A typical night in our house:
- Dinner ’round the table.
- Walk in our neighborhood.
At approximately 8:00 pm every night, the house becomes quiet. Tim and I pull out our laptops and work side-by-side, our fingers tapping the keyboards and our minds energized by the silent togetherness. Often, we’ll stop to chat, to compare notes, to reflect on our day, to laugh about this-or-that. Sometimes, we’ll just work together and words won’t pass between us for a little while. That’s one of the nice things about knowing someone so well. Familiarity allows for comfortable quietness.
Because we are extremely “connected” to the web at night (and throughout the day a bit too), having a speedy wireless connection is of utmost importance. Being able to surf the internet efficiently and effortlessly drastically improves our days (and nights).
Cisco – one of the most-trusted names for network hardware – recently sent us the Simultaneous Dual-N-Band Wireless Router to review and I must say that it is both dependable and speedy. The router is easy to set up and easy to use – and even includes a Mac set up wizard for us Maccies. Tim swapped our Apple AirPort Extreme router with this one…and, thus far, he is super satisfied. As am I. Our network is more stable than ever.
Buying a router may not be the most glamorous gift, but it IS practical and usable. And – seriously – if I were writing out a wishlist, I would undoubtedly add “The Fastest Wireless Internet Available” to my list. My favorite kind of Christmas presents are presents that last beyond December. I like gifts that improve quality-of-life, that make day-to-day doings more doable.
A high-quality Linksys router will ensure that your family has faster wireless connectivity – an important thing if your family enjoys surfing the net, e-mailing friends, playing games, watching movies, listening to music, and more.
WIN IT! One winner will receive a Dual-Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router (WRT320N; approximately $100) from Linksys. To enter, leave any topic-related comment on this post prior to Friday, November 27th at 11:59 p.m. (Don’t forget to follow the rules…all generic comments like “Enter me!,” “Love it,” and “Cool stuff!” will be disqualified.).
FOR A SECOND ENTRY: Blog or Tweet about my Christmas Gift Guide (or about this giveaway)…and leave a second comment telling me that you did.
*UPDATE* The winner is #68 Kim Young. Congratulations!