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What software a Nighthawk router could contain other than firmware?

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What software a Nighthawk router could contain other than firmware?

1. Is boot process and partitioning handled by firmware or those underlying softwares?

2. What powers that software have? Does it talk to any remote server?

3. Are they permanent and can't be changed by a consumer without changing hardware?

4. Do it have power to store 2 firmwares at once (say backup of previous flash) and even let previous firmware inturrupt with latest?

5. Is WebUpgrade done by firmware while TFTP upgrade is done by underlying software?

6. If I upgrade to newer version of stock firmware, can a malicious firmware previously installed get hold of it too? or could the previous stock firmware be stored somewhere & revertable, even take hold of newer firmware and work alongside?

Model: R7800|Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Wifi Router, R8000|Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Smart WIFI Router, R9000|Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router
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DarrenM
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Re: What software a Nighthawk router could contain other than firmware?

If you are worried about older firmware being corrupt I suggest doing a factory reset after installing the latest firmware.

 

DarrenM

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