New features & desktop interface to view the local wifi signals nearby
Netgear should develop some add-in capabilities to their already developed router firmware. It would be a relatively easy task for the core developers. Signal detection is already there, the analysis of data transmission--including pinging functions--is already there, and the basic interface platform for most operating systems is already there. What more do they need except for a few graphic functions, i.e., radar representations, real-time speed graphics, etc.?
The main enhancement that I would like to see is the ability to use my wireless router as a device that can 'see' other wifi's that are operating within signal range. Signal strength, estimated distance to a radio emitter, and a few other information categories would make the use of my wifi router feel a little more secure, rather than operating it blindly from a stable location.
I could add a USB wireless adapter, or use an android type device to get the same information, but wouldn't it be nice if my Netgear wireless router could see what a $29 wireless tablet can see?
As a business proposition, the added capabilities could provide a far-greater return via marketplace competitiveness through sales than the relatively minor costs associated with the development of firmware code.
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