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  Reply # 827404 28-May-2013 22:19 5 people support this post Send private message

Ability to download any monitoring information (usage, outages etc) in easy-to-use format such as CSV

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 827424 28-May-2013 23:07 3 people support this post Send private message

Configuration Profiles:

Each device ships with a "Default" profile that cannot be edited or removed. Any changes are automatically saved as something like "***Current Configuration***" until the configuration changes are manually saved to a new profile. That way when asked to reset the configuration there's no need to hold down a reset button and you can switch back to how you had everything setup.

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  Reply # 827425 28-May-2013 23:07 2 people support this post Send private message

All this flash stuff is awesome, but from a troubleshooting/customer service point of view would be nice to have on the front page a simple form for PPP username and password and SSID/password change without having to navigate to/through any menus




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Master Geek
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  Reply # 827431 28-May-2013 23:19 2 people support this post Send private message

Removable modules like:
http://www.viprinet.com/en/products/hot-plug-modules

... cause in spite of the product brief, those with UFB are not going to need a defunct ADSL port. Plus when new Wifi technology comes out just rip out the old module and replace it with the next. Customer shifting premises to somewhere with only Wireless broadband? Oh sweet just rip out the ADSL/Ether-WAN port and swap in that 4G module

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  Reply # 827445 29-May-2013 00:08 One person supports this post Send private message

Remote access for the ISP with the ability to see the current NAT table




Ray Taylor
www.ruralkiwi.com

There is no place like localhost
For my general guide to extending your wireless network Click Here




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  Reply # 827446 29-May-2013 00:11 4 people support this post Send private message

Easier port forwarding - no fancy thompson guessing crap, a simple classic port forward table with both IP and port translation

Eg.
incoming from WAN 0.0.0.0:81 > 192.168.1.1:80

Not
incoming from WAN 0.0.0.0:81 > JunesComputer:80

And no mandatory creating Applications and then assigning applications to computers for a simple port forward. This is sucky and annoying. Just let us specify ports and ip addresses. 




Ray Taylor
www.ruralkiwi.com

There is no place like localhost
For my general guide to extending your wireless network Click Here




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  Reply # 827448 29-May-2013 00:17 5 people support this post Send private message

Configuration test mode

In the web interface, you can change settings etc.
Once you have set the modem up how you want, you can click Test or Apply.

If you click test, the modem will reboot with the new settings, count down 320 seconds and then reboot with the old settings. You can log in during this time and click apply to make the new settings permanant.

If you click apply, the modem will just reboot with the new settings.

This is so that you dont lock yourself out of the modem accidentally. Especially when working remotley.







Ray Taylor
www.ruralkiwi.com

There is no place like localhost
For my general guide to extending your wireless network Click Here




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  Reply # 827449 29-May-2013 00:20 One person supports this post Send private message

Ping tester

You can specify a test server ip address.
Every 5 minutes the modem will ping the server.

If the server cannot be reached 3x in a row, the modem will do a full reboot.

An tick box option will exist to either manually specify the test server address, or automatically use the dns servers assigned to the WAN interface (by dhcp or static settings, whatever is on the WAN status page)




Ray Taylor
www.ruralkiwi.com

There is no place like localhost
For my general guide to extending your wireless network Click Here




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  Reply # 827450 29-May-2013 00:24 2 people support this post Send private message

Configurable Admin and User login rights

Eg.
Admin can login and see everything
Admin has a page where he/she can tick off items to show in the user interface.

I may wish to disable user access to the wan page, or just the dns settings on the wan page.
Or i may wish to disable user access to the lan settings page etc.

I may even only allow the user to set their wifi ssid, channel, WPA-2 code and nothing else.

So next to each option in the admin interface there is another tickbox on the right hand side of the page which allows you to decide if this field should also be shown in the user level interface.




Ray Taylor
www.ruralkiwi.com

There is no place like localhost
For my general guide to extending your wireless network Click Here




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  Reply # 827452 29-May-2013 00:34 Send private message

Power source should be via a 24v 2 amp supply
However should be able to run on 12v-24v

Power input will be via LAN port 4 - with an external pass through injector similar to this one.




A web interface option will allow you to select if POE should be bridged to either the WAN port or LAN1 port. Off by default.

Us rural ISP's will find this good because we can power a rooftop radio dish using the WAN port or LAN1 port (if we only use the router as an AP because the main routing stuff (DHCP,NAT etc) is inside the rooftop dish

Only one wall socket would be needed.

A switch in the web interface could also select the polarity on the POE OUTPUT, for older poe radio systems such as canopy. Preference for +blue -brown though. POE on wan / lan will be switched off by default.

Expect 14 watts to be used on the POE port when cable length losses are taken into account.

Telecom could use the POE to power an ONT or other such device. Or the LAN 1 could be run to another of these routers out via LAN 1 with a cat5 cable to another part of the house and in via LAN 4 so the remote or slave router in AP-only mode doesnt require mains power.








Ray Taylor
www.ruralkiwi.com

There is no place like localhost
For my general guide to extending your wireless network Click Here




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  Reply # 827453 29-May-2013 00:38 Send private message

VDSL Bridge on the DSL port to feed a LAN signal back into the telephone line
A compatible VDSL CPE can be placed in another part of the house with an access point attached to extend coverage where only telephone cabling is avaliable.

The VDSL - LAN would be of a very low power with a range of 100m
Frequencies used for the local VDSL would be higher than the incoming ADSL or VDSL (if possible) on the same copper pair from the DSLAM





Ray Taylor
www.ruralkiwi.com

There is no place like localhost
For my general guide to extending your wireless network Click Here




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  Reply # 827456 29-May-2013 00:51 2 people support this post Send private message

ISP Support info

If the router is acting as a router (and not just a bridge) and an internet connection cannot be made (via ppoe, http transparent proxy unable to retrieve web page, or wan interface being down) then the router should redirect the user to a "no connection" page where it shows them the option to refresh, see the router status page without logging in, and displays the ISP's support text which may say something like

"call ISPname on 0800-000-000 if this issue persists for more than 5 minutes" or anything else it fancies.


On the failure page is also a reboot button which will
1) reboot the POE on WAN port or LAN1 - whichever is selected by cutting power for 5 seconds, and reconnecting it. then
2) reboot the router itself.





Ray Taylor
www.ruralkiwi.com

There is no place like localhost
For my general guide to extending your wireless network Click Here




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Master Geek
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  Reply # 827467 29-May-2013 02:20 3 people support this post Send private message

Ability to get ISP outage notices without the internet.

(Use the pager network?)

Users would see the outage notice instead of the webpage they were seeking.

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  Reply # 827469 29-May-2013 05:58 3 people support this post Send private message

Display all devices on the network using their name (most already have names) or allow user to add a modem-unique name.

Allow time limits to be assigned to the devices so I can restrict the kids. (otherwise they keep using their mobiles under the sheets when they should be sleeping). Ideally this is by time of day but also total time/data usage. For example 1 hour a day between 4pm and 9pm. Or 2M a day between 4pm and 9pm.

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  Reply # 827470 29-May-2013 06:01 3 people support this post Send private message

Enable / Disable wifi by time of day per device or list of devices.

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