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802.11g system for $20

CompUSA had an insert it today's paper that shows an 802.11g 4-port router and either a USB or PCI 802.11g adapter for $10 each (after rebate of course). Valid tomorrow only, Wednesday.

Both are Belkin, CompUSA part #'s 300875 (router), 300872 (notebook PCMCIA), 301438 (PCI), 313104 (USB).

I can't stand rebates, but you can't buy any wireless anything from any manufacturer without them.

Are these Belkin products any good?
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Here are the reviews from epinions. Have been considering a router and card for my parents as a Christmas gift, so thanks for the heads up

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Discouraging reviews at all sites I have visited.
The router appears to drop connections often, and I'll be its a result of interference with some local device, but proably not worth the risk

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belkin blows shan, IMO...I talk to customes all the time with these routers. wireless and wired. always seem to have more problems with these than anything else. either bad ports, or just wont pull an IP address, or the installation program won't work....netgear isnt tooooooo bad...but when in doubt, go with a linksys.
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Yeah, linksys is what I have now. I really like them, but you can't beat $20.
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Yeah, linksys is what I have now. I really like them, but you can't beat $20.

For that price...buy a few and sell them on Ebay. Mkae a little profit.
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Yeah, linksys is what I have now. I really like them, but you can't beat $20.

yeah i suppose ur right..heck, even if u used it and it only lasted u a couple months, u got ur moneys worth outta it.
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Linksys...yep that's what I have... Linksys cable modem and 6 way wireless router.... It rocks!!




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CompUSA had an insert it today's paper that shows an 802.11g 4-port router and either a USB or PCI 802.11g adapter for $10 each (after rebate of course). Valid tomorrow only, Wednesday.

Both are Belkin, CompUSA part #'s 300875 (router), 300872 (notebook PCMCIA), 301438 (PCI), 313104 (USB).

I can't stand rebates, but you can't buy any wireless anything from any manufacturer without them.

Are these Belkin products any good?
What the H3LL language are you speaking and can someone translate it?? or did you forget it was on and let your cat walk down the keyboard???
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I asked Allen what he thought of Belkin. Because computers and stuff that goes along with it, are like his drug. And well....his squidly self is too lazy to sign on and give his opinion so I'm relaying.

He said Belkin products are good. He had used Belkin products before and never had trouble with them. But there are some people who prefer NetGear. Basically it all boils down to the fact, either you like the products or you're going to hate them. But 20 dollars is definitely a good deal. Just make sure it's brand new and there is nothing wrong with it.

All this computer talk is making me
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What the H3LL language are you speaking and can someone translate it?? or did you forget it was on and let your cat walk down the keyboard???


Quick translation of industry-specific info:
802.11g == IEEE specification calling out the requirements for any product claiming to deliver a particular bandwidth of network availability (among other features) through radio receivers between the client and access points.

4-port router == Devices used mainly to split a network connection into multiple, usable connections. Specifically, a router ensures the data is sent to the right recipient connection (as opposed to a hub).

USB == Universal Serial Bus. Becoming the standard for hot-swappable device connectivity to a computer. USB2.0 is the most current version widely available, which has a higher data transfer rate than the initial version.

PCI 802.11g adapter == A wireless card that installs into a PCI slot on the motherboard of a desktop computer that meets the 802.11g standards as noted above. This allows the computer to serve as a client on a wireless network.

Belkin == One of about a dozen major wireless device manufacturers.

PCMCIA == Personal Computer Memory Card International Association. Effectively an adapter for laptops since the motherboard on laptops lack PCI connections due to space limitations. Typically PCMCIA is used for modems or network connectivity cards.

Hope that helps

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and that my friends is your networking 101 for dummies lesson for today..

microsoft routers arent too bad either, but they seem to have major issues when customers try to use them on our network for the most part.

dell routers, now they suck all kinds of arse, IMO!
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