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Netgear Genie causing High CPU use

georgeg32
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Netgear Genie causing High CPU use

The latest 2.4.58 Genie version started causing high CPU use on Windows 10.

It was fine and recently started to cause processor issues.

Tried uninstalling and reinstalling and still chewing up about 40% CPU time consistently. Any ideas?

Model: R8000|Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Smart WIFI Router
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IrvSp
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Re: Netgear Genie causing High CPU use

Not sure what is going on with might be your system.

 

I had 2.4.54 installed and checked it. Not a problem.

 

Then updated via the NG d/l site and installed 2.4.58... still not a problem, see screen capture on right.

 

You have any 'special' settings on? QoS, IPv6, Traffic Meter, Port Forwarding or Triggering?

 

It is constant or does it vary?

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TommyGunne
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Re: Netgear Genie causing High CPU use

The NetGear Genie is hogging up my CPU time, can I simply delete it from my desktop, do I really need it?

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microchip8
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you don't need it. you can manage your router with a browser at http://192.168.1.1

Routing: NETGEAR R7800 - Voxel Firmware 1.0.2.86SF & Kamoj addon
Switching: 2x NETGEAR 8-ports (GS108v4) / 1x NETGEAR 16-ports (JGS516v2)
Desktop: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X - Server: Intel Core i7-7700K - NAS: Intel Pentium G4400 - Cruncher: Intel Core i5-7400
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myersw
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Re: Netgear Genie causing High CPU use

Listen to @microchip8

Remove the app and just put 192.168.1.1 in your browser. I know that Netgear pushes the genie, but on a desktop/laptop it is just something that is not needed and may, as in your case, cause issues. Why make things complicated. 

--Bill
ISP Comcast, Modem-Netgear CM1150V, Router-Unifi Security Gateway-Pro4, AP-2 Unifi AP-LR
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antinode
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> The NetGear Genie is hogging up my CPU time, can I simply delete it
> from my desktop, do I really need it?

   You may not "really need it", but if you "simply delete it from
[your] desktop", you won't have removed it from your system.  Note that
the non-psychics in your audience know little about your "my desktop".

   Depending on the version of your operating system (some version of
Windows?), the details may differ, but you'd need to uninstall the
program, not "simply delete" anything "from [your] desktop".

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