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Also, pro tip: before installing your Nest Protect, write down the "Entry Key" from the back of the unit somewhere, in case you ever need to reconfigure it.
"I changed my WiFi SSID/password and need to reconfigure my Protects. Apparently the only way to do this is to reset them and redo the setup. The problem is one of my Protects is at the top of a 20' cathedral ceiling; I literally risked life and limb to install it and I'd rather not do so again just to look at the back of it.
"The Nest Protect setup does provide a way of entering an "Entry Key" instead of scanning the QR code, which is also on the back of the Protect (and nowhere else). It would be nice if there were a way of getting entry key without physically accessing the back of the Protect unit. For example, something as simple as printing on/in the packaging, or better yet recover it via the website by entering the serial number."
Gone is the "slow" 300 Mbps powerline Ethernet link between the living room and the basement (which, other than not being gigabit, would result in most of the network getting cut off in the event of a power outage), and everything wired is on gigabit Ethernet and able to access the full 50 Mbps Internet connection (no more mysterious inexplicable bottlenecks).
The wireless network is still not perfect: the rather crowded 2.4 GHz 802.11n band maxes out at 25 Mbps to the Internet, the 5.0 GHz network tops out at around 40 Mbps in N mode though the sole 802.11ac client is able to speed-test the full 50. TBD: add another access point (which I already have) for better WiFi coverage downstairs…
Next stop, gigabit fiber!
Barbie, Remixed: I (really!) can be a computer engineer.
I am a PhD student in a computing department, so I guess it’s not surprising that my social media feeds have been full of outrage over Barbie’s “computer engineering” skills. The blog post that ori…
Pamie » Barbie Fucks It Up Again
I recently paid a visit to my sweet friend Helen Jane and was excited to find this book at her house. barbie1. (The second book of the “2 Books in 1!” is “Barbie [i can be…] an Actress.” We’ll get to that later.) Helen Jane has two little girls under the age of six.