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Re: New - RAX50v2 Firmware Version 1.1.4.28 Released

FURRYe38
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New - RAX41/42/43/50/54 V2 Firmware Version 1.1.4.28 Released

Bug Fixes: 11/21/2023

  • Fixes the issue where default time zone is in wrong setting when internet access is not available.
  • Fixes the issue where offline client devices will show on current connected list.
  • Fixes the issue where Block sites feature cannot bind with NTP server time.
  • Fixes the issue where Unicode cannot show properly on Router name.
  • Fixes the issue where port forwarding cannot forward multiple port range in one rule.
  • Fixes the issue where guest network cannot set the SSID same as main network.
  • Fixes the issue where guest network default security option is None.

Security Fixes:

Known Issues:

For users seeing a Access Denied message after the FW is loaded and processed by the router, users will need to press the reset button in back for 10 seconds then release. https://kb.netgear.com/9665/How-do-I-perform-a-factory-reset-on-my-NETGEAR-router

Walk thru the setup wizard with a wired PC and web browser at 192.168.1.1 resolves this issue.

https://kb.netgear.com/22697/How-do-I-install-my-NETGEAR-router-using-the-router-web-interface

No saved backup configuration file is loaded. Access to routers web page returns. Then go back in and make a new backup configuration to file. 

https://kb.netgear.com/24231/How-do-I-back-up-the-router-configuration-settings-on-my-Nighthawk-rout...

 

Download Links:

RAX41v2:https://www.netgear.com/support/product/rax41v2#download

RAX42v2: https://www.netgear.com/support/product/RAX42v2#download

RAX43v2: https://www.netgear.com/support/product/RAX43v2#download

RAX50v2: https://www.netgear.com/support/product/RAX50v2#download

RAX54v2: https://www.netgear.com/support/product/rax54sv2#download

 

 

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

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

 

NOTE: Nighthawk app or the routers web page may not report seeing new FW updates. NG may not push this to there auto update services immediately and may activate the newer FW update being seen on there auto update services at a later time. User will have the choice to manually update if you want too.

 

To 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

 

NOTE: Recommend setting the default DHCP IP address pool range to the following after applying and a factory reset: 192.168.#.100 to 192.168.#.200

 

This only supports v2 models:

 

 

 

Let us know how it works for you...Please leave feedback.

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FURRYe38
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Re: New - RAX41/42/43/50/54 V2 Firmware Version 1.1.4.28 Released

Known Issues:

For users seeing a Access Denied message after the FW is loaded and processed by the router, users will need to press the reset button in back for 10 seconds then release. https://kb.netgear.com/9665/How-do-I-perform-a-factory-reset-on-my-NETGEAR-router

Walk thru the setup wizard with a wired PC and web browser at 192.168.1.1 resolves this issue.

https://kb.netgear.com/22697/How-do-I-install-my-NETGEAR-router-using-the-router-web-interface

Do NOT load a backup configuration file. Access to routers web page returns. Then go back in and make a new backup configuration to file after the router is set up from scratch. 

https://kb.netgear.com/24231/How-do-I-back-up-the-router-configuration-settings-on-my-Nighthawk-rout...

 

I also saw this issue with my RAX50v2 after updating to v.28 FW. A factory reset and walk thru the Setup wizard solved it and I got access to the WEB UI on the router using MS Edge. Users can revert to prior working version of FW as well. 

 

If this fails for you, then you'll need to contact NG support and have them help you out. 

 

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PaulGo
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Re: New - RAX50v2 Firmware Version 1.1.4.28 Released

I just did the update.  After the update I had no internet access untll I power  cycled the router.  RAX54v2.

Message 2 of 42
FURRYe38
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Re: New - RAX50v2 Firmware Version 1.1.4.28 Released

Um, was this version of FW seen but the routers Auto Update feature? 

Far as I know and can find, this new version is ONLY for the RAX50v2 model. I looked and didn't see anything for all other v2 model RAXs. Just the 50 series. 

 

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PaulGo
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Re: New - RAX50v2 Firmware Version 1.1.4.28 Released

I In the past the RAX50v2 and the RAX54v2 firmware has been interchangeable. I have received beta firmware to help me and Comcast resolve and IPv6 issue that was labeled RAX50v2.  Anyway it seems to be working fine with the additional benefit of increasing my Wi-Fi speed.  Near the router before the update my speed was in the mid 600Mbps and now it is in the mid 800Mbps.  My wired speed can go up to 940Mbps.

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FURRYe38
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Re: New - RAX50v2 Firmware Version 1.1.4.28 Released

Ok, just checking. 

Thanks for the feedback. 


Enjoy. 

Message 5 of 42

Re: New - RAX50v2 Firmware Version 1.1.4.28 Released


@PaulGo wrote:

In the past the RAX50v2 and the RAX54v2 firmware has been interchangeable.


Netgear's firmware update system has its defect, but it usually protects people from trying to apply the wrong firmware to a device.

 

If it see something it does not like and that might cause damage – such as V2 firmware being written to V1 hardware – it usually throws up its hands, complains that it is the wrong version and refuses to proceed.

Message 6 of 42
PaulGo
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Re: New - RAX50v2 Firmware Version 1.1.4.28 Released

So far no problems with this update.  Netgear firmware always checks the router and if it is not compatible is will not allow it to be installed.

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Re: New - RAX50v2 Firmware Version 1.1.4.28 Released


@PaulGo wrote:

After the update I had no internet access untll I power  cycled the router.  RAX54v2.


Routers usually reboot themselves after an update.

 

Didn't that happen with you?

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PaulGo
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Re: New - RAX50v2 Firmware Version 1.1.4.28 Released

Yes, the router rebooted during the firmware install.  However, I had no internet access.  To regain internet access I needed to power cycle the router. 

 

Message 9 of 42
mjm298
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Re: New - RAX50v2 Firmware Version 1.1.4.28 Released

I updated the firmware and can no longer login into the router from any of my computers.  I can however access it via the Nighthawk app.

 

The login appear to be stuck in an infinite loop, which is showing a serial number different from my router.

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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New - RAX50v2 Firmware Version 1.1.4.28 Released

Probably best to factory reset the router and setup from scratch with a wired PC and web browser then.


@mjm298 wrote:

I updated the firmware and can no longer login into the router from any of my computers.  I can however access it via the Nighthawk app.

 

The login appear to be stuck in an infinite loop, which is showing a serial number different from my router.


 

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PaulGo
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Re: New - RAX50v2 Firmware Version 1.1.4.28 Released

Netgear finally updated the firmware for the RAX54Sv2 to this firmware versaion. 

Message 12 of 42
FURRYe38
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New - RAX50/54 V2 Firmware Version 1.1.4.28 Released

Added to the initial post.

Thank you. 

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JoseTv
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Re: New - RAX50v2 Firmware Version 1.1.4.28 Released

I updated the firmware today (10Feb24) and I can no longer log into the router from any of my computers. However, I can access it through the Nighthawk app. I am getting the same error. It was fine in the previous version. 

 

I don't want to go back to factory mode, there is an alternative to revert the version but I can't enter.

 

Thanks.

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1modulator
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Re: New - RAX50v2 Firmware Version 1.1.4.28 Released

I found if  you disconnect the modem  you can login with no internet connection. Then simply go to the support download page and manually update back to 1.1.3.18. I have no idea why this is happening and have tried everything under the sun factory restarting router and modem in different orders to no avail. I cannot login via PC nor app. There is a new feature being added under Advanced, Security called Protection Engine and have tried disabling it but still no workie. I'm running the updated firmware now and just disconnect if management is needed which isn't very often but pisses everyone in the house off ; ) Hope someone realizes what is wrong and they release a hotfix soon. Good Luck

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@1modulator wrote:

I found if  you disconnect the modem  you can login with no internet connection. Then simply go to the support download page and manually update back to 1.1.3.18.


Good thinking. You don't have to be on line to update firmware.

 


I have no idea why this is happening and have tried everything under the sun factory restarting router and modem in different orders to no avail. I cannot login via PC nor app.

That can be happen when the RAX50v2 router sees a modem/router as the connection to the Internet. The RAX50v2 then gives itself an IP address that avoids conflict with the modem/router. A consequence of that is that the usual login addresses get confused and won't work.

 

By going straight to the router, with nothing else in there to confuse the IP addresses, you avoid that problem.

 

Good move on your part.

 

 

 

 

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PaulGo
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Re: New - RAX50v2 Firmware Version 1.1.4.28 Released

You shoulsd be on the new firmware since it resolves security issues.  What worked for me was to power cycle the router and then I was able to access the router menu. 

Message 17 of 42
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New - RAX50v2 Firmware Version 1.1.4.28 Released

For users seeing a Access Denied message after the FW is loaded and processed by the router, users will need to press the reset button in back for 10 seconds then release. Walk thru the setup wizard with a wired PC and web browser at 192.168.1.1 resolves this issue. No saved backup was loaded. All Set up new from scratch. Access to routers web page returns. Then make a new backup configuration to file. 

 

We've notified NG about this. It's all in there hands. They'll need to fix it. Nothing else can be done here in the forums.

We can only provide troubleshooting steps and work around solutions to issues found here in the forums. Users can take the information or leave it. Users have options to use the work around or downgrade FW back to last working version. 

Users are encouraged to contact NG support and let them know the problems they are seeing and if the troubleshooting and work around solutions don't work for them. 

https://my.netgear.com/support/contact.aspx
https://www.netgear.com/support/contact.aspx
Then clicking on "Get answers about NETGEAR products before I buy" then clicking on "Networking for Home" then "Chat with us".

Ng doesn't publish when there getting ready to release new FW so you'll need to keep and eye on NGs support site or here in the forums and check for new versions. 

 

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JoseTv
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Re: New - RAX50v2 Firmware Version 1.1.4.28 Released

Thanks for the information, as soon as I can do what is indicated to update it to the latest version.

 JoseTv

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JoseTv
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Re: New - RAX50v2 Firmware Version 1.1.4.28 Released

Thanks for the tips, by disconnecting internet access I managed to access and performed the downgrade according to the document. At the moment it is working well. JoseTv

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Re: New - RAX50v2 Firmware Version 1.1.4.28 Released


@FURRYe38 wrote:

No saved backup is loaded.

 


There are several ways of interpreting that. If it mean "don't load a backup", has anyone tried restoring a backup after a reset with the new firmware?

 

I know that this is usually recommended after someone resets because they have broken firmware, but in this case the update did the breaking.

 

What happens if someone restores known working setting from some time before the update and reset?

 

Some people have carefully constructed settings that could take some time to restore manually.

 

It would take only a few minutes to restore a backup and see if the login issue reappears.

 

I haven't seen reports that it is essential not to restore pre-update settings. Maybe they got lost in what has turned into a messy set of conversations.

Message 21 of 42
1modulator
Guide

Re: New - RAX50v2 Firmware Version 1.1.4.28 Released

Ok, factory reset and config from scratch got me back into PC management but app still didn't work. Had a thought of doing another factory reset and doing the startup config from the app and bingo, now management via PC and the access anywhere side of the app works but not the local. Why wouldn't I be able to login to my router locally? I can get into it via browser on my Wi-Fi. Super weird.

Message 22 of 42
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New - RAX50v2 Firmware Version 1.1.4.28 Released

What app is not working? 


@1modulator wrote:

Ok, factory reset and config from scratch got me back into PC management but app still didn't work. Had a thought of doing another factory reset and doing the startup config from the app and bingo, now management via PC and the access anywhere side of the app works but not the local. Why wouldn't I be able to login to my router locally? I can get into it via browser on my Wi-Fi. Super weird.


 

Message 23 of 42
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New - RAX41/42/43/50/54 V2 Firmware Version 1.1.4.28 Released

Known Issues:

For users seeing a Access Denied message after the FW is loaded and processed by the router, users will need to press the reset button in back for 10 seconds then release. https://kb.netgear.com/9665/How-do-I-perform-a-factory-reset-on-my-NETGEAR-router

Walk thru the setup wizard with a wired PC and web browser at 192.168.1.1 resolves this issue.

https://kb.netgear.com/22697/How-do-I-install-my-NETGEAR-router-using-the-router-web-interface

Do NOT load a backup configuration file. Access to routers web page returns. Then go back in and make a new backup configuration to file after the router is set up from scratch. 

https://kb.netgear.com/24231/How-do-I-back-up-the-router-configuration-settings-on-my-Nighthawk-rout...

 

I also saw this issue with my RAX50v2 after updating to v.28 FW. A factory reset and walk thru the Setup wizard solved it and I got access to the WEB UI on the router using MS Edge. Users can revert to prior working version of FW as well. 

 

If this fails for you, then you'll need to contact NG support and have them help you out. 

 

Message 24 of 42
bauerr7000
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Re: New - RAX41/42/43/50/54 V2 Firmware Version 1.1.4.28 Released

Thanks,it worked,I can login now.

 

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