The folks at Rigol have demonstrated that they aren't as daft as some. They will learn the error of their ways; they just need our help.
If you're buying or have bought their stuff because of the value added by hacked features, TELL THEM that's why they're getting your business. If we talk loud enough, the right person at Rigol will eventually cross reference and crunch some numbers, and they'll confirm what we're already suspecting - a small change in strategy could pay off big for them if they would only leave the hacks alone.
Rigol, you're making a lot of extra sales from these hacks. Stop fighting it and learn how to take better advantage of it.
I second that. I bought a Rigol because they can and have been hacked.A quick case study for Rigol - No need to repeat the same mistake.
Linksys made a legendary router called wrt54g. It's rise to fame was quite simple, it got hacked. You could now buy a cheap consumer router and add pro level features.
Thus began the era of 3rd party router FW. The wrt54g was everywhere. Entire websites and forums were dedicated to these routers.
Linksys, in their infinite wisdom, changed the chipset and OS of the wrt54g. They successfully locked out the hackers from their new HW revision. In addition , they also
slashed their sales. Duh! I doubt they sold a single extra high end router due to their new hacker proof model.
Hackers want to hack, they want control over their machine, they won't pay $$$ to get an extra feature their hacked version could provide.
What happened, hackers took their business elsewhere. Linksys finally caught on and reissued the old hackable Linux version as the wrt54gl. Since then, they have
always had a linux router on offer for hacking. None of their other routers since then have taken off like the original wrt54g.
Note to forum readers, please don't de-rail this thread. All comments about router hacking should be taken to the appropriate forums or PM.