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Re: EX8000 1.0.1.192 Firmware released

ChrisL1971
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EX8000 1.0.1.192 Firmware released

Hello, EX8000 firmeware 1.0.1.192 has been released as firmware update on the extenders. but no release notes...
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nhinkle
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Re: EX8000 1.0.1.192 Firmware released

Did you install it, or are you waiting for others to take the risk and go first?

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ChrisL1971
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Re: EX8000 1.0.1.192 Firmware released

Wait for Release notes and then wait a other 2 day's. 

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nhinkle
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FURRYe38
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Re: EX8000 1.0.1.192 Firmware released

I would load FW and then to a full factory reset and setup from scratch to ensure the FW gets installed well and a new configuration is put in place. 

 

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nhinkle
Apprentice

Re: EX8000 1.0.1.192 Firmware released

I finally bit the bullet and upgraded to .192.

 

Attached devices now show up on the page without having to do a refresh.  A lot more of them are showing as <unknown>, but at least they are showing up.  I will comment about stability in a week or two.

Model: EX8000|AC3000 Nighthawk X6S Tri Band WiFi Mesh Extender
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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: EX8000 1.0.1.192 Firmware released

Check the host names on your devices, set a name if you can. Some devices don't support host names. 

 

Let us know how it goes.

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nhinkle
Apprentice

Re: EX8000 1.0.1.192 Firmware released

After sitting overnight, the EX8000 has the names for all the devices except a roku attached to the network router and an HP printer bridged to the router through an R7000 (i.e. r7000->R7000p->EX8000).  Not terrible, the R7000p is the one that I really need identifying everything correctly and it does.

 

There are two anomalies: 1) I have a roku ultimate connected to the EX8000, it is on the 1733 5Ghz channel (161) and it shows a connection rate of 6Mbps even though the roku says it is getting 73Mbps download speed and 2) I have an R7000 bridged to the EX8000, it connects to channel 36 - the ex8000 reports a ghost MAC address one less than the MAC of the R7000 (R7000 ends in BC, ghost is same but ends in BB) connected at 6Mbps.  Neither of these anomalies are functional issues.

 

Overall, I am pretty happy with the EX8000 as an access point.

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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: EX8000 1.0.1.192 Firmware released

Sounds like the host names need a little time to settle in to the EX. 

 

Enjoy. 

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Christian_R
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: EX8000 1.0.1.192 Firmware released

Hello nhinkle, 

 

Thank you for your post. Our Engineering team is interested in working with you directly to help clarify the issues you reported. If you're interested, please send me a message with your contact info. 

 

~Christian 

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