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Re: Nighthawk Router Extra Connection Appearing (sometimes)

riche22
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Nighthawk Router Extra Connection Appearing (sometimes)

Typically my Nighthawk router works amazing, but sometimes an additional wifi channel is opening up. My typically "Netgear29" will sometimes also be accompanied with a "Netgear29-5G2". This new network also runs at substantially higher speeds usually, and doesn't recquire a password. They are both 5G. I know it has the tri-band, but I have it set up to automatically distribute the devices. Why would my second 5g band suddenly be popping in and out of existence like that? And... Not automatically just connecting stuff to it?

Model: R8000P|Nighthawk X6S AC4000 Tri Band WiFi Router
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plemans
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Re: Nighthawk Router Extra Connection Appearing (sometimes)

Did this just start happening? 

How long has it been going on? 

 

there is a security hotfix you can install 1.4.1.82.

Might help/might not. 

I'd recommend installing the hotfix, then doing a factory reset/reinstall. 

 

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plemans
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Re: Nighthawk Router Extra Connection Appearing (sometimes)

What firmware version are you on? 

Are you using smart connect?

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riche22
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Re: Nighthawk Router Extra Connection Appearing (sometimes)

V1.4.1.68_1.3.28

 

I am using smart connect.

 

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plemans
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Re: Nighthawk Router Extra Connection Appearing (sometimes)

Did this just start happening? 

How long has it been going on? 

 

there is a security hotfix you can install 1.4.1.82.

Might help/might not. 

I'd recommend installing the hotfix, then doing a factory reset/reinstall. 

 

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riche22
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Re: Nighthawk Router Extra Connection Appearing (sometimes)

It has been like this for a few weeks, but I have not had time to look into it until now. I also noticed that if I login to the router through my computer, the "5G-2" network is showing a yellow triangle with a ! as opposed to a green one with a check. I'll update.

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plemans
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Let me know how it goes!

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