Skip to comments.Free Netgear WIFI Router from FCC & Soros
Posted on 02/14/2011 8:48:51 PM PST by GreaterSwiss
sign up for FCC broadband test - they send you a free netgear wifi router to test your broadband speed at home for three years http://www.testmyisp.com/index.php
"Once your new router is up and running, you will be able to view all of your performance data via a secure online reporting system. Participation in the testing is expected to add approximately 20-60 GB to your overall monthly bandwidth usage."
In addition to the drag on bandwidth, it's not listed in the documentation just how the data they collect on YOU will be used. It's also noteworthy that one of the major sponsors is the New America Foundation, an organization supported by George Soros and his mass collection of influence peddling. Look them up here: www.discoverthenetworks.org
“Once your new router is up and running, you (and the FCC) will be able to view all of your performance data via a secure online reporting system. Participation in the testing is expected to add approximately 20-60 GB to your overall monthly bandwidth usage.”
-> The FCC will be able to view and monitor all of your “performance” data while congesting your bandwidth usage 20GB to 60GB a month
Gee, I wonder how much of your hard drive and surfing habits will remain unscathed with this little gem...
Soros has also been involved with cellular tower companies for years. Given all the “cutoff switch” nonsense that has come up recently, it sure does smell. Really, it’s tough to look at anything this guy touches as benign.
Are there free cameras too, so long as you install them in your bedroom? How about tax breaks for gun safes? (Simply list the guns stored therein to claim the deduction, and be prepared to prove this if your return is audited.)
I wouldn’t think a $50 residential router a very useful tool to analyze potential broadband performance. The WAN throughput on most of these things is terrible.
AT&T when you call their wifi tech support first greets you with an automated message which tests the performance of your connection.
Netgear blows chunks. Their hardware is crap and their support is even worse.
Took me three routers to figure that out. Support using troubleshooting scripts IN EMAIL was the last straw.
Just bought and installed Netgear 3500 wireless router from Amazon for under $20...used several chits from doing online surveys and a gift card or 2 and with no shipping or tax charges. Arrived @ doorstep via USPO within 5 days, installed /connected to cable modem/pc’s and Kiddle in less than 1 hour. Works great with all including Win 7 home group.
FCC is all I needed to know when I received this in my email.I refused to take the bait.Besides,I just bought a new Netgear router.
Well,hey,I feel the same about Linksys.And I paid a 100 bucks for that POS.The Netgear router I have now isn’t giving me a bit of trouble.
They ought to throw in a OLPC laptop (complete with a hand-crank!), a half pound of genuine welfare cheese, forty acres, and one mule.
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“BigBrotherNet”? It’s all that anyways I suppose.
I don’t know. I had two linksys routers go belly up on me and then I got a Netgear router and it has been going strong for several years. It was a bit of a pain to set up what with the support coming out of India but eventually got the right codes punched in and it works fine on all four computers in the house.
I considered them top-of-the-line years ago. Then three bad in a row, one after the other. Bought Linksys since then and never a problem.