New Features & Improvements
Release 5.3.5 (January 6, 2017)
- Properly create probe-requests in /b mode on the ath10k /AC NICs.
Previous releases would advertise /g/a rates when user selected /b mode.
- Various fixes and stability improvements for the const-tx RF noise
generator based on the carl9170 (Proxim) network adapters and firmware.
- Support 4.7 kernel for latest drivers and kernel features.
- Support QCA9984 4x4 and QCA9886 2x2 MU-MIMO chipset NICs. QCA9984 supports
up to 64 virtual stations.
- QCA9980 4x4 now supports up to 48 virtual stations.
- Allow disabling HT80 and HT40 when configuring Monitor interfaces for
- Improve 802.11ac 3x3 firmware rate-control logic. This improves wifi
capacity and other throughput tests, especially in the upload direction.
- Add support for some common ARM processor based systems (Raspberry PI 3,
various Odroid platforms, etc). These may be used for low-cost and low-power
- Add support for secondary routes when resetting ports in virtual-routers.
This fixes issues with vAP in virtual routers not properly adding additional
routes configured in Netsmith.
- Fix 20Mhz virtual APs (previously they would fail to start if 'disable ht40' was set.
- Allow reporting average RSSI (signal) for virtual APs, and use this in 2544 and Hunt
- Fix issue where commands were sent to the Attenuator too fast causing commands
to be lost or jumbled. Does not require attenuator firmware, just new LANforge
- Fix kernel lockup introduced in 4.4 upstream kernel, related to cgroups.
- Fix VOIP bug that kept LANforge from being able to register with some newer
VOIP gateways. Thanks Brent!
- Fix LANforge-GUI WiFi-capacity plugin when used with Layer-4 connection types.
Known Serious Bugs
- LANforge on Windows will crash if you use the Custom Ethernet protocol type.
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