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    New mesh routers and added router security ideas for 2017

    This is a discussion on New mesh routers and added router security ideas for 2017 within the General Computing and Internet forums, part of the Community channel category; With CES 2017 being a showcase, a lot of new mesh routers are appearing and ready for 2017. Seen quite ...

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      New mesh routers and added router security ideas for 2017

      With CES 2017 being a showcase, a lot of new mesh routers are appearing and ready for 2017.
      Seen quite a bit of the Google Home wifi mesh device online and from fellow work colleagues in the US, but not yet available to buy or use in the UK.
      Looks like Sky were ahead of the field here in the Uk with the introduction of their Mesh network.

      As CES begins there are some interesting new products and ideas appearing this year.
      • Norton Core router adding extra security
      • Linksys mesh router system.


      Twit TV summed it up quite well with where this may be going and I agree about getting the router out of the cupboard for the best wifi enabled streaming environment now, go to 16 minutes 54 seconds in the youtube video;



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      Re: New mesh routers and added router security ideas for 2017

      It all sounds interesting.

      I'm not sure if I'd want the AV running through the router though. I can see a product that the hackers will very quickly be wanting to hack, knowing that behind it will be devices with no AV software.

      Also, for anyone using a portable device, you should always be using AV software. I have on my hone, tablet and laptop.

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      Re: New mesh routers and added router security ideas for 2017

      I think that this is aimed more at the use of IOT devices rather than the run of mill PC or tablet, like ring door bells, baby monitors, thermostats, cctv, smart tvs, etc that will have none, very limited or 'still learning' protection.
      But its an extra step to deter and the more the better in my view.
      We may know what we are doing but most users out there do not and to have it in place by default on them in my view is a better way.
      Very much like phone or tablet sandboxing helps to some extent. But just despair when I see people rooting or jailbreaking their phones/tablets without really knowing what they are doing.

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      Re: New mesh routers and added router security ideas for 2017

      But just found a big thumbs down for the Norton Core router.

      Does Norton Core come with a subscription?
      The Norton Core secure WiFi router comes with a one-year complimentary subscription5 to Norton Core Security Plus. This subscription includes unlimited IoT protection for connected devices, comprehensive parental controls and award-winning Norton Security that can be installed on up to 20 PCs, Macs, smartphones or tablets. There are no restrictions on the number of devices that can connect to Core.

      What happens if I don’t renew my subscription?
      If you don’t renew the Norton Core Security Plus subscription in the second year, Norton Core will continue to function as a high performance router. All network, IoT, and device level security, plus parental control features will be unavailable if the subscription is not renewed.5
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      Re: New mesh routers and added router security ideas for 2017

      That's pants, another monthly fee. I wish my AC3200 had DPI but I'll wait for a decent brand router to provide a few more enterprise level features. I think the NORTON branding should be enough warning for anyone, their software is a terribly coded resource hog and has been for years.

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      Re: New mesh routers and added router security ideas for 2017

      just compile it with dpi support
      i compile my ac88u with no dpi support

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      Re: New mesh routers and added router security ideas for 2017

      Lol, I ain't that clever. Lots of nice looking routers appearing in the near future though.

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      Re: New mesh routers and added router security ideas for 2017

      Quote Originally Posted by coipu View Post
      That's pants, another monthly fee. I wish my AC3200 had DPI but I'll wait for a decent brand router to provide a few more enterprise level features. I think the NORTON branding should be enough warning for anyone, their software is a terribly coded resource hog and has been for years.
      Totally agree about Norton.
      Even with their own additional uninstall procedures, it was a nightmare to remove and as you say a resource hog.
      Not seen it on any users PC for a while thankfully.

      The latest choice for forced 'bloatware' addons and offered by ISPs seems to be McAfee and F-secure now, but does now tend to be optional.
      Not sure how that fares as have never used or installed either.

      Did like McAfee when had to support in an enterprise server environment.
      Never did like Symantec enterprise products, always seemed over engineered.

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      Re: New mesh routers and added router security ideas for 2017

      Asus have a mesh router too

      ASUS HiveSpot & HiveDot Mesh Wi-Fi System

      ASUS HiveSpot & HiveDot Mesh Wi-Fi System is a modular, high-speed wireless mesh-networking system for the home that eliminates Wi-Fi dead spots and dropped connections. With the compact, stylish and easy-to-use ASUS HiveSpot or ASUS HiveDot mesh networking nodes, users can enjoy a single-sign-on Wi-Fi network with seamless and secure whole-home coverage. ASUS HiveSpot is a tri-band AC2134 Wi-Fi device while ASUS HiveDot is a dual-band AC1300 device.

      An ASUS HiveSpot & HiveDot Mesh Wi-Fi System requires a minimum of three nodes, and up to five nodes can be used if needed. Any unit can act as either a router or a slave node: typically, one unit will be configured as a router — connected to the internet via the gigabit WAN port — and the others as slave nodes located throughout the home. Alternatively, one of the nodes can be connected directly to an existing router via a wired gigabit LAN connection. The slave nodes intelligently organize and extend the wireless network for seamless high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the home, without the performance and reliability problems often encountered with traditional router/repeater configurations.

      HiveSpot incorporates seven smart antennas, enabling wide coverage for large homes and offices including multi-floor locations. Combined with ASUS AiRadar beamforming technology, which focuses Wi‑Fi signals towards the connected devices, HiveSpot provides a strong, stable wireless signal at all times. In addition to dual-band AC1300 Wi-Fi, HiveSpot has a third dedicated 5GHz frequency band for up to 867Mbps inter-node communications, ensuring outstanding performance and a whole home blanketed with Wi-Fi.

      Installation and setup is easy via the ASUS Hive mobile app, and a Smart Family Insights function provides intelligent parental controls for monitoring and restricting web access. HiveSpot includes ASUS AiProtection, a commercial-grade network security suite powered by Trend Micro ™ that detects, blocks and neutralizes security threats on home networks before they can reach connected devices.

     

     

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