New Firmware 1.2

axthemax
Contributor I

New Firmware 1.2

I received new firmware today and the new version is 1.2.0.0 build 71842. Haven't noticed any changes yet, though.

 

 

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axthemax
Contributor I

Re: New Firmware 1.0

wrong subject, should read 1.2

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Charmacas
Occasional Contributor II

Re: New Firmware 1.2

I just updated and it went smooth.

I think this is in preparation for the 1.2 app and portal update. Because right now the available app version is 1.1.

We may see what changed when the new version rolls out.
Charmacas
Occasional Contributor II

Re: New Firmware 1.2

As far as I saw:
- We're now able to block clients (swipe to do so)
- We're now able to limit the bandwidth of a network
- Translation updates
- New GUI for IP and VLAN configuration
axthemax
Contributor I

Re: New Firmware 1.2

Good to see this progressing. The App does not seem to be rolled out in my region, but all changes are visible in the cloud UI. I suppose Charmacas nailed it with a list of all the new features already. Noteworthy and maybe not obvious (at least to me) are:

  • bandwidth restrictions can be applied to any network, not only guest networks
  • an employee network can now also be configured with the "Instant On (NAT)" option
  • any NAT-type network can now be assigned a subnet (used with DHCP)
  • employee networks using NAT can access private network ressources (have access to the bridged network), while guest networks (always using NAT) are only allowed to access the public Internet
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derrick
Occasional Contributor I

Re: New Firmware 1.2

@axthemax @Charmacas 

From my understanding the bandwidth restrictions are 'per client' and do not apply to the entire network. Per client bandwidth is great but being able to prevent the entire network from consuming X amount of bandwidth would be even more helpful.

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axthemax
Contributor I

Re: New Firmware 1.2

I suppose a "per-network, per-SSID" bandwidth restriction is not so easy to implement as a per-client restriction, given the bandwidth usage can be distributed across multiple or many access points and in a bridged environment with an external gateway, there is no single point to control the bandwidth. There is obviously some sort of "invisible virtual controller" and for "NATed" networks one could use the "virtual gateway" to control the bandwidth there - but not for bridged environments, where traffic would flow directly from individual access points to a gateway. In my opinion, if you want to implement this - I'd use a separate VLAN and limit the bandwidth at the gateway router.

derrick
Occasional Contributor I

Re: New Firmware 1.2

@axthemax 

If I am going to controll the entire network/SSID/VLAN bandwidth with my gatway router then I would do the same thing for the per client bandwidth as well. Surely if they can prevent each client from comsuming X amount of bandwidth on the SSID then they can prevent an entire SSID from consuming X amount of bandwidth. 

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Employee
Employee

Re: New Firmware 1.2

@derrick The bandwidth controls for the AP today are for the SSID only and not per client. 

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derrick
Occasional Contributor I

Re: New Firmware 1.2

@GThiesen 

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Sorry I figured this meant it limits each client that connects to the SSID.

So if is set this to 5Mbps then that network as a whole will not comsume more than 5Mbps?

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