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v1.x.70 (v1.x.71/v1.x.72/v1.x.73 for certain AP models)

Common

  • Add multi-language support for System Name in LSP--You can modify the name of your AP from the cloud page where multiple languages are supported. Any changes made will synchronize to the LSP page “Device Overview” -> “System Name” field
  • Update LSP web GUI style--We've revamped the LSP web GUI with a sleek and modern design, enhancing visual appeal without compromising any of the existing LSP functionality. Enjoy an updated interface that not only looks stylish but also aligns with contemporary design standards, providing a more visually pleasing and user-friendly experience.
  • Support shaping policies or block schemes on a per-application basis--Elevate network management with our SSID traffic throttling feature, now upgraded to customize bandwidth limits for specific applications such as YouTube, Apple iCloud, Facebook, Netflix, Apple App Store, and Line, etc. Facilitate enterprise clients to efficiently allocate limited bandwidth, ensuring optimal service delivery for a larger clientele.
  • If mDNS forwarding is enabled, BCMC suppression will not block mDNS packets.
  1. 1.
    mDNS (Multicast DNS) Overview:
    mDNS, or Multicast DNS, is a protocol that allows devices on a local network to discover and connect to each other without the need for a centralized DNS (Domain Name System) server. It enables automatic assignment of domain names to devices, making it easier for users to access services on the network without manual configuration.
    In practical terms, mDNS simplifies the process of identifying and connecting to devices such as printers, smart home devices, and other networked services within a local environment. Instead of relying on traditional DNS, which typically involves a central server, mDNS uses multicast packets to resolve domain names to IP addresses directly on the local network.
  2. 2.
    BCMC (Broadcast/Multicast Control) suppression Functionality:
    On the other hand, BCMC, or Broadcast/Multicast Control, is a feature designed to manage and control the impact of broadcast and multicast traffic on a network. Broadcasting and multicasting can lead to increased network congestion and reduced efficiency, especially in large-scale deployments.
    BCMC helps address these challenges by suppressing or controlling unnecessary broadcast and multicast traffic. By doing so, it ensures that the network operates more efficiently, reducing the risk of bandwidth saturation and enhancing overall performance.
  3. 3.
    Interplay between mDNS and BCMC:
    In certain network scenarios, there may be a potential conflict between mDNS and BCMC functionalities. By allowing mDNS packets to pass through when mDNS forwarding is enabled, the network ensures that devices can continue to discover and communicate with each other seamlessly using the mDNS protocol. This synergy between mDNS and BCMC functionality aims to strike a balance between efficient network management and the need for smooth, decentralized device discovery and connectivity in local environments.
  • Client List supports more OS types - Meta VR devices, Honeywell IoT device…etc--Clients List feature now includes expanded compatibility with various operating systems such as Meta VR devices, Honeywell IoT devices, and more. To ensure ongoing accuracy and relevance, we regularly update our fingerprint identification system. This proactive approach allows us to seamlessly integrate newly released devices into the Cloud Clients List page, ensuring that you have precise and up-to-date information about connected clients.
  • SSID on LAN : support AD and LDAP captive portal authentication.
  • Disable 6GHz radio if selected Wi-Fi encryption is not supported on the 6GHz band.
  • Support 6GHz all-channel-utilization scan in diag tool.

v1.5.67/v1.6.67 (Hotfix for certain AP models)

Common
  • Fixed the issue for encountering failure when selecting specific country: Liechtenstein, Montenegro, or Angola.

v1.3.65 (v1.5.66/v1.6.66 for certain AP models)

Common

  • Update openssl version (from 1.1.1n to 3.0.9) to support TLS1.2
  • Optimize captive portal re-authentication with backup cache.
  • Improve client balance background scan algorithm: optimize the algorithm flow by reducing unnecessary actions in client balance background scan algorithm to increase the efficiency.
  • Set BCMC suppression enabled by default. Enabling BCMC suppression may eliminate unnecessary broadcast and multicast packets from Ethernet to wireless interface and result in less wireless interference.
  • Set min. bitrate value as 12Mbps for each radio interface. Higher minimum bitrate value can help reduce the client connections with lower signal strength and result in faster roaming to other AP to avoid AP sticky connection issue.

v1.3.61 (v1.5.61 for certain AP models)

Common

  • Fixed traffic log for wrong format issue.
  • Fixed abnormal banned message displaying when message length is more than one line.
  • Don't force disabling accounting server in voucher service.
  • Fixed Wi-Fi crash issue in v1.x.60 FW which caused system reboot.
  • Adjust DHCP Discover-packet sending scheme when both L2 isolation and portal are enabled.

v1.3.60 (v1.5.60 for certain AP models)

Common

  • Update channel spec to v230404.
  • Revise L2-Isolation to allow broadcast and multicast traffics to go through.
  • Add a new function for channel candidate list.
  • Enhance Application Analysis to support per-client statistics.
  • Disable default open Management SSID.
  • Enhance DCS mechanism to support CSA (Channel Switching Announcement).

v1.3.56 (v1.5.56/v1.6.56 for certain AP models)

Common

  • Fixed vulnerability issue (CVE-2022-38546).

v1.3.55 (v1.5.55/v1.6.55 for certain AP models)

Common

  • Support SNMPv3 with multiple user accounts.
  • Support application blocking feature.
  • Support 802.11r in more security types:
(a) WPA3 Personal (SAE)
(b) WPA3-Personal/WPA2-PSK mixed
(c) WPA3 Enterprise with suite-b disabled

The following are for Wi-Fi 6 AP models:

  • Support packet capture functions. (Except for ECW215)
  • WPA3-Personal supports Dynamic Client VLAN Pooling.
  • WPA3-Enterprise supports external Radius with VLAN assignment.
  • Support DFS channel 144.

v1.3.51 (v1.5.51/v1.6.51 for certain AP models)

ECW115

  • Fixed the issue that PSE function doesn’t work.

ECW130

  • This f/w version is for the first release.

ECW215

  • Fixed the issue that Wi-Fi STA can’t access internet with MyPSK+VLAN SSID at some environment.

ECW220S/ECW230S

  • Fixed the issue with high CPU loading when users enabled Air-Guard function under multiple ECW-AP S model environment.

v1.3.50 (v1.5.50/v1.6.50 for certain AP models)

Common

  • Update openssl to 1.1.1n
  • Support AD server with multi-group feature.
  • Optimize Wi-Fi reload time.
  • Support Wi-Fi Calling QoS.
  • Support 1000 myPSK rules per AP.

The following are for Wi-Fi 6 AP models:

  • Support SSID-based IPSec VPN tunneling (StrongSWAN).
  • Support EnGenius auto VPN (mediator).
  • Support SMBv2/v3 for AD authentication.

The following are for AP models with Scanning Radio

  • Support BLE Presence Reporting.

v1.3.42 (v1.5.48/v1.6.48 for certain AP models)

Common

  • Adjust EAP-Enterprise rekey interval to avoid wireless IOT issues.

v1.3.41 (v1.5.47/v1.6.47 for certain AP models)

Common

  • Fix hostapd daemon dead issue.
  • Add protection for hostapd zombie symptom.
  • Fix VLAN by RADIUS issue.

v1.3.39 (v1.5.46/v1.6.46 for certain AP models)

Common

  • Enhance IOT client association compatibility.

v1.3.38 (v1.5.45/v1.6.45 for certain AP models)

Common

  • Support RADIUS CoA disconnect-client requests (802.1x)
  • Support SmartTV SSID
  • LSP page encloses language support for Japanese language.

The following are for Wi-Fi 6 AP models:

  • Resolved Fragattack vulnerability issues.
  • Support EoGRE tunnel and DHCP option 82.

The following are for Wi-Fi 6E AP models:

  • 6GHz supports HT160 bandwidth option.

The following are for AP models with Scanning Radio

  • WIDS supports co-defense scheme.

v1.3.36 (v1.5.41/42 for certain AP models)

  • Support multiple domains of AD server.
  • Adjust DCS algorithm.
  • Recognize new iOS/MAC OS version.
  • Fixed captive portal for IPv6 issue.
  • Adjust log messages.
  • Fixed diag tool/Speed Test issue
  • (The following are for Wi-Fi 6 AP models' f/w update)
  • Add configuration to accept RADIUS server's VLAN attribute or not.
  • Support wireless spectrum analysis.
  • Support DFS channel fallback scheme.
  • Support MAC-based authentication with RADIUS (OPEN).
  • WPA3-SAE and WAP3/WAP2 mixed mode support Dynamic Client VLAN Pooling.
  • (The following are for AP models with Scanning Radio)
  • Support zero-wait DFS.
  • Support EnGenius Air Guard features.
  • Support instant WIDS event log report.
  • Execute diag tool/All Channel Utilization by scanning radio

v1.3.35 (v1.5.35 for certain AP models)

  • Support DCS (Dynamic Channel Selection) by background scanning.
  • Enhance bcmc function that may block DHCP broadcast OFFER/ACK packets.
  • Support auto-channel with "Exclude DFS" config.
  • Support EnGenius cloud diagnostic mode.
  • Wi-Fi 6 AP models enclose fix for FragAttacks security issue.

v1.3.30 (v1.5.30 for certain AP models)

  • Support system-reserved IP range pool.
  • Improve Wi-Fi performance for ECW115, ECW120, and ECW160 while enabling app-detection.
  • Support RADIUS CoA disconnect-client requests.
  • Perform periodically scanning for 802.11k report without background scanning.
  • Support intelligent band-steering.
  • Support proxy ARP.
  • Support 802.1x/captive portal with Google Auth.
  • Support RADIUS WISPr traffic control and traffic quantity attributes.
  • Support RADIUS MAC-Auth in captive portal.
  • Support captive portal authentication by LDAP/AD server: single SSID, single server.
  • Support fail-safe image upgrade from cloud server for ECW115, ECW120, and ECW160
  • Update 2.4GHz HT20 auto-channel algorithm for using 1,6,11 channels.

v1.3.28 (v1.4.28/v1.5.28 for certain AP models)

  • Resolved FragAttack vulnerability issues for ECW115/120/160.
  • Optimized wireless connectivity for 11AX models.

v1.3.27 (v1.4.27 for certain AP models)

  • Fix target assert issue caused by iPhone11/iPhone12 for 802.11ax models.
  • Add log message for Wi-Fi reload event.
  • Add protection to prevent Wi-Fi interface could not be brought up.
  • Force client balancing disabled on ECW220/ECW230.
  • Update failsafe image for Dakota platform to accommodate management VLAN.
  • Optimize FW upgrade procedures on Dakota models.

v1.3.26 (v1.4.26 for certain AP models)

  • Support Facebook Wi-Fi.
  • Add client's TX/RX Byte information in disassociation event log.
  • Modify LSP Page about HTTP/HTTPS proxy setting.
  • Handle HTTP error code 504 upon check-in to cloud server.

v1.3.25 (v1.4.25 for certain AP models)

  • Handle private MAC address detection with blocked info messages.
  • Adjust mesh related syslog contents.
  • Allow SSID profile applied to LAN port for wired clients (Phase-1 enhancement for ECW115).
  • Support RSTP.
  • Support background scanning ON/OFF option.
  • Update certificate for HTTPS access to LSP page.

v1.3.23 (v1.4.23 for certain AP models)

  • Handle larger max. client limit value from cloud server.
  • Fixed the issue that LED on/off would trigger network reload with specific configurations.

v1.3.22 (v1.4.22 for certain AP models)

  • Support MAC address authentication with RADIUS server.
  • Support MyPSK with RADIUS server authentication.
  • Handle VLAN ID attribute from RADIUS authentication responses.
  • Support SSDP responder and adjust mDNS response content.

v1.3.21 (v1.4.21 for certain AP models)

  • Band Steering feature encloses improvement for 802.11k/v and utilizes 802.11r fasting roaming technique to avoid re-authentication upon connection to different radio band.
  • Procedures of applying WLAN configuration has been optimized to shorten needed time for setting update.
  • Enhance Captive Portal secure login with HTTPS-based information exchange.
  • Support my-PSK with dynamic VLAN for WPA2-PSK authentication. (only available from EnGenius Cloud, not external radius)
  • Mesh AP node supports traffic shaping.
  • Support SNMP v2/v3 for local management with Get function.
  • Support multicast to unicast per radio.
  • Captive Portal feature supports client-leave-network timeout.
  • Support Client Balancing to steer the client to connect to best available AP.
  • Support dynamic VLAN (VLAN Pooling).
  • Support Broadcast/Multicast suppression.

v1.3.15 (v1.4.15 for certain AP models)

  • Adjust channel candidates of Auto-channel selection (ACS).
  • Adjust power table limitation of Malaysia and Indonesia.

v1.3.14 (v1.4.14 for certain AP models)

  • Apply auto-channel selection mechanism update

v1.3.12 (v1.4.12 for certain AP models)

  • Apply regulatory domain update

v1.3.11 (v1.4.11 for certain AP models)

  • Improve throughput performance on ECW115, ECW120, and ECW160
  • Adjust DTIM from 2 to 3
  • Adjust amsdu parameter from 7 to 3 for Wi-Fi 6 models
  • Turn Uplink OFDMA on by default for Wi-Fi 6 models

v1.3.10

  • Support Client Balancing
  • Support scheduling system reboot
  • Support L2-Isolation exception rules for VIP feature
  • Support radius NAS-id/port/addr attributes
  • Support software reset-to-default for mobile App
  • Captive portal supports redirurl parameter

v1.3.8

  • Fixed the issue that AP may become unstable when some 2.4GHz-only WiFi clients try connecting to AP.
  • Fixed the issue that AP may hang up where the SSID profile included “hidden” and users downgrade firmware from v1.3.9 to v1.3.7

v1.3.7

Resolve connectivity issue when SSID included space character.

v1.3.6

  • Add log for blocking message clients.
  • Add log for the action of kicking clients.

v1.3.5

  • Adjust client isolation behavior in NAT mode.
  • Support DNS settings per SSID.
  • Support wireless association banned message.
  • Support https redirect of captive portal.

v1.3.4

  • L2 (MAC Address) client Block List per SSID.
  • An advanced feature called Traffic Log to send more wireless client information to dedicated syslog server.
  • An advanced feature called presence reporting which makes the AP continuously gathering 802.11 probe request frames sent by wireless clients and then sending the data to specific 3rd party server.
  • Foundation to support Client Timeline in Cloud.

v1.3.2

  • TX Power tuning options now start from 1 to 10 dBm.
  • Support LED blinking to trigger an AP to blink its LED for 10 seconds and help user to quickly identify the AP.

v1.2.18

  • Support WPA3.
  • Support Mesh Auto Pairing.
  • Support the way to access LSP (local support page) with URL http://EnGenius.local and discover AP with Bonjour protocol.
  • Support the way to show system status with specific SSID name to ease the troubleshooting on device on-boarding.
  • NAT/Bridge mode now is configurable per SSID. They are supported only in Captive Portal in previous version.
  • Support the option to discard association requests from legacy 802.11a/b/g clients.