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Comment Re:Mine is G (Score 2) 88

My router was G. My router was old. My router worked fine just everywhere in my house. And garage. And shed.
Then there was a thunderstorm and the the ADSL port went deaf.
So I go a new, high power N router.
Now I can get a great, full bars signal from anywhere in the house, but can no longer transfer any data
at all from three rooms away, never mind the garage, even though I've got a full bars signal. WTF?
Netgear POS.

Comment Netgear firmware problem. (Score 1) 147

I had a problem with a Netgear router not being able to remember DHCP to MAC assignments. This was a problem in the version of dnsmasq baked into the firmware, but that had been fixed in the current version of dnsmasq. So I called up technical support to ask if there was a later version of the firmware, or source code I could rebuild from. After about 40minutes of going through a completely useless script. ("No I won't click the start button, Debian doesn't have one, you insensitive clod.") I gave up and eBay'd the paperweight. No more Netgear for me.

Comment Re:I need to see more (Score 2) 711

What makes *this* perpetual motion machine different enough from all the others that it's worth a look?

Well, the lack of someone trying to sell something while hiding how it works. That and there have been several independent groups that have already looked and haven't found something obviously wrong. So the chances of this being a real effect have gone from one in millions to one in hundreds. The smart money is still on "there's something that's been overlooked". (Faster than light neutrinos = dodgy cable???) But at least this is now interesting.

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