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Upgrade to Mesh Networking

Posted by on October 25, 2020 at 8:09 pm

Recently, I upgraded my home WiFi network to use mesh networking. My previous wireless router wasn’t bad, but I did find that speeds dropped dramatically the farther away you moved, and the network did not expand outside of the house. I really wanted a consistent speed no matter where you were in the house, and […]

A Couple of New Hard Drives

Posted by on July 19, 2020 at 8:00 pm

Over the last few weeks, I’ve gotten a few new hard drives. First, I got a new 2TB Western Digital external hard drive to go along with my new laptop, Aurora. This hard drive is intended to be used solely as a Time Machine drive for that computer. I’ve been using Time Machine for several […]

Upgrade to external hard drive

Posted by on December 31, 2015 at 8:05 pm

Many years ago, I built an external hard drive by getting a Rosewill external hard drive enclosure, along with a 640GB Western Digital hard drive to go inside it.  Combined, they gave me an external hard drive to use for monthly backups (in addition to the real-time cloud backups I get with CrashPlan). Over time, […]

Networking upgrades

Posted by on September 30, 2013 at 11:54 am

I recently completed the final steps of my multi-step plan to transition to 802.11n for my home network.  I previously had upgraded Clementine to have a 802.11n adapter.  The next step was to upgrade my router.  Previously I had a standard Actiontec 802.11g router that was issued with my Verizon FiOS service.  Since Verizon now […]

Printer / Scanner!

Posted by on February 25, 2011 at 10:40 pm

Clementine‘s Canon printer and Epson scanner have both been replaced with a wireless Canon MG6120 Photo All-In-One printer.  Since this is a wireless printer/scanner/copier (through Wifi), it’s no longer considered a part of Clementine and is now instead considered a shared resource. Both the previous printer and scanner were great and largely working fine, but […]

New backup method

Posted by on February 4, 2009 at 1:10 pm

For many many years now, I’ve had a tiered approach to backups. On one tier, I do automatic nightly backups from one hard drive to the other, protecting against drive failure and accidental deletion. On the next tier, I have done manual monthly backups to DVD-RWs (and CD-RWs before that), protecting against power surges, malware […]