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FATAL FIRMWARE UPGRADE ...... AVOID 1.0.4.28 version

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FATAL FIRMWARE UPGRADE ...... AVOID 1.0.4.28 version

FATAL FIRMWARE UPGRADE ...... AVOID 1.0.4.28 version

ABSOLUTELY DO NOT USE FIRMWARE VERSION 1.0.4.28. 

 

It is completley BUSTED - and because Netgear only supports their prodduct for 90 days - you are pretty much guaranteed to be SCREWED if it goes south.  I happen to have a pretty good idea of how to salvage a device firmware failure - and also got lucky to get it back working ... with only WASTING 2 HOURS of my time.

 

I just spent 2 hours fighting with my Netgear Nighthawk R9000 and external Motorola MB8600 Ultra Fast DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem.  I upgraded from 1.0.4.26 to .28.  The upgrade went smoothly.  But on reboot of the WiFi router, no Internet connection was estabilshed.  I went through the usual pain of unplugging LAN ports and plugging them back in, powering off the WiFi router and back on.  Powering WiFi Off, Motorola Off, wait 1 minute, then Motorola on, wait 10 mins, then Wifi ON ... 3 times.

 

I gave up and connected my personal cellular hotspot, downloaded the 1.0.4.26 version, backrevved the WifI Router, then went through 3 more power off/wait/power on cycles before the WiFi router would finally acquire connection to ISP.

 

ABSOLUTELY NOT SAFE FOR CONSUMPTION.

Model: R9000|Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router
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Re: FATAL FIRMWARE UPGRADE ...... AVOID 1.0.4.28 version

Duplicated over in the place where it really belongs:

 

FATAL FIRMWARE UPGRADE ...... AVOID 1.0.4.28 versi... - NETGEAR Communities

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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