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Topic # 119553 5-Jun-2013 16:28 6 people support this post Send private message

Welcome to the Modem Crowd Sourcing Project Round Two.

When Telecom New Zealand asked me if I our community would be interested in helping shape their next broadband modem/gateway I had no doubts this would be an interesting project.

I know some of you are ready to start contributing, but before you do PLEASE READ THE PROJECT BRIEF BEFORE POSTING. In that page you will find a complete project description, timings, legal stuff and PRIZES!

Please read on to find out how to participate...

Objective:

About 345 features were identified in our first round. Below are the top 15 features as voted by you and other users.

In this round we want to confirm which features should be on top of the list. Each reply in this page is one feature. You can vote in as many as you want by using the [+1] buttons.

The Week of 10th June I will send Telecom the final vote count for ALL features and for these top features. 

How is this going to work?
  • This is the second stage, where we list the top feature ideas as voted by Geekzone users
  • Please vote using [+1] each feature you feel strongly should be in the modem/gateway to be produced by Telecom New Zealand
Prizes:

Read the project brief.

Discussion:

Please post only suggestions in this thread. Follow up all discussions here.




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  Reply # 831068 5-Jun-2013 16:21 277 people support this post Send private message

"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."






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  Reply # 831069 5-Jun-2013 16:21 159 people support this post Send private message

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






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  Reply # 831071 5-Jun-2013 16:22 152 people support this post Send private message

"8x Gigabit ports | 4x above ports PoE"






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  Reply # 831072 5-Jun-2013 16:22 220 people support this post Send private message

"I'd like to see a device that can broadcast two Wifi SSIDs VLAN'd off from each other, and apply restrictions such as blocked sites etc to the second SSID. Could be used to offer wifi to guests without them using it to head off and chew up all your data on Youtube or similar, and keeps their dirty devices away from your clean home (or small business) network. Alternatively could be used to keep kids from accessing naughty sites."






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  Reply # 831073 5-Jun-2013 16:22 126 people support this post Send private message

"WiFi – G/N/AC with option external WiFi powered by PoE port so WiFi can be mounted in roof space / on wall etc."






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  Reply # 831074 5-Jun-2013 16:22 88 people support this post Send private message

"I'd like USB3 connection with DLNA Server built in."







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  Reply # 831075 5-Jun-2013 16:22 158 people support this post Send private message

"VPN Support (OpenVPN, PPTP, IPSec etc)"






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  Reply # 831076 5-Jun-2013 16:23 124 people support this post Send private message

"I'd like to see a rechargeable battery backup so all the laptops, smartphones tablets etc in the house still have Wi-Fi in the event of a power cut. This could be a built in battery li-ion or a slot of 4 Nm-hi AA batteries."






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  Reply # 831077 5-Jun-2013 16:23 65 people support this post Send private message

"A Global DNS (applied to all devices) and a separate DNS setting per IP reserved in the DHCP. This way some devices may use third party DNS for "performance" when accessing content... "






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  Reply # 831078 5-Jun-2013 16:23 230 people support this post Send private message

"Support for 5Ghz wifi as well as 2.4Ghz "






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  Reply # 831079 5-Jun-2013 16:23 64 people support this post Send private message

"A small display on the device itself, showing how much of your data allocation has been used for the month. Either a progress-bar, or an LED readout. Similar to the Net Usage extension for Firefox. "






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  Reply # 831080 5-Jun-2013 16:23 179 people support this post Send private message

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






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  Reply # 831083 5-Jun-2013 16:24 57 people support this post Send private message

"WIfi Spectrum Analyser so you know what Frequencies can be used "






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  Reply # 831084 5-Jun-2013 16:24 106 people support this post Send private message

"Mounting Brackets (like UFB ONTs) or keyholes in back or router so can be mounted easily where a user needs it. "






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  Reply # 831085 5-Jun-2013 16:25 83 people support this post Send private message

"USB – for 3G/4G failover stick"




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