Known Issue: Some connected devices not functioning properly with Winston

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We have recently discovered an issue affecting Winston up to v1.0.4 which is impacting internet connected devices making use of unencrypted or improper HTTP protocols.

Devices known to be affected:

  • Tivo - all functionality
  • Alexa - functionality to control some connected devices
  • Facetime - Dropping connections
  • Roblox - Inability to connect
  • Fallout 76 / Xbox - Inability to download updates or connect

Resolution:

Winston v1.0.5 (Feb 2019) contains an important hotfix which restores functionality to most devices sending unencrypted HTTP-compliant requests.

Devices which send encrypted requests which do not meet modern HTTP standards (ie: malformed headers) are expected to be addressed in Winston v1.0.6 (Mar 2019).

Workaround:

To temporarily restore connectivity while we address these issues, please navigate to winston.conf -> Privacy Settings -> Advanced Settings and disable "Intercept port 80 (HTTP) requests" and save your settings.

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