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Re: Has anyone installed 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 on their R7000 yet?

Joe_King
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Has anyone installed 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 on their R7000 yet?

After getting burned badly on the two firmware releases (escapes?) after dot 42, I'm pretty gunshy about attempting an update.

 

I really don't enjoy factory resetting my R7000 mulitple times, reentering all of the setup parameters, rebooting multiple times, and swinging a dead chicken over my head, only to find that the latest firmware doesn't fix anything and it only introduces entirely new issues. Amirite?

 

Has anyone braved 1.0.9.88_10.2.88, which just recently dropped? Any personal experience to share?

Model: R7000P|Nighthawk AC2300 Smart WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router
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alt-f4
Aspirant

Re: Has anyone installed 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 on their R7000 yet?

Check the release notes. Things are dropped.

https://kb.netgear.com/000061067/R7000-Firmware-Version-1-0-9-88

Please note that starting with this firmware release (V1.0.9.88),  iTunesServer, Kwilt Photosharing, Time Machine Backup, TiVo support for media sharing, and the Downloader feature (which was in beta) are no longer supported. If you want to continue using these features, do not update the firmware.

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BBurgDave
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Re: Has anyone installed 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 on their R7000 yet?

I tried it, I guess I am a glutton for punishment.  I was seeing disconnects with it, so I'll be rolling back again.  I also had problems with the prior two versions, so beginning to wonder if what I really need is a different brand of router.

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
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chnetgor
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Re: Has anyone installed 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 on their R7000 yet?

I installed it, very bad mistake on my part. I'm getting random high ping bursts while downloading or online gaming. Tried doing speedtest on dslreports.com after the upgrade and I'm capped at 220Mbps for some reason. I connected to the ATT gateway directly and no issues.... I'm also starting to wonder why I have this router, can't they get the firmware right for good?

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
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Joe306sc
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Re: Has anyone installed 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 on their R7000 yet?

This version appears to finally have improved things. I couldn't go a day without rebooting on any version after .42. I'll report back if I see any issues, but after nearly two days of solid uptime I think my woes are finally over.
Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
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KnightSi99
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Re: Has anyone installed 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 on their R7000 yet?

Same here, I've been on 1.0.9.42 because it's been the most stable for me. But I'm always keeping an eye out for a newer more stable version, so i'll be following this thread to see how it goes for some.

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
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Aqualung1
Luminary

Re: Has anyone installed 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 on their R7000 yet?

It lasted 24 hrs. for me, after which the router died. Slightly better than 64, but still garbage. They still didn't plug the memory leak. It's back to 42 for me.

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chert
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Re: Has anyone installed 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 on their R7000 yet?

Been using this new firmware for 2 days now... Seems to be working OK aside from the bug in the WPS PIN settings and sometimes not being able to edit some device properties in the attached devices sub-menu.

 

Other than that still no major problems encountered and I like the new NETGEAR Armor feature although it is only a 30-day trial.

 

Actually, even the .64 was stable for me aside from that same WPS PIN bug. I didn't encounter any problems with it.

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
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Gwei
Tutor

Re: Has anyone installed 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 on their R7000 yet?

I instlled .64 and things went psycho with my router as far as devices appearing and disappearing. Also device names changing. It just went bonkers. After reserving IP addressed for almost every device, the problems went away. What I do notices is on a power outage not all devices reconnected easily like it used to with the prior firmware version (can't recall which one I was using but I avoided updates for 2 years due to Netgear sloppy coding). I guess I wont do the upgrade based on the feedback so far. However, .64 is OK. I'm not sure what it actually improved but I don't feel the need to go back.

Model: R7000P|Nighthawk AC2300 Smart WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router
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Gwei
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Re: Has anyone installed 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 on their R7000 yet?

  • Stability issues under heavy loading
  • Other security issues

 

OF course the two most important items in the release notes they dont say anything about. WTF?

Model: R7000P|Nighthawk AC2300 Smart WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router
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BBurgDave
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Re: Has anyone installed 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 on their R7000 yet?

Having tested this once, I rolled back to version.42 and ran completely clean since then.  Since it is possible that my first test was anomalous, somehow, I reinstalled.88 this morning and will I try it again.  I will report back once that is complete.  

 

One other thing worth mentioning: before my last test of.88, I had been running, with no issues, on version.60 for months.  After testing.88, however, I had problems with.60 when I rolled back and had to go further back to.42 to get stability again.  Weird.

 

The kind of problems I am seeing, btw, are "lost internet connectivity" while gaming, streaming music, etc.

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
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BBurgDave
Apprentice

Re: Has anyone installed 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 on their R7000 yet?

Well, I retested the new firmware again today.  Some things were fine, but my music streaming on my Onkyo receiver (Pandora) kept getting interrupted mid song, after which either the connection was broken, or it would automatically reconnect and start another song, so it was having issues.  Also saw one case where the internet seemed to drop in general, briefly, and things had to reconnect.  So, not good for me anyway.  Rolled back (trying .60 again, which worked well for me for a while at least).

 

This is dissapointing since I know the newer versions of firmware have a number of security fixes, etc, and I'd love to take advantage of them.  It's also disappointing since I'm a long time Netgear router fan and I am losing faith, at this point.  Asus?  They seem to have good reviews ...

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
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Joe306sc
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Re: Has anyone installed 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 on their R7000 yet?

Well my follow-up post isn't to report good news... After nearly three flawless days, the disconnection issues have returned.

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
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qwerty4030
Initiate

Re: Has anyone installed 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 on their R7000 yet?

DO NOT download this firmware. Causes complete crash of the router, even the LAN goes down. I have followed the r7000 firmware mess since it started. It used to work perfrectly fine with no disconnects. I refuse to run older firmware with security issues any longer. This will be the last netgear router I ever buy, barring a minor miracle.Smiley Mad

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
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sanman
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Re: Has anyone installed 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 on their R7000 yet?

I took the risk; I've seen no change but then I had no nasty issues anyway..

 

That said, my one issue where the Attached Device list details is not correct (but the summary count is) is still there.

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
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Aqualung1
Luminary

Re: Has anyone installed 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 on their R7000 yet?


@sanman wrote:

I took the risk; I've seen no change but then I had no nasty issues anyway..


Trying to figure out what all these "happy campers" have in common; my theory so far: low to medium network stress, few devices (under 25). Is this your case?

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chnetgor
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Re: Has anyone installed 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 on their R7000 yet?

Ahh, that’s a good point. I forgot to mention that I am on gigabit internet, so it’s possible that my router is having a hard time doing routing on a fully stressed network.
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Aqualung1
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Re: Has anyone installed 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 on their R7000 yet?


@chnetgor wrote:
Ahh, that’s a good point. I forgot to mention that I am on gigabit internet, so it’s possible that my router is having a hard time doing routing on a fully stressed network.

The point is that your router will have no trouble doing routing on FW 42 and lower! Mine certainly works like a charm on 42 with almost 50 devices, out of which 2-5 streaming almost continuously on 1Gig Internet.

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Grilledcheese92
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Re: Has anyone installed 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 on their R7000 yet?

I will be changing to a different brand, I've had enough. I cannot find a stable firmware, even this new firmware. Still having issues with some devices not connecting on boot. It is not the same devices everytime, completely random. It seems the DHCP server is not working and handing out LAN IP's as it should on boot. To temporarily fix it, I have to pess the button to turn off the wireless radios, wait 10 seconds and press the button again, to turn the radios back on, everything reconnects. It will then go a few days flawless, and then the problem comes back when devices stop connecting to wifi and saying the password is incorrect, even though the password is correct.

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
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AEK
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Aspirant

Re: Has anyone installed 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 on their R7000 yet?

Well let me just say after installing latest firmware, it bricked my router. Took me hours to get it back up and running using tftp program.

Wasted my whole evening with this bull**bleep**. 

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yesitsmario
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Re: Has anyone installed 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 on their R7000 yet?

Seems like Netgear is getting a bit closer to truly fixing the issues, but I still wont upgrade from .42 yet. 

 

I don't understand, all the updates up until .42 were ok and all of a sudden the newer updates completely break my router, like what happened?

 

Does anyone recommend a router with problem free updates?

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
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sanman
Tutor

Re: Has anyone installed 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 on their R7000 yet?

I'd say mine's pretty lightly loaded; 15-25 devices, mixed Wifi connections (2.4 and 5Ghz) and wired via a Gigabit switch.  One gamer on a wired PC.  The rest are pretty standard devices for a 4 person household.

 

Internet is low speed (100/40Mbps); sadly that's Australia for you.

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
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ScottKitty
Tutor

Re: Has anyone installed 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 on their R7000 yet?

This is the worst.  My wifi drops all the time now, sometimes over ethernet my computer cant even connect.    Had this router for years and the past few months have just been "why isnt the internet working" from everyone at home when it drops.  Worth it to wait? Or just buy another router without problems,  only time a netgear product ever gave me problems and it had to be the one I always thought was the best that they made in years.

 

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BBurgDave
Apprentice

Re: Has anyone installed 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 on their R7000 yet?

The router seems to work fine with .42 and .60 firmware, for me, so the only real reason to switch would be the security risks associated with older levels of firmware.  So, you have to weigh that ...

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
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Aqualung1
Luminary

Re: Has anyone installed 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 on their R7000 yet?

Has anyone tried DD-WRT? And if so, should that be the BrainSlayer or the Kong release? How about Tomato? What would be the downside (...  other than loss of warranty--which mine went out of a few years ago)? (I recall trying DD-WRT on the EX6200 a long time ago, and it worked fine.)

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