Archive for September, 2007

Extending the Home Wireless Network

September 9, 2007

I recently picked up a Linksys WRT350N to replace my old WRT54G. After getting the new router up and running, my wife noticed a problem with her Powerbook. It would no longer pick up a strong wireless signal in the sun room. I had hoped the new unit would provide increased range throughout the house but this doesn’t seem to be the case.

I decided to put the old WRT54G back into service and set it up in the sun room as a WDS participant. I flashed both of the units with DD-WRT v24 RC2 and more or less followed this guide. So far it is working great. My wife’s Powerbook went from essentially no signal to four bars. The other benefit is that I can now get my Squeezebox back on the network. Since mine is an older model, it doesn’t support WPA which I am now using for wireless security. The WRT54G is parked right next to the Squeezebox so I am able to connect it wired and get music back in the sun room.

My Headphones, Let Me Show You Them

September 5, 2007

Having a degree from MTSU in audio production, I like things that sound good. Back in college, I bought a pair of Sony MDR-7506 headphones and they remain my favorite to this day. You know they are popular when you can easily buy replacement pads, which I did recently. Not to mention the fact that this model is as readily available as it was in 1996. The thing I think audio geeks like about them is their flat response, very predictable and very detailed.

Who are Genki Rockets?

September 5, 2007

I first heard of Genki Rockets as their track, Heavenly Star, features in the video game, Lumines II. After catching this post on Aeropause, I really think they are marketing a sort of Rei Toei image for the present day.