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Re: Netgear R7800 Firmware V1.0.2.58 no WiFi

derosbys
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Netgear R7800 Firmware V1.0.2.58 no WiFi

I installed the newest Nighthwawk X4s R7800 firmware V1.0.2.58 but was unable to connect any Android or iOS device no matter what I tried.  Whats up?  Bugs in the firmware sounds like.  I had to down grade back to V1.0.2.52 to get the WiFi connections back.  Anyone else had this issue and was able to resolve it?

 

Model: R7800|Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Wifi Router
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microchip8
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Re: Netgear R7800 Firmware V1.0.2.58 no WiFi

I'm on .58 and do not experience this issue. Have you tried a factory reset after upgrade to .58?

Routing: NETGEAR R7800 - Voxel Firmware 1.0.2.89SF & 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, 16 TB
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derosbys
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Re: Netgear R7800 Firmware V1.0.2.58 no WiFi

I have not tried a factory reset.  I guess I can try but then I will have to and add my DHCP settings back (I use 192.168.254.1-254 for everything.  also my port forwardings for WebCams, Remote Desktop, DHCP reservations, WiFi SSID, passwords and a few other things, right?

 

 

Model: R7800|Nighthawk X4S AC2600 WiFi Router
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microchip8
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Re: Netgear R7800 Firmware V1.0.2.58 no WiFi

yes, you will have to manually input everything again. however, there were wifi options added to .58 like smart connect that are missing from .52. By default, smart connect is enabled. I suggest disabling it after flashing to .58 and see if you can get a connection on your devices. If not, then you'll have to factory reset

Routing: NETGEAR R7800 - Voxel Firmware 1.0.2.89SF & 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, 16 TB
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Re: Netgear R7800 Firmware V1.0.2.58 no WiFi

As well as heeding the excellent advice from @microchip8, be warned that some users don't like the latest firmware on the R7800.

 

I'm another one who has had no issues with it, but some people are campaigning against its use.

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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MishoA
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Re: Netgear R7800 Firmware V1.0.2.58 no WiFi

I am having a similar problem with R7800 v1.0.2.58. The difference is that it drops the wifi connection for a couple of seconds and then comes back creating crazy spikes when I'm gaming. Reverted back to R7800 v1.0.2.52 and the problem was gone.

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myersw
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Re: Netgear R7800 Firmware V1.0.2.58 no WiFi

After my ugly experiences I would campaign against all Netgear firmware. No matter the version it is loaded with bugs. Sold my r8000 and r8000p due to ugly issues that Netgear seems unable to address/fix. 

Just go somewhere else and get a router. 

--Bill
ISP Comcast, Modem-Netgear CM1150V, Router-Unifi Security Gateway-Pro4, AP-2 Unifi AP-LR
Tesla > Edison
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