D-Link WBR-1310 Rev A Intermittent Wireless Connection

When I signed up for Comcast High Speed Internet a couple years ago, I received a free cable modem and a free router, WBR-1310 after mail-in rebate.  I have been using this router since then but somehow I have been constantly getting this wireless connection drops.  

Sometimes it is good for days, sometimes it drops many times in a day.  I tried to flash it many times with many different firmware, and even I tried a firmware for WBR-2310 since some others hacked the firmware to be installable on WBR-1310 since they use similar hardware.  Also looked up many open WRT solutions including dd-wrt but since this router has a very small memory, there was not option to go that route either.

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Slow guest OS installation and poor integration support in Hyper-V

I have been trying out various OSes in Hyper-V environment but one thing that I am noticing is its slow installation process.  Even installling Windows guest OSes takes a long time.  However, once intergration service is installed on Windows guest OSes, performance improves.

However, linux in Hyper-V is out of question yet.  I tried to install 32, 64 bit Debian, Ubuntu Desktop/Server but Debian is the only distribution that I was able to be patient enough to complete the installation.  Debian base installation without GUI took a couple hours, where text frame buffer was horrible, almost unbareable, I had to wait about 10 seconds for each page to come up.  All other distributions, I waited about a couple hours too but it did not even get into the installation screen so I gave up.

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