FBI Would Like Your Help, With Your Router

Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire and his writing website Yonder and Home. Andrew is the host of Heard Tell podcast.

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4 Responses

  1. Michael Cain says:

    Our Comcast-provided cable modem/router/wifi device normally runs off a small UPS. Once per month or so I power-cycle the bugger in order to allow it to go through a firmware update cycle. It changes surprisingly often. Firmware also includes various low-level DOCSIS settings, which regularly include download speed upgrades. After I cycled it the last time, our download speed jumped from 125 Mbps to 175.

    To be honest, I’d prefer that they offer some of the older slower speeds at a discounted price. We’re not big streamers, or gamers, and even though there are lots of devices on the household network, our peak bit rate is probably well below that.Report

  2. Oscar Gordon says:

    I try to remember to check for updates and reboot my router about one a month as well. Just good practice.Report

  3. dragonfrog says:

    This seems like it would be more in line with the NSA’s mandate to protect the USA’s information systems and networks.

    Perhaps they’re too busy deliberately weakening everyone’s information systems and networks.Report