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Re: Reset to Factory Default after every firmware update?

Tkbuc
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Reset to Factory Default after every firmware update?

I read somewhere that it is recommended to factory reset the XR1000 Pro Gaming router after every firmware update?  Is this true?  I am thinking of factory reset because my 2.4G band sometimes wont allow new devices to connect to it (existing devices connected to it work fine).  

 

If I factory reset the device, but rename my 2.4 and 5G with the same SSID names and passwords, will I need to reconnect all of my home devices or will they still find the WIFI names and connect automatically?

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plemans
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Re: Reset to Factory Default after every firmware update?

You shouldn't need to after every update. We just usually recommend it if you're having issues after an update. 

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Tkbuc
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Re: Reset to Factory Default after every firmware update?

Thanks!  If I factory reset the device, but rename my 2.4 and 5G with the same SSID names and passwords, will I need to reconnect all of my home devices or will they still find the WIFI names and connect automatically?

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plemans
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Re: Reset to Factory Default after every firmware update?

If you use the exact same ssid/password, they all should auto-connect. I switch routers a lot and all my devices switch over automatically when I use the same ssid/password. 

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FURRYe38
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Re: Reset to Factory Default after every firmware update?

Be sure to save off a back up configuration to file for safe keeping. Saves time if a reset is needed.
https://kb.netgear.com/24231/How-do-I-back-up-the-router-configuration-settings-on-my-Nighthawk-rout...

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