Teeth-grindingly bad router problems today
Yes, the new router arrived (thanks for the helpful advice, readers). But I want to be bloggging and gardening, not taking hours to install a fucking router.
On another note, except on the same topic, I've noticed that the router tends to go bad when tenants are active and moving about the house, and (therefore I assume) using their cellphones. I've noticed the same thing in Internet cafés (granted, in Thailand) -- the connection will be fine, and then some dude in a wife-beater T-shirt will walk in with a phone to his ear, and the connection promptly goes to shit. Even with iPhones.
My question: Is it plausible/likely that cellphones optimize their network surroundings for themselves? For example, by messing around with the router? Often when I get back online it's with a different IP address, suggesting, to my paranoid mind, that I've been kicked off the network and given a different, and lower-ranking, number.