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Question about auto-updates

Mayhugh1
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Question about auto-updates

I've owned my Orbi for probably 4 years now and after the first few updates have had few problems with it. I was glad when the auto updates stopped a few years ago and I've remained on version 2.3.5.30 with absolutely no problems. (By auto update, I mean an update that is pushed without my consent). All the updates I do are by logging into the router, letting the router download the most recent software and then me giving consent to the update. So, since I thought Netgear quit doing the auto updates long ago, I'm confused when I read on the forum about owners still getting auto updates pushed to them. Since I never want to suffer through this auto update mess again, is there something these owners are doing to enable these auto updates? Does a factory reset re-enable them?

 

 

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CrimpOn
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Re: Question about auto-updates

 


@Mayhugh1 wrote:

Since I never want to suffer through this auto update mess again, is there something these owners are doing to enable these auto updates? Does a factory reset re-enable them?


I have one Orbi system that remains on 2.3.5.0  since August, 2019, and I have done nothing to prevent Netgear from pushing updates.

 

We all agreed (during the original setup) that Netgear can update the router firmware.  My guess is there may come a day when Netgear will determine that some issue is so critical that an update is imperative and do so.  "Just say no" when offered an update and I think you'll be all right.

I love my Orbi.
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