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Re: RAX80 Firmware V1.0.1.56_1.0.23 needs work!

Dear Michael,

   Your suggestions to start a new thread or ask specific questions are good, but beating up on people that are very frustrated with this product is not any more productive than what you complain about the complainers doing! The guy buys a brand new router and immediately has disconnect problems that are well documented elsewhere in the forum too. So, is he crazy? Or does he have a valid complaing.

    It is no secret that forums often contain content from people complaining who do not understand how to use the equipment they criticize.  But it is their right to  post as much as anyone elses.

    In my opinion, the RAX80 potentially has both hardware and firmware issues. I have complained a lot on this thread because I came from using a perfectly functional R8500, setting up the RAX80 as close as possible to that, and it is utterly unstable. I have 30 years experience using computers and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. I really don't believe it is my fault that the RAX behaves this way. Add to that Netgear telling me to get lost because I bought it from a private individual (in original box, shrink wrap). That adds up to a lot of frustration. I've tried four different firmware releases and none of them even approach stable operation, even with minor improvements. My setup is not exotic. The biggest mystery to me is what other purchasers are experiencing. I see many reviews of the item on retail outlets. So, are the people on this thread working with defective units? Or are others just lucky that they use "as-is" out of the box with no issues? 

 

Beats me.  But Netgear is the one that complaints should be directed towards, not other posters...

 

J

Model: RAX80|Nighthawk AX8 8-Stream WiFi Router
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I had been using the .40 firmware for about a month with little to no issues and now all of sudden its disconnecting wifi devices daily and every few hours disconnects and immediately reconnects hardwired devices....this is one crappy router if only my return period hadnt expired....
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So far, the RAX80 is concidered a faulty product. Hasn't kept its advertised performance.
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Would def agree. I just wish i had known before i sold my ad7200. Id much rather go back to that one or a xr700
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Re: RAX80 Firmware V1.0.1.56_1.0.23 needs work!


@Chris11271984 wrote:
Would def agree. I just wish i had known before i sold my ad7200. Id much rather go back to that one or a xr700

Or maybe a different vendor? 

IMHO, Netgear is not the vendor to buy right now do to ongoing firmware issues.

--Bill
ISP Comcast, Modem-Netgear CM1150V, Router-Unifi Security Gateway-Pro4, AP-2 Unifi AP-LR
Tesla > Edison
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I know others did but when i had my ad7200 it worked flawlessly and i especially liked it for the plex integration
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I went back to my DDWRT R9000 and I'm using my RAX80 as an access point

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I just upgraded to the latest software and 5 days later still up and i did not change anything ????????
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Boxed mine up and sent it back after three straight weeks if it randomly dropping my devices.

Bummer because I wanted to be on the bleeding edge, just not bleeding out!
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