Second night without power. I…

Second night without power. I’m tired and plan to go to bed early anyway. I think there are more generators in the neighborhood tonight.

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RT @adfskitteh: Dear Chase: yo…

RT @adfskitteh: Dear Chase: you are about to lose every single penny of my business. Kisses, ADFS Kitteh.// ditto Wells Fargo. Where to go?

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@laurenweinstein thx – forward…

@laurenweinstein thx – forwarded to daughters, we had a discussion about this last weekend. All are suffering Wachovia/Wells Fargo merger.

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RT @laurenweinstein: Banks to …

RT @laurenweinstein: Banks to test monthly fee for debit cards: http://j.mp/qz9nF3 // convert your debit card to an ATM card.

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RT @k_begz: family dinners are…

RT @k_begz: family dinners are always interesting.. //The more family, the more awesome. How many concurrent conversations? I lost count.

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RT @fivethirtyeight: Bought so…

RT @fivethirtyeight: Bought some Asian stocks so I can panic for 14 hours a day rather than just 6½. // I need more stress.

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Post to paulbegley.com: http:/…

Post to paulbegley.com: http://t.co/ty4Oqsi – Buffalo Technology AirStation N300 Wireless Router and AP Model WZR-HP-G300NH

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Buffalo Technology AirStation N300 Wireless Router and AP Model WZR-HP-G300NH

My trusty Linksys WRT54G running Tomato firmware appeared to be dying.  My upload speed, as measured by speedtest.net, was in the range of Kbps instead of Mbps.  Download speeds were inconsistent, in the rage of 10 Mbps to 14 Mbps.

I researched a ton of routers, and my criteria was to have two radios, support 802.11N, and QoS.  I also wanted it to support bridging, AP, and act as a repeater.  Devices I considered, included Netgear, Cisco E4200, and the Buffalo N300.

I’m delighted with the Buffalo N300, which I picked up from Amazon for $65.  Setup was very easy.  I didn’t use the automated install software, I just connected to the router directly and configured the router since I was familiar with the DD-WRT software (v24SP2-MULTI (03/21/11) std). 

The router web interface was a bit sluggish initially, but after the initial configuration was completed, and it was running for 15 minutes it became much more responsive.

I haven’t used any of the client connection features, and connected manually.  All our wireless devices connected seamlessly, and one test call on our VoIP phone worked.  I won’t have time to test our Roku and Netflix streaming until the weekend, and will test VoIP calls, including international, later this week.

Initial speedtest.net results below:

Before – Linksys WRT54G

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After – Buffalo N300

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RT @TechnicallyPHL: Google’s a…

RT @TechnicallyPHL: Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility includes Horsham plant http://t.co/7QTzinK // inc broadband, too – Google TV?

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My followers live in the U.S. …

My followers live in the U.S. (70.3%), Panama (5.4%) & the U.K. (5.4%) [top 3]. Find yours at http://t.co/M4MOKRL

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RT @schwammy: For the record, …

RT @schwammy: For the record, Philly.Net code camp is Oct 15. // never too early to start planning.

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RT @FattMuller: Old people are…

RT @FattMuller: Old people are making out at the bench next to me #libido #winning // tell your folks we said hello.

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RT @fivethirtyeight: extended …

RT @fivethirtyeight: extended take on the fine print of debt deal. Why it’s more like a C-minus for Democrats than an F. http://t.co/vPePY35

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RT @buckwoody: Hint: When an e…

RT @buckwoody: Hint: When an engineer says something is “non-trivial,” it’s like a pilot calling a Cat5 Hurricane “a bit of turbulence”

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RT @fivethirtyeight: Compromis…

RT @fivethirtyeight: Compromise: raise the debt ceiling in blue states, pass “cut, cap and balance” in red states.//sounds good to me in NJ.

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RT @neiltyson: If US Congress …

RT @neiltyson: If US Congress were comprised of 1/2 business people, 1/4 scientists, & 1/4 engineers, there’d never have been a debt crisis.

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Epic Stage 20 of TdF today thx…

Epic Stage 20 of TdF today thx to DVR, epicTour. Watching isn’t the same as riding. Will stop eating 8000 cal/day tomorrow and start riding.

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Awsesome deal and great produc…

Awsesome deal and great product – you can buy Acronis True Image Home 2011 for only $29.99. Includes 3PC license… http://fb.me/BB4Zzz1j

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RT @k_begz: Why is everyone ye…

RT @k_begz: Why is everyone yelling?! // when you love someone sometimes it gets loud (that’s my story, and I’m sticking with it!).

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Post to paulbegley.com: http://tinyurl.com/5r9wsmm – Google+ invites

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Google+

I’m late to the party, but if anyone is interested in Google+, let me know.

OK, it took less than five minutes for someone to ask, but my other condition is that you show you’re not a bot, and your connection come from a valid IP address.

Yes, I’m being a pain, but apparently that’s what it takes these days…

I’ll review tomorrow and process.

 

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The Kermit Project is shutting…

The Kermit Project is shutting down. Kermit is a file transfer/emulation package critical to business adoption of UNIX – http://t.co/apAVt7q

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Microsoft Security Essentials …

Microsoft Security Essentials 2.1 available – no details yet, but I’m updating all my home systems this weekend – http://t.co/7a1xLjw

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MT @freakonomics Rolled back m…

MT @freakonomics Rolled back motorcyle helmet laws in some states results in more organ donations: http://t.co/wh1i7kD //please wear helmets

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Sarah turned 25 yesterday, doi…

Sarah turned 25 yesterday, doing a Burbon tasting. Scored a bottle of 12 year old Van Winkle Special Reserve. http://twitpic.com/5kwjv7

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