It might just be the weather, but Charter Communications High Speed (tm) is really messing up. Here's the setup:
Cable Modem (AT&T)--->D-Link Router---> D-Link wireless adaptor OR:
CABLE modem-->Router--->Switch---> iBook.
PROBLEM: It might just be the cables, but the iBook fails to see anything coming in and out of the ethernet cable. No biggie, I've got wireless, right?
Bad engineering has it that any usb-bus powered device should heat up to no less than the surface of the sun, and have it's casing break off. Yes, it's still functional, thanks to the duct tape holding the usb plug on, but half of the plug is snapped off. At the same time, even though I have the "updated" driver, it freezes, cuts off my connection, and makes it so that the entire right side of the toolbar (with the wireless status, battery, and clock) disappear. Also, the Network Utility fails to load at random times.
Does anyone have HALF A CLUE what the (insert verb here) is going on?