I think a very important reason for the complexity of the setup process is that we have a variety of ways of networking. Common are: PPPoE (dial-up) dynamic IP static IP, the former is mostly home users, and the latter two are more in the office. PPPoE needs to set account and password, and static IP needs to set the assigned IP, which can not be automatically completed, even if it can detect the network type. This leads to routers destined not to be “ready-to-eat” devices. Based on my experience in installing routers for many times, I found that all manufacturers’Installation Guidelines are very detailed, but no more detailed can contain all the cases, or the author of the instructions does not think that this is a problem, so users who lack basic knowledge of computer network can not encounter a problem in the process of installation. Manufacturers can’t expect users to be experts. They’re tired enough to know what to eat and what not to eat. I think this problem needs the cooperation of router manufacturers and operators. Is it possible to study a network protocol, similar to the dynamic IP acquisition (dhcp) of routers, instead initiated by routers, requesting information from operators, operators return to the network configuration of the current line, routers will be automatically configured. For security, operators can give users a key (similar to K-treasure and U-shield) to authenticate when installing the network, and users can plug it into routers for authentication. Instead of writing configuration information directly in Key, consider that configuration information may change, for example, if you change your meal. It looks great, but I must have thought too much about it. How can operators cooperate with manufacturers? They wish they didn’t have it. If you want to connect to the Internet at the same time, you can only use two broadband. Even if there is, it will take years for the agreement to become universal.
The above is about the installation of complex problems. Another reason router configuration feels troublesome is that it has other functions, although most people don’t use it. For example: Web site filtering. For example, when my roommate saw that station B had a loudspeaker on, I filtered out all requests for bilibilibili in the web site and set up DNS. Hijacked by telecom DNS can be set to Google’s dnsDMZ, port forwarding. If a computer in a LAN wants to be a server on the public network, it can set a speed limit. Roommates use the thunderbolt speed limit function during the day, which leads to the complexity of setting the interface and gives unfamiliar people a very complex feeling. Tenda has simplified the settings page, the network settings and passwords after the home page is logged in, but I personally feel uncomfortable using it. Seeing the connection status, I have to enter advanced mode, which is not as good as the original. Of course, UI and UX fools are another reason. Routers that brush third-party firmware are more powerful, but also more complex.