Broadband Router Comparisons

Hugo Slabbert hugo at slabnet.com
Sun Dec 27 17:43:22 UTC 2015


---- From: Michael Thomas <mike at mtcc.com> -- 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: https://on.google.com/hub/

> Mike
>

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