News about Viprinet

The Viprinet products are continuously developed and improved. Our customers with VLM subscription benefit from the long life and upgradeability of Viprinet routers.

On this page you will learn about new developments, future products and updates for existing devices.

December 14, 2020: New firmware version available

This is our final firmware release for 2020.

Compared to the 2018 version, which was still released under the Viprinet brand, a lot has changed internally in our firmware - this update is the result of over 10,000 hours of development work. A lot of code has been rewritten to be faster and more future-proof. Especially the code for the support of 3G/4G modems had to be rewritten to be prepared for the support of 5G chipsets in the future. Furthermore, while the Multichannel VPN Router 310 was originally specified with a bonding capacity of 100 Mbps, this firmware allowed us to reach 250 Mbps under optimal scenarios. In most real cases you should probably be able to reach 200 Mbps.

In the upcoming firmware versions, we plan to drastically accelerate the 2620 router as well, and hope to be able to accelerate the 520 and Wantastic series as well.

Most of these changes were introduced in our June 2020 version. This update fixes some remaining bugs, especially in the integrated LTE module firmware updater, which had many problems. This version brings a complete reimplementation of the LTE Module Firmware Updater, which now works stable on all LTE module types. We are also introducing a SIM hot-plugging feature for the Toughlink product series and Wantastic routers.

The code that enables configuration, manages and reports Ethernet connection speeds has also been redesigned and rewritten. It now uses a similar approach to how the LTE bands are managed by the user - you are presented with a list of connection modes supported by the Ethernet chip and can select one or more of them. A selection means that it is forced by turning off auto-negotiation. If you select more than one mode, it means that the selected range (e.g. 100 and 1000 Mbps, but not 10 Mbps, never half-duplex) will be offered by the chip during auto-negotiation.

November 3, 2020: Advance notice: The new 5G module

Starting in early Q2/21 you will be able to upgrade your Viprinet router to the next level of mobile broadband technology. The upcoming 5G NR Sub-6 GHz
module is designed for today's and upcoming 5G networks which are
advertised to be offering up to 5.5 Gbps downlink speed and 3 Gbps uplink
speed. It does support the mixed-mode combination of LTE+5G networks being in deployment today, and also is able to fallback to 4G-only networks. The high number of 5G and LTE bands supported make the module suitable for use in Europe and North America alike.  ersions for other regions will follow.

The module is coming equipped with the standard Viprinet hotplug module connector. When used in existing modular Viprinet routers it will be able to provide "real" 250 MBit/s, which is largely in line with what to actually expect on 5G networks getting deployed today. It also carries a secondary hotplug connector that is going to be used in future router models. Using
that, the module will be able to provide speeds upwards of 1 GBit/s once 5G-only networks will be supporting that using higher-up frequency bands.

November 3, 2020: Now available: The new Gigabit Ethernet Module V2

The existing Gigabit Ethernet Module available for our routers uses an
Ethernet Chipset that is no longer cutting-edge. It is also known to have
performance issues when used in combination with some Ethernet
switches, and more importantly with some DOCSIS cable modems due to incompatibilites when it comes to Ethernet Pause Frames.

We’ve therefore created a new Module with an update-to-date Ethernet chipset. The new module has been tested extensively, and in general has better performance, and does not have the mentioned compatiblity problems.

November 3, 2020: End of Service Notification & Trade-In-Programme

The time has come to upgrade to the future of the Viprinet technology!
With Viprinet, we've always put value on the durability and sustainability of our products.

With the hardware requirements from our software increasing on
the one side, and the lack of spare parts for more and more
models on the other side, it is however becoming increasingly
difficult to maintain a healthy support system for some very
outdated models.

As you surely are aware, even for products that are no longer sold we are constantly adding new features in our Firmware releases, with the WAN-Optimizer being a prime example.

However, with the limitations on RAM and Flash storage size of those outdated products, it is becoming hard to to keep the Firmware up-to-date. When it comes to newer security standards such as TLS 1.3, due to missing processor support an implementation for most devices would be terribly slow. With TLS 1.1 no longer being recommended to be used after 2021, it is really time to move to the latest in security technology.

Therefore we will end the support for a number of devices on the 1st of December 2021. From this date on we will no longer offer Firmware updates or repairs for those devices. This gives you and us full 12 months of time to upgrade your existing Viprinet infrastructure to the current product line.