wireless networking

My Airport Express started flaking out earlier this week, so I decided to hook up a WRT54G that I had originally bought for my father, but never got around to installing for him. That went pretty smooth, and seems to be working fine. One nice plus to this is that I now have one box acting as my router and WAP, instead of the separate Linksys Router and Apple Airport Express that I used to have.

I decided to take the plunge and switch from WEP to WPA now too. Everything I have works with WPA+TKIP, except for my TiVo. I’m going to have to order a new USB network adapter to get that to work. It’s only $40 though, so I might as well. It looks like I can’t do WPA2, though, since my Sony PSP doesn’t do WPA2. Oh, and I realized that I now have six devices hooked up wirelessly: a MacBook, a Dell Inspiron, an iPod Touch, a TiVo, a PSP, and a Wii.

One more funny thing: I can now pick up 22 different wireless access points in my apartment. The airspace in here is getting mighty crowded! When I first hooked up my original Airport base station several years ago, there were no other WAPs broadcasting around here at all.

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