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New Firmware (v2) - 1.0.0.54 (finally fixes Comcast IPv6)

Info from: http://drivers.softpedia.com/blog/Firmware-1-0-0-54-Is-Available-for-NETGEAR-WNDR4500v2-Routers-Upda...

NEW ENHANCEMENTS & FEATURES:

- Adds support for Spansion NAND flash
- Removes ReadySHARE cloud
- Updates NetUSB module
- Updates Paragon UFSD module
- Removes AP mode detection
- Port forwarding supports 64 entries
- Supports SOAP API 2.0 (or v2.01 for FXCN DB)(Includes access control, 5G WiFi support, and firmware update)
- Includes the GPL statement in firmware
- Supports Bonjour Printing
- Removes the repeater function based on the wireless distribution system (WDS) from GUI
- Enables dynamic password for Telnet

FIXES THE FOLLOWING IPV6 ISSUES:

- Fixes the IPv6 connection drop issue after 3 days in Comcast network
- Fixes IPv6 PPPoE (supports WAN Autoconfig + LAN IAPD)
- Fixes the IPv6 firewall issue which it sometimes causes the router to hang (reported by William from NETGEAR)

FIXES THE FOLLOWING IPV6 RELATED ISSUES FOUND IN COMCAST:

- When the LAN DHCPv4 and DHCPv6 server is ready, the LAN Ethernet link pulls down and up to force the LAN PC to renew the IPv4 and IPv6 address
- When IPv6 is enabled, the router sends IPv4 packets first before sending any IPv6 packets
- Fixes the IAPD change issue during DHCPv6 renew

FIXES THE FOLLOWING ACCESS CONTROL ISSUES:

- Access control does not work (QQ can still go out)
- When access control is enabled, port forwarding of port 80 fails

OTHER FIXES:

- Fixes the 5G channel display problem
- Fixes the GUI page’s Help Center display problem
- Port forwarding still supports 20 rules
- Fixes the issue in which the device under test (Router) that is in bridge mode connects to the root AP through 2.4G and the link rate is always 0M bps
- Fixes the issue in which routing fails when the Router LAN IP changes
- Fixes the issue in which a "can not open page" message displays when the router is upgraded with invalid firmware
- Fixes the issue in which ReadySHARE Cloud cannot be registered using the administrative web GUI of a Router
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Re: New Firmware (v2) - 1.0.0.54 (finally fixes Comcast IPv6)

Hi,
I pressed the icone "a router firmware update is available" and "yes" to upgrade to the new firmware 1.0.0.54.

One hour later I had no more connection with Internet :mad:. Internet status was showing "GOOD".

I pressed the reboot buttom and I had again internet for about 6 hours. The second time I pressed "Apply" in the Advanced Setup "Internet Setup". I had this time 3 hours access to Internet. The next morning I had no internet again.:mad::mad::mad:

I decided to come back in 1.0.0.50. I have now no more problem.Smiley Very Happy:confused:

Regards.
Dag
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Re: New Firmware (v2) - 1.0.0.54 (finally fixes Comcast IPv6)

Yeh, I've had a couple problems since updating to 1.0.0.54 too that I'm still testing out before I either go back to 1.0.0.50 (and forego IPv6 for good) or brave trying DD-WRT (which actually scares me -lol).

I had a complete network drop a couple of times about an hour after I was all finished with updating to 1.0.0.54, where I had to power cycle the router. The second time happened almost immediately! Then everything was fine for about a day and a half -- I found the router rebooted itself early in the morning. My first guess is the IPv6 problems have not really been fixed, still making the router unstable.

Also, since the update I found the 5GHz band on Auto always comes up "Auto (36)" using only 1 channel now, and clients were having a hard time connecting. To get the connection back to normal, I had to set channel 149 to get the "149(P)+153(S)" I always had on Auto with 1.0.0.50.

No other quirks as yet.
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Re: New Firmware (v2) - 1.0.0.54 (finally fixes Comcast IPv6)

The router rebooted itself again after a little more than a day, so I turned off IPv6 to see if it's the cause. If it happens again, it's back to 1.0.0.50. :/
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Re: New Firmware (v2) - 1.0.0.54 (finally fixes Comcast IPv6)

Hello All,

After upgrade my WNDR4500v2 to firmware version 1.0.0.54 router doesn't recognize my printer anymore.

Printer was working like a charm before the upgrade, but not it is vanished.

I tried to reset and re-setup the router, didn't work.

I installed back firmware version 1.0.0.40 and bang, that is my printer back.

I have a old HP Deskjet 930c.

Any clues?

Thanks,
Bob
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Re: New Firmware (v2) - 1.0.0.54 (finally fixes Comcast IPv6)

I have found 5G connections to be quite unreliable with 1.0.0.54, and I had to put 1.0.0.50 back on again. If your printer uses 5G, I wouldn't be surprised if your problem is related to that.
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Re: New Firmware (v2) - 1.0.0.54 (finally fixes Comcast IPv6)

V1.0.1.20_1.0.40 is the most stable version. Rolling back to it took care of all our connection problems, including the annoying reboots the router was doing on the later firmware updates.
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Re: New Firmware (v2) - 1.0.0.54 (finally fixes Comcast IPv6)

ImTheNana, Isn't that for the original WNDR4500 (v1)? This thread is about the series for v2.
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Re: New Firmware (v2) - 1.0.0.54 (finally fixes Comcast IPv6)

Any chance these fixes (loses IPv6 after 3 days with comcast) can be applied to the firmware for WNDR3400v3?  My router suffers the same.  When connected to both, I get 97 Mb download on IPv6 and only 24Mb on IPv6 (test results from: speedtest.comcast.net).  Every few days it drops the IPv6 connectivity, and my speed suffers tremendously.  Been waiting over a year for this fix since I got the 105 Mb speed from comcast.  Please fix, or I will buy another router, and it will most certainly not be a netgear product!

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Re: New Firmware (v2) - 1.0.0.54 (finally fixes Comcast IPv6)

@ryan5071 Are you using IPv4 connection as well?

What's the exact speed when you're directly connected to the modem using IPv6?

How about the speed on IPv4?

Is the IPv6 having intermittent connection or the IPv4 as well?

By the way, what's the brand of the modem?

The WAN port of the router can only cater 100Mbps of speed, it cannot exceed more than that.

Looking forward to your response.

ElaineM
NETGEAR Community Team
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