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  Reply # 826688 27-May-2013 21:55 Send private message

uecasm: Stability, auto-recovery, and diagnostics (the latter possibly accessible to remote helpdesk if it's at least partially working) are the #1 thing in my book.  It's amazing (and disappointing) how often "just reboot it" actually does solve a connection issue, even when the device is supposed to auto-reconnect.


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Please check the first post. There's now a list of replies with votes. You can then find if your suggestion is already added to the list without having to go through 15 - 20 or more pages.

Any chance you can add the +1 buttons to this list as well?


Yes, I will see to it tomorrow - it should be a few minutes of work though...

I suggest people use the [SINGLE PAGE] button to see all replies in a single page for easier voting.





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  Reply # 826691 27-May-2013 22:04 2 people support this post Send private message

for just a bit of fun instead of having to make up a wifi name there could be a drop down box with a selection of amusing wifi names to be chosen kind of like how we're doing now?













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  Reply # 826700 27-May-2013 22:28 One person supports this post Send private message

Cool feature. In-built laser/RGB projector to display inbound & outbound traffic utilisation represented as a chart.

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  Reply # 826702 27-May-2013 22:31 3 people support this post Send private message

[tinfoilhat] A built-in Master Filter!! :) :) [/tinfoilhat]




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  Reply # 826703 27-May-2013 22:31 One person supports this post Send private message

Print Server

Also - it should come with a Georgie Pie voucher.

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  Reply # 826710 27-May-2013 22:46 4 people support this post Send private message

Accept that a typical NZ house cannot be served by a single AP, particularly one that ends up stuffed in a box in a garage, so provide reasonably priced wifi repeaters, and POE powered access points that are all centrally managed out of a single user interface provided by the main router.

Wireless or wired uplink would be needed, much like the Unifi's have, but make it dead simple for end users to deploy, and make it actually work properly unlike the unifi products. Aim to keep the automated deployment wireless devices less than 40-50% greater than a generic accesspoint is.

Ideally would see the wired part be detachable from the router part, much like the genius charger is detachable from the genius router, so you can pull the wireless part off and use a cat-6 cable to move it anywhere you like. Allow for 3-4 more of these to be deployed off the router and make them small and inconspicuous so they can be put thruout the house to blanket it with decent full bars wifi coverage.

Bonus if you can wrangle dect into the same wireless units that backhaul to the router over the ethernet.




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  Reply # 826721 27-May-2013 23:10 3 people support this post Send private message

I posted this in the other thread and maybe it should be here so sorry if I messed up the system!

I'd like a nice sleek, well designed aluminium enclosure rather than the usual plastic POS.

I'll cheerfully pay $500 to get it too.

The fugly white plastic box with flashing red lights on (looking at you, VF!) works fine (although not enough ethernet ports) but it is very unsightly among a desk of Mac wonderment.








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  Reply # 826723 27-May-2013 23:15 Send private message

As others have suggested remote device(s) that provide local wireless AP, these 'puck' devices have micro usb charging cradle (suits most mobiles), plus provides IP radio source at the location.
('Pucks' have simple display and controls for this).
Puck devices also offer cordless charging, and may be nfc enabled (configuration for Puck based on mobile handset)





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  Reply # 826724 27-May-2013 23:18 2 people support this post Send private message

One suggestion/idea per post please.




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  Reply # 826726 27-May-2013 23:18 4 people support this post Send private message

All information needed to troubleshoot is presented in a manner that copy and pastes well for posting on here and other forums, emails etc, rather than HTML tables etc that become a jumbled mess when pasted into plaintext etc.




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  Reply # 826729 27-May-2013 23:23 Send private message

Idea: Run all services as Virtual Machine.

Routers that run functions such as firewall, NAS, Voip, web interface, multimedia, and wifi all in the same box have inherent security risks, so this idea is to separate them into VMs running on a system such as Xen with a chipset like ARM that has good support for VMs. All of these services have to talk to each other but can be locked down for more specific access rights. Not sure if advanced users should be allowed into the hypervisor...

Maybe a bit TOO geeky, but running many services on a monolithic system is asking for trouble, especially where fraudsters are trying to attack voip systems to run their phone scams. We really have no choice really to run voip on the firewall hardware, so a software separation like virtual machines can have the same effect. A less CPU intensive VM system might be needed if processing becomes the bottleneck though.




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  Reply # 826733 27-May-2013 23:41 Send private message

Someone mentioned the router should be modular without any specifics...

Idea: add processing modules to support extra functions

If the CPU is not powerful enough to support Gigabit ports as well as media servers or NAS systems, then it would shut/slow down some of the service, giving the user a choice of which service to replace. Media server might have to run only for streaming content without a fast enough NAS for example.

Extra modules such as Blackfin media processor or a RAID processor would slot in to takeover some of the CPU load and allow all of services to run at full speed. Even if the extra processors could not be specific for media or whatever, the OS could still distribute the CPU load to multiple processors, and you would just slot in the number of CPUs you need.

When you enable a service the web interface/gui needs to tell you if it can't run at full power without an extra CPU.




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  Reply # 826736 27-May-2013 23:44 Send private message

Reinvent the UFB network so that part of the bandwidth is actually part of the telephone system, rather than voip, so that telephones have absolute guaranteed connection like the current POTS/DSL separation.

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  Reply # 826740 27-May-2013 23:48 One person supports this post Send private message

Idea: Bit Error Rates

Any diagnostic page should include a Bit Error Rate test, and possibly do them automatically when starting up or configuring ports. Result should be displayed on front of router if been run automatically. Some routers already have this but don't do it automatically.

I suggested it before but mixed the suggestion with an idea for port speed negotiation.




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  Reply # 826743 27-May-2013 23:53 2 people support this post Send private message

Web based remote access/assistance


There needs to be a secure functionality for which authorized friends, owners of the modem and technical support agents from Telecom can easily gain access to the customer's modem with a specified password in order to aid with troubleshooting and viewing critical technical data (as mentioned previously) for which can be used for faulting.

Not only would this help me with my friends and family personally, but would increase productivity within the call centre as less time would be spent on the phone explaining and more time spent helping.  Furthermore, a downloadable report of technical data that could be downloaded by Telecom staff/technical friends would aid troubleshooting and save Chorus lots of man hours I'm sure.





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