Ubiquiti UniFi Software Release Notes: 5.7.20

Introduction

This post serves several purposes. First and foremost it is a way for me to assimilate the information in the UniFi release notes. By rewriting it or simply copying it I find I retain more and understand more. Secondly, it is meant as a resource for others who use UniFi systems and find the release notes a bit difficult to follow. Finally, it is my attempt to delineate a better way in which Ubiquiti could create/release their notes.

I’d also welcome clarifications from anyone on various terms, associated forum posts, etc. throughout…perhaps we can learn together. 🙂

You can find the official release notes for UniFi 5.7.20 here.

New Features

  • Added GeoIP filter options to settings [beta]. (Added: 5.7.0)
  • Added virtual devices on maps to plan coverage. (Added: 5.7.0)
  • Added SSH keys to authenticate to device. (Added: 5.7.0)
  • Added Auto Channel feature on Maps. (Added: 5.7.0)
  • Added Release Notes to controller UI. (Added: 5.7.0)
  • Added ability to create and set user defined DHCP options. (Added: 5.7.0)
  • Added Wireless Uplink priority. (Added: 5.7.0)
  • Added ability to back remove vouchers. (Added: 5.7.4)
  • Added ability to customize voucher columns. (Added: 5.7.4)
  • Added ability to display historical statistics per client (including traffic, packets, signal power, etc.). (Added: 5.7.4)
  • Added SNMPv3 support. (Added: 5.7.4)
  • Added IPv6 support [beta]. (Added: 5.7.7)
  • Added restart devices permissions. (Added: 5.7.7)
  • Added support for new Elite Device service. (Added: 5.7.7)
  • Added Bulgarian translations to the Hotspot Portal. (Added: 5.7.7)
  • Added a link to property panel from Location on Neighboring Access Points page. (Added: 5.7.8)
  • Added Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) [beta]. (Added: 5.7.9)
  • Added support for selection for internal antenna. (Added: 5.7.10)

Improvements

From 5.7.19 to 5.7.20

  • Improved Neighboring Access Points page loading.
  • Updated Wireless Uplink information text.
  • User Groups setting limits have been made more flexible.
  • Improved PPPoE IPv6 provisioning.
  • Improved guest portal handling on gateway devices.

From 5.7.18 to 5.7.19

  • None

From 5.7.15 to 5.7.18

  • A security warning now displays when a superadmin uses the same password for SSH device authentication.
  • Enabled showing pending devices permission when Advanced Features for site are enabled.
  • Now hides the switch temperature if the sensor is not present.
  • Now shows RF Scan only for devices with the necessary Wi-Fi capabilities.
  • Removed non AP devices from virtual devices list.
  • Display downgrade button if lower version is detected.
  • No longer disables “Sign In” button on login page.
  • Clarified IPS alert wording.
  • Disabled hardware offload on USG when Smart Queue QoS is enabled.
  • Lowered RSSI requirements for wireless adoption.
  • Removed reboot before upgrade logic from UAP upgrades.

From 5.7.12 to 5.7.15

  • Added a validation message to the missing redirect using hostname once any social authentication method is enabled.
  • Now allow upper case letter in email.
  • Moved device warnings to new tab in property panel.
  • Added warnings count in device status badge.
  • Merged Users and Guests tabs in property panel.
  • Maps now show error when saving coordinates of device on a map fails.
  • Disallowed future date in date range picker for Statistics.
  • Now allows displaying negative temperatures for switches.
  • Improvements to hardware provisioning.

From 5.7.11 to 5.7.12

  • Now, in order for an AP to be capable of becoming a Mesh AP it must have the setting in the device config.
  • Maps now show an error when saving coordinates of a device on map fails.
  • Added missing event handling for Pending Adoption wireless discovery.
  • Improved RADIUS profile migration at time of controller upgrade.

From 5.7.10 to 5.7.11

  • Added message with instructions to CSV upload.
  • Added model EOL (end of life) pending warning.
  • Added additional charts for devices (Statistics –> Performance View).
  • Made drag and drop optimizations.
  • Expanded firewall group name limit to 64.
  • Hid the Aggregation option under Network when UAP supports it natively.
  • Improved the way Donut charts display tooltips, preventing them from being overlapped by other elements.
  • Added DHCPv6 DNS Control.
  • Added GeoIP Filtering – one can now block incoming/outgoing traffic based on GeoIP.
  • Temporarily removed WAN/WAN2 IPv6 PPPoE option.
  • Renamed “Select Group” to “Any” in Firewall’s form.
  • Added username and password validation that matches SNMPv3 standard and USG requirements.
  • Now show Hardware Offload as off when IPS is enabled, disable enabling Hardware Offload.
  • Several device management improvements to improve UX and mitigate errors.

From 5.7.9 to 5.7.10

  • There is significant duplication of what was improved/fixed in the changelog from 5.7.10 to 5.7.11 and 5.7.9 to 5.7.10. I have not repeated (or tried not to) those items which are recorded above in 5.7.10 to 5.7.11 here.
  • Now hides IPv6 address from network’s list when network type is not “static”.
  • Improved alerts from IDS/IPS.
  • Updated nanoHD name.

From 5.7.8 to 5.7.9

  • Now displays WLANs in System Config with Multicast and Broadcast blocking enabled.
  • Now displays default expiration time field for Hotspot and Facebook WiFi.
  • Disabled HTTPS redirection for Facebook, Facebook WiFi, and Google.
  • No longer remembers Client Statistics page as last opened page.
  • Improved UI for Cloud Access Settings page.
  • Added AP name to radar detected event.
  • Now allow DPI to be enabled when offload is disabled (if supported by firmware).

From 5.7.7 to 5.7.8

  • Added a tooltip to OpenVPN shared key UI.
  • Added API error messages.
    Added progress info about loading Map.
  • Now display tooltip if there is an attempt to adopt multiple gateways onto a single site.
  • Provide additional DPI application icons (including Slack).
  • Improved performance of Neighboring Access Points page.
  • Updated translations.
  • Added elite device events to notification settings.
  • Enabled dead peer detection (DPD) on auto-S2S VPN.
  • Excluded WAN subnets from policy routing (which fixes reported issues).
  • Added NAT of other WAN IPs out of WANs (which fixes several issues related to multi-WAN).

From 5.7.4 to 5.7.7

  • Added overflow menu icon in top right corner.
  • Added the ability to customize columns of the switch properties port list.
  • Added WebGL support detection on Maps.
  • Now allows opening debug terminal and airtime/airview simultaneously.
  • Now allows one to use a URL for DHCP TFTP Server in Network Configuration.
  • Added AC InWall in Statistics/Switch view.
  • Now remembers last visited Insights, Stats, and Maps pages.
  • The topology view now shows bonding enabled on AP-HD.
  • Now setting RF scanning state just after scan is started.
  • Improved default allocation logic to make it more suitable for memory constrained systems.

From 5.7.3 to 5.7.4

  • Added “Reset Columns” dropdown to client list column selector.
  • Added uplink to device list.
  • Now confirm before setting PoE mode to 24v passive or passthrough.
  • Made TX/RX labels consistent.
  • Now always show at least the primary channel in the 5G/2G radio columns on device list.
  • Improved security.

From 5.7.1 to 5.7.3

  • Added Incompatible Model warning.
  • Enabled Custom Antenna Gain if user is Professional Installer.
  • Improved SSH keys validation.
  • Added Manage profiles link to switch port forms.
  • Added different styles per log level for Controller Logs.
  • Added button to download controller logs.
    Added button to fetch previous controller logs.
  • Now show the ports tab for In-Wall APs.
  • Added channel utilization to detailed overlay on Maps.
  • Added horizontal rule in Debugging metrics for better separation of items.
  • Updated WebRTC JNI to 1.0.27.

From 5.7.0 to 5.7.1

  • Now shows pending adoption devices based event.
  • Added “Require MS-CHAP v2” control for L2TP Remote User VPN.
  • Added egress rate limiting in Switch profiles.
  • Improved error handling when device is busy on airTime.
  • Now hides incorrect band options for RF scan.
  • Now pre-caches the app in the browser [beta].
  • Improved static route validation.
  • Upgraded Tomcat to 7.0.82.
  • Made database migration improves and fixes.
  • Made database management improves for UCK.

From 5.6.18(?) to 5.7.0

  • Somewhat unclear, seems a number of these items are overlapping with later release notes.
  • Following items are under 5.7.0 changelog, controller bugfixes/changes since 5.6.18 which confusingly comes before the release notes for say 5.6.36, etc. and which does not seem to entirely overlap with the release notes from 5.6.18 to 5.6.36 as laid out individually.
  • Added ‘Disable CCK rates’ checkbox for 2G Data Rate Control.
  • Added continue shopping button to cart.
  • Added client device type detection.
  • Added duplicate WLANs functionality to WLAN group.
  • Added checkbox to enable LLDP on all interfaces in Gateway Advanced property panel.
  • Now list incompatible devices in Device Firmware Upgrade Notification.
  • Now store selected DPI categories per site.
  • Improved the date range picked.
  • Improved list of unplaced devices on Maps.
  • Improved validation for adding the same MAC address in MAC filter.
  • Improved DPI restrictions.
  • Translated DPI categories.

Bug Fixes

From 5.7.19 to 5.7.20

  • Fixed WebSocket error for site admin without Show pending devices permission.
  • Fixed incorrect debug terminal connection state after closing panel.
  • Fixed invisible debug terminal when device is RF scanning.
  • Fixed set switch port profile native network as ‘None’.
  • Reduced port stats log level to eliminate unnecessary logging.
  • Fixed validation of IPv6 IPs as group members. (see issue report)

From 5.7.18 to 5.7.19

  • Fixed downgrade button title.
  • Fixed password field validation in edit account form.
  • Now finds the correct uplink on devices with native bonding.

From 5.7.15 to 5.7.18

  • Fixed default 5G channel width.
  • Fixed Topology console error.
  • Fixed debugging metrics.
  • Fixed a load page error in IE11.
  • Fixed missing alerts tab.
  • Fixed missing filters in clients tab.
  • Fixed WebRTC establish connection retry mechanism.
  • Fixed display interface stats for USG-XG.
  • Fixed factory reset issue on UCK.
  • Fixed pre-adoption upgrade of USG devices.
  • Fixed VPN status reporting.
  • Google transactions are now marked as social in Hotspot Manager.

From 5.7.12 to 5.7.15

  • Fixed DPI clients not opening.
  • Fixed disappearing devices on site change.
  • Fixed selected tab in property panel when current active tab is missing.
  • Fixed downloading large backups over WebRTC.
  • Fixed closing property panel when changing site.
  • Fixed connection fail after changing granularity on Statistics page with WebRTC and then refreshing the page.
  • Fixed AC InWall not showing any data in Switch Statistics view.
  • Fixed filtering virtual devices on map.
  • Fixed case where incorrect port table contents caused Topology not to render.
  • Fixed a bug prevent email password recovery from functioning in some cases.

From 5.7.11 to 5.7.12

  • Fixed ETC menu on Hotspot Manager Page.
  • Fixed part of the tooltip displaying outside the graph on the Hotspot Manager.
  • Fixed incorrect client signal value in Statistics section of Property Panel.

From 5.7.10 to 5.7.11

  • Fixed displaying selected priority wireless uplink.
  • Fixed double click on Insights causing blank page to display.
  • Fixed handling error responses received via WebRTC channel.
  • Fixed missing action buttons after enabling cloud access.
  • Fixed saving RADIUS profile without accounting servers.
  • Fixed radio sorting in Configure Radios section.
  • Fixed issue with devices disappearing from map when changing from legacy to designer without saving and the inability to change map type from Google to image a second time.

From 5.7.9 to 5.7.10

  • There is significant duplication of what was improved/fixed in the changelog from 5.7.10 to 5.7.11 and 5.7.9 to 5.7.10. I have not repeated (or tried not to) those items which are recorded above in 5.7.10 to 5.7.11 here.
  • Fixed client history rate using wrong units.
  • Fixed client history signal chart going off the scal.
  • Fixed enabling https redirection when switching between authentication methods.
  • Fixed issue where USW management VLAN would reset to defaults on controller upgrade.
  • Fixed clicking on the RF button next to the device when using SVG maps wasn’t opening RF tab from device.
  • Added a workaround for Cloud Key firmware upgrade issue for devices on firmware 0.8.1 to 0.8.4.
  • Now applying the same rules for both TCP and UDP DNS which fixes a reported issue.

From 5.7.8 to 5.7.9

  • Fixed cloud access GUI pages for multiple super admins.
  • Fixed Auto Channel dialog which hides map device labels.
  • Fixed Device location opening map with wrong coordinates.
  • Fixed missing Traffic Stats data on first load.
  • Fixed invisible coverage in maps after opening property panel and then moving AP.
  • Fixed resolving devices on Neighboring Access Points page.
  • Fixed too much space for BSSID tooltip in device list.
  • Fixed inability to place devices on designer map.
  • Fixed missing USG Last Seen field.
  • Fixed DHCP relay configuration.

From 5.7.7 to 5.7.8

  • Fixed console error when no map is defined.
  • Fixed date range selector in narrow web browser window.
  • Fixed missing DPI users (name and icon).
  • Fixed missing location alias on Neighboring Access Points page.
  • Fixed upload of map image during remote access.
  • IPv6 dhcpv6_pd_size is now saved as string.

From 5.7.4 to 5.7.7

  • Fixed Calendar dropdown being cut off on small screens.
  • Fixed client name not showing correctly in DPI Applciation Usage widget.
  • Fixed collapsible cells in device table.
  • Fixed disabling Hotspot Welcome Text.
  • Fixed empty tabs in property panel after adopting device in Managed by Other state.
  • Fixed AP channels being hidden after collapsing and restoring parent node in Topology view.
  • Fixed positioning line chart’s tooltip on narrow screens.
  • Fixed remembering rows per page on Insights pages.
  • Fixed selecting default Echo server in the USG Advanced Settings.
  • Fixed USG memory usage and average load not being displayed in devices list.
  • Fixed Wi-Fi icon on OS X High Sierra in Chrome and Firefox.
  • Fixed WLAN VLAN range.
  • Fixed no DPI data for some time in users tab in traffic stats.

From 5.7.3 to 5.7.4

  • Fixed disabling Hotspot Terms of Service.
  • Fixed allowing restart of empty list of devices.
  • Fixed map device RF button not working correctly.
  • Fixed reordering firewall rules.
  • Fixed case when two clicks need to close dropdown list.
  • Fixed the guest portal and preview.

From 5.7.1 to 5.7.3

  • Fixed applying custom antenna gain for US region.
  • Fixed WLAN group queue changes pre-population.
  • Fixed device name and icon missing in DPI Users view.
  • Fixed Device Required badge blinking for short time after view is loaded.
  • Fixed resetting speed test on site switch.
  • Fixed setting VHT160 for devices which support it.
  • Fixed incorrect client count in filter dropdown.
  • Fixed disappearing upgrade button renaming.
  • Fixed selecting same map in map switcher.

From 5.7.0 to 5.7.1

  • Fixed displaying SSH keys on the bright settings page.
  • Fixed slow DPI restriction list display.
  • Fixed currently selected element in airTime when fitlers change.
  • Fixed showing channels in system config view.
  • Fixed disappearing WLANs section in property panel after config change.
  • Fixed missing uplink section in known clients.
  • Fixed UI glitches in Chrome.
  • Fxied overlapping information in Channel Utilization.
  • Fixed displaying virtual device on site change.
  • Fixed displaying clients in device list.
  • Fixed name of device in Firmware Manager list.
  • Removed non-existent USG8 from Virtual Devices.
  • Removed port profiles for In-Wall AP.
  • Fixes for security.

From 5.6.18 to 5.7.0

  • This section is quite confusing, see notes under same heading under Improvements.
  • Fixed device channel in channel utilization.
  • Fixed scrollbar on firewall group modal.
  • Fixed colors of DPI categories widgets.
  • Fixed Cancel Migration section in Property Panel for switches.

Minor Stuff

From 5.7.19 to 5.7.20

  • Removed second performance word from real-time tooltip.

From 5.7.10 to 5.7.11

  • Locked web store to US only.

From 5.7.1 to 5.7.3

  • Updated translations.

From 5.7.0 to 5.7.1

  • Updated translations.

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