We are proud to introduce Firmware 8.1. In addition to enabling SpeedFusion Cloud, this Firmware strengthens Wi-Fi security, helps you monitor your network, while adding highly requested features:
| SpeedFusion Cloud:
Firmware 8.1 enables the SpeedFusion Cloud. Achieve unbreakable connectivity from anywhere in the world using just a single Peplink device.
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|Drop-In Mode Enabled for All Devices: Drop-In Mode is now supported by all routers. Place the router into any network environment and add new WANs without altering the configuration of other devices.|
| Unbreakable Time Server:
Peplink routers can now serve as a local NTP server, providing connected devices with the accurate time upon start-up. Routers can get the accurate UTC from either an external NTP server or via GPS, ensuring that connected devices always receive the correct time.
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|Bandwidth Bonding Included for MediaFast 500 and 700: The MediaFast 500 and 700 now have SpeedFusion Bandwidth Bonding enabled by default, providing them with the ability to deliver unbreakable connectivity straight out of the box.|
More Virtualization Options
|Run KVM to Virtualize Linux Environments and More: Some MediaFast models now support KVM, allowing them to host a greater range of virtual machines including ones based on Linux.|
Stronger Wireless Security
|WPA3 Support: WPA3 increases your network security with additional encryption protocols and support for perfect forward secrecy. Now available on all Wi-Fi capable Peplink routers.|
|802.11w Support for Wi-Fi WAN: The 802.11w wireless protocol builds additional security on top of previous technologies, protecting the confidentiality of management frames as well as the data itself.|
Deeper Traffic Insights
|More Insight into SpeedFusion Traffic: Realtime SpeedFusion graphs display important events affecting packet flow. Each WAN-to-WAN connection has its own graph for quick and easy troubleshooting.|
|Upgraded DPI Report on InControl : The InControl DPI report now shows deeper information by breaking down categories (e.g. File Sharing) into sub-categories (e.g. iCloud, OneDrive, Google Drive). The report also shows DPI history.|
| Use Netflow to Gain Traffic Insights:
Your Peplink router can now export Netflow information, which you can use to generate reports from a NetFlow analyzer of your choice. To enable this feature, please login to the Web Admin Interface as an administrator and type the following URL in your web browser:
http://”xx.xx.xx.xx”/cgi-bin/MANGA/support.cgi (where xx.xx.xx.xx is the ip address of your device).