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AC1750 R6700 Mac OS 10.15

DENN15
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AC1750 R6700 Mac OS 10.15

My just installed MAC OS 10.15 Catalina insists that my  AC1750 R6700

NETGEAR WLAN Client Utility needs to be updated. I have no idea how to find the necessary update, how to install it once found, and if I need to change any settings on the router.

HELP

TY 

Dennis

Model: R6700|Nighthawk AC1750 Smart WiFi Router
Message 1 of 13
antinode
Guru

Re: AC1750 R6700 Mac OS 10.15

> My just installed MAC OS 10.15 Catalina [...]

 

   On what?  (Note that 10.15.1 seems to be available now.)

 

> [...] Catalina insists that my AC1750 R6700
> NETGEAR WLAN Client Utility needs to be updated. [...]

 

   What was the actual message?  Did it mention your router model, or
was that part your idea?  Copy+paste is your friend.

 

> [...] I have no idea how to find the necessary update, [...]

 

   What makes you think that any update is "necessary"?  Is anything
actually not working?

 

> [...] how to install it once found, [...]

 

   Probably not important.

 

> [...] and if I need to change any settings on the router.


   Probably not necessary.

 

   I know nothing, but my guess is that any "NETGEAR WLAN Client
Utility" would be some software which would have been used with some
(obsolete) USB-to-wireless-network adapter, which you may have used in
the (distant?) past, on some other computer, and which (software) got
carried along through one or more hardware upgrades to your current
system.  (While the actual adapter did not.)  If so, and if you're no
longer using the old USB-wireless adapter on your more modern system,
then you don't need this software, and so you don't need to update it.

 

   Did the macOS upgrade process sequester this thing into some kind of
"Relocated Items" folder, or just discard it, or what?  I'm willing to
believe that it's incompatible with Catalina (perhaps a 32-bit program
where only 64-bit stuff is now allowed), but I doubt that you need it
nowadays.

Message 2 of 13
myersw
Master

Re: AC1750 R6700 Mac OS 10.15

Bet Netgear wrote this as a 32 bit app rather then 64 bit. Latest Catalina does not support 32 bit apps. Do a google search and you can find out how to display if the app is 32 bit or 64 bit. 

--Bill
ISP Comcast, Modem-Netgear CM1150V, Router-Unifi Security Gateway-Pro4, AP-2 Unifi AP-LR
Tesla > Edison
Message 3 of 13
antinode
Guru

Re: AC1750 R6700 Mac OS 10.15

> Bet Netgear wrote this as a 32 bit app [...]

 

   Doh!  Why didn't I think of that?  Oh, wait...

 

> [...] Do a google search [...]

 

   If you really care that much about some obsolete/useless program
which you don't actually need?

 

> [...] Is anything actually not working?

 

   Everything hinges on the answer to that question.

Message 4 of 13
myersw
Master

Re: AC1750 R6700 Mac OS 10.15

Totally agree about useless program. In my time over the years I never installed a Netgear app on anything and never had an issue. How many folks have we seen brick their router trying to do things like firmware update through the app rather then direct connect to the router with a PC and then manual install, which IMHO is the safest way. Folks get attracted by flashy things whither a new penny on the ground or something else. 

--Bill
ISP Comcast, Modem-Netgear CM1150V, Router-Unifi Security Gateway-Pro4, AP-2 Unifi AP-LR
Tesla > Edison
Message 5 of 13
myersw
Master

Re: AC1750 R6700 Mac OS 10.15

Apple does warn about checking for any 32 bit apps and see if there is an update before you install. Of course Netgear cannot even get good firmware out the door so updating a client app would never happen I am sure. 

--Bill
ISP Comcast, Modem-Netgear CM1150V, Router-Unifi Security Gateway-Pro4, AP-2 Unifi AP-LR
Tesla > Edison
Message 6 of 13
antinode
Guru

Re: AC1750 R6700 Mac OS 10.15

> [...] I never installed a Netgear app on anything [...]

 

   Did you ever use a USB-to-wireless-network adapter without the device
driver and configuration software for it?

 

> [...] How many folks have we seen brick their router [...]

 

   Not really relevant to this question, is it?

Message 7 of 13
myersw
Master

Re: AC1750 R6700 Mac OS 10.15


@antinode wrote:

   Not really relevant to this question, is it?


Could be a warning to folks reading though such as the OP.

--Bill
ISP Comcast, Modem-Netgear CM1150V, Router-Unifi Security Gateway-Pro4, AP-2 Unifi AP-LR
Tesla > Edison
Message 8 of 13
antinode
Guru

Re: AC1750 R6700 Mac OS 10.15

> Could be a warning to folks reading though such as the OP.

 

   What a shame and a pity it would be if any thread in these forums was
allowed to run to completion without you grinding your axe into it with
some irrelevant and information-free "contribution" about firmware
quality.  Especially for a topic in which firmware plays no part.

 

   We're all so blessed.

Message 9 of 13
myersw
Master

Re: AC1750 R6700 Mac OS 10.15

Not really impressed by a lot of your responses either, but I do not comment as they could be helpful to others. Being Athiest I do not feel your blessing. 

--Bill
ISP Comcast, Modem-Netgear CM1150V, Router-Unifi Security Gateway-Pro4, AP-2 Unifi AP-LR
Tesla > Edison
Message 10 of 13
DENN15
Luminary

Re: AC1750 R6700 Mac OS 10.15

not being super techy, where do you easily determine if an app is 32 or 64 bit?

Message 11 of 13
myersw
Master

Re: AC1750 R6700 Mac OS 10.15

Google is your friend. 

 https://blog.macsales.com/48486-how-to-tell-if-your-macs-software-is-32-or-64-bit/

--Bill
ISP Comcast, Modem-Netgear CM1150V, Router-Unifi Security Gateway-Pro4, AP-2 Unifi AP-LR
Tesla > Edison
Message 12 of 13
DENN15
Luminary

Re: AC1750 R6700 Mac OS 10.15

 

thanks for the response.

-10.15 loaded to relatively new Mac-mini

-message was not specific to my model router "NETGEAR WLAN Client Utility needs to be updated"

-"Relocated items" folder was on my desktop for 2 days. 3rd day start up, it was no longer there. Didn't notice if there were any netgear files in the folder.

-I am sure it's a 32 vs 64 bit issue

-

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