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Re: R7900P Firmware Issue Version 1.4.2.84 / Browser Issues

BillS22
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R7900P Firmware Issue Version 1.4.2.84 / Browser Issues

After upgrading my R7900P to Firmware Version 1.4.2.84 I started getting Browser Issues.

Both Chrome and Edge would fail loading web pages.

 

I down graded the firmware to the last previous version, 1.4.1.68, and the Browser Issues went away.

 

Just an FYI in case you are having problems.

 

Bill

 

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BillS22
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Re: R7900P Firmware Issue Version 1.4.2.84 / Browser Issues

Thanks for the reply.

I didn't reset because I have been using this router for a long time with no firmware issues until now.

Also, I have been using the Armor / Bitware Protection for nearly to years, and again have not had an issue until now.

 

So, I am convenence it's the Firmware: 1.4.2.84. Perhaps it's a get-ready-for-Windows 11 issue.

Many software suppliers are re-writing their apps in preporation for Win 11.

I don't know, and I am running Win 10, not 11. But I've never had a Firmware issue until this version.

 

I'm happy sticking with 1.4.1.68 until ver 84 is fixed.

 

Thanks again for the response,

Bill

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Model: R7900P|Nighthawk X6S AC3000 Tri Band WiFi Router
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FURRYe38
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Re: R7900P Firmware Issue Version 1.4.2.84 / Browser Issues

Di you factory reset and set up from scratch the router after applying the .84 FW version? 

 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode |  Wifi Router RBK853 (Router Mode) | and R9000 (Router Mode) | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, MR6150, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, R9000, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, XR1000, EX7500/EX7700

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ilteq
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Re: R7900P Firmware Issue Version 1.4.2.84 / Browser Issues

I upgraded my R8000P to version 1.4.2.84 today and have been having the same problems. Web pages randomly fail to load on both wired and wireless devices. I factory reset the router and the problem was still there.

 

I then downgraded to 1.4.1.68 and the problems are gone.

Model: R8000P|Nighthawk X6S AC4000 Tri Band WiFi Router
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FURRYe38
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Re: R7900P Firmware Issue Version 1.4.2.84 / Browser Issues

Thannks for confirming. 

Be sure to save off a back up configuration to file for safe keeping. Saves time if a reset is needed.
https://kb.netgear.com/24231/How-do-I-back-up-the-router-configuration-settings-on-my-Nighthawk-rout...
Enjoy.


@ilteq wrote:

I upgraded my R8000P to version 1.4.2.84 today and have been having the same problems. Web pages randomly fail to load on both wired and wireless devices. I factory reset the router and the problem was still there.

 

I then downgraded to 1.4.1.68 and the problems are gone.


 

 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode |  Wifi Router RBK853 (Router Mode) | and R9000 (Router Mode) | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, MR6150, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, R9000, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, XR1000, EX7500/EX7700

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BillS22
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Re: R7900P Firmware Issue Version 1.4.2.84 / Browser Issues

Thanks for the reply.

I didn't reset because I have been using this router for a long time with no firmware issues until now.

Also, I have been using the Armor / Bitware Protection for nearly to years, and again have not had an issue until now.

 

So, I am convenence it's the Firmware: 1.4.2.84. Perhaps it's a get-ready-for-Windows 11 issue.

Many software suppliers are re-writing their apps in preporation for Win 11.

I don't know, and I am running Win 10, not 11. But I've never had a Firmware issue until this version.

 

I'm happy sticking with 1.4.1.68 until ver 84 is fixed.

 

Thanks again for the response,

Bill

Model: R7900P|Nighthawk X6S AC3000 Tri Band WiFi Router
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FURRYe38
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Re: R7900P Firmware Issue Version 1.4.2.84 / Browser Issues

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My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode |  Wifi Router RBK853 (Router Mode) | and R9000 (Router Mode) | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, MR6150, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, R9000, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, XR1000, EX7500/EX7700

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1jm2
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Re: R7900P Firmware Issue Version 1.4.2.84 / Browser Issues

I am having the same browser issues with Version 1.4.2.84. How do I downgrade to the previous firmware version?

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1jm2
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Re: R7900P Firmware Issue Version 1.4.2.84 / Browser Issues

I figured it out. I reinstalled Firmware Version 1.4.1.68 and problem solved!

 

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BillS22
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Re: R7900P Firmware Issue Version 1.4.2.84 / Browser Issues

Yup. Just install the older version on top of the new. 

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BillS22
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Re: R7900P Firmware Issue Version 1.4.2.84 / Browser Issues

I tried the new firmware again, ver 1.4.2.84.

However, it still causes problems with both Microsoft Edge and Chrome.

Both browsers report URL problems and lists the URL's as invalid.

I down graded to ver 1.4.1.68 and the internet problems went away.

I have recently upgraded to Win 11 and I experienced this problem with both Win 10 and 11.

 

Bill

 

 

Model: R7900|Nighthawk X6 AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi Router
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