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    I'm sorry, and you are....? frodobaggins's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by LESLIEx317537
    Before I close it up.

    No strain relief ! Bad
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    I used 5 min epoxy. Look closley, but good looking out.
    I'm also not planning on tugging it.

    Tested it, works alot better.

    I am a rc plane modeler. Always have many types of glue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LESLIEx317537
    I used 5 min epoxy. Look closley, but good looking out.
    I try
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    My next generation Front End is right on schedule.
    It will be done sometime in the next generation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frodobaggins
    No strain relief ! Bad
    Yea, put a ziptie around the wire before it exits the casing

    Whatever you do, don't buy the USB D-link DWL-120. There are like five billion revisions (I have rev 2), five different, un-updated drivers (one doesn't support XP), and mine supposedly does, but freezes any computer I use it in after 1-30 min.

    Garbage. Too bad it took so long for me to get to use it, otherwise I'd be getting a linksys as an exchange. I don't have any PCMCIA ports left, otherwise I'd use the Orinoco Silver I have (love em!)

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    My Epoxy is stronger than a ziptie, and the ziptie can slip if you pull on it real tight, and will still move if you push the wire in.

    I had a USB D-Link-120 in my v1.0 setup. It was the 2nd revision or something...I got it on eBay for cheap and used it for 1 1/2 years in my CarPC and then sold it about a month ago on eBay. It seemed to work fine with me, but my friend did recently by a D-Link newer 120 unit and it was smaller and didn't work well at all with XP. It kept connecting and disconnecting.

    So far the USB G Linksys has been OK. It's not as strong as the PCMCIA Linksys G card but for USB, I'm not gonna complain.

    I was about to get the NetGear USB G, but bought the Linksys instead. I have heard good things about NetGear lately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LESLIEx317537
    I had a USB D-Link-120 in my v1.0 setup. ... It seemed to work fine with me, but my friend did recently by a D-Link newer 120 unit and it was smaller and didn't work well at all with XP. It kept connecting and disconnecting.
    Yea, it will disconnect for around 3 seconds. Makes it hard to VNC into when the mouse stops responding for 3 seconds ever 30 seconds or so. When it doesn't respond for more than 3 seconds, that means the d-link just crashed the pc and it's rebooting

    Nice car! I had a 2003 WRX with an FP turbo on it, and some other minor mods. The brakes suck on that car (actually, just the ABS is a supersensitive grandma ninny system), and it got totalled. A honda changed lanes w/o looking and hit my front corner (I had just put a JDM STI grill on . I went to full brakes and avoidance, minimal brake impact/feel, the rear end lifted and lost traction, overcorrected 2 times, flew across intersection of highway, landed in front of oncoming semi.

    Got t-boned by a minivan passing the "slow semi" (the semi was slowing down to avoid hitting me full force, full air horns). The lady in the minivan didn't see me hop out into her lane instead of the semis. Her husband was yelling at her about me, and I saw her with her head turned towards him until the last 20-30 feet (at 50mph+). There is an investigation through the NHTSA for it (the brakes), I don't know if the STI model is affected or included.

    The car is very well built (safety wise... rustwise, dunno).

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    SOrry to hear that!

    The STi has 4 piston Brembo calipers on the front and 2 piston is the rear I think.
    They are like 13 inches almost.

    Super sport ABS. My brakes rock!

    Look at the size:

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    I'm glad this whole topic has been brought up, I've been looking at getting a wireless setup for some time now...and since I am taking back the "Roomba" (the automatic vacuum) to Best Buy, I'll have about $300 to blow. I know I won't beable to get everything I need at best buy,(big *** antenas) but what should I get. I have 3 comps in the apt. 2 desk tops and one laptop. I'd like to go with "G" for the speed, but I'd also like to keep my desktops and PS2 hardwired too. So I'll actually be only connecting to 2 comps wirelessly.

    I've always been a fan of d-links gear. I would basically like to have a system in which I could automatically "sync" my files from my apt. to my car. It's also a bit of distance with a bit on concrete in between. (would a big *** antenna help?)

    thanks for any advice folks!
    BossTone74

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    I would stick with one brand for ease of setup and compatibilty.
    I would go with Linksys or NetGear. I decided to go with Linksys.

    Get a regular router with no wireless built in $75 and then buy a small switch $50 and a wireless access point $100. That's 3 devices to get the network backbone up. You will have a switch for wired connections and a WAP for wireless connections. You router will then assign IP's and also route the Internet.

    Then get Wireless client cards for each wireless connection and ethernet cards for the hardwired connections.

    With this setup, you can always change just the WAP and change the format from say G to anything they change in the future.

    You can also just spend 125 buks and get the all in one Wireless router/switch/wap but I don't like all in 1 devices and my way you can reposition the wap anywhere you need as long as you run a ethernet line.

    Yes a huge antenna will help.
    If you get one on both ends it will be better.

    What was wrong with the Roomba vac?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LESLIEx317537
    What was wrong with the Roomba vac?
    Same question here, I got hardwood floors downstairs and dogs... wife loves the christmas roomba present (she calls it Rosie from the Jetsons). Got one for my dad too, and he likes it a lot.

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