I recently got a Roomba, on account of the fact that…well, let’s just say I don’t clean up as often as I should. I’ll write up a full posting later on that, but in the mean time, I’ll simply mention that part of getting a space “Roomba ready” is getting your assorted junk off the ground.
My house isn’t wired…and I don’t think we’re going to be wiring it up any time soon. So at the moment, we have a mishmash of wires localized to the computer room and a wireless router which my laptop and the downstairs HTPC connect to. It’s those wires running on the ground for Ethernet that are causing problems…plus they’ve always looked messy.
Today, Fry’s ran an ad for Airlink branded MIMO 802.11g router for 29.99 and adapters for 19.99. No rebates attached. Seemed like a good opportunity to go ahead and unwire the whole house, so we headed over to Fry’s and picked up two wireless PCI adapters and a router.
The Airlink 101 router hasn’t gotten great reviews. But I don’t need it to perform that well…just good enough. I’m replacing a Microsoft router, which has been excellent, but it’s still old technology. We’ll see how it goes.