time well spent?

i have spent almost the entire day trying to get wireless networking up on my laptop. first i bought two different wireless devices and two routers from Fred Meyer but was unable to get either to work after several hours. then i drove to a little computer shop far away to get two more wireless adapters and an ethernet adapter (this serial upload link is driving me crazy). i’m really hoping i can get this stuff to work because it will save me money in the long run. i guess i couldn’t really think of a better way to spend this rainy day. ;P