Important Notices for Firmware 6.2.1
- Internal Network Firewall Rules Will Need to Be Reconfigured: To increase protection for traffic running between internal networks, Firmware 6.2.1 introduces the new “Internal Network Firewall Rules” table. If you have previously added firewall rules with both the source and destination pointing to internal networks, please reenter the rules under the new “Internal Network Firewall Rules” table.
- Upgrade APs to 3.5.2 Before Upgrading to 6.2.1: When running Firmware 6.2.1, Peplink routers will be unable to upgrade APs running 3.5.0 or below using upgrade packs. If you are using a Peplink router to manage APs running 3.5.0 or below, please upgrade to Peplink AP Firmware 3.5.2 before upgrading your Peplink router.
- Router Utility 1.4.1 Incompatible with Firmware 6.2.1: If you are using Router Utility 1.4.1 to manage your devices, please upgrade to Router Utility 1.4.2.
- Use InControl 2 to configure and customize a captive portal per SSID. Guests can connect using Facebook, Open Access, Guest Accounts, or with a Token. [Balance: One, All MAX models]
- Peplink products can now accept L2TP/IPsec connections, giving remote clients a safe and convenient way to remotely access trusted networks via a supported client device. Supported L2TP with IPsec client devices: Windows / OS X / iOS / Android. [All Balance / MediaFast / MAX models, Surf: SOHO]
- From Firmware 6.2.1 onwards, all AP controller enabled devices will support the maximum number of APs they can support without any licence activation. [All Balance / MediaFast Models, MAX: 700, OTG, BR1, BR2, HD2, HD2 mini, HD4]
- LACP (802.3ad) support has been extended to Balance 305/380 and above. These machines now have the ability to combine the bandwidth of multiple LAN ports into a single connection. [Balance: 305, 380, 580, 710, 1350, 2500, MediaFast: 500]
- For devices with USB WAN support or integrated cellular modems. Enter USSD codes in the WebUI to access functions such as payment. Feature availability and functionality varies by carrier. Full. [All Balance / MediaFast / MAX models, Surf: SOHO]
- Selected Balance models can now support USB Ethernet adapters, effectively turning the USB port into an Ethernet port. Please note that this is an experimental feature, supporting selected USB Ethernet adapters only. [Balance: 305, 380, 580, 710, 1350, 2500]
- H.A.: I n an HA configuration, the slave can now be managed by InControl 2, as well as deliver Email notifications. [Balance: 210, 310, 305, 380+, 2500, MediaFast : All Models, MAX: 700, HD2, HD2, mini, HD2 IP67, HD4]
- SNMP: Peplink products will now deliver SNMP traps for WAN up/down [All Balance / MediaFast / MAX models, Surf: SOHO]
- WiFi: The HD4 now supports concurrent 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi by changing WiFi WAN to WiFi AP. [MAX: HD4, MediaFast: HD4]
- PPPoE: Access the web admin page of a connected DSL modem on PPPoE WAN. [All Balance / MediaFast / MAX models, Surf: SOHO]
- DNS: Dedicate a specific interface to handle DNS inquiries for a specific domain name. [All Balance / MediaFast / MAX models, Surf: SOHO]
- WebUI: On the PepVPN (SpeedFusion) status page, a yellow icon indicates that WAN is in standby mode, rather than red. [All Balance / MediaFast / MAX models, Surf: SOHO]
- CLI: Use CLI to backup router configurations via TFTP. [All Balance / MediaFast / MAX models, Surf: SOHO]
- WiFi WAN: Added channel selection support in the WiFI WAN settings menu. [MAX: 700, OTG, BR1, BR2, HD2, HD4- MediaFast: HD2, HD4, Surf: SOHO]
- LAN Access: Determine which LANs and VLANs can access the router’s Web UI, CLI, and other control interfaces. [All Balance / MediaFast / MAX models, Surf: SOHO]
- PPTP: Balance models 380 and above could not support more than 30 PPTP connections. [Balance: 380+, 2500, MediaFas t: 500]
- OSPF: Learned routes do not show up on the OSPF & RIPv2 status page. [All Balance / MediaFast / MAX models, Surf: SOHO]
- PepVPN: The “Outbound Policy by domain name” function is unable to route traffic to PepVPN profiles. [All Balance / MediaFast / MAX models, Surf: SOHO]
- Security: IP Spoofing protection is not working correctly for WAN connections in IP Forwarding mode. [All Balance / MediaFast / MAX models, Surf: SOHO]
- GPS: GPS functionality now has improved reliability, recovering where it previously shut down. [MAX: BR1^, BR1 ENT, HD2, HD2 mini]
- Static Routes: Static routes cannot work on tagged VLANs. [All Balance / MediaFast / MAX models, Surf: SOHO]
- DNS: Unable to create A record with Custom IP Address [All Balance / MediaFast / MAX models, Surf: SOHO]
- Balance 310: Bandwidth Control Limits do not function. Affects Balance 310 Hardware Revision 4. [Balance: 310]
- PepVPN: PepVPN NAT mode clients on VLAN are unable to route traffic to the other devices in the same VLAN subnet. [All Balance / MediaFast / MAX models, Surf: SOHO]
- Cellular: The bandwidth allowance feature malfunctions for the BR1 series. [MAX: BR1 / BR1 ENT / BR2]
- PepVPN: P epVPN chart may show severe packet loss if encryption is enabled. [Balance: 2500, MAX: HD4, MediaFast: HD4]
- Captive Portal: The Captive Portal will not redirect if the DNS proxy has been disabled. [All Balance / MediaFast models, MAX: BR1, BR2, 700, HD2, HD4]
- Captive Portal: Support for Local Guest Account Mode has been temporarily suspended. This feature is scheduled to return in Firmware 6.3.0. [All Balance / MediaFast models, MAX: BR1, BR2, 700, HD2, HD4]
- Captive Portal: When logging into the Captive Portal using user authentication, clients will be unable to see the terms & conditions. [All Balance / MediaFast models, MAX: BR1, BR2, 700, HD2, HD4]
- PepVPN: When using iTunes or Remote to Airplay to an AppleTV over PepVPN, Bonjour Forwarding does not function. [All Balance / MediaFast / MAX models, Surf: SOHO]
- L2TP with IPSec: M ultiple Windows clients behind the same NAT router may not be able to establish L2TP/IPsec connections concurrently. [All Balance / MediaFast / MAX models, Surf: SOHO]
About Router Firmware:
Before you consider downloading this firmware, go to the system information page of the router and make sure that the currently installed version isn’t either newer or matching this release.
Due to the large variety of router models and different methods for upgrading the device, it is highly recommended that you read and, above all, understand the installation steps before you apply the new firmware, even if you are a power user.
In theory, these steps shouldn’t be much of a hassle for anyone, because manufacturers try to make them as easy as possible, even if they don’t always succeed. Basically, you must upload the new firmware to the router through its administration page and allow it to upgrade.
If you install a new version, you can expect increased security levels, different vulnerability issues to be resolved, improved overall performance and transfer speeds, enhanced compatibility with other devices, added support for newly developed technologies, as well as several other changes.
If you’re looking for certain safety measures, remember that it would be best if you perform the upload using an Ethernet cable rather than a wireless connection, which can be interrupted easily. Also, make sure you don’t power off the router or use its buttons during the installation, if you wish avoid any malfunctions.
If this firmware meets your current needs, get the desired version and apply it to your router unit; if not, check with our website as often as possible so that you don’t miss the update that will improve your device.