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D6000 firmware update with conflicting version numbers

Sprokket
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D6000 firmware update with conflicting version numbers

Hi there,
Today I recieved an email from netgear telling me that there is a new security update for one of my registered products.

the email detailed theat I shoul upgrade to v1.0.0.75 which is the latest firmware on the netgear website.

However, somehow, I'm already on V1.0.0.76 which does not apear on the website.

the question I have is, should i "downgrade" to the latest? or leave it as is?

thank you in advance for any help.

Model: D6000|AC750 WiFi Modem Router - 802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit
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Re: D6000 firmware update with conflicting version numbers


@Sprokket wrote:

Hi there,
Today I recieved an email from netgear telling me that there is a new security update for one of my registered products.

the email detailed theat I shoul upgrade to v1.0.0.75 which is the latest firmware on the netgear website.


Netgear incompetence rides again. A sudden splurge of email telling people to look for "new" firmware that is actually many months old.

 

I got the same email for my devices, some of which were updated to the latest six months ago.

 


the question I have is, should i "downgrade" to the latest? or leave it as is?

 


Leave it alone.

 

Now we can expect a flood of messages here from people asking if those messages are genuine. Sigh.

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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Sprokket
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Re: D6000 firmware update with conflicting version numbers

Thank you for the info. is there anything to the fact that my firmware is a higher version than what is avilable on the netgear site?

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antinode
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Re: D6000 firmware update with conflicting version numbers

> [...] somehow, I'm already on V1.0.0.76 which does not apear on the
> website.

 

   It doesn't?  I see 1.0.0.78 and 1.0.0.76 there (as well as 1.0.0.75,
...).  Where, exactly, "on the website" are you looking?

 

   Visit http://netgear.com/support , put in your model number, and look
for Downloads.  (For older versions, under Firmware and Software
Downloads, look for "View Previous Versions".)  Find the kit(s).
Download the kit(s) you want.  Read the "Release Notes" file for
instructions.

 


> Leave it alone.

 

   If you don't care about the "Security Fixes" or any other possible
(but poorly documented) "enhancements".  If the newer version works less
well than what you have, then you should be able to reload the older
version.

 


> [...] is there anything to the fact that my firmware is a higher
> version than what is avilable on the netgear site?

 

   There might be, if it were true.

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