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Firmware v2.5.1

gr8sho
Virtuoso

Firmware v2.5.1

New version available. Based on the description, doesn’t seem worth the disruption.

New Version: V2.5.1.8

Release Notes:
[Bug Fix] Fixes JP/AU/CA region can't firmware update issue. [Bug Fix] Fixes Armor activation failed due to device offline issue.

Orbi RBK50 in AP mode, 100/20 Mbps VDSL2, Arris BGW210 gateway

Model: RBR50|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Router
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MikeG63
Apprentice

Re: Firmware v2.5.1.8

I shall wait until it's officially posted on the Supprt pages and then take a view.

Model: RBK53|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi System
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gr8sho
Virtuoso

Re: Firmware v2.5.1.8

Can’t edit original post to point out the update is offered through the iOS app.

Orbi RBK50 in AP mode, 100/20 Mbps VDSL2, Arris BGW210 gateway

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MikeG63
Apprentice

Re: Firmware v2.5.1.8

Actually if you log in into the web based admin page for the router and satellites it also shows as an available firmware update.

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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: Firmware v2.5.1

No meantion of device naming problem. Hmmm. Smiley Frustrated


@gr8sho wrote:
New version available. Based on the description, doesn’t seem worth the disruption.

New Version: V2.5.1.8

Release Notes:
[Bug Fix] Fixes JP/AU/CA region can't firmware update issue. [Bug Fix] Fixes Armor activation failed due to device offline issue.

 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode  | Wifi Router RBKE963 and RBE973 | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX30/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, MK93S, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, RAXE500, RAX120v2, RAX50v2, XR450/500/700/1000,

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tomschmidt
Virtuoso

Re: Firmware v2.5.1.8

I am using v2.3.5.34 and login to orbilogin.com on my router does not show any updates available.

 

 
 Model NameDevice NameCurrent VersionStatus
RouterRBR50RBR50V2.3.5.34No new firmware version available.
SatelliteRBS50Satellite1V2.3.5.34No new firmware version available.
SatelliteRBS50Satellite2V2.3.5.34No new firmware version available.
 

 

The Android Orbi App also shows no updates are available.  Odd that only the iOS App would be offering this v2.5.1.8 release.  I have the RBR50v1 with the USB port, so maybe only the RBR50v2 (without the USB port) is seeing this update?

 


@MikeG63 wrote:

Actually if you log in into the web based admin page for the router and satellites it also shows as an available firmware update.


 

RBK53 Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi System (RBR50v1 router and two RBS50v1 satellites) running v2.5.1.16 firmware
Model: RBK53|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi System
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tagteam
Virtuoso

Re: Firmware v2.5.1.8

v2.3.5.30 on RBR50v1 and no updates shown here, either on the iOS app or web interface.

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loomis1975
Luminary

Re: Firmware v2.5.1.8

My RBR50 and RBS50 autoupdated to 2.5.1.8.

 

This is the first time my Orbi units have ever updated by themselves without intervention.

 

The RBS40V, RBS50Y, and RBS40 did not autoupdate to anything newer, and stayed on their 2.3 variants.

Model: RBR50|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Router
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MikeG63
Apprentice

Re: Firmware v2.5.1.8

I have upgraded to v2.5.1.8 this morning without any dramas and this firmware release appears to have resolved the device naming / icon issue introduced in v2.5.0.38.

 

Have fun......

Model: RBK53|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi System
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rhino-1
Tutor

Re: Firmware v2.5.1.8

I updated to V2.5.1.8 this morning. This better fix my daily reboots and connection drops else I'm getting rid of the Orbi system. This has been the worst wireless router I've owned. Before moving to the Orbi mesh system 14 months ago, my Apple Airport Extreme didn't need to be rebooted once in 3 years. I currently have 43 devices connected to our three Orbi's.

Model: RBR50|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Router
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Jetdrive
Luminary

Re: Firmware v2.5.1.8

Is v2.5.1.8 available for download and manual install? I don't see it in the download section and I would like to give it a try.

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MikeG63
Apprentice

Re: Firmware v2.5.1.8

Well it was for me 👍

Model: RBK53|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi System
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MikeG63
Apprentice

Re: Firmware v2.5.1.8


@rhino-1 wrote:

I updated to V2.5.1.8 this morning. This better fix my daily reboots and connection drops else I'm getting rid of the Orbi system. This has been the worst wireless router I've owned. Before moving to the Orbi mesh system 14 months ago, my Apple Airport Extreme didn't need to be rebooted once in 3 years. I currently have 43 devices connected to our three Orbi's.


I do find moaning myrtles really boring!  I have never had to do daily robots and replaced my Apple time capsule (due to reliability issues) with my Orbi system which has been rock solid!  They address different problems and needs and in my experience those who have problems usually are self inflicted!!!!

 

Model: RBK53|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi System
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Jetdrive
Luminary

Re: Firmware v2.5.1.8

Are you saying your web interface said there was a new firmware available and you upgraded or did you go to the download area and get it?

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rhino-1
Tutor

Re: Firmware v2.5.1.8

It sounds like you didn't know how to configure your Apple Time Capsule.

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tagteam
Virtuoso

Re: Firmware v2.5.1.8


@Jetdrive wrote:

Are you saying your web interface said there was a new firmware available and you upgraded or did you go to the download area and get it?


Yeah, I am hoping we can get some additional details. Currently, I have an RBR50v1 (RBK53 system from Costco), running firmware v2.3.5.30 and when I check for firmware updates in the web UI, I get "No new firmware version available".

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MikeG63
Apprentice

Re: Firmware v2.5.1.8


@rhino-1 wrote:

It sounds like you didn't know how to configure your Apple Time Capsule.



🤣

Model: RBK53|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi System
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MikeG63
Apprentice

Re: Firmware v2.5.1.8

For me it came up on both the web interface and IOS app.  On the web interface I selected ‘check’ for updates and it downloaded and showed it as available.  I didn’t have to do anything other than select update all from there.

 

Model: RBK53|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi System
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TarjeiB
Guide

Re: Firmware v2.5.1.8

@rhino-1 , the rebooting is a hardware bug. There are LOADS of them with the problem out there, and exchanging them seem to work unless you're unlucky and get a second dud. Get it RMA'd.

 

I went from hair pulling reboots several times per day (wife started turning off wifi on her phone to play mobile games without interruption) to no more reboots by just exchanging the RBR50.

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tagteam
Virtuoso

Re: Firmware v2.5.1.8


@MikeG63 wrote:

For me it came up on both the web interface and IOS app.  On the web interface I selected ‘check’ for updates and it downloaded and showed it as available.  I didn’t have to do anything other than select update all from there.

 


OK, great! Thank you! This is useful information!!

 

So, it is not really an auto-update in the sense that you had no control over updating to v2.5.1.8 - it was actually just the download that was automatic and even then only after you manually chose to check for updates. Then, the new version was installed only after you manually selected "Update all". 

 

 

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MikeG63
Apprentice

Re: Firmware v2.5.1.8

No, there was no auto update, once the update was downloaded it was ‘manual’ process from there. The good bit was that the device naming issue was fixed - yay 😀
Model: RBK53|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi System
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Jetdrive
Luminary

Re: Firmware v2.5.1.8

If you had a choice of whether to install it, it was not an auto update. 

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CrimpOn
Guru

Re: Firmware v2.5.1.8

Could it be that this firmware was made available only to customers in the affected countries? JP/AU/CA ?

I love my Orbi.
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MikeG63
Apprentice

Re: Firmware v2.5.1.8

Astute
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MikeG63
Apprentice

Re: Firmware v2.5.1.8

I don’t think so - I am UK based. Might be for those who had previously installed v2.5.0.38.
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