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kickass69

join:2002-06-03
Lake Hopatcong, NJ
reply to Jackarino

Re: New Router?

Eh, I personally wouldn't want my router to have 'cloud' capability to be accessible anywhere. I'd turn that stuff off in a heartbeat. Worse yet they're forcing this 'update' automatically just like Cisco. Just opens the door to this situation:

Cisco Pushes New Cloud Firmware Without Customer Approval
Then Informs You They Can Track and Sell Network Data

»Cisco Pushes New Cloud Firmware Without Customer Approval

On top of this from the Cisco story: "Annoyed users note that the update won't let consumers directly log into their routers anymore"

Optimum better rethink forcing cloud based management of their routers like this.

majortom1029

join:2006-10-19
Lindenhurst, NY
kudos:1
I have one of those cloud routers. I have the regular firmware on it but tried the cloud router. You can still login to the webpage locally with the cloud router.

people also have to keep in mind that with opendns or googles dns server they know everything you do on the web also.

My problem with ciscos new firmware was it actually decreased what was configurable with the router. Not the general cloud part.