Lilbits: Raspberry Pi OS updated, eero’s first routers reach end of life(ish), Sony mobile gaming accessories launching next week – Liliputing

September 7, 2022 by No Comments

Wireless routers make life a lot easier by allowing your phones, tablets, PCs, TVs, and all sorts of other devices to connect to the internet without running a series of Ethernet cables around your house. But since these routers are basically little computers that connect to the outside world, they’re subject to security threats just like any other internet-connected device.

So it’s typically a good idea to pick one that gets regular firmware updates featuring the latest security patches, bug fixes, and other new features. But most of the companies that make routers only offer those updates for a limited time… if at all. And one of the innovators of the mesh WiFi space has just announced that it’s first-generation hardware will no longer be receiving updates after the end of this month. So if you have a first-gen eero Mesh WiFi router, now might be a good time to start thinking about an upgrade.

Of course, one way around this limited-lifespan problem moving forward is to buy a router that’s known to work with OpenWrt or other third-party, open source firmware. It takes a little more work to set up, but could keep your existing hardware useful for years to come.

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