Firewalla Box Release 1.971 (Beta) Multi-WAN, Smart Queue + Rate limit, Device Quarantine

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    Binh Ton

    I am waiting for beta release.  I don't want to mess up the box.  Is there a page keeping track the bug progress?  When do you think it'll be released to beta channel?

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    Chris Cochran

    How do you enable "device quarantine"?  It is not clear from this article and I cannot seem to find the switch in the alpha software on ios.

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    Ramon Rodriguez

    Do I need to have the firewallla gold in router mode to be able to use smart queue or rate limit? I can't see the option or menu in the app. I have the firewalla gold in experimental simple mode, an have enabled early access.

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    Firewalla

    You will need to be in router mode for smart queues + rate limit to work.

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    Jeremya

    Really looking forward to this! Multi-WAN is going to be so nice to have. Right now I'm manually swapping ethernet uplink cables into and out of the Firewalla when we need to switch which ISP we're using. :D

    As others have requested, can we get an ETA on when this will be generally available?

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    Firewalla

    There are still a couple of bugs on the early access at the moment (10/9/2020), once those are fixed we will push it to beta

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    Angel

    I have an issue with MULTI-WAN on Early access. right now there are 2 WAN connections. they are in load balanced. Connection A 70% and connection B 30%. I don't know why but the Firewalla is getting the DNS traffic from connection B. if connection B fails instead of rerouting the DNS requests through connection A. The whole network goes down because the firewalla is trying to send the DNS through connection B and it can't. Is there a workaround for this or should I use Failover until beta release??

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    Firewalla

    @Angel, I have created a ticket for you,  so we can follow up.  Is the A/B DNS different? they are ISP DNS or public DNS like 1.1.1.1?

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    Angel

    @Firewalla, if I change the connected devices to a public DNS like 1.1.1.1 or 8.8.8.8 it works but I want to use the firewalla as DNS server because I think if I skip it maybe it could skip some blocking features. Do you block the websites and domains through DNS requests?. If not I can easily modify the DHCP to give 1.1.1.1 as Pref.

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    K Kaji

    @Firewalla, I'm running Firewalla 1.971 in Advanced Simple Mode. It's working well so far, but today I got unusual alarms "newalarm.title.ALARM_DUAL_WAN". Network connections are likely working without any problem. Do you think this is kind of serious alert?

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    Angel

    Hi Kaji,

    That happened to me. You need to make sure you have the App with the latest update on your phone.

    Greetings,

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    K Kaji

    Hi Angel, Thanks for your comment! I didn't notice that new App version was released. I just updated to the App 1.40 on my iOS, and it seems going well.

    Best regards,

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    Robert

    Seems like Device Quarantine will be useful to discourage IOS user from re-enabling their Private Address to get around rules. But then again, this setup would not be compatible if have guests on your network.

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    Bernie Doehner

    I started playing with VPN Server and multi-WAN (load balance) on the same box (gold early access, 1.971). Looks like it is only using ISP 1 connection though for outbound traffic or and for the VPN server end point. Will it be possible to load balance connections to a VPN Server running on a Gold?  If not, will VPN server and multi-wan at least work in failover mode?

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    Support

    @Bernie It is very likely the DDNS that is used by the VPN server to register its public IP address is mapped to the secondary WAN, which is a private IP address and not public routable unless there is port forwarding configured on the uplink router. If both WANs have public routable IP addresses, the VPN server should work no matter if it is failover or load balance.

     

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    Jeremya

    @Firewalla, can we get another estimate on the Beta release date?

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    Hartmut Drechsel

    Device quarantine will be a very useful features, looking forward to receive the fw vers 1.971 in stable release channel;

    I assume so, but I would like to ask and verify: will a new device, connecting to a vlan-tagging AP and arriving in the subnet of the vlan, also be auto-assigned to the quarantine group?

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    Firewalla

    The device quarantine function applies to the whole network

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    Firewalla

    @jeremya, we are extremely close ... could be any day now. 

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    Angel

    Hi @Firewalla, after the latest update with Early access. Suddenly the network stops and everything freezes and get super slow. There is internet access but the Firewalla semms to be overloaded or something. I can access the firewalla gold from outside and works fine but the monitor says there is no traffic. Also i stoppped the monitoring, Active protect, etc. and still same issue. After restarting the Firewall starts working but after 3 minutes back to where it was. Is there a way to go back to Beta or Stable???

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    Binh Ton

    Looks like 1.971 was released to Beta channel.  My box was updated last night.  No issue so far.

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    Jeremya

    I can't seem to update to the beta from the current full release. Initially when I tried, it gave me a message about not having enough storage space. I went in and deleted the only thing I could think of, the DNS Cache. After that it allowed me to start updating to the 1.971 beta, but after 5 minutes or so it popped up a message saying it couldn't complete.

    Is there more I need to do to prepare for updating to Beta?

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