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Alexa Skills Come To Linksys Routers

Discussion in 'General Wireless Discussion' started by thiggins, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    You can now control some features of Linksys Velop, WRT and Max-Stream routers via Amazon Alexa.

    The enabled skills are:
    1. turning guest access on and off
    2. obtaining the guest Wi-Fi name and password
    3. getting the main network credentials (this skill can also be turned off)

    This Linksys Article tells you how to enable the skills.
     
  2. Mordred

    Mordred Regular Contributor

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    I'm just awaiting the first reports that networks getting hacked by youtube streams that send commands to alexa google etc.
     
  3. System Error Message

    System Error Message Part of the Furniture

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    Alexa is invading the earth :p
     
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  4. ikomrad

    ikomrad New Around Here

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    Google is jealous of being outdone!
     
  5. News at 11

    News at 11 Occasional Visitor

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    I have to ask...is this really that useful in a real world application?
     
  6. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    Alexa is a feature to some - and some say it's a platform in and of itself...

    Interesting times...
     
  7. News at 11

    News at 11 Occasional Visitor

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    I have a lot of questions about the viability of Alexa for hardware. Networking equipment specifically gives me doubts about how much manufacturers know about the average SOHO configuration. Most of Alexa customers base probably has very little understanding of wireless networking, as they are most PnP consumers, and probably won't have features like guest network even configured (disabling guest networks is a common Alexa skill for networking).
     

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