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R9000 - Hot Fix 1.0.5.12 - Anyone tried it?

SScandy
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R9000 - Hot Fix 1.0.5.12 - Anyone tried it?

Because of Netgear's track record of shoddy firmware upgrades, I am very reluctant to try new firmware. Has anyone tried out Hot Fix v1.0.5.12? Does it cause any new problems? Is it working OK for you?

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microchip8
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Re: R9000 - Hot Fix 1.0.5.12 - Anyone tried it?

Hotfix is usually a firmware that fixes one (or a few) critical issues wrt securiny. It does not add any other functionality. You can always upgrade to it and if it causes problems, revert to your previous version

Routing: NETGEAR RAX43 - Firmware: V1.0.11.112 (1 Gbps down, 50 Mbps up)
Switching: 2x NETGEAR 8-ports (GS108v4) / 1x NETGEAR 16-ports (JGS516v2)
Desktop: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X - Server: Intel Core i7-7700K - NAS: Intel Pentium G4400, 16 TB
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alokeprasad
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Re: R9000 - Hot Fix 1.0.5.12 - Anyone tried it?

Good general advice.

 

Specifically about 1.0.5.12, I haven't tried it, yet. 

 

According to

https://kb.netgear.com/000061582/Security-Advisory-for-Signed-TLS-Certificate-Private-Key-Disclosure...

it addresses "Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificate private key disclosure vulnerability". And "You might see a security certificate error or warning when you try to access your router’s web interface using HTTPS."

 

My router has remote access (WAN administration) disabled.  If I'm reasonably sure that my home LAN is not compromised, can I wait till final release before applying this hotfix? or Do I need to apply this in a hurry?

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Model: R9000|Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router
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microchip8
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Re: R9000 - Hot Fix 1.0.5.12 - Anyone tried it?

If remote access is disabled, it should be not neccessary to install the update. However, if this is all that the kd page mentions, I guess it won't disturb other things

Routing: NETGEAR RAX43 - Firmware: V1.0.11.112 (1 Gbps down, 50 Mbps up)
Switching: 2x NETGEAR 8-ports (GS108v4) / 1x NETGEAR 16-ports (JGS516v2)
Desktop: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X - Server: Intel Core i7-7700K - NAS: Intel Pentium G4400, 16 TB
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