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amungus
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join:2004-11-26
America

good deal

This is better - at least the tracking part has been removed.

Thank you. I think I'll still hold on to my old WRT 54G with Tomato

ISurfTooMuch

join:2007-04-23
Tuscaloosa, AL

1 recommendation

Yes, but Cisco reserves the right to change the policy at any time, so they can put it back in whenever they like.

But you should worry more about this little gem: In some cases, in order to provide an optimal experience on your home network, some updates may still be automatically applied, regardless of the auto-update setting. So, essentially, Cisco is saying that the auto-update checkbox is just a request that they don't update your firmware, a request that they reserve the right to ignore.

Zach1
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join:2006-11-26
NW Minnesota

2 recommendations

Great! Now it's necessary to place a Cisco home router behind a firewall to avoid the manufacturer screwing with it.
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Zach

bn1221

join:2009-04-29
Cortland, NY
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reply to ISurfTooMuch
But you should worry more about this little gem: “In some cases, in order to provide an optimal experience on your home network, some updates may still be automatically applied, regardless of the auto-update setting.” So, essentially, Cisco is saying that the auto-update checkbox is just a request that they don't update your firmware, a request that they reserve the right to ignore.
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Microsoft does the same thing sometimes. I have my updates to ask before downloading. Once in the middle of a game my machine rebooted and applied updates. Now I block *.microsoft.com on my firewall and only allow it when I want to check myself.

Of course they do this to protect idgits from themselves (at least in their mind)