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Re: New Firmware - 1.0.1.40

shadowsports wrote:

The 4500's remain my favorite, robust and stable, much more so than my r7000.


Interesting... I just had a 4000 go bad, which replaced a bad 3700, and now I have a 4500 with a questionably bad USB port. So I ordered a 6200 to replace the 4500 figuring it had to better right? The 4500 is definatly way better than the 4000 as far as singal and speed goes... but the USB issue is killing it for me. But, I am also looking for a deal on a 7000 beucase I figured that has to be better than the 6200 right? Actually, I like the beaming in the 6200 over the 4500, and I liked the US-QOS on the 7000 over the 6200. I asked Netgear which router they recommend and the said, (can you guess?) 8000... lol, I should have figured.
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Hi, I posted my problems in another thread and one of the questions I asked was: can you guys advice me what to do: update to this latest firmware or not. I'm still at WNDR4500-V1.0.1.20_1.0.40 because I had problems with WNDR4500-V1.0.1.38_1.0.64. So I went back to the older firmware. Would you guys advice me to use WNDR4500-V1.0.1.40_1.0.68 ?
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I guess I'd like to add a poke in the eye to Netgear in case someone hasn't the time to read this entire thread.

Version 40 of the firmware is a mess. It not only removes the option of making changes to the access control list, it removes the option of adding ANY new wireless devices at all. Another problem is that Amazon Prime times out on certain Panasonic TVs after the firmware update. Interestingly, Netflix still works--just not Amazon.
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Re: New Firmware (v1) - 1.0.1.40

I already owned a WNDR4500v1 and since yesterday an additional WNDR4500v2.

With respect to Acces Control replacing MAC filtering, I found something worth sharing.

Both the v1 and the v2 run the latest firmware (V1.0.1.40_1.0.68 for the V1 and V1.0.0.56_1.0.36 for the v2).

In the Access Control page, the v2 features an "Add" button over the list of Allowed devices which does exactly what you would expect: manually enter a MAC and device name to add a device to the allowed list.

However... The v1 has no such button.

I posted a support ticket requesting a fix.
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Re: New Firmware (v1) - 1.0.1.40

there is a firmware on station-drivers that is labeled 1.0.1.41 (Trial) Fix MAC Control GUI issue
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Although I too reported this defect to Netgear they did not acknowledge it as such. Thanks for requesting the fix (my free support time expiredSmiley Happy but it appears that this firmware release has more than this single defect. The fact that Netgear Quality Control failed to notice missing Set Up Access List button, in Advanced > Advanced Setup > Wireless Settings, tells it all. BTW, I had to rollback to V1.0.1.38_1.0.64 firmware in order to add a new wireless device.
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