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NEW Firmware 1.018

Rhyalus
Apprentice

NEW Firmware 1.018

Hello All,

This is not yet available on the website, but my router tells me that 1.018 is available.

I will re-type the release notes for you here:

1. Update to 1.016

Great, huh?

Anyone update yet?

R
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Keitosha
Aspirant

Re: NEW Firmware 1.018

I noticed it as well. This is what i got in my update page:

A new version has been found. Do You want to upgrade to the new version now?
Current Firmware Version 1.0.1.6
New Firmware Version 1.0.1.18_1.0.36
Release Notes
1. Update to version v1.0.1.18
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KenEsq
Guide

Re: NEW Firmware 1.018

Seeing the same thing here...no release notes to be found.
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bugg
Aspirant

Re: NEW Firmware 1.018

I've updated successfully.
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Keitosha
Aspirant

Re: NEW Firmware 1.018

YES!!! I already love this firmware. I can finally achieve 150Mbps on my laptop. With previous firmware i only had 65Mbps. I just had to uncheck "Enable 20/40Hz Coexistence" in the advanced wireless settings.
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KenEsq
Guide

Re: NEW Firmware 1.018

Keitosha wrote:
YES!!! I already love this firmware. I can finally achieve 150Mbps on my laptop. With previous firmware i only had 65Mbps. I just had to uncheck "Enable 20/40Hz Coexistence" in the advanced wireless settings.


I believe that option has always been there.
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Keitosha
Aspirant

Re: NEW Firmware 1.018

KenEsq wrote:
I believe that option has always been there.
I think not, it was never there before or the previous didn't have it. If it was present i had deselected right away. I'm glad it is there now or back. I'm not familiar with the first firmwares.
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Retired_Member
Not applicable

Re: NEW Firmware 1.018

ReadyShare Cloud has been added.
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1marcus4
Aspirant

Re: NEW Firmware 1.018

The "Enable 20/40Hz Coexistence" option did not exist in the previous 1.0.1.6_1.0.24 version.
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z3540
Onlooker

Re: NEW Firmware 1.018

There is a setting in control panel where you can direct your wireless adapter to operate in either 20hz or auto(20/40hz). In Vista:

Control Panel>Hardware and Sound>Device Manager>Network adapters>
1.choose your wireless adapter
2. in the window that opens go to Advanced
3. look for "802.11n Channel Width for band 2.4" and adjust accordingly
4. there is a similar setting for band 2.5

The process is similar in other versions of Windows
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Keitosha
Aspirant

Re: NEW Firmware 1.018

z3540 wrote:
There is a setting in control panel where you can direct your wireless adapter to operate in either 20hz or auto(20/40hz). In Vista:

Control Panel>Hardware and Sound>Device Manager>Network adapters>
1.choose your wireless adapter
2. in the window that opens go to Advanced
3. look for "802.11n Channel Width for band 2.4" and adjust accordingly
4. there is a similar setting for band 2.5

The process is similar in other versions of Windows
Not every wifi adapter has the same options, it depends heavily on the brand and drivers. Smiley Sad
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madhatter
Apprentice

Re: NEW Firmware 1.018

Rhyalus wrote:
Hello All,

This is not yet available on the website, but my router tells me that 1.018 is available.

I will re-type the release notes for you here:

1. Update to 1.016

Great, huh?

Anyone update yet?

R


OK, thanks ... didn't see it on the website.
1xRBR50 1xRBS50 2xRBS40
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Puffnstuff
Guide

Re: NEW Firmware 1.018

Look at the version numbers. The fw being offered to the router is older than the 1.0.1.6. I dl'd the 18 through the router menu but manually dl'd 6 from their website but haven't installed it.
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Rhyalus
Apprentice

Re: NEW Firmware 1.018

Puffnstuff wrote:
Look at the version numbers. The fw being offered to the router is older than the 1.0.1.6. I dl'd the 18 through the router menu but manually dl'd 6 from their website but haven't installed it.


Not sure what this means...

1.0.1.6 should be older than 1.0.1.18... are you talking about file dates on your PC?

R
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z3540
Onlooker

Re: NEW Firmware 1.018

I see what puffnstuff may mean:

On the website, latest one is 1.0.1.6; maybe should say 1.0.1.06.
The router says 1.0.1.18_1.0.36.

In other words, .6 vs .06 vs .18?!:confused:
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1marcus4
Aspirant

Re: NEW Firmware 1.018

It's not a decimal number. It's a version number.

1.0.1.6 = version 1.0.1 release 6
1.0.1.18 = version 1.0.1 release 18

rel 18 is newer than rel 6

Mark
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mediatrek
Virtuoso

Re: NEW Firmware 1.018

The update is not on the support site w/ official release notes yet, but you can download the firmware here as well:

USA:
ftp://downloads.netgear.com/wndr4500/us/WNDR4500-V1.0.1.18_1.0.36.chk

World Wide:
ftp://downloads.netgear.com/wndr4500/ww/WNDR4500-V1.0.1.18_1.0.36.chk
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Anach
Aspirant

Re: NEW Firmware 1.018

Be nice if they would post the release notes for the firmware the same time as the update. It feels like an accidental beta release.
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GoNz0
Aspirant

Re: NEW Firmware 1.018

do not use this firmware if you need wake on lan as it keeps waking up devices by bouncing the packet around the network over and over.
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d3pr3
Aspirant

Re: NEW Firmware 1.018

I disabled wol.......
I hope you resolve this serious error...
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Keitosha
Aspirant

Re: NEW Firmware 1.018

GoNz0 wrote:
do not use this firmware if you need wake on lan as it keeps waking up devices by bouncing the packet around the network over and over.
So that was the culprit! After the update, 4 of my machines kept turning on at random times. Never happened before and all 4 were wired connected. I fixed it by disabling the needed options within the BIOS.

This really drove me crazy. I was like "What kind of magic is this?". After a while i was thinking of WoL causing my rigs to spontaneously turning on. Smiley Tongue
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Mosshill
Aspirant

Re: NEW Firmware 1.018

GoNz0 wrote:
do not use this firmware if you need wake on lan as it keeps waking up devices by bouncing the packet around the network over and over.


Same issues here, all four of my wired devices Nas & Desktops are turning them selfs on every 5 mins, is the upgrade.
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GoNz0
Aspirant

Re: NEW Firmware 1.018

i resolved it by flashing back to the previous firmware.
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Puffnstuff
Guide

Re: NEW Firmware 1.018

I have wol disabled on my pc's but this thing manages to still turn our pc's on so I rolled back to the 1.0.1.6 btw it is the older version. Now I get a message that a newer fw is available.
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GoNz0
Aspirant

Re: NEW Firmware 1.018

Puffnstuff wrote:
I have wol disabled on my pc's but this thing manages to still turn our pc's on so I rolled back to the 1.0.1.6 btw it is the older version. Now I get a message that a newer fw is available.


mine stopped turning on when i disabled WOL in the device manager and not the BIOS.
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