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MSI Wind goes back

Monday, October 20, 2008 by Dave Winer.

A picture named msi.jpgApparently the problems I've had this weekend are connected to an incompatibility between the MSI Wind netbook and my Airport Extreme router. At least there's a correlation, when the Wind is on, the router goes down, quickly, within a minute or two. If I turn off the wifi adapter on the Wind, I can leave it on indefinitely and the router works without a hitch. Or if I turn the Wind off, everything is fine. Or if I return the Wind to Amazon. :-( Permalink to this paragraph

Another piece of data, my networking problems started at the exact moment that I first turned on the Wind. Permalink to this paragraph

Conclusion: The Wind goes back to the factory and I travel with the Eee 901, for now at least. It has none of these problems, the Airport Extreme likes it, and it likes the Airport Extreme. Permalink to this paragraph


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