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    Jason Anderson

    Yes, and now DHCP has stopped working.

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    Paul S

    I woke up and half of my house was offline, and it continued throughout the day.  I ended up having to reconnect many devices manually to get them back on-line.  Did anyone see a release note to what this firmware update is?

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    Jason Anderson

    I honestly have never seen release notes for any firmware update, nor any advance notice of release.

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    David Tay

    Wait, there was a new firmware update?

    <Quickly logging into the Portal router to check>

    Looks like IDL did push out a new firmware.

    My Portal (running in AP/bridge mode) shows the following:

    Uptime: 20:26:53 up 15:24, load average: 0.09, 0.13, 0.18

    AP version: Portal-1.4.233_prod-1.2.215

    Knock on wood, but no issues so far that I am aware of.

    No updates on the firmware changelog page yet either:

    https://support.portalwifi.com/hc/en-us/sections/206730987-Firmware-Release-Changelog

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    Paul S

    I’m still not sure what was updated with the new firmware, but I have noticed that all my devices keep losing connection because they are jumping from 2.4 ghz to 5 ghz or band steering is changing the connected node.  The issue has been happening all week and today has been the worse.  I also noticed that the guest network still has not been fixed and it’s a real pain; the web GUI & app are not synced, and I believe the guest network only transmits from the main Portal and not the mesh node which is real issue.

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    David Tay

    Just got the notification that they [Portal Team/IDL] updated the page and posted the changelog for the new firmware:

     

    https://support.portalwifi.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000591094-Firmware-Release-1-2-215

     

    Here's the changelog that was posted:

    Firmware Release 1.2.215 by Portal Team 

     

    This is a non-critical release created to address bugs in features and improve stability 

    • Fixes an issue in Parental Control where the hour may shift when entering/leaving the daylight saving time
    • Bluetooth security enhancement
    • System memory optimization
    • Networking stability fix
    • Rescue mode fix
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    David Tay

    @Paul S -

    I noticed sometime yesterday, my Portal (in AP/bridge mode) was showing a red "circle" on the the top of the unit and all my devices were offline.  What's even odd is that my primary router (ASUS RT-AC68U) was apparently offline as well even though it was powered up and connected, but I couldn't login to the router.  Only fix was to power cycle both the ASUS router and the Portal unit and everything was back to normal.  Not sure what exactly the root cause was that affected both LAN and WLAN but it was weird.

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    Jason Anderson

    Factory reset solved the DHCP issue.

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