Haven't been to Curves since last Friday. Won't be today, but tomorrow after shift I can go, and then haul my butt out of bed to go every subsquent day. If I go five times in one week, does that make up for not going in the previous?
I go to Indy on Monday, for nine days. So it begins...I need to find the Curves in Indy, and I need to figure out how to get the signal from the wireless router to survive going through two exterior and three interior walls - at least, IIRC, it's the straight-line distance that counts. I suppose that means we'll need a signal booster? If anyone has a suggestion that's cheaper (I can't move the source router or run cable, so don't suggest it)
dLink has a signal extender that has mostly positive reviews. I read them all, and the biggest complaint of the people who gave it negative reviews was that it didn't work with their non-dLink WAP/routers. When I clicked to get the product information page, I read the information. I saw:
1) "In repeating mode, repeats the wireless signal of D-Link AirPlus access points and routers. Other access points and routers supported with future firmware upgrades."
2) A link to a "Compatibility Chart" that lists the model numbers it's compatible with.
This falls under common-sense shopping in my mind. Know what you're buying and what it does. I don't believe that—even though it's "proprietary software" that does the repeating and hence makes the connection brand-specific—that not being universally compatible is cause for a 1/5 stars review. Read the information, Dear Customer.
I kid you not:
"(1/5) Limited Use, May 8, 2003
Reviewer: An electronics fan from Gainesville, FL United States
This product as a repeater is made to work only with other D-Link products. If you have one of D-Links useable routers, this repeater might work."
This is not a useful review, nor does it give me any information about the product when used in the way it was designed to be used.
"(2/5) Contrary to the title, this is not an ethernet wireless bridge: don't buy if it you want to add wireless networking to an "ethernet port e.g. an Xbox or Playstation.
This device is something different. In fact, it's two somethings: firstly, it can be configured to be a basic access point (no firewall or routing facilities). Hook it up to your cable modem or DSL box, and have wireless access to a single computer elsewhere in your house. To be honest, there are many more powerful access point devices out there for similar $$.
Alternatively, if you have one of the very limited number of supported D-Link wireless access points, this box will act as a "repeater": it will accept the signal and rebroadcast it, extending the range. If that's what you need, then lucky for you and five stars for the device! "
I don't know about you, sir, but my title says "Wireless Range Extender". And you went on to say that when asking it to perform its advertised function, you would give it five stars. What the hell?
Peds tells me that I have to be in Indy at the beginning of August, earlier than I told S's. So their daughter is coming the week I'll be there, so they need the bedroom. I'm not offended. I'm annoyed with the peds people. Have started looking for another place to stay. It's just a week, I'm quiet and cute and I have my own laptop and wireless point, so I don't take up much room or bandwidth. Plus, I don't know how much I'll even be there.
In any case, if I want to shower before I go to work (Dr. H is on from 3:30-11:30, so he'll be there most of my shift, yay!), I need to shower now.