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Re: NEW R 7000 Firmware V1.0.2.194_1.0.15

i'm at 26 days uptime on .164 with no problems with at all.
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Re: NEW R 7000 Firmware V1.0.2.194_1.0.15

maxpl wrote:
i'm at 26 days uptime on .164 with no problems with at all.


Can you please give a list of what router functionality you're using, in addition to routing and wireless? Like VPN, DLNA, etc.?

Thanks.
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Re: NEW R 7000 Firmware V1.0.2.194_1.0.15

I use VPN regularly along with Xbox One use and regular site browsing.
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Re: NEW R 7000 Firmware V1.0.2.194_1.0.15

I'm seeing the exact same problem. Router displays a message that there is an update available, but I'm on the latest version AND when the router checks for the update it reports back that I have the latest firmware (1.02.194_1.0.15), yet the message stays.
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Re: NEW R 7000 Firmware V1.0.2.194_1.0.15

Yep, same here. I think I will change to the 12-29-13 DD-WRT build...getting very slow streaming performance/range on both 2.4ghz and 5ghz with stock firmware...
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I was having issues with 5GHz range with a rooted Samsung Galaxy S4 and Firmware V1.0.2.194_1.0.15. Flashed back to V1.0.2.164_1.0.15 and swapped out the GS4 for a new one in case it was a problem with the phone and this time have left it stock and unrooted.

Speeds and range are back to what they were before but I still have disconnects between my phone and the router. I'm thinking it happens more often than I know since it always occurs when I'm streaming a video or movie from my phone to my TV (which is also on the 5GHz network) and am therefore actively using the network connection for extended periods of time. As soon as streaming stops, I check my phone and it's switching to 4G LTE and our TV, Nexus 7 tablet and Nexus 5 phone are all still connected with the router and have internet access. After about 45 seconds to a minute and a half it switches back to the R7000.

Initially I couldn't help but think it must be an issue with the GS4, but to have two different GS4's that have connection problems with the R7000 makes me a little suspicious. Is there a chance that a firmware update with the R7000 could improve connections with the phone?

I've tried doing factory resets, using lower channels on the router and I feel like the FW version I'm on is the most stable, but disconnects still happen. Not sure what my next steps should be. Perhaps just switch to Asus.
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Re: NEW R 7000 Firmware V1.0.2.194_1.0.15

SntaCruz83, Try changing the wireless mode on the 5ghz side, to 1300 mbps.
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I will try this later this evening when I get home. Just a few questions -- Can I expect any negative effects in making this change as it relates to my wireless speeds? I'm only running one R7000. Is this a known "fix" for what I'm experiencing or more of a diagnostic step? I'm still trying to determine if the culprit is the router or the phone. Thanks.
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Re: NEW R 7000 Firmware V1.0.2.194_1.0.15

I have two R7000s, one is in AP mode and the other in Bridge mode with a solid link of 1300Mbps between the two. Pings are amazing, a consistent 1ms.
Firmware is 1.0.2.194_1.0.15.

My AppleTV and Mac Mini with iTunes sharing on are plugged into the Bridge R7000.
Anything the other side of the bridge cannot see Airplay or iTunes sharing from either of these devices.

There is clearly a multicast bug in bridge mode on the R7000 and from my Google searches also with the R6300.
http://forum1.netgear.com/showthread.php?p=459597

Netgear, can we see a fix please? This issue has persisted for months and months now.
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SntaCruz83 wrote:
I was having issues with 5GHz range with a rooted Samsung Galaxy S4 and Firmware V1.0.2.194_1.0.15. Flashed back to V1.0.2.164_1.0.15 and swapped out the GS4 for a new one in case it was a problem with the phone and this time have left it stock and unrooted.


I was having the same issue with v1.0.2.194 on my Samsung Galaxy Note II. Not only disconnects but also stalls on the 2.4Ghz channel as well: internet connected but no throughput. Forgetting the WiFi and readding it fixed it. So I went back to DD-WRT and installed Kong's latest 23250 and it is working flawlessly including QoS. I find Netgear's QoS pretty useless anyway since you can't throttle the guest network separately and you can't truly isolate the guest network properly: it gets mixed in with the IP's from the non-guest SSID's. DD-WRT has been solid and very fast without all the stalling and degradation on the Netgear firmware.

My .02

Mike
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Re: NEW R 7000 Firmware V1.0.2.194_1.0.15

SntaCruz83 wrote:
Is this a known "fix" for what I'm experiencing or more of a diagnostic step?
I wouldn't say a known fix, probably more diagnostic. I had similar problems like yourself and adjusted the wireless mode to 1300 and now solid connection and rates. Give it a try and let us know
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Lexist2112 wrote:
I wouldn't say a known fix, probably more diagnostic. I had similar problems like yourself and adjusted the wireless mode to 1300 and now solid connection and rates.
Give it a try and let us know


I was really eager to give it a go and when I logged in I was disappointed to see that I was already set to 1300. :/ If you have any other suggestions I'm happy to give it a go.

Mike - DD-WRT is always an option if I decide to stick it out with the router instead of returning it and going with the Asus. Got a link to where I can download/read up on the latest build for the R7000? My initial search results are indicating it's not officiall supported by DD-WRT yet.
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Re: NEW R 7000 Firmware V1.0.2.194_1.0.15

The Kong builds are the best: http://desipro.de/ddwrt/K3-AC-Arm/

Make sure you read the README before flashing. You flash the initial then the build. 23250 is the best because it has solved the signal degradation and broken QoS.

Here's the forum topic with more info: http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=177443&start=810
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Re: NEW R 7000 Firmware V1.0.2.194_1.0.15

I definitely recommend doing your homework however with DD-WRT and read say the last 10 pages of the DD-WRT forum to get a feel for the current issues. It is easy to say ... just go to DD-WRT ... however, it has been recently discovered that EU setup is broken on 5 GHz for example with the current build.
RBK53 v2
Router Firmware: 2.5.1.16
Satellite Firmware: 2.5.1.16 (Satellite1: Wired, Satetellite2: WiFi)
Setup: DSL Modem (Bridge Mode) - Personal Router - Orbi (Access Point mode)
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Thanks for the heads up on the DD-WRT subject, folks. I'll do a bit of reading and determine whether or not to give it a shot or try stock firmwares until giving up on the R7000. Kind of a bummer -- when it works it's got the ample range and lots of speed.
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Re: NEW R 7000 Firmware V1.0.2.194_1.0.15

After tying this new firmware since it was released, I have experienced wifi lock ups (internet is fine thorugh wired connections, but wirless clients get locked out), and pretty constant internet radio drops when I'm using Tunein radio to stream. I downgraded to .164, and things are stable again.
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Re: NEW R 7000 Firmware V1.0.2.194_1.0.15

Since upgrading to .194, I've been experiencing wifi lockups, requiring router reboots to get clients on line again, and pretty constant internet radio drops. I've downgraded back to .164 and everything is stable again.
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I went ahead and decided to give Kong's 23250 a shot. Unfortunately, I'm experiencing the same issues I had with the stock V1.0.2.194_1.0.15 firmware. As long as I'm within 5 feet of the router I get maximum speed but with every foot I move farther from the router it drops in speed a few Mbps while eventually cutting out when I leave the room.

This seems to be some sort of compatibility issue since it only happens on the Galaxy S4. With the Kong firmware there were no issues for the Nexus 5, Nexus 7, or our Panasonic TV to connect to the router from any distance in the house. I'd blame the phone by itself, but it's the second GS4 I've used with the same problem and range isn't an issue with V1.0.2.164_1.0.15 -- instead it drops and has intermittent connection issues. I have a feeling this router is going to be going back to the store. Really unfortunate, but I'm not seeing what else I can do.
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Sorry...forgot to specify that this all applies to 5GHz. Haven't tested 2.4 GHz.
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Re: NEW R 7000 Firmware V1.0.2.194_1.0.15

Have you checked inSSIDer to check for interfering 5ghz network and change channels ???
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I had tried different channels with no difference. I used an android app Wifi Analyzer to check for interference. I think it's important to note it only happens with the GS4.
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deuxbits wrote:
I'm seeing the exact same problem. Router displays a message that there is an update available, but I'm on the latest version AND when the router checks for the update it reports back that I have the latest firmware (1.02.194_1.0.15), yet the message stays.


I have the same problem and also noticed that when you do no broadcast SSID and do not have security for that SSID, no device can connect to the router as it does not exists.
For my neighborhood, just hiding the SSID will do the security for me and we enter the SSID manually in our devices but now it does not work. I just upgraded from WNDR4500 to R7000.
Any thoughts?
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Re: NEW R 7000 Firmware V1.0.2.194_1.0.15

I also do not broadcast my network name and use a password on top of that. I have no problems connecting to the router.

I am on fw 1.22 (been on this fw since I purchased the router) I have not tried the new fw yet since my router is working pretty well.
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Re: NEW R 7000 Firmware V1.0.2.194_1.0.15

I was fine too until updated to the new fw, maybe i try to downgrade. i assumed they check the fw before releasing to the public.
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FWIW, I went ahead and picked up an Asus RT-AC68R and am experiencing the exact same situation with the stock firmware wherein the speeds are excellent but with a ridiculously small range. This was the same symptom I experienced with the R7000 and V1.0.2.194_1.0.15 and Kong's firmware 23250. I think it just boils down to be a firmware issue either with these routers or the phone -- V1.0.2.164_1.0.15 worked great when it came to its range, but there were too many connectivity issues. I guess I'll stick with 2.4GHz until it gets sorted out. Thanks for everyone's tips/suggestions.
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