I have determined, much to my chagrin, that I have been doomed by the God of Electronics to fail in all my home theater efforts. I can tell because as I drive towards Fry's a small cloud begins to form over my head. As I approach the store, it enlarges and coalesces and darkens . When I walk in, the Greeter says, "Hello, welccome to Fry's.", but you can see it in their eyes, a reflection of my cloud - they, too, perceive my doom.
I went there to buy a wireless bridge to bring internet access to my BDP-S550 which enables Bluray Live functionality and to convert my Ethernet printer to a wirelss printer. After appropriate consultation with the appropriate sales person, I bought a D-Link DAP-1522 wireless bridge. I showed this unit in a picture, above.
After working with the D-Link all weekend, ALL WEEKEND!, I could not get it to function properly. Did I mention that it rained all last weekend? So, on Monday, I went back to Fry's and bought another D-Link because, clearly, I screwed up the first one, right? This time out I also bought a Buffalo NFiniti wireless bridge, as well.
Alas, the second D-Link unit also failed to function properly. I was exasperated but I still had one unit to try, the Buffalo, and I was hopeful. I plugged it in, configured the wireless settings, plugged it in and BAM!, the printer worked perfectly the very first time. I went back to Fry's to return the two failed D-Links and bought a second Buffalo for use with my BDP-S550.
On my way in the door, I looked in the eyes of the Greeters and I noticed the cloud had dissipated, ... a bit.