The pcWRT router is a standalone router, i.e., not cloud based. As such, it works without dependency on our infrastructure. And it doesn't send your network activities back to our servers.
While it does offer convenience features like managing over the cloud or sending notifications when new upgrades become available, those are not requirements for its core functionality.
Rest assured that we are not snooping on you in any way, and that your router will continue to function even when our serers are down.
The pcWRT router offers a lot of controls. In fact, so many that it might overwhelm the first time user. But a basic, simple configuration can provide effective protection, and you can progress to more complex rules as you gain more experience.
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What are the devices connected to your network doing? Is your child wandering off to "dangerous zones"? Is your new shiny IoT device hijacked by a hacker?
With the pcWRT router, you can see how many connections were initiated by what device within a time range. And to what domains and ports these connections were made. And, if you are so inclined, take a peek at the first 15 bytes sent out over a connection.
You can also see the bandwidth consumption for each device, which helps you determine if your child is actually doing homework as they claimed to be, or if your IoT devices or smart phone apps are actively sending data when they are not supposed to be.
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