Wireless

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Well, this morning I ended up picking up a DI-624M from CompUSA, brought it home, installed it and didn’t have any problems. Then I tried to setup WEP, which shouldn’t have been a problem. But one thing led to another and the router ended up not working at all. Trying to reset the router to factory defaults didn’t work at all.

A quick trip back to CompUSA resulted in me getting a cheaper D-Link router: the D-Link WBR-1310. It’s an 802.11g/b router with less range than my previous router, but I don’t bring my laptop outside much anyway. I was able to get my laptop, my wife’s laptop, the Wii, and the 360 all connected to the new router within about 10 minutes. I didn’t bother with WEP this time, but I may enable it at some point if I see that neighbors are leeching connectivity from me.

What a way to kill a Saturday.

2 thoughts on “Wireless

  1. I have had a Netgear wireless router at my house for a while now and haven’t had any problems with it. I did have an issue when I set it up with my FastAccess. I ended up setting my DSL router as a passthrough and letting the wifi router handle DHCP.

    I don’t use WEP either, but I do have access control enabled via the Mac Address List.

  2. I had thought about trying a Netgear or Belkin router in the event the second D-Link didn’t work out. I might have to try access control if it becomes an issue.

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