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mhhfive
mhhfive
2/6/2019 1:40:21 PM
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Re: Buy, don't rent
The buy vs rent difference has been made somewhat obsolete, I thought. The maintainance of hardware is now mostly software updates -- so does it matter that much if you rent vs buy? I suppose if you're not allowed to update your rented hardware yourself? 

I also guess you could buy your own more secure hardware -- but from whom? Is there are manufacturer that is significantly more trustworthy than others? 

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batye
batye
2/3/2019 9:58:22 PM
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Re: Buy, don't rent
@LarryLoeb  with Routers you never know some people upgrade them every year, some people keep updating firmware and security paches from the Router Manf. some security Experts say if Router build in the ISP modem it secure... some say it less secure than a good router from the store... 

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batye
batye
2/3/2019 9:55:35 PM
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Re: Buy, don't rent
@Michelle  I do not trust my cable modem... much less is rented router... I try to us my own Cable modem but ISP said no to it... 

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batye
batye
2/3/2019 9:54:10 PM
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Re: Damage
@ms.akkineni  yes you are right where is a big possibility of it... 

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LarryLoeb
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2/1/2019 8:13:09 AM
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Re: Buy, don't rent
@Michelle

Router support at the ISP level is rather opaque. I suppose a case cpould be made for a user to claim damages against an ISP if they fail to give needed support.

But, if an individual takes over that problem by using their own router they also own the task of supporting it.

 

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Michelle
Michelle
1/31/2019 10:02:54 PM
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Buy, don't rent
Yet another compelling reason to purchase your own router rather than rent from an ISP. I have wondered what sort of control or support was available for rented routers. 

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
1/31/2019 8:20:39 PM
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Re: Damage
Based on my understanding i believe user's private information that got through could become vulnerable.

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TaimoorZubair
TaimoorZubair
1/31/2019 2:19:34 PM
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Damage
@Larry: What kind of a damage is possible after gaining access to the router's configuration files. Can the attacker bypass the WPS encryption and possibly intercept and decrypt the traffic as well? Is ther user's private information at risk here?

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