Helaine and I both wanted to use our laptops here in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, this hotel charges an outrageous daily fee for Internet – and it’s per computer. So, I brought a wireless router from home.
Now Helaine and I share a single connection, as we do at home, and have wireless access anywhere in the room (or nearby rooms, I suppose).
In order to cut down on the riff raff I am running WEP encryption. It isn’t the most secure method of encryption, but we’ll have so little traffic, I doubt it will be cracked.
The router, a D-Link DI-524, is the size of a paperback book and weighs a few ounces. I brought two ethernet cables just in case.
This is totally over-the-top geekiness. I’m so proud!