Enabling Circle breaks Orbi
I am running the latest firmware, V18.104.22.168 and over time our network became almost unusable. I finally decided to spend a day debugging the issue and have discovered that it was Circle causing the problems. It's a great service that I turned on a number of months ago because of all the prompts to do so. However, turning it off has fixed the constant hanging of the router.
It doesn't matter in regards to whether devices were managed or unmanaged. The router itself would get itself into a state every 30-120 mins whereby it would drop all internal connections for 5-10 mins. I had a telnet session to the router when this occurred and the router itself still retains the WAN interface and connection to the internet and I could ping any upstream (public) IP.
It drove the entire household crazy and since I disabled Circle, not one issue has occurred. Great idea. Fantastic service. Poor execution Netgear. Perhaps Netgear should turn off all of the Circle service prompting in the admin interface and the Orbi app until they have a commercial release available.
I have 1x RBR50 + 1x RBS50 in wireless backhaul configuration both on the same firmware.