NETGEAR Powerline AV Adapter Kit Review

Arthur C. Clarke’s 3rd law states that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. I suspect Arthur might have felt somewhat vindicated if he ever played with NETGEAR’s powerline ethernet kits. There’s something uncanny about having a router work with one missing wire. I expected someone in a bad suit to run in and pass a metal hoop over the router to prove it wasn’t connected to a network.

Linksys WRT54GL Custom Firmware is Essential

My previous posts on how to set up ADSL routing and bittorrent support with the Linksys WRT54GL have generated a fair bit of interest.? One of the most common questions seems to be people having problems with their WRT54GL running stock firmware.? To make myself completely and utterly clear: The stock WRT54GL firmware is complete, […]

XP Wireless Connection Weirdness

Check out the image to the right.  Click on it for a full-sized version.  Am I connected or not?  I can tell you that I’m posting this right now with the ‘connection’ in that state.  So very strange. I really don’t know how people can live with WiFi as their main connection type.  Usually I only use […]

ADSL Routing Solution in Detail

My previous posts on my ADSL setup have generated a great deal of interest, so I’m now adding a detailed writeup on how to set up this system. First, here is a reference diagram of how everything fits together: Bear in mind that you could replace any part of the system with something comparable. E.g. […]

Router Addendum: Dynalink RTA1320

I forgot to mention the other piece of my epic ADSL Bittorrent setup: my modem. I use a weeny little Dynalink RTA1320.  At first glance it probably looks a bit small and pathetic, but don’t be fooled.  It has a full-blown ADSL2+ compatible modem in it, and quite a nice router system, but I’m cold […]