- Apr 26, 2016
It is 15 ± years old and no complaints. It is definitely dead! Used it yesterday morn, but later, no connection. I need to replace it (?). It is/was wireless, but I have not used this (w-less) for years as this is about the 4th or 5th computer since I installed its original software. (that 28 ± charactor password is long gone) Even when it worked, I use a cat5 cable plugged into my laptops, as a wired conn seems much faster than wireless. Do they make a wired only router? Do I even need a router? I have a simple 4 plug switch box. If I can bypass the router completely by simply plugging the cable directly into computer, is the switch box OK?