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Wannabe Geek
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  Reply # 826256 27-May-2013 14:10 13 people support this post

Whatever it turns out to be, it should not overheat or burn out. AT ALL, EVER.


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Wannabe Geek
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  Reply # 826261 27-May-2013 14:13 20 people support this post Send private message

I would kie to see a unit with a built in power supply with a single power cable.  That is to say I do not want to have to put up with an annoying ac/dc  external power supply.

Baby Get Shaky!
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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 826264 27-May-2013 14:14 11 people support this post Send private message

Modules. Start with a base package of modules (eg covering ADSL, UFB etc with wireless, firewell, DHCP etc... that are digitally signed by Telecom and Telecom supplied only) than make it user expandable via downloaded modules (either from a Telecom supported portal or a third party community portal).

This could be expanded further to include packages targeted at different user sets. For instance:
- Public business package: voucher support, bandwidth control, filtering etc
- Private business package: multiple wireless network support, filtering, bandwidth/time control etc
- Private average joe package: Base modules and QoS etc for casual gaming etc
- Private media package: DNLA, streaming support, expandable storage, FTP server etc
- Power user package: Everything and anything, fully customisable and extendible

Having a third party community portal would be a great way to build a community around the device which would keep development and updates coming throughout the life of the product and any future projects. Keeping core functions internal (with community input?) would encourage stability of core functions relevant to all users.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 826265 27-May-2013 14:14 2 people support this post Send private message

I should be working right-now and not trying to think up the next best thing for the internet.

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Geek
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  Reply # 826267 27-May-2013 14:15 3 people support this post Send private message

Auto-Configure & auto-switch between DSL & UFB for Telecom Broadband customers so the average customer does not need to do anything more than plug in the cables, and when they upgrade to UFB, all they need to do is plug the ONT into the UFB port & reboot.

Just A Geek
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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 826269 27-May-2013 14:17 20 people support this post Send private message

The ability to actually do a high throughput of Routing/NAT of "internet Traffic". There are so many routers which cannot even do 30Mbps. It should be able to NAT at least 100/50 connection with multiple firewalls/NAT rules/filters etc and hopefully a lot more (if used on higher speed connections)

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  Reply # 826272 27-May-2013 14:21 One person supports this post Send private message

GregV: A touch-screen on the side of the device, allowing you to specify a file from the attached storage, and the DLNA-connected device you would like to push the file to for playback.

Or an Android App to simulate such an interface. Would have to support both wifi and USB so it can be used to fix/setup wifi and security issues that would normally be blocked from a wifi interface. The Android tablet could even be used as a kind of remote control for media, so would need a media-playing mode that hides the complicated stuff.




Qualified in business, certified in fibre, stuck in copper, have to keep going  ^_^

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Wannabe Geek
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  Reply # 826273 27-May-2013 14:21 5 people support this post Send private message

Having just recently looked after a couple of troublesome teenagers I would like the following

Broad Parental Controls that let you (but are not limited to) do the following
- have reports on what sites have been accessed - maybe setup to alert on key words.
- from the results of those reports add sites or keywords to a blocked list.
- be able to setup different controls for different devices.
- restrict download and upload useage on specific devices or be able to reduce the speed.
- the ability to prevent downloads via torrents on specific devices or in general across all devices.

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Geek
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  Reply # 826278 27-May-2013 14:22 2 people support this post Send private message

Include "helpful" features for non-technical users (such as redirecting websites to an error page on the router when the connection is down) but provide advanced options to disable any feature on the device.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 826279 27-May-2013 14:22 One person supports this post Send private message

Maybe the ability to have an SFP module for those of use with fibre cabled throughout the home.

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Wannabe Geek
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  Reply # 826280 27-May-2013 14:22 2 people support this post Send private message

iptables based firewall (à la DD-WRT)

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Geek
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  Reply # 826282 27-May-2013 14:23 2 people support this post Send private message

A broadcom chipset would be preferable to get better line speeds for those of us a bit further away from the cabinet / exchange.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 826283 27-May-2013 14:24 2 people support this post Send private message

Able to run scripts and pixelserv for complete ad blocking solution at the router level.

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Wannabe Geek
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  Reply # 826284 27-May-2013 14:24 One person supports this post Send private message

Second idea
- Along the lines of an earlier idea where all devices are temporally allowed access to the network. Have an alert via txt or something when a new device gets access.
- default restricted usage settings so that new devices that are added are quite restricted unless you change/update the access.

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Wannabe Geek
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  Reply # 826285 27-May-2013 14:24 3 people support this post Send private message

Automatic profiling of the connection stats and compilation of a "normal" connection profile (noise, speed etc based on the time of day and so on).

Monitoring of the current stats compared to the normal connection profile and historic profiles.

Warning of significant changes in stats via various means.

Eg immediate note on admin page that speed/noise changed, after a duration of 20 mins, send email, after 1 hour send email and text etc (user configurable)

Aim would be to identify a failing connection etc when it is starting to occur, rather than when it is fatal, or if there is a reduction in service level due to interference, some work done on the road etc etc etc.
 


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