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Re: R8000 firmware version 1.0.3.46 lists netgear downloader as a "fix"

aelk5579
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R8000 firmware version 1.0.3.46 lists netgear downloader as a "fix"

Hi,

I am just about to sell my R8000 due to the lack of support for a downloader but noticed on that firmware version 1.0.3.46 seems to support this (https://kb.netgear.com/000038688/R8000-Firmware-Version-1-0-3-46)

 The only problem is that this firmware is older than the current firmware I have and I dont want to downgrade to the old firmware if this feature doesnt exist


Can someone from Netgear please confirm if the Netgear downloader would be enabled on my router if I downgrade to the 1.0.3.46 firmware? If not, please advise why your website lists this as one of the feaatures

 

Regards,

 

Adam

 

Model: R6800|Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router
Message 1 of 12

Re: R8000 firmware version 1.0.3.46 lists netgear downloader as a "fix"

I see no suggestion in the manual that the R8000 supports NETGEAR Downloader. Are you asking if the new firmware adds this feature?

 

You could always try the older firmware. Then, if that works, gradually move up the release chain and see which later firmware kills it. Then roll back one. Unfortunately, Netgear's release notes do not admit when new firmware removes a feature.

 

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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ElaineM
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: R8000 firmware version 1.0.3.46 lists netgear downloader as a "fix"

@aelk5579 Looking into this.

ElaineM
NETGEAR Community Team
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ElaineM
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: R8000 firmware version 1.0.3.46 lists netgear downloader as a "fix"

The NETGEAR Downloader is available for China and Russia SKU's only.

NA SKU's will include it in a later date.

 

ElaineM
NETGEAR Community Team
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aelk5579
Luminary

Re: R8000 firmware version 1.0.3.46 lists netgear downloader as a "fix"

Hi Elaine

Not sure what you mean by Russia and China SKUs..
is there anyway I can enable this feature on my router? It is disappointing that older and less expensive routers are getting more features in successive firmware releases and the r8000 has been stuck with the same old features since inception. I am really getting sick of netgear lack of support and consedering going elsewhere
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ElaineM
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: R8000 firmware version 1.0.3.46 lists netgear downloader as a "fix"

The feature is only available in Russia and China models.

As of this writing, R8000 sold in North America will have it in a later date. 

 

ElaineM
NETGEAR Community Team
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kuser
Luminary

Re: R8000 firmware version 1.0.3.46 lists netgear downloader as a "fix"

How about Europe?

Pls. Enable Netgear_Downloader for R8000 AC3200.

 

Model: R8000|Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Smart WIFI Router
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aelk5579
Luminary

Re: R8000 firmware version 1.0.3.46 lists netgear downloader as a "fix"

Any update on whether or not thennergear downloaded will be available for this model router?
Model: R6800|Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router
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ElaineM
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: R8000 firmware version 1.0.3.46 lists netgear downloader as a "fix"

Let me make a follow up with our engineering team regarding this.

 

ElaineM
NETGEAR Community Team
Message 9 of 12
JamesGL
Master

Re: R8000 firmware version 1.0.3.46 lists netgear downloader as a "fix"

Hi All,

 

Please try this firmware.

 

https://kb.netgear.com/000052298/R8000-Firmware-Version-1-0-4-4

Message 10 of 12
aelk5579
Luminary

Re: R8000 firmware version 1.0.3.46 lists netgear downloader as a "fix"


@JamesGL wrote:

Hi All,

 

Please try this firmware.

 

https://kb.netgear.com/000052298/R8000-Firmware-Version-1-0-4-4


Just tried this and although it shows netgear downloader as an option..its greyed out

Any update on when this is going to be enabled?

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kuser
Luminary

Re: R8000 firmware version 1.0.3.46 lists netgear downloader as a "fix"

Mine was greyed out first as well.

 

Then I changed to bridge mode and back, after that it was working. (Make sue to use a predefined IP of your NW and not dhcp before you switch to bridgemode otherwise its hard to navigate the router again to change it back).

Model: R8000|Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Smart WIFI Router
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