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Title: Does anyone know what is changed in 1.02b01?
Post by: JTrash on September 10, 2014, 08:34:22 PM
It isn't listed on the US support site, just the Canadian one and it doesn't list release notes.
Firmware (Beta) (1.02b01) - http://support.dlink.ca/ProductInfo.aspx?m=DIR-880L (http://support.dlink.ca/ProductInfo.aspx?m=DIR-880L)
Title: Re: Does anyone know what is changed in 1.02b01?
Post by: FurryNutz on September 10, 2014, 08:46:31 PM
I'll try and find out tomorrow...
Title: Re: Does anyone know what is changed in 1.02b01?
Post by: JTrash on September 10, 2014, 09:16:27 PM
It looks like the US 1.01 and the Canadian 1.01 might be different as well.

US version "1.01B09" has a posted date of 06/30/14.
Canadian version "1.01" has a posted date of 07/21/14.

A binary compare shows they aren't identical files.  My first guess would be french language support but the drop down for my router lists 12 languages including french so it would seem odd to cut that out for the US.

I am in Canada but it isn't readily apparent which version I am running via the auto-check feature as the version and date listed on the Management - Upgrade page is:
Current Firmware Version:   1.01, Thu 12 Jun 2014
Current Firmware Date:   2014-06-12 20:29:00


I haven't tried to manually load either the Canadian or US 1.01 versions or the Canadian 1.02 beta version at this point.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what is changed in 1.02b01?
Post by: JTrash on September 13, 2014, 09:09:58 PM
I loaded the 1.02b01 beta firmware tonight and the version and date listed on the Management - Upgrade page is:
Current Firmware Version:   1.02, Wed 16 Jul 2014
Current Firmware Date:   2014-07-16 14:33:00


I haven't noticed any difference but it didn't brick the router so I guess that is a plus.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what is changed in 1.02b01?
Post by: Kakashi::. on September 14, 2014, 09:37:22 AM
[Un-Official BETA Release Notes]

DIR-880L | REVA1 | F/W: 1.02B01 / 1.02B03


Title: Re: Does anyone know what is changed in 1.02b01?
Post by: FurryNutz on September 14, 2014, 11:14:31 AM
Thank you sir...

[Un-Official BETA Release Notes]

DIR-880L | REVA1 | F/W: 1.02B01 / 1.02B03
  • Attempts to correct issue found with Wi-Fi bridges, (e.i., DAP-1650) and HotSpot  devices (e.i., DAP-1320) causing a reboot after Wi-Fi security handshake completes.
  • Attempts to fix a DHCP Reservation issue appearing to affect only wireless clients
Title: Re: Does anyone know what is changed in 1.02b01?
Post by: FurryNutz on September 14, 2014, 11:34:27 AM
Let us know how it works for you...

I loaded the 1.02b01 beta firmware tonight and the version and date listed on the Management - Upgrade page is:
Current Firmware Version:   1.02, Wed 16 Jul 2014
Current Firmware Date:   2014-07-16 14:33:00


I haven't noticed any difference but it didn't brick the router so I guess that is a plus.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what is changed in 1.02b01?
Post by: FurryNutz on September 24, 2014, 11:36:41 AM
Any status on this? Are you noticing any thing? Any current problems your exhibiting?

I loaded the 1.02b01 beta firmware tonight and the version and date listed on the Management - Upgrade page is:
Current Firmware Version:   1.02, Wed 16 Jul 2014
Current Firmware Date:   2014-07-16 14:33:00


I haven't noticed any difference but it didn't brick the router so I guess that is a plus.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what is changed in 1.02b01?
Post by: JTrash on October 01, 2014, 07:07:37 PM
I just moved back to the 1.01 version listed on the Canadian site as some wireless devices would just keep dropping the connection (it would continually connect, then several seconds later disconnect).  It didn't happen all the time or to all wireless devices, just seemed to pick a device for the day to have the problem.

The 1.01 version from the Canadian site lists the version and date on the Management - Upgrade page as:
Current Firmware Version:   1.01, Wed 25 Jun 2014
Current Firmware Date:   2014-06-25 09:32:00


Which is again different from the 1.01 the autoupdater installed when I first got the device (see my earlier posts).

It would be nice if the people responsible for the Canadian site could post release notes or if someone from D-Link could provide some information on the various flavors of 1.01.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what is changed in 1.02b01?
Post by: FurryNutz on October 03, 2014, 08:02:42 AM
Thanks for the feedback. I'll pass this along to D-Link.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what is changed in 1.02b01?
Post by: rojen88 on October 26, 2014, 05:18:08 PM
So no response from D Link?
Title: Re: Does anyone know what is changed in 1.02b01?
Post by: FurryNutz on October 26, 2014, 05:39:23 PM
Not yet...new FW coming soon.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what is changed in 1.02b01?
Post by: FurryNutz on November 18, 2014, 07:57:38 AM
FYI: http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=61062.0 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=61062.0)
Title: Re: Does anyone know what is changed in 1.02b01?
Post by: radubn on February 06, 2015, 04:37:04 AM
I just moved back to the 1.01 version listed on the Canadian site as some wireless devices would just keep dropping the connection (it would continually connect, then several seconds later disconnect).  It didn't happen all the time or to all wireless devices, just seemed to pick a device for the day to have the problem.

I have the same issue, after more than 24 hours some wireless devices drop the connection, and reconnect again, endlessly. A router restart fixes the problem, but I cannot restart every day, and I don't think it is a router issue, just a software one. This was with 1.02b13. I contacted D-Link and they sent me a newer version of the firmware (I am from Europe btw), which seemed to work fine, but I couldn't use it as I was not able to see the external HDD connected to the USB port (in the router interface or with my TV on wifi).

No more responses from DLINK so far, and I am running 1.01b09 for three days now with no problems, only the popup (new firmware available) when accessing the router interface. Too bad, copying speed from my computer to the attached external HDD seemed to increase (30+ MB/s) with the newer fw. I still think 30+ MB/s is a little  slow.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what is changed in 1.02b01?
Post by: FurryNutz on February 06, 2015, 07:27:11 AM
Link>Welcome! (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=48135.0)

>FW Update Process (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=42457.0)
There is a more recent version of v1.02...

Internet Service Provider and Modem Configurations

Wireless Configurations
Links>Wireless Installation Considerations (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=48327.0) and Managing Signal Congestion (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=53228.0) and Good Neighbour Policy (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=10634.0)

Router Placement
Forum User - "Well I feel really dumb. After moving the router away from other electronic devices my speeds are back to normal. Just a heads up for anyone experiencing slow speeds, you might want to move it away from other electronics and see if that helps."
3-6' feet minimum safe distance between devices.
Placement on main level floor and central in the building and WELL ventilated is preferred. Not in basements or closets as building materials, or near by electronics devices could interfere or hinder good signal propagation.
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-basics/31083-smallnetbuilders-wireless-faq-the-essentials (http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-basics/31083-smallnetbuilders-wireless-faq-the-essentials)



I have the same issue, after more than 24 hours some wireless devices drop the connection, and reconnect again, endlessly. A router restart fixes the problem, but I cannot restart every day, and I don't think it is a router issue, just a software one. This was with 1.02b13. I contacted D-Link and they sent me a newer version of the firmware (I am from Europe btw), which seemed to work fine, but I couldn't use it as I was not able to see the external HDD connected to the USB port (in the router interface or with my TV on wifi).

No more responses from DLINK so far, and I am running 1.01b09 for three days now with no problems, only the popup (new firmware available) when accessing the router interface. Too bad, copying speed from my computer to the attached external HDD seemed to increase (30+ MB/s) with the newer fw. I still think 30+ MB/s is a little  slow.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what is changed in 1.02b01?
Post by: radubn on February 06, 2015, 08:05:50 AM
Yes it was.

The newer firmware was 1.03WWb03. After downgrade from it and to 1.01b09 and factory reset, the external HDD works fine, the TV sees it through WiFi, and so far I haven't had any problems with the wireless devices.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what is changed in 1.02b01?
Post by: FurryNutz on February 06, 2015, 08:31:57 AM
You might try giving v1.02 or v1.03 a try again, apply the FW using the FW update process, reset, load, reset and set up again.

Please give feedback on the additional question presented as other issues maybe causing problems. Here to help find them out and maybe fix them...
Title: Re: Does anyone know what is changed in 1.02b01?
Post by: radubn on February 06, 2015, 08:37:25 AM
I'll give it a try this weekend.

First, 1.03: reset, update, reset, set up. If the HDD is not available, I'll downgrade to 1.02b13, available here (http://support.dlink.com/ProductInfo.aspx?m=DIR-880L).
Title: Re: Does anyone know what is changed in 1.02b01?
Post by: FurryNutz on February 06, 2015, 08:40:21 AM
For your region, please use this link for your FW downloads:
http://www.dlink.com/uk/en/support/product/dir-880l-wi-fi-ac1900-router (http://www.dlink.com/uk/en/support/product/dir-880l-wi-fi-ac1900-router)

There maybe differences between regional FW.

I'll give it a try this weekend.

First, 1.03: reset, update, reset, set up. If the HDD is not available, I'll downgrade to 1.02b13, available here (http://support.dlink.com/ProductInfo.aspx?m=DIR-880L).
Title: Re: Does anyone know what is changed in 1.02b01?
Post by: radubn on February 06, 2015, 08:47:49 AM
Ok, thank you.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what is changed in 1.02b01?
Post by: FurryNutz on February 06, 2015, 08:50:47 AM
 ;)

Also forget to mention, disconnect all wireless and USB devices from the router while doing the FW update. When you kick off the last Factory reset, I think you can connect the USB drive and configure from scratch.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what is changed in 1.02b01?
Post by: radubn on February 06, 2015, 09:54:43 AM
So, I found 20 minutes when nobody was using the WiFi and disconnected everything.

Reset the router, then update to 1.03WW, then another reset, all this with the HDD disconnected. When I configured PPPoE, I saw in the figure the place for the USB, which wasn't before.

I connected to the internet (PPPoE), reserved an IP for my computer so i can have port forwarding, connected the HDD, enabled UPnP, and then connected the TV to the WiFi network (5GHz, as it is on the other side of the wall with the router), and voila, I can access the HDD!

The internet connection works well, ~94 Mbps download / 95 Mbps upload, and my connection is 100Mbps, so it's 95% fine.

I'll monitor the WiFi connection for the next couple of days, to see if some devices disconnect again repeatedly (hope not). I'll update my case with D-Link support, to be fair with them.

Until now, only after upgrading the FW I have been resetting the router, I woudn't have known that a reset BEFORE upgrading was that important.

Thank you very much for your help, I hope I won't return here with the same problem :)  I'll be monitoring this forum, though.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what is changed in 1.02b01?
Post by: FurryNutz on February 06, 2015, 10:09:18 AM
Test uPnP disabled or enabled if you set up any Port Forwarding. Sometimes if you use PF, uPnP may need to be disabled.

For Wireless issues:

Keeps us posted.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what is changed in 1.02b01?
Post by: radubn on February 06, 2015, 10:19:59 AM
I need PortForwarding for utorrent. If I disable UPnP, I cannot see the HDD. Anyway, my first problems were with the wireless devices that were continuously disconnecting and the reconnecting again after 24-36 hours of router running, and a router restart temporarily fixed the problem. Hope I explain the situation correctly :)

Security mode is default, WPA/WPA-2 Personal. I'll try manually setting the channels tomorrow. I have a laptop (latest version of Linux Mint on it, latest drivers for the wireless adapter), one tablet and two smartphones. I have no other (cordless) phones, nor any other routers close enough in the neighbourhood. I'll make a search tomorrow with InSSIDer, to be sure.

Thank you :)
Title: Re: Does anyone know what is changed in 1.02b01?
Post by: FurryNutz on February 06, 2015, 10:29:40 AM
What wirelss modes are you using? Try Mixed G and N mode or single mode N. If most of your wireless devices support N mode, test single mode N and WPA2/AES only along with finding a open channel as mentioned.
Title: Re: Does anyone know what is changed in 1.02b01?
Post by: radubn on February 06, 2015, 11:46:11 PM
Hello again

I've tried Mixed g/n for 2.4GHz, as the laptop supports only g, and two of the phones have n as best. Also, channel 13. The phones saw the WiFi network, the laptop didn't, so I moved back to auto Channel. I installed LinSSID on the laptop (as InSSIDer doesn't have a version for Linux) and saw that there is only my router in my area, and the channel was 6 (on Auto), so I guess it is ok.

For the 5GHz band I've selected Mixed n/ac, and Channel 48. I could select only n for now, as I connect my S4 on the 2.4Ghz network, because of the stronger signal around the house (upstairs I have only two lines out of four, and there is a room without wifi at all - the house has brick walls, and concrete armed with steel between the ground floor and the upper level - so I must install some repeater upstairs).

So far everything is working all right (I watched some shows last night from the external HDD connected to the router, and once the transmission stopped - please check your internet connection, but maybe that was the single glitch), I'll keep an eye on the wifi for a few more days.

Thanks :)
Title: Re: Does anyone know what is changed in 1.02b01?
Post by: FurryNutz on February 07, 2015, 08:24:33 AM
Ya, brick, concrete with steel is not good for signal travel.

You may want to review some power line products and out a wired AP up stairs...