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tjpsnj
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HomeKit Setup warning

HomeKit Setup Warning

Since purchasing my Netgear RAX70 AXE x8 Router, each time I open my iPad I get a HomeKit Setup Warning to logon iCloud. How do I disable whatever it is on the router triggering that warning?  I don't know what homekit is nor do I care!  I don't use iCloud. I do not want to use iCloud or any other cloud service for that matter.

Please advise!

Thanks,

TPecka

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FURRYe38
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Re: HomeKit Setup warning

Thats a Apple feature thats built into there OS and products. Something to contact them about. 

https://forums.imore.com/ask-question/383193-how-do-i-disable-home-homekit.html

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tjpsnj
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Re: HomeKit Setup warning

I disagree.  Something in the router is triggering the unconfigured software in the iPad.  the only change I made is the adding the RAX70.  If I go to my girlfriend's house the warning does not popup. 

The router is reaching out to the iPad.

Further and just like your link the 'home' app is removed from my iPad since it first became annoying years ago.  

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FURRYe38
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Re: HomeKit Setup warning

What Firmware version is currently loaded?
What is the Mfr and model# of the Internet Service Providers modem/ONT the NG router is connected too?

 

There any Access Controls, Armor or SPC enabled on the router? 

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tjpsnj
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What Firmware version is currently loaded?

Hardware Version RAX70 Firmware Version V1.0.12.114
What is the Mfr and model# of the Internet Service Providers modem/ONT the NG router is connected too?

My Modem: ARRIS SurfBoard DOCSIS 3.1 10+GBPS 32x8 modem Channels Model: SB8200 --> COX

There any Access Controls, Armor or SPC enabled on the router?

No, No and No.

The previous nighthawk rebooted for no reason.  The internet port would not accept an address DHCP from Cox or by me putting the one I had for years in.  I went out purchased the RAX70 at Microcenter plugged it in and went back to work.  The first time after I put in my wifi password to the new router I began getting this annoying homekit message.  The only way I can turn it off according to apple is remove the home app.  I removed the home app a long time ago.  I cannot locate it on my ipad.

 

The clear point is there must be some kind of "HOMELIKE" feature netgear included in the router for people who are into that kind of thing.  I just want to know how to stop it. 

By the way I went to my girlfriend's house and when I open the iPad, I do not get the homekit warning I am asking how to get the new router to not trigger.  

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FURRYe38
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Re: HomeKit Setup warning

Might ask a forum Moderator about this. I don't use HomeKit and I have not seen this with any NH router I have had todate. I don't believe there is any kind of HomeKit features on NG routers. Possible that something with in the FW or traffic flow could be blocking HomeKit services on this router thus why you might be getting a warning message. Seems to work at your friends place which I presume may not have a NG router or something different. 

@iyang 

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tjpsnj
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What is netgear ORBI? 

I can't think of anything I changed.  I am 2 updates behind on ipad stuff.  The phone hooked to it doesn't have the stuff or the home app.  

I guess I wish apple would let me know how to stop it.  Everytime I log on to the ipad I have to hit cancel...  distracting.

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FURRYe38
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