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  Reply # 827492 29-May-2013 08:05 11 people support this post Send private message

Minor "WANT": a slim power supply would be good too. All too often the power supply adapter is too wide to fit on a multi-plug with other power supplies or plugs.

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Geek


  Reply # 827500 29-May-2013 08:28 Send private message

Similar to reply 825980..

Capability to monitor bandwidth use on an IP/MAC basis for every device that is connected to the Modem. The Modem should show how much of the data is local traffic and how much is outside traffic as well. And finally the device should be able to throttle traffic (comeon Telecom has that technology already heheh) or stop traffic for the specified IP/MAC when imposed limits are reached.


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  Reply # 827505 29-May-2013 08:37 Send private message

raytaylor: 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.


I'd like to suggest that if this is implimented that a seperate standard DC jack is also present for those who don't want/don't understand PoE. [edit] The pass through connector above could have a standard dc jack on it and be supplied with the power supply, no need for two power supplies.

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  Reply # 827506 29-May-2013 08:38 2 people support this post Send private message

PaulBags:
raytaylor: 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.


I'd like to suggest that if this is implimented that a seperate standard DC jack is also present for those who don't want/don't understand PoE.

That or use an internal power supply, with the ability to turn on PoE for any port.

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Geek
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  Reply # 827567 29-May-2013 10:29 3 people support this post Send private message

I'd like to see as much separation of concerns (hardware-wise) as possible. ie: If wifi radio is congested, doesn't cause issues with Internet and/or LAN ports. Dual processor could alleviate this?

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Geek
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  Reply # 827571 29-May-2013 10:33 2 people support this post Send private message

To extend upon others WiFi suggestions:

I'd like the Wifi part to be a "clip-on" module. Where by if users have an arrangement where having both together they can, or they can separate it and connect it using a LAN cable. I know of a lot of homes now where they have a utilities cabinet which is not the ideal spot for wifi to be run from (could become even more of a problem with fibre being run to edge of housing). Wifi should be a separate concern, allowing it to be placed elsewhere but managed by the same device.

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Wannabe Geek
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  Reply # 827579 29-May-2013 10:43 One person supports this post Send private message

QoS that shares available bandwidth by mac address. Prevents on machine on the LAN hogging all the bandwidth. Just like Mikrotik PCQ.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 827689 29-May-2013 12:37 6 people support this post Send private message

Option to participate in the distribution of computing could be implemented.

During the time where the device is idle (i.e. during the night), it could participate in the folding@home project. The folding@home project is to help scientists to find a cure for Alzheimer's, Huntington's, Parkinson's, and many cancers.

More information here: http://folding.stanford.edu/

I have no idea how complicated this could be or whether it's even viable, but it is original and it has merit.

**Please vote for this one. **

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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 827714 29-May-2013 13:36 Send private message

Built in OpenVPN support to allow the entire LAN to route over the VPN, to bypass the DIA filter.

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  Reply # 827767 29-May-2013 14:45 3 people support this post Send private message

A modem bundled with a couple of wireless repeaters. Something that the average Joe can just plug n play and keep a secure connection (ala DECT phones one base unit and a couple of additional handsets)

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Geek
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  Reply # 827803 29-May-2013 15:58 One person supports this post Send private message

a really well featured base unit (with lots of features) that runs and runs and never overheats or runs slow....

but no WIFI, USB3, HDMI, POE etc.. 

I use my own quality wifi, router, media units and just want a solid base unit, that works like a champ when loaded with torrents, youtube etc...

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  Reply # 827862 29-May-2013 16:45 4 people support this post Send private message

The gateway device should have high quality & high performance xDSL modem circuitry. No point in having all these features if your connect speed is sub-par!

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 828044 29-May-2013 22:27 One person supports this post Send private message

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


While I agree in principle with the idea of a voip - the reality is I hae yet to see a modem with vip built in where the voip hasn over heated or clapped out - seperate voip seems to work better than built into the modem - so my vote is negative 1 for voip built in.






nunz

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  Reply # 828052 29-May-2013 22:50 One person supports this post Send private message

Features should be driven by three things in my opinion.

1 - Making an easy to use and robust router for the end client.
2 - Robust IT support features to help deliver an excellent result to the end client.
3 - Features designed to enhance modern usage - not just play things for an uber geek.


1a - Robust
A fast modem, simpleto use interface with a simple web based management tool not reliant on trendy or platform dependent - HTML , not flash, java, silver light, macromedia or any other changing code base.
decent OS built in - maybe linux based, so it can be configured or upgraded to handle glitches.
Removal of atra stuff that could go wrong such as  - No voip built in - they have a bad habit of over heating.
No POE - they tend to burn out. Internal sim card slot NOT A USB slot for 3g stck. they snap and have compatibility issues.
turn off frequency hopping or at least aggrssive frequency hopping. It is too hit and miss in high wireless usage areas.


1b - Easy to use - not too many lights, simple indicators and a really simple front screen that says what is going and what is not. No on off switch - plug it in and it starts. No WDS -  I dont know an average user that uses it. Password (random words and a number) on the bottom with a sticker on top telling you to look under neath to get the password and SSID. 3G fail over turned off by default so Joe average doesnt have to figur eout what 3g fail over means and then figur eout if it is auto fail over or manual fail over or who many missed pings until fail over etc. Plug and play for Joe average.


2 - Robust support. Diagnostics for line checking, decent advanced settings/ status area with decent logging that actually tells you stuff. Remote support - maybe but it opens up a can of penetration /insecurity unless you can only set it off by pushing a button when a technician says so.
LED panel that gives an IP address reading to read to the technician who is trying to connect to do remote support. think of it as WPS for support techs.

3 - Modern usage.
modern net users are normally interested in:
Socaial media - especaily voice and video conferencing.
Gaming / lan and internet
Media streaming - more and more
connecting iphones, ipods, smart phones, etc.
 So
5.8 GHz backbone for device to device streaming (DLNA etc)
2.4 GHz for 'normal connections' N speced with 200-300 MBps minimum.
Decent QOS for video conferencing.
Port to plug in media devices such as storage.
USB print port for those who think wireless printers suck.
At least two SSIDs with the ability to do wireless isolation on one of them nad put the other on the internal lan as trusted.
Device list  on the front screen so you can see who is connected.
Content filtering., White lists, back lists,
Proxy log ons for web users to enforce rules and monitoring.
Other than gamers physical ports are dying out - wireless is the way forward so limit the number of ports - but do make them gigabit.
Ability to actively dump incing and out going packets to a list of spam / advert etc sites.
Twin or ore wireless antennae to improve signal






nunz

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  Reply # 828056 29-May-2013 22:55 Send private message

PaulBags:
PaulBags:
raytaylor: 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.


I'd like to suggest that if this is implimented that a seperate standard DC jack is also present for those who don't want/don't understand PoE.

That or use an internal power supply, with the ability to turn on PoE for any port.


We find routers with ADSL tend to mess up other networks when used as a WAN router. The idea of ADSL and WAN on the same device seems like over kill - having your cake and eating it too.  Also the POE requirement means you need to have a larger power supply which wil burn through power when it is not being used. lastly tHe chance of having a user plug in a non poe device into a live poe circuit gives me the screaming heebies - users are not rocket scientists and f there is a hole it will get filled - adding a power source to that hole is screaming out for trouble.






nunz

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