What’s new in the 7.02 firmware release?

When upgrading from 5.95-1 or older versions:

the 7.02 firmware version contains major iPoll protocol changes (upgrade to iPoll 2). The upgrade will have an impact on the established iPoll link, which is why the existing link between the AP iPoll and Station will be lost. In order to prevent the loss of connection with the Remote side, first upgrade the Remote unit and only then the Local unit.

(Note: in order to simplify the upgrading process, before upgrading the firmware with major iPoll changes, it is recommended to turn off iPoll (change the operating mode from Access Point iPoll to an Access Point (auto WDS)).

V7.02 iPoll 2 is compatible with LigoDLB iPoll 2 as of version 7.50.

It is recommended to upgrade the LigoDLB device to 7.52 for better iPoll 2 performance with the APC series.

New:

  1. Framed-IP-Address and NAS-IP-Address added.

Fixes:

  1. iPoll 2 client disconnection issues fixed.
  2. WPA2-Enterprise issues fixed

Improvements:

  1. iPoll 2 stability improved.
  2. WNMS agent supports partial config, which can be sent from the WNMS server.
  3. Improved speed when management VLAN is enabled.
 What’s new in the 7.00 firmware release?

the 7.02 firmware version contains major iPoll protocol changes (upgrade to iPoll 2). The upgrade will have an impact on the established iPoll link, which is why the existing link between the AP iPoll and Station will be lost. In order to prevent the loss of connection with the Remote side, first upgrade the Remote unit and only then the Local unit.

(Note: in order to simplify the upgrading process, before upgrading the firmware with major iPoll changes, it is recommended to turn off iPoll (change the operating mode from Access Point iPoll to an Access Point (auto WDS)).

V7.00 iPoll 2 is compatible with LigoDLB iPoll 2 as of version 7.50.

New:
  1. iPoll 2 compatibility with LigoDLB implemented.
  2. Enterprise WPA/WPA2 and UAM security modes added on Access Point Repeater.
  3. SSID failover option added.
  4. DFS compatibility with LigoDLB implemented.
  5. Statistics compatibility with LigoDLB implemented.
  6. Peer connection status added in the Wireless Statistics Tab.

Fixes:

  1. Issues with the “$” symbol duplication in text fields fixed.

Improvements:

  1. The collection of connected clients statistics improved.
  2. iPoll 2 stability with 30+ connected stations improved.
  3. PPPoE stability in low link quality improved.
What’s new in the 5.95-2 Hotspot (CLOUD4WI, SOCIFI) firmware release?
  • Cloud4Wi UAM settings added.
  • Socifi UAM settings added.
What’s new in the 5.95-1 firmware release?
  • Slider added to balance between sensitivity and noise immunity.
  • Option to specify a range of ports in port forwarding added.
  • Option to close wireless sessions from the RADIUS (RADIUS initiated disconnect) on WPA/WPA2-Enterprise added.
Improvements
  • Radar detection counter added to file.
Fixes
  • Issues with L3 QoS fixed for when data is encapsulated in VLAN and CoS=0.
  • Ethernet manual speed issue fixed on APC 5M v2/3 products (FWBD-1100, FWBD-1101).
  • SNMP daemon crash issue fixed.
  • Expired DHCP leases representation issue fixed.
  • The “&” symbol issue fixed in WNMS heartbeat.
What’s new in the 5.95 firmware release?
  • QoS functionality added to the iPoll protocol.
  • Support of new frequency range added: 4,780–6,100MHz (APC-5m V3 series, APC ECHO 5, and APC Propeller 5).
  • Guest account added.
Improvements
  • Web authentication improved.
  • CLI improved (added additional commands).
  • Maximum allowed wireless ACL list size increased to 256 MACs.
  • Belgium regulatory rules updated.
  • tcpdump added to products with 16MB of flash.
Fixes
  • GUI issues with SSIDs having the ” (quote) symbol fixed.
  • Device upgrade issues fixed for radio reboots instead of firmware upgrades.
What’s new in the 5.94-7 firmware release?
Improvements
  • iPoll management frame optimization.

What’s new in the 5.94-6 firmware release?

The firmware introduces the TFTP recovery feature to the APC-2M, APC-5M, and APC-5M V2 product lines.

  • Repeater and main interfaces have different configuration options.
  • Option to disable the AutoBA session added.
  • Option to change NAS ID in RADIUS MAC Authentication and WPA Enterprise configuration added.
  • Device name is reported to UBNT and Mikrotik devices.
Improvements
  • Regulatory database for AU updated.
  • Auto-channel logic during DFS event improved.
  • Allowed port range in port-forward increased to 65535.
  • Traffic shaping burst value increased to 10240 KB (10 MB).
  • Troubleshoot file includes last kernel crash log (available on APC-2M & APC-5M V2 product lines, Propeller 2/5, MACH 5, ECHO 5, Button).
Fixes
  • Wireless driver crashes caused by country code changes fixed.
  • DFS issues with only one channel being in the list fixed.
  • Maximum EIRP issues following DFS events fixed.
  • Data rate fallback issue with the station never going back from the lowest data rate to higher ones fixed.
  • High contrast view issue with some buttons turning black fixed.
Improvements
  • The regulatory database for GB, BE, and BH updated.
  • Recovery algorithm improved.
  • WACL MAC list number increased from 64 to 128.
Fixes
  • DMZ operation fixed on the PPPoE client.
  • IP address offering fixed on UAM.
  • Management VLAN fixed on repeater.
  • Button names fixed on UAM settings.
  • ARP-NAT issue with Draytek router fixed.
  • APC station connection issue fixed with Mikrotik AP when broadcast SSID is disabled.
  • Gateway warning issue on the APC router with PPPoE fixed.
  • Input field issue with double symbol “$$” fixed.
  • Real data rate report via SNMP fixed.
What’s new in the 5.94-3 firmware release?
  • Ethernet port status indication added on GUI.
  • Serial number representation added on GUI.
Improvements
  • Third party AP support added to the repeater in bridge mode (using ARP-NAT).
  • ATPC is available on iPoll only.
Fixes
  • Issues with channels changing from N40- to N40+ on repeater fixed.
  • iPoll management frames MCS dependence from radio mode MIMO/SISO fixed.
What’s new in the 5.94-2 firmware release?
  • 128 stations support added to iPoll for the APC 5M V2 series and the Propeller 2/5 (radios with 64 MB RAM).
  • Robust link stability module added per station.
Improvements
  • High interference indication bar updated.
  • Frequency limitations for Bahrain updated.
  • Frequency limitations for New Zealand updated.
  • Frequency limitations for Denmark updated.
Fixes
  • A-MSDU handling issue fixed.
  • IP alias problem fixed on AP repeater in router mode.
  • The CLI command that shows the wireless peer on station fixed.
  • Issues  with CLI not listing instant changes made in the GUI fixed.
  • Wireless client listing fixed on repeater + VAP.
  • Discard button issue fixed.
  • Signal level report per chain via SNMP fixed.
What’s new in the 5.94 firmware release?
  • Link test option added to GUI.
  • DHCP Relay Agent added on option 82 for device and location info.
  • New frequency range added to the Deliberant APC-2M series: 2,300~2,350MHz.
  • Maximum data rate option added for auto-rate.
  • Radius accounting support added.
  • WNMS test button added.
  • Basic CLI commands added to configure radio.
  • Warning message added for when high interference is detected.
  • Station fallback to 1Mbps in b/g/n mixed mode added.
  • Option to select dBm or RSSI for antenna alignment added.
Improvements
  • CPU load calculation improved.
  • Scan time improved in Station mode.
  • Station router fallback from router to bridge mode improved (now goes back to Station mode instead of AP mode).
  • Average RSSI calculation improved.
  • Auto-channel improved, allowing users to find channels faster.
Fixes
  • Issues with stats daemon randomly crashing fixed.
  • [Propeller, Button only] Firmware recovery issues fixed.
  • Arpnat + data VLAN issues fixed.
  • Statistics daemon error printing verbose level fixed.
  • SSID and Friendly name issues with special symbols ( “< > ‘ “) fixed.
  • Minimum client signal logic fixed in repeater mode.
  • Issues with MCS Fallback always being in aggressive mode fixed.
  • Issues with AP not MAC-(re)authenticating the client after WAN receiving DHCP offer fixed.
  • Stats issues when operating in iPoll mode fixed.
  • Login to SSH when there’s no config file on device fixed.
  • MAC auth. failure to disable fixed on iPoll AP.
What’s new in the 5.93-1 firmware release?
  • Automatic switch between iPoll and 11n added to CPE.
  • Client isolation option added to iPoll mode.
Improvements
  • Ability to add/remove VLAN tags on wireless interface in station mode (5.93 version added/removed tags on the Ethernet).
  • Improved message handling in GUI when something is changed.
  • Secondary IP is always on wired side/interface.
  • Improved check for the same IP subnet in DHCP client fallback (on WAN) and LAN option.
  • Do not show “Save&Apply” message, if delayed reboot enabled.
  • Added check, if secondary IP does not overlap with WAN IP address.
  • Added possibility to select/copy MAC and IP fields in tables.
Fixes
  • Encryption bug fixed in station mode when changing from AP with wpa2-psk security to wpa2-enterprise.
  • SNR calculation issues fixed.
  • Issues when no “Save&Apply” message appears after enabling/disabling non-standard channels fixed.
What’s new in the 5.93 firmware release?
  • LinkTest support via SSH added for iPoll and WiFi modes.
  • WPA Enterprise support added for iPoll mode.
  • Radius MAC authentication added.
  • SNR information indication added.
  • Option to disable radio manage added.
  • Adjustment over wireless (bridge mode).
Improvements
  • Default configuration settings updated (BA window size, ATPC, Client isolation).
  • Macedonia country code name changed from “FYR of Macedonia” to “Macedonia”.
  • Antenna gain input value validation added.
  • Legends in throughput graphs aligned.
  • ATPC frame transmission disabled on AP to non-Deliberant clients.
  • BA session initialization disabled on AP, when client goes into Sleep mode.
  • Special symbols handling improved in location and device name fields.
  • AP driver iPoll robustness improved for when Station periodically disconnects.
  • RTS/short/long retry limits reduced to improve throughput when AP is working with low signal clients.
  • Channel bandwidth forced to change to 20MHz, if the changed country regulatory DB does not support 40MHz.
  • iPoll wireless driver robustness improved.
  • Auto-rate algorithm improved.
  • Maximum pass-through packet size increased to 1,800 bytes.
  • Hidden IGMP snooping debug messages.
Fixes
  • Issues regarding WEB browser redirect to login page after firmware upgrade.
  • Channel loading issues fixed when pressing the Discard button in GUI.
  • IEEE mode setting after the disclaimer note fixed. IEEE mode is set to 11a/n or 1b/g/n by default.
  • Race-condition issues fixed when loading resources in GUI.
What’s new in the 5.92 firmware release?
  • Non-standard channel support added.
  • Noise immunity mode added for iPoll.
  • Maximum client limitation option added for AP mode.
  • Ethernet “Auto negotiation” and “Fixed” speed control added.
  • Device status indication using LED added—Booting/Reboot/Upgrade.
  • Router mode support added for repeater mode.
  • Togo and Costa Rica added to regulatory database.
Improvements
  • AP wireless driver performance improved when handling “dead” clients.
  • Statistics daemon improved.
  • SSID display improved in “Repeater information” section.
  • ACK timeout selection improved,
  • Rx statistics improved in Station mode.
  • Validation rules improved for UAM and alias IP.
  • 40MHz channel above/below information added to status tab.
  • Static routes validation improved.
  • Issues regarding GUI usability when configuring management VLAN improved.
  • Improved country code selection usability.
  • Information about indoor/outdoor channels added.
  • Configurable SSID length increased to 32 symbols.
  • AP handling power saving clients improved.
  • Frequency lists and transmit power for Chile, Germany, Indonesia, and Russia updated.
  • Option to forbid IP broadcast added.
Fixes
  • iPoll “stuck packet” issue fixed.
  • dBm display fixed in status tab when working in Station mode.
  • Country names changed to two letter codes only. Fixes long country name display issues.
  • Client connection issues fixed when working in Repeater mode.
  • Wireless status indication issues fixed.
  • syslog rebooting issues fixed when making instant changes.
  • Wireless page display problem fixed with adding or deleting a VAP.
  • WPA Enterprise issue fixed with Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • VAP count limited to 7 for 2GHz products. Repeater mode takes one VAP.
What’s new in the 5.91 firmware release?
New product support: APC 2M-8L
  • Repeater (WDS) mode support added.
  • BSSID Feature fix for CPE added.
  • Wider frequency range support added for 2.4GHz products (2.352-2.557GHz).
  • IGMP snooping added on AP Router mode.
  • IGMP proxy added in Router mode.
  • Ping/reboot watchdog added.
  • Booting/firmware upgrade/reset LED indication added.
  • Option to select WEP key index added.
Improvements
  • Default TX power level changed to 25dBm.
  • Improvements added to the iPoll protocol to prevent “stuck” problem.
  • Maximum allowed Tx power conversion from W to dBm improved.
  • CPU load indication improved.
  • Automatic updating of UAM configuration from the server implemented.
  • Automatic updating of UAM black-list and white-list from the server implemented.
  • User logout URL (e.g. ap.logout).
  • Remote server URL wget option added for AP “keep alive” monitoring.
  • Advanced settings rearranged on the Wireless page.
  • DFS fake radar detections reduced.
  • Management VLAN “Untagged radio” hidden on CPE.
  • Brazil maximum Tx power limits updated.
  • A fix to the CPE added for when receiving corrupted beacon from AP.
  • Device robustness improved for flooding with small packets (64 bytes).
Fixes
  • Fixed: site survey was using old frequency lists after instant country change.
  • Fixed: device won’t boot up after downgrade to x.78, if the BD (Bangladesh) country code set.
  • Fixed: instant management VLAN disable was not working.
  • WDS stability issues fixed.
  • GUI stability issues fixed.
  • Statistics issues fixed.
  • Occasional Firmware update failures fixed.
  • Wireless mode change bug fixed for when changing network mode from bridge to router.
  • Fixed: WNMS agent doesn’t respond to $eth0 placeholder.
  • Incorrect channel frequency display fixed in site survey.
  • Non-linear Tx power control fixed.
  • UAM white-list/black-list issues fixed.
  • Device lock fixed for upgrading from 5.77 with the country code DZ to new a firmware that does not have 5GHz channels for the DZ country code.
  • VAP adding issues fixed.
  • Issues retrieving the Troubleshooting file on the CPE when AP is missing fixed.
  • wnmsd issues fixed for downloading firmwares through HTTPS from *.wnmscloud.com.
  • wnmsd issue with Ethernet usage statistics fixed.
What’s new in the 5.80 firmware release?
  • Discoveryd control via GUI added to prevent Atheros SDK WDS issues (Station mode only).
  • UAM support for APC-5M-V2 added. All products now have UAM (throughput of up to 25Mb/s).
  • PPPoE reconnection modes added: ‘On demand/Always on’.
  • Power LED control added for FWBD-0500 (APC-2M) during software boot-up.
  • MIMO fallkback to SISO enabled.
  • IGMP Snooping added in AP bridge mode.
  • LED threshold modes added: “Lowest client signal” and “Connected clients count”.
Improvements
  • Ability to change the country code without a reset to default settings.
  • “Comply” changed to “Installer radio test mode” and moved to the “Administration” tab. It allows to control DFS and maximum transmit power.
  • APC-5M-V2 sends beacons via both antennas—helps to connect users to a worse signal level.
  • Both antennas can receive packets from end-user devices.
  • WMM enabled by default when VAP is created.
  • Auto WDS improvements when working with Atheros SDK WDS AP.
  • PPPoE default MTU value changed to 1,492.
  • Site survey scan improved to find all APs (scan result caching).
  • Password restore from backup configuration logic changed.
  • Configurable auto channel list.
  • New way to select an operating frequency in AP mode (pop-up table with more information about channel widths, DFS channels, MAX power, etc.).
  • SSID length limited to 31 symbols.
Fixes
  • Fix for Linux Intel wireless clients with “stalls” problem.
  • Discoveryd problem fixed for when it floods the network with packets while scanning using the UBNT discovery tool.
  • PPPoE idle timeout (1-65535) and MTU (576-1492) ranges fixed.
  • Mail dispatch issue that hangs and locks the alertd fixed.
  • PPPoE fixes, auto reconnect on lost connection added.
  • BC/MC packet multiplication fixed on AP in bridge. Important for when AP is functioning with power-saving clients.
  • NTP issue fixed when disabling “save last known time” and enabling the NTP server.
  • False radar detection, if the DFS is enabled, fixed.
What’s new in the 5.78-1 firmware release
  • BA window size control added to the STA GUI for station & station wds mode
  • Minimum transmit power: 0dbm.
  • Access to the management VLAN over untagged radio (virtual interface) added.
Fixes
  • Maximum transmit power calculation fixed on the Slave/Station.
  • 20MHz/SISO low throughput issue fixed.
  • Bug at fs/proc/generic.c:732 remove_proc_entry() fixed.
  • LACP packets pass-through problem fixed.
  • DHCP client fixed for when bridge mode uses an incorrect MAC address.
  • GUI fixed for when the DHCP client does not start.
What’s new in the 5.78 firmware release?
  • Vendor & distributor disclaimer (appears after every reset to factory default settings).
  • CT (Compliance Testing) country code added, which disables all regulatory limits.
  • LAN PoE tab instead of the LED on FWBD-0120.
  • Formula to calculate the maximum EIRP for Canada and USA in 5,725–5,850MHz.
  • Additional Tx power limits for 2GHz products.
Fixes
  • Issues with iPoll fixed for when traffic is being stopped while passing it on to the Master.
  • IE8/9 issue with prohibition to upgrade firmware fixed.
  • iPoll auto-tune enabled on the Master radio by default (STA does not have “Tx queue length”).
  • GUI supports G/N mixed in IEEE mode list.
  • Station WDS mode fixed instead of Station because of wds.status=enabled in the default configuration.
  • Message regarding VAP changes fixed for when iPoll is turned on.
General
  • VLAN tagging support added.
  • Multiple BSSID support added. The GUI allows to create 3 Virtual AP’s.
  • Auto channel feature added.
  • MAC change feature added on wireless and wired interfaces.
  • GUI High contrast mode added for easy device outdoor configuration when the sun is shining brightly.
  • Option to upload product file from GUI added.
  • Delayed reboot feature added (useful for configuring link remotely with instant changes).
  • Ping tool added.
  • Option to disable/enable SSH and option to change SSH port added.
  • New tab in the Status section with ARP info added (ARP table).
  • New tab in the Status section with Routes info added (Route table).
  • Option to disable data rate fallback added.
  • Option to control external LEDs added (LAN, Power and RSSI LED is controlled separately).
  • DMZ feature added for NAT’ed router mode. All incoming traffic that is not defined in the Port forwarding rules is redirected to the defined IP.
  • UPnP feature added. DMZ and UPnP cannot work at the same time. If the DMZ feature is enabled, the UPnP is disabled.
  • Option added to limit traffic per IP in Access Point mode.
  • Option to change the web page login username via GUI.
  • TraceRoute tool added.
  • DHCP lease statistics added (only in router mode with DHCP server on LAN side).
  • Option to enter IP alias added.
  • Spaces support for WPA passphrase added.
  • Option to change HTTP port added.
  • OpenVPN feature added (no controls in GUI).
  • DNSMASQ service added. The service will be enabled when the DHCP server is ON and the DNS server’s IP is the same as the LAN IP.
  • Peer MAC information added on the GUI in CPE mode.
  • Worldwide regulatory domain database (DB) added to the driver (frequency and TX power limitations for each country).
  • Option to limit Tx power via product file.
  • DFS support added.
  • WXEE support added for calculating received signal level.
  • WXEE support added for getting Tx power calibration information and maximum real output power.
  • Spectrum analyzer tool added.
  • Option to set antenna gain added to the GUI.
  • Option to change beacon radio parameters added for faster Tx power testing.
  • iPoll proprietary wireless protocol added.
  • Adaptive modulation (auto rate) added.
  • Intelligent Access Point Auto-WDS mode added.
  • Smart auto-channel added.
  • A-MSDU support added.
  • Automatic Tx power control (ATPC) added.
  • Device state information from WNMS agent added.
  • UAM (Web portal authentication) support for 2GHz units working in router mode added (throughput up to 20Mb/s).
  • Static routes in bridge mode added.
  • Wireless client L2 isolation added.
  • Reset tool support added.
Improvements
  • Status section statistics display improved. Statistics tab split into Network and Wireless tabs.
  • Improved scan feature for Station mode in the Configuration > Wireless tab. Pointing over desired SSID will pop a tool-tip up with MAC, Signal level and Security info.
  • WDS mode improved: added support to connect to Ubiquity and Mikrotik devices with WDS mode enabled.
  • Device branding during manufacturing improved. Added option to change default configuration file without firmware upgrade.
  • Internal instant changes handling algorithm improved.
  • Site survey scanning result display time improved. Static waiting time removed—now waiting time depends on how many channels are scanned.
  • Wireless ACL improved: GUI supports the MAC masking feature.
  • Improved wireless statistics status information listing on the WEB configuration page.
  • VLAN configuration improved: allows configuring management VLAN on the same radio interface that has the data VLAN.
  • Wireless ACL layout in the GUI improved.
  • VAP radio interfaces layout in the GUI improved.
  • Information | Wireless page tab improved in AP mode.
  • Delayed reboot tool improved. Added remaining time till reboot indication.
  • General performance improved.
  • Maximum allowed wireless client count increased from 31 to 127.
  • ARP-NAT functionally improved by allowing to pass-through VLAN tagged traffic.
  • Smart “Scanned SSID” filtering improved in Configuration > Wireless section.
  • Configuration file version support improved.
  • Message maximum age reduced for bridge network mode.
  • Ping tool improved: add packet size field validation.
  • Static routes configuration improved.
  • Statistics mechanism improved.
  • Comply regulations usability improved.
  • VAP count increased to 7.
  • Message when applying link settings improved.
  • Error message improved for when setting have no username or password.
  • PPPoE settings improved in Status tab.
  • Spectrum analyzer improved for all products.
  • Static routes configuration improved.
  • Ebtables rules handling improved for when peers are connected.
  • Instant change failure timeout increased to 40 seconds.