TWIR #1: WiFi Is Voodoo!

Maslow Basic Needs WiFiThe Week in Review (TWIR) Topic 1

I’ve decided that wireless internet networks are more closely related to voodoo than to physics and engineering, even simple logic. While our network in this house is admittedly more complex than most small businesses, how can it go from working for over a month at a time (with no changes to it at all) to melting down to the center of the earth? Yes, I roam Middle Earth without a flashlight!

The network has disconnected from Comcast’s servers about every 6 – 7 weeks now. Naturally, of course, this has nothing to do with Comcast’s service.

I also lay some of the blame at the feet of Apple. Guys, your AirPort Extreme needs more than 3 ethernet connections! I don’t want to connect a switch and run the risk of double NATs! (At least I sound like I know what I’m talking about, but I really don’t. I don’t have any idea!)

Is the black magic creeping up from Louisiana or from Savannah?

Anyone recommend a knowledgable network guy for networks in the Atlanta area?