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pcWRT firmware v2.2.1 Release Notes

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  • #4377

    support
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    Changes included in this update (v2.2.1):

    • Improve handling of DoH/DoT enabled devices. Devices with DoH/DoT enabled will be allowed to access the Internet but web site blocking and safe search will be kept intact (you need to check both “Enforce Access Control” and “Block literal IP addresses” on the profile).
    • Add DNS over HTTPS support. You can enable DoH on the Internet Settings page by selecting one of the supported DoH providers.
    • Add CleanBrowsing integration. If you have a CleanBrowsing account, you can enter your CleanBrowsing API token on the Access Control page to bring your CleanBrowsing profiles down to the router.
    • Block search engines without safe-search option when safe search is enabled
    • Minor bug fixes

    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.
    #4379

    Casino
    Participant

    Can you tell us more about the CleanBrowsing integration? I don’t need to go to their website anymore?

    Thanks.

    • This reply was modified 10 months, 3 weeks ago by  Casino.
    #4382

    support
    Participant

    @casino You enter your CleanBrowsing API key on the router and the router will bring your CleanBrowsing profiles to the list of available DNS services. You can choose your CleanBrowsing profile from the dropdown. Without the integration, you’ll have to enter the DNS IP addresses manually by selecting “custom”.

    If you enable DNS over HTTPS on the router, then the router will send the DNS queries using your individualized DoH URL for CleanBrowsing. This is more secure and more accurate than the normal DNS queries over UDP, especially when your Internet connection is behind Carrier Grade NAT (CGNAT).

    You still need to log on the CleanBrowsing web site to control the filtering categories for each of your profiles.

    #4387

    support
    Participant

    How to enable DNS over HTTPS on the router: https://www.pcwrt.com/2020/10/how-to-enable-dns-over-https-on-the-pcwrt-router/. Once you switch over to DoH on the Internet Settings page, the Access Control functions will also use DoH for the service providers that support DoH.

    #4388

    Casino
    Participant

    I found a problem with the new firmware.

    It blocks Ad also if Ad block is disabled in the access control, i have tested it for more than 4 hours.

    Look at the images:

    http://www.mediafire.com/view/jplotsypjfbfvjd/ad1.png/file

    http://www.mediafire.com/view/ikwq8nrsqrn2ek1/ad2.png/file

    • This reply was modified 10 months, 3 weeks ago by  Casino.
    #4390

    support
    Participant

    @casino The controls in the Ad block Control page override the settings in the profile. The default ad blocking state for devices in a profile with ad blocking disabled is “no ad blocking”. But you can activate ad blocking on the “Ad block Control” page for each device.

    #4391

    Casino
    Participant

    In the adblock control the ad block is suspended but pcwrt blocks them anyway.

    Another thing, if i do the reboot, pcwrt automatically activates the block.

    I don’t know what i have to do.

    #4392

    Casino
    Participant

    Ad block is active again without no reason. I put it in suspended mode but it starts automatically and without any action on my part. I need to do a rollback.

    • This reply was modified 10 months, 3 weeks ago by  Casino.
    #4394

    support
    Participant

    @casino I cannot recreate your scenario. Everything worked as expected when I tested it. You may try to open a command line window and enter “nslookup doubleclick.net” to see what the output is.

    #4395

    Casino
    Participant

    I have done the rollback. Then i have reflashed the new firmware. Afther the flashing the ad block control is active by default, why?

    I have done the nslookup, look at the image

    Ad block suspended:
    http://www.mediafire.com/view/aaj17dc2ossuhjo/ad3.png/file

    Ad block active
    http://www.mediafire.com/view/0ykvuqqdd0q86v8/ad4.png/file

    How can i completally disable the ad block? With the old firmware i don’t have this problem.

    • This reply was modified 10 months, 3 weeks ago by  Casino.
    #4397

    support
    Participant

    @casino You can disable ad blocking for all profiles, and it’ll never be activated.

    #4398

    Casino
    Participant

    Thanks.

    #4399

    Casino
    Participant

    Nothing, ad block seems broken.

    Now ad block is active without any permission on my part. Ad block is unstoppable.

    #4400

    support
    Participant

    @casino Found the cause, will release an update soon.

    #4401

    support
    Participant

    @casino Update to v2.2.2, should have this fixed.

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