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Re: Upgrade Orbi on wifi?

cdysthe
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Upgrade Orbi on wifi?

Hi,

 

It looks like I have to upgrade to the latest firmware for my Orbi router/satellite. I have to do it manually since, as I understand it, it won't be pushed through auto-update. I have updated firmware on many Netgear routers over the years, but not a router/satellite system like this one. I do understand I do the satellite first and then the router. But do I wait until the satellite comes up again and connects before I do the router? Also, it doesn't say anywhere I need to push the firmware over an ethernet connection, does that mean I could do it over Wi-Fi?

//CD
Model: RBR50|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Router, RBS50Y|High Performance AC3000 Outdoor WiFi Mesh Extender and Add-on Satellite
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FURRYe38
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Re: Upgrade Orbi on wifi?

Yes you can push the FW to the RBR after the FW is sent to the RBS. You don't have to wait for the RBS to come to ready. Just make sure the RBS FW file is fully sent first before sending to the RBR. 

 

Ethernet is always recommeded as the perferred connection and safe way of sending FW files to the devices. 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CM2000 Modem | Wifi Router RAXE50 and R8500(v.158) Router Mode and RBK752(v.2) AP mode | Switches NG GS105/8 | 

Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, EX7500/EX7700, GS308v3

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FURRYe38
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Re: Upgrade Orbi on wifi?

Yes you can push the FW to the RBR after the FW is sent to the RBS. You don't have to wait for the RBS to come to ready. Just make sure the RBS FW file is fully sent first before sending to the RBR. 

 

Ethernet is always recommeded as the perferred connection and safe way of sending FW files to the devices. 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CM2000 Modem | Wifi Router RAXE50 and R8500(v.158) Router Mode and RBK752(v.2) AP mode | Switches NG GS105/8 | 

Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, EX7500/EX7700, GS308v3

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cdysthe
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Re: Upgrade Orbi on wifi?

Some more clarification. Should I update both the router and satellite through the router web interface or should I update the satellite through it's own web interface on it's IP?
//CD
Model: RBR50|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Router
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FURRYe38
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Re: Upgrade Orbi on wifi?

If you have access the the RBS web page, I would manually download RBS FW file for the RBS and push it using the RBS web page. After RBS are updated, update the RBR. 


@cdysthe wrote:
Some more clarification. Should I update both the router and satellite through the router web interface or should I update the satellite through it's own web interface on it's IP?

 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CM2000 Modem | Wifi Router RAXE50 and R8500(v.158) Router Mode and RBK752(v.2) AP mode | Switches NG GS105/8 | 

Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, EX7500/EX7700, GS308v3

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cdysthe
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@FURRYe38 wrote:

If you have access the the RBS web page, I would manually download RBS FW file for the RBS and push it using the RBS web page. After RBS are updated, update the RBR. 


@cdysthe wrote:
Some more clarification. Should I update both the router and satellite through the router web interface or should I update the satellite through it's own web interface on it's IP?

 


Just as I had downloaded and was about to install the FW auto update had the same FW. So I used autoupdate and everything worked just fine. Thank you all for help!

//CD
Model: RBR50|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Router
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FURRYe38
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Enjoy. Smiley Wink

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CM2000 Modem | Wifi Router RAXE50 and R8500(v.158) Router Mode and RBK752(v.2) AP mode | Switches NG GS105/8 | 

Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, EX7500/EX7700, GS308v3

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