Daily Archives: November 17, 2013

Yes, It Is True: Cisco Linksys RE1000 Wireless-N Range Extender Works BUT Drops Wi-Fi Connection On A Regular Basis.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

Anura Guruge

Re1000pluggedinRelated posts:
Cisco Linksys RE 1000 — Aug. 10, 2013.
Ventilated shelf for Linksys EA3500
>>Sep. 18, 2012.

>> It really was the D-Link router …
>> Sep. 9, 2012.

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I took a sledgehammer to the RE1000!

RE2000 is as bad as RE1000!

DlinkextenderThe Cisco Linksys RE1000 Wireless-N Range Extender I bought, refurbished from Amazon in mid-August for $39, sure does work and works well when it is working.

But, I had noticed, by detecting a drop in signal level at the basement that it drops the Wi-Fi connection — maybe once a week.

To re-establish the connection you just have to recycle power; i.e., unplug RE1000 from wall socket, count to ‘Mississippi 10’ and then plug it back in. The ‘blue-light‘ on the unit will flash for a few seconds and then stay on — solid. You, again, have Wi-Fi connection. Easy enough, though annoying.

Happened again yesterday. I recycled it and was ‘OK’. But, this time I decided to check the Web.

Hello, hello, hello. I am, not by a long chalk, the only one who has noticed this problem. LOTS of reports on the Web of the same problem.

I then looked at the ‘new’ RE1000 replacement, the RE2000. That appears to be no better. I was basically warned off from getting it.

I looked around. I will NOT replace the RE1000. I already have it. I decided to AUGMENT.

So, I am getting a 2nd Wi-Fi range-extender. Then I can have one on the 1st floor and another in the basement. The damn things, in the scheme of things, are cheap enough.

This time I went with D-Link. I like D-Link. I trust D-Link. I started using D-Link for my Wi-Fi in 2001. I had D-Link technology until September 2012 when my latest and last D-Link Wi-Fi router blew-up. I went with Cisco Linksys because the TDS technician recommended it — as the TDS favorite.

Funnily enough I don’t use a Wi-Fi router, myself, since then! I have my own dedicated fiber! So no router. The Wi-Fi router is for the rest of the family.

I got a D-Link DAP-1320 N 300Mbps Wi-Fi Range Extender. Gets better reviews than the RE1000. I got one for $27.04 with FREE shipping. Christmas is coming and I am getting a jump start on ordering all of the Lego sets we need for the kids! So no problem these days getting a more than $35 order put together. One Lego set covers that.

Lets wait and see. For $27.04 I will happily avoid the aggravation. So ideally the D-Link will boost the signal and let the RE1000 get a piggy-back.

Where To See ‘Comet ISON’, Encke, LINEAR X1 & Lovejoy Over New Hampshire During November 19 – 22, 2013.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.ISONPrintCover150206
Anura Guruge

Related posts:
>> 4 comets in the sky — Nov. 11, 2013.
>> Presentation videos — Nov. 5, 2013.
Taylor Presentation pictures — Nov. 5, 2013.

>> I make it to NASA — Nov. 4, 2013.

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**** Check my ISON blog.

We all got up at 4 a.m. to see Comet ISON and the others!

Us getting up that early, especially I, does not happen often.

I knew we were taking a chance. Weather forecasts don’t typically tell you cloud conditions for 4 a.m.

But we went up Prospect Mountain to Ridge Road — where in April we saw Pan-STARRS.

There were breaks in the cloud cover. We could clearly see the Big Dipper and Jupiter.

But the clouds (and possibly fog) was worst low down, by the horizon. So we were foiled. Thwarted.
It was cold too.

We might try again Saturday morning.

But, here is the MAP for New Hampshire for the Comets.
I hand ‘drew’ it for you in PowerPoint.

comet ISON November 19, 2013

Click to ENLARGE.

It is no great secret that I set out to OWN ‘Comet ISON’ when it came to books.

Well check this out. This is what Amazon showed if you did a search on ‘Comet ISON‘ (for books).

#1, #2 & #3.

Didn’t make me rich or famous BUT as achievements for a year go, this is far more satisfying, far reaching and fun that serving on some ‘going nowhere‘ town committee.


Sri Lanka CHOGM 2013 Thankfully Ends On A Positive Conciliatory Note. Hurrah For Our Great Commonwealth!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

.by Anura Guruge

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The Commonwealth leaders, to my delight and gratitude, demonstrated our
shared, inherent,
British ingrained CLASS.

Disagreements aside this is still one heck of ‘strictly by invitation only’ club.

This was good.

Long Live THE Commonwealth
in all its Glory.

Click to access original coverage from the Australian Broadcasting Corp.

Click to access original coverage from the Australian Broadcasting Corp.

Click to access coverage and the other pictures from the Sri Lanka 'Daily News' --  my newspaper when I was a boy in Ceylon. See below.

Click to access coverage and the other pictures from the Sri Lanka ‘Daily News’ — my newspaper when I was a boy in Ceylon. See below.

Talking about the ‘Daily News‘ got me thinking about their iconic ‘Lake House‘ — their headquarters in Colombo, Ceylon when I was growing up.

I used to visit ‘Lake House’ on a fairly regular basis and it was also a ‘meeting place’ for the family if we were in different cars or taxis. It would be, lets meet outside ‘Lake House’.

I just went looking for a picture. I found one below. Wow.

There was NO big tree there when I was a boy! Can you see the steps? I still can see myself running up and down those steps in shorts. They seemed much bigger. I could be wrong but I remember some kind of water feature in front. Possibly a fountain. Does anybody remember that? I think there was a round-about.