If this question has already been vetted here I apologize up front. Wasn’t really sure what string to search on in past threads. ;>
Over the past several years we have been able to easily and unceremoniously download fw upgrades for these wonderful machines. Last download was for a Balance 30, fw v6.3.0.
Just updated a Balance 30 to 6.3.2 and upon boot now being told to unlock the firmware. The necessary steps to unlock what I am reminded as being free firmware do not look all that appetizing.
Is there any good technical reason for having done this? Who exactly is “in control” once you add your device to InControl. My paranoid mind tells me this is a step to track my peplink devices. At a minimum. My raging paranoia is justified only in that is the trend for nearly every darn online activity known to man.
Fellow IT professionals, I am mistaken, right? InControl is all about putting us in control. I can dispense with my delirium?