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Re: New FW 1.0.2.38_1.0.33 for R6300

fontez
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New FW 1.0.2.38_1.0.33 for R6300

THere is a new firmware for the R6300, version 1.0.2.38_1.0.33. Anyone know what's been changed? I don't see any change log.
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jmizoguchi
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Re: New FW 1.0.2.38_1.0.33 for R6300

I assume you are getting version from router upgrade feature from the router GUI?

If so you may need to contact support at my.netgear.com

If you physical download the firmware then usually there is HTML file attached in zip to know what is the fixes and known issues list but from the router upgrade you are not going to see the list of fixes.

1.0.2.38_1.0.33 is not listed for download manually from support.netgear.com >product page so best to contact support. Smiley Happy
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csm746
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Re: New FW 1.0.2.38_1.0.33 for R6300

I just flashed to the 1.0.2.38 firmware a little bit ago....it took a few minutes to settle back up @ a 866.5 mbs connection rate, but all looks stable. I will look for a change log to see what has been worked on.

I just ran a speed test and I am getting 101 meg down and 5 meg up. Currently have 11 devices connected and all is well. A myriad of iPhones, iPads, PCs, and two network printers. Everything tests out fine so far.
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Mark_K
Tutor

Re: New FW 1.0.2.38_1.0.33 for R6300

I will do the upgrade on Saturday.


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Mark_K
Tutor

Re: New FW 1.0.2.38_1.0.33 for R6300

I am waiting for my wife to get off the wireless and than I will do the upgrade.
I wish I new what this upgrade was fixing?

This should be made a sticky to replace the sticky that is already there and old.


1xR6300 V1 - V1.0.2.36_1.0.28
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eXR3
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Re: New FW 1.0.2.38_1.0.33 for R6300

Mark_K wrote:

I wish I new what this upgrade was fixing?


That's why I just wait till it's available for download at the Netgear page.
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jmizoguchi
Virtuoso

Re: New FW 1.0.2.38_1.0.33 for R6300

Contact support at my.netgear.com and ASK for the fixes list
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Mark_K
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Re: New FW 1.0.2.38_1.0.33 for R6300

It was a retorial question......but thanks.


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cosrocket
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Re: New FW 1.0.2.38_1.0.33 for R6300

Today I upgraded to the new firmware and my Droid Razr cell phone now connects on the 5Ghz band out on my patio. With the last firmware version I could only connect on the 2.4GHz band there.
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mysmartone
Aspirant

Re: New FW 1.0.2.38_1.0.33 for R6300

How did you obtain the new firmware? I cannot locate it on the Netgear website, and although my Genie software tells me there is an updated firmware available, it does not show up on the NetGear download website. I even contacted Netgear technical support, and they have told me it is NOT available for public download yet. Where did you find it????????????
Marilyn
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csm746
Novice

Re: New FW 1.0.2.38_1.0.33 for R6300

Hi Marilyn....Access your router gui, Advanced Tab, Administration, Router Update and when you Check for new version from the Internet it will show up. Bob
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Joe_
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Re: New FW 1.0.2.38_1.0.33 for R6300

eXR3 wrote:
That's why I just wait till it's available for download at the Netgear page.

IMHO, that's a wise move. To begin with there are no firmware release notes to say what has been improved/changed/fixed/etc. In these forums, there are many threads where people have blindly upgraded simply because they feel "newer must be greater" only to find out the hard way that it isn't necessarily so.

IMO, it is foolhardy to upgrade blindly, especially when you aren't experiencing any issues or in need of a feature that a new firmware provides.
csm746 wrote:
Hi Marilyn....Access your router gui, Advanced Tab, Administration, Router Update and when you Check for new version from the Internet it will show up. Bob

Most important: Use a wired connection, if you need to upgrade the firmware or else you risk bricking your router.
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mysmartone
Aspirant

Re: New FW 1.0.2.38_1.0.33 for R6300

Whenever I try to connect to the NetGear server for a firmware update, I get a message saying "trying to connect, please wait . . . . . " and it never connects, even if I leave the page open for hours. The only way I have ever been able to download firwware updates is from the download section of their support website. Could someone please e-mail me the updated firmware file? Even the tech support people don't seem to have access to it.
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Donkichot
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Re: New FW 1.0.2.38_1.0.33 for R6300

Please make this thread Sticky !
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Donkichot
Aspirant

Re: New FW 1.0.2.38_1.0.33 for R6300

Well I did the update to V1.0.2.38_1.0.33...
It scared me at first because the update was so fast a few seconds for the upload (never saw the progress bar...) and it reboot with the new firmware after a few minutes...
It is my first time updating the R6300 so I thought it would take longer then that.

Everything is working fine so far.
I did not lose or gain anything in performance in LAN or Internet speed...

Don't have any AC device so it's all in N connexion.
Downloading from a ethernet computer in 5G with iPad-4 give me a steady 7 MBytes/sec.
With my MacBook Pro on iOs Lion Mountain is showing 450Mbits in 5G and give me a steady 25 MBytes/sec when uploading a file on the LAN to a ethernet computer and 15 MBytes/sec when downloading.

My setting for 5G network is 600Mbits (1300Mbits give me bad connexion so I stay at 600Mbits...)
My channel 149 which is my best choice for here.
(Tried them all)

Did not test the 2.4G performance yet...

AirPrint to my Brother J615w work well !

Internet give me the speed i'm supposed to have !

So I'm happy so far Smiley Happy
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Mark_K
Tutor

Re: New FW 1.0.2.38_1.0.33 for R6300

Donkichot wrote:
Please make this thread Sticky !


I already asked the mods to do this but they havent yet??????????


1xR6300 V1 - V1.0.2.36_1.0.28
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Mark_K
Tutor

Re: New FW 1.0.2.38_1.0.33 for R6300

There is a list of steps you must do before the upgrade will work correctly.
One of our members created the list and it is in another thread. Maybe in the old upgrade thread.

Make sure you follow list of directions which includes factory reseting.


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mysmartone
Aspirant

Re: New FW 1.0.2.38_1.0.33 for R6300

I was finally able to download the new firmware, and installed it according to the steps recommended, making sure to power cycle & erase old settings, etc. Works great, my IPAD Retina and Motorola Razr Maxx HD have now significantly increased their signal strength using the 5G band . . . . . much improved WI-FI performance on both mobile devices.
Marilyn
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Mark_K
Tutor

Re: New FW 1.0.2.38_1.0.33 for R6300

ok I did the upgrade and show no imporvment to my signal ....still at 585.0 Mbps on 5G.

I bet that they fixed issues with Smart Phones.


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mystiky
Aspirant

Re: New FW 1.0.2.38_1.0.33 for R6300

so, still no readme file with fies / chanfes?
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lessd
Aspirant

Re: New FW 1.0.2.38_1.0.33 for R6300

mysmartone wrote:
How did you obtain the new firmware? I cannot locate it on the Netgear website, and although my Genie software tells me there is an updated firmware available, it does not show up on the NetGear download website. I even contacted Netgear technical support, and they have told me it is NOT available for public download yet. Where did you find it????????????
Marilyn


When I first connected my new R6300 I got a message that a new firmware was ready so I downloaded it; V1.0.2.38_1.0.33
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eXR3
Novice

Re: New FW 1.0.2.38_1.0.33 for R6300

The new firmware is now available at Netgear's download site.
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selector
Tutor

Re: New FW 1.0.2.38_1.0.33 for R6300

eXR3 wrote:
The new firmware is now available at Netgear's download site.


When I try and upload the firmware from the website I get an error message:

This firmware file is incorrect! Please get the firmware file again and make sure it is the correct firmware for this product.

I assume only those doing clicking the Check button are able to upgrade?
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Mark_K
Tutor

Re: New FW 1.0.2.38_1.0.33 for R6300

just do it via the GUI.
Dont try to d/l it use the gene.

Why is this trhad not a sticky?
They still have the old upgrade as a sticky.


1xR6300 V1 - V1.0.2.36_1.0.28
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selector
Tutor

Re: New FW 1.0.2.38_1.0.33 for R6300

Mark_K wrote:
just do it via the GUI.


That's what I tried but am getting that error.
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