Lighthouse

Licence: Shareware ($12.99)
Version 1.2.7 | Release Date: 2009-10-24 | Download

Due to a failure of our storage system, some users were accidentally served an old pre-release build instead of proper 1.2.6 yesterday. 1.2.7 is released to make sure that everyone indeed downloaded the correct version.

Version 1.2.6 | Release Date: 2009-10-23 | Download

- Improved UPnP-support for older routers.
- Minor Snow Leopard compatibility fixes.
- Bugfixes.

Version 1.2.5 | Release Date: 2008-06-27 | Download

Lighthouse 1.2.5

  • Added a French localization
  • Added a German localization
  • Updated help book look-and-feel
  • Fixed an issue when auto-starting profiles
  • Fixed an issue when waking from sleep
Version 1.2.4 | Release Date: 2008-04-01 | Download

- Fixed an issue where Lighthouse might hang during startup on MacOS 10.5.2 if certain legacy apps are running in the background that are not fully compatible with Leopard.

-Profiles that are not associated with applications will now be restarted properly after a wake from sleep.

- Fixed a rare crash triggered by some U.S. Robotics routers.

Version 1.2.3 | Release Date: 2007-12-02 | Download
  • Fixed an issue where the trial time might be truncated under MacOS 10.5.1.
  • Fixed a rare network-related hang on Leopard.
  • Optimized network access performance on Leopard.
  • Minor cosmetic fixes.
  • Added high-resolution application and document icons for Leopard.
Version 1.2.2 | Release Date: 2007-09-23 | Download

- Workaround for the issue with Airport Extreme (802.11n) routers introduced by the 7.2.1 firmware upgrade: If you have such a router, please reboot it before using Lighthouse 1.2.2. More info: here and here

- More accurate error messages for some router errors.

- Fixed a potential long waiting time when quitting Lighthouse.

- New feature: Lighthouse now allows you to copy your IP addresses to the clipboard. You can customize the supported prefixes when copying and IP address in the preferences.

- Lighthouse now preserves the current sorting order when editing profiles.

- Help file updated with the new features.

Version 1.2.1 | Release Date: 2007-07-25 | Download

Changes for 1.2.1

  • Fixes a potential hang related to heavy router traffic.
  • Fixes a rare crash when stopping a profile.
  • No longer requires a UPnP router to support the retrieval of the external IP address.
  • Works around a bug in some recent Netgear firmwares that prevented Lighthouse from associating with the affected routers.
  • Internal improvements: Reduced memory and CPU footprint.
Version 1.2 | Release Date: 2007-04-02 | Download
  • Ability to temporarily disable Lighthouse (icon appears in grey)
  • Port mapping refresh frequency can be adjusted in the preferences
  • New "Maximize router compatibility" preference for better support of some UPnP-compatible routers
  • Fixed a possible hang when entering a large port range into a profile
  • Trial period reset to another full 14 days for unregistered users
  • Some bug-fixes and internal optimizations
Version 1.1.1 | Release Date: 2007-02-08 | Download
  • Introduces support for Apple's new Airport Extreme (802.11n)
  • Minor optimizations
Version 1.0.4 | Release Date: 2006-12-12 | Download

- Fixed an incompatibility with RapidoWrite (that caused a crash at launch).

- Fixed spurious "Network Error" messages generated by some UPnP routers.

- Optimized maintenance of port forwardings.

Version 1.0.3 | Release Date: 2006-12-07 | Download

- Support for more UPnP-based routers (includes some workarounds for flaky UPnP implementations now)

- Minor bugfixes

Version 1.0.2 | Release Date: 2006-12-02 | Download

- More UPnP related fixes: Still, please make sure that you have installed the latest firmware upgrade for your router

- Lighthouse will wait a few seconds before associating with a router again after waking the Mac from sleep to prevent spurious "Default router not found!" errors

- Fix: Profiles can now be started automatically when Lighthouse starts by simply setting Lighthouse itself as the associated application for a profile

- Fix: Timeout when establishing UPnP port mappings has been prolonged to prevent timeout errors for routers that take a long time to send a response back

- Fix: Eliminated problem where profiles with special characters in their name could not be saved

- Minor documentation updates

- Lighthouse 1.0.2 will give all unregistered users another full, 14-day trial period!

Version 1.0.1 | Release Date: 2006-11-24 | Download

- Better support for UPnP
- Fixed an issue where some registration keys were not being recognized
- Lighthouse icon stays red upon errors until the error is no longer relevant
- Clicking a Growl error notification only opens the error panel if it is not empty
- Minor bugfixes

Version 1.0 | Release Date: 2006-11-22 | Download
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Version 1.1 | Release Date: 1970-01-01 | Download

IMPORTANT NOTE
The introductory price of $9.99 will expire on Friday, Feb 2, 2007. After that, Lighthouse will cost $12.99. However, if you buy (or have bought) Lighthouse before this date, the price increase does not affect you: As with every purchase, all Lighthouse updates will remain free to registered users.

Changes for Lighthouse 1.1

- Added ability to import and export port mapping profiles.

- Added link to our homepage where additional profiles can be downloaded.

- Added support for port ranges in profiles, in the form of start-end, e.g. 100-200.

- You can now select "Both" to specify a mapping as being both TCP and UDP.

- Added startup animation (can be disabled in the preferences).

- Lighthouse will now try to associate with the router more aggressively on startup, fixing problems where Lighthouse would start up before the network does.

- Fixed some minor UPnP issues.

- Updated Help file with more troubleshooting tips for stubborn routers.

- Reset trial period to allow users to re-evaluate version 1.1.