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Orbi Firmware Updates STINK


Orbi Firmware Updates STINK

2 of the last 4 firmware updates have disconnected my iPad.  they have also disconnected Roku's and made wired connections unreliable...but my main complaint is that a reputable ccompany like Netgear would put out a firmware "upgrade" that disconnects an iPad!!!

I have to imagine that at least 60% of users install this system to improve the speed of their video streaming and wireless experience on Apple devices.  I love Orbi and it's increased capacity and performance, UNTIL it decides to put out a firmware upgrade during Christmas time that brings down my iPads and iPhones and Apple TV's and Roku.

OK, everybody gets one mistake.  No company can survive with a wireess router that won't let an iPad connect...so forgiven.  they'd never do this again.  they'd be stupid to...until MArch rolls around and they decide to break the router again.


I've rolled back to v2.0.0.74 now for a 2nd time in 3 months and all is terrific again, until I am FORCED to upgrade again and can't stop them, as firmware upgrades are not voluntary on the Orbi.


I want this post to serve as

1. A helpful article to anyone else pullin gtheir hair out over the poor performance of their router.  the firmware rollback is really an easy thing that gives back your ORbi web's functionality.

2. To scold whatever project manager engineer is putting out firmware updates without testing them on Apple devices.  I really hope you get reprimanded and lose some sleep over this terrible decision and execution. 

Model: RBK50| Orbi AC3000 High-Performance Tri-Band WiFi System
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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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