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I decided to buy a wireless router as I am a University student, and being lazy I very much prefer to lie on my bed and do work rather than sit at my desk, plugged into the modem with a 1m cable. My process for picking a router was simple, as I am not very knowledgeable with computer electronics, I searched the cheapest that Argos could give me. I checked online and that was the Belkin G Wireless router, so I quickly went to and bought it.
On first getting the router I was pleased with the look of the device, and the size; it wouldn't take up much space on my crowded desk. The page of instructions given was easy to understand, and I was soon nearly connected. Though when I reached the point of connection there was a problem, and there was no reasoning behind it. I had inputted my password and was given a code to put into the security box. I did as I was told and then should have been connected, but I wasn't. I tried again and was given a longer code, and this time i was connected.
As a University student I often stray to other people's rooms to study, as was the case on this day. But when I returned to my room to continue, the connection seemed to have forgotten that I existed. The wireless, although the password was still the same as before and nothing had changed, seemed to have forgotten me.
I had to redo the security part of the installation, and I have had to do this several times since.
I have also discovered that if you turn the router on before your computer/laptop it will not connect to the internet until you redo the security options. I believe this product to be good at what it's meant to do, yet lacking in remembering who it's doing it for.
The G Wireless Router is perfect for setting up a simple wireless network that has the range to easily cover a small office or apartment. Its speeds are ideal for handling basic networking applications such as sharing your high-speed Internet connection with all your computers, surfing the Web, emailing, and instant messaging-all while relaxing on the couch in your home.
Connecting the G Wireless Router to your cable or DSL modem lets you share your broadband Internet account with all your home computers. Now you can quickly and easily share documents, surf the Web, chat with friends, and email. The advanced security protects both your wireless and wired computers from hackers and intruders.