Monday, September 20, 2004

New network installed at the new house

What's it consist of?

  1. Comcast Cable Internet
  2. Vonage telephone box (they're running a $50 mail-in rebate special on the box at Circuit City, if you're in the market for Vonage services)
  3. Linksys basic 4-port router
  4. Apple AirPort Extreme (for wireless access)

Everything works great and I've got wireless excellent coverage throughout the house.  The biggest drawback to a wireless setup is the battery life on my wireless computers; can you be truly "wireless" if you have to plug in to charge your battery every few hours?

The Vonage service is awesome!  Took about 5 minutes to set up (ok, it took a little longer until I realized that the easiest way to install the Vonage box was outside of the router; I'm going to set up the static routes for Vonage traffic on my router this evening.  Basically, had I read the instructions, I would have had a much faster installation time.) and I had a dial tone.  I opted for the $15 per month plan that includes 500 minutes of calling, local and long distance.  This is the first time that I've had a home phone in the last year and a half, but I can't beat the monthly price, so now I have one.  Additionally, the Vonage box coupled with some wireless electrical system jacks will allow me to finally activate TiVo service.

Finally I can blog from home again, so expect the blog traffic to pick up a little bit.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Vonage's price are pretty high now.