Experience with installing R7000 18.104.22.168 Firmware
This was my experience with upgrading to .64 and downgrading back to .34.
- On the .34 firmware, I did a factory reset.
- After reboot, I upgraded to .64 - didn't make any additional changes except the startup setup.
- Factory reset again on .64.
- Setup the router again with manually entering all of my custom settings.
- Monitored the router for a few hours - multiple disconnects and reboots for over 4 hours.
- Downgraded to .34 and factory reset.
- Manually enter all of my custom settings again.
- Connected devices wouldn't show up so unable to setup reservations and services.
- Decided to install AdvancedTomato (AT) to wipe NVRAM and downgrade to a much older Netgear firmware.
- Connected via hardwire and manually configured IP on my laptop
- Uploaded initial AT file, rebooted router
- Uploaded latest version of AT
- Factory reset
- Cleared NVRAM
- Uploaded Tomato firmware downgrade file - downgrades the firmware to Netgear Firmware 22.214.171.124
- After reboot, logged into the router and factory reset - these instructions are all over the web.
- Upgraded the firmware to 126.96.36.199
- After reboot, logged into the router and factory.
- GUI language still showed 188.8.131.52
- Read about uploading firmware using TFTP.
- Tried to upload with my Mac but didn't work.
- Tried with my Windows laptop and I believe it "may" have worked.
- Followed these directions: https://kb.netgear.com/000059634/How-to-upload-firmware-to-a-NETGEAR-router-using-Windows-TFTP
- It was really difficult to determine if it actually worked because after what seemed like it was "uploading", I saw 'Connection refused' error.
- Oddly, after holding down the 'Reset' button as mentioned in Steps 8-12, my settings didn't get wiped.
- After a few minutes of the router stabilizing, I logged into the router again and noticed the all the connected devices were showing up as expected, services and ports I had customized were still there and working normally and the GUI language version no longer showed up when I checked for a firmware update.
- Router has now been up for 9.5 hours without any disruptions across any of my devices.
I hope this helps some of you. Please let me know if I can help clarify anything. I tried to keep this as lean as possible to give an overview of what I did over 8 hours to have a stable router with solid speeds.
Rif.: Experience with installing R7000 184.108.40.206 Firmware
Hi, thanks for testing the .64 version, I have to say that Netgear support is getting worse, the last firmwares are really bad!