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Re: New - R7900P/R7960P/R8000P Firmware Version 1.4.4.94 Released

FURRYe38
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New - R7900P/R7960P/R8000P Firmware Version 1.4.4.94 Released

Security Fixes: 10/06/2022

  • Fixes security vulnerabilities.

For more information about security vulnerabilities, visit https://www.netgear.com/about/security

 

NOTE: May have long awaited DNS Probe/Proxy fix. Enable IPv6 Auto if you continue to see DNS Probe or Proxy messages in browsers. 

R7960pIPv6AutoDetectOnly.png

 

Download Link:

R7900P: <End Of Life 

https://www.netgear.com/support/product/R7900P.aspx#download

R7960P:

https://www.netgear.com/support/product/R7960P.aspx#download

R8000P:

https://www.netgear.com/support/product/R8000P.aspx#download

 

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/R7900P.aspx#docs

https://www.netgear.com/support/product/R8000P.aspx#docs

https://www.netgear.com/support/product/R7960P.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.

https://kb.netgear.com/24231/How-do-I-back-up-the-router-configuration-settings-on-my-Nighthawk-rout...

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

 

This article applies to:

 

 

Let us know how it works for you...

 

Also the R7900P is now EOL: https://community.netgear.com/t5/Nighthawk-Wi-Fi-5-AC-Routers/Top-NETGEAR-FAQs-Support-and-End-of-Se...

 

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FlyingTs
Tutor

I have been operating some time now with IPV6 enabled and continue to avoid the DNS problems

I have been operating some time now with IPV6 enabled and continue to avoid the DNS problems. But, there is a slight connection delay after Windows starts that wasn't present before. I assume some sort of resolution or address assignment is taking place.

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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: I have been operating some time now with IPV6 enabled and continue to avoid the DNS problems

What router model are you referring too?

What Firmware version is currently loaded?
What is the Mfr and model# of the Internet Service Providers modem/ONT the NG router is connected too?

 

Please give more details on "slight connection delay after Windows starts that wasn't present before". What exactly are you experiencing? 

Does this happen if you disable IPv6? 

This happen on on devices? 

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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New - R7900P/R7960P/R8000P Firmware Version 1.4.4.94 Released

Ok, got mine loaded and just went online live with it. Factory Reset and setup from scratch.

CAX80 Modem Mode.

 

 

DHCP Range: 192.168.0.100 to .150

Smart Connect and MIMO enabled.

Channels 1, 40 and 149

40Mhz Coexistence. 

IPv6 Disabled.

Default Auto Detect DNS. 

 

BasicTab.png

QoSTab.png

Lets hope DNS is fixed...

 

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SimonB1979
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Re: New - R7900P/R7960P/R8000P Firmware Version 1.4.4.94 Released

NTP Setting are broke 🙄

6to4 tunnel is broke 🙄

address reservations are broke 🙄

 

did the usual reset and start afresh aswell! 🙄

 

absolute garbage FW as usual! 😩 worse then previous imo! 🤯

Message 5 of 310
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New - R7900P/R7960P/R8000P Firmware Version 1.4.4.94 Released

So need more details besides "broke". Not helpful on what is really happening. 

What is actually happening for these items. Please post screen captures would be helpful.

What browser are you using? 

Happens with different browsers? 

What ISP are you using? They support IPv6 6to4? Seen some where there depreciating some 6to4 services. 

What brand and model modem are you using? 

 

 

Message 6 of 310
FarmerBob1
Luminary

Re: New - R7900P/R7960P/R8000P Firmware Version 1.4.4.94 Released

Use the NIST Internet Time Servers Atomic Clocks for your NTP Settings.

Are sure your ISPs IPv6 protocol is 6to4. Do they have IPv6? Who is your ISP.

What about them are "broke"?

What was your "usual" reset and restart "afresh"?

 


@SimonB1979 wrote:

NTP Setting are broke 🙄

6to4 tunnel is broke 🙄

address reservations are broke 🙄

 

did the usual reset and start afresh aswell! 🙄

 

absolute garbage FW as usual! 😩 worse then previous imo! 🤯


 

Message 7 of 310
Dark360
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Re: New - R7900P/R7960P/R8000P Firmware Version 1.4.4.94 Released

Hi,

 

I updated my R8000P to this firmware last night, performed a factory reset and setup from scratch.

 

DNS seems to be working fine without IPv6 enabled.

 

Address Reservation under LAN Setup

Adding a reservation either via the table or manually you get the message below:

 

Dark360_0-1665142259592.png

 

NTP settings were not working when I first setup, but trying again just now has worked fine.

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SimonB1979
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Re: New - R7900P/R7960P/R8000P Firmware Version 1.4.4.94 Released

NTP setting where stuck on Data West Line and wouldn’t change regardless of how many times I clicked apply! 

6tot4 tunnel doesn’t enable ipv6 when applied


Reservations fire out an invalid Mac error

 

all worked perfectly when I went back to .68! 👍🏻

gonna wait til My Armor sub expires and buy another brand router as the r8000p is nearly 4yrs old and the FW has been broken for 3 of them! 🤯

Message 9 of 310
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New - R7900P/R7960P/R8000P Firmware Version 1.4.4.94 Released

Thanks for providing more information on this. 

 


@Dark360 wrote:

Hi,

 

I updated my R8000P to this firmware last night, performed a factory reset and setup from scratch.

 

DNS seems to be working fine without IPv6 enabled.

Good to hear. 

 

Address Reservation under LAN Setup

Adding a reservation either via the table or manually you get the message below:

 

Dark360_0-1665142259592.png

Thanks for the clarification.

 

NTP settings were not working when I first setup, but trying again just now has worked fine.

Are you seeing any errors after you apply the change? 

What happens if you change to a different time zone or set a manual custom NTP server? 

 


 

Message 10 of 310
Dark360
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Re: New - R7900P/R7960P/R8000P Firmware Version 1.4.4.94 Released

Regarding the NTP Settings.
The first couple of times I tried it reverted back to GMT-12 and default NTP Server.
It has now stayed on GMT London and Default NTP Server.
Message 11 of 310
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New - R7900P/R7960P/R8000P Firmware Version 1.4.4.94 Released

What happens if you set a custom NTP server and select apply? 

Try pool.ntp.org or time.nist.gov please.


@Dark360 wrote:
Regarding the NTP Settings.
The first couple of times I tried it reverted back to GMT-12 and default NTP Server.
It has now stayed on GMT London and Default NTP Server.

 

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Dark360
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Re: New - R7900P/R7960P/R8000P Firmware Version 1.4.4.94 Released

It works fine now.

Message 13 of 310
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New - R7900P/R7960P/R8000P Firmware Version 1.4.4.94 Released

So setting one of those addresses works ok? 

What browser are you using? 


@Dark360 wrote:

It works fine now.


 

Message 14 of 310
Dark360
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Re: New - R7900P/R7960P/R8000P Firmware Version 1.4.4.94 Released


@FURRYe38 wrote:

So setting one of those addresses works ok? 

What browser are you using? 


@Dark360 wrote:

It works fine now.


 


Apologises, I was only referring to the Time Zone part.

 

I have just tired pool.ntp.org and time.nist.gov. Both show:

 

Dark360_0-1665155357595.png

 

Message 15 of 310
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New - R7900P/R7960P/R8000P Firmware Version 1.4.4.94 Released

Ok, thank you for confirming. Will pass this onto NG. 

 

Message 16 of 310
jrod10133
Aspirant

Re: New - R7900P/R7960P/R8000P Firmware Version 1.4.4.94 Released

unfortunately this firmware did not fix the issue Im having with refreshing the page on a browser

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Message 17 of 310
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New - R7900P/R7960P/R8000P Firmware Version 1.4.4.94 Released

What browser are you using? Try a different browser? 

Be sure all browser caches are clear. 

 

What is the Mfr and model# of the Internet Service Providers modem/ONT the NG router is connected too?
Be sure your using a good quality LAN cable between the modem and router. CAT6 is recommended. 

Which model router do you have? 

 

Did you apply the FW and reboot the router or did you factory reset and setup from scratch? 

Is this happening across all devices? 

Did you reboot ALL Devices after the FW was load on the router?

 

@jrod10133 

Message 18 of 310
Retired_Member
Not applicable

Re: New - R7900P/R7960P/R8000P Firmware Version 1.4.4.94 Released

Hi,
I have the sames problems.

 

Message 19 of 310
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New - R7900P/R7960P/R8000P Firmware Version 1.4.4.94 Released

What "sames problems" are you having?

What model router do you have?

More details are helpful.

 


@Retired_Member wrote:

Hi,
I have the sames problems.

 


 

Message 20 of 310
Retired_Member
Not applicable

Re: New - R7900P/R7960P/R8000P Firmware Version 1.4.4.94 Released

Hi,
my router is R8000P.

After update to version 1.4.4.94 the web pages do not open at first time (dns).

The wireless connection lost and back.

It´s not possible add device in DHCP server.

 

Thanks

Message 21 of 310
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New - R7900P/R7960P/R8000P Firmware Version 1.4.4.94 Released

Have you enabled IPv6 (Auto) on the router to help with DNS? 

How do you have the wifi configured? 

 


@Retired_Member wrote:

Hi,
my router is R8000P.

After update to version 1.4.4.94 the web pages do not open at first time (dns).

The wireless connection lost and back.

It´s not possible add device in DHCP server.

 

Thanks


 

Message 22 of 310
Retired_Member
Not applicable

Re: New - R7900P/R7960P/R8000P Firmware Version 1.4.4.94 Released

The IPV6 is  Auto select.

I dont acess to router with Edge or Firefox.
The wireless configuration work well in version V1.4.3.88_1.3.50.
I dont use Smart connect.


 

Message 23 of 310
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New - R7900P/R7960P/R8000P Firmware Version 1.4.4.94 Released

I would revert back to the version of FW that worked best for you then. 

Message 24 of 310
jrod10133
Aspirant

Re: New - R7900P/R7960P/R8000P Firmware Version 1.4.4.94 Released

R8000P Nighthawk X6S AC4000

im been can having this issue with three firmware on all browsers on google Chrome,Firefox and edge

Firmware Version 1.4.4.94
Firmware Version 1.4.3.88
Firmware Version 1.4.2.84

 

the only firmware that is working is Firmware Version 1.4.1.68 this an Annoying situation Im been having this issue for over a year now and I'm really not comfortable being in an old firmware but I have no choice

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