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  Reply # 832303 7-Jun-2013 14:26 Send private message

greven: 
Putting all that information on the login page is a brilliant idea.  So obvious, but I never would have thought of it myself.

I would like to see the internet IP address on that status page though - I think a lot of small businesses with static IP addresses will be using this router.


That's actually a *very* good point! :)

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  Reply # 832320 7-Jun-2013 15:09 Send private message

My only suggestion (that would incorporate pretty much all of the ones posted) is that the device run pfsense.

It wouldnt be too hard to get a run of ~$300 machines which were SFF, low power, had the requisite wifi/ethernet ports and could run this.



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  Reply # 834241 11-Jun-2013 14:32 Send private message

Hello folks

I have passed the last count to Telecom. On behalf of the team I'd like to thank everyone who participated in these discussions, suggested ideas and voted.

I was told that this week they are working on those and while there's no confirmation yet, it could well be that we end up with two or more devices: a basic router and high end version with other gateway functionality. This was first rumoured on NBR.

I will get an update from Telecom late this week about the project and post in a new thread. I will also get more information on the trial itself and winners to post.




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  Reply # 834271 11-Jun-2013 15:30 Send private message

freitasm: I was told that this week they are working on those and while there's no confirmation yet, it could well be that we end up with two or more devices: a basic router and high end version with other gateway functionality. This was first rumoured on NBR.


So all my bleating didn't fall on deaf ears it would seem? Kudos to Telecom.

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  Reply # 834459 11-Jun-2013 20:40 Send private message

freitasm: I was told that this week they are working on those and while there's no confirmation yet, it could well be that we end up with two or more devices: a basic router and high end version with other gateway functionality. This was first rumoured on NBR.


"VoIP doesn't have a chance in heck". Well then might I suggest neither does telecom. VoIP is the future of telephony and seemingly is a requirement of UFB, to come to the party late would be a mistake for telecom.


Also I hope the basic router has the advanced per user bandwidth monitor & quota. Oh well, wait and see I guess.

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  Reply # 834483 11-Jun-2013 21:13 Send private message

"VoIP doesn't have a chance in heck". I sure hope Telecom don't agree with that reporter.

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  Reply # 837076 14-Jun-2013 23:04 Send private message

freitasm: Hello folks

I have passed the last count to Telecom.


Any idea when we might hear something back?



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  Reply # 837144 15-Jun-2013 10:31 Send private message

They've been working this week and I expect sometime later next week or week after.

Early this coming week I will draw the winner for the prizes and inform Telecom. I will then contact the winners and pass the information they need.




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  Reply # 838917 18-Jun-2013 20:51 Send private message

Jon:
Put a firewalled telecom wifi hotspot onto the router which piggybacks the homeowners physical line using the existing connection but not the account.

Rules/Caveats/Benefits:

Each hotspot would be available to all Telecom home broadband customers and or mobile customers (either additional cost or contributes to cap)
Only uses connection capacity that the home owner isn't using (ie. your line might be capable of 15Mbps but you use this only 20% of the time. 80% of the time could be used to serve the wifi hotspot.
Obviously doesn't use the home owners data cap
Usage could offset your bill for the month (trying to think of a way to offset power/maintenance costs for the home owner)?
Massive increase in available bandwidth for telecom in lots of places, could enable wifi calling, and offloading from cell towers.
Adds resilience to the network
How robust would the hardware need to be to scale this?

I believe this has or is being trialled/used in other places. Very similar to the Tomizone approach, but obviously at an ISP level.

Jon


Looks like Comcast stole the idea I put up...

http://www.twincities.com/ci_23464337/free-and-open-wi-fi-public-twin-cities

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