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Re: Suspicious notification spam

Toastrr
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Notification Message Quest Wifi Test Deep Link

I am receiving a notification message that reads, "Guest Wifi Test deep link".  Does anyone know what this means?

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orbianon
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Re: Notification Message Quest Wifi Test Deep Link

https://status.netgear.com/orbi

 

7th July 2023

 
Multiple Push Notifications
20 hours ago

Earlier today, Orbi App users were sent multiple push notifications about guest WiFi. If you received one of these notifications, you can safely ignore it. The notifications were sent accidentally during an internal test. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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DelegatorNH
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RBR50 & RBS50: Notifications on iPhone labeled “Guest WiFi PN” with text"Guest WiFi Test deep link"

Today I received multiple notifications on my phone as shown here. Any idea what is going on? Clicking on the notifications just takes me into the Orbi application Guest Network page, where there is no notification, alert or message about anything wrong. My guest network is set up and working.

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FURRYe38
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Re: Notification Message Quest Wifi Test Deep Link

Where are you seeing this?

Post a screen capture? 

What NG product are you using? 

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cdawson
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Re: RBR50 & RBS50: Notifications on iPhone labeled “Guest WiFi PN” with text"Guest WiFi Tes

Same here…anyone have any idea what’s causing it?

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LLJ
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Notification Message Quest Wifi Test Deep Link

I have received a couple of notices from my Orbi CBR40 system with the title “ Guest Wi-Fi deep link test”. Does anyone know what this is? My ability to connect to my system isn’t working because I’m away from home today.

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pemell
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Suspicious notification spam

Just got spammed with notifications from my router. First time it happens and it seems very weird. Security issue?

 

The notification subject is "Guest Wifi PN" and the message is "Guest Wifi test deep link".

 

Why did I get spammed with these notifications? I'm the only admin in my home, and I didn't touch the router interface for weeks.

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ArloPro2
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Notification Message Guest Wifi Test Deep Link

Hundreds of people are getting this Guest wifi Test Deep Link notification. What the heck is going on?
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webminster
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Re: Notification Message Quest Wifi Test Deep Link

Me too.  started about 15 minutes ago.  I've gotten about 6 of these on the app on my phone.

I also noticed it very hard to log into the community here, a lot of 504 gateway timeouts.

"""

Guest WiFi PN

Guest WiFi Test deep link

"""

I do not enable my guest network on the Orbis.

-Alan

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Re: RBR50 & RBS50: Notifications on iPhone labeled “Guest WiFi PN” with text"Guest WiFi Tes

Same here. Five alerts today all the same. Never happened before.
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PhiLmeister
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Re: Notification Message Quest Wifi Test Deep Link

Same here. 6 notifications of "Guest Wifi PN" - "Guest Wifi Test deep link" and my guest wifi is set of OFF. 
Notifications were 1 minute apart and when I tried to sign in to verify Guest Wifi was off (it was), I was repeatedly met with Time Outs and login issues. 

Hope this was Netgear servicing the app or website and not something more concerning.

 

Edit: 

Using Orbi RBR50 + Satellite

Notification received via Orbi App on iOS (Apple iPhone XS)

Model: RBR50|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Router
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marcydel
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Re: RBR50 & RBS50: Notifications on iPhone labeled “Guest WiFi PN” with text"Guest WiFi Tes

I have the same exact notification--multiples of it. Would love to know what's up.

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Thrills
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Keep getting notifications reading "Guest WiFi Test Deep Link"

Hello. I have the RBK50 router with 1 satellite.. I also have 'Guest wifi" disabled on the admin page.. but recently I have been getting these weird notifications on my phone since I have the orbi app.. Reading this "Guest Wifi Test Deep Link" . I get this notification like once every minute

 

Does anyone know what that means? Is someone trying to access my router?  

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aderriere
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Re: RBR50 & RBS50: Notifications on iPhone labeled “Guest WiFi PN” with text"Guest WiFi Tes

I’m also experiencing this, at what would appear to be the exact same time you are.

I was a bit concerned at first, but given that it seems to be happening to multiple users, perhaps it’s a system wide test? Just a guess….
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benrub
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Re: Notification Message Quest Wifi Test Deep Link

My Orbi app just send me 3 strange and unexpected push alerts. I'm concerned. I don't know what this means or what caused it.

The push alerts says:

Guest Wifi PN
Guest Wifi Test deep link

 

Screenshot below. My router is is the Orbi RBR50v2

 

As soon as I saw this I disabled guest wifi access.

Does anyone know what this is about and if it's cause for concern?

Thank you.

weird orbi push alerts.jpg

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Relak
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Re: Suspicious notification spam

Came here to find an answer to the same question
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mm_mm
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Re: Notification Message Quest Wifi Test Deep Link

I just started receiving the same notices, 5 so far in a 20 minutes time span.  "Guest Wifi PN, Guest WiFi Test deep link" notifications on my phone (iOS).  This just started today, never seen this notification before, and just started around 09:40 PST.  What does this mean?  I have the Orbi AC2200 (RBR20 with 3 satellites).   MY Guest Wifi is OFF right now, this is why it is so puzzling....

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Jake01
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Seeing this too, same behavior.

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JRisJunior
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My guess is someone on their Orbi app team is testing in production and they don't know it.

 

I'm gonna file a support ticket or something to try and get something their way.

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Cyberdoggie
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Re: Notification Message Quest Wifi Test Deep Link

I'm getting these messages popping up on my iPhone. Anyone know why these started to appear? I wasn't doing anything unusual ... Screenshot 2023-07-07 at 10.00.14 AM.png

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CarMD
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Re: Guest Wi-Fi deep link test

Started getting these messages at 12:45 EDT.  Hope someone responds soon.  It's weird.

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swtx
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Re: Notification Message Quest Wifi Test Deep Link

Same here. Just started receiving multiple "Guest WiFi Test deep link" notifications. Unable to locate any information regarding the notification. Additionally I don't have a Guest WiFi network enabled.

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MAS10LC
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Need help with understanding an odd Orbi notification on my phone

Hi.  I've used the RBR50 for several years now - works great.  But today, for the first time, I started receiving a notification on my phone that I don't understand.  The notification title is "Guest Wifi PN" and the text below that reads "Guest Wifi Test deep link".  It seemed to be a legit notification on my phone, so I clicked on it and it asked me to login to the app.  I began to wonder if this was a phishing attempt, so I did not log in.  I tried searching online for what this message means and found no search results.  So, I thought I'd try here - is anyone aware of what this message means?  Is someone trying to use my wifi?  Is it a NetGear test?  Do I need to take any further precautions or can I disregard it?  Any help or insights related to this would be appreciated - thank you.

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Chptrk
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Re: Notification Message Quest Wifi Test Deep Link

I just started getting alerts from the Orbi App saying “Guest WiFi Test Deep Link”. What does that mean? I’m not connected to the Orbi from my app now as I don’t have remote connection enabled so I’m not 100% sure it’s coming from my home network, but I’m not connected to any WiFi at the moment.

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BrandyBoo812
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Re: Notification Message Guest Wifi Test Deep Link

I’m getting this as well despite my Guest network being deactivated…
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mattwilli18
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Re: Notification Message Quest Wifi Test Deep Link

Just got the same on my mobile device.

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