Buffalo & DD-WRT still kicking ass

My Buffalo WHR-G54S is up and running at another friends’ home in NY. That’s two fresh routers (well one Tomato firmware update) and one used replacement for the utter rubbish Netgear WGR614 v3. The Netgear had an Atheros chipset from 2002 and the firmware prior to flashing an update was 2003. I applied the 2007 release from Netgear to no avail. The problem was whenever multiple wireless devices vied for access the router would dole out IPs successfully but would then lose all connectivity, both wired and wireless and require a reboot. Z and I were not pleased.

Thankfully I found our trusty old Buffalo flashed to DD-WRT packed away and once reset, it was plug and play.  There were about five fruit computers suckling off the 802.11G wireless connection within short time.

Still TO DO: a cheap ultra-low wattage Open/Free RADIUS server?  What’s the easiest method for ultra secure wi-fi?

Buffalo WHR-G54S running DD-WRT Epic Win!

Buffalo WHR-G54S running DD-WRT Epic Win!

Netgear WGR614 v3 Epic Fail

Netgear WGR614 v3 Epic Fail

Your word of the evening: moribund, |ˈmôrəˌbənd

moribund : adjective (of a person) at the point of death. • (of a thing) in terminal decline; lacking vitality or vigor


The FLAC  “Best of Cat Stevens” album I’ve recently been listening to reminds me of something that must be nagging at least a few people’s hearts, namely that of a need for change.  How do you go from pop-folk idol to Orthodox Muslim?  On some level I don’t think it’s all that different than dropping out and building a multi-story yurt in the deeps woods of Maine.   Or say growing up in an austere Christian sect, winning the Tour de France,  and then having your title and livelihood taken away.  This stuff happens all the time. Yusuf Islam, aka Cat Stevens, born Steven Demetre Georgiou apparently gave up secular guitar playing for a long time.  But one day his son brought a guitar home and he played.  And maybe he needed to play, as almost all his concerts and work benefits world peace and child welfare causes.   But these causes were important to him from the beginning, whatever his name was, it’s just a question of listening for the voice. 

I did get RockBox working on the 3rd generation iPod, so that’s another win for the Open Source camp. DD-WRT is next for the router.  For whatever reason AFP doesn’t work over the router.  Unbuntu 8.04 comes out soon, I think most everyone’s loins are girded for this occasion.