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pcWRT firmware v1.26 Release Notes

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  • #2014

    support
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    Changes included in this update:

    • Added bandwidth monitor app to track bandwidth usage for each connected device.
    • Enhancements for compatibility between parental control and UDP port forwarding.
    • Added system configuration restore option to restore only parental control settings. This is helpful when you need to migrate parental control settings between different router models.
    • Renamed “Parental Control” to “Access Control”.
    • Enhanced Internet logging function to log the first 15 bytes sent over a new connection.
    • Added option to allow/block TCP/UDP ports.
    • Added functionality to temporarily extend WiFi time without changing WiFi schedule.
    • Fixed a bug where network configurations are wiped out when there are a large number of named devices.
    • Fixed bug in Internet Settings where custom DNS settings cannot be deleted.
    • Upgraded WiFi driver for TORONTO-N.

    Upgrade steps:

    1. Have your configuration backup ready. Create a backup of your current configuration file, if you don’t have one.
    2. Click the “Check for Updates” button in the System Settings page. Follow the instructions to upgrade.
    3. After successful upgrade, create a new router settings backup file from the System Settings page and save it in a safe place.

    Important Note for TORONTO-N: Your current configuration might be wiped out during this upgrade because of the WiFi driver upgrade. Use the “Restore Backup” button in the System Settings page to restore only parental control settings. Then manually reconfigure your WiFi settings.

    #2016

    RichardGV
    Participant

    Love the new and long-due features, but am totally disgusted by losing all my years of configuration changes (smart home, profiles, calendars, etc.). Just want to chuck the thing in the trash at this point.

    I highly suggest putting a huge warning at the beginning (not end) of any FW update notification email and FW update description if an update will overwrite a current configuration. Better yet, pop up a dialog box that warns the user and offers to make a backup of the configuration BEFORE any FW update.

    #2017

    support
    Participant

    @richardgv You can use the System Settings page to restore most of your settings (check the “Access Control Only” box in the popup, which is checked by default). Then you need to manually update your WiFi settings.

    #2018

    support
    Participant

    @richardgv Good suggestion. Will update the firmware update dialog to display warning for always having a system backup ready before any FW upgrade.

    #2020

    dubyasqrd
    Participant

    Hello–

    This update slowed my router speed to a crawl. Any thoughts as to why? I had to roll back my configuration.

    Thank you.

    #2021

    support
    Participant

    @dubyasqrd What is your router model? Does this happen to all connected devices or ones that are further away from the router?

    #2023

    Casino
    Participant

    This is HUGE improvement! THANKS!

    #2024

    Casino
    Participant

    Sorry but really i can’t find the option for to block TCP/UDP Ports…..

    #2025

    Pullmanite
    Participant

    Not sure if I bricked by router. I did not see the warning about the update losing settings and did not have a backup of my settings, hence nothing to load. During the update, I was met with a webpage with three lines of semi-cryptic code. I went back to factory settings and still cannot access the Internet with the router (I’m running off the modem right now.)

    Looks like I’ll be rolling back to an earlier firmware if possible.

    #2026

    Pullmanite
    Participant

    The NET light on the router does not illuminate and Windows reports the DNS server is not responding.

    Just curious: did anyone else see that odd webpage reporting an error during the firmware download/update?

    Also, is there a way to manually download the firmware update now that I can’t connect?

    #2030

    support
    Participant

    @dubyasqrd The WiFi issue for TORONTO-AC has been fixed with update v1.26.1.

    #2031

    support
    Participant

    @casino To block TCP port 8080, enter :8080T in the Blocked URLs box. To block UDP port 23, enter :23U in the Blocked URLs box. To block port 4343 for both TCP and UDP, simply enter :4343.

    #2032

    support
    Participant

    @pullmanite Can you connect to the router by WiFi or by wire? Can you access the router management page with http://192.168.10.1 or http://pcwrt.lan? If yes, please send a screenshot of the Status page to [email protected]. If no, please take a picture of the router after it’s fully powered up and sent it. We’ll help you resolve the issue.

    #2034

    Pullmanite
    Participant

    The issue seemed to resolve itself this evening after several hours. Not sure what happened, but it cleared itself up. I was able to connect directly to the cable modem but could not get a wired or WiFi connection from the router.

    #2037

    Casino
    Participant

    Thanks, but, maybe would be better write a guide on the blog for this “hidden” option. A GUI for to block TPC/UDP would be great.

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