Monthly Archives: January 2011

ISP Research

My son, Michael, and I generally get along pretty well. We share the household and keep out of each other’s way for the most part. Conflict does arise, though, when we’re both on the internet at the same time. He’ll be on YouTube and I’ll be trying to download some files. Or he’ll be gaming… Read More »

Using a Router with Verizon DSL

You’d think that something as commonplace as using a wireless router with your DSL connection would be very straightforward and easy these day. Well, it actually isn’t too hard, but you have to be aware of some things that Verizon tech support doesn’t seem to clue you in to. As usual, first let me tell you about the pain I suffered along the way. If you’re not interested in that, you can just skip down to the “Getting It to Work” section

Fun With DD-WRT

What is DD-WRT? In a nutshell, it’s very cool replacement firmware for your wired or wireless router. I found for my Linksys WRT-600N it added new functionality and appears much more stable than the factory firmware. But it wasn’t a slam dunk. There were lots of pitfalls along the way. I’m telling you this because I don’t want you to experience them, too.