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Firmware 1.0.2.80 has issues related to repeater function

ansumanbehera
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Firmware 1.0.2.80 has issues related to repeater function

After upgrading to 1.0.2.80, the wireless repeating function is missing from the advanced options. How can I get this functionality back?

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ElaineM
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: Firmware 1.0.2.80 has issues related to repeater function

@ansumanbehera The only way to get it back is to go back to that firmware version.

 

Regards,

ElaineM
NETGEAR Community Team

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mediatrek
Virtuoso

Re: Firmware 1.0.2.80 has issues related to repeater function

What model product are you talking about? Besides the firmware version, providing the model# of the product would be helpful for starters.

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ansumanbehera
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Re: Firmware 1.0.2.80 has issues related to repeater function

Sorry. Should have mentioned. The model is WNDR4300. Any help on how to get the repeater function back with this firmware would help a lot

 

http://www.netgear.com/home/products/networking/wifi-routers/wndr4300.aspx 

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ElaineM
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: Firmware 1.0.2.80 has issues related to repeater function

@ansumanbehera The only way to get it back is to go back to that firmware version.

 

Regards,

ElaineM
NETGEAR Community Team
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ansumanbehera
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Re: Firmware 1.0.2.80 has issues related to repeater function

Thanks. That was the only way I could get the function back and I had to downgrade to a very old version .40

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ElaineM
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: Firmware 1.0.2.80 has issues related to repeater function

@ansumanbehera That's right. Let us know if you need further assistance.


Have a great day!

ElaineM
NETGEAR Community Team
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ansumanbehera
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Re: Firmware 1.0.2.80 has issues related to repeater function

I would really appreciate if the firmware can be upgraded to the latest version as remaining on lower versions exposes me to the security flaws fixed in later versions. Why can't an upgraded firmware version be provided where the repeater functionality is also present or the only way the developers can fix those security issues is by removing the repeater feature?

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ElaineM
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: Firmware 1.0.2.80 has issues related to repeater function

@ansumanbehera Due to wireless vulnerability, they decided to delete repeating function cause of the type of wireless security (WEP) that can be used. That's also why upgrades will no longer include Repeating functionality.

 

Regards,

ElaineM
NETGEAR Community Team
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Maddog24
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Re: Firmware 1.0.2.80 has issues related to repeater function

That's a really poor answer. Somehow your competitors are able to keep this function on their newer firmware releases.
My guess is Netgear just doesn't want to go through the small effort to implement the change.
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ElaineM
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: Firmware 1.0.2.80 has issues related to repeater function

NETGEAR is using WDS technology and that's why it's limited to WEP type of security.

ElaineM
NETGEAR Community Team
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