Replaced my old Qwest ActionTEC modem with a newer model that supports "Wireless-N"
. Installation was a bit of a bear, but only because I'm not familiar with the process. Getting wireless to work is actually much easier (heh) than it was 5 years ago, because the "quick start" details are now in the modem and not in the operating system. Convenience like that will confuse a pessimist, let me tell you... (Hint: Don't use your old Firefox bookmark for your previous modem's Setup page, do as your ISP tells you!)
The new modem means I no longer have to use WEP (Wimpy Excuse for Privacy), because WPA2 is the pre-installed default and that means vastly superior open air encryption, protection and security. Plus, works like a charm with our laptops, a Dell Inspiron 1525 and a System76 Lemur Ultrathin, both running Ubuntu Linux (one Jaunty, one Karmic).
Labels: Actiontec PK5000, modem, Qwest