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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 826345 27-May-2013 15:08 9 people support this post Send private message

Built in UPS, big enough to run the unit for 2 or 3 hours...

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 826348 27-May-2013 15:09 6 people support this post Send private message

Feature Request: Signal boosts the 3G/4G mobile signal (both voice and data) throughout your house, giving you an enhanced mobile phone signal.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 826349 27-May-2013 15:09 One person supports this post Send private message

Gigabit Ethernet
QoS & traffic shaping on WAN interface
L4-L7 firewall features
.. other cool stuff.

Edit: Also open source the code so people can easily flash custom firmwares .etc

Please note: Any posts, comments, or contributions in this forum are posted by me as an individual acting in my own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of any company I work for, clients I've consulted for or anyone else.

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 826351 27-May-2013 15:12 Send private message

Wireless networks NAT for local N/W with separate NAT with additional P/W for accessing the internet.

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Wannabe Geek
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  Reply # 826357 27-May-2013 15:19 2 people support this post Send private message

jimbob79: Feature Request: Built-in caching proxy, similar to Squid.

To expand on this concept, allow it to cache directly to a connected USB flash drive, portable HDD or desktop HDD. Reduce the need for large internal flash

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  Reply # 826359 27-May-2013 15:23 5 people support this post Send private message

Everything I would has been previously mentioned already..

Except blue LED lights, because blue is the best colour for LED lights. They would look awesome blue.

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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 826362 27-May-2013 15:24 Send private message

This might have been said in fancier terms, but I would just love a router than can easily handle devices streaming HD content over wifi to one another - eg Laptop streaming movie to PS3, both over WIFI, while someone is using the internet in the other room, or gaming... without it lagging something chronic.

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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 826364 27-May-2013 15:26 Send private message

HPNA 3 output (phone wiring) or perhaps (ITU G.9961) to extend service to other parts of a property where theres no way to get anything but phone lines out to the rooms that need internet.

This port probably might be combined via a built-in filter with one of the POTS outputs on the modem, since both network and POTS would have to use the same phone line anyway. Users would plug in a filter to any phones that use the same phone line if they also needed the same wires for networking. If was implemented with (ITU G.9972) then apparently it could be also used as the Powerline and coax networking protocols, so all media would be networked via the same chipset.

Endpoint devices would have to be sold to users that couldn't get Ethernet to all their computers, making this an added-value feature for Telecom.

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

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Wannabe Geek
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  Reply # 826366 27-May-2013 15:26 2 people support this post Send private message

Something similar to the FritzBox 7390.  This is one of the better and more expensive modems I have purchased over the years but is packed with features.

What makes this modem stand apart and I think would be a good start to the telecom modem:
Multiple technologies of connection supported in one box (ADSL,VDSL) having a gateway doing UFB aswell would be great.
Powerful processor and decent ram onboard
advanced mode allowing for SNR alteration on DSL techs
gigabit interface
customizable signal lights
very detailed line statistics including frequency scans
bandwidth monitoring
connected users

overall I would say speed that the device can obtain along with reliability is of most importance.  No use having super fast net for 5 min connection periods or sacrificing too much speed for reliability.
In essence proven and tried brands and tech inside.

the crunch point being the price myself I would happily pay $400-500 for a decent gateway but not everyone would want to pay this much.  Maybe two revisions your basic but still trustworthy entry level and then your wiz-bang all features inclusive.

just my 2 cents


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  Reply # 826367 27-May-2013 15:30 One person supports this post Send private message

VoIP services that can be remote provisioned in the way Cisco / Linksys devices are by the likes of WxC.

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  Reply # 826369 27-May-2013 15:32 Send private message

It should have a built in bitcoin mining client

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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 826370 27-May-2013 15:32 19 people support this post Send private message

VPN server built in in order to securely connect back to the home network from outside.

I see a couple of people have mentioned this previously, but not as a single feature post to be voted on.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 826371 27-May-2013 15:33 5 people support this post Send private message

Basic DHCP client logging (ie mac address, computer name, connection time(begin, disconnection)) and MAC address blacklisting.

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  Reply # 826372 27-May-2013 15:34 One person supports this post Send private message

Are we all keen on some crazy ideas too?

How about some type of mobile BB connectivity to an outage server updated regularly by Telecom/ISP so if your connection is down, you can check your modem interface before calling the helpdesk or even better, an automatic splash page would appear (Similar to the Thomson "connection is down" page) showing any outages potentially affecting your connection.

Would save a fair amount of calls into helpdesks I'd imagine, save ISP money and the customer time/effort.

Edit: Of course this sounds like maximum effort to setup for the ISP/costs involved on internal MBB modem, so to simplify things and build on a previously posted idea - A USB port with MBB t-stick attached could be utilised to generate this outage related splash page

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Reply # 826386 27-May-2013 15:43 3 people support this post Send private message

How about really basic instructions and an easy setup package? For example, a sticker on the modem in the box that says:

1) Connect to phone line
2) plug directly into computer
3) Open any web browser (Internet Explorer/Chrome/Firefox)
4) Load any website - the setup wizard will appear

The setup wizard should be clean and easy to understand and allow 'anyone' to set up the modem, change their wireless password from the default (ugh, I can't believe how many people don't know how to do this) and how to change the SSID etc. Once done, it should tell them how they can access the settings page again and offer to make them a bookmark.

...If you want to go down the really fancy route to make it super easy to understand, you could put a tiny touch screen on the modem itself that the setup runs on when it's plugged in. Even easier than opening a browser. Once the device is set up it could just show useful information instead :)

Also, my other idea is a streaming media server, kind of how the Apple access points do it. You could include an audio-out port and allow people to use Windows' "Play to" feature to send music to the stereo plugged into the modem. Would be the first of its kind! 

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