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.”
And…
“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.

3 comments

  1. PimpmasterF - April 3, 2010 9:51 am

    EXACTLY!!!!! I dont get why they have to try and cheat every­one, if they have a decent legit prod­uct they WILL make mon­ey off of it, I for one will not be buy­ing belkin in the future, I use Net­gear and will stick with them.

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  2. T8 - April 17, 2010 1:05 am

    nev­er game off wire­less any­ways, its half duplex and will always be bug­gy. Be a real man, run the cable need­ed to do the job right.

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  3. thsoundman - April 17, 2010 2:13 am

    Some peo­ple are just lazy fucks and don’t want to spend the effort.

    Reply

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