April 2, 2010
Belkin 802.11n Router is Pirate/Gamer friendly
It was only a matter of time, but now technology is coming out that allows this router to use apps to make our wireless issues less? Well, hopefully less, at least more cool. The new line of 802.11n routers will be named: Surf, Share, Play and Play Max. The devices will be preloaded with the specific apps necessary to allow the router to do what it is claiming to do. One of the cool apps is called Self-Healing App, which auto detects and resolves network problems. Another feature is a routine maintenance scan that allows for regular “scans” to give users the clearest wireless channel available. A more controversial app would be the Torrent Genie app. The name gives itself away, but basically this app allows for users torrent programs to keep running while the computer is shut down or sleeping.
The names and prices:
Play Max Wireless Router (F7D4301) — $129.99
Play Wireless Router (F7D4302) — $99.99
Share Wireless Router (F7D3302) — $79.99
Surf Wireless Router (F7D2301) — $49.99
All these routers will be available later this month. But beware, this company has been know to use unethical practices to increase sales, as quoted from everyone’s favorite encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belkin
“In 2003, Belkin released a home use wireless router which would occasionally replace users’ HTTP requests with an advertisement for Belkin’s filtering software. Belkin received some intense criticism for this from technically literate customers and others who described it as a man-in-the-middle attack or a form of session hijacking. Belkin initially treated this as a public relations problem rather than a highly inappropriate action on their part, but later relented and removed this intentional malfunction from their products.”
“In early 2009, a Belkin ‘online sales representative’ was discovered paying Amazon.com, Newegg and Buy.com users to manipulate reviews of a notoriously buggy Belkin router. Belkin’s President, Mark Reynoso, responded to criticism, saying that the company does not engage in unethical practices, noting however that ‘one of our employees’ may have been responsible. On January 19, 2009, gizmoid.com published a letter from an anonymous Belkin worker, where the employee claims that for years all workers were pressed upon to “do whatever is needed to get good product reviews and good press”, which included “sending blog writers a device with custom firmware that hides known bugs”, “faking hardware logo certifications”, as well as “writing poor reviews of competitors products”.”
When will these f******g companies learn, if u make a good product and back it up, we will buy it, and everyone will be happy.