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Re: Beta firmware testing?

Cmo1
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Beta firmware testing?

Does anyone know how to sign up for beta testing for firmware?  I would be interested in beta testing future orbi firmware releases. I currently have an rbr50 and rbs50. Also, it would be useful for future to add a rule or checkbox in the interface that makes the 5ghz band the default band always and then if the device will not connect there it can switch to 2.4ghz. I'm having a lot of issues in my home with my devices picking up 2.4 when I know they can connect via 5ghz. Maybe someone for Netgear will see this.

Chris Moore
Model: RBR50| Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi (Router Only), RBS50| Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi (Satellite Only)
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TC_in_Montana
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Re: Beta firmware testing?

Go to:

https://www.beta.netgear.com/welcome/  and create an account and fill out your profile.

 

Not a guarantee that you will be selected, but that is the way I did it and have been selected for several betas over the past couple of years.

 

 

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FURRYe38
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Re: Beta firmware testing?

They don't do FW beta testing there. Thats a new product beta testing site.

Any Orbi FW betas are posted here in the Orbi forum at the top of the list.

 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CAX80 v2.1.2.1(LAG Disabled)> RBK953(v6.0.3.68) & XR450(v130)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200CM2000, Orbi CBK40, CBR750, RBK853 v4.6.3.16(AP) & RBK752 v4.6.5.14, RBK50(v22), SXR30(v110), R7000(v34), R7800(v84), R7960P(v82), EX7500/EX7700, and WNHDE111
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TC_in_Montana
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Re: Beta firmware testing?


@FURRYe38 wrote:

They don't do FW beta testing there. Thats a new product beta testing site.

Any Orbi FW betas are posted here in the Orbi forum at the top of the list.

 


While they do post some of the beta firmware on this forum, they also test major firmware releases as well as new products on the NG Beta test site.

 

 

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FURRYe38
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Re: Beta firmware testing?

Usually for new products however few and far between. Only seen one beta FW test come thru for the R7000. 

 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CAX80 v2.1.2.1(LAG Disabled)> RBK953(v6.0.3.68) & XR450(v130)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200CM2000, Orbi CBK40, CBR750, RBK853 v4.6.3.16(AP) & RBK752 v4.6.5.14, RBK50(v22), SXR30(v110), R7000(v34), R7800(v84), R7960P(v82), EX7500/EX7700, and WNHDE111
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