Unifi D-link firmware updates

The default router that most (but not all) Unifi subscribers get is the orange themed D-link OEM DIR-615 rev. G1/2. The latest firmwares for this router are listed below - there is no changelog or update list anywhere so it is difficult to determine which version will work best for you. There is also currently no known firmware update for the black or silver routers.

  • D-Link/TM DIR-615 G1 v7.05 [DOWNLOAD]
  • D-Link/TM DIR-615 G2 v7.12b05 [DOWNLOAD]
  • D-Link/TM DIR-615 G2 v7.13b02 [DOWNLOAD]
  • D-Link/TM DIR-615 G2 v7.14b02 [DOWNLOAD]
  • D-Link/TM DIR-615 G2 v7.15b02 [DOWNLOAD]
  • D-Link/TM DIR-615 G2 v7.19b02 [DOWNLOAD]

DISCLAIMER: Although these are valid files, they have NOT been tested and are NOT recommended for casual users so try these firmware(s) files at your own risk. TM is not responsible for any damage that may/can occur. I too will not be held responsible for any damage/loss that may occur if your firmware update causes your router to fail.

WARNING: Ensure that you flash firmware over a WIRED connection. Always backup your configuration BEFORE starting a flash and ensure you know your login name and password to your Unifi account before proceeding. As a precaution, download several of the firmware files so that if one fails you may try another. Please learn and understand the DIR-615 recovery procedure which will allow you to re-flash a router that is bricked/dead because of bad firmware.

UPDATE 2015/11/05: Links updated and only latest two firmwares uploaded since the older ones have bugs and should not be used.

UPDATE 2015/12/15: Links removed - find your own sources

What new in iOS 8 ... a first look with an iPad 3

iOS 8 released to the general public today and after an arduous 3 hours of downloading, preparing, updating and restarting (no thanks to the downed undersea AAG cable) my iPad 3 is finally running iOS 8.

First off, the bad points - there are bugs still present in the GM release where iCloud crashed on me multiple times until I reset everything and so far it has been stable since. Things run ever to slightly slower and jittery (akin to iOS 7 before the 7.1x updates) and the iTunes store is running slower too ... but maybe thats because of traffic load to Apple servers.

Next is family sharing - I like the idea but dislike the implementation where all accounts to be linked together must be from the same region and using the same iTunes store .... I was hoping it could cross regions/countries/stores so I can combine the multiple Apple accounts I have and I can view all the content from all my accounts from a single point - no luck on that I suppose *sigh*

Good points?

New keyboard functions which used to exist only on Android platforms (don't get me started with minority Windows and BB platforms). Been testing several and may review that later. Overall, the built-in iOS keyboard with predictive text is already pretty good and does not slow down the iPad compared to others like Swiftkey or Fleksy ... or maybe I have too many keyboards installed?? I'll save that for a future post.

Another interesting thing are the new multi-touch actions in apps. Mobile safari now has hidden tabs to save space and you can switch between them by pinching two fingers quickly (do it slowly and it reverts to page zoom instead) making navigation much faster. The assistive panel now has added options to call up control center and notification center.

The built-in camera app now features a time-lapse mode for all devices (and additional slow-mo modes for iPhone 5s and 6 models) but its buggy on my iPad 3 and kept crashing. It does capture but calling the photo album directly from the camera app causes the album to crash. Opening each separately works though, weird. Late to the camera app is a timer with options for a 3 or 10 second delay upon pressing the shutter button. The tap-to-set exposure has also been improved with a small slider appearing so you can set the 'exposure' upon selecting an area or leave it to auto.

On the video side, now iTunes movies that come with iTunes extras play directly inside with the iPad!! Been waiting for this because before this it was impossible to view any additional bonus content except on desktop iTunes or using an AppleTV with the latest iOS installed. Although automatic on iPhones, it did not work at first on the iPad. I had to first disable loading videos from iCloud (i.e. do not show all purchases) then logout of iTunes store and finally reboot the iPad. After that just reverse the process of logging back into your iTunes store account and enabling iCloud streaming again. Once that is done, the little iTunes extra logo will appear and playback will start with the menu instead of just the movie.

Now on to more exploring on iOS ....

Can't update iTunes apps? Here a fix you can try

Something changed over the week when Apple announced the new iPhones and aWatch ... whereby some appstore updates were not working correctly with the following popup appearing in either the iDevice or on iTunes (doesn't matter which platform - tried on OSX and Windows 7/8). The popup has the message "Download for free? This item will be added to your purchases, and will be available even if your Family Sharing status changes" but does not proceed to do anything except loop the message.

The error seems to occur only if you have previously purchased the affected app AND hidden it in iTunes - so for a simple fix, get into your iTunes account management and proceed to the hidden apps, un-hide the app and then proceed with the update as usual. If you don't know how to unhide your apps, then proceed here.