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R6700v3 firmware 1.0.4.118 caused connection problems

smackmick
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Re: R6700v3 firmware 1.0.4.118 caused connection problems

From what I can tell the 120 version still has the issues.  So far I can tell from the threads there are two issues, connectivity issues getting to the right DNS site, and bandwidth reduction for some.

 

Is Netgear tech reading these?  This problem is extremely serious (software is not usable) and has gone on for too long.  We should have a solution by now.

Model: R6700|Nighthawk AC1750 Smart WiFi Router
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Rk2zRanch
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Re: R6700v3 firmware 1.0.4.118 caused connection problems

  I had exactly the same as nytola77.  If you go to the netgear website for your router, you can click "Downloads".  It will show the latest **120**at the top of the box.  At the bottom of the box is a link for all previous versions. I downloaded the zip file to my HD and searched for the '.chk' file.  INSTANTLY all became well with the world (10-20-21).
Model: R6700|Nighthawk AC1750 Smart WiFi Router
Message 52 of 68
jimfacteau
Tutor

Re: R6700v3 firmware 1.0.4.118 caused connection problems

still having the issue with the 1.0.4.120 firmware. Using Firefox, have to keep hitting the retry button , doesn't matter what browser I use.

Message 53 of 68
smackmick
Aspirant

Re: R6700v3 firmware 1.0.4.118 caused connection problems

One person has marked this solved which shows at the top as being solved, but the issue is still there in version 120.  How do we alert someone this is still an issue and have engineering deal with it?  Or remove the solved tag?

Model: R6700|Nighthawk AC1750 Smart WiFi Router
Message 54 of 68
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: R6700v3 firmware 1.0.4.118 caused connection problems

Has a factory reset and setup from scratch been performed since last update?

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CAX80 v2.1.2.1(LAG Disabled)> RBK953(v6.0.3.68) & XR450(v130)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200CM2000, Orbi CBK40, CBR750, RBK853 v4.6.3.16(AP) & RBK752 v4.6.5.14, RBK50(v22), SXR30(v110), R7000(v34), R7800(v84), R7960P(v82), EX7500/EX7700, and WNHDE111
Message 55 of 68
jimfacteau
Tutor

Re: R6700v3 firmware 1.0.4.118 caused connection problems

Several times
Message 56 of 68
robjak
Luminary

Re: R6700v3 firmware 1.0.4.118 caused connection problems

go back to the revision of FW before 118.  DNS issues started around July 28.  Engineering released a beta fix in Sept. They still have not released the official fix.  Probably never will.  

Message 57 of 68
jimfacteau
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Re: R6700v3 firmware 1.0.4.118 caused connection problems

i would but can't find it on Netgear website
Message 58 of 68
plemans
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Re: R6700v3 firmware 1.0.4.118 caused connection problems

https://www.netgear.com/support/product/R6700v3.aspx

click on "downloads"

Then click on "+view previous versions"

Current Setup: CM2000-> RBK750-> GS716v2-> RAXE500-> Pi-hole->
Message 59 of 68
jimfacteau
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Re: R6700v3 firmware 1.0.4.118 caused connection problems

Thank you, didn't see that one
Message 60 of 68
jimfacteau
Tutor

Re: R6700v3 firmware 1.0.4.118 caused connection problems

back tracked on the bios firmware to 1.0.4.118, same issue but not quite as often

Message 61 of 68
Rk2zRanch
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Re: R6700v3 firmware 1.0.4.118 caused connection problems

Go one more posted update backwards!  As in the 54+ postings above, you will then seek and find peace!

Message 62 of 68
jimfacteau
Tutor

Re: R6700v3 firmware 1.0.4.118 caused connection problems

That is exactly what the game plan is tomorrow. Netgear doesn't appear to do the best at verifying functionality before these firmware updates go public

Message 63 of 68
R4junC4jun
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Re: R6700v3 firmware 1.0.4.118 caused connection problems

Just to reiterate what has been mentioned plenty of times here before. I experienced the same issues on my r6700v3. DNS issues (constant page reloading) and also reduced speeds on a gig connection (reduced to 200-220Mbps). This happened on both 1.0.4.120 and 1.0.4.118...same issues. Downgraded even further as recommended here to 1.0.4.106 to resolve the issues. Make sure you disable your auto firmware update to avoid these "feature updates" that literally kill your router. Disappointing there is still no fix, months after.

 

 

Message 64 of 68
jimfacteau
Tutor

Re: R6700v3 firmware 1.0.4.118 caused connection problems

Exactly, you have to drop to the.... 106 version, this should be a hint to Netgear where to start looking for the problem.
Message 65 of 68
IndianaBones
Aspirant

Re: R6700v3 firmware 1.0.4.118 caused connection problems

I've been struggling with this for most of a week. Thought it was my PC until my wife had the same problem. Going back to 1.0.4.106_10.0.80 as I write this, though I got several DNS errors before successfully downloading it, haha!

 

When I first Googled the issue I learned there are multiple Netgear routers with the exact same issue profile. The same rants, extended timeframes, promised fix announcements, and subsequent multiple broken firmware revisions are repeated - just substitute in a different router model and a different set of fireware numbers in a given Netgear Community thread. I really wonder if they are intentionally breaking old routers so we'll buy new ones. 

 

 

Model: R6700|Nighthawk AC1750 Smart WiFi Router
Message 66 of 68
jimfacteau
Tutor

Re: R6700v3 firmware 1.0.4.118 caused connection problems

Go back one more version of the firmware, that took care of my problems, it ends in .106

Message 67 of 68
nytola77
Guide

Re: R6700v3 firmware 1.0.4.118 caused connection problems

I just want to echo what many others have said here, i. e. that it is ridiculous that Netgear has not yet fixed the bugs in the two firmware updates issued subsequent to the the 1.0.4.106 version.  (As I described in previous posts I downgraded back to the 1.0.4.106 version after installing the 1.0.4.120 version.)

 

Prior to purchasing the R6700v3 I was using a perfectly functioning Netgear WNR2000v5 router.  The only reason that I purchased this R6700v3 router was that Netgear indicated the WNR2000v5 had reached end of support and would no longer be getting security updates.  So, now I have the R6700v3 with acknowledged security holes that Netgear seems unwilling or unable to patch with workable patches. 

Model: R6700|Nighthawk AC1750 Smart WiFi Router
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