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Title: New Firmware...any news?
Post by: hjohan13 on February 24, 2017, 01:10:36 AM
Hi all.

It has been awful quiet for a long time now.....any news when we will see something new...or is this product considered dead?
Title: Re: New Firmware...any news?
Post by: RYAT3 on February 24, 2017, 04:44:09 AM
What version are you on? Where are you located?

I haven't seen too many complaints. What is there to fix?
Title: Re: New Firmware...any news?
Post by: FurryNutz on February 24, 2017, 06:20:12 AM
Been only 3 months since last update. Not that long ago. This model has not reached EOL.

Probably not of any concern since he doesn't have the 890L anymore and is from the EU region. They are effected by this energy policy in that region  which reduces the power levels on the wifi.
Title: Re: New Firmware...any news?
Post by: crom on February 26, 2017, 05:29:00 AM
Hi all,
while at the page
http://support.dlink.com/ProductInfo.aspx?m=DIR-890L%2FR
there's a "Security Patch Firmware" 1.11B01 dated 11/09/16, at the Croatian support page the latest firmware is 1.10 dated 29.7.2016.
Any reasonable explanation why after few months I still can't find "Security Patch Firmware" at the Croatian support page?
Title: Re: New Firmware...any news?
Post by: FurryNutz on February 26, 2017, 09:48:00 AM
Each region handles there own development and release of FW. I recommend that you phone contact your regional D-Link support office and ask for help and information regarding this. We find that phone contact has better immediate results over using email.

Hi all,
while at the page
http://support.dlink.com/ProductInfo.aspx?m=DIR-890L%2FR
there's a "Security Patch Firmware" 1.11B01 dated 11/09/16, at the Croatian support page the latest firmware is 1.10 dated 29.7.2016.
Any reasonable explanation why after few months I still can't find "Security Patch Firmware" at the Croatian support page?
Title: Re: New Firmware...any news?
Post by: crom on February 26, 2017, 11:40:38 AM
I emailed to D-Link Adria (ad-info@dlink.com)
http://www.dlink.com/hr/hr/contact-d-link
approximately one month ago, but I haven't received any response.
Bearing in mind that D-Link DIR-890L here cost 360,56 USD (2.608,94 Kn), if a company is a serious one it shouldn't matter if I contact them by phone or by email.

(http://i67.tinypic.com/2eajiti.png)
Title: Re: New Firmware...any news?
Post by: FurryNutz on February 26, 2017, 12:31:03 PM
I recommend phone contact for more immediate response.

I emailed to D-Link Adria (ad-info@dlink.com)
http://www.dlink.com/hr/hr/contact-d-link
approximately one month ago, but I haven't received any response.
Bearing in mind that D-Link DIR-890L here cost 360,56 USD (2.608,94 Kn), if a company is a serious one it shouldn't matter if I contact them by phone or by email.

(http://i67.tinypic.com/2eajiti.png)
Title: Re: New Firmware...any news?
Post by: crom on July 05, 2017, 02:31:41 AM
I already said that I'm worried about security because at the Croatian support page, "Security Patch Firmware" 1.11B01 (dated 11/09/16) is still missing. From the other side, I have to admit that all this time my D-Link DIR-890L functioned very ok using 1.09b14 and later 1.10 firmware (all default settings): 1 desktop PC (wired), 2 laptops (wireless) and 2 smartphones (wireless).
Circa 30 days I have a guest in my home with one Apple iPhone smartphone (wireless) and one Apple tablet iPad (wireless). Last 30 days I'm experiencing few times a day slowing/dropping of Internet connection - consequently, every time it happens I have to restart my D-Link DIR-890L.
Title: Re: New Firmware...any news?
Post by: crom on July 05, 2017, 10:34:26 AM
Here it is, again, just a few hours after my last post:

(http://cromalternativemoney.org/slike/connection_lost_1.png) (http://cromalternativemoney.org/slike/connection_lost.png)

(click on the image to enlarge it)
Title: Re: New Firmware...any news?
Post by: FurryNutz on July 05, 2017, 10:35:57 AM
Does this happen if you disable Guest Zone?

What is your ISP modem Mfr and model#
Cable or DSL?



Here it is, again, just a few hours after my last post:

(http://cromalternativemoney.org/slike/connection_lost_1.png) (http://cromalternativemoney.org/slike/connection_lost.png)

(click on the image to enlarge it)
Title: Re: New Firmware...any news?
Post by: crom on July 05, 2017, 10:51:50 AM
ROUTER SagemFast 1704
ADSL - Optima Telekom

Guest Zone settings
Status: Disabled
Home Network Access - Internet Access Only: Enabled


Is there something i should change?
Title: Re: New Firmware...any news?
Post by: FurryNutz on July 05, 2017, 11:12:31 AM
Can you see if enabling Guest Zone for your guest to see if any behaviors change?

Is the ISP Modem fully bridged? Its recommended to use modems with built in routers in full bridge mode or if it can't be, use the modems DMZ for the DIR-890L routers WAN port IP address it gets from the modem/router.
Title: Re: New Firmware...any news?
Post by: crom on July 06, 2017, 02:43:09 AM
Hello FurryNutz,
regarding if modem is bridged or not, I just sent you a PM.

Sagemcom Fast 1704 is a wireless internet DSL Modem Router. Inside settings, wireless is disabled.

Device Info of Sagemcom Fast 1704

Default Gateway: ppp0

Wide Area Network (WAN) Service Setup

Interface: atm1 / ppp0
Description: OptiTV / Internet
Type: Bridge / PPPoE
Vlan8021p: N/A / N/A
VlanMuxId: N/A / N/A
ConnId: N/A / N/A
Igmp: Disabled / Disabled
NAT: Disabled / Enabled
Firewall: Disabled / Enabled
IPv6: Disabled / Disabled
Mld: Disabled / Disabled


My guest is going away these weekend, so before touching anything I will wait circa 7-8 days and check if without his Apple devices everything returns to normal.
Title: Re: New Firmware...any news?
Post by: FurryNutz on July 06, 2017, 08:55:16 AM
Is this what the modem is set on? LAN IPv4 Address (Modem): 192.168.1.1

Is the 890L handling the PPPoE connection?

Let us know sometime next week.
Title: Re: New Firmware...any news?
Post by: crom on July 07, 2017, 02:07:53 AM
All above infos are coppied from Sagemcom Fast 1704 settings - including LAN IPv4 address.
I don't know how can I check if 890L handles the PPPoE connection?
Title: Re: New Firmware...any news?
Post by: FurryNutz on July 07, 2017, 08:43:07 AM
Look at the EMU page and you'll see My Internet Connection IS:
http://support.dlink.com/emulators/dir880l/101/Internet.html (http://support.dlink.com/emulators/dir880l/101/Internet.html)

If your modem is not bridged then the router is probably using DHCP. It's recommended to have the ISP modem bridged and let the router handle the PPPoE connection.
Title: Re: New Firmware...any news?
Post by: FurryNutz on July 19, 2017, 03:05:09 PM
http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=66984.0 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=66984.0)
Title: Re: New Firmware...any news?
Post by: crom on July 22, 2017, 09:19:10 AM
Without additional Apple iPhone smartphone and Apple tablet iPad, the situation is returned ok.
Curious to see what will happen, one day I have added (from my friends) 2 additional Samsung smartphones - everything was ok all day long too.
In conclusion, I can say only "boh?"... :)

In the meantime, the new beta firmware v1.11B02.BETA01 (security advisement) was released. Do you have any idea approximately when will beta become the official final release?
Title: Re: New Firmware...any news?
Post by: FurryNutz on July 22, 2017, 09:31:30 AM
So this was with the new Beta loaded?

Without additional Apple iPhone smartphone and Apple tablet iPad, the situation is returned ok.
Curious to see what will happen, one day I have added (from my friends) 2 additional Samsung smartphones - everything was ok all day long too.
In conclusion, I can say only "boh?"... :)

In the meantime, the new beta firmware v1.11B02.BETA01 (security advisement) was released. Do you have any idea approximately when will beta become the official final release?
Title: Re: New Firmware...any news?
Post by: crom on July 22, 2017, 09:54:56 AM
No. my firmware is 1.10 dated 29.7.2016.
Title: Re: New Firmware...any news?
Post by: FurryNutz on July 22, 2017, 10:07:33 AM
Were seeing way better wifi results with the BETA.
Title: Re: New Firmware...any news?
Post by: crom on July 31, 2017, 05:16:24 AM
Today I changed my Internet provider, now I have 120 Mbit/s cable Internet: DIR-890L connected to Router Technicolor TC7200.20.
During this first hour everything ok, let's wait 7-8 days :)

By the way:

*
the admin page of "DIR-890L" and "Technicolor TC7200.20" is the same: 192.168.0.1
so I was able to access the DIR-890L admin page only via wifi at http://dlinkrouter.local and setup the new connection with the setup wizard;

*
regarding missing new firmwares at D-link Croatian support page, I tried today 20 times to call D-Link Adria (+385 1 61 89 142) but the line is always occupied.
Title: Re: New Firmware...any news?
Post by: FurryNutz on July 31, 2017, 08:27:43 AM

Today I changed my Internet provider, now I have 120 Mbit/s cable Internet: DIR-890L connected to Router Technicolor TC7200.20.
During this first hour everything ok, let's wait 7-8 days :)

By the way:

*
the admin page of "DIR-890L" and "Technicolor TC7200.20" is the same: 192.168.0.1
so I was able to access the DIR-890L admin page only via wifi at http://dlinkrouter.local and setup the new connection with the setup wizard;

*
regarding missing new firmwares at D-link Croatian support page, I tried today 20 times to call D-Link Adria (+385 1 61 89 142) but the line is always occupied.
Title: Re: New Firmware...any news?
Post by: crom on July 31, 2017, 11:07:36 AM
Hi FurryNutz, thanks for your reply.
After few hours everything seems ok.
Without me doing anything, inside DIR-890L Settings/Network the LAN IP Address is now 192.168.100.1 and with wired connection I can access now the DIR-890L admin page without any problem.
I'm running Linux Ubuntu 17.04, here's my Speedtest.net by Ookla made with wireless connection:
PING 12 ms
DOWNLOAD 115.13 Mbps
UPLOAD 13.68 Mbps

~$ nmcli dev wifi
*  SSID                    MODE     CHAN         RATE           SIGNAL      BARS        SECURITY 
   Blabla                  Infra          1        54 Mbit/s          87        ▂▄▆█        WPA1 WPA2
   Blabla                  Infra        52         54 Mbit/s         70         ▂▄▆_        WPA1 WPA2
*  Blabla                  Infra       100        54 Mbit/s         67         ▂▄▆_        WPA1 WPA2

What do you think?
Title: Re: New Firmware...any news?
Post by: FurryNutz on July 31, 2017, 11:10:32 AM
There we go. Speeds look better.
Wired speed testing is always best to check. Looks like wireless is good to.

Title: Re: New Firmware...any news?
Post by: GreenBay42 on July 31, 2017, 12:31:23 PM
New gen routers will change the LAN IP address to 192.168.100.1 automatically if the WAN side gets a 192.168.0.1 IP address.
Title: Re: New Firmware...any news?
Post by: FurryNutz on July 31, 2017, 04:59:04 PM
Thank you for confirming this Sir.  ;)
Title: Re: New Firmware...any news?
Post by: crom on August 02, 2017, 05:08:02 AM
Hi FurryNutz,
regarding the missing new firmwares at D-link Croatian support page, today I called again D-Link Adria (+385 1 61 89 142) but the line is always occupied just like the last time.
My hardware is A1, today I installed the "DIR-890L_REVA_FIRMWARE_PATCH_v1.11B02.BETA01" from http://support.dlink.com/ProductInfo.aspx?m=DIR-890L%2FR
Everything seems ok, here's a comparison of performance between the two firmwares (FW v1.11 measured few times):

(http://cromalternativemoney.org/slike/wifi_3.png)

FW v1.11: wifi quality measured by Wavemon:
(can you please tell me if within statistics, the RX drop 56 and TX retries 1,390 is ok?)

(http://cromalternativemoney.org/slike/wifi_4.png)

FW v1.11: my Android smartphone - connection 72 Mb/s (2.4 GHz)
Title: Re: New Firmware...any news?
Post by: FurryNutz on August 02, 2017, 08:41:54 AM
I don't know specifically about this wavemon and how it works so not sure if it's picking up drops and retries is correct or what it's just seeing with just this one android device. You would have to test again another wireless device.

Glad v1.11 is working better for you. I and others feel the same.

I'll see if I can get some help on your regional D-Link office.