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Re: Feedback for R7000 New firmware 1.0.9.18

aabshire
Apprentice

Re: Feedback for R7000 New firmware 1.0.9.18

Just to provide an update I received a debug firmware from Netgear and running it now to assist with debuging.  Strange, I have been running this for almost 2 hours and have not had a dropped device since it started logging.

Allen
Model: R7000|Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band WiFi Router
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jmooremcc
Aspirant

Re: Feedback for R7000 New firmware 1.0.9.18

I was reading an article on MU-MIMO which indicated that the technology would not work for multiple clients positioned along the same vector and in close proximity to each other. My laptop and RPi were within 6 feet of each other along the same vector. However, as previously noted, the stock version had no problems under the same conditions.

My version of Tomato did not have any provision for managing beam forming like I've seen in prior versions. I installed "tomato-R7000-AT-ARM-3.5-140-AIO-64K.trx" on my r7000.

Model: R7000|Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band WiFi Router
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aabshire
Apprentice

Re: Feedback for R7000 New firmware 1.0.9.18

OK, I knew it wouldn't last (not that I expected it to with a debug version) but just dropped them

Allen
Model: R7000|Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band WiFi Router
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bolmenroggan
Aspirant

Re: Feedback for R7000 New firmware 1.0.9.18

Hi!

 

What is best for R7000?

 

AdvancedTomato or Xwrt-Vortex?

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jmooremcc
Aspirant

Re: Feedback for R7000 New firmware 1.0.9.18

I've installed the following update to overcome problems with 1.0.9.18: R7000-V1.0.9.20_1.2.28_BETA. It has cleaned up a number of issues I'd encountered with the previous version.

Model: R7000|Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band WiFi Router
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HWAM
Apprentice

Re: Feedback for R7000 New firmware 1.0.9.18


@bolmenroggan wrote:

Hi!

 

What is best for R7000?

 

AdvancedTomato or Xwrt-Vortex?


Xwrt is like Asus. Good for less advanced users. Tomato is for ICT guys. A lot of options. 

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lepa71
Guide

Re: Feedback for R7000 New firmware 1.0.9.18


@aabshire wrote:

OK, I knew it wouldn't last (not that I expected it to with a debug version) but just dropped them


That's good now netgear can see what is going on and fix it. Thank you.

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lepa71
Guide

Re: Feedback for R7000 New firmware 1.0.9.18

AdvancedTomato is just looking pretty. Stick to regular tomato. There is another guy who compiles Shibby's source and fixes bugs more often.

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jomihi
Tutor

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Hi all,

 

reading all this stuff, i did following test: diabling all nice WIFI features like beamforce, auto channel, air time fainess, and did a manual straight forward setting yesterday evening. Till now i have a stable connection on 2.4 GHZ ...... lets see how long this last. However, I hope on an SW update very soon to get the nice things back.

 

BR

Michael

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Hampelman
Aspirant

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Hi all,

 

I did the same as Jomihi did, turned of all fancy connecting features, but dissabled guest network and dowgraded to 1.0.9.6, as adviced by Netgear technical support from the Netherlands and have stable 2.4 for 4 days now. 

 

Hopefully a temporary sollution!

 

Cheers, 

 

Harmen

Model: R7000|Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band WiFi Router
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rogier64
Luminary

Re: Feedback for R7000 New firmware 1.0.9.18


@bolmenroggan wrote:

Hi!

 

What is best for R7000?

 

AdvancedTomato or Xwrt-Vortex?


AdvancedTomato has an overwhelming amount of settings while XWRT-Vortex is based on Asus firmware with less settings. There are still a lot of extras compaired to NG. You can setup 3 guest networks per band, so up to 6 guest networks. You can run OpenVPN (I use NordVPN) The GUI is perfect and very informative. Fallback to 3G/4G with a USB-dongle and it has true HW acceleration drivers build in. After a lot of unsolved problems with NG firmware I use it for about 8 month now without any issues.

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Diggie3
Luminary

Re: Feedback for R7000 New firmware 1.0.9.18

It is interesting some people have success with 1.0.9.6 since Circle was introduced in the next release, 1.0.9.10.

I really would like to see a test FW with Circle completely removed.
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mad_professor
Aspirant

Re: Feedback for R7000 New firmware 1.0.9.18

I'm experiencing slowdown in download speeds/bandwidth with this firmware. I have 500mb/s service and can get ~521mb/s when connected directly to modem. Router downgrades service to ~260-280mb/s with this firmware.
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shoman94
Apprentice

Re: Feedback for R7000 New firmware 1.0.9.18

I turn off QOS and it fixed my speed shortcomings.
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mad_professor
Aspirant

Re: Feedback for R7000 New firmware 1.0.9.18

I have QoS disabled already.
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potamus29
Guide

Re: Feedback for R7000 New firmware 1.0.9.18

After the update started having problems with 2.4Ghz, showing as connected on phones and tablets but unable to access the internet. Then 5Ghz joined in. Ended with no connection other than ethernet to PC.

Rolled back to earlier firmware and it's mostly ok but the PC just dropped the connection. I hope it was just a one off.

So Netgear, what gives?

 

Model: R7000|Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band WiFi Router
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jomihi
Tutor

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Hi all,

 

update on prev postings: still stable 2.4 WLAN.

@ Netgear: any offical recommendation what to do? or an actual status from the developers? Pls give us some updates/ timelines.

 

BR

Michael

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ryanvellia
Aspirant

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I'm having the same 2.4g/5g problems others are. 5g seems to work fine with most devices but nothing can obtain an IP address on the 2.4g band. This has been happening for some time now and none of the firmware updates seems to fix the issue. I'm running V1.0.9.18_1.2.27 right now.

 

We shouldn't have to run 3rd party software for the router to do what it's intended to. I know I'll never be purchasing a Netgear router again after this disaster. 

Model: R6700|Nighthawk AC1750 Smart WiFi Router
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bunyan69
Aspirant

Re: Feedback for R7000 New firmware 1.0.9.18

This is getting frustrating.  It would be nice if Netgear would give us daily updates.  I dont expect a date for the next firmwae but it would be nice to see if any progress is being made.  After this debacle I am another person who won't be buying Netgear again!

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potamus29
Guide

Re: Feedback for R7000 New firmware 1.0.9.18

Just to update, I reverted to 1.0.9.10 yesterday and, apart from a slight scare when the hardwired PC temporarily lost the internet, both 2.4 and 5 have been up and running since.

 

Model: R7000|Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band WiFi Router
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Diggie3
Luminary

Re: Feedback for R7000 New firmware 1.0.9.18

Not pointing the finger at the last post specifically, but I think we should not talk about stability until we have 48 hours under our belts. All that happens is someone posts "1.0.9.x seems stable" and then again the next day with "nope, turns out it wasn't!".
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ryanvellia
Aspirant

Re: Feedback for R7000 New firmware 1.0.9.18

Thish as been happening for a couple of months now on my router, through multiple firmware updates. 

 

Can anyone share a link on how to revert bcak? I'll probably try and go back to a firmware from around a year ago if possible.

Model: R7000|Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band WiFi Router
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aabshire
Apprentice

Re: Feedback for R7000 New firmware 1.0.9.18

Update:I am still working with Netgear (I am sure others are also) in debuging and testing.  I was provided new firmware from them late last night that they received from their chip vendor to capture more details.  

 

They are working on this issue and attempting to correct.

Allen
Model: R7000|Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band WiFi Router
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dnbas
Aspirant

Re: Feedback for R7000 New firmware 1.0.9.18

Going back doesn't help.

I went back to firmware 1.0.5.70_1.1.91 from 1 year ago and problems stays.

Now for 2 days on XWRT-VORTEX and seems oke now.

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decalpha
Guide

Re: Feedback for R7000 New firmware 1.0.9.18

1.0.9.6_1.2.19 has been stable for last two days, will be trying the next higher version.

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