive option only works if your ISP times your connection out due to inactivity. For SBC, the DHCP IP address expires every two weeks (or so) regardless of activity, so I have to manually reset my connection to renew the IP….

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