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Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.44

SW_
Prodigy
Prodigy

New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.44

Netgear is pushing out yet another a new Orbi firmware update.

 

Hopefully it's better than the last version v32.

 

Please share your experience.

 

 

Firmware Update

   
Check if a new firmware version is available on the Internet.

   
  Model Name Device Name Current Version Status
Router RBR50 RBR50 V2.3.1.44 No new firmware version available.
Satellite RBS50 RBS51 V2.3.1.44 No new firmware version available.
Satellite RBS50 RBS52 V2.3.1.44 No new firmware version available.
Model: RBK53| Orbi Router + 2 Satellites Orbi WiFi System
Message 1 of 392
SW_
Prodigy
Prodigy

Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.44

It seems that the 'config_sync' vicious cycle is still not resolved with this latest version.

 

Model Name Device Name Current Version Status
Router RBR50 RBR50 V2.3.1.44 No new firmware version available.
Satellite RBS50 RBS51 V2.3.1.44 Waiting for connection
Satellite RBS50 RBS52 V2.3.1.44 Waiting for connection
 
Model: RBK53| Orbi Router + 2 Satellites Orbi WiFi System
Message 2 of 392
BobDelp
Luminary

Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.44

  Model Name Device Name Current Version Status
Router RBR50 RBR50 V2.3.1.44 No new firmware version available.
Satellite RBS50 Orbi Satellite-1 V2.3.1.44 No new firmware version available.
Satellite RBS50Y OutDoor V2.3.0.28 Update failed
   
Message 3 of 392
skippybosco
Luminary

Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.44

Auto installed and rebooted within a minute or so.  While I can't find any specific changes browsing through the admin UI, so far it has been a non eventful / positive experience.


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Model: RBK50| Orbi AC3000 High-Performance Tri-Band WiFi System
Message 4 of 392
Ojee99
Luminary

Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.44

Hmm, I (in The Netherlands) only got the 2.3.1.44 update for the router, no update for the satellites?

And I still got the message that the satellites are waiting for connection (Dutch = "wachten op verbinding")

 

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Model: RBK53| Orbi Router + 2 Satellites Orbi WiFi System
Message 5 of 392
Chuck_M
Mentor

Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.44

Where did those version numbers appear?  The download center doesnt reflect those (they are still at .32).


Would appreciate that reference.

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My Equipment: Cox Cable (350Mb/35Mb), Orbi AX6000 (RBR850, 3 x RBS850) (2xWired backhaul), NG GS116PP Gigabit Smart Switch, Synology DS1019+ NAS
Message 6 of 392
Ojee99
Luminary

Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.44

The update was presented from the weblogin of the router.

Message 7 of 392
larryindublin
Luminary

Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.44

I keep one satellite as a spare and it wasn't on to get autoupdated. Here's the notes when I powered it up to check firmware and update...
Message 8 of 392
skippybosco
Luminary

Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.44

Here is the text based:

Changelog:

  • [Bug Fix] Fix issues with the Apple HomeKit connectivity
  • [Bug Fix] Fixes the wireless crash and reboot issue when the router is under stress
  • [Bug Fix] Fixes the WiFi disconnection and IOT issue
  • [Bug Fix] Fixes the guest isolation issue for multicast and broadcast traffic breween the main host and guest
  • [Bug Fix] Fixes the Ethernet backhaul boot-sequence issue
  • [Bug Fix] Updates the OpenVPN certificate from MD5 to SHA-256
  • [Bug Fix] Fixes the JP/AU/CA region can't firmware update issue
  • [Bug Fix] Fixes Armor activation failed due to device offline issue
Message 9 of 392
gr8sho
Virtuoso

Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.44

So much for having manual control of updates. Anyone know how gain control of updates so they can be performed manually?

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

Message 10 of 392
slipsibm
Luminary

Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.44

Will this get pushed automatically to routers that still have a Router and Satellite at 2.2.1.210? I have a pair and the upgrade didn't get pushed. The Router and Satellite that had 2.3.0.32 got upgraded last night. On 2.3.0.32, I lost my internet connection several times and had to reboot to recover. I was planning on dropping back to 2.2.1.210 before I saw that a new version had been pushed. We'll see what happens....

Message 11 of 392
thombe
Luminary

Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.44

after downgrading back to 2.2.1.210 after trying manual updates to 2.3.0.32 and finding some dropping and a much weaker WiFi, even after factory resets, I though I would update again to 32 to see if I got the 44 push, which I did

updated via web browser and using the update all button.

update seems to have gone fine in itself, obviously way too early to see if stable or not.

one immediate thing I notice however, via the web browser in the connected devices I see both my orbi router and orbi satellite are shown as windows pc's

 

Model: RBK50| Orbi AC3000 High-Performance Tri-Band WiFi System
Message 12 of 392
BobDelp
Luminary

Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.44

Satellite RBS50Y OutDoor V2.3.0.28 Update failed
Message 13 of 392
BrendonSF
Luminary

Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.44

I was auto-upgraded overnight. So far everything is running smoothly. 

Model: RBK50| Orbi AC3000 High-Performance Tri-Band WiFi System
Message 14 of 392
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.44

Have you tried a factory reset and setup from scratch on the all Orbi devices to see if the Config Sync issue remains? 

Try with and with out Daisy Chain enabled. 


@SW_ wrote:

It seems that the 'config_sync' vicious cycle is still not resolved with this latest version.

 

Model Name Device Name Current Version Status
Router RBR50 RBR50 V2.3.1.44 No new firmware version available.
Satellite RBS50 RBS51 V2.3.1.44 Waiting for connection
Satellite RBS50 RBS52 V2.3.1.44 Waiting for connection
 

 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CM1200 Modem |  Wifi Router Orbi RBK752 (Router Mode), Wired Backhaul and R8500 with Orbi RBKE963 (AP Mode), | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | 

Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, EX7500/EX7700

Message 15 of 392
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.44

Do you see any "config sync" notices with your system after the update? 

Was the update applied and you continued to use the system or did you reset and setup from scratch. Just curious here. 


@BrendonSF wrote:

I was auto-upgraded overnight. So far everything is running smoothly. 


 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CM1200 Modem |  Wifi Router Orbi RBK752 (Router Mode), Wired Backhaul and R8500 with Orbi RBKE963 (AP Mode), | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | 

Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, EX7500/EX7700

Message 16 of 392
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.44

If you notice odd or bad behavior after the update, do a factory reset and setup from scratch and check again. 


@thombe wrote:

after downgrading back to 2.2.1.210 after trying manual updates to 2.3.0.32 and finding some dropping and a much weaker WiFi, even after factory resets, I though I would update again to 32 to see if I got the 44 push, which I did

updated via web browser and using the update all button.

update seems to have gone fine in itself, obviously way too early to see if stable or not.

one immediate thing I notice however, via the web browser in the connected devices I see both my orbi router and orbi satellite are shown as windows pc's

 


 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CM1200 Modem |  Wifi Router Orbi RBK752 (Router Mode), Wired Backhaul and R8500 with Orbi RBKE963 (AP Mode), | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | 

Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, EX7500/EX7700

Message 17 of 392
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.44

Possibly not as the v212 changed the size of the FW load and needs to be applied first on any RBR50 series unit before v32 or v44 can be applied if coming from v210. If users want to ensure there system is upgraded correctly, I would recommend getting v212 then v32 loaded first and go from there. Manually load the FW files first. RBS should already be at v32 first. Then upgrade the RBR50. 

I would do a factory reset and clean setup from scratch after this and then save off a new config backup to file for safe keeping. 


@slipsibm wrote:

Will this get pushed automatically to routers that still have a Router and Satellite at 2.2.1.210? I have a pair and the upgrade didn't get pushed. The Router and Satellite that had 2.3.0.32 got upgraded last night. On 2.3.0.32, I lost my internet connection several times and had to reboot to recover. I was planning on dropping back to 2.2.1.210 before I saw that a new version had been pushed. We'll see what happens....


 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CM1200 Modem |  Wifi Router Orbi RBK752 (Router Mode), Wired Backhaul and R8500 with Orbi RBKE963 (AP Mode), | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | 

Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, EX7500/EX7700

Message 18 of 392
gr8sho
Virtuoso

Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.44

I do hope Netgear is reading this. I want the option to do the update myself manually on my own schedule. Things are now screwed up and I'm in the process of having to stop what I'm doing and perform a factory reset to get things back to working order.

Thank you.

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

Message 19 of 392
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.44

Poeple been screaming about this for years. Doesn't sounds like its going to happen. 

You can post here about it though:

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Idea-Exchange-For-Home/idb-p/idea-exchange-for-home


@gr8sho wrote:
I do hope Netgear is reading this. I want the option to do the update myself manually on my own schedule. Things are now screwed up and I'm in the process of having to stop what I'm doing and perform a factory reset to get things back to working order.

Thank you.

 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CM1200 Modem |  Wifi Router Orbi RBK752 (Router Mode), Wired Backhaul and R8500 with Orbi RBKE963 (AP Mode), | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | 

Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, EX7500/EX7700

Message 20 of 392
SwampSlime
Luminary

Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.44

Woke up to find my system not responding. Pretty ridiculous. Will try and reset the system.
Message 21 of 392
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.44

Please reset and setup from scratch. Smiley Frustrated


@SwampSlime wrote:
Woke up to find my system not responding. Pretty ridiculous. Will try and reset the system.

 

 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CM1200 Modem |  Wifi Router Orbi RBK752 (Router Mode), Wired Backhaul and R8500 with Orbi RBKE963 (AP Mode), | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | 

Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, EX7500/EX7700

Message 22 of 392
thombe
Luminary

Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.44

Will do, thank you, its just i did the re-upgrade and upgrade remotely from work, so couldn't actually do a reset yet.

besides, i want to see if there actually is anything else odd before i do that. in particular i want to see if the wifi range is as good as .210 or as bad as .32
Will reset if need be and check.
shall let you all know my findings if anythign worth reporting.

Message 23 of 392
DEJW
Luminary

Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.44

I got the 2.3.1.44 update pushed to my router, but the satellites are still on the .32 version and showing the config sync status. Is there a link where I can find the firmware update for the RBS50 to the 2.3.1.44 version?

Or will it update automatically if I factory resent?

Thanks

Model: RBK53| Orbi Router + 2 Satellites Orbi WiFi System
Message 24 of 392
wildsubnet
Luminary

Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.44

Was auto-updated during the night...despite having disabled that from the CLI. The .32 must have re-enabled it (I checked via CLI, and sure enough...it was enabled) I was only .32 for a day so not really ready to compare. I did have to power cycle the routers after each update to get the backhaul to stabilize on 5G. 

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