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Re: NEW R 7000 Firmware V1.0.3.56_1.1.25

CORRECTION: I've had WIRELESS printing issues (from wired devices) in every firmware I've tried.
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Re: NEW R 7000 Firmware V1.0.3.56_1.1.25

well, with the new firmware, router uptime was about 5 days. Was working with light load, hitting up websites, but once i started a large file download, the router didn't reboot, like before, it became unresponsive. Turned it back off and back on and now we are back to working again.
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AfternoonShift wrote:
Turned it back off and back on and now we are back to working again.


That seems to be a requirement with this Netgear product, e.g., regular restarts to make it work properly. Pretty sad for a $200 product.
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Re: NEW R 7000 Firmware V1.0.3.56_1.1.25

Yep, I got mine on what I perceived as NETGEAR's reputation. I'm thinking it was all fantasy. So far the only good thing I can say about NETGEAR is the installation guide and user manual are friendly for the advanced novice at least.

Functions that are there but don't work. Published functions that kill the router! Updates that kill other functions that worked great in earlier firmware. Where does it end?

Getting close to making this pretty black box into a paper weight. :mad:
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Re: NEW R 7000 Firmware V1.0.3.56_1.1.25

South_Park wrote:
I own this router since the day it was released and did the firmware upgrade to this one, after this all my wireless connected printers stopped working - Brother Laser Printer, Brother Label Printer and Epson Inkjet printer. Also, the USB 3.0 port in front of the router died, no connection to my NAT anymore. I tried a few thinks, hard reset, finally re-flashed to the previous V1.0.3.24_1.1.20 and everything is working like before.

What's wrong with V1.0.3.56_1.1.25?


I have similar issues. as suggested in other thread, i change my 2.4 ghz channel from "Auto" to "6" and now all my devices are getting connected as usual.

This bug was also there in previous firmware. Hope netgear fixes it soon.
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AfternoonShift wrote:
I've updated to the new firmware, so far so good. Tho it could be just from a fresh reboot. But recently(the past 2 weeks) 50% of the time, whenever i started to download anything from the net, the router would reboot. Casual browsing, that wasn't video/picture intense, it wouldn't seem to reboot, only on heavy load. So far its been about 36hrs, and no reboots compared to when i would see it at least 4-5 times a day.
I got a reboot tonight with 1.0.3.24... I've been noticing that one of my PC's keeps coming out of sleep unexpectedly. I had just configured email for sending logs. I applied and started browsing. The web page I was on hung. I glanced over at the router and noticed it was rebooting. Waited a minute and logged in... of course my logs for the last week were gone, so I have no idea what happened.... but I will now... logs are going to be mailed everyday at 8am. I immediately updated to 1.0.3.56. No koolaid... you guys aren't kidding. Router's GUI is more snappy, I can click between tabs like I could on my 4500's super fast. I also noticed a difference when opening multiple tabs on my browsers. Its faster. Its no ones imagination. Lets see some stability now.
~Comcast 1 Gbps/50 Mbps SB8200 > R8000P
~R8000P FW:1.4.1.64 ~R7000 FW:1.0.9.42
~R6400 FW:1.0.1.52 ~Orbi-AC3000 FW:2.5.1.8
~EX3700 FW:1.0.0.84

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Re: NEW R 7000 Firmware V1.0.3.56_1.1.25

Can anyone take a guess at what my network problem is,

When I use splashtop on my iPad to connect to my PC it works if I log in but if I try and just log in through my local network it doesn't see the computer.

Also when using Plex on one of my iPads I cannot see the server locally unless I log in to my account, which isn't necessary normally.

Any ideas?
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Re: NEW R 7000 Firmware V1.0.3.56_1.1.25

Has anyone checked to see if this new firmware fixes the giant security hole in GUEST networks on the Netgear routers?

Previously, if you want multiple guests to see each other (like you would for a LAN/Game party), you had to open your private LAN to your guests. (at which point I ask -"what's the point of a guest network?" )

Has Netgear added the option to let guests on GUEST LAN communicate without bridging to the Physical (private) LAN? This option would be on the GUEST network configuration screen where the useless option "Allow guest to see each other and access my local network." is replaced by an option that leaves off the "...and access my local network".

I returned my R7000 because of this glaring security hole, but would invest in another unit if this has now been fixed.
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tinsnow wrote:
I have similar issues. as suggested in other thread, i change my 2.4 ghz channel from "Auto" to "6" and now all my devices are getting connected as usual.

This bug was also there in previous firmware. Hope netgear fixes it soon.


Changing mine from auto has improved signal and disappearing printers.
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Re: NEW R 7000 Firmware V1.0.3.56_1.1.25

I've never had mine set to auto. Initially it was fixed on channel 11. I also changed it to 6, which improved performance.

However, the disappearing printer issue existed the whole time, through 6 different firmwares.
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ZPacket wrote:

Has Netgear added the option to let guests on GUEST LAN communicate without bridging to the Physical (private) LAN? This option would be on the GUEST network configuration screen where the useless option "Allow guest to see each other and access my local network." is replaced by an option that leaves off the "...and access my local network".
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I don't think this is a hole. My 4500's behave the same way if I'm not mistaken. Either you isolate your guests or you don't. If you need to isolate people you have connecting to your network at a LAN party, maybe you need to look at the friends you are keeping.
~Comcast 1 Gbps/50 Mbps SB8200 > R8000P
~R8000P FW:1.4.1.64 ~R7000 FW:1.0.9.42
~R6400 FW:1.0.1.52 ~Orbi-AC3000 FW:2.5.1.8
~EX3700 FW:1.0.0.84

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Re: NEW R 7000 Firmware V1.0.3.56_1.1.25

doc_octopus wrote:
When DFS channels for Europe?


+1

If I select Europe as my wireless region I can only choose from 36,40,44,48. That's it!
Where are the Europe DFS channels?
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shadowsports wrote:
I don't think this is a hole. My 4500's behave the same way if I'm not mistaken. Either you isolate your guests or you don't. If you need to isolate people you have connecting to your network at a LAN party, maybe you need to look at the friends you are keeping.


Interestingly enough, I don't see an option to isolate Guest wireless users in the EA6900.

I can only assume that they default to isolation and there's just no setting to allow LAN communication.

I'm HOPING that's the default and not the other way around...
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Re: NEW R 7000 Firmware V1.0.3.56_1.1.25

I have to retract that. Guest network is completely isolated. It's on a completely separate IP network with no route to the LAN. Pretty cool.
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Re: NEW R 7000 Firmware V1.0.3.56_1.1.25

Mods,
Time to sticky this thread please.
~Comcast 1 Gbps/50 Mbps SB8200 > R8000P
~R8000P FW:1.4.1.64 ~R7000 FW:1.0.9.42
~R6400 FW:1.0.1.52 ~Orbi-AC3000 FW:2.5.1.8
~EX3700 FW:1.0.0.84

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Re: NEW R 7000 Firmware V1.0.3.56_1.1.25

And maybe unstick previous version release.
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Re: NEW R 7000 Firmware V1.0.3.56_1.1.25

For future reference;

I don’t read every post of every thread, so if you want to catch the attention of moderators a message embedded in a thread may not work or may be very slow, please feel free to use the ‘report post’ option or PM.

I won’t make a ‘new firmware’ thread a sticky unless it has a link to the firmware that can be found by navigating through the website ‘Downloads’ option above i.e. it has been made an official release, if a new firmware only exists on the Netgear FTP servers then I don’t know if it’s just been placed there temporarily by Netgear engineers.
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Re: NEW R 7000 Firmware V1.0.3.56_1.1.25

Running this router in AP mode (behind Cisco RV320) since last December on firmware 1.0.2.194 and its had stable connections with great range but GUI often fails to load or hangs so I decided to upgrade firmware on this slow Friday afternoon. The Upgrade went good, interface seems to be snappy then I decided to change a setting I have not used before.

Under Advanced -> USB Settings I changed "Enable any USB device connected to the USB port" from Yes to No and saved and within minutes my signal was up and down on both 2.4 and 5G radios. I changed back about an hour ago, saved and did a hard reset and have been monitoring the connections and no issues yet.

I have no plans to test this further, just throwing it out there in case anyone else has a similar issue. I will report back next week when the AP sees heavy use again. On any given day I have 15-30 simultaneous wireless devices connected and on a busy day 30+. See you guys around the forum!
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Re: NEW R 7000 Firmware V1.0.3.56_1.1.25

Please could someone confirm if they are seeing DFS channels in the drop-down menu for Europe region?
Thx.
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Re: NEW R 7000 Firmware V1.0.3.56_1.1.25

let me know waht and where they are an i'll have a look Smiley Happy
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Re: NEW R 7000 Firmware V1.0.3.56_1.1.25

I tested the USB setting on mine. On or Off I have no change in wireless connectivity nor access to my attached USB drive.
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Re: NEW R 7000 Firmware V1.0.3.56_1.1.25

Yeah, first thing I always do is disable all the USB functions. My wireless worked fine with the exception of the wired/wireless connectivity bug.
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Re: NEW R 7000 Firmware V1.0.3.56_1.1.25

Rheumatoid wrote:
let me know waht and where they are an i'll have a look Smiley Happy


If you choose Europe as your region, what channels do you have available to select under 5GHz?

38,40,44,46 are all I have! There should be a lot more, including DFS channels.
As a temporary solution I have selected 'Japan' as my region and am able to use DFS.

See here for 5GHz channel use across the world:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_WLAN_channels#5.C2.A0GHz_.28802.11a.2Fh.2Fj.2Fn.2Fac.29.5B16.5D
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Re: NEW R 7000 Firmware V1.0.3.56_1.1.25

yes 36,40,44,48 all I have

R.
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All my three printers would not work after the update to this firmware. Finally figured out what the problem is, with Downstream QoS enabled there is no chance to wireless print to my Brother and Epson printers, once I disable it everything is printing fine... great work, Netgear! :mad:
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