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How to add a wireless bridge network connection to your Uverse router for under $30

Wireless Bridge example

If your entertainment system is anything like mine, at least one of your devices can be networked. We have a Samsung LED TV with built in wireless, but we also have an older XBOX, a DirecTV HR34-700 receiver, and our Pioneer 1021K receiver. The last three devices only have ethernet network support by default, and there is no easy way to get a network cable to their location. You could spend upward of $75 just to add wireless support to one of these devices, but ideally it makes sense to plug all these devices into a wireless bridge that connects to your home’s Internet router. We have Uverse and DSL at our house, and I found it difficult to find an inexpensive wireless bridge solution that would play nice with our 2Wire 3600HGV. After digging further, I found a great solution to connect all three devices to my router via a wireless bridge, and it cost me only $20. If you are looking for a similar solution, you found the right article.

An ordinary WLAN router that’s been turned into a super router

My basic router that I turned into a super router

The Cisco Linksys E1000

Where do I start?

There are certainly inexpensive wireless bridges out there like these found on Amazon. But be careful, some of these won’t be compatible with your router, and others require you buy a pair of devices – one that plugs into your router via ethernet cable and the other you plug your devices into. That’s a lot of configuration headache, my approach requires you only buy one device and I can confirm it works with our Uverse 2Wire 3600 router.

The solution: Purchase an inexpensive WLAN (wireless) router that supports DD-WRT...

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So what is Facebook building? Graph search

Actions you can do on Facebook

Today Facebook’s big announcement is around search. Specifically, Facebook has introduced something called graph search beta (link below has a video that will explain more):

Graph search beta

Here are some examples of how graph search beta can be used:

* Natural language search: “Who are my friends in San Francisco” would immediately pull up a list of your friends in SF
* Example of looking for someone to watch Game of Thrones with: He (Mark Z) typed in ‘game of Thrones’ and all of his friends who liked Game of Thrones showed up, ranked by who was most important to him
* For Photos: pics can be ranked by what photos have the most likes, based on people most important to you
* Meeting new people: to look for friends of friends with common interests

More information including live bloggi...

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