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Orbi Firmware Not Updating to 2.5.1.16

futureformerlaw
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Orbi Firmware Not Updating to 2.5.1.16

First issue I've had with my Orbi. For some reason, the Wifi has been dropping for the last two weeks....usually for 15-20 seconds at a time. So I figure now might be a good time for an upgrade from 2.3.5.26.

I reboot the router and find there is an update to 2.5.1.16. I begin the process, and the router tells me (via the app) that the update was succesful and that the router would reboot. 

But, I'm still running 2.3.5.26.

Any thoughts?

Model: RBR20|Orbi AC2200 Tri-band WiFi Router
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FURRYe38
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Re: Orbi Firmware Not Updating to 2.5.1.16

What happens if you download v16 FW files and manually apply them using a wired PC and web browser? 

Update the RBS first then RBR lastly. 

https://www.netgear.com/support/product/RBK20.aspx#download

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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euidhawiojp12
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Re: Orbi Firmware Not Updating to 2.5.1.16

I've got an RBK22. Satellite backhaul syncing was a minor problem for me in earlier versions, and has been fixed by 2.5.1.16.

In earlier versions, my reboot sequence was this:

Satellite flashes white, then turns solid blue, then turns solid magenta, then turns solid blue again. Checking the web interface, the satellite had a poor connection on 2.4 GHz, then lost its connection, then regained its connection.

Eventually it would stabilize and work fine, with a 5GHz connection marked "Good," but it took about 10 minutes before the satellite was fully up and functional.

Now, a satellite reboot is up in about a minute, with a "Good" 5 GHz connection.

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Mstrbig
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Re: Orbi Firmware Not Updating to 2.5.1.16

Maybe the router didn't reboot. Go to orbilogon.com and force a reboot and see if it corrects itself?

 

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