My trust of consumer networking gear continues to erode.
Maybe I should be naming each cable modem, giving their untimely deaths more gravitas. Or should I single out the individual capacitors of a wireless router, bloated from the years of heat? Thanks, Chap the Cap, but your tolerances are no longer tolerable.
It’s already a miracle to blast bits from a CO or cable headend to your messy home, so why take a chance with a cheap modem or router? Friends don’t let friends gamble on shitty electronics!
We become monsters when we expect a $70 device to perform on an enterprise level.