Orbi RBR50 Firmware Versions Not Matching
I have received an email indicating the RBR50 has new firmware available [Latest firmware version: v184.108.40.206]. When using the Orbi app, the router settings indicates firmware version 220.127.116.11. However, when I check for updates, the app indicates the firmware is up to date.
Anyone experiencing the same issue? Is there an error/issue I need to correct?
Any feedback/guidance would be appredciated.
Re: Orbi RBR50 Firmware Versions Not Matching
18.104.22.168 is indeed the current firmware for Orbi RBR50 and RBS50. 22.214.171.124 is several releases behind. A number of users have commented recently about the Orbi "app" telling them one thing and the Orbi web interface another.
I recommend using a web browser to access the Orbi web interface (found at the IP address of the Orbi router, i.e. something like "http//192.168.1.1") The home screen will have the router firmware release in the upper right corner. If it is not 126.96.36.199, there are two ways to update using the "Advanced" Tab, Administration, Firmware Update. The "Online Update" tab is the easiest (if it works). If Online does not work (sigh) then the user can download firmware images for router and satellite from Netgear's download page, found at:
The satellite has to be updated manually before the router is updated. In addition, the notes say that it is not possible to jump directly from 188.8.131.52 or earlier directly to 184.108.40.206. Both the satellites and router should be updated to 220.127.116.11 first.