# Gateway 2.4: Simplified Networking and Internal Components Updates
We are pleased to announce the release of Enapter Gateway v2.4, which is a new version of the gateway software that brings tool to simplify the process of setting up complex network configurations and overall system reliability improvements. This update includes a range of new features and improvements that enhance the performance, functionality, and security of the Enapter Gateway.
Version 2.4.1 was released on Jan 2, 2024.
# Network Pre-configuration
Version 2.4.1 introduces a significant feature: the ability to pre-configure networking settings via a YAML file. This simplifies the setup of complex network configurations, often required by IoT devices operating in diverse network environments. Network configurations can now be predefined and loaded from a USB stick, streamlining the deployment and initial setup of IoT devices. This method not only saves time but also minimizes the risk of manual configuration mistakes.
In the following configuration examples, please replace
MyWifiSSID with your Wi-Fi network SSID and
pa$$word with your network's password.
To configure the Gateway for connection to a WPA Personal wireless network, use the following file:
For more details on how to use this feature, refer to our instructions guide.
# Updates to Internal Components
- Base OS Packages: This includes updates for system utilities, libraries, and other essential software components that are part of the base operating system.
- Linux Kernel: The core of the Linux operating system, the kernel, has been updated. Updating the kernel improves hardware compatibility, enhances performance, and fixes security vulnerabilities.
- Podman Components: Introduces the use of a modern and more stable Podman networking stack, enhancing the management and deployment of Enapter IoT Platform components.