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RBS40 with 2.2.1.210 firmware!

Hi,

 

Just bought an RBS40 from Amazon (like new) to extend my existing system which consists of an RBR40 and another RBS40 (both running 2.1.4.16, wired backhaul, stable). Plugged new RBS40 into RBR40 via ethernet and sync'd. Left it a few minutes and logged in to find that all of my devices were now running firware 2.2.1.210 - wasn't expecting that!

 

I've manually downgraded the existing RBS40 and RBR40 back to 2.1.4.16 and all is well with them. However when I attempt to downgade the new RBS40 it tells me that the firmware file is incorrect and I can't downgrade. This is not the case as it's the same file I used to downgrade the other RBS40. So I'm stuck wondering if the easiest thing to do is to simply return it to Amazon.

 

Curiously the RBR40 and RBS40 are now telling me that 2.2.1.21o is available to update...

 

Any ideas as to what's going on, how to proceed or do I simply return the new RBS40 to Amazon and buy a shrink wrapped one?

 

Thanks in advance!

Model: RBK40| Orbi AC2200 WiFi System
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Re: RBS40 with 2.2.1.210 firmware!

Thanks very much for the reply. I solved it. Basically I got unlucky that there was a push of new software as I was trying to upgrade the new RBS40 I bought. So the solution was to manually upgrade the new RBS40 from v1.0.x to v2.0.x which got me around its complaint about the 2.1.4 firmware image. From there everything automatically updated to 2.2.1.210. All running ok so far with ethernet backhaul but let's see for a few days....

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Model: RBS40| Orbi AC2200 Tri-band WiFi (Add-on Satellite)
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Re: RBS40 with 2.2.1.210 firmware!

AFter the system was updated to v210 did you attempt a factory reset and set up from scratch to see if the problem continued? Some have said a factory reset helped them after a reset.

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Orbi/New-Orbi-Firmware-V2-2-1-210-had-caused-me-to-factory-reset/m-...

 


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80>XR450 v2.3.2.106(Router Mode)>RBK853 v3.2.11.2(AP Mode)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, RBK853, R7800, R7960P,
EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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Re: RBS40 with 2.2.1.210 firmware!

Thanks very much for the reply. I solved it. Basically I got unlucky that there was a push of new software as I was trying to upgrade the new RBS40 I bought. So the solution was to manually upgrade the new RBS40 from v1.0.x to v2.0.x which got me around its complaint about the 2.1.4 firmware image. From there everything automatically updated to 2.2.1.210. All running ok so far with ethernet backhaul but let's see for a few days....

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Model: RBS40| Orbi AC2200 Tri-band WiFi (Add-on Satellite)
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Re: RBS40 with 2.2.1.210 firmware!

Ok sounds good. Keep us posted. Smiley Wink

 


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80>XR450 v2.3.2.106(Router Mode)>RBK853 v3.2.11.2(AP Mode)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, RBK853, R7800, R7960P,
EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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Re: RBS40 with 2.2.1.210 firmware!

Hi rdun72, 

 

Thank you for the update. Please observe the connection for few days then let us know of the result. 

 

Regards, 
Blanca 
Community Team

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Re: RBS40 with 2.2.1.210 firmware!

Quick up date as requested - everything rock solid after 10 days, no issues with ethernet backhaul etc.

 

Thanks for the support!

Model: RBS40| Orbi AC2200 Tri-band WiFi (Add-on Satellite)
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Re: RBS40 with 2.2.1.210 firmware!

Glad its working. Mark this thread as solved so others will know. 

 

Enjoy. Smiley Wink


@rdun72 wrote:

Quick up date as requested - everything rock solid after 10 days, no issues with ethernet backhaul etc.

 

Thanks for the support!


 


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80>XR450 v2.3.2.106(Router Mode)>RBK853 v3.2.11.2(AP Mode)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, RBK853, R7800, R7960P,
EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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