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  Reply # 826135 27-May-2013 13:11 One person supports this post Send private message

lxsw20: To be eligible for entry into the main prize of a years free broadband of Telecom’s 500GB home broadband package you must enter the competition via the Geekzone Crowd Sourcing forum page before 11.59am on 10th of March 2013 and provide an answer in the specified field

Think the date might be a bit wrong there?

Ah, the device is secretly a tardis, you step inside it and jump back a few months.



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  Reply # 826145 27-May-2013 13:16 Send private message

lxsw20: To be eligible for entry into the main prize of a years free broadband of Telecom’s 500GB home broadband package you must enter the competition via the Geekzone Crowd Sourcing forum page before 11.59am on 10th of March 2013 and provide an answer in the specified field

Think the date might be a bit wrong there?


Fixed, thanks.





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  Reply # 826153 27-May-2013 13:19 Send private message

eXDee:
lxsw20: To be eligible for entry into the main prize of a years free broadband of Telecom’s 500GB home broadband package you must enter the competition via the Geekzone Crowd Sourcing forum page before 11.59am on 10th of March 2013 and provide an answer in the specified field

Think the date might be a bit wrong there?

Ah, the device is secretly a tardis, you step inside it and jump back a few months.


I think someone thinks it is as they have asked for it to look like everyday objects such as vintage telephone or vase.  Can they make it smaller on the outside?




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  Reply # 826158 27-May-2013 13:22 Send private message

eXDee: I just made a list over the weekend, sorta just dumped them all

graemeh: Most of the suggested features so far look like the spec from a Fritz!BOX.

It will be interesting to see which features Telecom end up implementing.

Fritzbox minus its horrible wifi plus tomatoUSB's additional features would be winner of a device.


I'm hoping they use an open source firmware base or make it open source. If you're crowdsourcing the ideas, you may as well open source the project to allow it to grow, improve and expand.


Definitely agree. It should be based on something like OpenWRT, and have 3 external antennae at least.





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  Reply # 826163 27-May-2013 13:26 2 people support this post Send private message

eXDee: 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.


I +1'd this as it is what I was going to post. I would however expand it to include the ability to bandwidth limit internet connection (both up and down) per MAC.

Additionally although it was probably implied the bandwidth metering should be able to distinguish between LAN traffic and internet traffic.

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  Reply # 826171 27-May-2013 13:29 Send private message

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eXDee: 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.


I +1'd this as it is what I was going to post. I would however expand it to include the ability to bandwidth limit internet connection (both up and down) per MAC.

Additionally although it was probably implied the bandwidth metering should be able to distinguish between LAN traffic and internet traffic.

This is what my QoS suggestion later on is intended to include. Not only prioritization, but shaping and limiting as well.

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  Reply # 826215 27-May-2013 13:50 Send private message

I like wasabi2k's third suggestion:


Full DNS/DHCP functionality
local dns zone with manual/dynamic entries, manual editing of zone files if required.
dhcp reservations, client specific configuration, manual editing of dhcpd.conf if required


This is because DHCP reservations make it easier to print to a networked printer.  I think more people should vote for that suggestion.

Note: I have no affiliation with wasabi2k, but I do work for Telecom, but not in the team involved with this project.




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  Reply # 826227 27-May-2013 13:57 One person supports this post Send private message

Just a suggestion :-)

A large amount of posts have multiple ideas in it thus making it impossible to vote for them. Maybe they should be removed thus not swamping the ideas that people are having and get people to make them individually

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  Reply # 826266 27-May-2013 14:14 Send private message

I don't know how easy it will be to implement but how about a button on GZ to sort by upvotes? That way you're able to see the most upvoted items on a thread.




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  Reply # 826274 27-May-2013 14:21 One person supports this post Send private message

It would have been interesting to know who Telecom are really targeting with this new internet gateway, is it lambda customers or super geeks? Because there is no "one size fits all" perfect solution for such devices.

Knowing exactly what class of the population will be targeted with this product (residential/business) will help to get better and more realistic input from the community.



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  Reply # 826288 27-May-2013 14:25 Send private message

LennonNZ: Just a suggestion :-)

A large amount of posts have multiple ideas in it thus making it impossible to vote for them. Maybe they should be removed thus not swamping the ideas that people are having and get people to make them individually


I have been asking people to split their posts and removing those with multiple suggestions.

maxzzz: It would have been interesting to know who Telecom are really targeting with this new internet gateway, is it lambda customers or super geeks? Because there is no "one size fits all" perfect solution for such devices.

Knowing exactly what class of the population will be targeted with this product (residential/business) will help to get better and more realistic input from the community.


Residential. It's a mass market product.





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  Reply # 826290 27-May-2013 14:29 Send private message

maxzzz: It would have been interesting to know who Telecom are really targeting with this new internet gateway, is it lambda customers or super geeks? Because there is no "one size fits all" perfect solution for such devices.

Knowing exactly what class of the population will be targeted with this product (residential/business) will help to get better and more realistic input from the community.


We want it to be easy for your average consumer as well as having features to please the most demanding of geeks out there. If we gave this router to your mother (for example) we'd like her to be able to use some of the features on it. Kind of like the Fritz!Box's do, they have an "Easy" mode as well as a power-user mode. There will be features in there that wouldn't appeal to your average consumer but others will like it.

As always though, since we're launching this as a premium router there will still be your cheap CPE for your average consumer who just want to connect to the internet. Really, go nuts.




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  Reply # 826293 27-May-2013 14:34 Send private message

There seems to be a lot of pipe dreams being brought up that would be highly unlikely* to ever be implemented by Telecom. Why would Telecom support removing all their branding if they are developing the device? Or accessing different profiles for different ISP's to set the device up. Having 8 GigE ports (4 with PoE) would be great, but does the average Telecom user require such extravagance? Full bandwidth control would be great (I've plus one'd a few) but is it achievable in a domestic quality/costed device?

I agree with the sentiment above, knowing who the target audience for the device would be for would help shape appropriate suggestions (answered while typing). Than again do you develop a device that covers the whole spectrum? Powerful enough for business use, yet simple enough for your average Shortland St viewer seeing as this device will likely be given away with a term contract to all customers as is the tradition.

Exciting stuff though.

(* Never say never I guess)

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  Reply # 826316 27-May-2013 14:46 Send private message

eXDee:
lxsw20: To be eligible for entry into the main prize of a years free broadband of Telecom’s 500GB home broadband package you must enter the competition via the Geekzone Crowd Sourcing forum page before 11.59am on 10th of March 2013 and provide an answer in the specified field

Think the date might be a bit wrong there?

Ah, the device is secretly a tardis, you step inside it and jump back a few months.


+1 for tardis, i'd sell my soul for a tardis.













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  Reply # 826325 27-May-2013 14:56 One person supports this post Send private message

Wow, I hope you beefed up the cooling on the server! My inbox is on fire - your servers must be as hot as a blue hypergiant right now!




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