I just realized something today. I am not driven by money or power. Instead, I am driven by what I do, my contributions, and peer recognition for the overall success of a project. If given a choice between taking a job that pays $100k and working on something that I don’t like, and taking a job that pays $50k and doing something that I love, I would gladly take the latter. I think that is what sets me apart from many people.

D-Link and NetGear routers suck!

As the title mentions, I am getting very frustrated with my purchases of both Netgear and D-Link wi-fi routers. The main problem I have been getting with both routers is that it would disconnect from the Internet every so often. Both were bought really cheap. I think I paid about $40 each. I just recently purchased a Linksys wi-fi router and it has yet to fail on me.

After scouring the web for other customer complaints, it appears that the Netgear and D-Link routers have problems sustaining wireless connections. This is especially true if your neighbors use w-fi routers that are labelled “Extreme” or some kind of enhanced mode that boosts the 802.11g spec to greater than the 54Mbps allowed. For some reason, their signals interfere with my signals, with my signal ending up being disconnected. This had not happened a month ago. I am guessing that one of my neighbors recently bought one of these “enhanced” routers. Anyway, the moral of the story is that you get what you pay for, and D-Link and Netgear needs to get to the root of this problem. Otherwise, there will be a whole lot more Linksys switchers.