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"Beta tester" issues
I'm moving this to its own thread for comments...
I've been a Norton customer since early DOS days. To the best of my recollection, this is the first hardware they've had. I think we early adopters ARE beta testers. It's almost as if they're learning the hardware business from scratch as opposed to being proactive and ready for this - even though the Core was announced and available for pre-order eight months prior to first shipments.
They seem to have not had returns well prepared, the stealthed ports issue is just wrong, IPV6 is needed, an Ethernet browser interface is needed, no static IP addresses is wrong, USB ports only for a printer makes no sense, customer support is questionable at best, it should be possible to stop broadcast of the SSID, etc.
Many of these functions are and have been available on other routers for years. On the other hand, it's possible that some of these issues are for security reasons but, if so, that needs to be clearly articulated so we all understand what's necessary and what can/needs to be fixed.
The reviews on Amazon are trending well, but the lack of browser interface, static IPs, poor customer support, USB ports for printers only, etc. are causing negative comments that are out there for everyone to read (unlike this Forum which most folks may not be aware of).
The good news is that when it works, it works very well within the limitations mentioned above.
We can only hope Norton is paying attention and fixes these issues (and others that will crop up) in a timely manner or the Core may not last long.