Self updating webpage
For the most part, routers are not at that level of sophistication yet.Borrowing from the Security Checklist page, below is my list of things to look for in determining if a self-updating router is doing a good job of self-updating.A: N/A generally, but yes, firmware can be downloaded and flashed via USB key in recovery mode. Specifically, can it self-update within the same firmware version, but update when there is a major new firmware release? You can configure the NAS to self-update from version 5.1 to 5.2 to 5.3, but not to automatically update to version 6.Q: Does the vendor document the changes in each firmware update? A: Yes Q: Can you tell what version of the firmware is now running? A: Users can turn off updates by opting out of cloud services Q: Can you backup the router settings to a file? Q: In a mesh, what happens if one device gets new firmware but another device does not?In August 2017 this happened to the a smart lock, model LS-6i, made by Lockstate. In a September 2018 article on Io T security, security expert Robert Graham writes "You might think a good solution to this is automated patching, but only if you ignore history.The company sent the wrong firmware and bricked the 0 locks. Many rate 'Not Petya' as the worst, most costly, cyberattack ever.We have dashboards so we can monitor progress of the firmware releases, which is done in carefully controlled phases. As of mid-April 2017 Google does not seem to have a single web page with a history of firmware releases. I could not tell, immediately, if this was true or not. Firmware revision can be noted per mesh node via the app. Q: Can you be notified of firmware updates beforehand? Updates are done carefully in a phased rollout to ensure no regressions.Q: If you are notified beforehand, can you schedule the firmware installation and the necessary reboots it entails? Q: If you do nothing, how quickly will newly released firmware be installed?
Within a couple hours, the router self-updated to the new firmware.This is a huge contrast to the much slower rollout used by eero. When click for "More Details" in the Android app (version jetstream-BV10144_RC0003), I just see a generic list of Help article. There is no link to a detailed description of the changes in this version. NOTE: The information below was provided by someone who works for Linksys in February 2017.