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  Reply # 826428 27-May-2013 16:09 3 people support this post Send private message

* Ability to have caller logs which references
(1) Your own address book, or if an entry doesn't exist
(2) Information from whitepages.

So if a call comes in from somebody you know, the call logs should show the name from the address book in all logs. If it's not somebody in your address book, the reverse lookup information should be displayed instead (instead of just the phone number).


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  Reply # 826434 27-May-2013 16:16 10 people support this post Send private message

Assuming this box will be a VoIP solution as well as a "modem", I'd expect to be able to use either my Android Smartphone or Apple device (iPod Touch) as a phone with the device over WiFi.

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  Reply # 826435 27-May-2013 16:17 3 people support this post Send private message

The Ethernet links should be automatically drop to the most reliable option based on the bit error rate of a network cable. So for example if there was a high error rate on Gigabit then it would automatically drop to 100base, and could auto-negotiate 100base-T4 or 100base-T2 if still detecting a high bit error rate on dodgy Cat5 house wiring. This would allow people to reconfigure their phone wiring to point-to-point if needed.




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  Reply # 826438 27-May-2013 16:23 6 people support this post Send private message

Improved user experience via enhanced SMART DEVICE APP tightly coupled to the proposed modem.

Would be nice to see an APP that provides a bunch of MODEM STATs including:
- GUI replicating MODEM LED status
- Current monthly data USAGE
- Remaining montly budget
- Anniversary dates
- Modem SPEED, up-time, etc
- Per user/device USAGE STATS (as discussed in a previous post regarding per flatmate user control)
- Potential to view and adjust modem CONFIG(e.g. Guest WiFi access).

Probably a stack more that people can think of but sure beats what we have today.




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  Reply # 826439 27-May-2013 16:23 One person supports this post Send private message

LennonNZ: The Ability to do proper switching (VLANS/Trunking/Access Ports) on any of the ports


Or ability to failover to a second WAN link. This would require LAN ports and any 3G/4G femtocell module to be configurable as either WAN or LAN.




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  Reply # 826440 27-May-2013 16:26 12 people support this post Send private message

The device should have an option to bring about world peace.

Preferably via the web interface.

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  Reply # 826442 27-May-2013 16:27 6 people support this post Send private message

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


If DECT handsets are not bundled with the router, there should be specifications that say what models are tested as compatible.




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  Reply # 826447 27-May-2013 16:32 16 people support this post Send private message

Reposted and split into seprate topics.

1) Outside access to everything turned off be default. i.e. no remote DNS, Telnet, Email Relay, Web Access, SSH. The amount of badly secured routers out there are just painful.

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  Reply # 826448 27-May-2013 16:32 10 people support this post Send private message

Reposted and split into seprate topics.

2) Default settings that will autoconnect/configure the device when it is plugged in. i.e. the users shouldn't have to do anything except plug it in.

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  Reply # 826449 27-May-2013 16:33 21 people support this post Send private message

Reposted and split into seprate topics.

3) Strong WPA2 password by default (written on bottom of device).

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  Reply # 826452 27-May-2013 16:33 20 people support this post Send private message

Reposted and split into seprate topics.

4) Colour code the ports. i.e. please ship with a purple rj-12 DSL cable and have a purple rj-12 DSL port on the back of the device.



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  Reply # 826455 27-May-2013 16:33 Send private message

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  Reply # 826457 27-May-2013 16:35 7 people support this post Send private message

Reposted and split into seprate topics.

5) Make the setup guide (the paper one that comes with the device) easy to follow with correct pictures and colour coded cables as per point 4.


Point 4 was (Colour code the ports. i.e. please ship with a purple rj-12 DSL cable and have a purple rj-12 DSL port on the back of the device.)

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  Reply # 826459 27-May-2013 16:36 10 people support this post Send private message

Reposted and split into seprate topics.

6) Easy to use status page (Captive Portal) that will display if the device doesn't have internet connection. This should display user friendly errors with suggested solutions relative to the error the device thinks it has (while also having a useful error to tell the tech support). i.e. DSL cable disconnected or line fault. Would advise user to check the cable (with pictures, see colour codes in point 4) before ringing support.


Point 4 was (Colour code the ports. i.e. please ship with a purple rj-12 DSL cable and have a purple rj-12 DSL port on the back of the device.)




Edit: We have things but we like to think.

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  Reply # 826464 27-May-2013 16:37 One person supports this post Send private message

Couldn't find any suggestion for a lifeline port, so here it is. Its basically like an FXO phone port thats configured to failover if the power goes out. Its likely connected to the ONT or a DSL line, and if the modem goes off it will bridge the POTS outputs directly to the lifeline port for 111 calls and anything else possible.

Otherwise I suggest the lifeline port should still function as an FXO if the VoIP goes offline (or could be dedicated for emergency calls), and would be up to customer to decide if they need an full phone line or just 111 support.

If the router still has a DSL function, why not put it on the same port as the lifeline/FXO via an internal splitter? So just a single port labeled "line" that does your non-ethernet uplink.




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