Re: Orbi Firmware Update 188.8.131.52
Yes v38 and v40 had the device naming issue. v1.8 may not be posted to the update servers however they posted it for manuall download and manuall installation.
Glad the new FW works for you.
I didn't know about the new version because when I do the "check for update" it said "no new firmware version available." So then I manually downloaded and updated to the new firmware version 184.108.40.206. After updating, it took a couple tries renaming before it took, but it looks like this fixed the problem. Before this update they would't change at all. Time will tell if the names change again. Thanks for letting me know about the new firmware version!
Did you update your system to v220.127.116.11 yet? This seems to fix the device naming issue. I checked mine and it is working now.
Same problem! Not only do my device names not change, or if i can get them to change they revert back on their own later, but my Access Control keeps randomly blocking allowed devices even though they are listed in the Allowed Devices list. Netgear, please fix this! I literally did a factory reset several times and redid all my settings and port forwarding from scratch in an attempt to reset everything, but the problem keeps happening!!!!
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
Re: Orbi Firmware Update 18.104.22.168
The 22.214.171.124 FW does not solve the naming issues on RBR20. Still some will rename properly. Most devices will switch back in terms of names and icons.
Any advice ?