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Betreff: R8500 Latest Firmware Version V1.0.2.154 Broke DNS!

JFII
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Betreff: R8500 Latest Firmware Version V1.0.2.154 Broke DNS!

Allowing the router to dynamically retrieve the IP and DSN seems not to have the issue. When I was having the issue I was manually entering the IP and DNS it wasn't until I limited the DNS to 1 entry did the issue go away (and of course allowing them to be retrieved by the ISP)

I also reboot the device every week or so. Which bring up my the issue of using the device as a media server. When rebooting the R8500 does not remount the USB chip I have plugged into it. I have to physically remove the chip and plug it back it for it to work.

Model: R8500|Nighthawk X8 Tri-Band AC5300 WiFi Router
Message 76 of 93
CogX
Aspirant

Betreff: R8500 Latest Firmware Version V1.0.2.154 Broke DNS!

So, count me as one who starting having the DNS "probe" errors as soon as I had installed firmware R8500-V1.0.2.154 last summer now.  After a few days, once I realized it wasn't just me, I downgraded back to R8500-V1.0.2.144 and been there since.

However, it turns out, I do actually get those DNS errors sometimes even with .144, but it's temporary, it shows that error in Chrome for a second or two and then the page I'm trying to get to then does load.  With .154, it wasn't re-loading and it was also happening in Firefox, not just Chrome.

Now, I do use a different DNS server than my ISP, and I did have both a primary and secondary set, but I just went in and took out the secondary.  We'll see if get that DNS probe error again at some point with .144.

I guess the question for everyone fighting this Netgear bug, does everyone have manual DNS settings?

 

Model: R8500|Nighthawk X8 Tri-Band AC5300 WiFi Router
Message 77 of 93
CogX
Aspirant

Betreff: R8500 Latest Firmware Version V1.0.2.154 Broke DNS!

Well, that didn't take long, still got the brief DNS probe error screen in Chrome, on one of the usual websites where it happens. 

Message 78 of 93
FURRYe38
Guru

R8500 Latest Firmware Version V1.0.2.154 Broke DNS!

Try this version? 

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Nighthawk-WiFi-Routers/New-R8500-Firmware-Version-1-0-2-158-Release...


@CogX wrote:

Well, that didn't take long, still got the brief DNS probe error screen in Chrome, on one of the usual websites where it happens. 


 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Router Mode |  Wifi Router CAX800 (Router Mode) and RBK963 (APMode) | and MK63 (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, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, XR1000, EX7500/EX7700

Message 79 of 93
JFII
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Re: R8500 Latest Firmware Version V1.0.2.154 Broke DNS!

new firmware .158 released

Model: R8500|Nighthawk X8 Tri-Band AC5300 WiFi Router
Message 80 of 93
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: R8500 Latest Firmware Version V1.0.2.154 Broke DNS!

Was mentioned already.

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Nighthawk-WiFi-Routers/New-R8500-Firmware-Version-1-0-2-158-Release...

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Router Mode |  Wifi Router CAX800 (Router Mode) and RBK963 (APMode) | and MK63 (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, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, XR1000, EX7500/EX7700

Message 81 of 93
CogX
Aspirant

Re: R8500 Latest Firmware Version V1.0.2.154 Broke DNS!

I don't really want to try .158, because I doubt it fixes this DNS bug, but more than that, CISA has listed three more security vulnerabilities that aren't yet fixed:

 

 

r8500_firmware NETGEAR R8500 1.0.2.158 devices allow remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary commands (such as telnetd) via shell metacharacters in the sysNewPasswd and sysConfirmPasswd parameters to password.cgi.

2022-03-26 9

CVE-2022-27945

 

netgear -- r8500_firmware NETGEAR R8500 1.0.2.158 devices allow remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary commands (such as telnetd) via shell metacharacters in the sysNewPasswd and sysConfirmPasswd parameters to admin_account.cgi.

2022-03-26 9

CVE-2022-27946

 

netgear -- r8500_firmware NETGEAR R8500 1.0.2.158 devices allow remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary commands (such as telnetd) via shell metacharacters in the ipv6_fix.cgi ipv6_wan_ipaddr, ipv6_lan_ipaddr, ipv6_wan_length, or ipv6_lan_length parameter.

2022-03-26 9

CVE-2022-27947

 

 

Message 82 of 93
weblee
Guide

Re: R8500 Latest Firmware Version V1.0.2.154 Broke DNS!

Well thanks for this post.  It just about settles it for me.  I need a newer, more secure router. 

 

I have suspected the router was being accessed and updated/reconfigured but I dont get anything but DHCP activity in the logs which in itself is an indicator.

 

I have thought about placing a pfsense or sophos between the router and cable modem but thats just dressing up a pig IMO.

 

shopping I will go....

Model: R8500|Nighthawk X8 Tri-Band AC5300 WiFi Router
Message 83 of 93
nnagreg
Apprentice

Re: R8500 Latest Firmware Version V1.0.2.154 Broke DNS!

Yes,  I had similar DNS problems, struggling for months.

 

My solve/resolve tied back into ENABLING IPv6 under the advance settings.  See my thread below

 

Hope this helps you!

 

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Nighthawk-WiFi-Routers/DNS-Hijacking-R8000P-presenting-errors-requi...

Model: R8000P|Nighthawk X6S AC4000 Tri Band WiFi Router
Message 84 of 93
SSP2020
Guide

Re: R8500 Latest Firmware Version V1.0.2.154 Broke DNS!

Netgear.jpg

 Hi All,
When I enabled the IPv6 Setting to 6to4 Tunnel, The Speed is Incresed very fast and I'm not getting any DNS issue as well. I'm Still rolled backed to V1.0.2.144 and didn't tried the V1.0.2.150. I hope this will help to everyone

Model: R8500|Nighthawk X8 Tri-Band AC5300 WiFi Router
Message 85 of 93
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: R8500 Latest Firmware Version V1.0.2.154 Broke DNS!

Subject: "Known DNS problems with solutions"

Summary: Several people reported DNS issued related to PROBE or non-response from websites

NG pending actions: NG engineer team is aware of the problem, they are working on it. It does take some time for development and testing. In meantime, users can try enabled IPv6 to see if this corrects the DNS problem or revert back FW to what was working.

Please be patient.

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Router Mode |  Wifi Router CAX800 (Router Mode) and RBK963 (APMode) | and MK63 (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, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, XR1000, EX7500/EX7700

Message 86 of 93
DirtyWilly
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Re: R8500 Latest Firmware Version V1.0.2.154 Broke DNS!

@FURRYe38 appreciate the reply.  Just for reference here, this post was started 8 months ago with no response from Netgear so patience hasn't been the issue, but thank you for the update.

 

Changing IPv6 settings sounds like a possible workaround, however I had another idea for those about to throw in the towel.  You can try installing DD-WRT.  I haven't done this myself yet, but I probably will to test it out before I sell it.  Supposedly DD-WRT really enables a lot of features on this router.  If you're confident in making backups and flashing the firmware this is another possible option to breathe some life into this device.  Interested in knowing what some of the results are.

Message 87 of 93
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: R8500 Latest Firmware Version V1.0.2.154 Broke DNS!

Ya NG is aware and were hoping that this will be fixed and seems like a slow process. 

For now, user can try IPv6 work around.

Try lasted version of FW:

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Nighthawk-WiFi-Routers/New-R8500-Firmware-Version-1-0-2-158-Release...

One user has given feedback that there still seeing it though would need to get a bit more information. 

 

For any DD-WRT, users will need to refer and post over on the DD-WRT forum in regards to there FW.

 

Good Luck. 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Router Mode |  Wifi Router CAX800 (Router Mode) and RBK963 (APMode) | and MK63 (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, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, XR1000, EX7500/EX7700

Message 88 of 93
weblee
Guide

Re: R8500 Latest Firmware Version V1.0.2.154 Broke DNS!

DD-wrt lowers the wireless speed to max 600 mbps and is a ball of confusion!  Not an option IMO.

Message 89 of 93
supeyugin1
Aspirant

Betreff: R8500 Latest Firmware Version V1.0.2.154 Broke DNS!

R8500 and R8300 firmwares are exactly the same, downloaded both, and ran cmp byte-to-byte compare. There is no difference.

I was running 1.0.2.144, and it was stable, tried 154 and 156, both had DNS issues. I since switched to Asus RT-AX86U, and Netgear EAX80, both working fine so far. My internet speed increased from 220 to 330 Mbps (my maximum connection speed).

Message 90 of 93
FURRYe38
Guru

Betreff: R8500 Latest Firmware Version V1.0.2.154 Broke DNS!

Did you try v.158 version for the R8500? https://community.netgear.com/t5/Nighthawk-WiFi-Routers/New-R8500-Firmware-Version-1-0-2-158-Release...


@supeyugin1 wrote:

R8500 and R8300 firmwares are exactly the same, downloaded both, and ran cmp byte-to-byte compare. There is no difference.

I was running 1.0.2.144, and it was stable, tried 154 and 156, both had DNS issues. I since switched to Asus RT-AX86U, and Netgear EAX80, both working fine so far. My internet speed increased from 220 to 330 Mbps (my maximum connection speed).


 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Router Mode |  Wifi Router CAX800 (Router Mode) and RBK963 (APMode) | and MK63 (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, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, XR1000, EX7500/EX7700

Message 91 of 93
supeyugin1
Aspirant

Betreff: R8500 Latest Firmware Version V1.0.2.154 Broke DNS!

No, I didn't try 158, I'm selling the router now.

Message 92 of 93
JFII
Tutor

Betreff: R8500 Latest Firmware Version V1.0.2.154 Broke DNS!

dns.pngin 158 I had to remove the secondary DNS server. I will post what the actual error 

returned is.

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