From: "Mr. Uh Clem" <uhc...@DutchElmSt.invalid>
Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2003 04:32:55 GMT
Local: Tues, Nov 4 2003 11:32 pm
Subject: [OT-evil marketing] Belkin does Verislime one better - router spam!
A few months ago, I bought a Belkin wireless router and wireless PC
card for our home school laptop. (CompUSA had them for a ludicrous
rebate.) The router has worked fairly well, but sometimes dropped
the connection to the laptop with the Belkin PC card in it. (Bad
news when the connection crashes in the middle of a quiz!) I finally
got around to calling Belkin tech support. They walked me through
updating the router and the PC card. (The router shipped with
version 1.00.000 software - the bits couldn't have possibly been dry
when it shipped.) All went smoothly for the update, but then,
marketing reared its ugly head.
After the upgrade, on all our systems (wired or wireless), *valid*
The above will not work without valid data, but you can view the ad
It seems the router now supports a parental control and the market
I first thought Belkin had messed with browser settings on the machine
Q: Has anyone else heard of this?? (I could not Google anything.
Q: Could someone suggest the most on-topic forum(s) to post a
One thing's for sure, I'm never going to buy another Belkin product!
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