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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
11/6/2018 1:25:07 PM
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Modern homes
> "The average home today has more than ten connected devices..."

So true... it's a pain to manage a home network now. I almost need to hire an IT department to keep my home running efficiently and securely.

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afwriter
afwriter
11/7/2018 10:40:03 PM
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Re: Modern homes
@Mhhf1ve I was about to argue that this couldn't be true, but then I started counting up all my devices in my head and laughed at my naivete. 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
11/8/2018 1:04:11 PM
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Re: Modern homes
> " then I started counting up all my devices ..."

I'm just laughing quietly thinking about how many devices are connected during holidays like Thanksgiving and Xmas when teenagers all have phones that they're staring at.... :P

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afwriter
afwriter
11/8/2018 5:50:13 PM
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Re: Modern homes
It is a nightmare trying to get any work done over the holidays because my mother-in-law's network just can't handle the number of devices that flood her home. 

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DonBrowne
DonBrowne
11/9/2018 8:12:20 AM
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Re: Modern homes
It's always interesting to me to see that " consumers rank reliability, speed and low latency as the top three most important attributes in a network." That reliability issue probably would come farther down the list if providers had better reliability to begin with I would suspect.

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batye
batye
11/9/2018 11:40:03 AM
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Re: Modern homes
@mhhf1ve for me it a scarry reality as what if you have one new infected device joing home network ???

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DonBrowne
DonBrowne
11/18/2018 7:04:14 PM
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Re: Modern homes
That is an interesting scenario if one gets a hacked or intruder into their home system and just how long it might take one to realize a problem. Multiply that by millions and there is certainly some concrn over how to increase security in home devices commonly bought off the shelf.

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Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
11/21/2018 4:53:54 AM
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Re: Modern homes
It's a real problem when the network can't handle certain -normal today- number of devices. Every reasonable person has a minimum of two devices working simultaneously. If you are in a house, like in your case, with several aduts wanting to get some work done, plus a few kids perhaps wanting to do their important stuff you get a very slow network. This is something that service providers should fix according to the demands of today's lifestyle. 

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Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
11/21/2018 4:20:11 PM
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Re: Modern homes
" ... working from home can save people between $2,000 to $6,500 a year." 

How much does a company save when employees work from home? That would also be interesting to know. Just like with the BYOD programs, enterprises are saving a considerable amount of money when people work from home. All in all, everyone wins. 

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afwriter
afwriter
11/22/2018 12:32:42 AM
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Re: Modern homes
Within an hour of being at my MIL for Turkey Day I was already annoyed with how slow everything was moving. The problem is, not everyone is even here yet. Maybe its a sign that I should take a break, or maybe you are right and providers should anticipate and react to surges like this like they do with big sporting events.

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