I spent a really bad day trying to restore the settings on some GL-AR750S routers I manage. They both got automaticcally upgraded to Firmware 4.3.6 and apart from keeping the wifi SSID and key, LAN subnet, everything else was wiped out ! I had to redo from scratch:
DHCP Static leases
DDNS settings (
Some custom DNS entries
Goodcloud opt-in was reset
The majority of installed packages
Worst of all : There is no button anymore in the UI to disable Automatic upgrades, where did that go ? How can we disable it to avoid any future brilliant ideas from GL.iNet ?
And I’m asking you : what else should I be worried about ? Could you provide a full list of what the new firmware has broken ? Why isn’t there a public communication about this on the GL.iNet website ?
What kind of company does this ? You know that GL.iNet router owners are most likely tinkerers and enthusiasts that are customizing several router settings… Just… why ??
Please advise how to disable future automatic upgrades, there is no button anymore in the UI to opt-out.
@bring.fringe18 : yeah, I was mad at myself for not having a backup and then I realized : there’s no fricking backup option in the UI !! Anyway, using the luci interface it’s possible to have a backup that most likely doesn’t have all your settings, but at least that’s that…
I’m done with GL.iNet routers, back to flashing second-hand old routers…
IDK; I manually installed mine on 2023-07-16-0925: Firmware 4.2.3 via GL GUI Upgrade; kept settings. It seems this is the first f/w to no longer have the mechanism. Good; it’s one less thing to toggle/configure.
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This firmware I’ve had for some time and I remember it having the option. The updater probably has some logic to hide that feature if the update server is responding in a particular way. (But this is speculation)
IDK about that; I’ve read a comment fr GL here somewhere they removed auto-updating. I can’t recall the thread, rep or even which GL device’s v4 f/w it applies to. If they did, as it seems, it was probably for the best given all the threads posted in backlash.
I know my Certa running 3.216 certainly has it toggled off, that’s for damn sure.