Wireless router BLOWOUT

Had a quick walk over to Fry’s today (closest retail business to the Daily News), and they have refurbished Netgear routers — wireless or wired — for $19.99 each. They’re packed in plain brown boxes. So if you need a router, it’s a whole lot less hassle than buying a used one on Craigslist or eBay, and the damn things look new.

And keeping the previous entry in mind, the Netgear router includes a firewall as well as password-protection, encryption and MAC address filtering to keep out all those you don’t want to let in.

The wireless is a somewhat older WGR614. One thing different from my old-school Netgear router — you CAN turn the wireless off.

And if you want a wired-only router, there’s the RP614 (no boxes were opened, so I couldn’t examine to see which “revision”).

A Netgear router, not a no-name, no rebate hassles, for $20. Just do it.

One thought on “Wireless router BLOWOUT

  1. Anonymous

    When you hear broadband providers or your colleagues and friends talking about “wireless” they could actually be talking about two separate things:Wireless Networking, having a wire free computer in the house connected to a broadband connection.Wireless Broadband, this is a special kind of broadband package where you can use it at home, but also in certain places when you are away from home. All you need is your phone number or pastcode to see if either of these broadband connections are available and you can check it at broadband.co.uk.

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