Just read this review on the Core at SmallNetBuilder.
My only comment is that review is dated 04 October 2017. There have been many firmware and app software updates since that review.
Great point peter. Core also has restrictions which do not allow the "average" person to unabated, compromise a network or device whether knowingly or not. Most routers these days will have basically the same hardware with the exception of flash storage or one supports blue tooth while another doesn't. Core has 4GB firmware storage while most others don't come close. Firmware wise that is a lot of room for local storage like settings and logging as well as updating features. Most likely by design as well.
Given the history I have seen with Core, with the DNS issue as an exception, consumer knowledge of the product, its limitations and what was expected of Core compared to the more "open" settings on other consumer brands hit Core hard. Consumer understanding of the limitations concept as the core protection features of Core, caused a lot of issues that could have been abated with better BETA testing before consumer consumption. As well as better DIY documentation for the user and those assisting/supporting. All being said, 2nd Gen Core I am sure will be an industry leader.
Core Gen 2 WTF? How about we get Gen 1 working up to par. The review shows poor wireless performance for the hardware used compared to similar routers
Occam The review site also shows Core ranked #12. I find that seriously misleading. I have a friend living over 100 yards away from me and on my guest network. Environmental factors, how the Core network is setup, other components used all contribute to how any router will perform. This gen Core is far from done rest assured of it. I'm just saying that what I personally see and the performance I get is specific to my location and usage. The next hardware version will only be a far better product.
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