The WIO Operating System
WIOS is the operating system powering all WIO SmartAP's, built on the latest Linux kernels and security principles.
Every day, there’s a new vulnerability discovered that can affect your subscribers safety. To protect them, we automatically update your routers whenever there’s a new release, security patch or critical bug.
These updates are installed during hours of the day when little or no activity is registered, without any user involvement.
Every year, hundreds of thousands to millions of CPEs gets compromised, affecting your subscribers security in the home. With WIOS, we don't take anything for granted and have implemented a range of security measures to improve a household's protection against external threats.
In WIOS, we only allow for internally signed packages to run, making it difficult to inject or remotely hijack an update process of our operating system.
The network services in WIOS is confined to a separate namespace, isolated away from the rest of the operating systems filesystem. This helps protect the CPE from external threats and limits their access.
Each process in WIOS is restricted from calling any unauthorized system calls in the operating system, to help avoid process hijacking.
All WIO SmartAP CPEs comes with a secure bootloader embedded at manufacturing, which matches our certificates with the operating system and verifies this with WIO Cloud at boot. This eliminates subscribers using your hardware with unsupported third-party operating systems.
For special needs, our team can add custom features and services to our operating system and Cloud platform. We'll also work with 3rd parties to extend your eco system.
Setting a CPE in Bridge Mode turns off NAT and DHCP server, making the CPE become an Ethernet bridge. This is good when the subscriber already has a router they want to utilize.
Doing Multicast over a wireless network can be a daunting task that quickly ends up slowing the network down to a crawl. In WIO, we have given this special attention and utilize Multicast to Unicast conversion techniques to eliminate bottlenecks and enabling higher bitrate streams.
A port forward is a way of making a computer on the local network accessible to the Internet. For inbound services, WIO can be configured to allow connections made to a specific port on the WAN side being bridged to a machine and the same or a different port on the inside.