Re: LinkSys WRT54G administration page availble to WAN
To: email@example.com Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2004 15:09:04 -0400
On Tue, 01 Jun 2004 16:43:05 +0200, Steffen Mueller <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> did you check the alternative firmwares available for the Linksys ?
> Great enhancements are available from SVEASOFT.
I haven't looked, but all the same, it's probably insanely great.
The problem is that 95% of the people that buy a Linksys couldn't figure out
how to jump through all the hoops to install it.
Sure, Alan can install it. And probably a few dozen others on the list will be
motivated to do the firmware upgrade. However, if Linksys sold 5 million of
these critters, that leaves 4,999,950 or so with lame defaults....
Consider another example - it's *quite* possible to nail down a Windows box to
drastically tighten the security on it. Why do we still have problems? Because
it isn't that way "out of the box", and users can't/won't do it after unboxing
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