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Posted on 2016.09.26 at 18:26
Current Location: 67114

Remember that Linksys router I found on clearance for $25? Well we burned it up. Can't say I'm really surprised. After all, we are running 4 desktops, 6 laptops, 4 iPhones, 2 tablets, up to 2 Playstations at a time, as well as the Blu-Ray player which acts as our full HD media streamer, and 3 servers, one each SUSE, WIN7, and HP/UX - as well as the associated network attached iLOs and MPs and the numerous devices my children's friends show up with when arrive en masse. Additionally, given the shifts I sometimes work, that poor little consumer device just ran hot all the time. I recently had COX come out when my 50Mbps dropped to 15Mbps, and the culprit was the router. I hooked back up our aging Netgear N300, but it was in no shape to do anything, and did that well for the 45-minutes it took me and my entire family to become frustrated beyond belief.

So we pooled our resources and finally bought the Netgear AC3200 Nighthawk X6. This thing is a monster with a dual-core CPU and a supposedly large heat sink. Now, this tri-band router has an impressive antenna array, so much so that the kids in the basement were finally pulling down 50Mbps from their extenders. We are all very pleased.

Its that enormous piece of equipment behind the keyboard.


michelle1963 at 2016-09-26 23:41 (UTC) (Link)
Excellent! I'd say you got your money's worth from the poor little Linksys. 😄

Edited at 2016-09-26 11:41 pm (UTC)
ehowton at 2016-09-27 00:10 (UTC) (Link)
Loving the avatar - I don't remember that one! Yes, well this one was 12x the price, hence the pooling of resources. Last time the kids and I discussed going in on it three ways, but Dorian covered a third of the cost of it herself, allowing me to lower the burden exacted from the children - they were more than happy to cough up their share.
michelle1963 at 2016-09-30 15:18 (UTC) (Link)
Teamwork! Your children have matured into awesome young adults.

As for Tesla - I don't think I've used the avatar before. :)
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