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

3s1k
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Re: Has anyone installed 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 on their R7000 yet?

Still using DDWRT in my r7000 with 0 problems. Its been months since I switched over. I'll keep using it until this firmware fiasco is done.
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er1Force
Aspirant

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

What version of dd-wrt are you using on your R7000

Model: R7000P|Nighthawk AC2300 Smart WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router
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paulb47
Guide

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

I have to think you'll be using DDWRT for the duration.   I see no evidence that Netgear is actually actively supporint the RT7000.  They come out with upgrades like Microsoft comes out with "hotfixes" for all their windows since 3.0.

Not sure why I haven't switched over to DDWRT.   I'm running
V1.0.9.42_10.2.44 with enough success that I'm not even considering a newer Netgear firmware version.  Nor am I particularly impressed with all the security exosure I presumably have with such an old version.   Many prefer and even older firmware version.

Overall I have gotten good use from my Netgear inspite of their support.  They stopped giving it long ago and frankly that wasn't much of a loss.

 
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3s1k
Tutor

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

I'll find out what DDWRT version I'm using when I get home.

Only issue I see is with the netgear firmware I was getting faster internet speed tests. Sometimes 600-800mbps on a 1gig connection. With DDWRT get 350-400mbps. Both test are plugged directly into the router
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paulb47
Guide

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

600-800.  That's a pretty good clip.  I can squeeze 400 out of Spectrum.  I use Ookla most times to speed test but I don't find it accurate across all circumstances. 

I might be a little suspicious that you're not getting  a REALL difference in speed---like half.  I'm not sure who's got 800Mbps  maybe FIOS in some markets. 

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3s1k
Tutor

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

This is what it says on my DDWRT router page.

DD-WRT v3.0-r37015M kongac (09/23/18)
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er1Force
Aspirant

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

Tired seeing this (attached image). What Netgear is doing, they dont see this issues? 

 

Thanks @Aspirant

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
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Retired_Member
Not applicable

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

Switch over to the ASUS port. I did and haven't looked back.

 

http://xvtx.ru/xwrt/about.htm

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Retired_Member
Not applicable

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

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
Message 159 of 267
jgscorpio
Guide

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

I find it extremely pathetic that NG continues to release **bleep**TY products and firmware updates. I hate them. I admit that I still use my Nighthawk router because I despise sudden change with new routers that do even less than this one. I just wish they would lose money because customers would stop purchasing products because their warranty and post-purchase care is crap.

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h_smith
Guide

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

Speaking of new routers, I read an article that TP-Link is releasing new Wifi 6 routers and an affordable price. I installed a cheap one at a remote location and the thing is a rock. It never ever locks up. I am also happy with the reliability of some of there other products involving networking and home automation.

 

I think I will give them a go. I cannot be any more let down than I have been with this NG and all of the routers I have owned since 2000.

https://www.cnet.com/news/want-wi-fi-6-right-now-tp-links-new-routers-start-at-70/

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Retired_Member
Not applicable

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

I would have to agree, i am running a R7000 from early 00's and i think it's time to bite the bullet and upgrade. TP Link you say? I will have to look into their new products.
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h_smith
Guide

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

This is the new higher-end offering in the new Wifi 6 line up:

https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-WiFi-AX3000-Smart-Router/dp/B07YMFZ28Q/

They have the AX1500 for $79 (normal pricing):

https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-WiFi-AX1500-Smart-Router/dp/B07ZSDR49S/

 

Keep in mind that Black Friday is just a few days away and they might even go for less.

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er1Force
Aspirant

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

How about Google Nest Wifi. 

Decided to look around for another router 😞 

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
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MrKrumb
Tutor

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

I know this, I'm tired to Netgear dropping the ball on firmware upgrades. 

This R7000 is being replaced, and my money is NEVER going to Netgear again

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codeflux
Aspirant

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

After using .88 for a couple of months, I went back to .42 today.  Constant problems and disconnects.  What put the nail in its coffin, beyond all other problems, is that you can't turn off WPS pin.

 

Oh yeah, noticed that my wifi speed and signal improved significantly after .42 + full factory reset + redoing all settings by hand.

 

Thankfully I had screenshots of most of the important settings, so the setup was easy.

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ADominguez
Aspirant

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

I have noticed since the upgrade that not only does my all network connections stop, like traffic freezing up, but it even reset itself back to factory default settings. Network connection drops happen every day I’m going to downgrade to 10.9.42 like everyone is talking about and pray.
Model: R7000P|Nighthawk AC2300 Smart WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router
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MrKrumb
Tutor

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

V1.0.9.64_10.2.64 is what I run.. newer versions have had serious issues. Like having to power cycle it every 12-24 hrs due to dropping it's connections (IE, equipment has no connectivity)

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Retired_Member
Not applicable

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


@MrKrumb wrote:

V1.0.9.64_10.2.64 is what I run.. newer versions have had serious issues. Like having to power cycle it every 12-24 hrs due to dropping it's connections (IE, equipment has no connectivity)


The reason you have poor connectivity is the version of the firmware you are using. 10.9.42 was the last stable version. That's what I use (and 99.9% of everyone else) and I rarely (if ever) power cycle my router. Speeds and connectivity are 100% consistently. Probably the last time my router power cycled was during a power outage, and we get *maybe* one of those a year. Maybe.

Everything after 10.9.42 had poor wifi connectivity. I remember one version where the router would, out of the blue, power cycle itself 3-4 times a day. That being said, 10.9.42 rocks. You should consider upgrading to it. 😉

 

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davem3TF
Aspirant

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

does that firmware work on Netgear too or just Asus routers?

Model: A7000|Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi USB Adapter - USB 3.0
Message 170 of 267
MrKrumb
Tutor

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

Uhh, confused.. I said I had no issues.  .88 is junk, as stated

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Retired_Member
Not applicable

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

I mis-read. Thought you were saying you had issues with .64, which I did and had to go back to .42. My apologies.

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JeffLW
Aspirant

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

Thank you for your response.  Happy New Year.


@MrKrumb wrote:

Uhh, confused.. I said I had no issues.  .88 is junk, as stated


 

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3s1k
Tutor

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

I'm still running DDWRT on my r7000 and have zero complaints. I think it's been 6 months since I installed it. Before you buy a new router give DDWRT a try.
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BBurgDave
Apprentice

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

Looks like Netgear is no longer attempting to create working firmware for this router?  I'm still on 1.0.9.42_10.2.44  and it looks like I have three choices:

 

(1) Stay on that version

(2) Try out the DDWRT firmware

(3) Get a new router

 

It is working okay on 10.2.44, but I am concerned about security issues and Netgear keeps reminding me about that with "there is a new version of firmware for your router" emails (which is a lie, but okay).

 

What are other folks doing?  Do I really need to worry about these security issues that even Netgear says exist?  Does DDWRT address those issues, or have similar issues?

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
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