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  Reply # 831195 5-Jun-2013 18:53 Send private message

Reading through the 15 options to vote on, I am somewhat disheartened (but that's just me) that "NAS" feature didn't seem to make it's way into any of the options to vote on.

Either be it via the existing USB port but have a NAS function that gives you reasonable throughput, or via a (e)SATA port with a 2.5" disk inside or whatever you wanted to plug into the box.

Must be just me to want to have fewer devices powered on all the time (I would be super stoaked if I could just have one power brick in my roof powering the single xDSL device).  I'm quite interested at a personal geeky level to see how the voting goes :).




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  Reply # 831197 5-Jun-2013 18:55 Send private message

I guess the USB + DLNA option is a kind of NAS... But I agree.






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  Reply # 831198 5-Jun-2013 18:57 One person supports this post Send private message

Obviously we will discuss the list and the Telecom folks might even have something already covering some of those features. Some are things we come to expect in modern gateways, some aren't.

I was in Auckland yesterday and had a chat with the project owner about the list. More to come folks!




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  Reply # 831199 5-Jun-2013 18:59 One person supports this post Send private message

freitasm: Obviously we will discuss the list and the Telecom folks might even have something already covering some of those features. Some are things we come to expect in modern gateways, some aren't.

I was in Auckland yesterday and had a chat with the project owner about the list. More to come folks!


I thought it was an interesting mix of software and hardware requests.

Funny that something like open source firmware didn't make the list.

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  Reply # 831202 5-Jun-2013 19:02 2 people support this post Send private message

I'm kind of disappointed with how many "Techy only" features there are, that the *vast* majority of people will absolutely never use, consider, or even know exists.

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  Reply # 831203 5-Jun-2013 19:03 Send private message

Also interesting is the similarity between these:

"View and limit how much data each flatmate can use per month. You can also group each of the flatmates devices as one user. "

"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."

And the difference in the voting numbers.

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  Reply # 831255 5-Jun-2013 20:32 One person supports this post Send private message

I would really love the track usage by MAC or IP. This would be excellent IMO.




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  Reply # 831276 5-Jun-2013 20:52 Send private message

jonherries: Also interesting is the similarity between these:

"View and limit how much data each flatmate can use per month. You can also group each of the flatmates devices as one user. "

"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."

And the difference in the voting numbers.

Jon

Wording can mean a lot, for example i mentioned to have minimum of dual band wireless N, earlier on the thread, but "2.4ghz and 5ghz" gets the votes.

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  Reply # 831283 5-Jun-2013 20:57 One person supports this post Send private message

I'm really surprised to see the usage meter is the highest voted at the moment given the big data caps these days.

A common issue I find is routers not being located in a good place for wifi - so I like the idea of a 'detachable' wifi access point all configured through the single device (with option to add another if needed)

The best idea though is the battery backup option - a charger and UPS circuit
(even just a little socket on the back you can plug a 12V cell into).
I currently have a picoUPS with a couple of DC to DC converters/charge controller just to do this because I really don't want to use a traditional UPS (230v to DC then back to 230v)

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  Reply # 831306 5-Jun-2013 21:27 One person supports this post Send private message

eXDee:
jonherries: Also interesting is the similarity between these:

"View and limit how much data each flatmate can use per month. You can also group each of the flatmates devices as one user. "

"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."

And the difference in the voting numbers.

Jon

Wording can mean a lot, for example i mentioned to have minimum of dual band wireless N, earlier on the thread, but "2.4ghz and 5ghz" gets the votes.


Yep and if you look at round one OpenWRT features a number of times with varying vote counts:)




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  Reply # 831320 5-Jun-2013 21:34 One person supports this post Send private message

Yeah, I'm not sure some of the Round One features were consolidated properly. Just looking at Round Two, to me three of the top fifteen features are exactly the same feature. (With only a single variation in one of them -- albeit a significant one in terms of hardware design.)

I suspect some different features would have made this round if their (unique) votes had been consolidated instead of being divided between multiple similar entries.

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  Reply # 831333 5-Jun-2013 21:59 Send private message

jonherries:
Funny that something like open source firmware didn't make the list.

Jon


And yet the features that are requested are actually covered by most of the open source router options (OpenWRT, DD-WRT, Tomato etc)

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  Reply # 831337 5-Jun-2013 22:04 Send private message

nzkc: 
And yet the features that are requested are actually covered by most of the open source router options (OpenWRT, DD-WRT, Tomato etc)

I noticed that too.



Take something like the TP-Link TL-WR1043ND running Gargoyle firmware, add an ADSL / VDSL port to it, and *BAM*, you've got like almost everything that people have been asking for :D

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  Reply # 831357 5-Jun-2013 22:30 Send private message

ahmad: I would really love the track usage by MAC or IP. This would be excellent IMO.


I'd like to be able to use any of a number of identifiers: interface, subnet, VLAN, a defined group of MAC addresses. I'd like to be able to link it to a quota system. Dynamic quotas for guest devices, identified by unknown MAC addresses or by using a specific interface or VLAN, should be able to be tracked too; and be able to be given a limited quota. So say someone stays over with their laptop and starts downloading stuff or hitting youtube heavily, they get Xgb for a period of time, say Ndays. Over the cap they either get throttled and/or limited connections*, or cut off completely; after the time their quota resets.

Oh, and I'd like to be able to differentiate between wan and lan traffic.

Hmm, maybe the ability for one user to donate to/share their bandwidth with another? Flatmate gives their guest some bandwidth etc.


Overkill? Maybe. A token bandwidth meter per mac would be nice just to eliminate running bitmeter, not to mention you wouldn't have to trust someone elses count. But it could be a much more useful tool, so why shouldn't it be?

 

*(perhaps a convenient way to stifle bittorrent traffic)

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  Reply # 831361 5-Jun-2013 22:37 2 people support this post Send private message

ChillingSilence: I'm kind of disappointed with how many "Techy only" features there are, that the *vast* majority of people will absolutely never use, consider, or even know exists.


I would have to agree... I suspect that most of the techies would not even use a Telco supplied modem in any case. The success of this initiative is going to be driven from the mass market who are non techie mums & dads who will want something simple to setup and administer , throw a couple of whizz bang features like being able to allocate data or time allowances to the kids and done.


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