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New - R7900P/R7960P/R8000P Firmware Version 1.4.4.94 Released

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

I just upgraded to 1.4.4.94 on an R7900P when it was in Access Point mode and now I cannot log into the admin console via web.  If I reset to factory settings and returns to router mode, I can login to the admin console. But If I change to access point mode from router mode, it fails to login again.  When I use Chrome to access the admin console, it returns with an error "empty response." When I use curl it gives an "curl: (52) Empty reply from server" error.

 

If I downgrade the R7900P to a previous firmware release such as 1.4.1.42. It works fine again. But I don't like staying that far back on security fixes. I'm back on 1.4.4.94 and can't login to the admin console again, but it seems to retain the wireless configs and it's still working as an access point but can't login to the admin a console.  

 

This is a reproducible problem.

 

Please fix this. This is a major problem as I use an Orbi RBRE960 for my main network and an R7900P for my IoT network. The RBRE960 IoT network is super slow. So I use the R7900P for IoT instead. I set the DHCP address of the R7900P from the Orbi RBRE960.  And, I'm able to ping it.  

 

 

if I use openssl s_client, I'm able to see the self signed certificate

Issuer: C=US, ST=California, L=San Jose, O=Netgear, CN=www.routerlogin.net/emailAddress=support@netgear.com
        Validity
            Not Before: Aug 23 11:54:06 2022 GMT
            Not After : Aug 20 11:54:06 2032 GMT
        Subject: C=US, ST=California, L=San Jose, O=Netgear, CN=www.routerlogin.net/emailAddress=support@netgear.com

        X509v3 extensions:
            X509v3 Key Usage: 
                Key Encipherment, Data Encipherment
            X509v3 Extended Key Usage: 
                TLS Web Server Authentication
            X509v3 Subject Alternative Name: 
                DNS:www.routerlogin.net, DNS:routerlogin.net, DNS:www.orbilogin.com, DNS:orbilogin.net, DNS:routerlogin.com, DNS:orbilogin.com, DNS:www.routerlogin.com, DNS:www.orbilogin.net

 

Please fix this issue when in Access Point Mode.

 

 

Model: R7900P|Nighthawk X6S AC3000 Tri Band WiFi Router
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FURRYe38
Guru

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

Does this also happen in different browsers, Try MS Edge, FireFox or Opera? 

 

FYI: 

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Nighthawk-Wi-Fi-5-AC-Routers/Top-NETGEAR-FAQs-Support-and-End-of-Se...

 

Might search for 3rd party FW solutions for your model router. 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode  | Wifi Router RBE973S and SXK30; Router mode | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX30/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, MK93S, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, RAXE500, RAX120v2, RAX50v2, XR450/500/700/1000,

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SkyHopper
Aspirant

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

Yes this fails on any browser, chrome, MS Edge, and Firefox, and Safari (Mac). The fact it fails using command line curl is telling.
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FURRYe38
Guru

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

Thanks for letting us know. 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode  | Wifi Router RBE973S and SXK30; Router mode | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX30/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, MK93S, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, RAXE500, RAX120v2, RAX50v2, XR450/500/700/1000,

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SkyHopper
Aspirant

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

Considering that Access Mode breaks the web interface is a major bug. I hope that NetGear will at least release a patch for this because it kinda bricks the router in access point mode.

The R7900P is using a Broadcom BCM4906 chipset and not Atheros. So the support on 3rd party FW such as OpenWRT or DD-WRT is limited due to Broadcom lack of open source licensing if I recall.
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FURRYe38
Guru

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

Please review the link regarding EoL. 

 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode  | Wifi Router RBE973S and SXK30; Router mode | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX30/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, MK93S, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, RAXE500, RAX120v2, RAX50v2, XR450/500/700/1000,

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wglotz
Guide

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

"Exactly" how does one enable PM?

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FURRYe38
Guru

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

Select your NG Forum user name and a menu will appear. Go to My Settings/Preferences/Private Messenger and make sure that the Turn on private messages check box has a check mark in it. Save the setting. 


@wglotz wrote:

"Exactly" how does one enable PM?


 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode  | Wifi Router RBE973S and SXK30; Router mode | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX30/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, MK93S, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, RAXE500, RAX120v2, RAX50v2, XR450/500/700/1000,

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

Hello, I am having the issues where I am getting the invalid MAC address error when trying to do an address reservation. I have the R7960P with firmware v1.4.4.94 running on it. May I get the beta version please.

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

Greetings @FURRYe38 

 

May I please have a link via PM for the beta FW. 

 

Router model: R8000P

 

Thanks

~Comcast 1 Gbps/50 Mbps SB8200 > R8000P
~R8000P FW:1.4.1.68 ~R7000 FW:1.0.11.134
~R6400 FW:1.0.4.128 ~Orbi-AC3000 FW:2..7.4.24
~EX3700 FW:1.0.0.84

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

Hi @FURRYe38 

 

Could you send me by PM a link to download this beta firmware that fix this problem?

 

Router model: R8000P

 

Thanks

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ktarun
Aspirant

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

I would like to try the beta as well.

Model: R8000P|Nighthawk X6S AC4000 Tri Band WiFi Router
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FURRYe38
Guru

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

Which model router do you have? 


@ktarun wrote:

I would like to try the beta as well.


 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode  | Wifi Router RBE973S and SXK30; Router mode | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX30/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, MK93S, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, RAXE500, RAX120v2, RAX50v2, XR450/500/700/1000,

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

The netgear one is R8000P
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BLING2X
Aspirant

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

Could you send me by PM a link to download this beta firmware that fix this problem?

 

Router model: R8000P

Message 265 of 271
mlenahan
Guide

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

Wondering that too.

 

We know the R7900P, R7960P & R8000P use exactly the same firmware file, however from what I can tell the R7900P and R8000P are at EOL, while the R7960P is not.

 

The buggy 1.4.4.94 firmware was released almost a year ago (Oct '22) and the best we have is a beta release to address its issues (thanks for at least that). But as others point out, even the beta has some issues too.

 

Will we ever get an official new firmware or are we just dead in the water? I've searched high/low for open firmware and the best I can find is OPENWRT for an R8000P however folks complained of no wi-fi, only wired. I tired to flash mine, but could not get the TTL interface to work.

 

Oh I wish any open firmware was an option for us.

 

Message 266 of 271
FURRYe38
Guru

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

Would you like the beta FW version that fixes the IP address reservation issue? 


@mlenahan wrote:

Wondering that too.

 

We know the R7900P, R7960P & R8000P use exactly the same firmware file, however from what I can tell the R7900P and R8000P are at EOL, while the R7960P is not.

 

The buggy 1.4.4.94 firmware was released almost a year ago (Oct '22) and the best we have is a beta release to address its issues (thanks for at least that). But as others point out, even the beta has some issues too.

 

Will we ever get an official new firmware or are we just dead in the water? I've searched high/low for open firmware and the best I can find is OPENWRT for an R8000P however folks complained of no wi-fi, only wired. I tired to flash mine, but could not get the TTL interface to work.

 

Oh I wish any open firmware was an option for us.

 


 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode  | Wifi Router RBE973S and SXK30; Router mode | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX30/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, MK93S, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, RAXE500, RAX120v2, RAX50v2, XR450/500/700/1000,

Message 267 of 271
mlenahan
Guide

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

No thanks, I already have the beta version. It was more a question if: Is an unreleased beta from almost a year ago, going to be the last firmware for this group of routers.

 

Message 268 of 271
FURRYe38
Guru

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

Don't know. Will ask about it. 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode  | Wifi Router RBE973S and SXK30; Router mode | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX30/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, MK93S, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, RAXE500, RAX120v2, RAX50v2, XR450/500/700/1000,

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

I have an R7960P that suffers from the same MAC address but reported here.  
If someone could please provide me with the beta firmware that fixes this, I would sure appreciate it!

Message 270 of 271
SiraMirai
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Re: New - R7900P/R7960P/R8000P Firmware Version 1.4.4.94 Released

Could I also get the beta firmware for the R8000P?
@FURRYe38 
Thanks!

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