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

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


@BBurgDave wrote:

I have installed v100 (I was running v42) - I will report back when I reach some conclusions about it.  I will not try the hotfix until I am done testing v100. 

 

Thanks Dave. Mucho appreciato! We are all waiting with bated breath on this one. I have high hopes, but am definitely not holding my breath.


 

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

Well, heading in to the 4th day running v100 and, surprisingly, no issues so far.  I will report back in a few more days, but it's encouraging.  Maybe someone else is trying it, or could?

 

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BOYZB16
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Re: Has anyone installed 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 on their R7000 yet?

So you've had no disconnections on any of your WiFi channels? And you just factory reset then flashed to v100 then factory reset again?
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BBurgDave
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Re: Has anyone installed 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 on their R7000 yet?

@BOYZB16That's correct.

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


@BBurgDave wrote:

@BOYZB16That's correct.



Excellent news Dave! Thank you for testing this for all of us out here!

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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 would not consider the test to be complete, that was an interim report! If it continues like that for another week or two, that’s better news.
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Re: Has anyone installed 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 on their R7000 yet?

Will .100 be a winner? Anybody tested VPN? I am stil on a old firmware (.38) because of VPN issues with newer versions.
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Re: Has anyone installed 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 on their R7000 yet?


@BBurgDave wrote:
I would not consider the test to be complete, that was an interim report! If it continues like that for another week or two, that’s better news.

Dave, I absolutely agree. As it is, running the old firmware, everything is working 100%, so I am not on the edge of my seat for a new install unless it's rock solid. Again, thanks!

 

I have been running 10.2.34. Will I be able to upgrade to 100 without resetting everything currently connected like TVs, Alexa, cameras, Ring, light bulbs, etc etc etc. ? Normally in upgrading, everything played along nicely, but when downgrading all the devices treated it as a brand new router and I had to reset my entire system, which is a time-consumer, to say the least.

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

@Retired_Member as long as you reconfigure your WiFi settings to use the same SSID & password your devices will reconnect just fine.  You have to do that for both bands, of course.

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

Thanks!

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Aqualung1
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Re: Has anyone installed 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 on their R7000 yet?

Those of you who managed to make .100 work fine and stable, could you please let us know how many WiFi clients you have? How about how many 5G WiFi clients? Thank you!

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

Yes, I'd be interested in this info as well. My previous experience with versions after 42 was that it became unstable after adding more than 20 -25 devices to the DHCP reservation list.
R7000 is in the recycle bin
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Aqualung1
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Re: Has anyone installed 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 on their R7000 yet?


@yddtime wrote:
Yes, I'd be interested in this info as well. My previous experience with versions after 42 was that it became unstable after adding more than 20 -25 devices to the DHCP reservation list.
Mine becomes very unstable past .42 even without DHCP reservation list! I got around 40-50 devices.

 

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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 have 28 devices connected, probably more on 5G than 2.4G.  I don't see an easy way to tell how many on each (Netgear genie just reports the total, as does Fing). If someone can tell me how to easily break it down, I will.

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

Saw some issues today, I'm sorry to report.  My son said that his connection had been spotty all morning, and this afternoon the 5G network lost it's internet connection and I had to reboot the router.  I am also seeing slow upload speeds at the moment, although I suspect that is XFinity and not my router.  One more issue and I am back to the tried and true v.42.

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

🤦🏻‍♂️

This isn't rocket surgery. This will be my last piece of NETGEAR shi... hardware.
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Re: Has anyone installed 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 on their R7000 yet?


@BBurgDave wrote:

Saw some issues today, I'm sorry to report.  My son said that his connection had been spotty all morning, and this afternoon the 5G network lost it's internet connection and I had to reboot the router.  I am also seeing slow upload speeds at the moment, although I suspect that is XFinity and not my router.  One more issue and I am back to the tried and true v.42.


I can't speak for everyone, but I sure appreciate you beta-testing, or was it really an alpha-test? LOL, this thing, Dave. That's disappointing to hear that some of the same issues that have been plaguing the firmware updates for two years now are still happening. That being said, this router works awesome with .42. But, the chances of my next router being a Netgear are pretty freaking slim.

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


@BBurgDave wrote:

I have 28 devices connected, probably more on 5G than 2.4G.  I don't see an easy way to tell how many on each (Netgear genie just reports the total, as does Fing). If someone can tell me how to easily break it down, I will.


Dave: Go to the web router setup and check attached devices there. It breaks them down.

 

On mine I have:
9 2.4g devices

20 5g devices

4 wired devices

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

@Retired_Member- thanks for the tip on finding the breakdown of connection types being used.

 

I have 10 5G, 1 wired and the rest (16) are 2.4G. 

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

Well, installed v100 on 6/24 and I have had one problem since then that caused me to restart the router (loss of 5G band), but besides that one issue, it seems pretty stable (knock on wood, hold breath, etc, etc).  Is anyone else testing it?

 

Dave

 

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Aqualung1
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Re: Has anyone installed 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 on their R7000 yet?

Dunno about you guys, but I, for one, have given up. There's no way you could get the R7000 to be stable past .42 if you have more than 20 clients. It's high time to get a new router. I'll be waiting for a WiFi 6E router with bated breath.

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BOYZB16
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@BBurgDave Good to hear you've had no dramas for 3 weeks on v100, as much as I don't want to do it (run a 20m wired cable to my router to my computer then spend hours correctly resetting, flashing resetting and reconfiguring the router) the security vulnerability is just too great. I'm going to have to plan this v100 firmware upgrade on my upcoming days off. Can I ask you one question, how long roughly it took you from start to finish when you also inc. resetting, flashing, resetting again and re-configuring your router on v100? It might not take as long as I think it will, I think because I ran into too many issues last time with v88 then rolling back to v64 realising in the end where I went wrong and where I could have saved a lot time like i.e. factory resetting before flashing my firmware, vs last time where I just flashed then re-flashed again when things didn't work which I found out from this forum was the incorrect way.

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

Yes I think we're all curious what's the process for installing 100 from 42? Is a complete factory reset necessary? Why? Many of us have been running 42 forever with zero issues so why even take the chance of re-flashing? I haven't heard of anyone getting "hacked" running 42 so what are the alleged benefits? I have always preferred to be up to date with all of my devices, but in this case I am obviously, rightfully so, gun shy.

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

The procedure I use, based on past experience, is as follows:

 

  1. Factory reset (paper clip)
  2. Flash new Firmware (from 42 to 100, in this case)
  3. Factory rest again
  4. Reconfigure router (for me, that is just WiFi config as the rest is default)

I have seen problems in the past with poor performance when I skipped those resets.

 

Am I the only person testing this now?

 

Dave

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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 should have mentioned, since someone asked, that the procedure I outlined takes me about 15 minutes.  

 

As to the questions about why to do this if you are running okay on v42, that's your choice to make.  Speaking for myself, I prefer to be on more current firmware if the more current firmware works.  So I am testing it to see if it works.    If it works for me, I'll stay on it.  If it doesn't, I'll took back.  It's that simple.

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