Routed

I only bought it last year, and already my Netgear WGR614v2 router is crapping out. It worked OK in Cambridge, but the new faster net connection seems to be giving it trouble, and if I open too many HTTP connections–say, to check a whole bunch of RSS feeds, or use BitTorrent–it crashes. This sucks. About the last thing I want to do is spend more money right now, but it’s really looking like I need a better router.

Router madness

My router decided to crap out. It’s an SMC. It was over $200 when I bought it, back in the mists of time, but a few years later you can pick them up for $30. Mine suddenly decided that it would be a good idea to lock up (a) every time there was an incoming SSH connection, and (b) any time I attempted to log in to change its settings or reboot it.