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Topic # 119286 27-May-2013 12:05 4 people support this post Send private message

Welcome to the Modem Crowd Sourcing Project. 

When Telecom New Zealand asked me if I our community would be interested in helping shape their next broadband modem/gateway I had no doubts this would be an interesting project.

I know some of you are ready to start contributing, but before you do PLEASE READ THE PROJECT BRIEF BEFORE POSTING. In that page you will find a complete project description, timings, legal stuff and PRIZES!


This thread is now locked for new suggestions. PLEASE KEEP USING THE [+1] VOTING BUTTONS FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK UNTIL FRIDAY 31ST MAY.




Please read on to find out how to participate...

Objective:

Through collaborating with  Geekzone users Telecom New Zealand wants to crowdsource the requirements of a mid to high end modem/gateway that Telecom will prototype, build and eventually sell through their website.

This project is aimed at giving Geekzone users the opportunity to define the requirements of a modem to suit their specific needs and ultimately shape the technology Telecom New Zealand will offer to its wider customer base in the near future.

Prizes:

Read the project brief.

How is this going to work?
  • This is the first stage, where we collect feature ideas 
  • Please post one idea per reply to this topic so we can use [+1] to vote in each one
  • Please do not discuss ideas in this topic. You can use this other thread to discuss ideas.
  • Please keep those ideas real - for example "downloadable master splitter" is an interesting one, but I'm sure it can't be done ;)
If you see an idea you like remember to [+1], because only through your help we will be able to find those features worth of recommendation/implementation. This is a community work, so voting is part of the project.

Please read before posting an idea. If you see someone already posted something in page 2 then there's no point for a similar idea post in page 3. If you post a duplicated idea then I will assign all votes to the first entry (and consider the second entry as a vote).

Discussion:

Please post only suggestions in this thread. Follow up all discussions here.

Below is the current number of votes per suggestion:






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  Reply # 825971 27-May-2013 12:06 70 people support this post Send private message

I'd like USB3 connection with DLNA Server built in.




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  Reply # 825972 27-May-2013 12:06 35 people support this post Send private message

Femtocell module - 3G/ 4G capable

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  Reply # 825975 27-May-2013 12:07 82 people support this post Send private message

8x Gigabit ports
4x above ports PoE




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their ADSL broadband network faster. Why not spend a couple of hundred to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
Geekzone special price: $150* for master splitter install, normally $200+ through your ISP. Auckland and Waikato areas.
*Travel charges may apply. Additional costs may apply for complex installs.
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, RBI Rural Broadband. Also a dealer for WorldxChange.
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  Reply # 825976 27-May-2013 12:07 37 people support this post Send private message

USB – for 3G/4G failover stick




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their ADSL broadband network faster. Why not spend a couple of hundred to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
Geekzone special price: $150* for master splitter install, normally $200+ through your ISP. Auckland and Waikato areas.
*Travel charges may apply. Additional costs may apply for complex installs.
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, RBI Rural Broadband. Also a dealer for WorldxChange.
Need help in Auckland or Waikato? Click my email button, or email me direct: [my user name] at geekzonemail dot com

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  Reply # 825977 27-May-2013 12:07 71 people support this post Send private message

WiFi – G/N/AC
Option external WiFi powered by PoE port so WiFi can be mounted in roof space / on wall etc.




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their ADSL broadband network faster. Why not spend a couple of hundred to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
Geekzone special price: $150* for master splitter install, normally $200+ through your ISP. Auckland and Waikato areas.
*Travel charges may apply. Additional costs may apply for complex installs.
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, RBI Rural Broadband. Also a dealer for WorldxChange.
Need help in Auckland or Waikato? Click my email button, or email me direct: [my user name] at geekzonemail dot com

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  Reply # 825978 27-May-2013 12:07 35 people support this post Send private message

Remote access from ISP to allow for easy remote troubleshooting. Optional to enable, possibly presented to the user on first set up if they want easy troubleshooting, as some users may want full control or be concerned about privacy. Using TR-069 and/or HTTPS and/or SSH. This is combined with automatic firmware updates to ensure all users have the latest firmware. Again, this can be disabled or is optional to the user.

This means the device can assist in making telecom's helpdesk staff more efficient, but by the feature being optional, those who want to have total control over their network can do so as well.

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  Reply # 825979 27-May-2013 12:08 86 people support this post Send private message

VoIP – built in 2x ATA ports, DECT module, DECT handsets HD voice capable




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their ADSL broadband network faster. Why not spend a couple of hundred to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
Geekzone special price: $150* for master splitter install, normally $200+ through your ISP. Auckland and Waikato areas.
*Travel charges may apply. Additional costs may apply for complex installs.
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, RBI Rural Broadband. Also a dealer for WorldxChange.
Need help in Auckland or Waikato? Click my email button, or email me direct: [my user name] at geekzonemail dot com

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  Reply # 825980 27-May-2013 12:08 131 people support this post Send private message

Built In bandwidth metering per device, and live views of bandwidth usage. Track ideally by MAC address, but by IP address would be sufficient also.

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  Reply # 825981 27-May-2013 12:08 29 people support this post Send private message

Content filtering, including time schedule




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their ADSL broadband network faster. Why not spend a couple of hundred to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
Geekzone special price: $150* for master splitter install, normally $200+ through your ISP. Auckland and Waikato areas.
*Travel charges may apply. Additional costs may apply for complex installs.
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, RBI Rural Broadband. Also a dealer for WorldxChange.
Need help in Auckland or Waikato? Click my email button, or email me direct: [my user name] at geekzonemail dot com

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  Reply # 825982 27-May-2013 12:09 38 people support this post Send private message

List of all devices on the home network, with auto adding of devices by MAC as they are seen on the network.
This allows for
-Ability to nickname them
Assign static IPs
-static DNS
-easy port forwarding
-viewing of ipv6 and ipv4 addresses
-viewing of UPnP/NAT-PMP forwarded ports
-Wake on lan

etc

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  Reply # 825984 27-May-2013 12:10 33 people support this post Send private message

Having at least 8 LAN Ports (double decker like so the unit isn't too wide), I have our TV, home theatre and hopefully soon MySky plugged into ours so thats 3 out of 4 ports gone right away.

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  Reply # 825985 27-May-2013 12:10 28 people support this post Send private message

Comprehensive statistics of DSL, including Graphs of spectrum including bits per tone, error counts, etc.

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  Reply # 825986 27-May-2013 12:10 14 people support this post Send private message

Built in Speedtest type functionality. I'd see this as a button on the router itself which starts the Speedtest, and perhaps a display on the router to show the results. This would eliminate network and other factors inherent from running a Speedtest from a PC etc attached to the router.

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  Reply # 825987 27-May-2013 12:10 73 people support this post Send private message

I'd like to see a device that can broadcast two Wifi SSIDs VLAN'd off from each other, and apply restrictions such as blocked sites etc to the second SSID. Could be used to offer wifi to guests without them using it to head off and chew up all your data on Youtube or similar, and keeps their dirty devices away from your clean home (or small business) network. Alternatively could be used to keep kids from accessing naughty sites.

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  Reply # 825988 27-May-2013 12:10 31 people support this post Send private message

Easy but powerful QoS support for prioritizing applications. Refer to TomatoUSB toastman variant for a good example. Shaping or disabling of internet usage when a device exceeds fixed limits.

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