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Re: New - RAX120 / RAX120v2 Firmware Version 1.2.8.40 Released

FURRYe38
Guru

New - RAX120 / RAX120v2 Firmware Version 1.2.8.40 Released

New Features:

  • Supports the XunYou gaming feature (for China only)
  • Removes the gaming feature, Funjsq (was supported for China only)

Enhancements:

  • Improves system stability. <Maybe a fix here for the random reboots seen on v2 units. 

Security Fixes:

 Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes the issue where ACLs that exceed 128 IP addresses disappear during a firmware upgrade.
  • Various minor bug fixes.

 

Download Links:

RAX120/120v2: Same version for both model RAX120 series routers.

https://www.netgear.com/support/product/RAX120#download

 

To update your router’s firmware, follow the instructions in your router’s user manual. To find your router’s user manual, visit:

https://www.netgear.com/support/product/rax120.aspx#docs

 

Manually update FW on the router if this isn't seen on the routers web page:

https://kb.netgear.com/23960/How-do-I-manually-update-the-firmware-on-my-NETGEAR-router

NOTE: Use a wired PC and web browser to update router FW. If continued problems are seen after a FW update, it's recommended to try a factory reset and setup from scratch with out loading any saved configurations from backup files.

https://kb.netgear.com/9665/How-do-I-perform-a-factory-reset-on-my-NETGEAR-router

 

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Let us know how it works for you...

Message 1 of 58
mudbone
Apprentice

Re: New - RAX120 / RAX120v2 Firmware Version 1.2.8.40 Released

I have noticed that ever since I installed the new firmware my RAX120 (v1) only logs admin login attempts. Prior to the new firmware I was getting a lot of DOS Attack errors as well. I did not factory reset the router after the firmware upgrade. Why did it stop logging everything else except admin login attempts?

Message 2 of 58

Re: New - RAX120 / RAX120v2 Firmware Version 1.2.8.40 Released


@mudbone wrote:

I have noticed that ever since I installed the new firmware my RAX120 (v1) only logs admin login attempts.


Have you been into the browser graphical user interface (GUI) for the router to check what the browser is set to log?

 

ADVANCED > Administration > Logs

 


Prior to the new firmware I was getting a lot of DOS Attack errors as well.


It would probably be too much to ask, but perhaps Netgear has finally found a way to suppress these fake alerts.

 



I did not factory reset the router after the firmware upgrade.

 

New firmware should not normally need a reset, but it is the first thing to try if you have problems with new firmware.

 

Backup the device's settings first, just in case it doesn't fix the problem and you want to recover the settings. But be warned that even if the reset does work, retrieving the settings may break things again. 

 

Message 3 of 58
Bladestorm
Star

Re: New - RAX120 / RAX120v2 Firmware Version 1.2.8.40 Released

Firmware update and still getting Random reboots with the RAX120 router. Factory reset and disable the wmm for 2.4 and still reboot persists.

Message 4 of 58
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New - RAX120 / RAX120v2 Firmware Version 1.2.8.40 Released

Thanks for letting us know. 

Follow on questions in that other thread. 


@Bladestorm wrote:

Firmware update and still getting Random reboots with the RAX120 router. Factory reset and disable the wmm for 2.4 and still reboot persists.


 

Message 5 of 58
mudbone
Apprentice

Re: New - RAX120 / RAX120v2 Firmware Version 1.2.8.40 Released

"It would probably be too much to ask, but perhaps Netgear has finally found a way to suppress these fake alerts."
 
 
I had to do a double take on that comment. Those DOS alerts are not fake and there is supposed to be a way to suppress them if you don't want to see them. All you have to do is uncheck a box.
 
I was still not seeing the DOS messages in the log so I factory reset the router tonight and it did not fix the issue. So either the router software is no longer blocking the DOS attempts or just not logging them. 
 
I don't have time at the moment but it looks like I am going to have to go backwards on the firmware. To much stuff was broken in this version. The log needs to work properly. 
Message 6 of 58

Re: New - RAX120 / RAX120v2 Firmware Version 1.2.8.40 Released


@mudbone wrote:
 
I had to do a double take on that comment. Those DOS alerts are not fake and there is supposed to be a way to suppress them if you don't want to see them. All you have to do is uncheck a box.
 

Most of them are. This is a well known "feature" of Netgear routers that dates back years.

 

Search - NETGEAR Communities – DoS attacks

 

Have you tried an IP lookup for them?

 

 

 

Message 7 of 58
avtella
Prodigy

Re: New - RAX120 / RAX120v2 Firmware Version 1.2.8.40 Released

Michael me ward is right, I have had issues with that feature for years. I always disable it has caused me issues with a lot of legitimate stuff. In my experience almost all of the supposed attacks in my logs were not actual DDOS attempts.
Message 8 of 58
Kidhack
Star

Re: New - RAX120 / RAX120v2 Firmware Version 1.2.8.40 Released

Definitely DID NOT fix the random crashes where it drops wifi and disconnects from the internet.
Message 9 of 58
Retired_Member
Not applicable

Re: New - RAX120 / RAX120v2 Firmware Version 1.2.8.40 Released

pfffft, disabling the 2.4Ghz should not be a solution.

 

Also internet stops dropping with this "fix".... but... Netgear pls contribute more to OpenWRT....at least the community could fix this.

Message 10 of 58
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New - RAX120 / RAX120v2 Firmware Version 1.2.8.40 Released

You'll need to contact NG support to see if they can help you. Seems that users are getting replacements from NG.


@Kidhack wrote:
Definitely DID NOT fix the random crashes where it drops wifi and disconnects from the internet.

 

Message 11 of 58
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New - RAX120 / RAX120v2 Firmware Version 1.2.8.40 Released

The community doesn't have the recourses to fix this. This is NG responsibility to fix this. 


@Retired_Member wrote:

pfffft, disabling the 2.4Ghz should not be a solution.

 

Also internet stops dropping with this "fix".... but... Netgear pls contribute more to OpenWRT....at least the community could fix this.


 

Message 12 of 58
mudbone
Apprentice

Re: New - RAX120 / RAX120v2 Firmware Version 1.2.8.40 Released

The checkbox is named "Known DoS attacks and Port Scans". In the older version of the firmware 1.2.3.28 it was working. It stopped working in this newer version. I have always checked this checkbox because I am wanting to see what is hitting my router from the outside. I have version 1 of the RAX120 router and have already factory reset it after I saw it was not working anymore and the reset changed nothing. The firmware developer broke it and that is a bad thing. If you read the release notes you will see that they made a change to support a Chinese game. I really hope that the developer did not break this function on purpose so that the Chinese military could hack into the network without being caught. Might just be paranoia but we are not on the best of terms right now with the Chinese government. 

Message 13 of 58
mudbone
Apprentice

Re: New - RAX120 / RAX120v2 Firmware Version 1.2.8.40 Released

I bought the RAX120 v1 on 3/18/2021 from Amazon. I had lots of problems with random reboots so on 4/22/2021 I bought a RAX120 v2 from Netgear hoping that version was more stable, but it was worse, so I returned it and kept version 1 because it was fairly stable in AP mode. I used an R7000 as my main router. This year I bought an RAXE500 in August and set it up in AP mode and moved my RAX120 v1 to the basement as my main router. Both routers seem fairly stable running on the latest firmware. Besides the firmware upgrades (which I think was the main problem) I keep the fan running full time using the debug page on the RAX120 and I have it elevated about an inch off of the surface its sitting on. Plus, the basement is cooler. I do think these routers can run hot and temperature can be a factor in stability. That is a flaw in the design in my opinion that should have been fixed. I do not have the fan option on the RAXE500 but I do have it elevated. I also purchased the CM2000 in August and have it connected to the multi gig port on the RAX120. That lets the CM2000 connect at 2.5 gig to the RAX120 but I can only get higher than my gig service using wifi close to the router. I top out at around 1.25 gig on a speed test. Wish all the Lan ports were 2.5 gig and higher:-) Anyway hope this helps you solve your issues.     

Message 14 of 58
Retired_Member
Not applicable

Re: New - RAX120 / RAX120v2 Firmware Version 1.2.8.40 Released

Ah boy, here we go again.

 

After some weeks with 2.4Ghz disabled. Now the wired connection starts being dropped again intermitently and sometimes it wont be up again until i restart this RAX120.

 

Also there seems to be some kind of intermittent issues on 5Ghz now... amazing.

 

Fan always runnning, latest intel ethernet drivers, etc etc.

 

What do? return this unit and.... go back to the R7800? I don't think a factory reset would help honestly...

Message 15 of 58
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New - RAX120 / RAX120v2 Firmware Version 1.2.8.40 Released

What is the first 3 characters of the routers serial number seen on the bottom sticker?

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

 

Has a factory reset been performed since you updated FW?


@Retired_Member wrote:

Ah boy, here we go again.

 

After some weeks with 2.4Ghz disabled. Now the wired connection starts being dropped again intermitently and sometimes it wont be up again until i restart this RAX120.

 

Also there seems to be some kind of intermittent issues on 5Ghz now... amazing.

 

Fan always runnning, latest intel ethernet drivers, etc etc.

 

What do? return this unit and.... go back to the R7800? I don't think a factory reset would help honestly...


 

Message 16 of 58
mudbone
Apprentice

Re: New - RAX120 / RAX120v2 Firmware Version 1.2.8.40 Released

I reverted back to firmware version 1.2.3.28 from 1.2.8.40 on my RAX120 v1 router and factory reset it. The logging is now working once again the way it should have in the newer version. I do not know what the firmware developer fixed in version 1.2.8.40 but the logging issue in it was reprehensible in my opinion. I like NetGear's hardware but they need to put way more resources into their firmware development. I am a software engineer and if I had this many bugs in my code I would be fired. Maybe they should actually test their firmware with a smaller group of knowledgeable users before releasing it to the general public. Version control is another issue I have seen. They have fixed bugs in the past then later reintroduce them back into the firmware. I will upgrade to the next version when it comes out and cross my fingers. 

Message 17 of 58
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New - RAX120 / RAX120v2 Firmware Version 1.2.8.40 Released

Did you factory reset and setup from scratch after you applied v.40?


@mudbone wrote:

I reverted back to firmware version 1.2.3.28 from 1.2.8.40 on my RAX120 v1 router and factory reset it. The logging is now working once again the way it should have in the newer version. I do not know what the firmware developer fixed in version 1.2.8.40 but the logging issue in it was reprehensible in my opinion. I like NetGear's hardware but they need to put way more resources into their firmware development. I am a software engineer and if I had this many bugs in my code I would be fired. Maybe they should actually test their firmware with a smaller group of knowledgeable users before releasing it to the general public. Version control is another issue I have seen. They have fixed bugs in the past then later reintroduce them back into the firmware. I will upgrade to the next version when it comes out and cross my fingers. 


 

Message 18 of 58
mudbone
Apprentice

Re: New - RAX120 / RAX120v2 Firmware Version 1.2.8.40 Released

Yes. Both on V1.2.3.28 and V1.2.8.40 plus I manually entered all the settings for each. I do not trust backups to always restore the settings correctly. Below is a sample of all the "DoS Attack" entries I had in the log over a roughly 23 hour period. I want to see this stuff and I do not want it suppressed. Even if they are not actual DoS Attack's I can see what is scanning my router.  

 

[DoS Attack: ACK Scan] from source: 14.191.135.46, port 17729, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 21:53:57
[DoS Attack: ACK Scan] from source: 14.191.135.46, port 17729, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 21:53:53
[DoS Attack: ACK Scan] from source: 14.191.135.46, port 17729, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 21:53:49
[DoS Attack: SYN/ACK Scan] from source: 95.217.30.172, port 443, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 21:16:09
[DoS Attack: SYN/ACK Scan] from source: 95.217.30.172, port 443, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 21:16:09
[DoS Attack: ACK Scan] from source: 185.224.128.7, port 30569, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 20:35:42
[DoS Attack: TCP/UDP Echo] from source: 8.8.8.8, port 53, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 19:55:09
[DoS Attack: SYN/ACK Scan] from source: 5.75.245.238, port 443, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 18:54:31
[DoS Attack: SYN/ACK Scan] from source: 107.149.2.16, port 80, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 18:50:07
[DoS Attack: ACK Scan] from source: 180.248.8.52, port 53185, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 18:14:49
[DoS Attack: SYN/ACK Scan] from source: 35.214.109.143, port 443, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 17:57:01
[DoS Attack: SYN/ACK Scan] from source: 35.214.109.143, port 443, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 17:57:01
[DoS Attack: ACK Scan] from source: 185.224.128.7, port 11213, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 17:40:37
[DoS Attack: NULL Scan] from source: 60.161.81.116, port 404, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 17:09:56
[DoS Attack: SYN/ACK Scan] from source: 5.75.245.238, port 443, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 17:02:10
[DoS Attack: SYN/ACK Scan] from source: 35.214.109.143, port 443, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 14:47:32
[DoS Attack: ACK Scan] from source: 185.224.128.7, port 3491, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 14:45:18
[DoS Attack: SYN/ACK Scan] from source: 195.208.6.1, port 53, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 14:41:22
[DoS Attack: TCP/UDP Chargen] from source: 172.105.189.111, port 30219, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 14:14:16
[DoS Attack: ACK Scan] from source: 208.85.46.22, port 443, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 13:34:14
[DoS Attack: ACK Scan] from source: 208.85.46.22, port 443, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 13:32:13
[DoS Attack: ACK Scan] from source: 208.85.46.22, port 443, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 13:31:10
[DoS Attack: ACK Scan] from source: 208.85.46.22, port 443, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 13:30:38
[DoS Attack: SYN/ACK Scan] from source: 5.75.245.238, port 443, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 13:21:49
[DoS Attack: SYN/ACK Scan] from source: 149.20.190.19, port 1972, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 12:25:15
[DoS Attack: ACK Scan] from source: 185.224.128.7, port 23427, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 11:49:32
[DoS Attack: SYN/ACK Scan] from source: 51.79.163.159, port 30120, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 11:35:50
[DoS Attack: Ascend Kill] from source: 8.8.8.8, port 53, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 11:30:44
[DoS Attack: TCP/UDP Echo] from source: 94.102.61.29, port 44918, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 10:58:33
[DoS Attack: RST Scan] from source: 103.167.159.250, port 18189, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 10:10:29
[DoS Attack: TCP/UDP Chargen] from source: 192.46.221.241, port 32356, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 09:49:04
[DoS Attack: ACK Scan] from source: 185.224.128.7, port 15171, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 08:54:28
[DoS Attack: SYN/ACK Scan] from source: 5.75.245.238, port 443, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 08:47:47
[DoS Attack: SYN/ACK Scan] from source: 91.218.213.49, port 8000, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 08:23:31
[DoS Attack: SYN/ACK Scan] from source: 91.218.213.49, port 8000, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 08:23:31
[DoS Attack: WinNuke Attack] from source: 60.30.162.22, port 59779, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 07:58:15
[DoS Attack: SYN/ACK Scan] from source: 40.113.105.173, port 443, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 07:21:15
[DoS Attack: SYN/ACK Scan] from source: 195.208.6.1, port 53, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 05:54:47
[DoS Attack: SYN/ACK Scan] from source: 195.208.6.1, port 53, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 05:54:47
[DoS Attack: SYN/ACK Scan] from source: 35.214.109.143, port 443, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 05:47:50
[DoS Attack: SYN/ACK Scan] from source: 5.75.245.238, port 443, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 05:36:05
[DoS Attack: SYN/ACK Scan] from source: 195.208.6.1, port 53, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 04:52:43
[DoS Attack: SYN/ACK Scan] from source: 88.198.21.103, port 29825, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 03:58:15
[DoS Attack: SYN/ACK Scan] from source: 35.214.109.143, port 443, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 03:01:35
[DoS Attack: SYN/ACK Scan] from source: 40.77.45.24, port 30208, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 02:49:36
[DoS Attack: SYN/ACK Scan] from source: 195.208.6.1, port 53, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 01:27:26
[DoS Attack: ACK Scan] from source: 162.247.241.14, port 443, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 01:10:14
[DoS Attack: ACK Scan] from source: 162.247.241.14, port 443, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 01:09:59
[DoS Attack: ACK Scan] from source: 162.247.241.14, port 443, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 01:09:43
[DoS Attack: ACK Scan] from source: 162.247.241.14, port 443, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 01:09:28
[DoS Attack: ACK Scan] from source: 162.247.241.14, port 443, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 01:09:13
[DoS Attack: ACK Scan] from source: 162.247.241.14, port 443, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 01:08:57
[DoS Attack: ACK Scan] from source: 162.247.241.14, port 443, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 01:08:42
[DoS Attack: SYN/ACK Scan] from source: 51.81.82.90, port 22, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 00:50:57
[DoS Attack: SYN/ACK Scan] from source: 51.81.82.90, port 22, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 00:50:47
[DoS Attack: SYN/ACK Scan] from source: 45.95.55.236, port 80, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 00:39:39
[DoS Attack: SYN/ACK Scan] from source: 35.214.109.143, port 443, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 00:04:07
[DoS Attack: SYN/ACK Scan] from source: 35.214.109.143, port 443, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 00:04:06
[DoS Attack: SYN/ACK Scan] from source: 35.214.109.143, port 443, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 00:04:06
[DoS Attack: SYN/ACK Scan] from source: 35.214.109.143, port 443, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 00:04:06
[DoS Attack: ACK Scan] from source: 8.240.217.254, port 80, Tuesday, November 22, 2022 23:43:54
[DoS Attack: ACK Scan] from source: 8.240.217.254, port 80, Tuesday, November 22, 2022 23:43:24
[DoS Attack: ACK Scan] from source: 199.187.116.122, port 30106, Tuesday, November 22, 2022 23:20:39

Message 19 of 58
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New - RAX120 / RAX120v2 Firmware Version 1.2.8.40 Released

Do a lookup on those IP addresses to see where they are coming from. The logs are just indicating of what the router is preventing. 

Message 20 of 58
elkend
Aspirant

Re: New - RAX120 / RAX120v2 Firmware Version 1.2.8.40 Released

I’d like to test the beta that keeps the RAX120v2 up and running. First three SN digits are 6JY. Thank you!

Message 21 of 58
Locustfog
Aspirant

Re: New - RAX120 / RAX120v2 Firmware Version 1.2.8.40 Released

Is there a new beta firmware? My serial starts with 6JY. About 9 months ago I gave up on it completely and put it away in a closet, waiting for the day this investment is fixed in firmware. I am approaching the 1 year anniversary since I purchased this nightmare and I decided to take a peek at the forum. I set up the unit from factory reset today and I have had no issues on v40 so far. If there is a beta that fixes this once and for all, how do I get it? 

Message 22 of 58
blakey84
Guide

Re: New - RAX120 / RAX120v2 Firmware Version 1.2.8.40 Released

Yes there is, best to request it on this thread though if you haven't already

 

Solved: RAX120 V2 Constant Random Reboots - Page 25 - NETGEAR Communities

Message 23 of 58
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New - RAX120 / RAX120v2 Firmware Version 1.2.8.40 Released

Sent out already. 

Message 24 of 58
ssssss
Tutor

Re: New - RAX120 / RAX120v2 Firmware Version 1.2.8.40 Released

Where I can download v2 beta firmware? The other thread is locked and unable to reply anymore. thanks,

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