Monday, January 18, 2010

Wi-fi is only believed to Cause cancer, I'll tell you what it really causes.. headaches!

Wi-Fi logoImage via Wikipedia
Wi-fi causes as much radiation as a typical mobile phone mast.
Well it's still not certain if Wi-fi actually causes cancer, regardless of this people will still probably use it, but that's not what I'm talking about here, Wi-fi definitely causes headaches!

No, not from the being in an area with a wi-fi network, It's the setup that's a headache and the internet service providers know it and actually intend for it to be, that way they profit off of it! How you may wonder; Internet service providers allow you to pay from 90-100 bucks just to have your wifi network setup, It's a total scam, you don't need them for it it's really quite simple, but the problem is ISPs want to discourage that by making the process much harder than it needs to be.

Here's how:

  • hook everything up(5-15 mins even if your clueless about how to put it all together)
  • CD's that came with your router, your ISP your Modem should take 5 minutes to do all of it.
ISPs design their cds so that it's a pain in the ass to do it yourself they make you waste your whole frikin day setting up your wi-fi, setting up your internet, quite honestly the whole process requires almost no input from you after the initial setting up of the physical hardware, just enter in the name of your wifi network and enter the password and thats it. The rest is done automagically. problem is, the ISP's design the cds so that you don't know which ones to run in what order. Also all the cds are simply unnecessary, you only need to have one, the files on them aren't large enough to require more than one.

I've setup two wi-fi networks this past year and had the same problems both times. ISPs want you to find the work to be too difficult so you'll hire them to come out for a huge chunk of money and set it up for you within 15 minutes making you look like an idiot.

Here's my suggestion: Don't pay for them to install it, if they'll do it free go ahead and do that, otherwise here's my suggestion; after getting the hardware hooked up properly, call up your ISPs tech support and ask them to help you setup your internet and Wi-Fi, they will guide you step by step on how to do everything, Most of it they can do on their end for you. This way you basically get your Wi-Fi internet all setup in less than 30 mins and you save 100 bucks or so!

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