-- phones (cell and land)
-- power cords (extension & computer) & strips
-- power adapters
Each one is overflowing with nicely labeled plastic bags, often listing the length of the cord (if ethernet), and the voltage and amperage (if an AC adapter), etc. It's a pretty good system. The plastic bags are the trick... without them it's a rat's nest of interlocked cables, and the system's useless.
Today dina finally got annoyed by no wireless in the house (I've never set it up) and asked I set it up.
No prob, right? I probably have enough cat-5, switches, and WAPs to network the whole neighborhood.
Yeah, but I can't find a working AC adapter. I need either 12 VDC 1.0A or 5 VDC of unknown amperage. I found the 12 V one, but it doesn't light up the WRT54G and just ends up getting really hot. I went to test it with a voltmeter, but the battery(!!) to the voltmeter is dead. Why does a voltmeter need a battery to measure voltage? Useless. And it's some bizarre non-standard battery.
Scratch that --- on to the 5V WAP11. But I can't find any 5V AC adapter around here except for three that are 1.2A and don't fit.
Went to look online to get a new AC adapter... $9 + $9 shipping. Hell if I'm gonna pay $18 for a new wallwart. I can get a whole new WAP for like $70 at Central Computer.
I don't know any electronics surplus stores around here. Surely I can go somewhere local and buy an AC adapter?