Tuesday, February 28, 2012

CradlePoint Releases 3.5 Firmware

CradlePoint yesterday released 3.5 firmware for the following 3G/4G Routers:

Looks like there is additional modem support (including the CradlePoint MC200LE), new modems from India Carriers, Virgin Mobile MC760 and a bunch of new features for MBR1400/CBA400/450, CBR600/650) that include:
  • Internet -> WAN Affinity. You can create policies for mapping traffic from LAN to WAN networks. You can, for example, set all port 80 traffic to go over a wired WAN connection and all port 500 traffic to go out a modem. You can also apply failover rules to WAN connections, so if the WAN connection goes down you can select if the traffic will be blocked or redirected.
  • Network Settings -> WiPipe QoS. A significant number of changes to the QoS system have been made, and the UI has been redesigned. Both Upload and Download bandwidth can be managed. Bandwidth rules can be set to a percentage of the available bandwidth and can also be set to borrow from higher priority rules if they have spare bandwidth.

  • Internet -> Connection Manager has buttons to enable/disable all devices for Load Balance and Enable settings.
  • Network Scheduling. Network Settings -> WiFi/Local Networks -> Local Network Editor -> Schedule has been added to allow a user to control when a Network will be available. This is meant for Hotspot administration, but can be used in other situations.

Look for a full review on EVDOinfo.com in the coming days....

Also, for customer comments on this release, see: Cradlepoint Firmware 3.5 [Success/Failure]?