Portal

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Availability

Since this product is advertised on PortalWifi, 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):

  • 4 spatial streams x 433.3 mbps/stream = 1733.2 mbps

Important

This is classified as a “Top-Performer” and therefore the fastest 802.11ac wifi system.

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 portalwifi.com

1.2.215 (2018-06-22)

This is a non-critical release created to address bugs in features and improve stability :

  • Fixes an issue in Parental Control where the hour may shift when entering/leaving the daylight saving time
  • Bluetooth security enhancement
  • System memory optimization
  • Networking stability fix
  • Rescue mode fix

1.2.208 (2017-11-02) (updated 2018-11-25)

Release 1.2.208 is a mandatory/automatic upgrade that was performed on November 2, 2017, at 2 am. Portals that were offline at that time will be immediately upgraded when placed back online.

Changes are:

  • WPA2 vulnerability fix (KRACK Attacks)
    • The second Portal in a mesh system was discovered to be vulnerable to ‘KRACK’ attacks. This release removes the vulnerability from all Portal configurations
  • DNSmasq package upgrade for security enhancement
    • Patches were added to remove possible security issues with DNSmaq
  • Mesh traffic stability fix
    • Enhancements were added to improve performance in mesh systems with high-traffic conditions
  • 5GHz interface stability fix
    • Enhancements to increase 5GHz performance in systems with high-traffic conditions

1.2.203 (2017-10-03)

  • Improvements to simplify and speedup mesh setup and configuration
  • IEEE 802.11r
    • Also known as “fast roaming,” this is an amendment to the IEEE 802.11 standard that allows fast and secure handoffs from one base station to another managed in a seamless manner.
  • Access point steering
    • A mesh technique where the Portal routers coordinate to proactively associate clients to the best Portal for range and performance.
  • Stability and bug fixes
    • This includes changes to improve the reliability of the links at both 5GHz and 2.4GHz.
  • Named SSH Port for DFS Master Spectrum Booster engine
    • Portal contains a dedicated spectrum booster engine that continually scans the environment for radar pulses, as well as measures the volume of traffic and interference in every channel. This engine consists of a separate radio, cpu, and memory. It makes local decisions about which channels your Portal should use. It will occasionally send data on channel traffic congestion to the Cloud. This allows multiple Portals to coordinate their channel selections to improve overall performance.
    • The radio in the spectrum booster engine has the hostname of “kafkagw.redwood.idl.com.” This was added in the latest update for name discovery purposes only of the spectrum booster. The SSH port is not visible on the internet. It is only visible on your home network.
    • We apologize that the addition of this name to the existing spectrum booster raised concerns.
    • Portal does not collect or report personally identifiable information. Portal never collects data regarding specific websites that you visit. We do not require you to provide any personal information to set up and use your Portal, and we will never sell your personal information. Privacy Policy https://portalwifi.com/legal

1.2.196 (2017-08-07)

Changes in Portal firmware version 1.2.196. Being rolled out in stages starting Monday August 7th for Europe only.

  • Improve the interoperability with the specific modem and ISPs

1.2.157 (2017-08-11)

Changes in Portal firmware version 1.2.157. Being rolled out in stages starting Tuesday June 20th.

  • Fix for random disconnects and red LED faced by small set of users
  • Mesh creation bug fix
  • QoS improvements
  • Stability and bug fixes

1.2.152 (2017-06-08)

Changes in Portal firmware version 1.2.152. Released on Wednesday May 14th.

  • Service VLAN (802.1q)
  • QoS
  • Bug fix for radar sensor for FastLanes
  • Stability and bug fixes

1.2.138 (2017-03-19)

Changes in Portal firmware version 1.2.138. Released on Wednesday March 15th.

  • Bug fix for radar sensor for FastLanes

1.2.136 (2017-03-08)

Changes in Portal firmware version 1.2.136. Released on Wednesday March 8th.

1.2.115 (2017-02-03) Changes in Portal firmware version 1.2.115. Released on Thursday January 19th.

Known Issues:

  • Incorrect attached devices list after set rule for MAC filtering
  • DHCP reservation needs the client device to be disconnected/connected again
  • Cannot create the 3rd guest network with mesh
  • Changed SSID is not propagated to Mesh node

1.2.87 (2017-01-12)

Changes in Portal firmware version 1.2.87. Released on Sunday January 1st.

  • Performance and bug fixes for wired bridge mode

1.2.80 (2016-12-14)

Changes in Portal firmware version 1.2.80. Released on Saturday December 12th.

Known issues:

  • iOS 10.1.1 on certain devices may be stuck in pairing; restart app to continue
  • Guest networks created via mobile app won’t show up on web interface
  • DHCP Reservations page will append 2.4G/5G Guest network devices
  • Use SSID on the web interface when using a mesh network
  • Default enabled storage (FTP/SAMBA) will only work on the root Portal when using mesh
  • Attached devices on app showing unknown devices and some have question mark (?)

1.2.73 (2016-12-07)

Changes in Portal firmware version 1.2.73. Released on Saturday December 3rd.

Known issues:

  • Refresh web interface to show “Firewall/Port Forwarding” button
  • Guest network from mobile app not seen in web interface
  • UPnP button toggle on web interface stuck in disabled state after toggle (no functionality impact)
  • Incorrect attached device list on mobile app

1.2.45 (2016-11-23)

Changes in Portal firmware version 1.2.45. Released on Saturday November 12th.

1.0.135 (2016-11-12)

Changes in Portal firmware version 1.0.135

  • Fixes for red light being seen while browsing the internet

1.0.133 (2016-11-22)

Changes in Portal firmware version 1.0.133

  • 2.4GHz performance improvement
  • Fixes iOS password bug