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Routerlogin.net certificate “not trusted”

Mmmmad
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Routerlogin.net certificate “not trusted”

In the Orbi app on my iPhone I was viewing a list of all my family's devices connected to our wi-fi. I turned one older device off, sliding the green button to the right in the Orbi app. Then, I changed my mind and wanted to turn it back on. Unfortunately it no longer was in the list. I made no other changes on my phone but now Orbi says it's having issues connecting to our local network and to go to my settings and ensure "local network" is enabled. It was enabled, my WiFi was turned on and showed a connection  but I couldn't access the internet at all through our router. All our other devices can still connect.
In safari I get warnings that my "Connection is not private" and the the certificate from routerlogin.net is not trusted (it has not expired). Some apps will open and some won't. Each time I open an app it asks if I want to find and connect to devices on our local network.  
Anyone have any ideas on what happened here and how I can get my phone back?

Model: RBR50|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Router
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CrimpOn
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Re: Routerlogin.net certificate “not trusted”

Questions about the Orbi "app" usually get a more informed response if posted in the forum specifically for the app:

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Orbi-App/bd-p/en-home-orbi-app 

It's not that we don't care or want to help.

The simple fact is that most of the people who participate in this forum use the web interface and have little experience with the "app".

 

Second, yes, the Orbi SSL certificate cannot be "trusted" because it is self-signed. (not from a "Certificate Authority")

Over a year ago (August 2019) the certificates that Netgear had registered for a bunch of internet domains (routerlogin.net, orbilogin.com, orbilogin.net, etc.) expired and were not renewed.  As far as I know, there has never been an explanation.  Perhaps Netgear forgot to renew them.  Perhaps the Certifiate Authorities said, "nothing doing".  After all, these certifiates are not protecting a Netgear web server.  They are protecting thousands of web servers owned by thousands of random people.  Anyway, after months of fussing with the problem, Netgear created "self-signed" SSL certificates for orbilogin.com, orbilogin.net, routerlogin.net, etc.

 

About this time, web browsers became conditioned to avoid "http" web sites and seek out "https" web sites instead.  So, the user types in "http://orbilogin.net" and the browser says, "hmmm.  wonder if there is an httpS://orbilogin.net?  That would be 'secure'.  Look, there IS one.  Oh, rats, it has an SSL certificate that is self-signed and cannot be trusted."

 

Whew.  Sorry.  Just ignore the message.

I love my Orbi.

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CrimpOn
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Re: Routerlogin.net certificate “not trusted”

Questions about the Orbi "app" usually get a more informed response if posted in the forum specifically for the app:

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Orbi-App/bd-p/en-home-orbi-app 

It's not that we don't care or want to help.

The simple fact is that most of the people who participate in this forum use the web interface and have little experience with the "app".

 

Second, yes, the Orbi SSL certificate cannot be "trusted" because it is self-signed. (not from a "Certificate Authority")

Over a year ago (August 2019) the certificates that Netgear had registered for a bunch of internet domains (routerlogin.net, orbilogin.com, orbilogin.net, etc.) expired and were not renewed.  As far as I know, there has never been an explanation.  Perhaps Netgear forgot to renew them.  Perhaps the Certifiate Authorities said, "nothing doing".  After all, these certifiates are not protecting a Netgear web server.  They are protecting thousands of web servers owned by thousands of random people.  Anyway, after months of fussing with the problem, Netgear created "self-signed" SSL certificates for orbilogin.com, orbilogin.net, routerlogin.net, etc.

 

About this time, web browsers became conditioned to avoid "http" web sites and seek out "https" web sites instead.  So, the user types in "http://orbilogin.net" and the browser says, "hmmm.  wonder if there is an httpS://orbilogin.net?  That would be 'secure'.  Look, there IS one.  Oh, rats, it has an SSL certificate that is self-signed and cannot be trusted."

 

Whew.  Sorry.  Just ignore the message.

I love my Orbi.

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FURRYe38
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Re: Routerlogin.net certificate “not trusted”

Be sure to upate FW as well if you feel the need. 


@Mmmmad wrote:

In the Orbi app on my iPhone I was viewing a list of all my family's devices connected to our wi-fi. I turned one older device off, sliding the green button to the right in the Orbi app. Then, I changed my mind and wanted to turn it back on. Unfortunately it no longer was in the list. I made no other changes on my phone but now Orbi says it's having issues connecting to our local network and to go to my settings and ensure "local network" is enabled. It was enabled, my WiFi was turned on and showed a connection  but I couldn't access the internet at all through our router. All our other devices can still connect.
In safari I get warnings that my "Connection is not private" and the the certificate from routerlogin.net is not trusted (it has not expired). Some apps will open and some won't. Each time I open an app it asks if I want to find and connect to devices on our local network.  
Anyone have any ideas on what happened here and how I can get my phone back?


 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW) Circle, DST and Traffic Meter>Enabled
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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Mmmmad
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Re: Routerlogin.net certificate “not trusted”

Thanks for the reply, but I just can't wrap my head around the idea that using an app in the way it was intended would cause JUST my phone (none of our other devices) to not trust the netgear certificate and not be able to use wifi through our Orbi routers.  I called Orbi's customer service and was told I'd need to pay $90 or more for software assistance. 

 

I DID love our Orbi but have lost my trust may end up returning them for a different brand.

Model: RBR50|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Router
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FURRYe38
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Re: Routerlogin.net certificate “not trusted”

If your using Apple product and iOS 14 on your phone, then this is a Apple issue. Apple has implemented newer security features on there products which are causing problems for older and current apps and there iOS to report these as security problems. 

 

For the web page and certificate, most web browser report this and some are also wanting to use a more secure connection to the routers web page. Honestly, this isn't a major concern for most home users as there is usually only one person managing the routers web page and features and doing only one log in. Anyone doing nefarious things would have to be on the LAN side to try anything with the routers web page. Thus the HTTPS isn't really needed when users are manageing the router from home. 

 

Good Luck in your endeavours. 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW) Circle, DST and Traffic Meter>Enabled
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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Mmmmad
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Re: Routerlogin.net certificate “not trusted”

@CrimpOn Thank you for mentioning this!  I couldn't find any posts in these forums that helped except that people find the ORBI app buggy.  So, I deleted the app from my phone and logged into the the online interface. There I was able to access the list of "blocked" devices and found that my phone (on which I was using the app) was blocked as well as the iPad I had turned off.  WTH? How or why should I have been able to block my admin device (which I definitely had not done!)?

 

Anyway, I removed the two devices from the list of blocked devices (holding my breath fearing I might  screw something else up!)  and lo and behold I was able to relogin into our local network and have wi-fi again!  Thanks so much for pointing me in the right direction.


@CrimpOn wrote:

Questions about the Orbi "app" usually get a more informed response if posted in the forum specifically for the app:

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Orbi-App/bd-p/en-home-orbi-app 

It's not that we don't care or want to help.

The simple fact is that most of the people who participate in this forum use the web interface and have little experience with the "app".

 

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