I Am Router, Hear Me Roar
Behold the new router, a Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router With 4-Port Switch (I’m reading off the label in front). I determined that the former router had, in fact, fried its litle routing brain out, and took the opportunity to upgrade. The old router was 802.11b capable and this one is 802.11g capable, and that’s six letters better. And I’m not entirely sure how you can beat that. I don’t think you can. Well, there’s always 802.11n, but they haven’t finalized that standard yet, and anyway, it’s not like I’m streaming hi-def movies from my PC to my laptop. I just want to be able to see teh Intarweebs on all my computers. 802.11g is just fine, thanks.
I do feel marginally competent that I was able to install the router and a couple of additional adapter with almost no pain, but it really has more to do with the set-up software doing all the heavy lifting and me clicking a button here and there (and even hardly that on the Mac). It’s come to a point where there’s no geek pride in doing this stuff. And you know what? I’m good with that. No headaches, it just works. That’s progress.