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Re: Best firmware for R7000P?

leilamuthu
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Re: Best firmware for R7000P?

@plemans Great idea, thank you. Have just dropped the power on the 5GhZ down to 75% and will see how it goes - fingers crossed.

 

Model: R7000P|Nighthawk AC2300 Smart WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router
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leilamuthu
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Re: Best firmware for R7000P?

Thanks @hh736  I can confirm I have previously done this. 

 

However, I downloaded Acryclic app as you suggested and can confirm that for my 5GhZ network, I am using channel 153 - the only other channel in use on this entire frequency near me is channel 100. 

Model: R7000P|Nighthawk AC2300 Smart WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router
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wcalifas
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Re: Best firmware for R7000P?

The R7000 is not known to have great firmware. I'd recommend manually installing version 1.0.9.42 firmware to the router, factory resetting it, and re-installing the router. And then disable auto-updates. This is the most stable version that we've found on these forums.

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antinode
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Re: Best firmware for R7000P?

> Re: Best firmware for R7000P?

 

> The R7000 is not known [...]

 

      What's wrong with this picture?

 

> [...] I'd recommend manually installing version 1.0.9.42 firmware to
> the router, [...]

 

   I'd recommend against installing R7000 firmware in an R7000P.

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leilamuthu
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Re: Best firmware for R7000P?

Thanks @wcalifas but this thread is about the R7000P, not the R7000.

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leilamuthu
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Re: Best firmware for R7000P?

THanks @antinode !

 

> I'd recommend against installing R7000 firmware in an R7000P.

 

Wow, really?! I've never read or heard anything about this anywhere - you can really MIX firmware from one device to another???

 

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antinode
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Re: Best firmware for R7000P?

> Wow, really?! I've never read or heard anything about this anywhere -
> you can really MIX firmware from one device to another???

 

   Generally, no.  That's the principal reason for my recommendation.

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hh736
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Re: Best firmware for R7000P?

Update: I did not have any drops since updating the FW last weekend - this is a good thing.

I'll update my review next weekend.

Thanks.

Model: R7000P|Nighthawk AC2300 Smart WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router
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Boggsbs
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Re: Best firmware for R7000P?

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hh736
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Re: Best firmware for R7000P?


@hh736 wrote:

Update: I did not have any drops since updating the FW last weekend - this is a good thing.

I'll update my review next weekend.

Thanks.


Second Update: No drops since updating the FW on 10/3/20. Hopefully stays this way...I do recomend this version:

 

https://kb.netgear.com/000062114/R7000P-Firmware-Version-1-3-2-124

 

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minsikau
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Re: Best firmware for R7000P?

HI,

short story- Daughter needed a modem router and had a router only, so we swapped. (good DAD) My bad as it was very unreliable and poor in operation in so many ways. I ended up with the R7000p FTTP and she ended up with the TP VR600 on FTTN.

I changed to DD-WRT beta 44715 release and happiniess is once more in this house.

end of short story 🙂

 

Yes I had tried different FW versions, factory reset, examined all settings etc. As a electronics technician over nearly 40+ years doing ALL electronics devices to tag strip, and SM component level with a hobby of computing, ranging from CPM, dos, windows 1 , linux, unix and lots of propietry software in devices with snmp, web servers, GPIO control, yada, yada. I DO feel qualified to condem bad software and reward good software.

my 2 cents worth.

Model: R7000P|Nighthawk AC2300 Smart WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router
Message 36 of 39
hh736
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Re: Best firmware for R7000P?

@minsikau ,

Thanks for the advice!

I'll try that version some day because the drops came back unfortunately...

The wired connection drops too...

 

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Quidgebo
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Re: Best firmware for R7000P?

Agreed. I'm currently running DD-WRT v44406 and it's been 100% stable since I went DD-WRT.

That latest Netgear firmware didn't fix the random WiFi drops or explain why the Web UI admin pages would stop loading until restarted. Router hardware seems fine yet the official software is awful.

So avoiding Netgear for my next router upgrade.
Model: R7000P|Nighthawk AC2300 Smart WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router
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hh736
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Re: Best firmware for R7000P?

Thanks for your advice!
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