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Should I upgrade my firmware? I am on 2.3.5.30

Subject says it all. I have been on 2.3.5.30 and resisting to upgrade. I manually splitted my 2.4/5GHz channels so they have different SSID's, and I disabled auto firmware updates. 

Should I stay with 2.3.5.30, or is there any newer firmware that is as stable as 2.3.5.30?

Model: RBR50|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Router
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Re: Should I upgrade my firmware? I am on 2.3.5.30


@thebadpete wrote:

Subject says it all. I have been on 2.3.5.30 and resisting to upgrade. I manually splitted my 2.4/5GHz channels so they have different SSID's, and I disabled auto firmware updates. 

Should I stay with 2.3.5.30, or is there any newer firmware that is as stable as 2.3.5.30?


Stay on 2.3.5.30.  I have two Orbi's.  The one in my house is currently on 2.5.1.16 and "works fine."  However, I left it "stock".  The one across the country (where I have been unable to visit) remains on 2.5.5.30 and "works fine."

 

We have sort of a mantra, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."  Unless there is "something wrong" with your Orbi that the release notes claim have been addressed, leave well enough alone.

 

Sorry to be strident, but you did ask.

I love my Orbi.
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Re: Should I upgrade my firmware? I am on 2.3.5.30

If you do choose to upgrade, manually download the FW files and install them with a wired PC and web browser:

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Orbi/RBR50-RBS50-Firmware-2-5-1-16-Update/m-p/1897955/highlight/tru...

 

Always upgrade the RBS first then the RBR lastly.

Good Luck. 


@thebadpete wrote:

Subject says it all. I have been on 2.3.5.30 and resisting to upgrade. I manually splitted my 2.4/5GHz channels so they have different SSID's, and I disabled auto firmware updates. 

Should I stay with 2.3.5.30, or is there any newer firmware that is as stable as 2.3.5.30?


 


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: Should I upgrade my firmware? I am on 2.3.5.30

Still on 2.3.5.30 also.  Tried 2.5.1.8 but the device icons are cartoonish and it still doesn't fix what i want - readyshare file sharing on the router USB port and a faster web server for the admin UI.

Model: RBR50|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Router
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