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Title: FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on February 17, 2012, 08:13:11 AM
This thread is in regards to what users of the DIR-857 would like to request DLink to review and consider adding features to the routers FW and operation. Also this thread includes any reports of bugs that arere-producible, that should be reviewed by DLink seen my us users. Please be detailed, concise and tactful when posting the requests and bug details.

Do not arbitrarily post defects or bugs here. Before reporting concerns about defects or bugs, please ensure that troubleshooting of the problem has been thoroughly completed before posting a problem about defects. Not all issues are a defect or bug related. Let other users help you troubleshoot the problem first before posting here.

Demanding anything will not get us anything. There are no guarantees.

Please keep other subjects, topics and questions to other threads and posts. This thread is just a central list of Features and Bugs for review by DLink.

If you like, you can PM me your list and details and I will had them to a list I've started here.  ;)


FEATURE REQUESTS:
Example: 1. Add router web page timeout options. (Would help to disable this when working with users in making operations in a slow manor or for those who like to keep the routers page open there browsers for a long period of time.)


DEFECTS:
Example: 1. At 24 MAC entries it said "You cannot add more rules because the table is full. " Need to find out if this is a defect if other rules are not set up in the pool or if there is an actual limitation on setting up the amount of MAC entries you can have.
Title: Re: FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: Jakeman on March 30, 2012, 05:34:28 AM
Defect:  Router settings page times out back to login page after a too brief time.
Title: Re: FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: AMPatrick on April 03, 2012, 02:07:27 PM
1. I would really like a status page that shows all the port forwarding that has been setup by UPNP as well as any other potential nasties that UPNP has set in the router.  This is important for proper security.

2. I would also like a status page that shows all of the devices discovered on the LAN, not just the ones discovered by DHCP.  When a device has a static IP assigned, it is not visibile on any status page unless its a wireless device.  Hidden devices are a security risk...

Title: Re: FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: AMPatrick on April 03, 2012, 03:25:25 PM
This is one enhancement that I would really like to see for all home routers:

Local LAN Dynamic DNS
=================

Prerequisites:
1. DHCP is enabled
2. Some DHCP reservations have been setup
3. DNS Relay is enabled
4. Local Domain Name (ie: really local domain name suffix) is setup

Then:
1. Allow a setting for "Local LAN Dynamic DNS" to be enabled

What it does:
1. Takes the host name of the DHCP reservation plus a "." plus the Local Domain Name (suffix)
    and offers that combination as a valid DNS address using the DNS Relay.  The resulting
    IP address would be from the corresponding entry in the DHCP Reservation Table.

The benefits:
1. Allows any device setup using the DHCP reservation to be addressed by its host name
    rather than having to remember it's IP address.
2. Eliminates having to put entries in the local "hosts" tables to do the IP resolution.

Example:
I currently use a Local Domain Name suffix of "ici" (which means "here" in French).  The "ici" is passed down to my Windows boxes via the DHCP service.  Windows can automatically append this suffix to a URL.  I currently have hosts file entries for most of the equipment on my LAN.  eg: The "hosts" file entry for my DLiink DNS-323 NAS would be would be "blitzen.ici  192.168.81.104"  and I have a DHCP reservation setup to make sure this address is associated with "Blitzen", my DNS-323.   Now when I browse "Blitzen.ici", I get to look at all the available shares.  There are similar benefits for printers, bridges, scanners, etc.   If the DNS Relay could resolve the local LAN IP addresses, I would not have to maintain the local "hosts" file on all my computers and worry about keeping them in sync.

Now wouldn't that be a great feature!
Title: Re: FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on April 11, 2012, 09:26:03 AM
QoS is being reported as disabled on ISP Uplink Speeds over 2Mb. Dlink, Please review and consider QoS and the impact of uplink speeds over 2Mb and the interaction between the two to allow higher ISP up links speeds to work with QoS on router products.

Please review the following DIR-827 for additional information:
http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=46674.0 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=46674.0)
Title: Re: FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: Beeder on May 18, 2012, 09:00:11 AM
DIR-857 gets garbage in its log and unstable Xbox Live connections after some time if reserved I.P.'s are not used for Xbox Live.  Connections are stable so far (5+ days) with reserved I.P.'s (using UPnP to support 2 Xboxes).  Possibly related to crowded Wifi environment.
Title: Re: FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: wesmac75 on May 26, 2012, 08:55:24 AM
3TB NAS support!  Specifically 3TB WD My Book Essentials.  The DIR 857 would be unbeatable if you had this.  You are way ahead of Cisco, keep moving foreward!

Thanks!
Title: Re: FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: wesmac75 on May 26, 2012, 09:41:42 AM
Sorry, not NAS.  USB 3.0 drives larger than 500GB.  Specifically the WD My Book Essentials 3TB!
Title: Re: FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: hilaireg on June 02, 2012, 09:47:34 AM
As per previous posts,


Cheers,

REF: http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=42654.0 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=42654.0)
Title: [BUG] 6in4 doesn't work with fimware 1.01
Post by: eladts on June 07, 2012, 07:28:03 AM
Hello,

I tried to upgrade the firmware to 1.01. It went successfully, but my 6in4 tunnel to Hurricane Electric stopped working. The status page says "connected" but there is no LAN IPv6 address and clients aren't assigned IPv6 addresses. I tried to do factory reset and configure from scratch but to no avail.

The setting are correct as the they do work just fine with firmware 1.00 right now, after I downgraded back. Firmware 1.01 just ignores the value for the LAN address in the 6in4 configuration. This value is crucial for 6in4, as there is no automatic way to get the LAN address, it has to be manually configured.

Thanks!

REF: http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=48683.0 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=48683.0)


UPDATE: Fixed in firmware 1.02. Thanks!
Title: Re: FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on August 02, 2012, 09:18:22 AM
Seems that performing a factory reset, loading FW update then another factory reset and then trying to load a saved Configuration file fails in error.
http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=50239.0 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=50239.0)
Title: Re: FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: WimpMiester on November 30, 2012, 11:34:23 AM
Please allow port forward profiles to have overlapping ports defined.  Port forward doesn't allow the same ports to be used on different profiles.  Never had this happen with previous routers.
Title: Re: FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: NBR on May 01, 2013, 02:34:36 PM
Hi, I've been using my DIR-857 for a couple of weeks now and have spotted a couple of points worth noting:

1) uPnP responses leaking across the WAN interface.  There's no way of easily blocking ports 1900/UDP and 2869/TCP across the WAN interface - only solution is to disable uPnP right?  If you enable uPnP and use the test here: https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?rh1dkyd2 (https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?rh1dkyd2) , it fails

2) Firewall: Can't easily block or allow ports across a range of IP addresses -  e.g. block incoming ports 1900/UDP and 2869/TCP to IP addresses 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.0.199.  We have to assign forwarding rules per host and this is very clunky.

May add some more requests as I use the device more :)

thanks,

NB
Title: Re: FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on May 01, 2013, 03:30:30 PM
Verified with any other sites that this is happening? Heard that GRC doesn't provide accurate results sometimes.

Hi, I've been using my DIR-857 for a couple of weeks now and have spotted a couple of points worth noting:

1) uPnP responses leaking across the WAN interface.  There's no way of easily blocking ports 1900/UDP and 2869/TCP across the WAN interface - only solution is to disable uPnP right?  If you enable uPnP and use the test here: https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?rh1dkyd2 (https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?rh1dkyd2) , it fails

2) Firewall: Can't easily block or allow ports across a range of IP addresses -  e.g. block incoming ports 1900/UDP and 2869/TCP to IP addresses 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.0.199.  We have to assign forwarding rules per host and this is very clunky.

May add some more requests as I use the device more :)

thanks,

NB
Title: Re: FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: NBR on May 01, 2013, 03:48:34 PM
Hi,

Yes, confirmed: Rapid 7 test gives the following result

(http://i43.tinypic.com/302p4c8.jpg)

GRC results show this outcome:

(http://i39.tinypic.com/4j7tkj.png)

Seems like it's a problem.  Could be this was fixed in firmware updates, but we are still using 1.01 in Europe - the update / support isn't so good!  Could you possibly check?

Cheers,

NB
Title: Re: FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on May 02, 2013, 01:30:04 PM
If you disable uPnP, do you get a clean result?

I'll check this on my 857 on this side of the pond water when I get a chance.
Title: Re: FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on May 02, 2013, 04:32:07 PM
Can you provide direct links to these 2 sites please...

Title: Re: FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: NBR on May 03, 2013, 11:19:39 PM
Hi,

Yes, if I turn off the PnP service I get a clean result.

I can't give you a direct link to the GRC test because of the way the website functions.  You need to do the following:

1) point your browser at https://www.grc.com
2) go to the "services" menu
3) click on "shields up!"
4) click the "proceed" button in the middle of the page
4) when the page loads you will see the uPnP clickable hot-spot in the middle of the page

For Rapid7 you can use this direct link:

http://upnp-check.rapid7.com/

I think it was the researchers at rapid 7 that first published widely on this vulnerability after work done in the second half of 2012.

Cheers,

NB
Title: Re: FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on May 04, 2013, 09:27:52 AM
Ok, I can confirm with my 857 that it also fails these 2 tests. I tested with a DIR-826L and it passes.
I'll forward this on to my contact at D-Link and see what happens.

Title: Re: FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: nestolea on May 04, 2013, 03:19:47 PM
Well, this at least is consistent to my information that the NA update doesn't fix this security whole....    :-\
Title: Re: FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: NBR on May 04, 2013, 11:42:18 PM
Ok, I can confirm with my 857 that it also fails these 2 tests. I tested with a DIR-826L and it passes.
I'll forward this on to my contact at D-Link and see what happens.



Thanks for following up on this, it would be nice to use uPnP on the LAN if they can patch the firmware.  If they don't, I'll need to replace it - discovery of a few devices on my LAN is not practically possible without it.  At least for some of my family that don't care for hacking around day-to-day.

Cheers,

NB
Title: Re: FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: FurryNutz on May 05, 2013, 11:20:24 AM
I have been using uPnP enabled and have not been effected by any problems with this security issue. It's up to you however, I would run uPnP unless you have noticed problems with it. If your needing uPnP enabled and need to feel safe about it, then I recommend that you return the 857 and get into something that is not effected by this problem. Not sure when this will be addressed by D-Link. I'll post any information if I get any.

Good Luck.
Title: Re: FORUM USER REQUESTS and BUGS
Post by: zarkuon on July 05, 2013, 12:32:15 AM
Hello
1. I would like to have more configuration options for the Media Server. Currently the router fails to see entire content of my WD 1TB My-Book disk. A possibility to create categories (movies/pictures/music...) and specify folders to be included and scanned for content would be great. This way there will be no need to scan entire disk content to know what media there is. This could be inconvenient if you constantly switch the USB devices attached, but of course it could be done smarter - each new device to be fully indexed for example.. I used several Media Servers on my PC (as Plex or Servio) and they have this kind of control over the streamed media.

2. Movies in MKV format support of course

About the "bugs"/problems I experience I'll write in the other topics