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New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.48

Netgear just pushes out another firmware version, 2.3.1.48.

 

Please share your experience!

 

 

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Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.48

Orbi and 2 Satellites upgrade went smoothly.

 

Everything seems to be in order and working...

 

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Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.48

Orbi App also works smoothly and shows the right network map topology.

 

Everything is green.

 

This latest version looks promising!

 

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Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.48

Update went smoothly.

 

I'm getting the expected ~1000 Mbps speeds over wired connections and ~300 Mbps over wifi for local file transfers.

 

The iOS app shows ~100 Mbps which is what my fiber-optic connection is supposed to be.

 

The network map in the iOS app now shows green for both router and satellite.

 

The web interface still incorrectly shows some wireless devices as wired, but these changed to wireless after a few minutes.

 

Infuriating reloading of the attached devices table in the web interface is not gone.

 

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Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.48

Morning,

The install went quick and easy, but I still can't get an old Brother printer (HL-2140) to appear in Attached Devices or Windows 10 Pro set-up.  Failing printer install I would like to use the USB port in the ORBI to connect an external HDD.

Where's the list of fixes for 2.3.1.48?

Thanks.

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Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.48

Is there a changelog handy?

It appears my RBK50 has NOT updated. Hopefully the directives actually worked.

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

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Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.48

Anyone have the release notes for this? It showed up last night and I accepted the upgrade, but couldn’t find the release notes somewhere that was viewable from my iPad.

 

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Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.48

Jinx.

@SW_ Did you notice there’s a new switch to handle auto update?

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

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Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.48

Install went smoothly and no problemns - have 5 satellites (+outdoor satellite) all RBS50 upgraded fine

Model: CATRBR50-100NAS|Orbi Premium CAT5e Flat Ethernet Cable
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Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.48

I looked at the management console and I do see the new firmware downloaded and staged for install. It did not auto update which is nice.
After I get time to apply the update, I’ll perform a full network reset including a factory reset of the RBK50.

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

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Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.48

I didn’t notice much of anything. I’ve been troubleshooting Orbi issues for a week now and to my surprise saw a firmware upgrade became available and figured I had nothing to lose by upgrading it.

 

Wishful thinking here, don’t really expect that the new firmware will fix my Orbi problems. 

 

BTW - I have an RBR20 and two RBS20’s. (I think that’s the model numbers). 

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Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.48

Release notes don't say much at all (see below). I'll not upgrade until I have time to do so. If that's all that's been fixed, it will have no impact for me.

 

Release Notes:
[Bug Fix] Fixes the GUI display issue when the language is set to Japanese.

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Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.48

Did you satellites auto update?  I accepted the push on my router, but the satellites have not updated. And I cannot find the firmware to download to manually update.  Thank you.


@SW_ wrote:

Orbi and 2 Satellites upgrade went smoothly.

 

Everything seems to be in order and working...

 

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Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.48

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@gr8sho wrote:

@SW_ Did you notice there’s a new switch to handle auto update?

 

The firmware auto update switch is visible in my firmware only.

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Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.48

@Dabbit wrote:

Did you satellites auto update?

After I hit the "Update All" button, all of them were updated successfully.

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Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.48

Nice update - no problems so far after updating router and my one sattelite (just by accepting update all). I'm particularly happy to see that it did not autoupdate this time but only notified there was update available. This is very promising - maybe NG is hearing the feedback after all. There are 2 more improvements I'd like to see - there should be Changelog made available to read (before accepting the upgrade), and also it would be nice to have a document available with steps on how to downgrade as part of any firmware upgrade (in unlikely scenario that something bad happens during upgrade we dont' have to go googling around for this, and especially since we are likely without access to internet at that time). If they added these two documents to the upgrade process as far as I'm concerned it would all be perfect in NG Orbi world.

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Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.48

@Mjmason1 wrote:

 

Wishful thinking here, don’t really expect that the new firmware will fix my Orbi problems.

Just curious, what problems have you been dealing with your Orbi setup?

 

Maybe someone might be able to help if they've also experienced similar problems with theirs.

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Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.48

 

@tgltgl wrote:

...it would be nice to have a document available with steps on how to downgrade as part of any firmware upgrade...

Yup.

 

As a precaution, I've always kept a previous copy locally for the same reason.  If the update went south, I would be able to revert manually via Router/Satellite Firmware Update page respectively.

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@SW_ wrote:

@Mjmason1 wrote:

 

Wishful thinking here, don’t really expect that the new firmware will fix my Orbi problems.

Just curious, what problems have you been dealing with your Orbi setup?

 

Maybe someone might be able to help if they've also experienced similar problems with theirs.


Thanks @SW_ 

 

I've have actually been reading a whole lot of posts in an effort to try some of the ideas I have been seeing. I'll give those a try and if that fails, I'll put out an SOS for help. I'm not a networking novice, but am far from an expert. Pretty sad that these devices require so much finesse. I've been a Netgear devotee for a long time, but these Orbi devices have fallen short and tainted my views on Netgear. It just hasn't been a good experience relative to what the product is supposed to deliver.

I'm secretly hoping that with each new firmware update improvements to ease of use will improve.

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@SW_ wrote:

The firmware auto update switch is visible in my firmware only.


You don't seem impressed.  This is what .44 looks like.  Notice lack of switch. 

 

I'm assuming the presence of the switch comes with the new update.

 

 

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

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Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.48

@gr8sho 

 

I'm impressed with the new version as far as how upgrade went so far for my setup.  What I meant to say was that I'm still a bit disappointed that firmware auto update selection is still not enabled/visible on this version.  Maybe it's still not ready for prime time.

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Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.48

Already updated RBR50 and two RBS satellites from .44. I can't find release notes but upgrade went fine and no issues last hour

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The filesize is 30% larger than the previous release but just about the same size as the release before that.  Their build system is **bleep**ed up.

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Re: New Orbi RBR50/RBS50 Firmware Version 2.3.1.48

I updated to 48 a few minutes ago.  It went smoothly and do not see any obvious changes.

Have my system running in AP mode due to problems with 44.  Time will tell!

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