I unbox this thing. It's got a CD and instructions to install it without a CD. But both want to connect me to some .com or .net site. Then tells me it wants about 4 minutes to deal with something as part of the install process (but that's just one of the steps; the overall install process takes several minutes longer).
Why couldn't this be done by simply pointing to the firmware. Does this site now have my passwords for my router?
(Also I notice that my IE web browser now takes 7 seconds to open before using it; Chrome takes about half that. Before this new router installation, both opened immediately. They still do if I unplug the cable from the router and go directly through the modem with it.)