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Re: New - R7000 Firmware Version 1.0.11.216 Released

FURRYe38
Guru

New - R7000 Firmware Version 1.0.11.216 Released

Enhancement: 02/05/2024

  • Ending ReadyCLOUD service for WiFi routers.

Security Fixes:

 

Download Link: 

https://www.netgear.com/support/product/r7000 

 

Firmware Update Instructions:

To update your router’s firmware, follow the instructions in your router’s user manual. To view your router’s user manual, visit https://www.netgear.com/support/product/R7000.aspx#docs. 

 

Manually update FW on the router if this isn't seen on the routers web page: 

https://kb.netgear.com/23960/How-do-I-manually-update-the-firmware-on-my-NETGEAR-router

NOTE: Use a wired PC and web browser to update router FW. If continued problems are seen after a FW update, it's recommended to try a factory reset and setup from scratch with out loading any saved configurations from backup files. 

 

NOTE: If continued problems are seen after a FW update, it's recommended to try a factory reset and setup from scratch with out loading any saved configurations from backup files.

https://kb.netgear.com/9665/How-do-I-perform-a-factory-reset-on-my-NETGEAR-router

Or use the ERASE button on the routers web page to factory reset the router:
https://kb.netgear.com/24233/How-do-I-erase-the-configuration-settings-on-my-Nighthawk-router

 

This article applies to:

 

Let us know how this version of FW works for you...

Message 3 of 18
isaak
Aspirant

Re: New - R7000 Firmware Version 1.0.11.216 Released

Just noticed that new a firmware 1.0.11.216 was released, addressing security vulnerabilities.

Installed, no issues so far

Message 1 of 18

Re: New - R7000 Firmware Version 1.0.11.216 Released


@isaak wrote:

Just noticed that new a firmware 1.0.11.216 was released, addressing security vulnerabilities.

Installed, no issues so far


R7000 Firmware Version 1.0.11.216 - NETGEAR Support

 

 

 

 

Message 2 of 18
Bill-D
Apprentice

Re: New - R7000 Firmware Version 1.0.11.216 Released

I haven't been on this site for 18 months because the R7000s in both my FL and CA homes have run perfectly on 1.0.11.136, unlike most previous FW revs with bugs that drove me nuts over the 8 years I've owned these routers. So I'm a little worried about updating to '216 untill I see some posts from brave pioneers.

 

One question I have for pioneers is - Did you install '216 directly over '136 without a factory reset?

Another question is - How many fixed IP addresses do you have?

 

This has been a big headache for me because I often had intermittent FW bugs later appear and only go away if I did a factory reset and re-installed the same FW, which required me to manually re-enter my entire configuration, which includes many fixed IP addresses.  I've wondered if having many fixed IP addresses caused the problems, so for many years I automatically did a factory reset with every FW undate.  Big pain.  Often I found that the new FW was buggy anyway.

 

My R7000s came very close to the trash bin many times, but '136 changed my mind.  When my R7000s work, they work well.  Wifi coverage is great.  Better than any of my neighbors with single centrally-located routers.   They all had to go to mesh systems and are amazed at the R7000 coverage throughout both my homes.

Message 4 of 18
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New - R7000 Firmware Version 1.0.11.216 Released

 

A factory reset maybe needed if problems are seen after a FW update. I recommend first trying a power OFF of the router for 30 seconds after the router processes the FW update and is back to ready. If problems continue after a power cycle, then a factory reset and setup from scratch would be next step. 

 

Or

"If it works, don't fix it."

Message 5 of 18
Bob254
Guide

Re: New - R7000 Firmware Version 1.0.11.216 Released

Anyone know why Netgear's support portal now lists 1.0.11.136 on the download page as being the latest firmware version for the R7000?

Download Center | Downloads and Documentation | NETGEAR

 

Bob254_0-1713027624213.png

 

Was there an issue with versions beyond 1.0.11.136 that requires firmware to be reverted to 1.0.11.136?

 

Message 6 of 18
JayVtec
Aspirant

Re: New - R7000 Firmware Version 1.0.11.216 Released

  I can only see .136 as being the latest firmware.

Message 7 of 18
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New - R7000 Firmware Version 1.0.11.216 Released

I see that v.216 is missing and v.136 is at the top and current, though dated from two years ago. 🤔

I'm checking on this with NG. 

@DarrenM 

Message 8 of 18
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New - R7000 Firmware Version 1.0.11.216 Released

Ok, so this version.216 is in responce to a security issue found by NG and resolved:

https://kb.netgear.com/000066085/Security-Advisory-for-Post-Authentication-Stack-Overflow-on-R7000-P...

 

NG recommends installing this version however it's not currently available for download. NG will check into this. 

In mean time, users can check for this version of FW thru the routers web page and get it thru there if you choose to update the router. 

https://kb.netgear.com/24217/How-do-I-check-for-new-firmware-and-update-my-Nighthawk-router

 

 

 

Message 9 of 18
JayVtec
Aspirant

Re: New - R7000 Firmware Version 1.0.11.216 Released

Thanks, Updates will continue to be pushed to the router UI when available in the future?

 

 

Message 10 of 18
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New - R7000 Firmware Version 1.0.11.216 Released

Should be available now if you check thru the routers web page. 

 

Message 11 of 18
JayVtec
Aspirant

Re: New - R7000 Firmware Version 1.0.11.216 Released

I can't just yet, I have just bought one off EBAY so was just going to download ahead of time and flash it/ set it up, before plugging it in. 😃

Message 12 of 18
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New - R7000 Firmware Version 1.0.11.216 Released

Ya checking mine and doesn't find anything. But NG gave me this:

https://kb.netgear.com/000066008/R7000-Firmware-Version-1-0-11-216?language=en_US

 

Get it while it's hot. 😉

Message 13 of 18
JayVtec
Aspirant

Re: New - R7000 Firmware Version 1.0.11.216 Released

Got it, Nice one thanks!

I assume it's all good and safe to use?

I had a R7000 not long after they was released, Bought one in 2014, had it for years and regret getting rid of it.

Just hope it holds up to todays online demands.

Message 14 of 18
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New - R7000 Firmware Version 1.0.11.216 Released

Just loaded it on my R7000 and running with it now. 

I think there maybe some odd issues for wireless bridge mode. I know prior versions, wireless bridge mode would fail after a period of time. I can't test that right now. 

 

It's up and running in router mode for now. 

 

Wired PC speed results behind a CM3000 modem. 1Gb/50Mbps ISP service:

R7000Over900MpbsWiredSpeedTestCM3000.png

Message 15 of 18
JayVtec
Aspirant

Re: New - R7000 Firmware Version 1.0.11.216 Released

 OK, Mine will be in router mode, so all good there.

 

You can't argue with them speeds can you.

 

If only i had those speeds. ha

Message 16 of 18
Bob254
Guide

Re: New - R7000 Firmware Version 1.0.11.216 Released

Thank you for verifying this. Much appreciated. I was concerned NG pulled 216 perhaps because it was a hacked version. Just speculation on my part, there's no evidence to support that theory.

 

I've been running 216 from about a week after it was released back in Feb. Have not had any issues with it thus far.

Message 17 of 18
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New - R7000 Firmware Version 1.0.11.216 Released

No hacking here. I think NG recently changed the support WEB ui look and feel and maybe something just got left off the plate. I see now that this version has not returned to the R7000 download web page. 


Enjoy.

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