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Re: New firmware R7000-V1.0.3.68_1.1.31.chk

jsmiddleton4
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Re: New firmware R7000-V1.0.3.68_1.1.31.chk

"Both are not stable"

Sorry but they have been rock solid for me. Tried the 3.80.... since yesterday and it has been fine for over 24 hours.

There's a difference between you are having a problem and making a global statement regarding the FW.

Your experience is yours. Others are not having stability issues.
Message 101 of 130
merlin2021
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Re: New firmware R7000-V1.0.3.68_1.1.31.chk

I am a bit confused, this thread is refering to the NEW firmware R7000-V1.0.3.68_1.1.31.chk but the version available for download is 1.0.3.80_1.1.38? what am I missing?:eek:
Message 102 of 130
cc999
Aspirant

Re: New firmware R7000-V1.0.3.68_1.1.31.chk

This should be UN-STIKEYED. This is the OLD firmware.

CC
Message 103 of 130
snagalin
Aspirant

Re: New firmware R7000-V1.0.3.68_1.1.31.chk

I have installed 1.0.4.4_1.1.37 and it is running without any issues last 3 days. Lan download speed is showing 190mbps and upload around 30mbps from cox.

In 5g wifi mode, HTC one reached max of 165 Mbps. There is no disconnect or connection drop for last 3 days.

This version is very stable.

Regards
Selva
Regards
Selva
Message 104 of 130
Mars Mug
Virtuoso

Re: New firmware R7000-V1.0.3.68_1.1.31.chk

cc999 wrote:
This should be UN-STIKEYED. This is the OLD firmware.


1. I was waiting for the firmware to appear in the Netgear 'Download' area.
2. It's better to 'Report Post' if you think something needs to change, comments within a thread are likely to be missed.

Thanks.
Message 105 of 130
Dalmo
Aspirant

Re: New firmware R7000-V1.0.3.68_1.1.31.chk

cc999 wrote:
Loaded up the firmware (R7000-V1.0.4.5_20140912_Lan_Try2), did a factory reset, put all my settings back in. Wow this is definitely better than the latest firmware release, I am seeing a 10-15% increase in wireless throughput. Web pages load like lightening also.

So far so good! Thank you again.

CC


cant download error?

Thank You
Message 106 of 130
sutedy
Guide

Re: New firmware R7000-V1.0.3.68_1.1.31.chk

cc999 wrote:
Where can I get the 1.0.4.4_1.1.37 firmware?

CC


Dude. It is used to be in netgear FTP temp folder.

http://forum1.netgear.com/showthread.php?t=92445&page=9

I am sure netgear employees wiped it out Smiley Sad I don't understand why they don't let people try beta firmware rather than switch to DD WRT or tomato?
Message 107 of 130
sutedy
Guide

Re: New firmware R7000-V1.0.3.68_1.1.31.chk

Dalmo wrote:
cant download error?

Thank You


What do you mean?
Message 108 of 130
Mars Mug
Virtuoso

Re: New firmware R7000-V1.0.3.68_1.1.31.chk

Sharing firmware via unofficial sources is not allowed, such posts will be removed, and repeat occurrences may result in forum accounts being suspended. If it's on the Netgear servers, fine, elsewhere not fine.

The firmware that can occasionally be found by direct access to server pages, rather than via the ‘Download’ link, is often not beta firmware at all but is instead diagnostic builds, these are certainly not for general release so should not be shared amongst forum members. In addition there have been cases in the past on these forums where people have attempted to share modified firmware that purports to be a Netgear beta, but actually creates security holes, obviously not good, those threads are deleted and members banned.
Message 109 of 130
sutedy
Guide

Re: New firmware R7000-V1.0.3.68_1.1.31.chk

Mars Mug, Noted with thanks. Relax dude the weekend is coming Smiley Very Happy. I know web forum general rules cause I join a lot of similar forums. Anyway I will not share firmware thru unofficial sources as you can check in my previous posts always pointed to netgear own ftp directory. I just want bring unique experience to netgear fans while waiting improved official fimrware to be released. *smile*
Message 110 of 130
tech2it
Novice

Re: New firmware R7000-V1.0.3.68_1.1.31.chk

I guess they do not want us to have a stable firmware... common it was a firmware posted on their site and now they removed it - as I guess it was too stable for them...Smiley Happy

Anyway the best firmware that I have tested.
Message 111 of 130
cc999
Aspirant

Re: New firmware R7000-V1.0.3.68_1.1.31.chk

agree 100%! Cc
Message 112 of 130
bobcageon
Guide

Re: New firmware R7000-V1.0.3.68_1.1.31.chk

I had no issues using fw R7000-V1.0.3.68_1.1.31.chk.
I had some issues with R7000-V1.0.3.80_1.1.38.chk.
I reverted to & am again having no issues with R7000-V1.0.4.5_20140912_Lan_Try2 or (aka R7000-V1.0.4.5_20140912b.chk)

I run a basic ipv4 home network using a docsis 3.0 Thompson 476 2.50 over 30/10 cable broadband & about 5 wired & 4 wireless devices & 2 gb switches downstream.

Everyone's happy in the village
Message 113 of 130
Flintstone314
Aspirant

Re: New firmware R7000-V1.0.3.68_1.1.31.chk

Anyone with R7000-V1.0.4.4_1.1.37 willing to send me a download link. It is no longer available on the FTP.
Message 114 of 130
Flintstone314
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Re: New firmware R7000-V1.0.3.68_1.1.31.chk

Well, seems like "editing" posts is a basic feature missing here aswell....must be a Netgear thing to not offer decent products. Mars Mug, Honeslty Mr. Moderator, now I show you my point of view. I bought a 170€ Wifi Router that isn´t working well, nor does it support DFS in ANY of the goddman official releases. DFS however is offered by the hardware and is a requirement (not since yesterday) to use 5GHz Band in the way its meant to be. I live in a goddman crowded area and I have 20+ AC networks around me, believe it or not, my speed is in the realms of my old WRT45....and sure as hell did I not pay those 170€ to wait any longer. Netgear seems to be unwilling and completely incompetent to offer users a firmware with DFS support (on a Note: Buffalo does - maybe I should buy their products in the future). So, instead of telling users that want to help other users to stfu, why don´t you do something for your money (you know, I help Netgear pay your salary by buying their products) and drop me a download link with the dreaded R7000-V1.0.4.4_1.1.37 Version, because what I have read so far, this version seems to be more friggin stable than your so called "Release" Verisons, and on top if it seems to offer DFS. Yes, I am pissed, VERY much pissed by the way moderators that do jack and offer 0 help, try to intimidate other members. So, I have Netgear equipment in the reach of 5k€ lying around....would you mind helping me now?
Message 115 of 130
Temporel
Novice

Re: New firmware R7000-V1.0.3.68_1.1.31.chk

Flintstone314, you shouldnt be here if you dont understand this basic rule
Message 116 of 130
Flintstone314
Aspirant

Re: New firmware R7000-V1.0.3.68_1.1.31.chk

Interesting. Which rule would that be? Not having a decent working product? Sure, why buy stuff from a company not able to release a final, working Firmware? Pardon me for being naive and thinking that a customer who paid for a product should have the right to receive something working. A router having to reboot at least once a week is by no means something anyone should expect. Give me the damn beta firmware and I am off this place forever.
Message 117 of 130
sutedy
Guide

Re: New firmware R7000-V1.0.3.68_1.1.31.chk

None of the official firmware works well.
I am beta firmware fans and satisfied with performance so far Smiley Very Happy.
Seriously I don't understand why some fans are "encouraged" to use DD wrt rather than use own netgear betas, please make it available again in FTP link
Message 118 of 130
Wolf_666
Luminary

Re: New firmware R7000-V1.0.3.68_1.1.31.chk

Totally agree. I have been using DD-WRT for months but after kong retirement (at least as major releaser) they are stuck on performance and stability issues. Since I built my own firewall/router (pfSense) and I am using my beloved R7000 as a simple AP/Switch, I decided to revert back to Netgear....beta, I am running 1.0.4.5. This FW is stable with very good performances, both wireless and wired (outperforming any DD-WRT releases...maybe kong 24800 was fine with wifi but lack WAN-LAN HW acceleration). Since I am an old Netgear customer and beta product tester, I kindly suggest Netgear to open the doors to their beta firmware room, at total risk to tester and with no support for those beta-risky releases. Netgear community ask for that, most of us can manage those releases and recover a brick...:cool:
- Modem Draytek Vigor 160
- Router Netgear RAX200 (Stock FW)
- NAS Synology DS1621+
Message 119 of 130
Flintstone314
Aspirant

Re: New firmware R7000-V1.0.3.68_1.1.31.chk

I agree with what the above posters said.

Let us have Beta Firmwares! It´s our risk, not yours. And I think if a company fails to deliver a product in a final and working state, at least let customer be part of the development.

I hereby thank all the guys that sent me viable Links to the requested Files. Thank you all a lot.
Message 120 of 130
Flintstone314
Aspirant

Re: New firmware R7000-V1.0.3.68_1.1.31.chk

Are you using 1.0.45. try or try 2? And, does 1,0.4.5 have dfs support?
Message 121 of 130
slidermike
Aspirant

Re: New firmware R7000-V1.0.3.68_1.1.31.chk

Yes, please allow we users the choice to use beta firmware.
Put up a "warning" or something but do allow us to access & run the beta if we are willing to.
Message 122 of 130
Mars Mug
Virtuoso

Re: New firmware R7000-V1.0.3.68_1.1.31.chk

Flintstone314 wrote:
So, instead of telling users that want to help other users to stfu, why don´t you do something for your money (you know, I help Netgear pay your salary by buying their products) …..
Netgear don’t pay my salary since I don’t work for them. I moderate the forums (along with other moderators), I have asked Netgear a number of times what their policy is regarding sharing firmware referred to here as ‘beta’ firmware. Often it isn’t beta at all but is a diagnostic build created to diagnose an issue and is placed on the servers briefly to allow specific users to download, that’s why it can disappear so quickly. Netgear have told me that this firmware should not be shared on the forums, especially via third party sites. I’m hoping to be able to influence the way Netgear distribute firmware in the near future, maybe allowing the release of true ‘beta’ firmware through the forums as they have done with other routers. So I have been trying to do something as you seem to think I am responsible to do, even though I am not paid to do so. But in the meantime, I will continue to do as Netgear ask and not allow the open distribution of firmware via these forums if that firmware is not on the Netgear servers.
Message 123 of 130
Wolf_666
Luminary

Re: New firmware R7000-V1.0.3.68_1.1.31.chk

Thank you Andy for your time, I really appreciate you forward to Netgear customers moods.
I love Netgear procucts, Netgear must understand that the modern market has changed, a succesfully product story, let's say WNDR3700 (got 3....), is in part due to the possibility for the customer to play with firmwares, both third party and OEM. Building an easy team inside Netgear to allow this additional benefit to customer simply would build stronger loyal relationship between us and Netgear. I would say that going to opensource would blow out any competitor....just my free thoughts.
- Modem Draytek Vigor 160
- Router Netgear RAX200 (Stock FW)
- NAS Synology DS1621+
Message 124 of 130
Mars Mug
Virtuoso

Re: New firmware R7000-V1.0.3.68_1.1.31.chk

Everyone is entitled to their thoughts here, within polite reason. I am not oblivious to the frustrations that the problems people encounter can create, especially when the prospect of a firmware that might possibly help is taken away. However as I have repeatedly said most of the firmware versions people are chasing are diagnostic builds and they may even be built on a much older base version of firmware, I’ve seen that personally several times. I don’t think any of this is helped by the way the firmware is provided, if it’s intended to diagnose issues with specific users then it should in my opinion be provided to just those users, with an appropriate NDA. If there are versions of firmware that Netgear engineers would consider a ‘Beta’ then I can’t see any problem in that version remaining on Netgear servers long term, maybe even after it is superseded by a formal release. I have been asked by Netgear to work with them in resolving issues like this, and help to make the forums more proactive from Netgear and a little less user-user. That process will take a little longer to put into practice but one of my earliest aims would be to sort out issues with firmware releases so that people like Flintstone314 aren’t so frustrated that they feel the need to rip me apart. Clearly that level of frustration isn’t good for anyone, including Netgear, and I believe that they have recognised that and are keen to turn the situation around.
Message 125 of 130
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