How to Power 12V Amplifiers from an ATX Power Supply

In an earlier decade, I accumulated an inane number of car audio subs and amplifiers. I’ve finally come to my senses (thank you, tinnitus :-/). But, I have yet to find a more pleasing sound than that which comes from an oldschool pair of Infinity Perfect 10.1‘s in a custom...

Wireless Router Setup with Verizon DSL

Despite over a decade of networking experience, I spent two hours on the phone this past weekend with my sister as she attempted to setup a wireless router with her Verizon DSL. Needless to say, it didn’t go as expected. Here’s what we learned… First, a bit of background info....

Charter and DOCSIS 3.0 (Motorola SB6120 Review)

I subscribe to one of the cheapest broadband options in the area,  Charter’s “Express” cable service, which is advertised as an 8Mb downstream / 1Mb upstream service on a DOCSIS 2.0 cable network. Believing Charter’s DOCSIS 2.0 claim, I plugged in a cheap Linksys CM100 cable modem when we first...

Buffalo WHR-HP-G300N Review

A few days after installing my new Netgear WNR3500L router, I noticed two problems with DD-WRT build 13527 (documented here). In summary, I found that DD-WRT reboots every 20-90 minutes under heavy 802.11n traffic on the WNR3500L. Rather than waste days or weeks experimenting with different builds of DD-WRT, I...

Netgear WNR3500L Performance with DD-WRT

I’ve been running DD-WRT on a trusty Linksys WRT54G v2.0 since 2006. Back then, DD-WRT hadn’t achieved the dominant position it holds today, but beta release by beta release it’s turned my router into a powerhouse that I can’t do without. However, the famous WRT54G is starting to show its...