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  Reply # 826481 27-May-2013 16:44 One person supports this post Send private message

3g: 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.


So the router should not only take local calls to its internal SIP server and be able to connect multiple devices to the same phone number, but should implement correct QoS on SIP pass through to other providers for any IP phones that have their own SIP accounts.




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  Reply # 826485 27-May-2013 16:46 12 people support this post Send private message

It was posted on Page #2 (Advanced vs Simple GUI) but I'd like to go one step further and suggest:
Default GUI should hide 90% of the things that home users don't need and don't care about. Show only the absolute essentials

For example, WiFi settings should consist of:
SSID (Label it "Wireless name" if it's for the mass market) and "Wireless security key".
Default it to WPA2-PSK, forget about the rest, a home user doesn't need anything like RADIUS support for their WiFi, and almost everything from the last 6-7 years barring the original Nintendo DS should support WPA2-PSK

Another example would be the Status page:
Show Sync speed
Show SNR / Attenuation
Show that you're online with a big green tick

Make it *real* simple, showing the essentials needed by 90% of people to do 90% of the work, the rest should be hidden away.

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  Reply # 826488 27-May-2013 16:52 4 people support this post Send private message

built-in RADIUS Server for WPA2-Enterprise WIFI encryption!

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  Reply # 826490 27-May-2013 16:53 One person supports this post Send private message

The combination of USB hard drives and remote access should make security surveillance possible without needing a DVR etc. The NAS functions would need to manage quotas and overwrite old files if not done by the camera itself. Remote access could be through a secured web interface with default password (maybe written on bottom of the device with the wifi key) and have functions to control frame-rates for remote viewing.




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  Reply # 826491 27-May-2013 16:53 3 people support this post Send private message

The router should run OpenWRT (https://openwrt.org).




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  Reply # 826493 27-May-2013 16:57 One person supports this post Send private message

Automatic FTP backup of the NAS hard drive thats plugged into USB. This would probably have default settings for Telecom's own cloud but needs to be configurable for other cloud providers. It also needs to NOT clock up too much usage unless the user has purchased the service, and be able to be turned off if required.




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  Reply # 826497 27-May-2013 17:09 2 people support this post Send private message

The ability to limit WIFI access *separately* to Ethernet access, via time, usage and/or user/device - e.g. you dont want the kids/flatmates using internet after 10pm, but you want to use it, or only allow the shared desktop to have less limits that WIFI etc etc

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  Reply # 826506 27-May-2013 17:24 2 people support this post Send private message

eXDee: 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.


This with the extension of alerting by Email or SMS when specific thresholds are reached.  For example:

DownloadKB/month
DownloadKB/day
DownloadKB/hour

UploadKB/month
UploadKB/day
UploadKB/hour

KB/User/month
KB/User/day




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  Reply # 826508 27-May-2013 17:28 3 people support this post Send private message

coffeebaron: Content filtering, including time schedule 

But really easy to use, not like most content filtering where you need to be a linux geek to set it up and either constantly finding the correct ip address/es or doing some magic command to update the white or black list. Need to have a list of things to block eg youtube, facebook, bit torrent, tv on demand, porn, xbox live etc either for the entire network or per device and 24/7 or on a time schedule, and needs to be easy enough to use so that they don't need to call their cousin/nephew/guy down the road to set it up. ideally the categories would updateable from the internet so the kids can do their homework without being disturbed by their friends, and punishments can be handed out with joy and laughter.

PS this is an elaboration of the content filtering suggestion, and there are other suggestions which are kind of similar to mine, but my main point is this functionality needs to be usable by normal people, not just "computer experts"

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  Reply # 826513 27-May-2013 17:33 Send private message

jimbob79: Feature Request: Power-over-Ethernet built-in injector.


Maybe a few Gigabit PoE on the 8 port advanced model, and just 1 Fast Ethernet PoE for the budget model. End-point PoE, not a 2-pair injector (different version of PoE).

PoE is great for wifi APs, IP phones and cameras. The problem is that it will drain your battery backup faster, so it should turn off the PoE ports in succession as the battery goes down, higher power load devices first, along with media players etc that are also low priority when power goes out.




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  Reply # 826524 27-May-2013 17:45 One person supports this post Send private message

Wow this must be the busiest forum topic ever!

Ethernet ports should include at least 1 Gigabit uplink "WAN" to the main ONT or gateway, and at least 1 more Gigabit LAN for a local switch. Speed and number of other Ethernet ports would depend on the price-point of the router, since total number of ports is for the user to decide when buying the switch that plugs into the router.

Theres probably an argument that access points and mission critical devices should go straight into the router so bigger homes still need a bigger router.




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  Reply # 826529 27-May-2013 17:56 2 people support this post Send private message

A battery backup in the device would be good such that voip calls can still be made if there is a power cut.

Also; a speed graph that displays the total download / upload speed and breakdown for each port / ip / mac address. Such that you can at a glance tell that your internet is being used and who / what is using it.

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  Reply # 826533 27-May-2013 18:09 2 people support this post Send private message

A button that replaces the 30-30-30 second reset that ISPs require you to do before they take your phone call any further such that you don't have to unplug the device especially if it has a battery in it.

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  Reply # 826534 27-May-2013 18:10 5 people support this post Send private message

LennonNZ: Easily viewable LEDS such as
- Power
- VDSL/ASDL connection status
- PPP/DHCP Authentication
- Internet connectivity



But do not use two-colour red/green LEDs: if youre like me (and about 15% of the male pakeha population) and have some red-green colour blindness, it's between $%^& difficult and completely impossible to tell anything other than"it's on".
Please

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  Reply # 826548 27-May-2013 18:36 2 people support this post Send private message

Home automation interface of some description eg. zigbee would be great.

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