Important: This firmware is only for the InvizBox Go which is pictured below:
This new Firmware for the InvizBox Go hardware is a complete update and redesign of the previous Firmwares based on the most up-to-date open source software (Linux, OpenWRT, drivers...). It also includes a migration in our VPN provider partner to Windscribe. Make sure you follow very carefully the upgrade procedure when installing it.
- MD5sum hash: 7f957a5d7e700512d43755e76b4cfe38
- sha256sum hash: d0ce4e9c04c17e81161a52aed12d863fb57f0bdbe8bcf00fa8bcc0f503c4a8a9
- Changed our VPN partner from IPVanish to Windscribe to provide VPN to our InvizBox VPN users.
- Upgraded OS base to OpenWRT 18.06.4 (Linux kernel 4.14.128 which includes TCP Sack panic security patch)
- Moved to a fully open-source driver (thanking the community for their hard work and collaboration with us on improving the mt7621 open-source drivers to the point where we can incorporate them in the InvizBox Go!!). This has a big impact on scanning, connecting/reconnecting to networks, detecting disconnections, following channel switching by home routers on auto-channel selection, etc.
- Updated the Interface to LuCI corresponding to 18.06.4
- Changed the scanning pattern in the Choose Network page to minimise network drops (only scan on first access and when rescan button is used - otherwise networks list is cached)
- Rewrote the InvizBox pages to be responsive and handle disconnections in a friendly way
- Rewrote the Wizard to avoid page failures and incomplete setup during the on-boarding phase
- Modified the captive portal detection to work with more modern captive portals
- Fixed a VPN Location change bug which forced a page reload
- Changed the partitioning to have a bigger partition space (impact on automatic updates) since the OS update now allows for 64MB support.
- Support using a Hidden SSID (read about the impact of this if you are tempted to use it for security reasons) and connecting to a Hidden SSID
- Added a VPN account section to the Status page
- Added the ability to Stop or Restart Tor (not running Tor will prevent updating which may prevent your InvizBox Go from getting the latest security updates - not recommended)
- Updated User Manual (see Invizbox Go - User Manual)
- Download the firmware file linked below
- Follow these instructions carefully to flash that firmware (don't forget to untick "Keep Settings" in step 5!)
- Important: after flashing the firmware, you may need to migrate your InvizBox VPN account to Windscribe our new VPN partner. Until you do so, your device is not going to connect to VPN. The simplest thing for you to do is to leave it plugged in and connected to the Internet for a couple of hours (you can use Tor or WiFi Extender mode during that time if you want). Your account will then be migrated (which you can verify on your online account on our website). For more information about the account migration - see Migrating my InvizBox VPN Account to our new Windscribe partner
Additional Upgrade Notes (when upgrading from the banner on a 3.x Firmware)
In a few cases, we've noticed that nothing happens when people click on "Upgrade Now", the Flashing page shows up but nothing happens. If that is your case:
- Restart your Go (turn it off and on again)
- Go to the Administration Interface
- Reload the page fully (Ctrl+Shit+R)
- Once the banner shows up, click "Upgrade Now" and it will work