||[Jan. 11th, 2004|05:16 pm]
Yesterday, my wireless AP started to die. (As an aside, in our house, we have two Netgear APs. One, downstairs, is the master, bridging the ethernet to those who need it. The other is upstairs, in my room, in client mode. It bridges the ethernet in my room to the main one). Initially, it stopped syncing to the main AP. Reboots didn't seem to help it, and other wireless in the house worked. So, I booted into Windows, plugged in the usb cable, and tried the admin program. That didn't work, and Windows wouldn't even recognise the AP properly (came up as a random unknown USB device). Rebooting it didn't help.
Today, it died properly. No longer powers up, no lights, nada. I tried another power supply, just the same.
So, looks like I'm going to have to buy a new one. Unfortunately, as I use a non standard feature (the client mode bridging, instead of the more normal dedicated bridge mode that most things do), I'm a bit more constrained as to what I can get.
Oh, and because my long ethernet cables only make it to the bottom of the stairs, and not into the study, I have to wander downstairs to access the net (my wireless card won't play nicely with the main AP at the moment, so I can't even use that). Bah...