No power at the house. Ended up at a hotel in Grandville so I can actually go to work tomorrow and still sleep decently with heat. They have broadband internet that is, well, rather broken, but at least work is right around the corner.
For whatever reason, my portable wonder router, the WRT54GS, can not pull an IP address. Out of 2 laptops here, only my wired LAN port can pull an IP address. Only 1 cable out of 3 works with the ethernet port in the room. Since my wife has her laptop here too, I ended up setting up the wireless card on the laptop with internet connection sharing in XP while she connected into the wireless portion of the WRT54GS as a go between.
The wireless part of the router is a client to the wireless card on my laptop, which is 192.168.0.1 due to ICS. The WRT is setup as 192.168.0.2. The WLAN has DHCP on it between 192.168.0.128 thru 150 but only my wife's laptop is on it and anyone who hacks my WPA2 key and guesses/sniffs our SSID.
It took a good half hour to get that wacked out setup done but it works until we get power back at the house. It could be 2 to 3 days from now. The kids have been absolutely awful in the hotel room and are still awake, and I get to go to work in a few hours. I'm not a happy camper. It has been a horrible night.
Yes we're huge nerds. We brought a wireless router, 2 laptops, GPS, and 4 cell phones to a hotel.
I think that qualifies as a sickness/disease.