Firmware Downloads (HeliOS: Spark, SunSpot, SkyFire, Gateway)

HeliOS Firmware Downloads

Supported models

  • SunSpot AC1200 and SunSpot N300
  • Spark AC750
  • SkyFire AC1200 and SkyFire AC866
  • Gateway AC1200

Release v1.2.0 Beta 1

April 16, 2018


Download SunSpot v1.2.0 Beta Firmware
Download Spark v1.2.0 Beta Firmware
Download Gateway v1.2.0 Beta Firmware

Change Log

  • Improved TxPower control for SunSpot/SkyFire products.
  • Added Huawei E3372 LTE dongle support.
  • Fixed DHCP IP addresses assignment on management VLAN interface.
  • Patched "Client" mode assoc/disassoc race condition.
  • Fixed accounting interim interval configuration.
  • Fixed wireless group rekey when TKIP+CCMP security used
  • Fixed firewall configuration races (causing various connectivity issues on config reload).
  • Fixed dnsmasq configuration races
  • Improved throughput.
Known issues:
  • No wifi bandsteering support.
  • No client probe push support.
  • No WDS support.
  • GW-AC1200 client mode RF silence after remote disassoc.
  • GW-AC1200 system panic on rapid assoc/disassoc in rare cases.
  • EAP accounting missing data traffic in stop packet.

Release v1.1.5 SR 5

Nov 20, 2017


Download SkyFire v1.1.5r14916 SR5 Firmware
Download SunSpot v1.1.5r14916 SR5 Firmware
Download Spark v1.1.5r14916 SR5 Firmware
Download Gateway v1.1.5r14916 SR5 Firmware

Change Log

  • Added Scheduled Wifi support (this feature is configurable through the IgniteNet Cloud)
  • Added support for the Family Zone Cyber Safety add-on (this feature is configurable through the IgniteNet Cloud)
  • Added backup RADIUS server support for wireless client EAP authentication
  • Fixed some client session reporting bugs
  • Improved IP address detection
  • Fixed an issue where the default gateway was missing when changing certain networking settings when using WDS Client mode
  • Fixed an issue where only one PPTP session could be opened when choosing the "Route to internet" network behavior
  • Fixed an issue where clients could hang after associating to a different radio on the same AP
  • Fixed some bugs related to 5 GHz autochannel selection
  • Fixed an issue where the 5 Ghz radio might not recover after a DFS event
  • Allow multicast traffic to pass between the AP and its bridged clients
  • Updated the management agent to report the management VLAN DHCP-assigned IP to the Cloud
  • Added additional alert support to the management agent: 1) Alert when customization files (such as logo, terms and condition) for the local hotspot splash page are out of sync; 2) Alert when the device fails to play a media stream, 3) Alerts for task failures for longer-running tasks, such as required software package installation for add-ons
  • Fixed some small web configuration UI validation related bugs
Service Release 1 (v1.1.5r14672):
  • Fixed some bugs related to hostapd/auto-channel failures
  • Restored RPS capability for GW-AC1200
  • Feature: Added network/IP flows logging to the services page of the UI (and in the cloud)
Service Release 2 (v1.1.5r14805):
  • Added support to change the RADIUS Interim Update Timeout to the wireless settings
  • Added support for DFS alerts (reported to the Cloud)
  • Fixed an issue where an AP's WAN IP address didn't show up on the cloud when Management VLAN was enabled
  • Adjusted DFS channel selection behavior
  • Added initial support for
  • Added an initial fix for decreased throughput due to mixed 11ac and 11n clients
Service Release 3 (v1.1.5r14835):
  • Fixed incorrect wireless interface MAC address reporting issue for devices operating in Client mode
  • Fixed a sysupgrade bug introduced in 1.1.5 SR3 Beta
  • Fixed routing of management VLAN packets
  • Fixed hotspot configuration, causing premature service restart
  • Fixed ContentShield configuration problems resulting in wrong WEB page redirection
  • Fixed small hotspot whitelist management issue, which resulted in mobile devices not showing the "Sign in to the hotspot" page automatically
Service Release 4 (v1.1.5r14840):
  • Patched KRACK vulnerabilities
Service Release 5 (v1.1.5r14916):
  • Fixed an issue with the management agent that caused it to become stuck in rare cases while reading the system status.  This bug would cause the device to show up as offline on the Cloud, but still appear to be operating normally from the local web UI.

Release v1.1.4

Feb 10, 2017


Download SkyFire v1.1.4r14215 Firmware
Download SunSpot v1.1.4r14215 Firmware
Download Spark v1.1.4r14215 Firmware
Download Gateway v1.1.4r14215 Firmware

Important Notes

NOTE: Keeping configuration after a downgrade from 1.4.x to 1.3.x or lower is not supported!

If you need to downgrade, make sure to select "No" for the "Keep current settings after upgrade" option on the upgrade firmware dialog.


Change Log

New Features:
  • Added additional captive portal options. Read more on the blog.
  • Added support for Management VLAN
  • Added support for VLAN passthrough
  • Added a new wireless setting: "block multicast forwarding"
  • Added a new wireless setting for SSIDs that are hotspot-controlled: "walled garden per SSID"
  • Added Media streaming/alarms support
  • Added 3G/LGE Dongle support
Bug Fixes/Enhancements:
  • Fixed some DFS-related issues that affected some non-US regulatory regions.
  • Fixed some tx power related bugs that may have affected a select group of SkyFires, SunSpots, and Sparks
  • Fixed bug where changing MTU wasn't taking affect in all cases
  • Optimized hotspot traffic tunnel performance
  • Other small UI validation bugs were fixed
Service Release 1 (v1.1.4r14215):
  • Fixed a bug where the ap_mac field of the client probe request data message was empty. (MR1-Feb 23)

Release v1.1.3

August 24, 2016


Download SkyFire v1.1.3 Firmware
Download SunSpot v1.1.3 Firmware
Download Spark v1.1.3 Firmware

Change Log

  • Major client WDS stability improvements
  • Added client OS detection
  • Added audio streaming support for Sparks and Sunspots (configurable from the Cloud)
  • The troubleshooting file collection procedure was updated to remove passwords and keys from the configuration
  • Added client probe request data push settings [aka Presence API] (configurable from the cloud)
  • Fixed WPA-EAP Radius MAC Auth UI issues
  • Exposed remote syslog settings on the System page
  • Fixed a radsec-related issue where the secondary RADIUS server was not being used when the first was unavailable
  • Telnet and SSH access are now disabled from over the WAN by default
  • Minor regulatory power changes for India and Japan
  • Added some additional hotspot/coovachilli-related settings (default landing page, swap octets, etc)
  • Cloud agent: added certificate validation
  • Cloud agent: improved configuration versioning
  • Cloud agent: added ability to connect to the Cloud's XMPP servers on port 443 in addition to the standard 5222 port
  • Other misc bug fixes and improvements

Release v1.1.2

April 7, 2016


Download SkyFire v1.1.2 Firmware
Download SunSpot v1.1.2 Firmware
Download Spark v1.1.2 Firmware

Change log

Read more details on the IgniteNet Blog!
  • Network IP range conflict detection and resolution
  • Added Dynamic VLAN support
  • Complete device UI redesign
  • Added Radius MAC Authentication support
  • Exposed firewall and port forwarding rules
  • Added radsec support to hotspot (coova chilli)
  • Added support for ContentShield
  • Added max STA limit to wireless settings
  • improved client session handling in the cloud mgmt agent
  • 5 Ghz power levels were lower than they should have been on Spark/Sunspot for some countries
  • Bandsteering improvements
  • Fixed some stats overflow bugs which caused spikes in client data and utilization > 100% on the cloud
  • New LED colors for stand alone mode
  • Improved client WDS mode robustness
  • Auto channel improvements
  • Fix empty packet capture file bug (only in some cases)

Release v1.1.1

November 18, 2015


Download SkyFire v1.1.1 Firmware
Download SunSpot v1.1.1 Firmware
Download Spark v1.1.1 Firmware

Change log

NOTE:  Keeping configuration after a downgrade from 1.1.x to 1.0.x is not supported!
If you need to downgrade, make sure to select "No" for the "Keep current settings after upgrade" option on the upgrade firmware dialog.

  • We've finished our upgrade to a more modern platform that has a newer Linux kernel, updated packages, and more improved stability
  • All products will now report hostname and ip address, even for bridge mode 

  To view older downloads, please visit the Standard Wifi Firmware Archive.

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