Monday, September 12, 2011

WooHoo WiFi

I finally bought a WiFi router. It is a Netgear WNDR3700-N (the one on the left is the router, the modem's on the right). I love it. It's super fast. It works both wired and wireless. I noticed a huge difference in my connection speed once it was installed, which was super easy. My desktop PC is stilll connected by wire (though it's capable of WiFi) but I read in one of the tech magazines that wired is faster, and since I'm only about five feet from the router, it's not a major problem. If the mood should strike me, I can always disconnect the wire and run wireless. The biggest change (beside the great speed), is that now I don't have to steal my neighbor's WiFi when I want to use my laptop. I'm not even sure he's ever noticed my connectionn to him, I don't do it that often or for that long; just whenever I really need it. Now that I have my own WiFi, I can watch football and tweet at the same time in the living room.  I also bought a new modem, a Motorola SB6120 DOCSIS 3.0.  Actually, I bought it some time ago but could never get it to work until now.

His opponents couldn't ask for a better opportunity to comment: Campaigning outside Pittsburgh today, GOP frontrunner Rick Perry attended a picnic at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Oil City where he enjoyed a foot long corndog while touring the fabulous reproduction of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel.

New Fossils May Redraw Human Ancestry.

Dumb Law of the Week: In Florida, throwing dishes is illegal!

Bad Choice Logo of the Week:

À la prochaine, mes amis.


Virginia said...

Rick Perry is gonna burn in hell for that one.

Megan said...

very funny. We have wireless as part of our Freebox- the combo net/tv/telephone. It works pretty well.

Jacob said...

Re Virginia's comment: Perry would burn in hell if there were such a place but it would be for his callous disregard for human life and the people of his state...
or maybe just for being so damn stupid!

Nice to hear from you...after a fall on a Tennessee golf course in July I finally ended up having to have surgery about 3 weeks ago - 80% of my quadriceps tendons were torn from the kneecap. Am now recovering. But it will be slow...some months before I'll play golf again! Damn!

Hope all is well with you!