Faced with FCC regulations on wireless-router capabilities, TP-Link blocks open-source updates | ExtremeTech - Twice

Faced with FCC regulations on wireless-router capabilities, TP-Link blocks open-source updates | ExtremeTech

"TP-Link has just declared that it won't allow its routers to be updated by current third-party tools, thanks to FCC rules that mandate new restrictions starting in June 2016. This is the outcome enthusiasts were afraid of -- but is TP-Link a canary in a coal mine or an outlier?"
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More companies could follow suit after the FCC found some equipment interfering with airport radar.

"TP-Link has just declared that it won't allow its routers to be updated by current third-party tools, thanks to FCC rules that mandate new restrictions starting in June 2016. This is the outcome enthusiasts were afraid of -- but is TP-Link a canary in a coal mine or an outlier?"

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