Cisco/Linksys all up in your business...


  • WafflesAndRootbeerWafflesAndRootbeer Member Posts: 555
    What the heck....?! Something like this should be all over the place and this is the first I hear of it?!
  • AldurAldur Juniper Moderator Member Posts: 1,460
    wow, that's pretty underhanded
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  • HypntickHypntick Member Posts: 1,451 ■■■■■■□□□□
    Heard this on the ISD podcast, pretty crappy move on their part. At the very least set it as an opt-in.
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  • higherhohigherho Member Posts: 882
    This stuff should be taken to court. Seriously, you spend money on the product the product is yours to do whatever you want. However, if you sign up for a service (such as the cloud) then I can see them being a bit stricter. This stuff is getting a little out of hand.
  • WafflesAndRootbeerWafflesAndRootbeer Member Posts: 555
    I guess rolling your own router or gateway server is looking better by the month.
  • DevilryDevilry Member Posts: 668
    Now that is just creepy..
  • QordQord Senior Member Member Posts: 632 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Just another reason to move over to ddwrt or tomato.
  • petedudepetedude Member Posts: 1,510
    Qord wrote: »
    Just another reason to move over to ddwrt or tomato.

    Or set up a PC as a router. :D
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  • kevozzkevozz Member Posts: 305
    chaser7783 wrote: »
    Mentioned it here last week.
    This has been known for about two weeks now.

    I figured it was. Every search term I tried with Cisco came back with too many related terms message so I just posted it.

    Next time BUMP IT!
  • kevozzkevozz Member Posts: 305
    petedude wrote: »
    Or set up a PC as a router. :D

    Are you currently doing this? What are your suggestions?
  • elderkaielderkai Member Posts: 279
    ESR made a post about it today.

    Cisco provides a lesson

    Ugly stuff. If I can't install DD-WRT or Tomato on a router for my next purchase, I'm not going to get it.
  • WafflesAndRootbeerWafflesAndRootbeer Member Posts: 555
    kevozz wrote: »
    Are you currently doing this? What are your suggestions?

    You find an ass-kicking mini-itx board and case, preferably low-power netbook/nettop CPU/APU, and roll it together with some Linux and you have yourself a home gateway router/server. They have server boards that are ideal for it.
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  • MAC_AddyMAC_Addy Member Posts: 1,740 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Like Qord said; another reason to use DD-WRT or tomato. I haven't personally used tomato, but I run DD-WRT at home so that things like this won't ever happen. Though, most ISP's can monitor your outgoing traffic.
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  • onesaintonesaint Member Posts: 801
    +1 for DD-WRT

    For the outgoing traffic monitoring, I noticed the other day that TWC was monitoring my search requests and offering "search help" when a url/search term wasn't found. Essentially, they are monitoring all of my traffic so they can offer me a "service." Keep your service. I'm proxying through a VPS from now on.
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  • PristonPriston Member Posts: 999 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I've got the EA4500 and this didn't happen to me. I'm guessing this only happened to the people who used the software CD that comes with the router?

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