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Another piece to the Home Entertainment Network

Posted in: Technology by Steve on November 21, 2010

After so many different posts about Comcast and their horrible service and inability to help my with my bill, I’ve been slowly building up my entertainment devices and different things that will allow me to get rid of cable.  The next thing is trying to link up my upstairs network with my downstairs TV.  Unfortunately, I can’t run a hard wired ethernet from upstairs to downstairs because I don’t know what’s between the floors to get it through.  So wireless-N is the solution I need.

I already have a D-Link dual band router running my wireless network so getting another one of their products seemed like a good idea so I’m not worried about different product issues. I decided to get the D-Link DAP-1522 Xtreme 4-Port GigaBit Selectable Dual Band Draft 802.11n N Duo Wireless Bridge/Access Point

I’ll be keeping my Xbox downstairs and hooking it up to the wireless bridge because I’ve heard bad things about the Xbox wireless adapter.  I think this is one of the last pieces to allow me to break free of cable.  Once I make a full transition, I’ll have a full blog post on the entire setup with pictures.

Now the last thing to do is to stop watching sports.

Get Free Stuff

Posted in: Shopping by Steve on October 16, 2010

My wife has gotten me started on her new “deals” site called Swagbucks.  It’s a place where you can go to search, take surveys, get lots of ads thrown your way, but in the end, you earn their fake currency called (surprisingly) SwagBucks.  These can be used to redeem Amazon gift cards (most common) and other items in their shop.  After signing up for the account, my wife has gotten about $35 in 3 months.  Not bad for doing some random searching for 2 minutes a day.

You can sign up for a SwagBucks account and start getting free stuff too.