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Manage Advantech 4G routers with Node-Red and Airtable

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Manage Advantech 4G routers with Node-Red and Airtable

In this article I will show how to use Automatic Update feature in the Firmware to manage Advantech 4G/5G routers. This setup can be used for small and large deployments as it's scalable to 1000s of units. Automatic Update with unique IDs Let's have a quick look at Automatic Update and how it works. In principal it is very simple and is well documented in Configuration Manual. The router can use these servers to host configurations and firmware: HTTP HTTPS FTP FTPS Second option to choose from is specify generic vs unique configuration name. First such option is generic configuration...

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Advantech 4G/LTE Router Firmware 6.3.1

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Advantech 4G/LTE Router Firmware 6.3.1

Patch release of the firmware version 6.3.1. Let's have a look at some improvements and fixes. As always security first. Full change log can be found in Release Notes. Let's start with some security updates: Fix Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities This update has fixed CVE-2020-24586 (low), CVE-2020-24587 (low), CVE-2020-24588 (low), CVE-2020-26139 (medium), CVE-2020-26147 (medium), CVE-2020-26558 (medium), CVE-2020-36386 (high) in the Linux kernel. Update dhcp-isc program We have updated the dhcp-isc program to version 4.1-ESV-R16-P1. This update has fixed CVE-2021-25217 (high). For more details about this release, see the webpage at https://downloads.isc.org/isc/dhcp/4.1-ESV-R16-P1/dhcp-4.1-ESV-R16-P1-RELNOTES. Update curl program We have updated the curl program to...

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Advantech 4G/LTE Router Firmware 6.3.0

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Advantech 4G/LTE Router Firmware 6.3.0

Major release of the firmware is version 6.3.0. brings significant improvements and some extra features. Full change log can be found in Release Notes. Let's start with some security updates: Update of OpenSSH library Updated the OpenSSH library to version 8.5p1. This update has fixed CVE-2020-14145 (medium) and CVE-2020-15778 (high). For more details about this release, see thewebpage at https://www.openssh.com/releasenotes.html. Update OpenVPN program Updated the openvpn program to version 2.4.11. This update has fixed CVE-2020-15078. For more details about this release, see the webpage at https://openvpn.net/community-downloads/ Update StrongSwan program Update to version 5.9.2. For more details about this release, see...

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Advantech 4G/LTE Router Firmware 6.2.9

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Advantech 4G/LTE Router Firmware 6.2.9

New firmware brings few new tools, few additional status metrics for Mobile WAN interface and some vulnerability fixes.

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Custom default configuration for 4G routers

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Custom default configuration for 4G routers

With Router Apps for Advantech 4G routers we can deploy custom default configuration very easily. We have some customers, who would like to be able to reset the unit into factory default configuration, if something is wrong, reduce configuration time, enhancing security, etc.. Same approach can be applied, when you would like a remote 4G/5G router to report to a “provisioning” server for further configuration assignment.  What this means is that a technician in a field does only reset units to the Default and does not need to access the user interface. Unit loads the pre-defined configuration itself. Above screenshot...

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