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1.0.9.64 Firmware Upgrade Advise

I just saw the new firmware upgrade 1.0.9.64_10.2.64. Has anyone upgraded to it and does it work?????

 

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Re: 1.0.9.64 Firmware Upgrade Advise

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Nighthawk-WiFi-Routers/1-31-19-NEW-R7000-Firmware-released/m-p/1698...

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Re: 1.0.9.64 Firmware Upgrade Advise

Not yet - I am always afraid to update too soon as some firmware updates end up recalled.  But keep us posted if you do it.

Thx


@Harley5111 wrote:

I just saw the new firmware upgrade 1.0.9.64_10.2.64. Has anyone upgraded to it and does it work?????

 


 

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I just tried 1.0.9.64 and reverted back to 1.0.9.32. It seems to have the same problem that all the other upgrades have no internet connection. After I upgraded and rebooted the box I still had no internet connection.

 

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R7000 - 1.0.9.64 is of particular interest to me. 

 

My R7000 is on hiatus until spring, but was running 1.0.9.42 until I replaced it.

 

1.0.9.64 claims to have a lot of bug fixes, specifically attached devices.  Wouldn't it be nice if we could truly see and edit all connected devices. 

 

I'm hoping the R8000P will follow suit and get the same fixes in an upcoming release. (Sooner rather than later).  Hopefully someone else can try it and post their results.

 

If I recall, 1.0.9.32 was solid if you used VPN. 

 

 

~Comcast 1 Gbps/50 Mbps SB8200 > R8000P
~R8000P FW:1.4.1.64 ~R7000 FW:1.0.9.42
~R6400 FW:1.0.1.52 ~Orbi-AC3000 FW:2.5.1.8
~EX3700 FW:1.0.0.84

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Re: 1.0.9.64 Firmware Upgrade Advise

.64 still has the dropout issues (at least for me), so .42 remains the last stable version for me.

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Tried .64 yesterday. Worked fine for a while, after which 5G dropped out. Clearly the memory leak issue that plagued .60 is still there. .42 is the most stable for me.

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@Harley5111 wrote:

I just saw the new firmware upgrade 1.0.9.64_10.2.64. Has anyone upgraded to it and does it work?????

 


I tried updating yesterday and still have the same rebooting and connection issues that .60 has. I reverted back to .42 today which has been stable for me.

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I tried it and had the exact same issues as 60 did. I went back to 1.0.9.34 as that has been the most stable for me, but I think .42 would fine also. I just know that 34 worked great so I went back to that. I think i actually skipped over the .42 firmware, but most people don't have issues with that one either. 

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Appreciate the feedback gents.

 

 

~Comcast 1 Gbps/50 Mbps SB8200 > R8000P
~R8000P FW:1.4.1.64 ~R7000 FW:1.0.9.42
~R6400 FW:1.0.1.52 ~Orbi-AC3000 FW:2.5.1.8
~EX3700 FW:1.0.0.84

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Hello Forum,

 

1.0.9.64_10.2.64  seems not the promised release we are all waiting for. 2 years long every time releases with really basic broken things like Wifi (2.4 or 5G, WAN interconnection issues and other really impacting issues are plagueing us. 

 

Netgear why is it SO difficult to bring out a next decent release after release 1.0.9.42 ?????

If the most of us haven't already let their Nighthawks fly away, the remaining finally loyal people will do too. 

 It was a big investment for me at the time with 3 netgear R7000's. Great hardware with crappy software, what a shame.

 

Bas.

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I was hoping this new release would be worthy of upgrading, but these reviews have shown me that I will continue to use

 

Firmware Version 
V1.0.9.14_1.2.25

 

The last good version for myself, no issues labeling devices and stable connectivity

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Mine is fine. I always do a factory reset after a firmware update though. I highly recommend trying this.

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@Global_Saffer wrote:

Mine is fine. I always do a factory reset after a firmware update though. I highly recommend trying this.


Done that twice already....not a newbie with this router.. this is the first time I have had any issues since the early firmware bug issues.  I don't get as many random reboots as I did with .60  but I do get a lot of disconnects from my various devices (i.e. PS4, Ipad Pro, a couple different laptops.)

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Also having another issue with 1.0.9.64 whereby Nighthawk app doesn’t correctly report WIFI signal strength or link speed of devices. Rolling back to 1.0.9.60 resolves this, but might go back to .42 based on comments here. 

 

Please investigate and resolve Netgear! TIA...

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Urg that's a real bummer man, sorry to hear it.  I did see someone suggest rolling back to previous firmware, doing a factory reset and only then doing the update. Usually I update then reset, but I did the reset first this time. Also, maybe it's just old? I'm kinda surprised to see Netgrear still supporting this router. Loved mine since 2015 (I think).

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@Global_Saffer wrote:

Urg that's a real bummer man, sorry to hear it.  I did see someone suggest rolling back to previous firmware, doing a factory reset and only then doing the update. Usually I update then reset, but I did the reset first this time. Also, maybe it's just old? I'm kinda surprised to see Netgrear still supporting this router. Loved mine since 2015 (I think).


Yea. I was an early adopter too and went through the growing pains of the early firmware.  The biggest irritant with Netgear is they release these newer firmwares out into the wild without any apparent testing.  Adding new features is great but not at the expense of its existing capabilities.  If they just regularly checked these forums, they would see that there are a number of problems with the last two firmwares.

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I'm scared to even try it after the .60 update. I'm currently on .42 and happy. 

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I bought a new wireless router because of issues with my netgear R7000 so after I set up my new router I decided to test the new .64 firmware. In my case the new firmware has worked without a glitch. I factory reset my R7000 and manually installed the new .64 firmware then I manually configure the router. My SSIDs are always visible, the 5GHz network has not dissapeard. Speed test results are what I was expecting (I was not getting great speeds with previous firmware .42) when compared against the new router speeds. Right now I'm considering moving the netgear to the 1st floor of my house and changing it to AP mode to continue using it. The 5GHz radio of my new router is not as strong as the netgear so I can use the netgear to cover some of the new dead zones.
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What I don't get is that Netgear is not going to look at  http://xvtx.ru/xwrt/index.htm how they have done that.

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Ridiculously NetGear sent an email to promote to install 1.0.9.64 firmware today. 

I also tried it a month ago and got the connection issue,  so rolled it back to 44. 

Don't they really know they had brought such a mass here?

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Re: 1.0.9.64 Firmware Upgrade Advise

I have upgraded it and I am now getting connection issues once a week where it loses connection and had to be rebooted to get back onto the internet.

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Re: 1.0.9.64 Firmware Upgrade Advise

Hello Bill 

 

You may want to revert back to a previous firmware. We have been investigating the issues with the latest firmware on the R7000.

 

DarrenM

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Hello,

 

I had my R7000 AP's reverted back from 1.0.9.60 to 1.0.9.42. Although 1.0.9.60 kind of worked between reloads 1.0.9.42 show more stability and beter performance. My R7000 router is still on 1.0.9.28, because releasse after that caused me  OPEN VPN, Wifi issue or IP connectivity issues acting as router.  I do realize that these versions have security vulnerabilities. However Netgear hasn't been able to produce over the last 2 years a stable and trusted software release anymore that allows you to run this gear worry free. You get the feeling all their good software engineers have left the building.....

 

Netgear Nighthawk became a Nighthack. A pitty for decent hardware that goes without good software.

 

Bas.

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Think I will downgrade to .42 over the weekend. Not happy that there is no interaction from Netgear themselves over this issue

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