I haven’t had a chance to use much new technology outside of work since my move to Chicago, but I did finally break down and buy a Netgear wireless access point. Buy.com had a reconditioned one on sale for about $30, so I decided it would be worth that to cut the wires. I must say I have been pleasantly surprised. Not only did it come right up, detect my network settings, and automatically set itself up, but the range seems much better than my old Belkin wireless router ever was. Plus it has a button that allows you to turn off the annoying big light on the top that flashes with the connection rate – that’s a relief as well! I’m pleased so far, and highly recommend it.

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