Hi XG Community!
We've released a new build of XG Firewall v18 MR1 (Build 396).
Note: Upgrading from SF 17.5 MR11/ MR12 to v18 MR-1-Build396 is now supported.
Please refer XG Firewall v18 highlights for more details on all-new Xstream Architecture delivering extreme new levels of visibility, protection and performance. Also, check out our XG Firewall v18 playlist on YouTube to find out what's new in XG Firewall v18!
As usual, this firmware update is no charge for all licensed XG Firewall customers. The firmware will be rolled-out automatically to all systems over the coming weeks but you can access the firmware anytime to do a manual update through Licensing Portal. You can refer this article for more information on How to upgrade the firmware.
For fresh installations, please find the following files:
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The box I am using is a Dell Optiplex 7010 with 2 x gigabit cards with 8GB RAM, i7 CPU and 250 GB SSD. Plenty of power for a firewall for home use, for a family of 4.
I tried to upgrade from SFOS 17.5.9 MR-9 to SW-18.0.1_MR-1-Build396.SFW-396 the other night. Left every settings the way they were. Especially my FW rules, Web content filtering and AV setting for each rule.
At first was fine. But after 2 days, it was hell. timeouts and packet drops, youtube buffering, gaming was laggy and skips, iphone devices were no longer connecting on WiFi properly and Facetime was not working...
Probably the worse experience.
After reverting back to SFOS 17.5.9 MR-9, everything was back to normal. It was a sigh of relief. IMHO, SFOS v18 needs further QA.
I had both SFOS 17.5.13 MR-13 and 18 ready for download/install.
I thought it was best practice to download and install SFOS 17.5.13 MR-13 first, and then since the download/install for 18 has vanished.
I Keep "check for updates" and nothing is found.
Any idea how I now get this back (or at you going to be pushing the 18 updates through to SFOS 17.5.13 MR-13 versions soon?)
I jumped to this from SFOS 17.5.12 MR-12. My primary ended up stuck initializing and having to replace the box to avoid heavy downtime.
I can't understand how a firewall that calls itself "nextgen" still doesn't implement WireGuard! This was already asked 2 years ago in the ideas section of the Sophos website.
Everything is done to sell us services, modules, but on the really technical aspect, it's a dead calm.
So last night my XG115 reported that v18 MR-1-Build396 was available to upgrade to. Today it is back to 17.5 MR13 . Why?