I was having this conversation via e-mail, but now I’m moving it to here for the benefit of everyone:
Hello guys, how are you?
I’ve tried the new 6.2.0 beta firmware, first of all thank you for your work. I’ve seen that you added a feature that I’ve once requested to Keith, a simplified interface for SF monitoring and testing.
As you might know I use Peplink router to live stream HD video over the internet, using the SF bonding capabilities. I always use 3G/4G USB dongles to provide a fast and reliable network to do the streaming.
This way I don’t use all of the features that the Peplink routers have, and sometimes when I’m training new people to operate the system, they get a little confused with so many options, so a couple months ago I’ve asked Keith about the possibility to create a simple interface focused on video streaming.
Here we are now, and here is my first impressions of the new SF monitoring system, I’ve created a video to show my workflow, please have a look:
As you can see in the video I think the interface got a little harder to work with. To make it better I would point the following:
1 - SF “Speedtest” and “Analyser” should not overlap the SF tunnel monitoring
2 - When you start the test and close the tab to vizualise the SF tunnel the test stops, this way I can’t perform my analyses.
3 - You have to click on the SF profile to unfold the tunnel details, I would keep that open by default. I understand that you made this way to make it simple when dealing with a lot of SF profiles, but on video stream you will basically use only one profile at time.
4 - To resolve items 1 and 2 I would place the Speedtest and Analyser buttons bellow the tunnel
5 - I would also remove the search boxes on top of everything, to make it cleaner
6 - I would love to be able log into this screen without passing trough the “admin + admin” screen. A direct way to access only the SF information would be very helpful.
Besides that I’ve noticed some instability on the SF tunnels, it was dropping a lot of the connections, could be the place I’am, but 6.1.2 felt more stable to me. But I’ll double check this.
I’ve also found a bug regarding to the SF monitoring when removing a USB modem, I’ve also made a video out of it. Maybe that could help you guys:
Thank you very much for your time and work.