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

Let's hear what you think after 72 or more hours live on .88

 

Netgear has smothered the hopes and dreams of several intially optimistic people on this thread after a few days.  Be patient. Smiley Wink

Message 26 of 267
Retired_Member
Not applicable

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

I have the same firmware issue (1.0.9.88_10.2.88) on my R7000, my Samsung Galaxy S7 edge can no longer use Internet over WIFI.
I'm rolling back my firmware this weekend, wish I can do this sooner but got no time.

Message 27 of 267
KnightSi99
Tutor

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

I wouldn't mind trying a 3rd party firmware, but I use the built in Disney Circle parental control, so I would lose out on that. Which is also why I haven't jumped into a different model like the XR500. Someone had suggested leaving my R7000 in place for kid devices to use and then have everything else go through the XR500. Been thinking about that setup.
Message 28 of 267
Retired_Member
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Re: Has anyone installed 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 on their R7000 yet?

Had dramas with internet on my phone over WIFI with .88, I just rolled back to .64 and this has restored internet access to my phone, I had no WIFI internet for days, now i'm back! For me rolling back .64 was the best thing worked straight away.

Message 29 of 267
CM_001
Aspirant

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

This update gave me the same problems. Wireless radios were entirely off sometimes. I'm trying falling back to .64 now.

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
Message 30 of 267
Retired_Member
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Re: Has anyone installed 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 on their R7000 yet?

You should be ok rolling back to .64, i've been on .64 for over a week and no problems.

Message 31 of 267

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

Same story for me as everyone else: post-42 firmwares have been utterly unusable. My network just falls apart after a few hours; devices can't connect, internet speeds are wildly variable, ultimately the whole network just dies.

 

Unbelievable.

Message 32 of 267
Retired_Member
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Re: Has anyone installed 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 on their R7000 yet?

Yeah I did read read some people had post-42 firmware issues with .60, .64 and of course .88 that's pretty bad, 4 different firmware version not usable.


Message 33 of 267
jgscorpio
Guide

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

I am glad to see that I am not the only person who is terrified of doing futher firmware updates with Netgear products! They super suck.

 

Huge let down.  WIll be watching this thread. I have been running 1.0.9.34. But might try to upgrade to.42

 

Message 34 of 267
jgscorpio
Guide

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

It is as if Netgear doesn't care that people have been discussing how horrible their support services are. We have been talking about this for over a year! 

Message 35 of 267
jgscorpio
Guide

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

I had issues with .42 update and rolled back all the way to .34. I am scared to even update it back to .42.  .34 works for me!

 

I do want to upgrade and find a better router!  I am so done with Netgear!  I tried the Google Router, hated it. I have tried others and don't like them. LOL. I like Netgear but they just have sucked so hard the past few years!

 

Message 36 of 267
chnetgor
Tutor

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

I gave up myself. hate to promote other stuff, but highly recommend switching to Edgerouter 4 or higher and using the Netgear router or something else as access point. I did the switch after this R7000 firmware fiasco and have been extremely happy with the performance. Very very low buffer bloat, and constant 930+ internet speeds, truly customizable QoS. The configuration is a bit on the advanced side but nothing that a google search can’t help with.
Message 37 of 267
BBurgDave
Apprentice

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

Edgerouter 4?  Will have to check that out.

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
Message 38 of 267
Retired_Member
Not applicable

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

A few people I know working in IT are using Ubiquiti UniFi Wireless Access Point that connects to a Ubiquiti Gigabit Switch into your NBN, this brand is meant to be a robust WIFI as each device the Wireless Access Point and Switch is design to do what it's meant to do, i.e. unlike R7000 all in one router. I'm still looking into the Ubiquiti brand but from what I hear it is worth investing in: https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/networking-wireless/access-points
(the Ubiquiti Gigabit Switch are also on their website.)

Message 39 of 267
codeflux
Aspirant

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

I've been on .60, and have been reading threads every time a new firmware comes out.  Invariable, it's one or two people saying it's mostly ok, and a lot others listing all sorts of problems.

 

Needless to say, not touching it.  

Message 40 of 267
quang4ngo
Tutor

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

We updated to this version, and we are very unhappy.  We keep getting Wifi dropping issues and it simply fails to reconnect.   Did they even test this firmware? We also experienced networking issues with a couple previous firmware releasese, that's why we decided to update.  Unbelievable.

 

Which firmware should we downgrade to?

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
Message 41 of 267
quang4ngo
Tutor

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

Where can I find one of the previous versions of the firmware?  This latest version is falling apart.

 

Thanks.

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
Message 42 of 267
BBurgDave
Apprentice

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

I am running version.60 with no issues and have seen no issues with.42 either.  I, and most other responders, have had issues with all the versions that followed (some said they are running .64 without a problem).  So I would back up to.42 if you want to be sure...

 

On the support site, go to the download location for the R7000 router and, on the same page where you can download the current version of the firmware, you'll see a link below for "prior versions" of the firmware, you can pick and download older versions there.

 

You have to install older versions with care, I think there are instructions on the forum, but, in short, it's this :

 

1. Do a factory reset of the router (note your configuration as you'll need to reapply it)

2. Update the firmware manually in Advanced Settings (browse for the extracted firmware file)

3. Do another factory reset after updating the firmware ( may not be needed, but I am cautious due to being burned before)

4. Reconfigure the router (for me, that is just the wireless settings)

5. Run a speed test to make sure things are okay 

 

I always do it wired to the router, not sure if wireless even works for a firmware update, but would be a problem after factory resets for sure.

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
Message 43 of 267
somethingrouter
Aspirant

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

I left Netgear R7000 firmware right after when version "1.0.9.20 / 24" was released (~ 1.5 years ago) and was experiencing issues (i think it was slow or dropped connections or both) and I even tried reverting back to previous version (1.0.9.16 /18) but I really didn't want to keep an out-of-date firmware for too long, hence I switched to AdvancedTomato because of their nice GUI and client monitoring, I needed to see which connected device was hogging my bandwidth but it just turned out that the firmware itself was causing the issues. Besides, AdvancedTomato doesn't seem to be in active maintenance any longer and could possibly have vulnerbilities lying around dormant, I didn't want to be at risk. So today after seeing everyone's experience on the current version "1.0.9.88" I decided to try the more open configurable DD-WRT (v3.0-r40189) instead. So far it seems fine.

Message 44 of 267
BBurgDave
Apprentice

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

Where did you get DD-WRT (v3.0-r40189)?  Is it installed the same way the regular firmware is?

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
Message 45 of 267
somethingrouter
Aspirant

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

Yes, I simply used the "netgear-r7000-webflash.bin" file to update my firmware.

I got firmware "v3.0-r40189" from the DD-WRT for my Netgear downloads page: https://dd-wrt.com/support/router-database/?model=R7000_v1

 

Release: v3.0 [Beta] Build 40189

File: netgear-r700-webflash.bin

Message 46 of 267
Joe_King
Guide

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

My summary opinion of Netgear: good hardware, worse-than-terrible firmware. Netgear customer support can't be called good or bad because it would have to exist to make that determination.

 

They're a hardware company that outsources its software with disastrous results.

 

There's an aircraft manufacturer in Seattle that recently discovered that that's a bad idea... Smiley Frustrated

 

 

Model: R7000P|Nighthawk AC2300 Smart WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router
Message 47 of 267
h_smith
Guide

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

I am ready for a change as well. I have been fighting this thing for years. Please keep the forum advised if you find a good one. I see that Synology is going to enter the market. Fingers crossed.

Message 48 of 267
3s1k
Tutor

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

I'm having the same issue. I used to love this router. Now its constant reboots every few days. I upgraded to the latest version last night and it's even worse. I have 1 gig internet and heavy streaming load we with 2 TV's non stop and a bunch of hand held devices.

My boss pulled down a DDWRT build for me. He runs ddwrt on his home router and swears by it. I figured I update to .88 first before try ddwrt. I'll try it later this week.
Message 49 of 267
BBurgDave
Apprentice

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

Lost internet again on .60 yesterday, so rolled it back to .42 (again).  Not making any forward progress on versions.

 

Does Netgear even read these forums?  I don't recall that I've ever seen a response on what is going on with the firmware.

 

I don't want to have to change routers because I don't think there is anything wrong with this router (or it would not work with .42).  I want the router that I paid a lot of money for to work.

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
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