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  1. Every router I’ve ever had has a simple “attached devices” screen, even the old 11mbps router I had when I was back in Ohio. Furthermore, I don’t know anybody who keeps their wireless router anywhere it would be easy to check — most people I know have it in a closet or in the garage somewhere.

    that having been said, the router you speak of is really badass, but its features aren’t really new by any means. it just has an extra screen on the unit itself, as opposed to viewing the info in your web browser.

    Comment by tim — 07/19/2007 @ 11:16:05 PM

  2. As is typical with these things, I’m atypical: I don’t have an out-of-the-way place to put such gear. I don’t have it center-stage, but my current equipment is in a spot where it’s not a big deal to peer down and see what’s happening.

    I’d think having the screen on the unit itself is new, or at least more user-friendly. I do turn off the computer sometimes (daily actually), meaning browser-based monitoring isn’t always most convenient.

    I can turn the wireless access point off too, and do if I know for sure it’s not going to be used for several hours; again, it’s located in such a spot where turning it back on is a snap. But it’d be nice to have that screen right there for a quick visual status during times of use.

    Comment by CT — 07/20/2007 @ 09:22:28 AM

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