It’s a Sunday morning, just before I leave for church. I’d managed to get the Linksys router to work yesterday, after lots of cussing and tearing of hair, but above all, patience. Now I had about 30 minutes before leaving, so I fired up the whole computer, plus the Linksys and the D-Link. Vista started up, entered my password, waited for the whole thing to load. I looked for the network icon in my taskbar to light up with those familiar blue lights, signaling that all was well. Nothing, nada, nyet, zippo—what the heck? Oh well, it’ll have to wait until after church (I didn’t want to get myself all worked up on a Sunday morning when I had to be playing the organ in church).
Arrived home after church. Enough is enough. Did a factory reset of the Linksys again—jabbed its backside for 30 seconds. Heh, it actually feels good to do that. Anyway, it responded and I was able to connect to the Internet. OK, great. Installed the Linksys USB adapter drivers in the male offspring’s computer, no problems there. Inserted the adapter, fiddled around with some settings, and presto, his computer’s online—wonderful!
At this juncture, I’m wondering whether I should burn some joss-sticks and incense to appease the wireless entities. On second thoughts, NO. I walk up to the Linksys, and tell it in no subtle manner that if it ever misbehaves again, it’s a straight 70 feet drop from the nearest window. There haven’t been any problems so far…Tags: acid test, D-Link DSL500G, Linksys WRT54G2, router