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Oh joy. Well, sorta, yeah...

So as some of y'all (from Monday gaming) know, my connection has been... less than stable, and tonight it just tanked totally. Or so I thought.

Except that I finally had the bright idea "hey, let me try plugging my cable modem directly into my computer!" and *boom* blazing fast connection instantly.

So yeah, apparently my router is dying/dead. Which is both "blah" because it means I need to replace it, and will not be doing the internet gaming (on console) thing until I do. But yay, at the same time, because I don't have to pinpoint the problem, or deal with the damn ISP in trying to do same.

So... boo-yay?

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dilickjm
Aug. 1st, 2010 04:29 am (UTC)
I had a dying router that I cured by flashing it with DD-WRT. As an added bonus, it's a VERY full-featured router now.
stormfeather
Aug. 1st, 2010 04:21 pm (UTC)
Do what huh?
dilickjm
Aug. 1st, 2010 05:04 pm (UTC)
http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/index

This is an open source firmware for (originally) Linksys DD-WRT54G routers. Nowadays, it works with A LOT of various models. It unlocks a ton of features that are often included in the hardware, but that are locked out in the firmware (so people will buy the more expensive routers, naturally).

Check it out.

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jdack
Aug. 2nd, 2010 05:22 pm (UTC)
Consumer grade routers always flake out on me after a year or less.

Fortunately you can get new ones for like $30.
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