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  Reply # 826972 28-May-2013 13:06 5 people support this post Send private message

Some sort of easy to use programmatic access via API, web services, etc.

Could potentially be covered under OpenFlow.

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  Reply # 826980 28-May-2013 13:12 2 people support this post Send private message

CFM/802.1ag/Y.1731 support:

This should be accessible from both the WAN port and the LAN port.

It would have thresholds that could be alarmed against.

This will allow the ISP to monitor the frame loss, jitter and the latency from their network to my CPE and advise me when the performance drops due to congestion etc. in their network.

I want to be able to read the results and similarly monitor their network performance in the downstream direction. (using the email notification suggestion posted earlier to advise me when the performance drops below the thresholds.)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.1ag

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  Reply # 826988 28-May-2013 13:19 3 people support this post Send private message

Y.1564 Ethernet service activation test methodology client:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ITU-T_Y.1564 

Have an inbuilt Y.1564 client support. This will allow an ISP to test the speed of the connection to the gateway to ensure that the access network is operating at full speed.

It would also handle asymetrical networks such as DSL or UFB 30/10.

It would also handle multiple streams (e.g. CIR and EIR at different priorities)

It would measure the full speed as well as the latency, jitter and frame/packet drop.

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  Reply # 826996 28-May-2013 13:23 One person supports this post Send private message

Metered dual WAN support:
Further to earlier posts about supporting dual WAN interfaces (e.g. a combination of DSL, UFB fibre or Celluar USB sticks), it would failover from a primary to a secondary WAN interface on failure of that interface (with an appropriate email notification etc.) but this suggestion is that it can also failover from the primary to the secondary when the data cap on the primary is reached.

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  Reply # 826999 28-May-2013 13:25 One person supports this post Send private message

It looks that the brief could be supported using one of the Mikrotik platforms: http://www.mikrotik.com/

I would suggest (despite the licensing cost) that this would be a good platform to start with (sans VOIP/Media Center servers - You have to draw the line somewhere!!!).

I'm thinking of building my own gateway using this as a platform anyway as a POC.

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  Reply # 827018 28-May-2013 13:43 2 people support this post Send private message

Something that logically separates the data/forwarding and control planes (for reliability/functionality).

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  Reply # 827027 28-May-2013 13:50 4 people support this post Send private message

Expanding on what's been suggested for bandwidth metering - I have teenagers, and the vast majority of our bandwidth is used by them doing whatever it is teenagers use the internet for (I don't ask). Since several of the PCs and tablets in the house have multiple users I'd like the ability to set a login screen so usage can be tracked by user rather than IP or MAC address, and optionally set a limit for each user after which it cuts off or slows down.


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  Reply # 827044 28-May-2013 14:05 8 people support this post Send private message

Please ensure that any code used to create the firmware is Open Source code and not closed.

 


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  Reply # 827048 28-May-2013 14:08 One person supports this post Send private message

I'd like a feature that if i have 2 of the same modems i can wireless bridge SIMPLY between the two modems, i have a big house, and find it extremely hard to get a good wi-fi signal on the far right of the house, and most places upstairs but downstairs in the 2 bedrooms and garage are just fine. Its wireless bridging made simple

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  Reply # 827052 28-May-2013 14:14 2 people support this post Send private message

The ability to link devices together would be really useful...

Wireless Bridge
Repeater Bridge
Client Bridge

Also Wireless Distributed System - this may be problematic since there is still no
agreed standard but worth going for.

I see that Kamrind has posted on this as well...



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  Reply # 827055 28-May-2013 14:17 Send private message

Please folks... ONE IDEA/SUGGESTION per reply. Multiple ideas per reply will be deleted.




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Wannabe Geek
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  Reply # 827067 28-May-2013 14:28 2 people support this post Send private message

I definitely think that the ability to create a 'profile' for a specific device would be of great use to even home users who don't necessarily know what they are doing. 

Being able to very simply monitor how much usage a particular device is using as well as setting a monthly allowance would be of great use to many NZ households (note that many households monthly allowance renews on different dates). Being able to place devices into groups and then set a group allowance as well. Devices should be able to be in multiple groups. For example a household has two children. Each child may have a smartphone and a laptop/iPod touch/any other wifi device. Each child would have their own group so that their allowance was distributed across all their devices. Then by having parent groups both children could be in a group that controls what sites they can access (ie blocking pornagraphic content etc)

By using parent child grouping it would be possible to set an allowance and site restrictions on the parent group that affects the child groups. By using percentages you could set the parent group 80% of the monthly allowance which would then be equally divided among the child groups. This would leave 20% of the monthly allowance for another group.

Also having two areas for people to log into would be good. Many basic home users get confused when they log into their router because of all the options. If they could go to one place that very simply allowed them to set up there DSL connection, wireless network and access groups it would be all most users would need.

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  Reply # 827070 28-May-2013 14:34 One person supports this post Send private message

I would love to see an Advance Parental control (like real time usage monitor for all users, domain/IP/MAC address filter). On my current Telecom modem, the only thing I can do is domain name filter. Which is quite annoying at time when you want to filter out some certain device/user. 

ATM

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Wannabe Geek
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  Reply # 827074 28-May-2013 14:37 6 people support this post Send private message

Auto reporting back on network function/speeds to the ISP, so that they can become aware of network issues (or individual modem malfunction) proactively (ie they receive hundreds of gadget generated reports from a suburb that speeds have dropped, there are more disconnects etc than last week or last month - indicating a true problem).

So that when you ring the support line and after an hour get through they do not try and fob you off and say check your wiring, unplug this and that, plug it back in, blah blah... - they know there is a problem, they accept there is a problem, and they get on with fixing the problem. They become aware if problems very early on and fix it so that most people don't even notice there was a problem

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  Reply # 827083 28-May-2013 14:39 4 people support this post Send private message

Allow Jumbo frames...

greater throughput rules!

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