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DonBrowne
DonBrowne
1/14/2019 8:41:49 AM
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Re: Open the Mesh
Yes, those smart speaker don't use much, but the newer generation of smart screens that Amazon, Google and now Facebook are promoting are going to to take up considerably more bandwiths and being probably "always" will tend to make things even more problematic for homes with lots of other devices running at the same time.

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JohnDrake
JohnDrake
12/31/2018 1:37:05 PM
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Re: Open the Mesh
I have to say those smart speakers don't seem to take up much bandwidth. Video, on the other hand, really weighs down a network if it is transmitted in very high resolution.

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michelle
michelle
12/30/2018 2:37:58 PM
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Re: Open the Mesh
Excellent point! This year's gift-giving season may be a test for ISPs. I suspect they have been flush with support requests from customer who may not have considered whole house wifi coverage before now.

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DonBrowne
DonBrowne
12/30/2018 2:01:43 PM
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Re: Open the Mesh
Getting to place where all those devices and after this gift giving season, boat loads of smart speakers and Google, Amazon and Facebook video screens to take all your commands at will, there's going to be a demand for wifi that 'just works' anywhere in the house, without dropping out or lagging. That's where an open mesh system should shine.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
12/28/2018 7:39:00 AM
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Re: Speakers + cameras
OMG, that sounds pretty scary and a bit extreme to me.

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DonBrowne
DonBrowne
12/24/2018 12:58:09 PM
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Re: Speakers + cameras
Yes, security may be a big issue for customers as recent news reports indicate the possibility of hackers getting access to home security cameras and one report shows the hacker actually talking to the victim and warning to change passwords. Pretty scary stuff.

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DonBrowne
DonBrowne
12/7/2018 10:58:32 AM
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Re: Open WiFi projects...
Those "open " wifi connections I"ve seen  by Comcast/Xfinity seem like a good idea to enable lots more open connections but seem a bit clumsy with the required account needed or pay by the time or bandwith and the not nearly universal yet connections available in more rural or even suburban neigh borhoods but would seem to be an alternative to 5G installations in some areas.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
12/3/2018 1:47:12 PM
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Open WiFi projects...
There used to be several WiFi startups working on WiFi mesh networks that "anyone" could log into on the go... but the limitations of using open spectrum seems to have killed off many of them. The next generation of those startups seemed to try to bill themselves as "airbnb for WiFi" by letting people open up their home WiFi routers to random strangers in return for some pocket change.... 

Will 5G make all of these efforts useless? 

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
11/30/2018 10:36:46 PM
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Re: Speakers + cameras
@freehe: To be fair, of course, it's a matter of risk assessment. Sure, there's upfront cost versus cost IF a breach or other problem happens. But you have to factor into that latter cost the probability of it happening combined with the organization's risk appetite/tolerance.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
11/30/2018 4:31:48 PM
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Re: Speakers + cameras
@Joe:

Can't agree to more. Security got to be the key bottleneck that needs to be passed through to get going in the path. That tight measure hopefully would help these bussing companies to take a step back and work on proper security details before rushing into delivering their products just to be first ones in the market.

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