- Live Throughput
- Transparent Bridge Mode
- Blocked Flow Diagnostics
- Customized DNS over HTTPS
1. Live Throughput (Gold + Blue Plus)
See how much bandwidth your network is consuming in real-time.
- This widget is only available if you are directly connected to the LAN network
- Router Mode (Gold): Upload bandwidth and download bandwidth
- Other Modes (Blue + and Gold): Total bandwidth (Upload + Download)
Note: If you are using iOS, and not able to see the live throughput chart when connected to the local network, the "Local Network" Access for Firewalla App is turned on:
- On your iOS device's home screen (iOS 14 or later), tap Settings. Privacy -> Local network.
- Turn on local network access for the Firewalla app.
2. Transparent Bridge Mode (Gold)
Firewalla Transparent Bridge Mode is a way of placing a Firewalla device into the middle of an existing network without modifying the IP address of the network. If you have an existing network, and you do not want to modify the IP assignment, or your network is not compatible with the Firewalla Simple Mode and also don't want to use the DHCP mode. This mode is the best for you.
If you'd like to switch your box to bridge mode, just go to your box's main screen, scroll down to find the Monitoring button -> Mode, tap bridge mode and follow the guide to switch.
3. Blocked Flow Diagnostics
Since App 1.45, we've supported the ability to show you the blocked network flows. Many of you loved the visibility and are curious about why the flows are being blocked.
Now we are providing you with a shortcut to the Rule Diagnostics tool. When you tap on a block flow, you'll find a button at the bottom of the flow detail: "Why is it blocked?", tap the button, the App will fill in the destination and the device automatically and help you to identify the rule that may have blocked the site.
Learn more about blocked flow.
4. Customized DNS over HTTPS
Now you have the ability to add your own DNS over HTTPS server.
Learn more about DNS over HTTPS.
- When the WAN connection is down, the App is able to show the recent connectivity results in Events.
- WireGuard Server: Supported up to 12 Wireguard VPN clients.
- The App will show a "WAN Disconnected" banner on top of the box main screen, after switching from/to bridge mode, even if the WAN connection is restored.
Would it be possible to show the list of blocked flows inside the rule? This way we can know what flows that rule blocked.
Along with the bandwidth usage can you also show the maximum speed that has been logged in the last 24 hours?
Let me forward your request to our designer and see.
Question in regards to Transparency Bridged Mode. Would this allow me to change my AP's to Mesh mode? Currently the only way to use my Deco X60's with Firewalla in Router mode, to turn off Mesh, and use them as wireless APs.
I am only guessing here though. Hoping to turn MESH back on, without having to overhaul the network.
The Live Throughput feature is great. It's nice seeing how much bandwidth is being used in both directions.
BUT... It would be even better if we could drill down on it further to see which devices were using the bandwidth. Is that a possibility for expanding this feature?
Deco X60 you should be able to run Bridge mode + Mesh; Please double check that.
I agree with Jim Clark, it'd be great to have a more detailed break down of the traffic. :)
@jim, likely detail flows will come up soon in 1.973 release. So do expect us to focus more on the stats part
@Firewalla, I'm so looking forward to this. Thanks for all the hard work.
Any news on if the live throughput mode will get ported to the normal Blue version? :)
@blake, please watch out for our announcements, very likely 1.47 will give the live stats capability to the blue. It may not be as smooth as the gold, blue+, but it should work.
For the live throughput option,
Is it showing the throughput of the WAN?
Can I see the throughput for a specific device as well?
I am not sure which is more impressive; the thirst for more features by users as soon as something new is released ... or Firewalla's ability to continue to deliver more features. Either way, keep it up @firewalla.
It would be very useful if in addition to the blocked IP address Firewalla also showed the domain name of the site, because if I am browsing and a site is blocked by the Firewalla, how can I understand what it is? since I've blocked thousands of them?
From the tools provided by Firewalla (Whois or similar sites), it is not easy to understand which site it is.
Thanks in advance and congratulations for the work done 👍🏻
P.S. I am attaching the screenshot below, of what I see as soon as I enter the network traffic screen, to try to identify the site that I previously blocked, how can I understand which one it is among all these IP addresses? especially if several are blocked in the same minute?
P.P.S. Another thing that I recommend you to improve is the analysis of dangerous sites, because too often the message "malicious site" appears and since the domain name (but only the IP address) is not indicated, I block everything in doubt , but then I discover that most of them were harmless and I find myself almost all websites blocked.
That is why it is important to add the domain name in addition to the IP address, because with that I know exactly what we are talking about.
Tap on these sites, it is very likely they are blocked from "outside" trying to get into your home/business network. And likely they are being blocked by the firewall; Since these are IP scan's, they do NOT map to any domain. These are not always bad, since some are "research"
@Dave, the 1.46 release is primarily an app-only release, it should not disturb anything. Also, in case it is box update, it will always happen 2am to 4am your local time. Please do send an email to email@example.com, we can take a look and see if it is something else.
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