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I cannot recommend the Core until major bugs are fixed
I have been working in the forum since I installed my Core. It has major problems and no solution has been presented in the forums.
Problem 1: Instructions on setting up the Core emphasize setting the modem up in bridge mode but there is no provision in the Core software to login into an internet service provider if the modem is in bridge mode. Service with Comcast/Xfinity requires a login in. If i place the modem in bridge mode, the modem will not perform the internet login. The login information must be provided by the router which the Core does not do. This is a major fault. It means I have two routers on my system, even if the only connection to the modem is the Norton Core. Second, Norton makes a big deal about the security score .... it's a major marketing point ... but the score is diminished by the simple fact there are two routers on the system. This is bad design, bad messaging and bad marketing.
Problem 2: The Core crashes and does not automatically reboot. I have to reboot the Core manually each time this happens. This is not only a nuisance but is potentially a major security issue, especially if a user has installed wifi security systems. Firmware _193 does not fix this problem. This is a fatal flaw.
Problem 3: This is merely a nuisance but Norton can do much better. The Core application, at least my Core application, crashes when I attempt to change the time zone. I am on App Version 1.22. This is a minor problem but is very annoying.
I was sold on the security concept underlying the Core. I would like a browser based management tool but the application interface is good and for most consumers, way more than adequate. However, until these problems are corrected, I would advise against using the Core.