media center died!

the media center in the rarely-used upstairs tv has died. this comes with great regret as i had high hopes for it and rarely ever used it. but not all bad things come with no good news, this gives me an opportunity to get a new media center solution. i started to think about what i was going to get, but i realized that i have an idle xbox media center lying around. all i needed was to get a wireless ethernet adapter, but when i started to look online, they were going for $50-80! ridiculous!

it’s actually cheaper to buy a cheap dd-wrt compatible router, flash the firmware, and make it work as an ethernet bridge than to buy an ethernet bridge. so i was going to go do that, but it turns out that paul had a spare router he wasn’t using, so i picked it up and now i have the xbox setup and working fine. my wireless network at home has become increasingly more and more complex. i was worried that it wouldn’t be able to handle the bits that i’m throwing around, but it seems fine, albeit, slow. =P

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