Merry Christmas

I would just like to say: Merry Christmas to everyone!

Website Updates:
I’ve posted a new version of Switch Board on the Projects Page. I’ve so far developed two version in the last few days. The first one was a re-write of the Classic Switch Board using a .htaccess file to route pages through one file for security and url display purposes (2.0.0). The second version adds additional authentication features to limit users who are not logged in based on a session variable from viewing internal pages.

Wireless Network

WRT54GLI purchased a Linksys-Cisco WRT54GL from This router is pretty good, it has excellent options and good output distance. I needed to go from the house to the shop (~100 feet). The signal does a good job going through two foundation walls and through the outdoors.

TRENDnet 54Mbps 802.11G AdapterThis gives a Low-Good signal on my laptop, however, it does not work well with the network cards I purchased. In the shop it was getting No Signal to Very-Low. To the computers in my room, I get a Low-Good, ~75% Signal Strength, ~%90 Link Quality (so there is no problem there). There must be some interference or something near/in the shop.

802.11G 54MBPS USB 2.0 AdapterI was at the mall today and went into radio shack just to check out if they had any cheap name brand (Linksys) cards that might get a better signal. They had a USB connector with a -$40 instant rebate for $20! So I purchased it, installed it, and the shop is now getting Low-Good signal.

Now all I need is to call Charter, w00t,
Daniel Slaughter