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

Retired_Member
Not applicable

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

I read in a reply on another post here (from NETGEAR support) that they were aware of the issues in the .88 version, that was about 3+ weeks ago from today and it was only one reply.
I've been monitoring these posts daily for 3+ weeks and I've been rolled back to .64 for 3+ weeks now and .64 has been stable on my R7000 no drop outs, no issues, 4+ devices streaming ok.
I can't believe people are having to roll back eailer than .64, but hey? whatever works at this point, im fuming aswell like everyone else waiting for the next firmware update and who will try it first..
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BBurgDave
Apprentice

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

I have had problems with every version after .42, although I did run okay for quite a while on .60 (which is why I tried it again).  On .64, as I recall, the problem I was having was that my 5ghz network was dropping out, or losing the internet connection.

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
Message 52 of 267
h_smith
Guide

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

I am mystified how it is that the attached client list has been broken up to 1.0.9.60? I am trying to debug a new device and I cannot determine the IP address. This lack of basic functionality is just befuddling. How is Netgear staying in business? Are they concentrating their efforts on their new hardware? I just do not understand how a company can make all of this hardware and have such basic connectivity issue and stay in business? Amazed.

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JeFrink83
Tutor

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

I just installed this firmware update on my Nighthawk R7000, and not the router is COMPLETELY unusable.  The power light flashes but nothing else is working.  I tried using the reset button, but the router does not recognize this either.  Has anyone had this problem?  How can it be fixed.

 

Any assistance is greatly appreciated

Thank You

J Frink in Snellville, GA

Message 54 of 267
Retired_Member
Not applicable

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

I remember reading the firmware guide and the power light needs to be solid after the router has rebooted and firmware has applied. If your router's power light is still flashing that may not be good, and you may have yourself a bricked router? (I'm speculating here) but the firmware guide says the power light needs to be solid after a firmware has applied.
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BBurgDave
Apprentice

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

By "Reset Button", do you mean the small hole on the back of the router where you have to insert something like a Paper Clip (for a few seconds) in order to reset the router?  If not, try that.

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
Message 56 of 267
JeFrink83
Tutor

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

Yes, the reset button (hole) in the back.

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BBurgDave
Apprentice

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

It sounds like something failed with your firmware update if the reset is not working for you.

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
Message 58 of 267
antinode
Guru

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

> [...] The power light flashes [...]

 

   You may be a candidate for the TFTP recovery scheme.  See, for
example:

 

      https://community.netgear.com/t5/x/x/m-p/1622096#M102004

Message 59 of 267
Graybee
Aspirant

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

Had to roll back (V60) after losing all WiFi connections. Netgear support & updates are both rubbish so will not be buying another from them when this one goes toes up.

They leave it to the users to sort out issues unless of course you pay them. Not what I'd call customer friendly.

Model: R7000P|Nighthawk AC2300 Smart WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router
Message 60 of 267
JeFrink83
Tutor

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

MY ROUTER NOW WORKS AGAIN!!!!

 

I used the TFTP Recovery method, and I rolled my firmware back to the previous version, and I am back up and running again.

 

Thank You for all of the assistance provided!!

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Retired_Member
Not applicable

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

Good to hear you back up and running!

Message 62 of 267
3s1k
Tutor

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

I'm planning on trying DDWRT in a few hours when I get off work. I'll keep everyone posted. I typically get drops outs once or twice more so in the evening when everyone is streaming. Hopefully DDWRT solves this mess.

Message 63 of 267
Retired_Member
Not applicable

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

I'm curious to know if DD-WRT will work aswell, I just saw a screenshot of the interface and it looks easy to navigate.

Stupid question: do you just use the Recovery method and flash with netgear-r7000-webflash.bin? Or is this a different method for DD-WRT?

 

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3s1k
Tutor

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

I found this guide while doing some research on the install process. Seems pretty straight forward. Once DDWRT is installed you need to do a factory reset to clear out any Netgear settings that may have been left over.

 

https://www.tweaking4all.com/hardware/netgear-r7000-dd-wrt/

Message 65 of 267
BBurgDave
Apprentice

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

@3s1k Good info!  Let us know how it works out for you.

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
Message 66 of 267
3s1k
Tutor

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

I just installed DDWRT. Had me worried for a second as it wasn't broadcasting SSID. A reboot fixed that. Speeds were a little slow at first, 50mb down from the Apple TV on 5ghz wifi sitting next to the router. After that it was 250mb down and 50mb up on a 1gig cable internet connection. Seems average, I seen 800mb down on occasion but 250mb is about average what I usually see prior to DDWRT.

As a test, I cranked the bandwidth to High on 4 Nest cameras to see what it does while I stream 4k Netflix right now. Usually the cameras start loosing connection when I crank them up like that so I keep them on medium bandwidth setting.
Message 67 of 267
Retired_Member
Not applicable

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

How are you finding your version of DDWRT after 24hrs since your last post?
Are you still getting high through put on the new firmware?
Message 68 of 267
3s1k
Tutor

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

I'm still getting my normal speeds with DDWRT. In the room I get 150mb speeds on 5g wifi on my Samsun Note 8 using the speed test app. Apple TV in the room is getting the same speeds. No choppy streaming on any of my TV's. So far so good. I'll keep posting updates as thing change but I'm happy so far.

Message 69 of 267
3s1k
Tutor

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

Everything still running fine. No outages yesterday. Speeds are good, no buffering on streaming devices even under heavload in the evening. All my nest cams are still running highest quality. Very happy with flashing DD-WRT.

 

Anyone try flashing their R7000 with DD-WRT yet?

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yddtime
Luminary

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

Flashing DD-WRT is on my to-do list but not near the top as I've been running an Asus router now for 3 weeks trouble free. It's nice not having to mess with my network every day.

 

@3s1k I'm interested in your updates on how DD-WRT is running so TIA. How many devices are on on your LAN? How many DHCP IP reservations?

R7000 is in the recycle bin
Message 71 of 267
3s1k
Tutor

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

Probably 15 or 20 devices and dhcp address start at .100 and go up. I'm not using an reservations but I do use a static IP on one of my computers. I hope that helps.
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yddtime
Luminary

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

I ask about the number of devices and management of DHCP reservations because that's where I suspect the NG firmware issues are. I noticed a correlation to instability and connection problems.
R7000 is in the recycle bin
Message 73 of 267
BBurgDave
Apprentice

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

@yddtime if that was true, we should see the same issues on every firmware level, shouldn't we?  I see a new set of problems on every level - it's like whack-a-mole!  It looks like a lack of testing problem to me.

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
Message 74 of 267
Retired_Member
Not applicable

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

Sorry catching up on this thread, as i am running stable on .64, up until last night i thought i was running at full line speed, but after somemore internet speed testing investigation i realised i wasn't, my down stream was only 36mb (I'm only on a 50mb plan here in AU). i did the QoS enabled (with database update and speed test again) rebooted router and then disabled QoS (as per another thread on here) then did another speed test, now i am running at full line speed, as im only on a 50mb nbn plan i was now getting 45-46mb down late last night after a few more speed tests. Doing the QoS enabled/disabled steps has now put my router back into a normal working state.

I really really want to do the DD-WRT update but the .64 is running perfectly fine on my R7000, why fix it if it's not broken? But if i have any further issues with .64, rest assure DD-WRT will be my get out of jail free knowing it has worked for you.
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