Reply
Highlighted
Luminary

New Orbi 2.1 firmware

Who here have downloaded the new 2.1 firmware and find it works well?

Message 1 of 12

Accepted Solutions
Highlighted
Luminary

Re: New Orbi 2.1 firmware


@jmschnur923 wrote:

Who here have downloaded the new 2.1 firmware and find it works well?


It's working great for me - installed ~24 hours ago, and I have no operability issues so far.

 

I wasn't having any issues with last few f/w versions either though.

View solution in original post

Message 4 of 12

All Replies
Highlighted
Luminary

Re: New Orbi 2.1 firmware

Firmware v2.1 manually installed and no problems whatsoever.  But then I have not had any problems in over 6 months of ownership.

Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
Message 2 of 12
Highlighted
Luminary

Re: New Orbi 2.1 firmware

Can anyone please list the correct steps to upgrade Firmware for those who are little more tech inclined.  including how to clean out nvram etc...

Message 3 of 12
Highlighted
Luminary

Re: New Orbi 2.1 firmware


@jmschnur923 wrote:

Who here have downloaded the new 2.1 firmware and find it works well?


It's working great for me - installed ~24 hours ago, and I have no operability issues so far.

 

I wasn't having any issues with last few f/w versions either though.

View solution in original post

Message 4 of 12
Highlighted
Master

Re: New Orbi 2.1 firmware

Installed v2.1 yesterday with no issues noted so far.  No special procedures, no NVRAM clearing, etc.  Just a manual install via admin GUI, updating the satellite first. The only issues I've had since installing Orbi in January '17 have been due to misconfiguration of other devices on the network--Sonos on the same channel, running other WiFi routers, placing other wireless devices too close to Orbi, etc.

 

 

Message 5 of 12
Highlighted
Luminary

Re: New Orbi 2.1 firmware

@st_shaw I would like to use the nvram clear method, I used the speedtest built in Orbi and I suspect some of my buffering issues are because of that.  I want to start as clean as possible with this Firmware version on the Orbi.  if you could send me instructions of best practice including nvram clear step that would be fantastic. I know how to enable telnet.

Message 6 of 12
Highlighted
Apprentice

Re: New Orbi 2.1 firmware


@jmschnur923 wrote:

Who here have downloaded the new 2.1 firmware and find it works well?


I have installed v2.1.1.12 without any problems at all coming from v2.0.0.74 - never had any problems with my Orbi for the past 8 months except for the S8 bug that was resolved after an Android update a month later..

I feel that the newest v2.1 has an even farther range at my home into my yard after the latest update.

Message 7 of 12
Highlighted
Luminary

Re: New Orbi 2.1 firmware

Works for me as well

Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
Message 8 of 12
Highlighted
Luminary

Re: New Orbi 2.1 firmware

Satellites do not show attached devices although they show up in router.

 

Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
Message 9 of 12
Highlighted
Guide

Re: New Orbi 2.1 firmware

After the update, as before, I still have to power cycle my satellite several times per day, sometimes every 1-2 hours as it still drops internet connection.

Message 10 of 12
Highlighted
Apprentice

Re: New Orbi 2.1 firmware

I just want my money back (out of return window)... I will never buy, or recommend any Netgear product again... they have taken way too long to fix any of the issues with the Orbi system

Message 11 of 12
Highlighted
Apprentice

Re: New Orbi 2.1 firmware

TP-link, Linksys, and others have already gotten it fixed... How long for a Chromecast/Android fix Netgear?

Message 12 of 12
Top Contributors
Discussion stats
  • 11 replies
  • 4940 views
  • 7 kudos
  • 8 in conversation
Announcements