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      Creator SECURIFI about 20 hours ago

      @David - Most modems should work, we haven't seen any real issues so far, but we'll try to provide a proper list in the coming weeks.

      @Jordan - One of our developer backers reported that it works just fine in his 2,500 square foot home and the final units will have better range than the beta/developer units as we've improved the Wi-Fi performance and are still tweaking things to make it better.

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      Creator Daniel 1 day ago

      @Jordan, do you have a big house? I would just use a router and modem then go from there. If router is not reaching other side of the house then I would get a range extender.

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      Creator Jordan Budisantoso 1 day ago

      Kind of a noob question I guess....anyone can answer me...I just moved and am setting up my Internet within the next 2 weeks and am not planning to rent equipment. Should I buy a combined modem/router and use the Almond+ as a range extender or the devices separately so when I get the Almond+ I can just swap the router so it acts as my main router. What would be the pros/cons of each setup?

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      Creator Sharkeyx 1 day ago

      @secufi thanks

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      Creator David Taylor 2 days ago

      What DSL and Cable Modems have been most tested with, or work best with, Almond+?

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      Creator SECURIFI 3 days ago

      @Chris - We'll have more info on this in a future update, but we'd have a fairly limited supply of additional units initially.

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      Creator Chris Conner 3 days ago

      Any idea on pricing for those of us that would like to buy additional units?

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      Creator SECURIFI 4 days ago

      @Dash - Not sure, hopefully someone will reply you with regards to if they've tested it or not. It's full VPN server support though for both for PPTP and L2TP/IPsec, not just pass through.

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      Creator Dash 4 days ago

      Has any beta testers checked out the VPN feature in the router? Is it just a VPN Passthrough or full VPN support?

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      Creator umar 5 days ago

      @securifi glad to hear

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      Creator SECURIFI 5 days ago

      @Sharkeyx - We should have a proper update with manufacturing and shipping schedules by next week Friday. We should have the EMI test results back by the end of this week which is the current hold-up.

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      Creator Sharkeyx 5 days ago

      Any update on possible ship date?

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      Creator SECURIFI on April 11

      @Sriram - We're looking into it and we'll have to get back to you about it. Thanks for the heads-up though.

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      Creator Jim on April 11

      802.11ac bridge for only $30. Only need the router now...

      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx…

      Coupon Code
      EMCPFWW53

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      Creator Sriram Sridharan on April 11

      @Securifi, I realize that Almond+uses OpenWRT, but the issue does not appear to be restricted to a particular OS/firmware on a router. Particularly since the issue is present on the stock firmware as well. The issue appears to stem from the WMM driver's inability to handle non-zero DSCP fields.

      I just wanted to give you guys a heads-up, so that the issue can be fixed in NutOS, if needed.

      Thansk!

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      Creator SECURIFI on April 11

      @Sriram - Keep in mind that the Almond+ uses OpenWRT, not DD-WRT, the two are quite different. We're not aware of such an issue, but we'll make our software team aware of it.

      @David - We should have be posting an update about manufacturing and shipping in the next week or two at the latest.

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      Creator David Wetty on April 10

      AirPort Extreme is starting to choke... Hoping for good news by the end of the month.

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      Creator Sriram Sridharan on April 10

      @Securifi, I've had this peculiar weird issue affect my(and others as well) Linkys E series router: http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Comcast_download_speed_fix_for_Linksys_eSeries

      Do you know if the Almond+ is affected by this issue? If so, is there a way to patch the OS to automatically set the DSCP field to 0 at init/startup?

      Thanks!

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      Creator SECURIFI on April 10

      @William - Yes and yes. It'll be patched in the next beta/dev firmware release to 1.0.1g, we were already on 1.0.1f.

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      Creator William P Fleischmann on April 10

      Are there components of the Almond+ that use OpenSSL?
      If so, will these be patched before shipping?
      If they will not be patched before shipping, where will patching instructions be found?

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      Creator SECURIFI on April 9

      @Wesley - Not really a leak, we simply didn't announce the Wiki due to the basic content on there so far, especially as most of it is targeting our beta and developer backers.
      The debug package is only provided for the beta/dev backers for debugging, but the connectors will be on all of the units we ship and you just need a simple serial adapter to access the Almond+'s console this way, although SSH will work just fine as well.

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      Creator Wesley Stocker on April 9

      Since the Wiki Link was leaked on the comments for Update 30, I read all the public pages. I remember seeing on a recent comment from @Securifi that all KS Users would receive the Debug Package (USB adapter and Cable), but it is not worded that way on the Wiki. Please clarify. I will typically SSH into the unit from Cygwin as I do with other hardware that I develop for, but I am excited about the possibilities available with the Console connection.

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      Creator SECURIFI on April 7

      @Oren - Sure, please send us a PM and we'll let you know how.

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      Creator Oren Miller on April 7

      Is it still possible to change to a different color? I went back to the form and it said that the choice was final.

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      Creator SECURIFI on April 5

      @Christian - Please go to your pledge and click on "Your Response" next to the survey. There is a link at the top for changing your address.

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      Creator Christian Kerth on April 5

      I will move in three weeks. Can I somehow change my shipping address?
      Already exited to get the product!

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      Creator Boone Simpson on April 4

      @david Yeah Home automation and "just works" aren't usually said in the same sentence.
      Many controllers require tons of baby-ing, that is one of the big reasons I love the Almond+ so much, It does "the basics" with regard to Home automation (which will get fleshed out as time goes on) and isn't $300 like a Vera or a HomeSeer and hopefully isn't as temperamental.

      I don't have much now, but I have visions of awesome going forward.

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      Creator SECURIFI on April 4

      @Bao - Well, we'd love to offer support for it, but it's not going to happen as it'd simply be too time consuming. But we are seriously considering offering a USB upgrade option in the future.

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      Creator David Wetty on April 4

      @Boone, wow! That's a ton of sensors! I imagine I'll get to that point someday. I'm trying to invest in stuff that has an Apple "just works" vibe so my wife will use it without any tech support. I'm also trying to be as lazy as possible by using IFTTT and BTLE to augment my presence (as opposed to exerting control). Suggestions?

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      Creator Bao Nguyen on April 4

      I actually prefer getting the product. Forget the z-wave plus crap. I'm glad you guys features freeze b/c developing a product with requirement creep we'll never get it. You can update the device to add features but we gotta draw the line somewhere. I'm excited and can't wait.

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      Creator Boone Simpson on April 3

      Oh, also forgot, I have a few bright swtiches on order (http://www.getbrightswitch.com/) which are wall switches that are mini android devices and a half dozen differnt BTLE tags for "reasons"

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      Creator Boone Simpson on April 3

      As to 433mhz devices, my thinking it whatever works with Ninjablock modules.

      They have some great sensors that are cheap. (window/door close sensors for $6 vs $40 for zwave)

      They have beagleboard and raspi shields that have their transmitter, so I would imagine a usb dongle could be made using the same transmitter and protocol.

      @david, I have 2 wemo switches, 1 motion. A kwikset zwave deadbolt, a wifi 3mt50 thermostat, dlink ip cam, foscam pan/tilt ip cam, PING ipcam (records to its own card) and an 8 channel home DVR security system so far. A wink spotter multi sensor should arrive soon (hear they are kinda garbage right now, but it was cheap and they are improving) and neurio energy monitor reward from KS coming at some point.
      (also have some standad PIR outdoor motion lamps, would love to have those home automatable)

      I actually hope to get a number of door/window sensors (hence why 433 and the cheaper sensors interest me) and some motion/temp sensors for general security / occupancy uses. I want to get a few aeon micro switches that go inline to a switch to convert some outlets/switches to be zwave controllable (hopefully some that do 3way and fan control) and a wifi/zwave/whatever device to "push a button" so I can inlne it with my garage door opener (my opener is ANCIENT and uses a plastic punchcard to set the code...I don't want to replace a still working 20 yr old garage door opener.).
      I will probably also get a few water sensors for basement/water heater/toilets so I can know if there is a leak.

      I am also exploring some DIY items, such as rigging a shield on an arduino to turn 1 of two servos on for X amount of time, and set up a jury rigged shade control for the bedroom windows and a wifi IR blaster to turn on/off home media components. I am also looking into hacking an EBOOK device (nook/kindle, whatever) to be an always on info hub that cycles through some custom made web sites showcasing recently added XBMC files, network details such as current bandwidth usage and connected clients, calendar notifications, and other stuff )

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      Creator Jason on April 3

      I will agree with nikki. Even though this release has slipped far past what was originally stated, you all have been very communicative with all of us, and always answering questions. You have kept us up to date, and been honest about shortcomings. Thanks.

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      Creator David Wetty on April 3

      This is more of a Q for the backers: what home automation products are you using/buying for your Almond+? I want to setup some cool IFTTT triggers and am looking at SmartThings, Wemo, etc. and want to maximize the compatibility.

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      Creator Nikki on April 2

      Just wanted to pop in and thank you for all of the great communication. It really makes all the difference to a Kickstarter. It is very much appreciated.

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      Creator SECURIFI on April 2

      @Automate - Hopefully that's something our developer level backers will do. Those devices aren't exactly cheap though, some costing as much as you guys have paid for your Almond+.

      @Mr Robot - Most likely not, we expect to have an update next week or the week after that with regards to shipping. We do have something special planned for this weeks update thought that we hope all of you will like.

      @coolcatiger - The Almond can do this, just set it up in access point mode and the Ethernet ports acts as a switch. The Almond+ should work in the same way, but we haven't finished implementing it yet.

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      Creator coolcatiger on April 1

      Does Almond+ support wired bridge/extender mode ?
      The current Almond looks like does not allow it and it would be deal breaker if I can not use wired connection to extend my network

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      Creator Mr Robot on April 1

      Think we will get an update on when it will ship this week?

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      Creator Automate on April 1

      @Securifi, In the future you could add support for http://rfxcom.com/store or http://www.telldus.se/products/range They have already done all the hard work to reverse engineer many of the proprietary 433Mhz and 315Mhz device protocols.

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      Creator SECURIFI on April 1

      @Yves - The problem with 433MHz is that there's no real standard. We'd love to be able to offer something as we know how cheap the plugs are, but it's not going to happen right now.

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      Creator Yves Prignon on April 1

      Following @chad proposition (I like it) if you could add a 433mhz module in your future line of accessory I'd be really pleased :D

      (Not sure if a lot of peoples use it where you live, but here a lot of peoples have those kind of plug (http://jeelabs.org/…). They are cheap and you can find them in any hardware store. I use some for my aquarium and I use a timed remote to control cycle. I'd be happy to let the Almond+ manage it)

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      Creator SECURIFI on April 1

      @ZzmadzZ - The app should be available when we ship the Almond+. At the moment we're working on getting the Android app to the same stage as the iOS app.

      @Chad - Yes, this would be something we could do and it wouldn't be very hard for us to do. We'll most definitely consider this.

      @y_t_n - The Answer right now is that we don't know, it depends on Qualcomm and if they'll add driver support for it. That said, it might not work regardless, as it would potentially require re-calibration of the Wi-Fi radios and this is something that's done during manufacturing.

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      Creator y_t_n on March 31

      Forgot to mention (regarding the FCC opening up the additional 100MHZ spectrum)... this is in the US. Here's the articles if anyone wants to read more.

      http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/202170-fcc-votes-to-boost-wi-fi

      http://gigaom.com/2014/03/31/open-up-your-routers-fcc-boosts-spectrum-available-to-wi-fi-by-15-percent/

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      Creator y_t_n on March 31

      Today the FCC voted to open up an additional 100MHZ in the 5GHZ band for WIFI. Would the Almond+ support this (via a firmware upgrade etc)?

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      Creator Dustin Harley Davidson on March 31

      Love the idea from @Chad

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      Creator Chad Siegmann on March 31

      @securify maybe you could develop a z- wave plus vadd-on that would use a usb port on the almond+. Obviously this wouldn't be something that is in the near future but could be an accessory line that you start.

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      Creator Dustin Harley Davidson on March 31

      @Frank You have to agree that it would be horrible for buisness for them to release a buggy product and that many, many people here can't go rooting through the code and hardware to fix these things and would be very unhappy to have to pay someone else to fix these things.

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      Creator Brian King on March 31

      The only real advantage to the 500 series for something like a hub might be the extended range, but it still wouldn't be outdated because z-wave plus items will still work just fine with a non z-wave plus hub. The plus items use the same stack for communication which is what they mean by backwards compatible, they just have more capabilties for automation with 128kb of memory on chip and a newer radio built in.

      It's a nice-to-have, but with a mesh network it's not going to be that noticable unless you only have a couple nodes.

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      Creator Weasy on March 31

      I don't know how much time the certification would need, but if it's "only" one month i'd rather take the 500-series and the delay and get a future proof device.

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      Creator ZzmadzZ on March 31

      Thanks for the reply, understood! Wondering how is the iOS app moving along? Any eta for it? If I'm not wrong the router should be ready to ship mid April?

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