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beporterbeporter Posts: 123
edited March 2007 in General
My company is moving our webserver to a new IP. There might be some outage time while the DNS propagates.

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  • beporterbeporter Posts: 123
    Just realized I forgot to update CSRs DNS records. Nobody will be able to see this post for another couple hours at the earliest, but at least when they do they'll understand what's going on.
  • SGSG Posts: 76
    I can see it. I feel special. PS. Zelda for the Wii is awesome.
  • terrajiterraji Posts: 69
    just came back up for me.

    I really need to get on my ass and play more Zelda. Haven't touched it since before Christmas and I am only 20 hours in.
  • beporterbeporter Posts: 123
    I'm about the same. Been too busy moving. Got the Wii set up last night though, so hopefully I'll be able to fill my empty evenings (Yuna's back living with her parents like I am :'( so it's going to be very lonely for a while) with some Wii action.

    [p]Being the doll that she is, Yuna just picked up Sonic and ExciteTruck for me. I haven't played Sonic yet, but Excite Truck is a great arcade romp. I recommend it if you can catch it on sale (I'm not sure it's worth the full $50, but it IS fun).

    [p]Also on the list of "worth buying" is WarioWare for it's incredible ability to make you look like an ass in front of people, and Elebits for it's strange combination of HL2 Gravity Gun, Pikmin, and Katamari gameplay.

    [p]You guys need to post your Wii IDs. People say my Mii is uncanny, but they won't roam unless both users add each other.
  • SGSG Posts: 76
    edited March 2007
    I just picked up NFS: Carbon the other day when it was on sale for $30 on Amazon. Figured with the one day sale I couldn't really go wrong. The Godfather looks like it will be a solid title, can't wait for that.

    As far as my ID, I have no idea what it is, and even if I did, my Wii doesn't play too nicely with my router. Every so often it will just completely crap out on my wii, but not my laptop.
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  • beporterbeporter Posts: 123
    edited March 2007
    Nintendo's Wii Address Book Documentation. Look for the "Viewing your Wii ID" section.

    [p]Anyway, I don't want to hear excuses: time for an Airport Extreme Base Station. :-P
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  • terrajiterraji Posts: 69
    Mine was pretty finicky connecting. It sits less than 10 feet away from my AP and I had to switch the channel to 1 to get it to connect. I can connect my iBook with full signal anywhere in my apartment which has many beefy concrete walls in between. I really wish that they gave an ethernet jack on the back. That is the only way I can ever get peace of mind for reliability.

    Linksys WRT54G with DD-WRT firmware is the best way to go. I replaced my junky D-Link and I have been all smiles ever since. I had a netgear previously and that wasn't all that great either.

    The new airport base stations are waaaaay overpriced, especially considering they lack
    1) gigabit ethernet switch. every single new mac has gigabit. why doesn't this?
    2) An antenna. I am no radio engineer, but common sense dictates that this is a really stupid idea. I am not going to pay more for something that functions worse at it's primary function.
  • SGSG Posts: 76
    Yeah my Linksys router is quite old, though I don't care to do anything about it since I will be returning to school on Sunday and my Wii will be staying home.
  • beporterbeporter Posts: 123
    edited March 2007
    Nintendo sells an ethernet adapter direct from their website. Probably not worth $25 if your wireless is reliable like mine, but might be worth it to not have to worry about WEP keys or SSIDs.

    [p]I don't think the new base station is THAT overpriced. First of all, most wireless routers from Linksys or D'Link are $90 and up to start with, and they're "bargain brands" in my opinion. None of them have the ease of use the Base Station has-- the bundled software is crappy and the onboard firmware is usually "passable" at best. That is; at least compared to the Aiport. Once you add in the superior software and the USB port (which handles both USB printers *and* USB hard drives seamlessly) I think $179 doesn't sound all that expensive. Especially not for an Apple product.

    [p]Now I'm not saying those enhancements justify the price entirely, but to say you aren't getting a superior product for a premium price just wouldn't be fair. I do agree on the gigabit though: that would be a nice addon that really WOULD justify $179 in my mind.

    [p]As for SG and his silly college-going ways: no Wii love at school?? Man, you're mighty serious about college my friend. I applaud you and pity you at the same time. ;-)
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  • SGSG Posts: 76
    I have enough distractions, I don't need to invite more into my room with video games. It will be sad because I'm pretty damn far in Zelda only to have to shelve it for more than a month.
  • terrajiterraji Posts: 69
    I guess it isn't bad compared to other draft-n routers. I hadn't checked the prices until now and they are around $130 CAN compared to $199 for the Apple one and they are missing the USB.

    However, my WRT54G cost $70 and it kicks ass. 802.11n is overrated anyway. I have gigabit in my apartment for all my media streaming needs.
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