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R8000 latelest firmware 1.0.4.28 broke Bridge Mode of R7000

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R8000 latelest firmware 1.0.4.28 broke Bridge Mode of R7000

R8000 as main router running  latest firmware 1.0.4.28; new setting of Tri-band Smart Connect is off, so 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz bands have different SSIDs.

 

R7000 running either latest firmware or prvious firmware can connect to R8000 via 5 Ghz band as a bridge and get good internet status but all devices behind the bridge cannot connect to the network due to invalid IP configuration error.

 

The only way to make bridge mode work again is revert back to the previous 1.0.4.18 firmware.

Model: R8000|Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Smart WIFI Router
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R8000 latelest firmware 1.0.4.28 broke 5G Connections

COULDN'T FIGURE OUT HOW TO START A THREAD ON THIS SITE SO MAYBE SOMEONE WILL FIND IT IN HERE SINCE IT IS A SIMILAR ISSUE!!!

 

Installed new FW v1.0.4.28_10.1.54 and noticed that nothing would connect to the 5G radios whhich shared an SSID and PW. Signal Strength showed as Excellent but DISABLED. I was 2 feet from the router when I tested.

 

All wireless devices were connecting to 2.4G which had a separate SSID & PW.

 

Gave up trying and re-installed FW v1.0.4.18_10.1.49. Everything is working properly again.

Model: R8000|Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Smart WIFI Router
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Re: R8000 latelest firmware 1.0.4.28 broke 5G Connections

@BargainStalker, on the TOP LEFT of the list of topic IS NET TOPIC, that is how you start a new one. Might want to do that as this is different.

 

I've seen a similar problem, all devices going to the 2.4Ghz SSID posted here... and the problem could be SMART CONNECT? It was changed on this release (did you read the README.TXT?) to include ALL 3 radios, not only the 2 5Ghz SSID's that were done on prior F/W.

 

I can connect to my desired SSID, but I have Smart Connect OFF, had problems the way it handled the 2 5Ghz so I stopped using it.

 

Still, unless turning it off fixes your problem I'd start a new TOPIC.

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