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WNDR3700v2/WNDR37AVv2 v1.0.1.14

Devor
Luminary

WNDR3700v2/WNDR37AVv2 v1.0.1.14

Netgear has released the v1.0.1.14 firmware for the WNDR3700v2/WNDR37AVv2. Please do not download this firmware if you do not own either one of these routers. I recommend you read the "How To Check and Change Your Router's Firmware" guide by clicking here. The 'Change' guide will offer helpful instructions/recommendations for properly changing the firmware on your router. Additionally, it might be beneficial to safely unplug any USB attached devices before updating the firmware.

Please post your firmware update experiences in this thread.

Firmware v1.0.1.14 for the WNDR3700v2/WNDR37AVv2 can be directly downloaded from here.

MD5: 3DF5AEAC192F918FD8FD8656DAA9EBD5
SHA-1: 800A27CEAA95951A7D4A722DBABC35383CBCCFC4


New Features & Bug Fixes:
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    WNDR3700v1 (v1.0.7.98NA) - Router uptime (d:h:m:s): 1155:02:31:46 - How To Check and Change Your Router's Firmware: http://forum1.netgear.com/showthread.php?t=63234
    Message 1 of 103
    Devor
    Luminary

    Re: WNDR3700v2/WNDR37AVv2 v1.0.1.14

    If you are wondering what the above Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures numbers mean:

    CVE-2013-3069: Cross-Site Scripting
    CVE-2013-3073: SMB Symlink Traversal
    CVE-2013-3074: Media Server Denial of Service


    Unless the release notes are incomplete, it's my understanding that those exploits are just a few of the many that existed back in early 2013 and have been found since. And by omission, remain present in the v1.0.1.14 firmware, as well as other model/brand routers.

    Should it become apparent that these fixes in v1.0.1.14 have introduced other issues and you would like to rollback the firmware to the last known good version, you can directly download v1.0.0.12 by clicking here.

    MD5: DF8E5A2FF4AF68DDFE4E21FE357B2A00
    SHA-1: B7EF57FFDA0F00983D884BFB7C2635CA58B9AE32
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    WNDR3700v1 (v1.0.7.98NA) - Router uptime (d:h:m:s): 1155:02:31:46 - How To Check and Change Your Router's Firmware: http://forum1.netgear.com/showthread.php?t=63234
    Message 2 of 103
    kevinjansen
    Novice

    Re: WNDR3700v2/WNDR37AVv2 v1.0.1.14

    Dear NETGEAR community,

    I just upgraded to this firmware version. Now my GUI looks all mesed up.
    I used to have a router GUI that looks like the WNDR4500 (i have that one too)
    Now its all mesed up and the router doesn't work annymore.
    I think it went out of AP mode but i can't seem to find this option in this firmware setting.
    maybe someone could help me with my problem. I tried downgrading to an other version but i can't seem to find the version wich has the nice looking GUI.

    Kind regards,

    Kevin Jansen

    Ps. sorry for posting this a a reply to this thread but the problems started after upgrading to this version.
    Message 3 of 103
    stevenpemberton
    Aspirant

    Re: WNDR3700v2/WNDR37AVv2 v1.0.1.14

    The UI has reverted to the old-style, but that doesn't bother me too much as long as the "losing attached devices" bug has gone away.
    Message 4 of 103
    stevenpemberton
    Aspirant

    Re: WNDR3700v2/WNDR37AVv2 v1.0.1.14

    The upgrade lost my port-forwarding assignments, so I had to re-enter them (it put the port number in the server IP address field, instead of the IP address)
    Message 5 of 103
    Devor
    Luminary

    Re: WNDR3700v2/WNDR37AVv2 v1.0.1.14

    Can't say I'm surprised about the Port Forwarding issue. That's one example of what happens when the router firmware isn't properly changed. If it had, then there wouldn't have been any previous settings to get "lost". Issues like this can be prevented by reading the 'Change' guide linked at the top of this thread and found in my signature.
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    WNDR3700v1 (v1.0.7.98NA) - Router uptime (d:h:m:s): 1155:02:31:46 - How To Check and Change Your Router's Firmware: http://forum1.netgear.com/showthread.php?t=63234
    Message 6 of 103
    HSeber
    Aspirant

    Re: WNDR3700v2/WNDR37AVv2 v1.0.1.14

    You can now also choose which type of IPv6 you´r connected to.
    In the previous firmware (1.0.0.12) you could only choose enabled or disabled.
    Message 7 of 103
    Farnsworth
    Novice

    Re: WNDR3700v2/WNDR37AVv2 v1.0.1.14

    It looks like disabling UPnP (Universal Plug-n-Play) might no longer work in 1.0.1.14.

    I updated from 1.0.0.36 where it was off, and the UI says it is off, but it still hammers 239.255.255.250:1900 every 30 minutes, where 1.0.0.36 didn't. I tried cycling the setting (enable, reboot, disable, reboot) -- no effect. The only thing I see left to do is raise the interval to the maximum 1440 minutes and drop the hops to the minimum 1.

    But I don't have a UPnP device to actually test it, so maybe it's only the probe that's not disabled, it won't actually add a UPnP device. Anybody?
    Message 8 of 103
    raginkestrel
    Aspirant

    Re: WNDR3700v2/WNDR37AVv2 v1.0.1.14

    I posted the following on the "WNDR3700v2/WNDR37AVv2 v1.0.0.36", so forgive me if you read this post there as well. I didn't see this thread until after I made my original post.

    I have upgraded to the V1.0.1.14 firmware, and everything seems to be working fine. The GUI remained at V1.0.0.120, so you won't have to learn a new interface. All devices are communicating with each other. I haven't had any connections drop. Web pages also appear to be loading a little faster as well. I went to the Shields Up website, and port scans are showing better protection by the router, although ports 1024 -1055 remain open. Those will need to be closed manually. I will repost if anything strange occurs. So far, the update appears to be working well, and I definitely recommend it for the security improvements.
    Message 9 of 103
    Scottyboy99
    Aspirant

    Re: WNDR3700v2/WNDR37AVv2 v1.0.1.14

    What to do? I am so wary after the nightmares of 1.32 and 1.36.

    1.12 has always served me very well. Am inclined to stick with the if it ain't broke don't fix it method. So many so called 'updates' these days can burn your fingers. Kinda wish they hadn't released this as it's planted seeds in my mind! My wife will go mad if I ruin the iPad , iphone connections again!
    Message 10 of 103
    Devor
    Luminary

    Re: WNDR3700v2/WNDR37AVv2 v1.0.1.14

    As you probably know, there's always gonna be people that rush to dance on the bleeding edge. So, if you have lived with v1.0.0.12 all this time, waiting a couple of weeks to see what happens won't hurt anything and might save you some grief. Besides, it's not like you're having issues with the router and this is a possible fix.
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    WNDR3700v1 (v1.0.7.98NA) - Router uptime (d:h:m:s): 1155:02:31:46 - How To Check and Change Your Router's Firmware: http://forum1.netgear.com/showthread.php?t=63234
    Message 11 of 103
    5senses
    Aspirant

    Re: WNDR3700v2/WNDR37AVv2 v1.0.1.14

    Hello
    I've updated my router last night(in germany). Now everything looks like a old Router of the nineties. Even if you look over it, there still some problems.

    When starting my computer, Steam is logging in automatically.
    After updating the router, it seems the router needs more time to make DHCP online.
    So Steam failure at logging in.
    Even IPV6 is not aviable after this update. Before updating Kabel Deutschland gaves my router a 6to4 IPV6 Adress, now IPV6 doesn't work anymore.

    Please help me.
    Message 12 of 103
    rjblake
    Novice

    Re: WNDR3700v2/WNDR37AVv2 v1.0.1.14

    All I can say, is do not "upgrade" to this firmware. My UI has changed back to the old version, the Wireless AP functionality is removed, could not connect to my router and had to reset factory settings - all in all, a very disappointing situation. Downgraded my firmware to 1.0.0.36 to get it back to where it was before. Very poor result from Netgear!:(
    Message 13 of 103
    HSeber
    Aspirant

    Re: WNDR3700v2/WNDR37AVv2 v1.0.1.14

    It´s not true!
    You can configure the router to operate as an access point. (mine is running only as AP)
    I´ve tftp'ed my router with the new firmware and everything is working fine.
    Also IPV6 is still available.
    I recommend to do a factory reset and do a fresh configuration without restoring some old settings.
    Message 14 of 103
    ned2021
    Aspirant

    Re: WNDR3700v2/WNDR37AVv2 v1.0.1.14

    Updated from 36 to 14 this morning. Not that anything was wrong but just for curiosity. At first, everything seemed fine except that ipv6 wouldn't give me an address. So, I did what Devor keeps suggesting and I reset my router from the pin on the router and even did a software reset after the upgrade and now everything is back on, including my ipv6. Can't really see the difference between 34 and 14 but I'm a happy camper for the last 2 years with this router.
    Message 15 of 103
    Devor
    Luminary

    Re: WNDR3700v2/WNDR37AVv2 v1.0.1.14

    Many issues directly following a router's firmware change can be attributed to user error. How to properly change a router's firmware was mentioned throughout this thread, including in this post. 😉
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    WNDR3700v1 (v1.0.7.98NA) - Router uptime (d:h:m:s): 1155:02:31:46 - How To Check and Change Your Router's Firmware: http://forum1.netgear.com/showthread.php?t=63234
    Message 16 of 103
    Scottyboy99
    Aspirant

    Re: WNDR3700v2/WNDR37AVv2 v1.0.1.14

    Anyone else updated to this so far? How has it performed? Obviously keen to hear more from those who have had it running a few days now - any issues minor/major.

    I think Devor's suggestion to run with 1.0.0.12 is a good one as I have had barely any problems ever with the firmware. Ok, readyshare and the media server are not great but everything functions fine with any drop outs/need to reset being extremely rare in the 2 - 3 years I have owned the router (apart the 1.0.0.32 & 1.0.0.36 nightmare periods).

    I guess what plagues me is if I don't upgrade someone like Apple will come along with a new iOS or something and the wifi will only be compatible with latest firmwares or something like that. So you kind of feel at some point compelled to be on the latest firmware.


    I would also be interested in comments about the older GUI. I like it but I found when I updated to Internet Explorer 10 and then 11 the browser didn't play all that nice logging into it. Often long delays 'waiting for reply' until the GUI loaded in (sometimes instant, other times delays of 15-20 seconds). Rolling back to good old IE9 fixed it and it has always been fine on Firefox. I know its Microsoft at fault with the awful IE10 and even worse IE11 but I wanted to hear how others get on. Funnily enough if I started IE10 or IE11 using 'inprivate browsing mode' there is no problem, the GUI loads instantly. Disabling add ons etc made no difference, it was only using 'inprivate mode' that eradicated it.

    Cheers
    Wayne
    Message 17 of 103
    Scottyboy99
    Aspirant

    Re: WNDR3700v2/WNDR37AVv2 v1.0.1.14

    Adding to my comments about the older UI and Internet Explorer 10 and 11. I also tried all the compatibility modes when they were installed which made no difference. The newer UI seems to load in instantly every time on IE10 and IE11 (as I have a V3 model acting as an access point). So clearly something Microsoft has done to IE10 and IE11 which partially disagrees with the older UI I think!
    Message 18 of 103
    raginkestrel
    Aspirant

    Re: WNDR3700v2/WNDR37AVv2 v1.0.1.14

    I have noticed that there has been discussion on the upgrade process. I have been running the new firmware without any issues for a few days now, so I wanted to share how I upgraded the firmware. I upgraded from the .12 version.

    First, I downloaded the .14 and .12 versions, the release notes for .14, backed up my current configuration, and had Tftp at the ready. After that, I simply clicked on "Router Upgrade" from the web interface and let the "Router Upgrade Assistant" do the rest.

    I think it is a good idea to be prepared to manually upgrade the firmware, but to at least attempt the upgrade process via the Upgrade Assistant. Everything upgraded fine, and I didn't need to re-configure my settings. Should any problems occur, you have a great group of people here who can help you. They were very helpful when I was working through the .32 and .36 upgrade issues.
    Message 19 of 103
    Scottyboy99
    Aspirant

    Re: WNDR3700v2/WNDR37AVv2 v1.0.1.14

    Thanks for the feedback. That's very useful. Do you use IE10 or 11? How do you get on accessing the older UI if you use these browsers? I am curious as IE10 and IE11 give me some intermittent issues/delays which really puts me off IE. That among many other bugs! IE9 runs the older UI fantastic though if I rollback as does latest Firefox!
    Message 20 of 103
    magrec
    Aspirant

    Re: WNDR3700v2/WNDR37AVv2 v1.0.1.14

    It sounds nice but i'm not a computer expert and i just want to move to a better firmware which i now have..V1.0.0.32...and trying to upgrade gives me the error, incorrect firmware....:mad:
    Message 21 of 103
    Devor
    Luminary

    Re: WNDR3700v2/WNDR37AVv2 v1.0.1.14

    I believe the v1.0.0.32 firmware was the one that wouldn't allow normal firmware changes and that you had to use TFTP to get the router to accept a different version. If you want to look at the TFTP instructions, click here and then decide.
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    WNDR3700v1 (v1.0.7.98NA) - Router uptime (d:h:m:s): 1155:02:31:46 - How To Check and Change Your Router's Firmware: http://forum1.netgear.com/showthread.php?t=63234
    Message 22 of 103
    raginkestrel
    Aspirant

    Re: WNDR3700v2/WNDR37AVv2 v1.0.1.14

    Scottyboy99,

    I normally use Chrome, and have never had any issues with the UI on Windows or Linux. I fired up IE11 on a Windows 7 computer to see what would happened, and the UI did not have any delay issues. You may want to keep Firefox and use it to access the router.
    Message 23 of 103
    raginkestrel
    Aspirant

    Re: WNDR3700v2/WNDR37AVv2 v1.0.1.14

    .32 is the offending firmware. Magrec, the TFTP instructions are easy to follow and will get you back on track. I had to use them to roll back to .12 when .32 borked my router.
    Message 24 of 103
    Scottyboy99
    Aspirant

    Re: WNDR3700v2/WNDR37AVv2 v1.0.1.14

    Cheers for the feedback. Based on the overall positive reception curiosity got the better of me and I installed with TFTP and 1.0.0.12 stored just in case. So far so good. It's pretty much as you were as I detect no differences. Only thing was immediately after it finished I noticed my windows 7 machines were not picking up the samba shares for my NAS drives when I refreshed the network. I have seen this before on 1.0.0.12 on very very rare occasions. So I switched the router off and left it a couple mins and when I rebooted all came back and holding fine since (about 6 hours) so I think it seems a safe upgrade!

    Yeah the router UI issue is annoying. It's fine on chrome and Firefox and ie9, I may reinstall ie11 again at some point but it's got a lot of bugs. I just remember it starting when ie10 came out for win 7. It was weird as often it'd load instant but other times annoying waiting for reply delay for between 10-20 secs. It did it ok both my laptops too! I vaguely remember seeing someone else report the same and that the only way to avoid it is use inprivate browsing mode. Sure enough it works fine then every time but it's a frustrating bug with in ie10 and 11 it seems among many others. The ftp client in ie10 and 11 is also shot to bits by Microsoft.

    Anyway I am happy with this firmware it seems ok and I will report any glitches if they arise

    Cheers
    Wayne
    Message 25 of 103
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