New Internet Service


Just switched to Spectrum 400mbps service. It’s great. 400 mbps down, 20 mbps up. And I hear a rumor that they are going to provide 1 Gbps service soon. My YouTube posts now complete in a reasonable time. Fibre comes to my street and the last 100 yards or so is coax. My service is about $70 / month for internet alone.

Check out your options here if Spectrum is in your area.

Not a paid endorsement, just a happy customer. The installation procedure is much more modern and up to date with Spectrum than with the local phone company, that is still operating with hand typed username / passwords to configure DSL modem. The Spectrum modem configure operation was a photo shot of the bar codes on the router into the installer’s mobile phone with their special app, and away we go in seconds. The local phone company has no plans for faster service, in spite of the fact that my house is only a little farther away from their fibre head end box.

Router Stand

With new internet service, it’s time for a new stand for my router, modem and other network stuff. Here’s the old one.

Here’s the new one from some plywood and some end panels from an old wine rack.


The Router is the ASUS RT-AC5300. This one is a couple of years old. Looks like they have changed the logo on the top and some of the trimmings with the new GT model.

ASUS Router AC5300.jpg

The primary reason I went with this router is the smart traffic graph logging and display. The many WiFi antennas do beam forming to reach your WiFi devices with more signal strength. Here’s the Wiki Page for 802.11ac.


Bits On. Time to get back to gaming.