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      12.06.2008 23:03
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      When I moved to a new flat and had to set up the internet, I decided to go wireless. My laptop is enabled with wireless network card, and I needed a USB network adapter for my desktop, too. Everything was kindly provided by BT. Not for free, of course, it all cost me around £100, if I'm not mistaken, excluding the cost of internet itself.

      A year passed by, the BT router worked badly and had to be restarted every other day. It was exactly two weeks after the warranty end when it stopped working at all. And the USB adapter stopped working several days before that. I called BT and they told me they'd be happy to replace everything - for £100 again, because it wasn't on warranty anymore. Oh, and it would take a week or so.

      This was brilliant news, and my first intention was to stop my contract with them and tell every person I meet to have no business with BT, ever. Well, that's what I'm actually doing now:) But I realized it would take even more time to switch to another internet provider, and decided just to go to the electronics store and buy new hardware.

      I wasn't even sure that I can use non-BT router, and what kind of router I need... The guy in Currys told me I could use any router I like, and I decided to go for the cheapest version that was available at the moment, this Belkin. It cost me around £60 (I believe it's much cheaper now), and there was a USB network adapter included in the box.

      I brought the box home, opened it and started examining its contents. Soooo... Where is the installation CD? How can it be there's no installation CD? Did they forget to put it in the box? No installation CD is needed? How could that be true? I remember spending couple of hours installing the BT router (yes, my natural hair colour is blonde) and was prepared to spend some time installing this one, too. But there was no need! All you have to do is plug it in - and it works!

      One thing you need to do manually is to access the setup menu of your router and set the network key, to make sure no-one can connect to your network unless they know the password. Frankly speaking, it's the only time I accessed the menu!

      I had no problems from then on. The rooter still needs to be restarted from time to time, but once in several weeks, not every day!

      Regarding the USB adapter, it required installation, and the CD was there. It took 5 minutes and the wireless application was very handy and easy to use.

      So, maybe it's just my bad experience with BT, and those things are actually supposed to be installed easily and work without any problems? I don't know, but I would give Belkin 10/10 for user-friendliness, ease of installation and use and reliability.

      You can place it on your desk or mount it on the wall as it is very sleek. And what's more, this router has a nice face.

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      08.04.2008 21:25
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      A great router for your home!

      When I moved to a new flat and had to set up the internet, I decided to go wireless. My laptop is enabled with wireless network card, and I needed a USB network adapter for my desktop, too. Everything was kindly provided by BT. Not for free, of course, it all cost me around £100, if I'm not mistaken, excluding the cost of internet itself.

      A year passed by, the BT router worked badly and had to be restarted every other day. It was exactly two weeks after the warranty end when it stopped working at all. And the USB adapter stopped working several days before that. I called BT and they told me they'd be happy to replace everything - for £100 again, because it wasn't on warranty anymore. Oh, and it would take a week or so.

      This was brilliant news, and my first intention was to stop my contract with them and tell every person I meet to have no business with BT, ever. Well, that's what I'm actually doing now:) But I realized it would take even more time to switch to another internet provider, and decided just to go to the electronics store and buy new hardware.

      I wasn't even sure that I can use non-BT router, and what kind of router I need... The guy in Currys told me I could use any router I like, and I decided to go for the cheapest version that was available at the moment, this Belkin. It cost me around £60 (I believe it's much cheaper now), and there was a USB network adapter included in the box.

      I brought the box home, opened it and started examining its contents. Soooo... Where is the installation CD? How can it be there's no installation CD? Did they forget to put it in the box? No installation CD is needed? How could that be true? I remember spending couple of hours installing the BT router (yes, my natural hair colour is blonde) and was prepared to spend some time installing this one, too. But there was no need! All you have to do is plug it in - and it works!

      One thing you need to do manually is to access the setup menu of your router and set the network key, to make sure no-one can connect to your network unless they know the password. Frankly speaking, it's the only time I accessed the menu!

      I had no problems from then on. The rooter still needs to be restarted from time to time, but once in several weeks, not every day!

      Regarding the USB adapter, it required installation, and the CD was there. It took 5 minutes and the wireless application was very handy and easy to use.

      So, maybe it's just my bad experience with BT, and those things are actually supposed to be installed easily and work without any problems? I don't know, but I would give Belkin 10/10 for user-friendliness, ease of installation and use and reliability.

      You can place it on your desk or mount it on the wall as it is very sleek. And what's more, this router has a cute face - just look at it >:]

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    • Product Details

      Belkin networking offers this one-box solution that lets you share your ADSL Internet connection, files, and peripherals, without cables. It combines two essential networking functions in one innovative product-an ADSL Modem with a 4-port Wireless Router. Operating at wireless speeds up to 125Mbps, the ADSL Modem with Wireless-G Router operates on the 802.11g wireless Ethernet standard.

      This product comes with the Belkin High-Speed Mode (HSM) Wireless G Desktop Network Card. This card connects your desktop computer to your wireless network. With a Belkin High-Speed Mode Wireless G Router as the central connection point of your network, your computers can share your high-speed Internet connection as well as files, printers, and hard drives.

      By achieving networking speeds that are faster than standard 802.11g, the High-Speed Mode (HSM) Wirless G Desktop Network Card provides increased "real world" networking speeds. This means you will see overall speed improvements in "mixed mode" networking environments where other 802.11g devices may be present. High-Speed Mode offers even faster speeds in pure HSM networking environments. HSM technology is interoperable with all other wireless devices.