Sense as a standalone Router

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Sense as a standalone Router

I dont want to have a double NAT, so can i use the Sense Router as a standalone ?

 

If i plug the Sense Router after the Router from my Provider, do i have to open  Ports in the Firewall to allow direct comumnication ?

 

Is the firmware of the sense router an own development or based on already existing like openwrt?

I ask because of the bad news from Wikileaks

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Re: Sense as a standalone Router

Hi _Stefan_,

 

If you don't want double NAT, then you may want to put your router from your provider in bridge mode.

 

The firmware of SENSE is based on OpenWrt and our own SW and includes other 3rd party SW too (such as device drivers).

 

We have spent considerable effort hardening the whole SW stack in the SENSE router. We have applied all the relevant security patches of known, applicable CVEs and other vulnerabilities. We constantly monitor new CVEs and other vulnerabilities and apply the necessary security patches and push updates to all SENSE routers in a timely manner.

 

SENSE firmware updates are coming from our update servers and are digitally signed.

There is no remote management interface in SENSE.

 

So, we believe you are much safer with SENSE relative to most consumer routers out there.

That said, if you are concerned about targeted attacks against you by nation-state sponsored organizations then consumer grade equipment shouldn’t be your choice.

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Re: Sense as a standalone Router

Hi _Stefan_,

 

As mentioned in this article, SENSE is compatible with most available Routers/Modems in the market. You can check this SENSE setup page under the 'options for connecting SENSE' for more information regarding the connection.

 

Regarding the firmware, I will get back to you with more information.

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Community Manager

Re: Sense as a standalone Router

Hi _Stefan_,

 

If you don't want double NAT, then you may want to put your router from your provider in bridge mode.

 

The firmware of SENSE is based on OpenWrt and our own SW and includes other 3rd party SW too (such as device drivers).

 

We have spent considerable effort hardening the whole SW stack in the SENSE router. We have applied all the relevant security patches of known, applicable CVEs and other vulnerabilities. We constantly monitor new CVEs and other vulnerabilities and apply the necessary security patches and push updates to all SENSE routers in a timely manner.

 

SENSE firmware updates are coming from our update servers and are digitally signed.

There is no remote management interface in SENSE.

 

So, we believe you are much safer with SENSE relative to most consumer routers out there.

That said, if you are concerned about targeted attacks against you by nation-state sponsored organizations then consumer grade equipment shouldn’t be your choice.

Has somebody helped you? Say thanks by giving likes. Has your issue been solved? Mark the post using "Accept As Solution" button to let others know.