Firmware 1.0.6.32 for GWN7000 released as official

firmware-release

#1

Dear Grandstream Customers,

Firmware 1.0.6.32 for GWN7000 is now released as official. Here is the link to the release notes:
http://firmware.grandstream.com/Release_Note_GWN7000_1.0.6.32.pdf

The firmware and release notes can be downloaded from:
http://www.grandstream.com/support/firmware/

Please contact us should you have any issues. Thank you for your support for Grandstream products.

Technical Support
Grandstream Networks, Inc.


#2

#3

Since upgrading to this firmware I’ve found a big drop in internet speed.

I have a gigbit connection (1000 mbps down / 500 mbps up, PPPoE), and with 1.0.4.23 I used to get around 800 down, 400 up on a pretty consistent basis.

Since the upgrade to 1.0.6.32 speeds are now capped to just over 300 down or up.

If I plug in my ISP provided router (Fritzbox 7490), I get 800+ down 400+ up.

This is pretty disappointing, since I see one of the release notes was ‘improved PPPoE’ speed…

Thanks.


#4

@grandstream I have had similar results. I had the same issue with WAN PPPoE speeds on the beta release (1.0.6.28), which was supposed to be fixed with this release, but apparently not.

I am currently getting the same 350 down / 300 up on this release with the GWN7000, where I was getting 850 down / 500 up on the previous firmware, and can get pretty close to advertised line speeds (>900 down / 500 up) with the same ISP provided router (FritzBox 7490).


#5

Ahhhhh. What? This seems to have broken my routers functionality. I have the same speed issues that others have mentioned, I can no longer get above 300 Mbps down or up and my 2x 7610 APs no longer seem to work, and they won’t update to the latest firmware. This new firmware was obviously not tested properly, how do I roll back to the previous version, or will you fix these issues promptly?


#6

I’ve managed to manually update my 2x 7610s and re-add them to my gwn7000 router. Along with the reduced speed issue I’ve also found that the scheduling of the AP LEDs is now also broken. Pretty disappointing update.


#7

Yes, I noticed the same thing - the update deletes any schedule set for the LEDs.

I don’t know how this update passed QA. The main function of a router is to route the internet to the internal network, so to break that functionality so severely is alarming.


#8

I can confirm that downgrading to 1.0.4.23 brings the speeds back to what they were previously.


#9

I figured out how the scheduling works for the led etc now. Not very obvious. But when will this speed issue be resolved? A gigabit router that can’t route that fast seems a little pointless?


#10

Can you tell me how to downgrade back to 1.0.4.23? I might need to refresh the firmware on my device, I currently have 1.0.4.23 but I have none of the functionality that the manual promises me. I can’t see LAN ports, I can’t assign LAN functionality under router, I can’t change firmware without a tftp server which doesn’t seem to work at all…


#11

50+ of these GWN7000’s deployed at customer sites. Yes, speeds about half across the board. Wired.


#12

It’s a right pain in the backside to downgrade to an earlier firmware. You need to to use the tftp option to transfer it from a computer (I used Solarwinds free tftp for Windows). Once you’ve downgraded the firmware then you need to factory reset your AP’s and upgrade them back to the appropriate matching version. Quite a song and dance, which puts me off trying any new firmware until it’s clearly working.

Older firmware can be found here:
http://www.grandstream.com/support/firmware/previousfirmware/#GigabitRouters

If you can’t get it to work I’d suggest contacting the product support.


#13

I haven’t even managed to get the SolarWinds tftp working. Looks like the Grandstream wants the IP of the SolarWinds to be on the WAN(?) side of the device - there is no way for me to make that happen. Any suggestions?


#14

Trying tftp using the instructions given in the manual for version 1.0.6.32 -

  1. Unzip the firmware files and put all of them in the root directory of the TFTP server; DONE
  2. Connect the PC running the TFTP server and the GWN7000 to the same LAN segment; DONE connected PC to LAN port on GWN7000
  3. Launch the TFTP server and go to the File menu→Configure→Security to change the TFTP server’s default setting from “Receive Only” to “Transmit Only” for the firmware upgrade; DONE
  4. Start the TFTP server and configure the TFTP server in the GWN7000 web configuration interface; DONE
  5. Configure the Firmware Server to the IP address of the PC; DONE
  6. Update the changes and reboot the GWN7000 FAILS - SAYS UPGRADE FAILS

Public http server path for the firmware doesn’t exist. Wrote to support. Got the path for 7600 series devices. Twice. Nothing for the GWN7000 specifically. Still waiting on a response.

Note: I’m currently on 1.0.4.23 which I understand is more stable, but…doesn’t allow me to configure a static route or any LAN port properties so stuck between a rock and a hard place.