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Orbi RBR50 - F/W: 2.1.4.10 - Router Continuously Attempts to Seek Netgear Updates

I have a RBR50 Orbi router with a satelitte running my home network.  I use an internet modem for my internet connection - which connects into the internet port of the RBR50.  This configuration allows all my devices to have internet access. 

 

That said, I've been chasing a data consumption problem.  I've reduced the problem so that the only devices left connected to the Orbi router is the internet hotspot.  Even still it consumes about a gigabyte of data an hour.  After running a wireshark capture between the mobile hotspot and the RBR50 router, i have determined that over 80% of the traffic is coming from http.fw.updates1.netgear.com. Inside of 10 minutes, it had downloaded approximately 160 MB of data.  Since June 1st, my router has consumed upwards of 20GB - this is a 5 day stretch.

 

It appears as though the router is in some kind of continuous loop trying to get firmware information/data from NetGear.  As a result of this isusue, I am unable to use the router any more and have reverted to an old unit so I do not blow my data usage caps for the month.

 

Any help would be appreciated as i would really like to put this Orbi product back into operation.

Model: RBR50| Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi (Router Only)
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Re: Orbi RBR50 - F/W: 2.1.4.10 - Router Continuously Attempts to Seek Netgear Updates

Nice find.

What happens if you block http.fw.updates1.netgear.com, updates1.netgear.com and
downloads.netgear.com and block port 21 to 192.168.1.1?

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Orbi/Firmware-auto-update-domain/m-p/1496537#M22593

 

 

 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.17.12
RBK50 v2.7.2.102
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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