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Re: R6700v3 Firmware Update 1.0.4.118_10.0.90

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R6700v3 Firmware Update 1.0.4.118_10.0.90

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Gives me the following information but I cannot find any info and/or verify it on Netgear website: (just checking if it's legit and safe to execute the install) ---

 

New firmware is found. Do you want to update the firmware?
Current GUI Language Version:1.0.4.100_2.1.38.1
New GUI Language Version:1.0.4.110_2.1.38.1
Current Firmware Version1.0.4.106
New Firmware Version1.0.4.118_10.0.90
Release Notes:
 1.   [Security Fixes] This firmware addresses security vulnerabilities. For more information about security vulnerabilities, visit https://www.netgear.com/about/security.
 2.   [Changes] Removed ReadySHARE Vault.
 3.   [Changes] Removed OpenDNS support.
 4.   [Changes] Update WLAN driver.
 5.   [Bug Fix] This firmware addresses the following bugs: Fixes minor bugs.
 6.   [Firmware Update Instructions] To update your router s firmware, follow the instructions in your router s user manual. To view your router s user manual, visit https://www.netgear.com/support/product/R6700v3.aspx#docs.
Model: R6700|Nighthawk AC1750 Smart WiFi Router
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otherwise
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Re: R6700v3 Firmware Update 1.0.4.118_10.0.90

Looks like this firmware is OK! Never heard from Netgear, but they posted the release notes to their website: https://kb.netgear.com/000063867/R6700v3-Firmware-Version-1-0-4-118

We probably just stumbled on the update a bit before they intended us to.

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Model: R6700|Nighthawk AC1750 Smart WiFi Router
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Re: R6700v3 Firmware Update 1.0.4.118_10.0.90

I am also wondering about this update - seems strange that the website doesn't say anything about it.
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AlejandroCalam
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Re: R6700v3 Firmware Update 1.0.4.118_10.0.90

Same here \, I called Netgear customer support and after a long waitting time someone answered and hanged up TWICE!. I also checked the Netgear site for downloads and this download does not appear on the site. Hopefully more people will post here or at least the Netgear website will reflect this firmware update (1.0.4.118_10.0.90) for Netgear Nighthawk 6700v3.

Model: R6700|Nighthawk AC1750 Smart WiFi Router
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otherwise
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Re: R6700v3 Firmware Update 1.0.4.118_10.0.90

Looks like this firmware is OK! Never heard from Netgear, but they posted the release notes to their website: https://kb.netgear.com/000063867/R6700v3-Firmware-Version-1-0-4-118

We probably just stumbled on the update a bit before they intended us to.
Model: R6700|Nighthawk AC1750 Smart WiFi Router
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Re: R6700v3 Firmware Update 1.0.4.118_10.0.90


@otherwise wrote:

We probably just stumbled on the update a bit before they intended us to.

Yup.

 

New firmware rolls out in stages. The website is usually the first place. But it sometimes hits the update server earlier.

 

 

 

 

 

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captaincu
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Re: R6700v3 Firmware Update 1.0.4.118_10.0.90

It appears that the latest update does something weird with DNS and loading pages. I keep getting "ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED" from my browser. This consistently happens when loading most sites. Refreshing the page after this message will typically load the expected website.

 

Downgraded my firmware version and stopped having this problem.

Model: R6700|Nighthawk AC1750 Smart WiFi Router
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Peobody
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Re: R6700v3 Firmware Update 1.0.4.118_10.0.90

I am having the same problem on my R6400v2 router.  I there a source from which older firmware versions can be downloaded?

Model: R6400|AC1750 Smart WiFi Router
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@Peobody wrote:

I[s] there a source from which older firmware versions can be downloaded?



Visit the support pages:

Support | NETGEAR

Feed in your model number and that page will have firmware for your device.

The read this

 

How do I manually upgrade firmware to my NETGEAR router? | Answer | NETGEAR Support

 

 

 

 

Just another user with a set of boilerplate macros.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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Peobody
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Re: R6700v3 Firmware Update 1.0.4.118_10.0.90

Thank you!  I'm kicking myself for not paying attention to the firmware version that existed on the router before allowing the upgrade.  I am hopeful that the previous firmware version available for download (V1.0.4.106) resolves the problem.

 

Edit:  Installing the previous version appears to have solved the problem.  No failures in following links to about a dozen sites.  My email client hasn't  thrown any "failure to connect" errors in two cycles of 5 domains either so I'm feeling pretty good!

Model: R6400|AC1750 Smart WiFi Router
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snevel
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Re: R6700v3 Firmware Update 1.0.4.118_10.0.90

This same thing happened to me when I upgraded from 1.0.4.106_10.0.80 to 1.0.4.118

 

I got very weird and inconsistent DSN results.

Using iTunes to update my podcast feed resulted in most reporting some sort of "network" issue (iTunes doesn't give useful error messages).

Sometimes I could browse (using firefox) to the actual podcast rss url, but couldn't ping it.

Sometime the "parent"  podcast url reported and issue, but iTune could bring down the episode list.  For some 'casts I could force a download of the episode, but not for others. 

Trying a website got not such name, but a second later it worked fine.

Downgrading to 1.0.4.106 solved all my issues.

I hope Netgear monitors these forums and does something about this.

I would be glad to post full details of my set-up if that might help anyone.

My "complimentary" support ran out quite a while ago so I have no entry point (other than this post) to report the issue.

Model: R6700|Nighthawk AC1750 Smart WiFi Router
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snevel
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Re: R6700v3 Firmware Update 1.0.4.118_10.0.90

Here's the exact link to the downloads for your router:

www.netgear.com/support/product/R6400v2.aspx#download

Under:

Firmware and Software Downloads

expand the "View previous versions" and grab the one you want

 

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otherwise
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Re: R6700v3 Firmware Update 1.0.4.118_10.0.90

I also had to downgrade my firmware to the old version after this update due to domain not found errors. Don't upgrade your firmware until this gets fixed!
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Joeybear23
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Re: R6700v3 Firmware Update 1.0.4.118_10.0.90

This firmware update also caused miscellaneous issues with my router, DNS problems, dropped connections, etc. I reverted back to V1.0.4.106_10.0.80 to resolve it. I hope Netgear is working on this.

Model: R6700|Nighthawk AC1750 Smart WiFi Router
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WillyP
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Re: R6700v3 Firmware Update 1.0.4.118_10.0.90

In addition to all of the above problems, speed drops to half.  I'm on the Comcast 400 Mbs plan and consistantly get 440 to 480 down, depending on time of day.  After update, 279 tops.  Factory reset and revert back to previous release - problem solved.

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NetBrokeMyGear
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Re: R6700v3 Firmware Update 1.0.4.118_10.0.90

I have the R6700v2 and just installed 1.0.4.118_10.0.90 and am now experiencing DNS issues. Keep getting "DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN" and other variants of not being able to resolve the host name. As others have said, if you retry a few times, it finally works.

Just created this account to (hopefully) let Netgear know that they've released another faulty Firmware. I was on 1.0.3.66_10.0.50 for the longest time due to speeds being cut in half on newer firmwares. I didnt experience a speed issue with 1.0.4.118_10.0.90, once I got a connection, I got speeds over 400Mbps.

Just for giggles, I changed my routers DNS servers to CloudFlare and Google with the same result.

These security updates would be great to have without breaking the basic functionality of the router.

Please get it together Netgear.

I don't think I can bring myself to buy another one when it's time to replace this one.
Model: R6700|Nighthawk AC1750 Smart WiFi Router
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@NetBrokeMyGear wrote:

These security updates would be great to have without breaking the basic functionality of the router.


Nice one.

 

If the rumour is true that Netgear contracts this work out to a third party developer, it is madness to put your reputation in the hands of a bunch of script jockeys who can ruin your brand's reputation.

Just another user with a set of boilerplate macros.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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Joeybear23
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Re: R6700v3 Firmware Update 1.0.4.118_10.0.90

1.0.4.120_10.0.91 is now available. Does anyone know if this corrects the issue presented in 1.0.4.118?

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