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Topic # 112304 4-Dec-2012 14:54
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Hello folks

I have a couple of things here that are looking for a good home... It could be yours! I will draw two names from the replies here and give each of the items. Extra points (entries) for those with pictures!

Item #1: Linksys EA6500

The AE6500 is the first Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router with 802.11ac technology delivering powerful performance with Wi-Fi speeds up to 450+1300 Mbps. The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router AC 1750 HD Video Pro has the best Wi-Fi performance in the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi router portfolio.



Item #2: Rapoo E8090

Ultra thin, light, stainless steel body wireless keyboard with touchpad.



Item #3:

Two copies of My Little Geek ABC bookFrom Android to Zombie, this educational book will keep the little ones and parents entertained all night long.



How to enter the competition (make sure you read it):  

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. Reply to this thread with comments on what hardware you'd be replacing (wireless or keyboard) and how bad your current one is.

2. You get an extra entry if your reply has a picture of your current gear. It has to be yours (if possible post with something like a Geekzone page in the background).  

The fineprint:  
This competition is open until the 11th December, when we will draw four entries, one for each item/unit. Open to our New Zealand-based readers only. No purchase necessary. Previously banned users are not eligible to win. Only one reply in this topic. Multiple entries in this topic will invalidate all your entries. 

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Remember to upload the picture to Geekzone and copy/paste the code in the gallery to post the picture in your reply. Do not post in a separate entry. Remember you can only edit your post in the first 15 minutes, so have the picture ready before posting. 




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  Reply # 726847 4-Dec-2012 15:02
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I really really need to replace my telecom supplied Thomson router.

Our house is only 100m2 with one phone jack, but I have spent many sleepless nights changing channel, position of router, position of me, my wife, my bed ... And now I suspend my router vertically in mid air.

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  Reply # 726850 4-Dec-2012 15:04
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Oh! Bright and shiny new things!

I would love to replace my old logitech wireless keyboard and mouse. They go fine but everytime I am away for work the batteries seem to go flat. Kids moan, wife moans, dog moans.

A new keyboard would fix that and save me dusting the old logitech!

Cheers, Matt.







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  Reply # 726854 4-Dec-2012 15:08
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The router would be a fantastic replacement for the 10 year old 3COM WiFi access point we have. Some decent WiFi speed. :)

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  Reply # 726858 4-Dec-2012 15:20
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The keyboard would be a welcome replacement for my IBM Model M from 1990
and still in use




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  Reply # 726861 4-Dec-2012 15:21
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wireless router.

I would be replace a WAG160N im using as a access point, well i was using until a few weeks ago when it decided to destroy my entire network and i had a busy night trying to figure out the cause. my fritzbox router has a terrible wifi signal, but really really solid internet connectivity (very very few disconnects and fast reconnects). so would be connecting it to my network to provide wifi ability.


keyboard.
would be adding it to a HTPC i have in a lounge with a computer hidden away with a attached usb keyboard/mouse. this computer is connected to projector so used for movie watching and live sports, not used every day, but a pain having an attached keyboard and having to move behind the couch to a cabinet to control the thing. IR remotes dont work very well (computer is behind the couches and no one understands the concept of pointing the remote at the receiver, they all point it at the screen...)

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  Reply # 726862 4-Dec-2012 15:22
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wonderferret: The keyboard would be a welcome replacement for my IBM Model M from 1990
and still in use





ok give the keyboard to him, he needs it a lot more than I or probably anyone else.

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  Reply # 726864 4-Dec-2012 15:25
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reven:
wonderferret: The keyboard would be a welcome replacement for my IBM Model M from 1990
and still in use





ok give the keyboard to him, he needs it a lot more than I or probably anyone else.


Yep. I agree! Give wonderferret the keyboard!




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  Reply # 726866 4-Dec-2012 15:26
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what, no way...those keyboards are epic. He should get -1 entry. Our finance team love those things.




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  Reply # 726869 4-Dec-2012 15:29
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the man doesn't even has a start button, he needs that keyboard.

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  Reply # 726870 4-Dec-2012 15:29
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I need to replace my Belkin wireless router.  The thing overheats and stops responding after about an hour of moderate usage.  I've drilled holes in the plastic case to try to fix it... I probably get an extra 30 minutes of surfing now before I have to "cold reboot" it (pull the plug out).

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  Reply # 726873 4-Dec-2012 15:34
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Linksys EA6500

It would replace my current TP Link one. The LAN has crapped out on it and I am currently using my USB tethered phone so my desktop can connect to it via WiFi but thanks to the location of my broadband jack the signal is so low I have to hold my phone up in the air to get a somewhat stable connection.

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  Reply # 726877 4-Dec-2012 15:38
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wonderferret: The keyboard would be a welcome replacement for my IBM Model M from 1990
and still in use



A keyboard that works in BIOS... money can't buy that :-)

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  Reply # 726880 4-Dec-2012 15:40
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Both of these look nice.  With the wireless router I would replace a bulk standard vodafone router, and the keyboard would replace a stock standard HP keyboard.

Pick me, pick me.

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  Reply # 726881 4-Dec-2012 15:40
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I use my 14" laptop with an lcd monitor. I have to use my laptop keyboard which is annoying as when the laptop is open (so i can sue keyboard), the resolution is limited to the laptops resolution when the monitor can go up to 1920x1080. Without a keyboard i have to reach AND i dont get full res from the monitor.

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  Reply # 726882 4-Dec-2012 15:41
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The router looks appealing. I'm using a dusty old WRT54-GL at the moment - it's still pretty good, but is getting a little long in the tooth with the limits in wireless and ethernet connectivity.

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