blackice

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Just got the promo email for the new Gryphon Guardian. Looks as if it’s going to be a lower spec version that is more affordable, but compatible with the original. A good call on their part.

$119 for
1800sqft coverage
2x2 mu-mimo
And I’m assuming a less powerful chip
 
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Kubla

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I like this "Gryphon® Guardian will be mesh compatible with your original Gryphon" it will make it less expensive to create a mesh network.

I signed up for that 40% discount so I can test this out.
 

DeepWeb

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I hope there will be a way to connect it to non-traditional modems. Need it to connect to my mobile hotspot which does not have an Ethernet connection. :cry:
 

Umbra

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this kind of router are useless in our modern days, most people (in decent modern countries) uses Fiber modem/box which have proprietary IPTV and other features, not even saying configurations settings, that this kind of router cant handle... unless you still uses ADSL lol .
And what the point of a uber-secured router if the modem can be compromised easily...
Another hyped toy for rich people.
 
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Cortex

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this kind of router are useless in our modern days, most people (in decent modern countries) uses Fiber modem/box which have proprietary IPTV and other features, not even saying configurations settings, that this kind of router cant handle... unless you still uses ADSL lol .
And what the point of a uber-secured router if the modem can be compromised easily...
Another hyped toy for rich people.
I've always considered the UK to be reasonably modern, though partially due to having one of the if not the oldest phone networks in existence the majority of people still use a hybrid fibre copper system called BT Infinity. The concept actually is similar to ADSL but gives a much faster throughput.

Another system using similar idea is called G-Fast (bit of a stop-gap) which gives around 350 Meg or so - Because the last 100 metes or so is copper a decent router could be considered a must. New premises of course are using FTTP (up to a gig) & it's also being rolled out thorough the UK but for now a decent router is worthwhile - I use a Gryphon.
 
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oldschool

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I thought UK would, like in France, went full fiber (at least in major urban areas).
Not even in most of the U.S.. Rural areas suffer the most. Some high $$$ demographic areas have it. It's coming here slowly and is expensive. We're basically living in the an evolutionary variant of a 3rd world country. We were unable to stream video 2 days this week for some as yet unknown reason. Like 1999 all over again. (Sorry for the rip-off Prince! :LOL:)

Note: The term 3rd World is outmoded now as many countries formerly dubbed as such have surpassed U.S. in some (maybe many!) categories. Transportation, roads, infrastructure, etc. here pretty much suck unless you have loads of $$$.

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Umbra

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Not even in most of the U.S.. Rural areas suffer the most. Some high $$$ demographic areas have it. It's coming here slowly and is expensive. We're basically living in the an evolutionary variant of a 3rd world country. We were unable to stream video 2 days this week for some as yet unknown reason. Like 1999 all over again. (Sorry for the rip-off Prince! :LOL:)

Note: The term 3rd World is outmoded now as many countries formerly dubbed as such have surpassed U.S. in some (maybe many!) categories. Transportation, roads, infrastructure, etc. here pretty much suck unless you have loads of $$$.

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Yes I llved one year in US decades ago, and have some US friends, the current situation, at least technologically speaking is so bad. Unbelievably Limited phone/internet plan, overpriced hardware, etc...

In Vietnam, I just pay a one time 10usd for 2gb 4G plan a day, so 60gb for 1month. Internet is unlimited. Phones are all sold unlocked.

Sadly in US and some others, people are milked for what they shouldnt.
 
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Cortex

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@Cortex I thought UK would, like in France, went full fiber (at least in major urban areas). Even in the south-east Asian country im living now, we have fiber. In your case, it should be worthwhile. So you connect directly to the gryphon, not to a modem first?
Not direct the cable comes in the house as a copper twisted pair, then it's filtered to separate the phone from the higher frequency internet, this goes into a whats called a fibre modem but of cause it isn't a modem. This then gives an Ethernet output that goes to the Gryphon.

I had a few issues as my ISP uses a name/password ppoe & the Gryphon had issues connecting until it has the name/password to the phone so I ended up connecting the Gryphon to the old router/modem combined output then I could add the name/password in the app & used the fibre modem.
I could not get a connection any other way despite some time, maybe there is another way? I did use the option to add ppoe (2 million times) but it never did connect despite using different phones etc? Though OK now - Still sorting the options out as only had it a few days but far far more secure than the TP-Link 2800! - I put ESET on max, no issues yet. Government are really pushing FTTP now but it will be a couple of years here I think unless you have £££sss.

Not many years a close relative lived in Florida they & still used more or less the same system as I have though speeds were dreadful & unreliable despite the ISP guys coming out, who just replaced cables that were OK - And just last year in California system wasn't good, hard to believe that.

Edit: Gryphon quite brilliant I feel :)
 
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Umbra

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I expected the gryphon (for that price) to be more flexible and have easy setup to be used as a modem-router.
My point above was you can have a ubersafe router behind the modem but if the modem is compromised (aka MITM), the router become irrelevant.
I'm not a network specialist so I may lack some technicalities, but it is how I see it.