I am a Tech Laggard
I don’t mean to be. Honest. It’s just that I start using something and don’t really think that much about whether or not it’s state of the art until it stops working reliably.
Take, for example, my old D-Link D-601 router. I don’t recall how long I’ve had it, but my guess is at least 5-7 years, and I see on Amazon that it’s been around since 2004. So basically it’s Bronze Age tech as such things go.
It’s been pretty solid, and for a long time. In fact, I had a spare still in the box in case this one ever went bad (I recall finding the model on sale at Micro Center in St. Louis and buying two) … and a few weeks ago I set it up for a neighbor after I found out that she had been paying Cox Cable $8.99 a month for years “for Wi-Fi,” which meant for rent on a router built into her cable and phone modem.
Naturally, right after I gave away the spare router, mine seemed to start acting up more often, with the network just sort of arbitrarily going down for a few minutes, or running slow for a few hours (the wireless network — the one machine connected by Ethernet cable seemed unaffected).
So, I have this on the way:
Because There's Never Enough KN@PPSTER