Broadband Router Comparisons

Michael Thomas mike at
Sun Dec 27 16:49:11 UTC 2015

On 12/26/2015 11:37 PM, Mikael Abrahamsson wrote:
> Providing security updates is just a cost, there is no upside, because 
> these boxes sit in a closet, unloved until they stop working, and 
> they're thrown out and replaced by a new unloved box that goes into 
> the closet until it stops working again.

IMO, this is the real problem, but there's a real opportunity. Routers 
are for most
people the only things which:

1) are always on
2) have internet connectivity

Which is pretty cool if you need something that is, oh say, a central 
for your home. Put a headless Android in it, allow 3rd party apps, water the
lawn with it. Love ensues.

This is, I imagine, why Google bought Nest: they want to be that home 
controller. The home router is more ubiquitous though, IMHO.


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