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Re: Orbi RBR50 Router Firmware Version V2.7.2.102


@CrimpOn wrote:

@alokeprasad wrote:


Can Anywhere Access be turned off at the RBR50's web interface? I don't want _anyone_ to have access to my Orbi's settings unless physically connected to my LAN.

 

Too bad that WiFi access to the settings cannot be disabled. Ideally, I'd turn off every access mode except by web interface using a wired Ethernet connected device on my LAN.


No, Anywhere Access can be turned off only on the Orbi "app".  The web interface knows nothing about Anywhere Access.

 

Which is dumb.  Anyone with access to my Netgear password (passwords do get leaked or guessed.. maybe not mine Smiley Happy but there are people who use easy to guess passwords) can then turn it on and muck around with my network.

 

A number of people have expressed interest in restricting access to the Orbi web interface to only "wired" devices.  With laptops no longer providing ethernet jacks, I fear this is not likely to happen.

 

Sadly, you are right. Thank goodness that the RBR and RBS's have ethernet ports at the back! Eero satellites don't, which is astounding for such an expensive product.


 

Orbi RBK50v2 ver 2.7.2.102
Love my Orbi (with this firmware version).
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Re: Orbi RBR50 Router Firmware Version V2.7.2.102

Thx for the explanation.

 

"The Orbi smartphone "app" can connect to the Orbi remotely by going through the Netgear "Cloud".

 

Thats the reason I want to have nothing to do with it!!  Companies get hacked and passwords get leaked or guessed.

 

For someone like me, who has no need for remote management of anything, it is nice that I can disable remote administration (and not open ports on the NAT), not enable VPN.  As for Anywhere Access, it is what it is. But I wish it wasn't.

 

Ideally, if someone wants to administer my router, switches, they should need to physically connect to my LAN with Ethernet cable. There should be a way to set things up that way.

 

But it isn't Smiley Sad

 

Orbi RBK50v2 ver 2.7.2.102
Love my Orbi (with this firmware version).
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Aspirant

Re: Orbi RBR50 Router Firmware Version V2.7.2.102

I seem to be having significant issues post firmware update.  I got a notification that security updates were available, so I installed them thinking it would be fine.  Now my RBR50 shows up as offline and my internet connection for wireless is dropping regularly.  This impacts my cellphone, chromecasts, smart lightbulbs, and security cameras.  I have rebooted the router a few times, rebooted/reset the modem, etc.  I'm not sure what is causing the issue but it is really frustrating.  Right now the app shows internet is offline but I'm writing this post on my laptop via wifi.  This is very strange. I have also been getting some credential issue notifications while using wifi on my devices.  

Model: RBR50|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Router, RBS50Y|High Performance AC3000 Outdoor WiFi Mesh Extender and Add-on Satellite
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Sensei

Re: Orbi RBR50 Router Firmware Version V2.7.2.102


@alokeprasad wrote:

@CrimpOn wrote:


No, Anywhere Access can be turned off only on the Orbi "app".  The web interface knows nothing about Anywhere Access.

 

Which is dumb.  Anyone with access to my Netgear password (passwords do get leaked or guessed.. maybe not mine Smiley Happy but there are people who use easy to guess passwords) can then turn it on and muck around with my network.


I have never seen an explanation of how Anywhere Access works, but my impression is that it can be turned on only when the Orbi app is connected to the Orbi over the local LAN.  I have a vague impression that the Orbi serial number is involved in the Cloud connection.  So, a hacker knowing the Netgear login for someone could not load up the Orbi app and connect to the Orbi remotely.

I love my Orbi.
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Star

Re: Orbi RBR50 Router Firmware Version V2.7.2.102

Have been running 102 for several days without any issues

Model: CATRBR50-100NAS|Orbi Premium CAT5e Flat Ethernet Cable
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Virtuoso

Re: Orbi RBR50 Router Firmware Version V2.7.2.102


@Jgoldsti wrote:

Have been running 102 for several days without any issues


Same here; seems fairly solid but then I have been running ALL of the firmware updates for well over 3 years without any issues.

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Re: Orbi RBR50 Router Firmware Version V2.7.2.102


@CrimpOn wrote:

@alokeprasad wrote:

@CrimpOn wrote:


No, Anywhere Access can be turned off only on the Orbi "app".  The web interface knows nothing about Anywhere Access.

 

Which is dumb.  Anyone with access to my Netgear password (passwords do get leaked or guessed.. maybe not mine Smiley Happy but there are people who use easy to guess passwords) can then turn it on and muck around with my network.


I have never seen an explanation of how Anywhere Access works, but my impression is that it can be turned on only when the Orbi app is connected to the Orbi over the local LAN.  I have a vague impression that the Orbi serial number is involved in the Cloud connection.  So, a hacker knowing the Netgear login for someone could not load up the Orbi app and connect to the Orbi remotely.


You are correct. 

 

I have Anywhere Access turned off. When switched to LTE connection on my iPhone, the Orbi app says that there are no registered Orbi devices available and asks me to connect locally to WiFi of my Orbi to make any changes.  Or words to that effect.

Orbi RBK50v2 ver 2.7.2.102
Love my Orbi (with this firmware version).
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Aspirant

Re: Orbi RBR50 Router Firmware Version V2.7.2.102

After having quite a few issues I did a factory reset and now I'm not having any issues with the new firmware.
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Guru

Re: Orbi RBR50 Router Firmware Version V2.7.2.102

What issues were you seeing before the reset? Glad the reset worked as it's a normal troubleshooting step to try when problems are seen. 

Thanks for letting us know, 


@jdy0204 wrote:
After having quite a few issues I did a factory reset and now I'm not having any issues with the new firmware.

 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.16.22
RBK50 v2.7.2.102
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
Message 84 of 94
Aspirant

Re: Orbi RBR50 Router Firmware Version V2.7.2.102

See my earlier comment. It was having intermittent issues with internet connectivity and the satellite and the router were alternating disconnecting. Wired connections were fine.
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Guru

Re: Orbi RBR50 Router Firmware Version V2.7.2.102

Ok, Thanks for letting us know the reset worked. 


Enjoy. Smiley Wink


@jdy0204 wrote:
See my earlier comment. It was having intermittent issues with internet connectivity and the satellite and the router were alternating disconnecting. Wired connections were fine.

 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.16.22
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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Guide

Re: Orbi RBR50 Router Firmware Version V2.7.2.102

Still can't my RBS50 to update to the same firmware as the RBR50, I guess I will have to wait until it is available for download.  I still don't have a good explanation as to why my RBR50 was forced updated in the first place though.

 

From the Advanced - Administration - Firmware Update page

Netgear No Update.jpg

On the Attached Devices Page

Netgear Disconnected.jpg

 

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Re: Orbi RBR50 Router Firmware Version V2.7.2.102

You try a factory reset on the RBS and RBR? 


@aaronka wrote:

Still can't my RBS50 to update to the same firmware as the RBR50, I guess I will have to wait until it is available for download.  I still don't have a good explanation as to why my RBR50 was forced updated in the first place though.

 

From the Advanced - Administration - Firmware Update page

Netgear No Update.jpg

On the Attached Devices Page

Netgear Disconnected.jpg

 


 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.16.22
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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Guide

Re: Orbi RBR50 Router Firmware Version V2.7.2.102

Since I'm only having cosmetic issues with it I'm not willing to go down that rabbit hole. I would like to know how to prevent future forced updates though.
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Re: Orbi RBR50 Router Firmware Version V2.7.2.102

Hopefully NG will post FW files so you can update the RBS manually. 


Good Luck. 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.16.22
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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Sensei

Re: Orbi RBR50 Router Firmware Version V2.7.2.102


@aaronka wrote:
Since I'm only having cosmetic issues with it I'm not willing to go down that rabbit hole. I would like to know how to prevent future forced updates though.

The only method that people have found to block updates is to block access to the Netgear firmware updates web site, which (I believe) requires a router upstream of the Orbi.

I love my Orbi.
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Re: Orbi RBR50 Router Firmware Version V2.7.2.102

NG has now posted FW for manual update on the support page !


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Prodigy

Re: Orbi RBR50 Router Firmware Version V2.7.2.102

Not yet (Jan 5, 2021 at 8 AM EST) for RBK50v2

https://www.netgear.com/support/product/RBK50v2#download

 

The firmware may be the same for RBK50 and RBK50v2, but we should not assume that they are. 

The hardware is different and it stands to reason that the firmware could be different too.

Orbi RBK50v2 ver 2.7.2.102
Love my Orbi (with this firmware version).
Message 93 of 94
Guru

Re: Orbi RBR50 Router Firmware Version V2.7.2.102

v102 has been posted and is now available for manual download and manual FW update to the Orbi 50 series system:

 

Bug Fixes:

Fixes the device manager display issue on the Orbi app.


Download Link:.

https://kb.netgear.com/000062753/RBR50-RBS50-Firmware-Version-2-7-2-102-for-US-Region-Only

 

This applies to all 50 series Orbi:

Let us know how it works for you. 

Good Luck. 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.16.22
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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