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Kudos0

sell me on Core

I have Mac and Windows machines will Core protect both?

Is Core easy to set up?

I do not have a sophisticated cellphone will  I have trouble  setting up Core?

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Kudos0

Re: sell me on Core

We are not here to sell anything. But I will try to answer your questions.

Yes the core device will protect all devices connected to it. PCs, Mac, mobile devices, and all the home automation you can handle.

The Core should be easy to set up, but no one has seen the device or the app yet, so we will have to wait and see.

Not sure what you mean by an unsophisticated cell phone. As long as it is a smart phone that can download and run apps, it will be sufficient for the Core setup.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: sell me on Core

 As long as it is a smart phone that can download and run apps, it will be sufficient for the Core setup.

Perhaps something like the one I have -- Huawei U8652 -- which is only upgraded to Android 2.3.6 which is generations out of date but works for what I need. 

It says it has access to Android Market for apps etc but I've never tried that.

Hugh
Kudos0

Re: sell me on Core

Most Norton apps for Android require at least Android 4.2.x. I would suggest that that would be the minimum you would want.

I am able to buy a pre paid cell phone with Android v 5 for $120.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: sell me on Core

That's why I posted what I did.

The OP may not want to add $120 to his cost of Core just to be able to use it when, as in my case, my smartphone, which is smarter than I am, does all I need a phone for when I have a tablet for more demanding non-phone needs.

Norton really needs to think this control approach again.

Hugh
Kudos0

Re: sell me on Core

peterweb:

Not sure what you mean by an unsophisticated cell phone. As long as it is a smart phone that can download and run apps, it will be sufficient for the Core setup.

Hi Peter,

I think we're getting close to "rubber meeting the road" time - which also means that it's time for cards on the table too...

FWIW;  I think that the OP asking as to what would/will be actually required in terms of "additional (not included) equipment" in order to use the Core to be a highly legitimate and reasonable question indeed...

IMHO; Symantec's ongoing election to "hold back" on most of (what I'd consider) the more "important" details (about Core - even for their pre-order customers) has been at best tedious.

But in any case...

I have (was issued, by my employer) one of the "other things" smartphones -- You know, one of those that's not new Android or new IOS, and sometimes referred to as the "we don't like to discuss them very much" children of the smartphone industry? In my case this child happens to be a Microsoft/Nokia "Windows Mobile" based Smartphone (specifically a WMv8.1 OS equipped Lumia 920).

Okay - So now here's the deal --- Now, nor ever, do I, nor will I, have any plans or entertainments on the idea of needing to buy, let alone activate (for personal use) an "additional" Smartphone just so I may control and monitor a home router.  And besides, my employer will not allow any Android or IOS based cellular devices to be utilized at the various locations which I'm at times sent to - so that "option" is definitely out.

However - I do own and use a personal (non-cellular version) Samsung Tablet (running Android 7.x, aka Nougat) which I can and occasionally do tether to the Lumia's Wi-Fi Hotspot (when not restricted).

So - In (what I'd consider) a sad election if Norton was to opt for orphaning Windows Mobile users (from being able to control their Core routers via an App they provide in Windows Store), then at least (hopefully) my Android Tablet + WinPhone tether idea would still be a viable alternative for accessing the Core via Norton's Android App?

If not - well, you know...

Cheers!

John

Kudos1 Stats

Re: sell me on Core

John

Your tablet should be able to control the Core on its own. It is probably a Wifi connection that is used to access the Core device.  

Hugh

The OP has to check the Android version of their phone, if it is a smartphone, and realize that they will probably need at least V 4.2 or later to be able to access the Core. If they are unwilling to upgrade to something like that, then, unfortunately the Core device is not for them at this time.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: sell me on Core

The OP has to check the Android version of their phone, if it is a smartphone, and realize that they will probably need at least V 4.2 or later to be able to access the Core. If they are unwilling to upgrade to something like that, then, unfortunately the Core device is not for them at this time.

That's what I was hoping you would point out to the OP since I thought it might be relevant, based on my experience with my own smartphone although not in this area.

I am never going to use Core or any of the similar devices to interfere with my life! 

Hugh

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