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

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


@codeflux wrote:

Tried Synology RT2600ac today...  The 5ghz signal is consistently 3-5 db better than R7000, but the one spot in the backyard where I need it is the same unreliable garbage signal, can't even watch youtube, it keeps spinning.  Back to Amazon - at $200 it better make sandwiches and dance for me.


Maybe what you are asking is beyond what a router can provide where the router is located versus where the backyard spot is. Two different routers from different vendors spells the story. In order to get that spot covered something will need to be done. Maybe an Eero mesh in place of the Netgear? Yes I know about Orbi, but everything I read and hear says go with Eero. 

--Bill
ISP Comcast, Modem-Netgear CM1150V, Router-Unifi Security Gateway-Pro4, AP-2 Unifi AP-LR
Tesla > Edison
Message 126 of 267
Hatty91
Aspirant

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

So I had an interesting issue with the latest update. Apparently I'm not even allowed to login locally to my router. Tried to connect tonight and it told me that the page didn't exist while connected through ethernet to the router that claimed it had internet after multiple reboots

 

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
Message 127 of 267
codeflux
Aspirant

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

At this point, that will be the next step.  Right now I've switched all iPhones etc to 2.4 band and that works fine.  There is an occasional hiccup on wifi, I suspect I will need to roll back to .42.

Message 128 of 267
codeflux
Aspirant

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

I was just about ready to go back to .42 and then decided to go up to .88 to see if/how it works.  First thing, the router UI seems quite a bit snapper now.  Second, the access control page is still pretty buggy - you set one device name, it saves, then go and set another device name, and the first device name gets unset.  Third, the WPS pin can't be turned off - you disable it, save it, and it's back to enabled.

 

Other than that, gonna watch it for a few days, until it gets messed up.  

Message 129 of 267
RBtechnical
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Re: Has anyone installed 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 on their R7000 yet?

I tried updating firmware today from 1.0.9.64_10.2.64 to 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 and router crashed.

Hard restart restored it to 1.0.9.64_10.2.64 where I will stay until I see better news on the forum.

I have had zero problems earlier with any of the firmware updates. I'm not using any of the features that 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 dropped, so no concerns there.

I have been very happy with the router's performance over the past five years. 

Two visitors (separately during different visits) said that periodiclaly they had to reconnect their iPad to the network because the connection would be lost. No trouble reconnecting. After upgrading to 1.0.9.64_10.2.64 that stopped happening. We now have a TV connected via wire, two desktops and one laptop connected via wire, and four mobile devices connected via wireless all with no problems. 

But after this crash I'm reluctant to upgrade since things are running so smoothly to date.

 

Model: R7000P|Nighthawk AC2300 Smart WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router
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JeffLW
Aspirant

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

I have not attempted update yet.  Surveying to determine issues.  I have little faith in updates, an do not want to have problems.  I use a MAC and itunes, this update states it eliminates iTunes server.  Any experiece with not having access to iTunes following updates?


@Joe_King wrote:

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?


 

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

Thank you for the warning.  I do not understand how Nighthawk blocks access to iTunes.   I believe, Apple is in the process of moving from iTunes to a different venue.


@alt-f4 wrote:

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.


 

Model: R7000P|Nighthawk AC2300 Smart WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router
Message 132 of 267
antinode
Guru

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

> [...] I use a MAC and itunes, this update states it eliminates iTunes
> server. Any experiece with not having access to iTunes following
> updates?

 

   That might depend on what you mean by "access to iTunes".

 

> [...] I do not understand how Nighthawk blocks access to iTunes. [...]

 

   The recent firmware "enhancement" removes the feature where the
router itself can act as an iTunes server.  It does not block access to

any other iTunes server, or to any Apple iTunes web site.

 

   Similarly, it doesn't stop Time Machine from working; it only makes
it impossible to use a storage device which is USB-connected to the
router as a Time Machine storage destination ("Backup Disk").

Message 133 of 267
JeffLW
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Re: Has anyone installed 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 on their R7000 yet?

Thanks


@antinode wrote:

> [...] I use a MAC and itunes, this update states it eliminates iTunes
> server. Any experiece with not having access to iTunes following
> updates?

 

   That might depend on what you mean by "access to iTunes".

 

> [...] I do not understand how Nighthawk blocks access to iTunes. [...]

 

   The recent firmware "enhancement" removes the feature where the
router itself can act as an iTunes server.  It does not block access to

any other iTunes server, or to any Apple iTunes web site.

 

   Similarly, it doesn't stop Time Machine from working; it only makes
it impossible to use a storage device which is USB-connected to the
router as a Time Machine storage destination ("Backup Disk").


 

Message 134 of 267
Retired_Member
Not applicable

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

I would like to point out Q4 starts on the 1st October and there has been no new firmware update realease since .88.

I rememeber someone on here was saying they release firmware updates every quarter, but obviously this is not the case.

We should storm NETGEAR HQ!!

Message 135 of 267
paulb47
Guide

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

No sure anyone who's actually installed one of netgear's updates is anxiously waiting for another newer one.   Pretty much a lost cause all round.

Message 136 of 267
BBurgDave
Apprentice

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

It would appear they are admitting defeat and have given up on producing a working firmware for this router.

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
Message 137 of 267
schumaku
Guru

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

Firmware issues and bug are not limited to the R7000 model only I'm afraid. @ChristineT no idea on how the community members should be able to assist here, please advise. 

Message 138 of 267
jgscorpio
Guide

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

@paulb47  it is very frustrating as the routers are an investment and it is infuriating when they do not work. I haven't been able to upgrade the firmware at all! I made the mistake of doing it once, spent hours on the phone with their crappy NetGear Support! They would only help me if I paid them, which I did. Only to learn that they bricked the router I had. So annoying!

 

How can they be in business?

Message 139 of 267
jgscorpio
Guide

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

The fact that I am still on V1.0.9.34_10.2.36  is very sad. i am too scared to update anything!

 

Message 140 of 267
Retired_Member
Not applicable

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

You should try .64, I haven't had any issues on .64 since .88 came out.

Message 141 of 267
h_smith
Guide

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

I asked that very question many months ago. How is it possible that these guys are a major player in the cable modem / router business and they cannot make a stable piece of firmware?

 

Someone mentioned V1.0.9.34_10.2.36 and it is stable. Personally I am using V1.0.9.32_10.2.34 and unless Jesus himself hands down a new stable version from the cloud(s), I will never upgrade it after having wasted many hours playing that game.

I stick around this forum/thread simply to watch the train wreck and to learn about alternative firmware for the hardware.

Message 142 of 267
BBurgDave
Apprentice

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

@h_smithDo you really think "he" has a Netgear router, at this point? 🙂

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
Message 143 of 267
jgscorpio
Guide

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

@h_smith  I am in the same boat. 

Message 144 of 267
jgscorpio
Guide

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

@BBurgDave Moi? I am a he and I still have my router. I flashed it back to a previous firmware and it works. Has many issues that I can't begin to go into. Keep praying to the IOT god to have a fix but NG is stupid AF. 

Message 145 of 267
JeffLW
Aspirant

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

I very much appreciate the  numerous replys to my question.  It is clear from the consensus, the 1.0.9.88 and 10.2.88 upgrade installation has not had satisfactory results.  As such, I will continue to ignore Netgear emails to install this upgrade.  Curious why a device purchased in 2018 needed a 1.0.9.88 upgrade.


@Joe_King wrote:

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?


 

Message 146 of 267
BBurgDave
Apprentice

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

@JeffLWNot sure I understand your question about why a device purchased in 2018 would need this update.  In theory, regardless of when the router is purchased (mine is older than yours), you need to run the latest firmware because they are continuously discovering problems (e.g. performance) and security issues and they fix those in new versions of the firmware.  In theory.  Netgear seems to release new versions of firmware, lately anyway, that either don't fix existing problems or introduce new ones.

 

The problem we all have is that older versions of the firmware, like the ones most of us are running, have "known" problems, including security vulnerabilties, and we can't take advantage of the fixes to those because we can't upgrade.  The most dangerous are the known security issues as we are now "exposed" to potential exploiters (thanks Netgear!).

Model: R7000P|Nighthawk AC2300 Smart WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router
Message 147 of 267

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

I can confirm 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 cuts 20% of internet speed for my wired connection and at least 50% for my mobile/wireless devices (varies per device).

Back to 1.0.9.32_10.2.34 and all is as expected again (250Mbit for wired).

I will once again start waiting for a proper firmware.

Message 148 of 267
JeffLW
Aspirant

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

Thank you for the response.  I am not going to install the upgrade.

Message 149 of 267
JeffLW
Aspirant

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

Thank you Elfje, your response make sense to me.  

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