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Virtuoso

Firmware V1.12.0.18 Discussion

This does indeed appear to be based on (identical to?) the last private beta V1.12.0.16 and has been released to the public.  Hope it helps!

 

Guest mode AP isolation finally works 100% over IPv4 and IPv6 - much happiness in my household.  =)

 

Rodney

Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
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Luminary

Re: V1.12.0.18 is out

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Supports ReadySHARE Printer for Orbi devices that are equipped with a USB port
  • Updated the OrbiOS API to v3.14

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes the iOS disconnection issue.
  • Fixes the Dropcam disconnection issue.
  • Fixes the convergence issue when an Ethernet connected device moves from one Orbi to another. 
  • Fixes the issue where the Orbi app can’t find the Orbi router if the router is using IPv6 and is in AP mode.
  • Fixes the issue where the Orbi app can’t display more than 20 connected devices.
  • Fixes the issue where the installation assistant might not display if the device is connected to the Orbi network wirelessly.
  • Fixes the issue where the 2.4 GHz backhaul setting is disabled if the fronthaul MU-MIMO and TxBF is disabled.
  • Fixes the issue where IPv6 devices on the guest network can access the Orbi router’s web GUI.  
  • Includes security fixes for the following security vulnerabilities:

    PSV-2016-0133, PSV-2017-0607, PSV-2017-0615, PSV-2017-0736, PSV-2017-2190

Download Link:

RBR50 http://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/GDC/RBK50/RBR50-V1.12.0.18.zip

RBS50 http://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/GDC/RBK50/RBS50-V1.12.0.18.zip

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Apprentice

Re: V1.12.0.18 is out

It's good news.

I'm wondering what gonna change for people with already problem free Orbi setups. Hope it won't make it worse Smiley Happy

We have three different generations iOS devices and no disconnects. Well, we'll see soon enough Smiley Happy
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Luminary

Re: V1.12.0.18 is out

I've been problem free, as far as I know, and this update just went in smoothly.

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Apprentice

Re: V1.12.0.18 is out

So far so good for me as well.

 

  1. Update went smooth
  2. Speeds are looking good
  3. Wifi calls working much better (only 20 minutes test so far

 

Here's hoping this is the release that brings us stability again.  

Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
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Luminary

Re: V1.12.0.18 is out

I completed online update of 1.12.0.18

But now I cant tell if my SAT updated.?

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Do I need to do a manual update on SAT?  It shows CURRENT Version, but Update Failed ERROR

 

 

Doug-48051
RBR50 / RBS50 FW 2.3.0.32
OS: Win10 | 29 connected devices | Router and Sat. about 50 ft a part. (two walls)
Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
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Luminary

Re: V1.12.0.18 is out

Usb seems to be active there is an option for USB printers now
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Luminary

Re: V1.12.0.18 is out

Does NETGEAR provide a list of bug fixes or enhancements file with their updates?

 

Doug-48051
RBR50 / RBS50 FW 2.3.0.32
OS: Win10 | 29 connected devices | Router and Sat. about 50 ft a part. (two walls)
Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
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Luminary

Re: V1.12.0.18 is out

I found where release notes are posted.  1.12.0.18 arent there yet... I will check back later.

 

Doug-48051
RBR50 / RBS50 FW 2.3.0.32
OS: Win10 | 29 connected devices | Router and Sat. about 50 ft a part. (two walls)
Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
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Luminary

Re: V1.12.0.18 is out

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Supports ReadySHARE Printer for Orbi devices that are equipped with a USB port
  • Updated the OrbiOS API to v3.14

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes the iOS disconnection issue.
  • Fixes the Dropcam disconnection issue.
  • Fixes the convergence issue when an Ethernet connected device moves from one Orbi to another. 
  • Fixes the issue where the Orbi app can’t find the Orbi router if the router is using IPv6 and is in AP mode.
  • Fixes the issue where the Orbi app can’t display more than 20 connected devices.
  • Fixes the issue where the installation assistant might not display if the device is connected to the Orbi network wirelessly.
  • Fixes the issue where the 2.4 GHz backhaul setting is disabled if the fronthaul MU-MIMO and TxBF is disabled.
  • Fixes the issue where IPv6 devices on the guest network can access the Orbi router’s web GUI.  
  • Includes security fixes for the following security vulnerabilities:

    PSV-2016-0133, PSV-2017-0607, PSV-2017-0615, PSV-2017-0736, PSV-2017-2190

Download Link:

RBR50 http://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/GDC/RBK50/RBR50-V1.12.0.18.zip

RBS50 http://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/GDC/RBK50/RBS50-V1.12.0.18.zip

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Luminary

Re: V1.12.0.18 is out

Wow a real change log
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Luminary

Re: V1.12.0.18 is out

That is from the HTML release note that comes with the manual download Smiley Wink

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Re: V1.12.0.18 is out

Still good news.  Had multiple Skype calls and walked around to force multiple switches from router to satellite, not one dropped call.  

Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
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Luminary

Re: V1.12.0.18 is out

Support helped correct my FW update error... I did a manual update for the SAT to get the information from the upate page to match.

 

 

Doug-48051
RBR50 / RBS50 FW 2.3.0.32
OS: Win10 | 29 connected devices | Router and Sat. about 50 ft a part. (two walls)
Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
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Luminary

Re: V1.12.0.18 is out

3 hours on new FW 1.12.0.18 - Solid number on all devices thus far.... Comcast ...fingers crossed Smiley Happy

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Happy DAY.... Same speeds at SAT

 

Doug-48051
RBR50 / RBS50 FW 2.3.0.32
OS: Win10 | 29 connected devices | Router and Sat. about 50 ft a part. (two walls)
Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
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Apprentice

Re: V1.12.0.18 is out

Is everyone turning back on Beamforwarding and MU-MIMO yet?
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Apprentice

Re: V1.12.0.18 is out

I hope this is the fix needed. I'm and going to end my eBay auction early on my Orbi and give it one last shot. This is the first time I have seen support email a firmware and post it to the message boards with such confidence. 

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Luminary

Re: V1.12.0.18 is out

Yes... I have both checked active.

 

Doug-48051
RBR50 / RBS50 FW 2.3.0.32
OS: Win10 | 29 connected devices | Router and Sat. about 50 ft a part. (two walls)
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Luminary

Re: V1.12.0.18 is out

@jleecloak1

 

You may want to try a factory reset before loading new firmware.

 

Doug-48051
RBR50 / RBS50 FW 2.3.0.32
OS: Win10 | 29 connected devices | Router and Sat. about 50 ft a part. (two walls)
Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
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Apprentice

Re: V1.12.0.18 is out

I can't wait to load this after I get home from work. I would have been pissed if I sold my Orbi on eBay and missed an opportunity to test the firmware out.

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Luminary

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I am still in my Return window.  I am buying a 2 year protection plan from BBY for $38.. if it doesnt hold up I have options.

 

Doug-48051
RBR50 / RBS50 FW 2.3.0.32
OS: Win10 | 29 connected devices | Router and Sat. about 50 ft a part. (two walls)
Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
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Apprentice

Re: V1.12.0.18 is out

I have not turned on implicit beamforming yet as I thought that was only needed for older devices and the default beamforming was better.   I do have MU-MIMO turned on.   All is still working perfectly.   

 

Now if only I could purchase a satellite.  

Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
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Apprentice

Re: V1.12.0.18 is out

Has anyone tried this new firmware with the Orbi in AP mode? If so did you disable the wireless on your router and let the Orbi handle the wireless connections in AP mode?

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Re: V1.12.0.18 is out

 

Yes, indeed, late last night, we pushed out OrbiOS 1.12.0.18 in response to reports of wireless disconnects, including those with Nestcam / Dropcam, Macbook Pro that have been affecting some users.  Over the last few weeks, we’ve taken concrete steps to investigate & address them, including running a comprehensive beta program.  Over the next few days, your Orbi will automatically download this firmware and upgrade itself.  If you want to manually upgrade, feel free to perform a manual upgrade through orbilogin.net). 

 

We’d like to thank our beta users and Community for helping us through this, and those of you running the beta release (1.11.0.8 or earlier versions of 1.12) should upgrade to this new release.

 

In addition, in this release, for those customers who have an Orbi with a USB port (RBK50 or RBK53), we’re enabling the USB ports for uses like attaching a printer. This has been a widely requested feature request from the community and we’re happy to deliver.

 

Orbi Product Team

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So it appears that the ability to disable either 2.4GHz or 5GHz has been removed even though it was already available. In my situation, the 5GHz band outperforms the 2.4GHz everywhere on my property so I disabled the 2.4GHz band. It was causing my devices to be "stuck" on 2.4 channels half the time due to the forced band steering. Even with this new update I am getting the same behavior. This is quite upsetting as now I have to connect and disconnect several times before my devices are on 5GHz. I have tried waiting, and it does not switch correctly 50% of the time. By all means, keep both bands enabled by default. But give back the option to disable them in the advanced settings.

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1.12.0.18 is as solid as 1.12.0.16 for me, and my problems with the 1.11.x versions remain fixed for me.  No disconnects, all sats showing in the web UI, 90+ devices.  Nice work Netgear!

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