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Firmware update

My Netgear R6260 AC1600 is prompting for a firmware update. Currently it is using V1.1.0.66_1.0.1

Acording to the Netgear downloads page V1.1.0.64 is still the latest version. I asked about this and apparently the one I am currently on is a beta update my router downloaded out of the box. The firmware it is now prompting me to upgrade to contains a warning and I am unsure about it. I searched google for "Funjsq" and from what I found it appears to be a VPN in China. I haven't installed the update, but I am wondering why I would be getting this update in the first place and if there is anything I should do.

 

A new version has been found. Do You want to upgrade to the new version now?
Current Version V1.1.0.66
New Firmware Version V1.1.0.76
Current GUI Language Version V1.1.0.66
New GUI Language Version V1.1.0.70
Release Notes

[Warning] If your router's firmware is older than version V1.1.0.76, before a firmware update, reboot the router and stop Funjsq and other applications not related with the firmware update. This allows the firmware to download and update its actions. Otherwise, the firmware update might brick the router.
[Security Fixes] This firmware fixes security vulnerability issues.
[Bug Fixes] Fixes an issue with the Funjsq download accelerator.

 

 

Model: R6260|AC1600 Smart WiFi Router Dual Band Gigabit
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I'm in exactly the same situation and I don't know what to do about it either. I updated the firmware using the upgrade assistant a couple of times in the past and the process completed normally each time. This warning has certainly made me think twice though. Firmware v1.1.0.66 is working perfectly so I don't want to risk turning my router into a brick, just because there's a message telling me that I should be running v1.1.0.76. I don't use Funjsq so I'm not sure that there would be any benefit in my case 

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I just received this Firmware notifcation as well. I don't run Funjsq or any type of download accelerator software on my computer so I went ahead with the update. I manually downloaded the firmware file from the Netgear support pages, and after logging into the router, I went to the Advanced tab and then the Administration > Router Status menu option and clicked the Rebbot button to reboot the router. After rebooting, and logging back in, I went to the Administration > Firmware Update option and manually selected the .img file that I extracted from the Firmware zip file that I downloaded, and then uploaded the file.

 

The Firmware update proceeded without any issues. It took a few minutes to update, but once it was done the router rebooted again and it waas back up and running without any issues.

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Many thanks for your helpful info AHortin. I've now downloaded the update and will do the same as you. Please can I ask you to post back in a few days with an update? Hopefully, you will have no issues to report! I will do the same after I've upgraded manually to v1.1.0.76.

 

 

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I, too, tried to update the firmware.  I had rebooted the router a few minutes earlier, so I just went into the administration interface and searched for the .img file that I had downloaded to my computer.

 

Unfortunately, it didn't work for me.  My router's power light is blinking, and none of the other lights have come back on. 

 

I have no idea what Funjsq is, or how to stop it.

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Sorry to hear that Caternaco. I haven't done mine yet and I'm beginning to wonder if it's actually worth it. Especially seeing as my router is working fine on v1.1.0.66. What happens if you click on [Cancel]? Does it abort the upgrade and return you to the previous version? Or has the failed upgrade process now screwed-up your router?

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Thanks.  Once the firmware update starts, you're disconnected from the router, so you can't cancel the process. 

I had a long phone call with Netgear (mostly spent on hold waiting for an agent) last night to troubleshoot, and it looks like I'll have to return the router.

They really need to write better instructions, or change the firmware upgrade process to incorporate the stop to the funjsq process.

I wonder if this all has to be with security key exposure back in January?

 

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Thanks for your reply Caternaco.

Oh well that's just terrific, isn't it? And what are you supposed to do in the meantime? Buy a new router?

I can't believe that Netgear have turned what should be a very simple upgrade process into a game of Russian Roulette!

So is this new firmware upgrade supposed to be a patch for that security key vulnerability?

 

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