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giants14
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Netgear genie high cpu usage.

Not sure where to post this but do I need the netgear genie, because it keeps making my cpu go crazy. Thanks.

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Re: Netgear genie high cpu usage.

Welcome to the forums. I wouldn't bother with GENIE. General consensus here is it's pretty useless. Save yourself the headache and uninstall. You can use the routers GUI to make any configuration changes you might need.
~Comcast 1 Gbps/50 Mbps SB8200 > R8000P
~R8000P FW:1.4.1.68 ~R7000 FW:1.0.9.42
~R6400 FW:1.0.1.52 ~Orbi-AC3000 FW:2.5.1.8
~EX3700 FW:1.0.0.84

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stenopete
Tutor

Re: Netgear genie high cpu usage.

You do and you don't. Depends what your needs are. Its good to have as it does make thing easier.

If you're one of those people that does everything through the browser then you don't need genie.

Side note - genie shouldn't be using a lot of CPU resources. Check for maleware and viruses. Use a good av scanner.

S..
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http://testmy.net/UGkPWzTv.png



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Sprint Viper 4GLTE@2.4ghz Band

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sir_bazz
Guide

Re: Netgear genie high cpu usage.

Yeah I have noticed the same as the OP.

The geniedaemon constantly uses cpu even if the client itself isn't loaded.

In terms of CPU time, it's always the 2nd highest on my PC after Firefox.

Finally uninstalled it after reading this post
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stevnim
Star

Re: Netgear genie high cpu usage.

I use Genie to print from iPhones/iPads using the AirPrint converter feature. Both my printers do not have AirPrint built-in. The latest version of Genie, 2.3.1.46, has a problem and seems to consume all resources. I've gone back to using 2.3.2.25 without problems.
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Re: Netgear genie high cpu usage.

I had a feeling someone would chime in with you do and you don't.. (no offense intended BTW). Yes, for those who won't (can't) buy a true network printer and/or network attached storage, you need GENIE in all it's glory. So, I'll just say I like Netgear, but I don't like GENIE.
~Comcast 1 Gbps/50 Mbps SB8200 > R8000P
~R8000P FW:1.4.1.68 ~R7000 FW:1.0.9.42
~R6400 FW:1.0.1.52 ~Orbi-AC3000 FW:2.5.1.8
~EX3700 FW:1.0.0.84

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stenopete
Tutor

Re: Netgear genie high cpu usage.

I, for one, do like to use genie. It runs smooth and it has features that are useful. All my devices are connected and it transfers all my files that I need to share without any problems.

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Netgear R7000@FW_DD-WRT v24-sp2 (12/11/14) kongac - build 25628

LinksysCisco EA6500HD@FW_ DD-WRT v24-sp2 (12/11/14) kongac - build 25628



-AP > CLIENT WRLS BRDIGE MODE-

http://testmy.net/UGkPWzTv.png



MotoX Android@5ghz Band

MotoG Android@2.4ghz Band

Sprint Viper 4GLTE@2.4ghz Band

MS Surface Pro Tablet@5ghz Band

MS Xbox360@2.4ghz Band



MainPC.i7.4820K@4.9GHZ.X79.32GB-2400HMZ-DDR3.RD0@12TB.RD0@2x256GB.SSD.BLURAY.BDRE-XL.3xR9-290X.CorsairCase750D.

IBM.Ideapad.Lenovo.i7.Haswell-E.Z710.
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GregCz
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Re: Netgear genie high cpu usage.

I experienced the high CPU usage.
I tracked it down to TWO instances of the Genie code running at the same time. This may have been inflicted by a recent code upgrade. I removed the application using regular Windows Remove and deleted the program directory after a reboot. Reinstalled Genie and lived happily ever after Smiley Happy

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scjay
Aspirant

Re: Netgear genie high cpu usage.

I had 3 Window 7 PCs with Netgear Genie running (just upgraded to latest version) and noticed that two things wrong. CPU usage was high and Ethernet/internet performance was way down. These 3 PCs are mainly hardwired to my gigabit switch unless I undock my laptop and use the wifi. Performance would get worse throughout the day and the though put was about 1/100th the normal Ethernet speed until I rebooted the systems. Tracked it down to Netgear Genie. Removed the software and the CPU and network performance problems are gone.
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R01k
Follower

Re: Netgear genie high cpu usage.

Yeah, those stock applications have the habit of not being too useful. I've never used Genie and haven't felt the need to so far.
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snakyjake
Tutor

Re: Netgear genie high cpu usage.

Same problem here. I can't do media streaming (via Kodi/XBMC) with Genie enabled.

Disabling Genie is not an option since I'm making use of the Parental Controls Bypass feature.
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sierrdx
Initiate

Re: Netgear genie high cpu usage.

I loaded Genie on two different PC's with the same result, CPU is pegging on both. This cant be an anomaly and is extremely annoying so I am removing it from both.
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stevnim
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Re: Netgear genie high cpu usage.

stevnim wrote:
I use Genie to print from iPhones/iPads using the AirPrint converter feature. Both my printers do not have AirPrint built-in. The latest version of Genie, 2.3.1.46, has a problem and seems to consume all resources. I've gone back to using 2.3.2.25 without problems.
The new version released today of Genie, 2.3.1.57, seems OK and does not consume all resources.
Message 13 of 17
stevnim
Star

Re: Netgear genie high cpu usage.

I spoke too soon and the resources problem is still a problem. After uninstalling Genie 2.3.1.57, computer system speed is back to normal.
Message 14 of 17
snakyjake
Tutor

Re: Netgear genie high cpu usage.

Would you mind posting what processes are running?
What are your genie.ini settings?
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Retired_Member
Not applicable

Re: Netgear genie high cpu usage.

I liken genie to a app which claims to save battery use. Another app running using resources claiming to save resources. Just like using fresh water to rinse cans and bottles before placing then in the recycling bin.LOLOLOLOLOL I don't use parental controls so I guess it does have some benefit it that's a concern.
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snakyjake
Tutor

Re: Netgear genie high cpu usage.

Whoops...I don't need the genie.ini

But I am curious how much has to do with traffic or parental controls, or something.
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