Upgrading my geek arsenal
Sunday, January 08, 2012
Yeah I know there's nothing to write home about a TP-LINK router. I originally wanted to get a Cisco Linksys E4200, which costs $260. But I wanted the version 2 of it, which doesn't seem to be in stock. Considering that this costs less than half the price, I guess I could live without the extra speed and features.
That said, this is a pretty solid performing router. I shan't bore you with the nitty gritty details. But here's the main parts.
Up to 450Mbps theoretical
Dual band 2.4/5GHz
Blah blah blah, the rest are too geeky. So now I have this pretty powerful in my room, linked with my older router (also TP-LINK) in the hall as an extender. So now I have excellent coverage in the entire house.
Also thanks to the course I'm studying I guess I managed to set up everything pretty painlessly. If I pick my laptop up from my room and walk to the kitchen, it'll switch seamlessly between the 2 routers and KABOOM! You maintain a >100mbps connection. (provided you're using wireless N)
The next thing I got today was this,
Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000
Now why did I get a mouse? Because mine died (Microsoft Wireless Mouse 4000)
The main reason I chose it isn't because that it's nice looking or if it has some technology that makes me want it. The reason why I chose it, is because it's huge. It's like a desktop class mouse so it's huge and it fits my hands perfectly.
That said the USB dongle is pretty huge but I guess I can live with that.
Thing is, I'm sick of holding a small mouse in my hands. It's annoying to not be able to rest your entire palm on it. (and yes I have relatively large hands)
In short I boosted my entire home network speed/security and that makes me very very satisfied.
Till next time my minions!