Picking up the story where we last left off (again), I leased a new modem from my DSL provider, and after installation my service immediately returned to full speed. Problem solved! Until a snowstorm came to town, then my connection dropped to dial up speeds. The speeds never returned to normal even after we dried […]
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So our story picks up after where we last left off in the DSL saga at the cabin. Residents in town were waiting for many months (a couple of years actually) for additional DSL capacity, since there are no other viable internet alternatives. Then last September, I was finally able to upgrade from 1.0 Mbps to […]
After months (years?) of paying for 1.0 Mbps DSL (and usually getting slower speeds), I was finally able to to upgrade to 3.0 Mbps! One minor hiccup would be my connection type changing from DHCP to PPPoE. I remotely make the necessary changes to the router configuration (basically just the PPPoE username and password) in […]
As I mentioned in my previous post, for the new cabin thermostat, I finally settled on the same thermostat I have at home, the Radio Thermostat CT-30, with a list price of about $140. (Actually, I have the rebranded 3M Filtrete 3M-50, which is the same thing, but for $100 – though I picked it […]
Since 2007, I’ve been using a Proliphix NT20e thermostat to remotely turn on and off the thermostat at the mountain cabin. It’s great for warming up the cabin in advance of our arrival. But now I’ve been looking for a replacement thermostat, here’s the story why….
In a prior post, I’ve written about my slow DSL connection at the mountain cabin and how I bought a Cradlepoint MBR95 router to be able to use a faster connection from a mobile hotspot or USB modem when I’m in town. While the DSL is slow, at least it has been a reliable “always […]
After a bit of a hiatus, I’m finally starting to do some of the more challenging rides near my mountain cabin. The Amgen Tour of California has gone through Lone Pine Canyon, but only in the downhill direction. It would be nice to see them ride it uphill as I did. Here is the route […]
I bought the Wilson Sleek 4G-V in order to boost my Verizon 4G LTE cellular signal at the mountain cabin. But first I gave it a try at home. It’s designed for mounting in a car, but I also bought the separate Home/Office Accessory Kit which includes a desktop cradle, a suction cup window mount […]
One day back in March, I was walking around town, and my Verizon iPhone 5 switched from 3G to 4G LTE! But only one bar of signal.
I work from a home office, and now with the warmer weather (at least in Southern California) I’ve been looking to spend some of that time working outside. Though the biggest obstacle to doing so is being able to see my laptop screen in the sunlight. So I bought a Compushade for my laptop, here’s what […]