Buy it on Amazon – http://lon.tv/i70ba (affiliate link) – The Norton Core router offers network security features and decent Wifi performance. But security features may reduce your Internet speed. See more routers: http://lon.tv/routers and subscribe! http://lon.tv/s – Index below:
00:43 – Hardware overview
03:03 – Norton security score
04:28 – Pricing/subscription fee
06:09 – Simulated malware tests
10:48 – Internet speed impact of network security features
13:58 – Port forwarding, additional router settings
15:26 – Parental controls
16:12 – Managing computers and devices on the network
17:26 – WIFI benchmark test
18:18 – Final thoughts/wrap up
We’ve seen a bunch of consumer routers lately that try to take the complexity out of configuring and managing a home network. This one does that and adds in a layer of network security to prevent malware and other nastiness from infecting your computers and other devices.
I did find that some sites that are not in Norton’s trusted database will see a pretty sizable performance drop vs. those that are in the database. Unfortunately there is no way to know which sites are in or out nor is there a way to manually whitelist trusted sites for better performance.
For those very concerned about home network security this is probably a good choice. It’s the only router out there that really focuses on this and manages that activity for the user. There is a monthly fee after the first year for that continued feature set ($10 a month) but it also includes free Norton software licenses for every computer in the house as well.
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