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    • raymac46
      My backup in case the new router fails would be to re-enable the gateway function on the ISP modem. None of the routers I'm recycling would be as good as that.
    • ebrke
      When I got a new router recently, I did keep the old one as insurance against a disaster that might take out the new one. Otherwise, I agree with you. Somewhere buried in my basement is at least one other old router and I think a switch from about 25+ years ago. They really need to go to the recycler if I ever dig them up.
    • raymac46
      It's probably OK to keep old computers in the basement for future service - but old routers? Not so much. Now that I have a new AC router in place I went through my junk parts box in the basement today. I found an old D-Link G router and a G range extender from my earliest wifi days, more D-Links and a Linksys Cisco E1000 N300 of indeterminate age. I think I got these from people who I helped replace their router and they handed me their old one. Or maybe they just followed me home. The only useful router in the bunch was an single band N600 based one from 2013, and that wasn't as good as the ISP gateway I used for a few years. I packed up all this networking stuff with a set of ugly beige computer speakers and I'm taking everything to the recycler soon. RIP.
    • abarbarian
      I dropped lucky moving to Wales and even luckier moving into the street I am living in as two of me neighbours just across the road from me are both bikers an just a couple of years younger than me, an they are both friendly.   A national newspaper teamed up with a holiday company that has large caravan site throughout the UK to offer ultra cheap rentals at the very start and end of the holiday season. Reason being that the weather is even more unpredictable at those times, as if we have predictable weather here anyways. So a caravan that would normally cost mid season £200 for a three bedroomed fully central heated all in, would cost at the offer price £50 for four nights mid week or three nights over a weekend.   So after the success of the Snowdonia trip we booked a three night over the weekend trip to Exmoor in Somerset at a place called Doniford Bay which has the caravan park right next to the beach.   Doniford Bay , Watchet, Somerset   The trip was booked for 5th October 2019 and as it happened it rained on us all the way down to the site, 170 mile trip, and funnily enough all the way back again. However the three days we spent in Somerset were rain free. So we had great days out with the best one including a trip to ,   Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway If you want to see more pictures of bearded welsh dwarves and some stunning scenery have a look at the Imgur album, the best pictures are towards the end,   https://imgur.com/a/t3ek6lA       Those were the biggest and tastyest scones I have ever eaten, came with lashings of clotted cream and strawberry jam washed down with gallons of tea.   😋              
    • abarbarian
      I am a tad busy at the moment so am only running two distros. Boring old Arch and boring old MX-19. Boring as in rock steady with no glitches to fix , yawn yawn yawn. 🤩
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