Firmware 8.1.2 RC 1

We would like to announce that Firmware 8.1.2 RC 1 is now available.

Supported models:
X Series, Balance, MAX, UBR, SpeedFusion Engine, FusionHub, Surf SOHO

Download Release Notes

Download the Firmware

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@Lai can you check the permissions on the release notes, getting an Access Denied when I try and visit it.

Edit:
Think the link should be https://download.peplink.com/resources/firmware-8.1.2rc1-release-notes.pdf

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I will try this out on my balance 20x. somewhat unrelated, Will peplink add quectel usb modem support at some point? this is a rather frequent question asked on other forums. Also, i cannot get telit modems to work no matter if it’s qmi or mbim. and lastly, Will you ever add a option for another openVPN WAN license? i have a use case for it.

thanks

Looking for confirmation that the majority of Balance 20 hardware are now pretty much EoL with the early notes in the firmware Release Notes.

Balance 20 Hardware Revision 1-6 will NOT be supported by further major firmware updates. They will receive Firmware 8.1.x maintenance releases as needed.

We have 3 of the revision 1-6’s and I need to know if I need to look into replacement this year budget wise.

Thanks!

Hi there,

There doesn’t seem to be a version for Balance 310 5G HW1.

Cheers

@AndrewDavies ,

B310 5G is the new model and sharing the firmware with the X Series models.

You can use the following firmware for your device.
https://download.peplink.com/firmware/epx/fw-epx_mbx_sdx-8.1.2-build5117.bin

The B310 5G will be added in the firmware download description soon.

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A post was split to a new topic: 5G Modules Discussion

Peplink also released a special firmware a couple of weeks ago that allows Starlink users to set up a static route out to a WAN port, so that users could view/check Starlink stats. Does this RC also include that capsbility?

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Applied to my 20x, no issues to report

Hi,

What is USCellular sim?

Kr,

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It’s another carrier in the us, https://www.uscellular.com/.
They don’t have as good of coverage as the big three, t-mobile, Verizon and Att.
You can see their coverage here: Tower Locator | U.S. Cellular

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Installed 8.1.2 build 5045 to BR1-classic. Found Incontrol2 missing the mobile signal detail (Such as RSRP / RSRQ etc…br111

@Madcodger, the feature will be available in 8.2.0. You may stay with the special firmware for the time being.

@bruce_kuok, we will patch the InControl2. Thanks for reporting this!

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Thanks, @TK_Liew . BTW, fantastic customer responsiveness on the part of Peplink to create that feature. Really made you folks shine in the Starlink user community!

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Can Peplink give us a network diagram of this feature?

Looks useful for other stuff.

Received a Max Transit 5G (MAX-TST-5GD-T-PRM) yesterday and could not get a Verizon Business SIM to connect with 8.1.2RC1. With Operator = Auto, the cell connection is stuck at “Connecting…”. With Operator = Custom and APN = “vzwinternet”, cell connection is stuck at “Obtaining IP address…”. Those results were the same with Health check disabled and set to SmartCheck.

The unit shipped with 8.1.1s076 Build 5076. Using that firmware version, the same SIM worked with the defaults: Operator = Auto (vzwinternet) and Health Check = SmartCheck.

So I am stuck running the firmware it shipped with for now.

In 8.2 can the mgmt ip /additional ip option be available on all wan links if it’s dhcp ,static , ppoe,wired wan, usb, wifi-as-wan, I think then it will cover all use cases.

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I definitely second the request to have the Management IP feature extended to all WAN connection types! Thanks!

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@gg.ia, I notice you have opened a ticket for the same problem. We will follow up with you on the ticket.

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