Recently we rolled out two firmware updates to our Arcadyan Telstra Smart Modem Gen 2’s. This includes updates relating to our new gaming add-on Game Optimiser, as well as a few additional fixes and changes:
We identified an issue where the local IP address of some connected devices were not displaying correctly in the modem dashboard when a Smart Wi-Fi Booster was also connected. This issue should now be resolved.
Bridge Mode Fix
We identified an issue where enabling bridge mode in the modem dashboard did not always enable bridge mode. This has now been resolved.
Bridge mode can be found via Go To Advanced > Internet > WAN Services
IPv6 Ping/Traceroute Improvements
The Ping and Traceroute features using IPv6 have been improved and should now work more reliably.
You can find Ping and Traceroute via Go To Advanced > Diagnostics > Ping / Traceroute
Some minor security updates and fixes have also been included in this update, including:
The Wi-Fi PMF button can be found via WI-FI > 2.4GHz and WI-FI > 5GHz.
Telstra Game Optimiser - DumaOS Integration
Game Optimiser is our new gaming add-on that gives you the power to prioritise traffic in your home network, choose servers, help curb lag spikes and more.
Powered by DumaOS gaming software for Telstra Smart Modems, it works with most game, connected consoles and devices. Game Optimiser customers can still reach the modems normal dashboard via the Settings button at the bottom of the left side panel.
A modem is a device designed to connect to the internet and pass that data through, historically via modulation and demodulation (which is where the name comes from), whereas a router is a device that forms a home network and is designed to route data to, from, and between the devices connected to it. Telstra Smart Modems are a modem/router combination which can perform one or both these tasks at the same time. Bridge mode is a feature of these types of devices that turns it into modem only, allowing another device to act as the router in the home network instead.