Now that my lap has a new companion, I figured it’d make sense to buy a wireless router rather than keep an ethernet cable close at hand whenever I want to use my macbook.
So, I went down to CompuSmart in Terrace (probably a bad idea, I know) to see what they had for routers. I had just passed by Staples but they’re weird in there so I avoided them, and I don’t like buying from WalMart so I went there. Anyway, I bought a D-Link one with 802.11g or whatever, it was $89… so about $50 more than I think I saw it on NCIX
I bring it home, plug it in, protect it from outsiders, all that stuff, and it works great!.. for about 15 minutes when my macbook loses connection. Now, all I can really get is about 15 minutes of connectivity before I lose it and wait for it to come back.
The router is downstairs in my house and I’m typing this from upstairs, not a very far distance direct from where I am to directly where the router is. It’s on “extended range mode” right now since I was having worse luck before, but it still totally blows.
I’m not going to be all over the house often, just my desk is a mess right now with preparing my desktop to be sold, so when I get back there I’ll be one room away from the router (too far for 25ft ethernet cord, though) so I’m hoping my wireless will be reliable then.
But other than hopes and dreams, any tips? I was thinking I probably should have bought a Linksys since I’ve heard good about them, but my last one was a D-Link and I didn’t mind it.