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Nighthawk RAX120 Firmware Version 1.0.1.86

Redtulips7
Apprentice

Nighthawk RAX120 Firmware Version 1.0.1.86

RAX120 Firmware Version 1.0.1.86

Bug Fixes:

  • Throughput issues occurred with Samsung Galaxy S10 (with WiFi 6) devices.
  • The web interface incorrectly showed the register/unregister information after setting the ReadyCLOUD feature.
  • The router reset to its factory default settings due to the NAND flash bad block issue.

https://kb.netgear.com/000061013/RAX120-Firmware-Version-1-0-1-86

Nighthawk AX12[RAX120]
Nighthawk X10[R9000]
Model: RAX120|Nighthawk AX12 12-Stream WiFi Router
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Redtulips7
Apprentice

Re: Nighthawk RAX120 Firmware Version 1.0.1.86

Amazon Fire TV[NOT STICK] not seeing 5ghz SSID when DFS Channel engaged!!!

Router range are greatly reduced from AC Router[Tried all FW]

No WiFi dropping so far 

Still 1971 UI

Nighthawk AX12[RAX120]
Nighthawk X10[R9000]
Model: RAX120|Nighthawk AX12 12-Stream WiFi Router
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schumaku
Guru

Re: Nighthawk RAX120 Firmware Version 1.0.1.86


@Redtulips7 wrote:

Amazon Fire TV[NOT STICK] not seeing 5ghz SSID when DFS Channel engaged!!!


Assuming you are located in the US, so FCC is applicable: As per the FCC S59-4891 applicable to the Amazon Fire TV (CL1130):

The range 5180.0...5240.0 MHz (Ch. 36..48) and 5745.0...5825.0 MHz (CH. 149...161) do indeed cover ZERO DFS channels - I fear you dig at the wrong construction zone. 

 

FMI: https://www.amazonforum.com/forums/devices/fire-tv/466853-fire-stick-cant-find-5g-wifi an Amazon staff meber wrote (back in 2017 - so this might have changed for some models since....): "At this time, Fire TV and other Fire TV devices do not support 5Ghz DFS (Dynamic Frequency Selection) Wi-Fi bands. ..."

 

As per the above, lack of a FCC permissive change for the Amazon Fire TV box, ... no change.

 

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Redtulips7
Apprentice

Re: Nighthawk RAX120 Firmware Version 1.0.1.86


@schumaku wrote:

@Redtulips7 wrote:

Amazon Fire TV[NOT STICK] not seeing 5ghz SSID when DFS Channel engaged!!!


Assuming you are located in the US, so FCC is applicable: As per the FCC S59-4891 applicable to the Amazon Fire TV (CL1130):

The range 5180.0...5240.0 MHz (Ch. 36..48) and 5745.0...5825.0 MHz (CH. 149...161) do indeed cover ZERO DFS channels - I fear you dig at the wrong construction zone. 

 

FMI: https://www.amazonforum.com/forums/devices/fire-tv/466853-fire-stick-cant-find-5g-wifi an Amazon staff meber wrote (back in 2017 - so this might have changed for some models since....): "At this time, Fire TV and other Fire TV devices do not support 5Ghz DFS (Dynamic Frequency Selection) Wi-Fi bands. ..."

 

As per the above, lack of a FCC permissive change for the Amazon Fire TV box, ... no change.

 

Yes I am in USA, probably newer upcoming Model will support then????

 


 

Nighthawk AX12[RAX120]
Nighthawk X10[R9000]
Model: RAX120|Nighthawk AX12 12-Stream WiFi Router
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avtella
Prodigy

Re: Nighthawk RAX120 Firmware Version 1.0.1.86

For me the the RAX120’s range is about the same as my R7800 which actually outperformed the R9000 in terms of wireless.

Basically you will see differences in different environments due to the antenna layout differences, one might perform better than the other in certain home layouts and locations. If it’s a stark difference then maybe you just got a lemon.

As for range I’m not sure what you mean by that? Are you measuring the RSSI/dBM or real world throughput. And if so with what devices.
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avtella
Prodigy

Re: Nighthawk RAX120 Firmware Version 1.0.1.86

As for AX mode it seems to be pretty good with me three laptops that I upgraded to the new AX200 WiFi cards and WPA3+WPA2 compatibility seems to work fine.

Note that HT160 is more susceptible to interference and AX uses 1024 QAM which makes it even more sensitive to noise so AX clients might drop to AC level link rates at mid/long range depending on your home layout and construction materials. Just use HT80 on AX and see if that helps, HT160 is nice for benchmarks but HT80 is better for stability especially when using non-DFS channels. I’m on HT160 but I there aren’t many 5Ghz APs in my area so it’s not a hassle as the ones that do exist are too far to have a noticeable impact.

Lastly try disabling MU-MIMO to see if that helps as some Broadcom based clients have issues with it on.

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