Cisco invades home routers

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  1. IKT

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    http://boingboing.net/2012/07/03/cisco-locks-customers-out-of-t.html

    To the cloud!
     
  2. s3kemo

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    lol @ comments.
     
  3. sugaris

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    what's gives them the right to sell my internet usage stats to someone?? just because I bought a router that has there logo on it? I think this will come back around and bight them hard.

    EDIT: I'm going to apply the DD-WRT thing to mine tonight after the Origin match if i can still see straight! hahahaaha
     
  4. bubblegoose

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    So what happens if you move to a new house with a new internet connection... How do you enter your internet details in order to connect tot he net in the first place? :confused: :lol:
     
  5. tin

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    OK, so having read another article, I see it only effects E2700, E3500, and E4500... I kind of suspected it would only be a small number of home grade models.

    You take it back to where you bought it, and get a different model that isn't effected.
     
  6. f3n1x

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    If its offline it opens up enough configuration to get it back on the internet.
     
  7. dexster

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    hmm... this makes me think i will be going to dd-wrt firmware soooner rather than later...

    but i checked the routers settings, everything seems like before
     
  8. bonox

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    such is the world when you don't own a device, but only license its use.

    Or for the picky, you own the hardware, but not the firmware :)
     
  9. caspian

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    some of us already did.
     
  10. arrow224

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    I'm running an E3000, no issues here.

    I do have remote management disabled, which means remote upgrade is disabled.
     
  11. darken_rahl

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    dd-wrt~

    it's silly to NOT use it
     
  12. dexster

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    e3000 was not one of the models cisco targeted...

    would you know a easy to use guide to flashing the dd firmware ?

    i have 1x wrt-610n and 1x e3000 routers
     
  13. caspian

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    maybe the walkthrough on the page for the router?

    for instance, if I google "ddwrt e3000", the very first link is the page required. and the second link in the menu at the top of the page is "Flashing instructions for the E3000".

    and people wonder why lmgtfy exists...
     
  14. Hive

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    Indeed :thumbup:

     
  15. chewbucca

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    cheeky buggers

    I was actually reading up on a Cisco EA4500 review and I was pretty well sold on it until I read about their Cisco Cloud update.

    source: http://reviews.cnet.com/routers/linksys-smart-wi-fi/4505-3319_7-35190310.html

    Sounds like a ball ache
     

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