I’m almost restored to my former glory. Bought a cable modem, shot some textual nonsense to Comcast in India, plugged everything in, and now I have my updated router and modem. Everything is all set for $30 in services and $50 in extra hardware.
Not bad. The only task left to tackle is getting my FreeBSD machine connected, upgraded, and ready to roll. I don’t feel that my setup is complete without remote access.
On a side note, for my home setup, I’ve noticed enormous performance gains when switching from SFTP to FTPS. I’m sure credit goes fully to weaker encryption. I’m not super concerned with it, I just don’t want to shit my personal business over the internet in plaintext.
Everything is connected. I’m back. It’s kind of nice.