Wi-Fi-ify the house with a $5 router

CompUSA is offering a TrendNet 802.11g Wi-Fi router for $4.99 after a pair of mail-in rebates.

TrendNet

This post is brought to you by the letter G--as in 802.11g. No broadband-infused home is complete without a router, which lets Wi-Fi-equipped notebooks, cell phones, Zune players, and the like roam free within the walls. Now's your chance to scoop up a TrendNet 802.11g router for just 5 bucks (after $35' worth of mail-in rebates).

Granted, TrendNet's not exactly a household name, but the router appears to have all the prerequisite features and security goodness: four wired LAN ports, virtual server support, 64/128-bit WEP WPA/WPA2 encryption, and so on. And it scored 4.1 stars (out of 5) from a whopping 787 users, so it's pretty likely to satisfy your Wi-Fi needs. Alas, you've gotta send in a pair of rebate forms, but it's well worth the effort to get that Ethernet cord cut once and for all. The offer expires Dec. 8.Thanks to my brother-in-law Steve for sending in this Cheapskate-worthy deal!

 

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