Monthly Archives: February 2009

Time for another e-mail from our readers:

How can I buy static IP addresses and how long does it remain valid?
Do I renew it by subscribing year by year?

The Answer

My Linksys Wireless Router (model WCG200) supports 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11g. I’ve never had problems with it. I currently use it exclusively for wireless access around the house with a WPC54G Linksys wireless adapter plugged into the PCMCIA slot on my laptop. I’ve tried a Belkin wireless access point and it just didn’t work–with anything. I’ve tried a Netgear wireless router (WGR614) which is faster in terms of total throughput, but the Linksys router is by far the easiest to configure and manage.

Word to the Wise

I suppose this is becoming routine now, because very few places reported this. Monster, a major job search website, had another breach in their security. Monster claims that only usernames, passwords and demographic information was compromised and that no financial data was taken.

Here’s the link to their public announcement regarding the incident:

http://help.monster.com/besafe/jobseeker/index.asp

And we have another letter from one of our readers:

Why do so many people keep calling it TCP/IP  ?
[..] what's so special about TCP that people keep
referring to it that way?

The Answer