Broadband Router Comparisons

Michael Thomas mike at
Sun Dec 27 17:58:50 UTC 2015

Nice,  but i want my router to have an android environment itself, not 
just to
be controlled by my phone (which i want as well, of course).

The proximity sensor for app developers would be fun to play with, for 


On 12/27/2015 09:43 AM, Hugo Slabbert wrote:
> ---- From: Michael Thomas <mike at> -- Sent: 2015-12-27 - 08:49 ----
>> 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
>> controller
>> 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
>> central
>> controller. The home router is more ubiquitous though, IMHO.
> Hence:
>> Mike
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