I’ve decomissioned Meigs, my AirPort base station. This ends my 4 month experiment to use wireless ethernet around my condo, instead of running wire, even for my desktop machines. Unfortunately, WiFi was just too unreliable for me. It would bounce up and down, and sometimes stay down for long stretches. I think this is due to the nature of living in a mid-rise and interference with other 2.4 GHz devices. Since I couldn’t go around to all my neighbors and tell them not to use conflicting devices, I just gave up on WiFi and ran Cat-6 to all the rooms. Not only will this mean more reliable, more secure, and faster connections, I am also ready for gigabit ethernet once that starts rolling out. I am a little disappointed, though, that WiFi just isn’t quite there yet.