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Monday, February 26, 2007

LAN Router Config Ideas-- Contribute!

The co-op is looking at a project where we get some funding to have someone create a user interface so members can have more control over the Wireless Nomad wireless router in their home.

If any of you have ideas about what should go into this control panel, ways it should work, features you'd like to see, post below as a comment, so we can get this discussion going. Obviously, this is not a formal process yet, but just a way to get some basic ideas out in the open. In a month or so we will get a wiki set up or something like that, and look for more formal specifications.


Blogger Damien said...

just to get things started...

Some things that have been mentioned are:

-member gets to choose if their wireless network is separated from their wired network (now the default is separated, for security reasons).

-some way of making the router fail into an open mode if the WiFi login breaks for some reason.

-people have mentioned more technical options, but since I'm not a technical guy I don't really follow everything they are asking for. Of course, put all that stuff here, so all you people who know about that stuff can make sure it gets considered and hopefully implemented.

12:11 p.m., March 01, 2007

Anonymous Blaine said...

snmp support - traps on firewall activity (remote scans etc). poll for uptime, basic system stats (load, mem, wan IP, etc.), traffic numbers on wired and wireless segments (for mrtg style reporting)

port forwarding - While I know and use the DMZ address I'd prefer to be able to forward only some ports to a specific server behind the firewall. Essentially being able to use the whole internal subnet as firewalled DMZ.

more when I think of them...

oh, and could someone perchance post the firewall configuration on the router so propeller heads can get a better feel for what it does.


1:38 p.m., March 06, 2007

Blogger Damien said...

good comments... i'll leave it to the tech guys to understand it all, but what i can figure out seems like really good stuff. Users need to be able to control and monitor their connections, and that can start with better control over their hardware.

10:38 a.m., March 08, 2007


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