*** THIS IS BETA FIRMWARE *** RV042 Firmware v1.3.8 Release Note Enhancements: 1. Support RV016-like Bandwidth Management. 2. Support RV016-like Port Management with the exception that VLAN is not supported. 3. RV042 will first check if its wan ip address changes before it tears down the IPSec tunnel and reconnect. The change is to mitigate a customer issue where the dsl modem is not configured to be in the bridge mode and its DHCP server is giving out 10-minute lease time, causing RV042 to reconnect the tunnel every 9 minutes. 4. Removed the 45-minute VPN retry limit when Keep Alive is enabled. 5. In the Access Rules Editing page, a new field "Enter Policy Name" was added and a scheduling option of 24 hours was added. 6. Enhanced the security of QuickVPN by supporting self-generated certificate on the router. Several functions (buttons) were added to the Certificate Management section on the VPN Client Access page. Administrator can generate new certificate, export certificate for admin backup, export certificate for QuickVPN clients, and import certificate for admin. The router's certificate needs to be delivered to all QuickVPN users and placed in the install directory of QuickVPN Client, e.g. C:\Program Files\Linksys\Linksys VPN Client\. This way the QuickVPN client will only trust these certificates placed in its local directory and will not be deceived by a hacker in the middle to connect to a hostile computer. With QuickVPN Client v1.0.47, when the client encounters a certificate that is not trusted, the client will pop up an warning message, suggesting the user quit the connection attempt. The export and import functions can be used when the admin wants to reset the router to factory default, but does not want to re-distribute the certificate to all of the QuickVPN users. Issues Fixed: 1. Fixed the TCP Window Scaling issue with Windows Vista beta. 2. Fixed an issue with MTU. After the VPN tunnel is established, changing MTU setting from Manual mode to Auto mode will cause on-going tunnel connection not able to transmit VPN traffic correctly 3. Fixed the known issue that the local DNS Server's IP address does not get passed to DHCP clients. 4. Updated the maximum number of entries for protocol binding from 30 to 100 in the Daul WAN help page. 5. Support the new PeanutHull DDNS service. The option, PeanutHull, was renamed to Oray.netPeanutHullDDNS on the DDNS setting page. The help page for DDNS was updated as well. (Note: In China, the specification of PeanutHull DDNS service was changed on Oct. 1st, 2006. Old PeanutHull DDNS client will not work after Oct. 1st.) Known Issues: 1. This is firmware is not compatible with some cable modems (e.g. Motorola Surfboard) that provide more than 2 DNS Server entries to RV042 whose WAN connection type is DHCP - the router will keep rebooting. 2. After firmware upgrade, the router needs a power reset to function properly. **If firmware upgrade should fail using the Web UI, a TFTP utility can be used to load the v18.104.22.168 firmware into the router. You could then upgrade the firmware to the latest version using the Web UI.** Please contact linksys Support for the Beta Firmware.