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Orbi - Option to Automatically Update Firmware?

I'm trying to find out if Orbi has an option to automatically download and install firmware updates.  I'm really trying to get to a "setup and forget" situation with the Orbi;  So far I think performance has been stellar, but we're only now getting the tools to keep administration to a minimum.

 

Another option would be notifications from the app letting me know an update is available;  Right now when you connect to your network at home, the app tells you if there is an update, but its a "pull" notification rather than a "push".

Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
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Hello NortheastGuy

 

This is a great suggestion but right now you still have to login to the router to update it.

 

DarrenM

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Just bought my 3 pack from Costco for $499 today and set it up.   It's showing firmware is v1.2.0.6.  will I have to manually update the router and both satellites?   I'm a little leary to do it given the pain it was to get it connected to begin with.  

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You NEED to update to the latest firmware to access the new features (Guest Account capability for example) and for effective use of the two satellites.  Manual updating works well.  I have the same setup and all is working properly.

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Thanks. When I log in to the system, I see the update for the router.  But for the two satellites, it stays stuck at "Please wait a moment".   So the option to update all is never a clickable option. Any thoughts?

Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
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Regarding the Costco system, I had that and just waited, and waited and eventually it happened.  In my case there were two different versions of firmware I had to download & install.  

 

The Base station installed first - frankly I thought is was stuck and moved on.  When I returned I found the two satellites had installed.  The second firmware update happened rather quickly.   

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Good to know. Thank you!

 

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Ok, the router updated yesterday, but the satellites still show the older version and never finish their status - it continues to show "Please wait a moment" and never changes for both.  See attached image 

 

Does this ever fix itself, or do I need to manually do something else?

 

Thanks!Satellit Status Please Wait a Moment

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You're better off just completing the upgrade manually - especially if you were on an older version that had problems doing the update itself.

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Thanks.  But the "update all" button is never avaliable because the status never changes.  Is there another method?

 

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There is a tab for manual.  Just download the version you want first.

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Thanks

 

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I should have seen that but missed it.  Thanks again.  For anyone else running across this thread, there's a guide here:  http://kb.netgear.com/000036450/RBR50-RBS50-Firmware-Version-1-4-0-18?cid=wmt_netgear_organic 

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I should have seen that but missed it.  Thanks again.  For anyone else running across this thread, there's a guide here:  http://kb.netgear.com/000036450/RBR50-RBS50-Firmware-Version-1-4-0-18?cid=wmt_netgear_organic 

 

And the Netgear download center is here:  http://downloadcenter.netgear.com

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Done!  Happy to have everything updated.  Thanks again.

 

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