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Yay Internet! Yay Wireless!

So now that I have established the internet connection back at my flat, I also went ahead and got a wireless router and a wireless card for my laptop. For no real reason other than I wanted not be chained at the desk when I am working. It doesn't make a huge amount of difference, but it is cool that I can now be sat in the living room or in the kitchen or out on my little balcony and can type away.

Haven't been doing a whole lot during the last couple of days. Basically just working and taking it easy. I went out for dinner with Scott and Caroline last night, and that was good fun, even though I was a bit tired. We were supposed to go to Gondolen, which has a really really nice view of the city, but then the rain meant that we rescheduled it for another day. So we went to Lokal (a nice bar) for a drink and then we went to Primo (an Italian restaurant) for dinner. Quite nice overall.

I came home and tried to install the wireless router, and it wouldn't work. So I gave the manufacturer and call and after 5 minutes, we both figured out what was wrong. I felt kinda stupid, like I am forgetting my technical education the more I progress into the business side of things. But at least I knew what he was talking about. And I even managed to sort out the VPN connectivity questions on my own and get it all sorted. So now I switch between work and hardnening the security of the wireless router (thinking multiple WEP 256-bit encryption keys for a start anyone? :-) Doesn't mean I can't be hacked into, but I'll protect myself as much as possible.

Anyway, time to run...have loads of work to do today, and I still can't make complete sense of the organisational announcement that occured at work, so I need to map it out a little more before it starts to make more sense to me.

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swedishchef79
Jul. 23rd, 2003 06:17 am (UTC)
I have wireless in my apartment, and there is nothing better than taking the ThinkPad into the bathroom, or out on the porch, or into the kitchen (virtual cookbook) with you. The only problem is the dammed battery life of these things!

If you use a 256-bit key, change your default SSID, and disable broadcasting of your SSID, you have done a decent job. Change your key & SSID as frequently as you change your personal passwords, and you should not have too many problems.
rcornelius
Jul. 23rd, 2003 08:27 am (UTC)
excellent! thanks for the suggestions. see, even a few thousand miles away you are making the world a safer place! ;-)
swedishchef79
Jul. 23rd, 2003 03:18 pm (UTC)
I knew I was good for something!
thallow
Jul. 23rd, 2003 09:38 am (UTC)
Okay, that's it! I'm ordering my Airport Extreme. I can't have you sitting around wireless while I have 30ft of cable lying around the entire apartment.
rcornelius
Jul. 23rd, 2003 09:43 am (UTC)
Hee hee...the best part I passed out on the couch today whilst "working"! I could get used to this! :-)
thallow
Jul. 23rd, 2003 10:30 am (UTC)
oh I do that all the time. I just have this long cable trailing behind me :P
rcornelius
Jul. 23rd, 2003 10:42 am (UTC)
Hee hee...just be careful not to step on the cord. It could hurt ;-)
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