Reply

When R8000 firmware with IOS support for OpenVPN?

j00stvdl
Initiate

When R8000 firmware with IOS support for OpenVPN?

All Nighthwaks routers (like R7000, R8500, etc) seems to get regular firmware updates. The R8000 doesn't run behind. I need the IOS support (VPN TUN) of OpenVPN instead of the bad implementation the firmware has now.

 

When can we expect a new firmware? And why is this router not on the same update release schedule as other routers?

Message 1 of 43
Flasher
Star

Re: When R8000 firmware with IOS support for OpenVPN?

The R7500 also doesn't support it. The OpenVPN support, advertised by Netgear is not existent.

Message 2 of 43
JamesGL
Master

Re: When R8000 firmware with IOS support for OpenVPN?

Hi All,

 

For R7500, it's not in the pipeline as of this time. I suggest that you post it in our idea exchange board.

 

For R8000, there is a plan of adding it in the future firmware release.

Message 3 of 43
j00stvdl
Initiate

Re: When R8000 firmware with IOS support for OpenVPN?

Where can we find the roadmap and timeschedule?

Message 4 of 43
JamesGL
Master

Re: When R8000 firmware with IOS support for OpenVPN?

Hi j00stvdl,

 

No ETA yet when it will be implemented. But once I have information I will let you know.

Message 5 of 43
djs00
Initiate

Re: When R8000 firmware with IOS support for OpenVPN?

Any update on this? *taps foot impatiently*

Message 6 of 43
rsvaught
Tutor

Re: When R8000 firmware with IOS support for OpenVPN?

I bought this router to provide VPN passthrough amongst other features. Netgear's faliure to update the firmware to fix an acknowledge bug that keeps me from fully using this router is deeply disappointing. Before I replace both of your routers, and I am close to doing that, I urge Netgear to make this a higher prioity. 

 

I have seen estimates that there is a reasonable probability of Netgear going bankrupt in the next two years. Lack of good support of your existing customers will push that probability higher. Satisfied customers tell one other person on average, but dissatisfied customers tell ten on average.  

Message 7 of 43
JamesGL
Master

Re: When R8000 firmware with IOS support for OpenVPN?

Hi rsvaught,

 

There is already a plan for it to be added on the R8000. 

Message 8 of 43
Flasher
Star

Re: When R8000 firmware with IOS support for OpenVPN?

And what about the R7500?

Message 9 of 43
JamesGL
Master

Re: When R8000 firmware with IOS support for OpenVPN?

Hi Flasher,

 

R7500 is already an EoL product and 

 

http://www.netgear.com/support/product/R7500.aspx

 

 

When a product becomes EOL (End of Life):

  • The product is no longer manufactured.
  • There will be no future changes to software, firmware, utilities, drivers, or manuals.
  • The product will not be tested with new operating systems.
  • The product will not have additional certifications.
  • The product has most likely been replaced by a newer version with a similar function. Consider upgrading to a current product.

http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/25763/~/netgear-product-end-of-life-policy

Message 10 of 43
Flasher
Star

Re: When R8000 firmware with IOS support for OpenVPN?

Are you kidding me? The R7500 was launched end of 2014 and is broadly available in the market since beginning of 2015. It is still being sold and is available at all major retailers. I bought this router believing that Netgear as a experienced networking company will provide software updates for a longer period of time. It's not a dumb, cheap 12 $ WiFi AP from china - how can you set a product that young and expensive on EOL?

 

 

And btw: even the much older R7000 received that update for OpenVPN

Message 11 of 43
Yerky
Tutor

Re: When R8000 firmware with IOS support for OpenVPN?

Its now August and still no support for IOS. Exactly when can we expect the update to be made available?

Model: R8000|Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Smart WIFI Router
Message 12 of 43
lasketella
Initiate

Re: When R8000 firmware with IOS support for OpenVPN?

I am also very interested to know when the firmware update (enabling iOS/Android OpenVPN support) for the R8000 is scheduled to roll out. 

 

Are there any updates on this topic???

Model: R8000|Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Smart WIFI Router
Message 13 of 43
yukonuck
Aspirant

Re: When R8000 firmware with IOS support for OpenVPN?

Purchased R8000 this month but did not learn of it not supporting Android & iOS OpenVPN until now. I am also looking for specific date for firmware update to enable this VPN support for those devices.
Message 14 of 43
Flasher
Star

Re: When R8000 firmware with IOS support for OpenVPN?

Don't bother. Better return it and get something else. Netgear drops support of their products after a couple of months.

Message 15 of 43
rsvaught
Tutor

Re: When R8000 firmware with IOS support for OpenVPN?

Still Waiting and close to simply replacing all my Netgear equipment for lack of support. 

Message 16 of 43
BoDEAN
Apprentice

Re: When R8000 firmware with IOS support for OpenVPN?

When?

Message 17 of 43
JamesGL
Master

Re: When R8000 firmware with IOS support for OpenVPN?

HI All,

 

No ETA yet for the firmware that will support the OpenVPN for iOS. I will let you know if the firmware is available for release.

 

JamesGL

Community Team

Message 18 of 43
BoDEAN
Apprentice

Re: When R8000 firmware with IOS support for OpenVPN?

How about an update on a new firmware, PERIOD ?

Message 19 of 43
oda1974
Aspirant

Re: When R8000 firmware with IOS support for OpenVPN?

User need OPEN VPN function.

Please release the new firmware ASAP. Thank you.

 

5G band is the first priority when device link to the R8000.

Could you add the feature regarding to the 5G band first in DynamicQoS as well?

Message 20 of 43
JamesGL
Master

Re: When R8000 firmware with IOS support for OpenVPN?

Hi BoDEAN,

 

No ETA as well as to when the new firmware will be released.

 

JamesGL

Community Team

Message 21 of 43
istreich
Aspirant

Re: When R8000 firmware with IOS support for OpenVPN?

James, can we get an update on this please.
It has been a year!
Thanks.
Message 22 of 43
JamesGL
Master

Re: When R8000 firmware with IOS support for OpenVPN?

Hi istreich,

 

Still on the works. I will update you once the feature is available.

Message 23 of 43
briminey
Aspirant

Re: When R8000 firmware with IOS support for OpenVPN?

It's been over a year of simply attempting to determine when it might be something that's included in a FUTURE release...

 

Until then should we just continue spending hundreds of dollars on Netgear products that don't do what they advertise?

Message 24 of 43
vv157
Tutor

Re: When R8000 firmware with IOS support for OpenVPN?

Att: James GL

Any news?

 

/erik

Message 25 of 43
Top Contributors
Discussion stats
Announcements

Orbi WiFi 6E