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Orbi RBR50 Router Firmware Version V2.7.2.102

vajim
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Re: Orbi RBR50 Router Firmware Version V2.7.2.102


@alokeprasad wrote:

@MrMRB wrote:

Thanks. But I'm looking for advice as to why I might or might not want to upgrade.


We don't know enough to answer.

The release notes says "fixes security issues" or some such without specifying the nature or severity of the issues.

 

Users here are split into 2 camps:

  • Don't change if you are happy with the functioning; If the issues fixed are serious, Netgear will "push" this to your system without any choice or action on your part
  • I must have the latest.  NG fixed something, so it must be worthwhile. I'll update manually and let the chips fall where they may.

 

I personally will wait a few days and try to see how others do with the update, and try to learn about the nature of the security fixes. 

Its not easy.  If the issues are serious and getting exploited in the wild, I'll update manually.

 


Nice post  Couldn't have said it better myself other than to say there are some in here that resort to personal attacks on those who have a different opinion on how to handle updates.  The moderator's inbox is full.

 

I would add to your 2nd camp of folks that some may feel the latest wiz-bang update will make their Orbi faster and greater than ever before.  You know the kind, aint never satisfied.

 

Thanks again!

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alokeprasad
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Re: Orbi RBR50 Router Firmware Version V2.7.2.102

In all fairness, the "If the issues fixed are serious, Netgear will "push" this to your system without any choice or action on your part" is an assumption that could be misplaced.

 

The bottom line is: we need more info from NG themselves on their policies vis-a-vis push updates, and on the changelog for these releases.

Orbi RBK50v2 ver 2.7.2.104
Love my Orbi (with this firmware version).
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FURRYe38
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Re: Orbi RBR50 Router Firmware Version V2.7.2.102

I would not assume that v104 isn't for all regions, this version still follows the v2.7 version line thus may still be considered a continuation fix from the v2.7 line and thus maybe a security fix for what may have been missing in v102 which I is still a US region only version. We should confirm with NG support to see if this still holds true. 

 

 


@CrimpOn wrote:

@MrMRB wrote:

I'm a UK customer but based in Africa. My RBR50 (with 1 satelite) is running FW V2.5.2.4.  I don't use parental controls or Armor. Should I upgrade to V2.7.2? How would I go about doing that if the automatic updates don't detect it?



The newest firmware for the RBR50/RBS50 (2.7.2.104) no longer has the "U.S. Only" comment.

It can be downloaded from here:

https://kb.netgear.com/000062857/RBR50-RBS50-Firmware-Version-2-7-2-104 

 

The decision "to update or not update" is entirely yours.

 

 


 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.18.1/RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450(v2.3.2.120) and WNHDE111
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FURRYe38
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Re: Orbi RBR50 Router Firmware Version V2.7.2.102

I would try v40 first as it's a known ALL regions version of FW which can be manually downloaded and manually applied if you feel the need to update:

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Orbi/RBR50-RBS50-Firmware-Version-2-6-1-40/m-p/1997895/highlight/tr...

 

https://kb.netgear.com/31573/How-do-I-manually-upgrade-firmware-on-my-Orbi-router-using-orbilogin-co...
https://kb.netgear.com/000037217/How-do-I-check-and-manually-upgrade-the-firmware-on-my-Orbi-satelli...


@MrMRB wrote:

I'm a UK customer but based in Africa. My RBR50 (with 1 satelite) is running FW V2.5.2.4.  I don't use parental controls or Armor. Should I upgrade to V2.7.2? How would I go about doing that if the automatic updates don't detect it?

 

Cheers.


 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.18.1/RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450(v2.3.2.120) and WNHDE111
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vajim
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Re: Orbi RBR50 Router Firmware Version V2.7.2.102


@alokeprasad wrote:

In all fairness, the "If the issues fixed are serious, Netgear will "push" this to your system without any choice or action on your part" is an assumption that could be misplaced.

 

The bottom line is: we need more info from NG themselves on their policies vis-a-vis push updates, and on the changelog for these releases.


The history on these were at one time...ALL updates were auto pushed.  Then users cried and wanted freedom and choice.

 

Fast forward and here we are.

 

NG is only reacting to what they thought users wanted.  IMHO this has turned those who venture into beta-testers.  Some like this for they live on the edge.

 

I do agree they (NG) needs to be a bit more forth coming in their process, however in view of their product line their reluctance is almost

believable

.

 

 

Message 130 of 133
vajim
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Re: Orbi RBR50 Router Firmware Version V2.7.2.102


@FURRYe38 wrote:

I would not assume that v104 isn't for all regions, this version still follows the v2.7 version line thus may still be considered a continuation fix from the v2.7 line and thus maybe a security fix for what may have been missing in v102 which I is still a US region only version. We should confirm with NG support to see if this still holds true. 

 

a little late for that don't you think?


 

 


 


 

Message 131 of 133
MrMRB
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Re: Orbi RBR50 Router Firmware Version V2.7.2.102

Thanks all for the constructive views. I think asking questions on forums such as this is part of the homework, isn't it?

Message 132 of 133
vajim
Master

Re: Orbi RBR50 Router Firmware Version V2.7.2.102


@MrMRB wrote:

Thanks all for the constructive views. I think asking questions on forums such as this is part of the homework, isn't it?


not at your level.....stand back and take a look of how your perceived my friend

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