Monday, April 29, 2013

TP-Link TD-8980 N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router

Our very first modem router, a D-Link DSL-2642B, was acting up for the past month or so. WiFi or internet connectivity cuts off and required power reset; had to do it around thrice a week. Also, it's only 10/100 ethernet while almost all devices connected to it are gigabit ethernet.

So that old unit retired today and in comes TP-Link TD-8980 N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router. Setup was pretty easy and home network is up and running within 10 minutes including removal of old unit and re-routing of some cables.

With the old unit, average network speed when moving large files (>100MB) is around 5MB/s. With this gigabit-capable router, average speed now is around 13MB/s with peaks at 22MB/s, nice!

Also, WiFi now stays connected when wireless home phone or microwave is being used; thanks to 5GHz WLAN band ;-)

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Wahoo Blue SC

I now want to capture as much cycling data as possible so I added a Wahoo Blue SC Speed/Cadence Sensor to my ride. Along with a Polar H7 HRM, Cyclemeter can now provide me tons of data thus making post-ride analysis more interesting ;-)


One of the many graphs on my 43km ride this morning:



Saturday, April 13, 2013

SSC P7 & Cree XP-E LEDs-equipped Bicycle Front Light

SSC P7 LED (center) and Cree XP-E LEDs (sides)

Light is controlled via the blue-colored button

Here's a quick video clip that I created - CLICK HERE.




Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Campagnolo Gironde Windproof Thermo Jacket

Recently heavily discounted at Evans CyclesCampagnolo Gironde Windproof Thermo Jacket.

Front -


Back pockets -


Rear -


"He's called Dr. J because, on the court, he operated on people." - Nate "Tiny" Archibald on Julius "Dr. J" Erving