It’s always good if you don’t have too push out bugfix releases all too often, but once in a while it becomes necessary.
This time, we’re fixing two very rare hangs that could happen when stopping a profile or when heavy traffic is flowing over the router. Additionally, we’ve further reduced Lighthouse’s CPU and memory footprint while increasing its overall snappiness.
On the UPnP front, we no longer require routers to support the retrieval of the external IP address in order for Lighthouse to associate. If the router doesn’t support this, but port forwardings work fine, Lighthouse will happily associate with such routers now and simply report the external IP address as “Unknown”. This should increase Lighthouse’s overall UPnP compatibility and make it work on some previously unsupported models.
Also, we’ve found a weird bug in some recent Netgear firmware that prevented Lighthouse from associating with the affected models. However, we were able to come up with a workaround that solves the problem until Netgear releases a fix. If you have a Netgear router with the latest firmware, but couldn’t get Lighthouse to run, we suggest that you retry with 1.2.1.
Another thing: We realize that some of you might want to get another trial period after the initial one, especially if you are buying a new router etc… It sucks if you want to test Lighthouse again, but find out that you can’t because your trial period has expired.
That’s why we’ve implemented limited registration keys that are only valid for a certain amount of time. In case you want another trial period, just drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll happily send you a license that’s good for another 2 weeks of free trial.
Lighthouse 1.2.1 can be downloaded here: Lighthouse 1.2.1 product page
By the way: Be sure to check out the Get more profiles page, as we’re periodically adding some new port mapping profiles to it. Just recently, we’ve added a profile for the freeware program Telekinesis that enables you to access your home Mac via your iPhone: Cool!
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