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Cannot upgrade firmware R6300v2

philly40
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Cannot upgrade firmware R6300v2

Can not get this new firmwear to update. already tried to manually update and I get this error...Firmware is invalid and I know it's not. rebooted, downloaded another copy of firmware version 1.0.4.24 still same message, any sugestions? Before anybody asks ..R6300v2-V1.0.4.24_10.0.87.chk And I tried to put older versions on and that didnt work eather.

  

 

 

Model: R6300v2|AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit router
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philly40
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Re: Cannot upgrade firmware R6300v2

Did Google search of there web site with the name of my model and the firmwear that was on it which was the CH ver. re flashed it with the same ver. they had for my model... that had my router starting up with there dd-wrt program did a firmwere upgradeon the  router with there program, then I had the new firmwere from Netgear on my computer uploaded through the dd-wrt program. Once it put the new fimwear on I unpluged the router for 5 min. pluged it back in waited anouther 5 push the reset... signed on this time and netgear router page came up with the latest firmwere from them on it...so there firmwere remove dd-wrt. 

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antinode
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Re: Cannot upgrade firmware R6300v2

> [...] Firmware is invalid and I know it's not. [...]

   What's the current firmware version?

      https://community.netgear.com/t5/x/x/m-p/1540780

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Re: Cannot upgrade firmware R6300v2

I assume that you are not making the common mistake of assuming that you can upgrade the R6300v1 to R6300v2 with a firmweare update. That has happened before.

 

(The label will probably say R6300 if you have R6300v1.)

 

Different hardware. Different firmware.

 

What happens if you invite the router to find new firmware?

 

 

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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philly40
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Re: Cannot upgrade firmware R6300v2

Firmware Version 
V1.0.3.6_1.0.63CH

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philly40
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Re: Cannot upgrade firmware R6300v2

It's R6300 V2 and the auto upgrade tells me no firmwere update avalible 

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Re: Cannot upgrade firmware R6300v2


@philly40 wrote:

Firmware Version 
V1.0.3.6_1.0.63CH



Unless you have a beta version of the firmware, that's not the R6300v2 or the R6300v1.0

 

R6300v2 | WiFi Router | NETGEAR Support

 

R6300v1 | WiFi Router | NETGEAR Support

 

Look here:

 

model number

 

Maybe the CH thing is region specific for somewhere else, or this is a custom made version for a particular internet service provider. In which case, contact them .

 

 

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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philly40
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Re: Cannot upgrade firmware R6300v2

Okay on the bottom it says R6300V2 it was a charter communcations router, so whats the solution?

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@philly40 wrote:

...it was a charter communcations router, so whats the solution?

 


Talk to Charter Communications?

 

It supplied the thing and is responsible for supporting it.

 

 

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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antinode
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Re: Cannot upgrade firmware R6300v2

> V1.0.3.6_1.0.63CH

      https://community.netgear.com/t5/x/x/m-p/1525464

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philly40
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Re: Cannot upgrade firmware R6300v2

Okay every one thanks I installed DD-WRT flashed it then use this program to force the newest firmwear on it. 

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antinode
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Re: Cannot upgrade firmware R6300v2

> [...] I installed DD-WRT flashed it then use this program to force the
> newest firmwear on it.

   Interesting.  That may be the first report of success in getting from
ISP-specific firmware to generic.

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@philly40 wrote:

Okay every one thanks I installed DD-WRT flashed it then use this program to force the newest firmwear on it. 


 

I am not familiar with third party firmware, but from various beta tests I do know that there are ways to change the identify of a router so that it will accept "alien" firmware.

 

It involves diving in with Telnet and changing the "board_model_id".

 

Then tftp to load the firmware.

 

 

 

 

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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philly40
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Re: Cannot upgrade firmware R6300v2

Did Google search of there web site with the name of my model and the firmwear that was on it which was the CH ver. re flashed it with the same ver. they had for my model... that had my router starting up with there dd-wrt program did a firmwere upgradeon the  router with there program, then I had the new firmwere from Netgear on my computer uploaded through the dd-wrt program. Once it put the new fimwear on I unpluged the router for 5 min. pluged it back in waited anouther 5 push the reset... signed on this time and netgear router page came up with the latest firmwere from them on it...so there firmwere remove dd-wrt. 

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