Pod

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Purchase

  • Amazon.ca N/a
  • Amazon.com N/a

Availability

Since this product is advertised on Plume, this model is currently being manufactured.

Performance

Wireless Performance Explained

Advertised Speed of 5Ghz band

Theoretical 802.11ac speed on 5Ghz band (using 80Mhz channel, 256-QAM, 400 ns GI):

  • 2 spatial streams x 433.3 mbps/stream = 866.6 mbps

Warning

This is classified as a “Low-Performer” 802.11ac wifi system. If higher performance is needed, consider upgrading to a “Top-Performer”. Read: What’s the fastest 802.11ac (wifi5) wifi system possible?

Security

  • WPA2-Personal (128-bit encryption)
  • WPA2-Enterprise (128-bit encryption)

Firmware Changelog

Does this support automatic firmware updates? To find out. If you have this model, and are running the latest firmware, contact us.

Download the latest firmware from support.plume.com

1.0.0-45 (2018-11-19)

  • Bug Fix - Fix memory leak when processing HTTP
  • Bug Fix - Improve handling of malformed DNS packet
  • Bug Fix - Avoid rare kernel crash
  • Bug Fix - Fix issue where an unsolicited DNS response could be looped
  • Bug Fix - Fix a possible memory leak
  • Bug Fix - Fix a crash when periodically flushing DNS request queue
  • Bug Fix - Resolve case were network stayed offline when Internet up-link connection was restored
  • Bug Fix - Small performance improvement by reverting to previous OVS version
  • Bug Fix - Content Filtering Fix-up source MAC of forwarded DNS responses
  • Bug Fix - Improved device logs
  • Bug Fix - DNS healthcheck bug causing reboot when unable to establish internet connection
  • Bug Fix - Fix case where fan would become loud
  • Bug Fix - Speedtest crash resulting in 0 Mbps
  • Enhancement - Content Filtering white-listing works faster
  • Enhancement - Device Typing efficiency

1.0.0-37 (2018-11-05)

  • Fix: Customers experiencing intermittent performance degradation due to Flow Service Manager (FSM) crashing. FSM is partly responsible for Secure & Protect feature on the pods.
  • Fix: Connectivity Manager intermittently crashes which causes the pod to disconnect
  • Fix: DFS backhaul channels would fall back to 2.4Ghz due to RADAR events. Note: this will only apply to customers in EU
  • Fix: Memory leak in Stats Manager would report invalid stats to the cloud which may cause the system not to optimize accurately

2.2.0 (2018-09-28)

  • New: Added support for IGMP Snooping
  • New: Added support for 802.11v BSS Transition Management and 802.11k RRM Beacon Report during steering
  • New: Native speed test utility
  • Improved: Steering capabilities
  • Fix: Steering will ignore disconnections if on the wrong band
  • Fix: Devices that use 10 Mbps over Ethernet now stable
  • Fix: Various bugs fixed that resulted in a stuck Ethernet Port
  • Fix: Pods can be connected to other Pods so long as one of them is connected to a router. Including if Plume is acting as a Router. (Ethernet backhaul)
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements

2.0.0 (2018-04-04)

  • Improved: Updated the kernel and Wi-Fi drivers on the Pod resulting in higher throughput performance, especially on 2.4GHz links in the core network
  • Improved: Tuned RTS/CTS settings to improve performance in busy or congested Wi-Fi environments
  • Improved: Reduced support of 802.11b only clients to improve overall 2.4GHz airtime in the network
  • Fix: Ethernet connected clients lost their connection triggered by a network controller restart
  • Fix: Numerous device connection interoperability issues, mostly related to 2.4GHz only IoT devices
  • Fix: Rare race condition, which may cause network optimization changes to fail
  • Fix: Bug which may delay the time in which an Ethernet backhaul link becomes active after a Pod reset

1.8.1 (2017-12-06)

  • Fix: DNS check issues seen on some outdated residential gateways
  • New: Added leaf pod gateway mode detection Ethernet link - seamless gateway to leaf pod and vice versa transition
  • New: Added support for firmware OTA (Over The Air) encrypted image upgrade
  • New: Added loop detection support

1.8.0 (2017-10-27)

  • Improved: Preventative patches for WPA2 KRACK exploit
  • Improved: Wi-Fi driver stability
  • Fix: Wi-Fi network will continue to broadcast during Internet outages
  • Fix: Resolved interoperability issues affecting certain clients

1.6 (2017-08-04)

  • New: Band Steering enabled on supported devices
  • New: Added Device Freeze Feature
  • Improved debugging capabilities
  • Improved topology change stability
  • Improved Wi-Fi statistics collection
  • Fix: All known speed test issues
  • Fix: Special character issue in Wi-Fi password

1.4.1 (2017-5-17) and 1.4.0 (2017-06-09)

  • Improved Channel Switch Announcement (CSA), the feature used to change channels
  • Improved topology robustness in high traffic environments
  • Improved logging for debugging
  • Fix: Speed test implementation fixed to reduce random DL values of zero
  • Fix: DHCP client on WAN fix for Cisco router RV325

1.2.1-14 (2017-02-17)

  • New: Clients list extended to include Ethernet-connected clients report
  • New: Supports submission of user defined primary and secondary DNS server
  • Fix: Fixed UPnP mode report to the cloud
  • Fix: Fixed connected client list to show all clients connected to the Pod
  • Performance improvement on 5G Wi-Fi connections
  • Other bug fixes were added

1.2.0-9 (2017-01-25)

  • New: Added double-blink LED pattern on Pod when network is optimizing
  • Pod firmware upgrade process has been improved
  • Self-healing/recovery has been improved
  • Improved speed of Pod power-on and network formation
  • Cloud communication improved for better reliability
  • Improved debugging capabilities
  • Fix: A rare failure of 5G Wi-Fi initialization at Pod power-on
  • Fix: An issue that causes on-boarding to not find a Pod via bluetooth
  • Fix: Bug that was causing Pods to be disconnected from cloud
  • Fix: Bug that was causing Pod to not properly sync date and time. This may have caused statistic reporting problems which could have resulted in a non-optimal topology.