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Re: R9000 v1.0.4.28 - Carrot and Stick

sygibson
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Re: R9000 v1.0.4.28 - Carrot and Stick

ABSOLUTELY NOT.  I just spent 2 hours fighting with my Netgear Nighthawk R9000 and external Motorola MB8600 Ultra Fast DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem.  I upgraded from 1.0.4.26 to .28.  The upgrade went smoothly.  But on reboot of the WiFi router, no Internet connection was estabilshed.  I went through the usual pain of unplugging LAN ports and plugging them back in, powering off the WiFi router and back on.  Powering WiFi Off, Motorola Off, wait 1 minute, then Motorola on, wait 10 mins, then Wifi ON ... 3 times.

 

I gave up and connected my personal cellular hotspot, downloaded the 1.0.4.26 version, backrevved the WifI Router, then went through 3 more power off/wait/power on cycles before the WiFi router would finally acquire connection to ISP.

 

ABSOLUTELY NOT SAFE FOR CONSUMPTION.

 

Model: R9000|Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router
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sygibson
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Re: R9000 v1.0.4.28 - Carrot and Stick

ABSOLUTELY DO NOT USE FIRMWARE 1.0.4.28.  I just spent 2 hours fighting with my Netgear Nighthawk R9000 and external Motorola MB8600 Ultra Fast DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem.  I upgraded from 1.0.4.26 to .28.  The upgrade went smoothly.  But on reboot of the WiFi router, no Internet connection was estabilshed.  I went through the usual pain of unplugging LAN ports and plugging them back in, powering off the WiFi router and back on.  Powering WiFi Off, Motorola Off, wait 1 minute, then Motorola on, wait 10 mins, then Wifi ON ... 3 times.

 

I gave up and connected my personal cellular hotspot, downloaded the 1.0.4.26 version, backrevved the WifI Router, then went through 3 more power off/wait/power on cycles before the WiFi router would finally acquire connection to ISP.

 

ABSOLUTELY NOT SAFE FOR CONSUMPTION.

 

Model: R9000|Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router
Message 27 of 29
sygibson
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Re: R9000 v1.0.4.28 - Carrot and Stick

ABSOLUTELY DO NOT USE 1.0.4.28.  I just spent 2 hours fighting with my Netgear Nighthawk R9000 and external Motorola MB8600 Ultra Fast DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem.  I upgraded from 1.0.4.26 to .28.  The upgrade went smoothly.  But on reboot of the WiFi router, no Internet connection was estabilshed.  I went through the usual pain of unplugging LAN ports and plugging them back in, powering off the WiFi router and back on.  Powering WiFi Off, Motorola Off, wait 1 minute, then Motorola on, wait 10 mins, then Wifi ON ... 3 times.

 

I gave up and connected my personal cellular hotspot, downloaded the 1.0.4.26 version, backrevved the WifI Router, then went through 3 more power off/wait/power on cycles before the WiFi router would finally acquire connection to ISP.

 

ABSOLUTELY NOT SAFE FOR CONSUMPTION.

 

Model: R9000|Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router
Message 28 of 29
Tyler818
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Re: R9000 v1.0.4.28 - Carrot and Stick

Thanks for the warning.

 

I was going to take a chance and update anyways since I'm using Fiber w/ vlans via an ONT device and not a Modem but.......when I went to update the firmware I realized I was already running version v1.0.4.28?

I doublechecked to make sure I did not have "automatically udpate firmware" checked.

 

I checked my notes and I've been running this since 3/21/19...no idea why Netgear emailed me telling me to upgrade today.....

 

Haven't had any trouble with connection to ISP just really bad 2.4Ghz stability that took a lot of trial and error and even more dailing back of the various wifi features and settngs that provided much better coverage, speed and stability on v1.0.4.26.

 

Model: R9000|Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router
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