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i woke up this morning and decided that it was time to set myself up with a wireless lan.

forgoing the bargain hunting on the web, i headed for my nearest big-box electronics stores and ended my search at best buy, where i found a linksys etherFast wireless ap + cable/dsl router for $199. yup, that's right, it's a router/firewall, access point and four port switch. for under $200. amazing, since it gets pretty good reviews. add the facts that you can upgrade the firmware for ethernet bridging capabilities >and< replace the antennas so you can get more range and i'm a happy guy. i also snagged a dlink pcmcia card, which performs admirably for $100. i'm getting solid coverage and throughput anywhere i might choose to roam in my two story house, including my front porch, which is where i am right now.

i can't believe i took so long to untether myself from my desktop. i'm downright giddy and i think it's freaking my wife out. i asked her if the neighbors would think it was strange if i ran outside and wandered in the street to see how far i could go. you can probably guess here answer. hi. ho.
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9/15/2001 08:22:00 PM 0 comments


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