Firewalla App 1.56 Beta (part 1): Wi-Fi Test, CAKE and more 09/06/2023

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Firewalla App 1.56 BETA Release, Part 1

Firewalla App version 1.56 is now available to beta users on iOS and Android! Here are some of the new features in this update:

  • Wi-Fi Performance Test Tool
  • Smart Queue - CAKE (Public Beta)
  • Local Port in Smart Queue Rules
  • Server Certificate in AnyConnect
  • and more …

Note that some new features require box version 1.977 or above, currently available on Firewalla Gold SE production version, Gold Beta version, Purple, Purple SE, and Blue Plus Early Access versions.


Wi-Fi Test Tool (Requires Box 1.977)

Our new Wi-Fi Test tool makes it easy to find the best and worst Wi-Fi spots around your house. When your phone is connected to Firewalla’s local network, you can use this feature to test the connection from your phone to your box. You can switch between download, upload, and ping latency tests. For step-by-step instructions, check out our video tutorial.

If you’re connected to the VPN Server, the feature will be displayed as VPN Test instead of Wi-Fi Test. VPN Test will show you the speed from your phone to your Firewalla box via VPN.


Smart Queue - CAKE (Public Beta)

CAKE (Common Applications Kept Enhanced) is a shaping-capable queue discipline which uses both AQM and FQ.

Smart Queue - CAKE is now available for all Gold, Purple, and Purple SE boxes. To switch to CAKE, tap Smart Queue on the box’s main screen, tap Queue TypeCAKE, and save. For step-by-step instructions, check out our video tutorial.

  • CAKE is best used with low-speed Internet.
  • CAKE is in Public Beta. If you have any feedback, please post it here.


Local Port in Smart Queue Rules

We now support specifying a Local Port as the target in Smart Queue Rules. Check out our video tutorial for step-by-step instructions.


Server Certificate in AnyConnect

We now support Server Certificate for AnyConnect configurations in Firewalla’s VPN Client.


This newsletter is a shortened version of our app version 1.56 release notes. For more details about the features and enhancements in this release, read our full Firewalla App 1.56 Release Notes.


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