wifi – its bad for ya!

Posted on May 15th, 2009 by by Sameek

Readers be warned. This is not an article about the health hazards of wifi. No, I dont know or care about the lasting effects of long term exposure to 2.4 GHz readio waves. So why am i writing this entry? Well I almost became institutionalized because of it. Let me start from the beginning.

Last week I bought a wifi router (EDIMAX). it was cheaper than the D-Link one so i thought what the hell…everybody is getting D-Link. Plus the one i bought was white in color and will match my motif. What a gay thing to do!I will soon regret it.

I came home. Connected it and within 10 mins had setup my home network. Yippie! Everything thing was working fine. Videos from youtube was streaming properly. Downloaded a file about 17 Mb, which took normal time. Then started browsing. I noticed that it was taking a long time to render the pages. Especially those pages which are heavy on the pics. Like the one on the menus etc. Why was this happening? Tried tweaking the settings. changed channel. nothing worked. This kept tormenting me for a week. Like something inside my brain trying to gnaw the inside of my skull. I couldn’t take it anymore. I tried everything. The only option that was left was….that’s right…a “Firmware Upgrade“. However I had put it off since now a days there are a lot of power cuts happening in my area and if the power goes off while the firmware upgrade is happening, I am in deep deep trouble. But now desperation had set in. I was 2 minutes away from taking a stick and pummeling the damn thing.

So I said my prayers….first time in 6 months. And upgraded it in the middle of the night. Viola! It worked. And everything was back to normal in little world of Sameek. And everybody lived happily ever after.

THE END…Or is it?

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2 Responses to “wifi – its bad for ya!”

  1. Karthik Says:

    I had a similar problem when I moved to jaunty Jackalope. My problem was with the video drivers. The earlier ones would work fine with my card but not the new ones. I finally decided to back to intrepid ibex, atleast better than the gutsy gibbon I had earlier.
    And by the way, check out if the guy who sold you this router has a hardware to flash the firmware. If that is the case, you need not be bothered when fiddling with your firmware. And there is no reason for him to charge a large amount for flashing.

  2. kaushik Says:

    Random thought….but the font is too small on your site…i need to do ctrl++ to even see what i am typing…

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