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I thought that, as an evolved species, we had grown out of the adolescent internet years and solidly put the days of the flaming logo behind us. Today I was disturbed to find this:






On the AT&T website next to an iPhone.

A flaming logo.

Steve Jobs is probably having a fit.
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The Sandman in downtown Vancouver. What can I say. I'm a business traveler, more than that, I'm a sysadmin of a couple of important systems. I need 24/7 internet access, and this hotel doesn't have wireless high speed internet access anywhere but the lobby. I like a few things in a hotel, a reasonable bed, an air conditioned room, but for me, high-speed is a must have. If I had money I would go some place else right now. Not only that, but my cell-phone doesn't work here so I am totally out of contact. I'll have to look into the cell phone thing if we end up coming up here more often if we decide to work with the folks here. I am full of unhappy right now. I have work to get done damn it.
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So - last night I bought yet another wireless router. It's amazing to me that these products are so flaky. I have had wireless routers from Linksys, Belkin and Netgear and they all suck. Between a friend of mine and I we tried four Linksys routers, and there were serious problems with each of them, they couldn't keep a wireless connection up. I finally got mine to behave enough to use it, then we moved house, and I couldn't get it to take a new configuration. The Belkin wouldn't keep a connection to the internet for more than five minutes. The first Netgear I had worked okay, but then I moved, and had to get a new router. I figured I had had good luck with the first Netgear, so I bought another. This one won't keep port forwards open. I set up port forwarding, it works for about 10 minutes, then it stops working. So this time I went for one of the only makes left, D-Link. So far so good. The wireless is working, the port forwarding is working, and it has kept a connection to the internet for 18 hours. So far so good... Next I guess I'll buy a buffalo if this router flakes out on me. Oh and the Netgear seemed like it reset itself every so often as all my connections would suddenly drop after a few hours of idle. The wireless connection was always in and out, but never out long enough to actually drop my connections.

What do I have to do - buy a cisco 871W? at $522, who the hell can afford that?

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