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Wi-Fi Lifeguard router firmware version 3.0.7: what's new

Safe Surfer is excited to announce Wi-Fi Lifeguard firmware version 3.0.7. This new version is a big update which sports a completely redesigned interface, a better viewing experience on mobile devices, and various new and improved features.

If you have not upgraded yet, we highly recommend doing so! You can upgrade by following our guide here:

New features for all supported devices:

Brand new interface: The Wi-Fi Lifeguard administration panel has been completely redesigned to be cleaner and easier to use. If you are on a mobile device, your Wi-Fi Lifeguard administration experience will be considerably easier than before.

Disable Wi-Fi: You can now disable Wi-Fi broadcasting. If you have a Wi-Fi Lifeguard (model GL-B1300) router, you have the option to disable the 2.4 GHz band, 5 GHz band, or both. If you have two or more Wi-Fi Lifeguard (model GL-B1300) routers in a router mesh configuration, you have the option to disable converged Wi-Fi broadcasting and wireless bands. If you disable Wi-Fi, you can still use Wi-Fi Lifeguard via Ethernet from the LAN port(s).

Advanced Wi-Fi settings: You can now change the broadcast channel(s) that Wi-Fi Lifeguard uses to broadcast. You can also now change wireless channel width settings and the wireless transmission power level. If you have a Wi-Fi Lifeguard (model GL-B1300) router, you can change advanced Wi-Fi settings for both the 2.4 GHz band and the 5 GHz band if you have not enabled a router mesh configuration.

Block VPNs: Wi-Fi Lifeguard now supports automatically blocking suspected VPN (Virtual Private Network) connection attempts originating from devices on your Wi-Fi Lifeguard network. You can access this functionality from the cog menu on the VPN Alerts page.

Set access hours and time limits over all devices at once: You can now configure access hours to be set for all devices at once. You can set these access hours for all week days at once, by each individual weekday, or for a weekend. You can also now configure time limits to be set for all devices at once.

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Control Internet access from the administration panel home page: You can now quickly stop Internet access from the Wi-Fi Lifeguard administration panel home page for any device that is connected to the Wi-Fi Lifeguard network.

Improved Data usage statistics: Wi-Fi Lifeguard now provides the ability to view data usage for connected devices by day or hour.

Firmware version 3.0.7 is compatible with the following Safe Surfer routers:

Wi-Fi Lifeguard (model GL-B1300)

Updated on: 31/01/2023

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