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Bing-Stroller
Luminary

Wow!!! Orbi Firmware V2.0.0.72 Released

Just logged into my router and it gave me the option to upgrade the firmware.

 

Have now Upgraded to V2.0.0.72

 

Haven’t had too much time to explore but early indications are WOW !!!

 

There are some serious improvements that are going to make all the difference to an already impressive system.

 

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memiran10
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Betreff: Wow!!! Firmware V2.0.0.72 Released

What brings the latest firmware?

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Re: Wow!!! Firmware V2.0.0.72 Released

glad to see this hit the servers , its been brewing in beta for quite some time

 

apart from the daisy chain topology users should notice stability improvements as well as an improved attached device list and a few new things in the advanced setup section including vlan support

 

pete

 

 

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nick77vet
Tutor

Re: Wow!!! Firmware V2.0.0.72 Released

Wish they would add VPN client capability, so I can put my whole network on a VPN. 

 

Also, wish they would add real time throughput and cumulative data use for each device. 

Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
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st_shaw
Master

Re: Wow!!! Firmware V2.0.0.72 Released

 

I'd expect the daisy chaining to come with a throughput penalty, similar to a repeater.  I have only one satellite, so I can't test it.

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Bing-Stroller
Luminary

Re: Wow!!! Firmware V2.0.0.72 Released

Well, considering I’ve been banging on about ethernet backhaul for months I’m glad I held the faith and stuck with it.

 

One happy camper here Smiley Happy Smiley Happy Smiley Happy

 

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st_shaw
Master

Re: Wow!!! Firmware V2.0.0.72 Released

 

@Bing-StrollerAre you assuming (or have you confirmed) that daisy-chaining means Ethernet backhaul? I would think it means wireless meshing of the satellites, especially since the setting is under Advanced Wireless settings. 

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Bing-Stroller
Luminary

Re: Wow!!! Firmware V2.0.0.72 Released

Hands up, it's an assumption - not in a position to do any testing at the minute.

 

But, it actually suits my setup even better as the layout and plans i have are more suited to wireless meshing of the satellites.

 

Forgive me, its all the excitement Smiley Happy

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Dustin278
Apprentice

Re: Wow!!! Firmware V2.0.0.72 Released

I have been on BETA for a couple weeks and it has been FLAWLESS so hopefully this is the same. Does anyone know what Enable Fast Roaming is? and Enable Daisy-Chain Topology?

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Re: Wow!!! Firmware V2.0.0.72 Released

fast roaming is designed to make your clients switch between the router and sat/s faster

 

daisy chain will allow you to run like this

 

orbi router -----  orbi sat ------- orbi sat

 

instead of

 

orbi sat ---- orbi router ----- orbi sat

 

 

 

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captain_phaser
Apprentice

Re: Wow!!! Firmware V2.0.0.72 Released

Are there release notes posted for this firmware?

Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
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UAFlyer757
Initiate

Re: Wow!!! Firmware V2.0.0.72 Released

Finally under wireless settings it shows what band each device is on (i.e. 2.4 or 5 GHZ)! Been waiting for that for a while.
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jlangner
Tutor

Re: Wow!!! Firmware V2.0.0.72 Released

Still did not fix galaxy S8 issue. Still can only use guest network. Smiley Sad

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cyberprashant
Luminary

Re: Wow!!! Firmware V2.0.0.72 Released

Note that it will wipe all your settings so take a screenshot of any port mappings etc

Also i had to resync the satellite routers...perhaps a good thing to clear out any old settings
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spinkick
Apprentice

Re: Wow!!! Firmware V2.0.0.72 Released

That is because it's am s8 problem, not an orbi problem. The August update fixed it. If you are on t mobile you don't have the update yet
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Mikey94025
Prodigy

Re: Wow!!! Firmware V2.0.0.72 Released

My upgrade to 2.0.0.72 did not lose my old settings.  My port forwarding, etc. all stayed put.

 

The new firmware lets you change the wireless power settings again, so you can set 2.4Ghz transmit power control to 100% / 75% / 50% / 25%.

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Bing-Stroller
Luminary

Re: Wow!!! Firmware V2.0.0.72 Released

Is it still the recommended policy to do a factory reset after an update such as this ?

Thanks.
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babul
Aspirant

Re: Wow!!! Firmware V2.0.0.72 Released

I crossed my fingers and I've upgraded to v2.0.0.72. Everything seems to be working just like before, which is fantastic! I have all manner of 23 devices connected within the house. 

Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
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Algester
Guide

Re: Wow!!! Firmware V2.0.0.72 Released

Upgrade went well. My only problem is that I am unable to edit the VLAN ID tag. It defaults to name "internet" and Id of "10" but the ISP I use here in Australia (TPG on HFC cable) requires VLAN Id tag of 2. It doesnt allow me to edit the value, just stays stuck on the 10.

 

Has anybody else have same problem? Need to get this sorted out so can use the Orbi in Router mode and not in AP mode.

 

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cyberprashant
Luminary

Re: Wow!!! Firmware V2.0.0.72 Released


@Mikey94025 wrote:

My upgrade to 2.0.0.72 did not lose my old settings.  My port forwarding, etc. all stayed put.

 

The new firmware lets you change the wireless power settings again, so you can set 2.4Ghz transmit power control to 100% / 75% / 50% / 25%.


i was coming from a modded downgrade to 1.11.0.20 so perhaps they saw it fit that mine needed a complete wipe. Smiley Very Happy  


SO far so good!

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rajis
Guide

Re: Wow!!! Firmware V2.0.0.72 Released

Anyone testing out Live Parental Controls? I still get the "There was an error signing in, pleae make sure you're connected to the Internet and try again." that started showing up around 1.11.0.20

Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
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JMU1998
Luminary

Re: Wow!!! Firmware V2.0.0.72 Released

Are we allowed to finally use the Implicit Beamforming feature?

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Re: Wow!!! Firmware V2.0.0.72 Released

i have it enabled here and no issues , also have mu-mimo enabled

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alister1
Tutor

Re: Wow!!! Firmware V2.0.0.72 Released

Update seems to have fixed my random Orbi freezing after streaming to my 2017 Samsung Q7 smart TV. August update did fix the previous wifi dropouts on the S7 and S8 phones as well.

 

Bravo so far!

 

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thebishop
Apprentice

Re: Wow!!! Firmware V2.0.0.72 Released

This firmware finally fixes all the outstanding issues I've seen, both iOS dropouts as well as a Macbook Pro disconnect. It also is significantly faster (get another 100Mbps out so 500+ now) and latency went down from around 5 to 3.5ms in my test. Overall a great upgrade.

 

Daisy-chaining and transmitt power control are the icing on the cake.

 

There is now only one single thing I would like to see, and that is ethernet backhaul - after that, the Orbi is full-featured and seems to perform just great. Running for a few more weeks and it will end up being recommended to friends and family (which I reserve for well working great products).

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