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New firmware for WRVS4400N released on Linksys.com - Version 1.01.03

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by skorell, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. skorell

    skorell Network Guru Member

    WRVS4400N Firmware Release Note.

    Version: 1.01.03

    *** Due to the new features added in this new release, the configuration
    *** file of an earlier firmware cannot be used after the firmware is upgraded
    *** to v1.01.03. Please reset the router to factory default after the upgrade.

    *** Be sure to backup your configuration file first in case you want to
    *** revert the firmware back to an earlier version.


    Enhancements:

    1. Support 802.1Q VLAN (up to 4) including access/trunk modes on LAN ports and access mode only on wireless interface.
    2. Support advanced IPv6 features on LAN ports:
    - 6to4 tunnels to connect IPv6 islands through IPv4 Internet
    - Support 6to4 Access Control List to allow traffic between trusted IPv6 islands only
    - Support static IPv6 DNS entries for hosts across 6to4 tunnels
    - Support DHCP server for IPv6
    3. Support Custom DNS provided by DynDNS.org.
    4. Support DHCP static IP based on MAC address. Up to 50 entries are supported.
    5. IPSec VPN supports remote gateway defined by a DDNS domain name.
    6. QuickVPN supports self-generated certificate on the VPN Client Accounts page.
    7. QoS supports bandwidth management (layer-3 QoS).
    8. QoS supports DSCP/CoS/port-based QoS (layer-2 QoS).
    9. Event logging supports multiple severity levels.
    10. Email Alert supports SMTP Authentication.
    11. L2 Switch supports port mirroring, and RSTP.
    12. DHCP Server (in the Setup->LAN page) supports multiple subnets, once multiple VLANs are created.
    13. Support routing between VLANs, which can be enabled/disabled in the Setup->Advanced Routing page.
    14. Support option to block management GUI access by wireless clients.
    15. Update IPS Signature file to 1.29.
    16. Change 11n default channel bandwidth to 20MHz.
    17. US and EU versions are now supported in one firmware. The version booting up will be determined by hardware.
    18. Support MS-CHAPv2 for PPPoE authentication.

    Bug fixes:

    1. Check WAN IP address validity based on subnetmask configured.

    Known Issues:

    1. QVPN v1.2.6 (Vista version) behind a NAT router cannot connect to WRVS4400N on the Internet.
    2. Subnetmask 255.255.255.252 cannot be configured on LAN and it should be removed from the drop-down menu.
    3. NAPT-PT should allow IPv6-only hosts to access IPv4 servers on Internet by hostname. However, this feature is not working.
     
  2. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Yep, this is the firmware I've been testing. If it's now available, give it a shot. Again, the only thing that was a downer for Kspare and myself was the implementation of Qos and Qvpn still not being that good.

    Otherwise check it out and let us know what you might find.

    Jay
     
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Beware of using QoS, it can break things:)
     
  4. tony4d

    tony4d LI Guru Member

    Cool, interested to hear if WPA works without dropping connections all day.
     
  5. blake_

    blake_ LI Guru Member

    Finally some business grade firmware. If this didn't come I was going to return my WRVS4400N for the 2nd time because it just doesn't do what it's supposed to running on older firmwares - this new version has fixed all the flakiness and other problems I was having.

    Thanks Linksys!
     
  6. octopussy

    octopussy LI Guru Member

    Hi there,
    Just tried the static IP mapping with mac adress, seems to not work for me.
    Otherwise, I had an UPnP problem with previous firmware: after an undetermined amount of time, the UPnP crash on the router, and prevent me to use UPnP anymore on my PC. So, I will keep you posted on this.
    For everything else, it seems more robust than before :)

    Octo!
     
  7. tony4d

    tony4d LI Guru Member

    Are you using firefox to set static ip maps? The RVS4000 had a js bug in firefox at one point when trying to add static ip maps. You should try IE if you haven't.
     
  8. tony4d

    tony4d LI Guru Member

    Can you comment on wireless performance/stability when using WPA/WPA2?
     
  9. blake_

    blake_ LI Guru Member

    Well I have *never* been able to get this router working correctly up until now. The only reason I bought it was to stream to my AppleTV on 11n, and it has always been flaky, dropping out, inconsistent pings, etc etc.

    Right now it is working exactly how I would have expected, and I'm using 11n with WPA2. No dropouts, pings are all 1 or 2ms.

    One side-note, uTorrent seems to kill it - the WAN interface goes down and I cannot log onto the web interface, but all LAN activity continues fine... needs a reboot to fix. I haven't played around with any uTorrent settings or removed torrents, etc, to try and fix the problem but it's certainly more of an issue in this firmware than previously.

    All-in-all, this router is finally (after 6 months of annoyance) doing what I wanted it to do in the first place. You also get a nicer interface similar to the RV series routers I've used.

    ** Edit: I've actually just noticed that while streaming video to the AppleTV all other traffic slows right down. I'll do some more testing when I get a chance.
     
  10. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    what settings do you have in utorrent? are you limiting connections/speeds to the router from utorrent. maybe your utorrent is maxing out the uploads?
     
  11. octopussy

    octopussy LI Guru Member

    I'm currently using IE7 under Windows Vista Ultimate Edition. I added 4 entries, and none of my 4 PCs get its IP address assigned from the DHCP Server given their mac address. If you read the Help on this, they say the static IP mapping can help external machines (ie from internet) to connect to your local network through VPN (I guess through QuickVPN tool) to get a specific IP. So may be it has something to do with that.
     
  12. MacGuruTX

    MacGuruTX LI Guru Member

    Well putting this version on bricked my router. I just get the two blinking lights on the front. So in with the backup and figure out how to get the thing back up:thumbdown:
     
  13. MrZimm

    MrZimm Guest

    Can you testify as to how you see Qos Break things.

    I'm very curious about your statement. I'm about to install the newest firmware and your statement about QoS breaking (something) worries me.

    What have you noticed? Pros/Cons for the new firmware upgrades to the QoS.

    Thanks

    Z
     

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