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Aug. 18th, 2004 @ 09:58 pm So
To add insult to injury, my Linksys WAP11 2.2 access point stopped working. It would reboot continously when clients connected to it. This sucks.

Linksys hasn't released a firmware upgrade since 2002, and looking online, the 1.1 firmware is notoriously buggy.

So I upgraded it.

I think it's faster, and it hasn't crashed yet. The software looks a little nicer too. Apparently the D-Link and the Linksys were identical hardware, different firmware.

Cool.
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From:periol
Date:August 18th, 2004 08:07 pm (UTC)
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From my freelance experiences setting up Linksys routers bought by my customers, attempting to fix them, and then finally just convincing my customers to buy Buffalo routers, I'm not surprised. Linksys/Cisco really need to get their act together, because the firmware on their routers are junk, and I'm not installing non-standard firmware on routers that I should be able to install and forget.
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From:windexcowboy
Date:August 18th, 2004 08:41 pm (UTC)
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Not so much interested in their wireless, but their home NAS devices are quite a bit less expensive than the similar Linksys parts, $400 for 250GB. I wonder how good they are...
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From:periol
Date:August 18th, 2004 08:56 pm (UTC)
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that's interesting.

i can't vouch for the NAS devices, since i haven't used them or even read reviews, but i will say that i've tried wireless routers from every major brand, and the buffalo routers are by far the best in the home market. i will also say that their tech support (in this day and age of outsourced and shoddy tech support) is good, which makes it amazing when compared to anyone else.
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From:mrfantasy
Date:August 19th, 2004 06:41 am (UTC)

Interesting

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I think I'll try them (my AP still kept rebooting even with the D-Link firmware--it just didn't keep looping for several hours. Which is better, but still unacceptable.)

They're a little more expensive, but I don't want to buy junk for my home network. I've realized how dependent on it I've become.