T-Mobile launches “FamilyMode” monitoring system. Looks a lot like Circle with Disney

The first thing I noticed about T-Mobile’s new FamilyMode monitoring solution is how much the device, and UI looks like Circle with Disney. The second, that it’s cost is more than 2x what Circle with Disney charges for the feature set, and is limited to five (instead of ten) devices.  It’s not all bad, because the Circle, er…, T-Mobile Home […]

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Fingbox Network Security System

Fingbox Network Security System

  If you use an ISP provided, low-end, or older Wi-Fi router, the options for network management are often quite limited. There is simply no way to find out who is connected to your network or control which devices have access when. Devices which add this capability have recently started popping up on the market; each with a different set […]

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What is Fingbox

The other day while I was troubleshooting a network issue I stumbled upon an interesting device called “Fingbox“. The device connects via Ethernet to your network and makes some interesting claims around network monitoring and device blocking. Intrigued I reached out to the company to get a better understanding of how it works. As it turns out, it’s mostly messing […]

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