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Orbi RBR50 is not detecting new firmware Version 2.5.1.16)

Per Netgear website, there is a new firmware https://kb.netgear.com/000061838/RBR50-RBS50-Firmware-Version-2-5-1-16

 

My RBR50 currently have V2.3.5.34. When I login to the router --> Firmware Update and click "Check", the router reported that there is "No new firmware version available."

 

Is 2.5.1.16 not the right firmware for my RBR50?

Model: RBR50|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Router
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Re: Orbi RBR50 is not detecting new firmware Version 2.5.1.16)


@ChuckieCheese wrote:

Is 2.5.1.16 not the right firmware for my RBR50?


The answer is, "it depends".  If your Orbi is not functioning correctly, new firmware has addressed some problems.  But, new firmware often introduces new problems.  So, if the Orbi is functioning the way you want, there is no need to update the firmware.  When there is an urgent requirement to update firmware, the hope is that Netgear will make that need abundantly clear.

I love my Orbi.
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Re: Orbi RBR50 is not detecting new firmware Version 2.5.1.16)

Should you choose to update the system yourself, 

First manually download the RBS and RBR FW files from the download site. 

Unpack the FW from the .zip files.

Use a wired PC for this process. Safari(Mac), IE11(Windows), Firefox or Opera browsers are recommended.

Log into the RBSs web page and send the FW file there first.

Then send the RBR FW file lastly.

Factory reset the RBS and RBR and setup from scratch. After makeing sure the system works after setting up, be sure to make a backup configuration to file for safe keeping. This saves time if a reset is needed again.

I recommend keeping this method, as it's a proven method I and others have been using for years to update router FW.

Again, this if you choose to do manually update FW yourself. Smiley Wink

 


@ChuckieCheese wrote:

Per Netgear website, there is a new firmware https://kb.netgear.com/000061838/RBR50-RBS50-Firmware-Version-2-5-1-16

 

My RBR50 currently have V2.3.5.34. When I login to the router --> Firmware Update and click "Check", the router reported that there is "No new firmware version available."

 

Is 2.5.1.16 not the right firmware for my RBR50?


 


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80>RBK853 v3.1.15.32(Router Mode)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200, Orbi CBK40, RBK50, R7800, R7960P,
EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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