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New - RAX35/38/40/42/43/45/50/54 Firmware Version 1.0.15.128 - Hot Fix Released

FURRYe38
Guru

New - RAX35/38/40/42/43/45/50/54 Firmware Version 1.0.15.128 - Hot Fix Released

New Features: 05/24/2023

  • Support Speedtest server selection in web GUI.
  • Support Unicode character for attached device name and router name.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes the issue where USB stick can remove even files still in transmission.
  • Fixes the issue where FW cannot restore by old configuration.

Security Fixes:

 

Download Links:

RAX35v2: https://www.netgear.com/support/product/rax35v2.aspx#download

RAX38v2: https://www.netgear.com/support/product/rax38v2.aspx#download

RAX40v2: https://www.netgear.com/support/product/rax40v2.aspx#download

RAX42: https://www.netgear.com/support/product/rax42.aspx#download

RAX43: https://www.netgear.com/support/product/rax43.aspx#download

RAX45: https://www.netgear.com/support/product/rax45.aspx#download

RAX50: https://www.netgear.com/support/product/rax50.aspx#download (Not supported on RAX50v2) 

RAX54: https://www.netgear.com/support/product/rax54s#download (Not supported on RAX54v2)

 

To update your router’s firmware, follow the instructions in your router’s user manual.

https://kb.netgear.com/23960/How-do-I-manually-update-the-firmware-on-my-NETGEAR-router

 

NOTE: Nighthawk app or the routers web page may not report seeing new FW updates. NG may not push this to there auto update services immediately and may activate the newer FW update being seen on there auto update services at a later time. User will have the choice to manually update if you want too.

 

To Manually update FW on the router if this isn't seen on the routers web page:

https://kb.netgear.com/23960/How-do-I-manually-update-the-firmware-on-my-NETGEAR-router

NOTE: Use a wired PC and web browser to update router FW. If continued problems are seen after a FW update, it's recommended to try a >factory reset and setup from scratch with out loading any saved configurations from backup files.

https://kb.netgear.com/9665/How-do-I-perform-a-factory-reset-on-my-NETGEAR-router

 

NOTE: Recommend setting the default DHCP IP address pool range to the following after applying and a factory reset: 192.168.#.100 to 192.168.#.200.

 

This supports the following models:

 

Let us know how it works for you...Please leave feedback.

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode  | Wifi Router RBE973S and SXK30; Router mode | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX30/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, MK93S, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, RAXE500, RAX120v2, RAX50v2, XR450/500/700/1000,

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PaulGo
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Re: New - - RAX35/38/40/42/43/45/50 Firmware Version 1.0.15.128 - Hot Fix Released

 After installing the new firmware I had internet access but I could not access the router login page.  I had to reboot tthe router and then I was able to access the router login.  RAX54S

 

 

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Twitchrot
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Re: New - - RAX35/38/40/42/43/45/50/54 Firmware Version 1.0.15.128 - Hot Fix Released

Downloaded and installed for a RAX43.   Initially left the config the same and did nothing else but the upgrade.   WIFI immediately began to misbehave and the RAX43 became unstable.   Approx every 5-10 mins WIFI on both bands 2Ghz and 5Ghz would disconnect effecting multiple devices (iPhone, iMac, Windows 11 PC).   Seems the WIFI will not maintain a stable connection.

 

Advice is to make sure you have plenty of time to play with this version as quite possibly a complete reconfigure will be required.   That is a shame considering it's only a firmware upgrade.    

 

When time permits, will do a complete reset and reconfigure to see if the results are different and provide further feedback.  In the meantime, rolled back to a known good working FW which caused a factory reset so make sure you have an old config backup handy, just in case.

 

Looking forward to seeing others experiences.

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microchip8
Master

Re: New - - RAX35/38/40/42/43/45/50/54 Firmware Version 1.0.15.128 - Hot Fix Released

Which RAX43 version you have? v1 or v2? I did the upgrade on mine (v1) and had absolutely no problems. No resets done or needed, WiFi works as previously. No issues.
Routing: NETGEAR RAX43 - Firmware: v1.0.15.128 (1 Gbps down, 40 Mbps up)
Switching: 2x NETGEAR 8-ports (GS108v4) / 1x NETGEAR 16-ports (GS116v2) / 2x NETGEAR PL1000v2
Desktop: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X - Server: Intel Core i7-7700K - NAS: Intel Pentium G4400, 20 TB
Message 4 of 30
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New - - RAX35/38/40/42/43/45/50/54 Firmware Version 1.0.15.128 - Hot Fix Released

It is recommended that if you do encounter problems after a FW update, that a Factory reset maybe needed. Set up from scratch WITHOUT loading a saved configuration from backup file. Older configs may not be compatible with newer versions of FW.

 

Good Luck.


@Twitchrot wrote:

Downloaded and installed for a RAX43.   Initially left the config the same and did nothing else but the upgrade.   WIFI immediately began to misbehave and the RAX43 became unstable.   Approx every 5-10 mins WIFI on both bands 2Ghz and 5Ghz would disconnect effecting multiple devices (iPhone, iMac, Windows 11 PC).   Seems the WIFI will not maintain a stable connection.

 

Advice is to make sure you have plenty of time to play with this version as quite possibly a complete reconfigure will be required.   That is a shame considering it's only a firmware upgrade.    

 

When time permits, will do a complete reset and reconfigure to see if the results are different and provide further feedback.  In the meantime, rolled back to a known good working FW which caused a factory reset so make sure you have an old config backup handy, just in case.

 

Looking forward to seeing others experiences.


 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode  | Wifi Router RBE973S and SXK30; Router mode | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX30/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, MK93S, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, RAXE500, RAX120v2, RAX50v2, XR450/500/700/1000,

Message 5 of 30
Twitchrot
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Re: New - - RAX35/38/40/42/43/45/50/54 Firmware Version 1.0.15.128 - Hot Fix Released

I have a V1 just to clarify.   Again, will do a full factory reset and start fresh to see if that makes a difference.   Glad the upgrade worked for you without issue.   

Message 6 of 30
Twitchrot
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Re: New - - RAX35/38/40/42/43/45/50/54 Firmware Version 1.0.15.128 - Hot Fix Released

Hi all,

 

Have done a factory reset and reconfigured everything from scratch.   Even changed DHCP to allocate between 100-200 only.  

 

The only issue it seems would be to do with the 5Ghz WIFI and the constant dropouts or disconnections, which ever way you want to see it.   Everything else seems to be solid which is great.

 

Previously no issues with 5Ghz WIFI dropouts and all connections remained stable (connected for days/weeks).

No issues on the 2Ghz network, connections remain stable and do not disconnect.

 

5Ghz settings are all default out of the box.  

Using WPA2

Channel 44

Mode: Up to 3600

AX is enabled

OFDMA is enabled

Fragmentation Length: 2346

CTS/RTS Threshold: 2347

Long Preamble

Explicit Beamforming: Enabled

Disable PMF: Enabled

 

Unit has been restarted since the update (couple of times) and any device that connects to the 5Ghz WIFI disconnects at random intervals (iPhone, iMac, Windows 11).  Even gone so far as restarting devices that are having connection issues as well.   All devices that connect to 5Ghz WIFI exhibit the same behaviour, regardless of type or OS.

 

I have noticed that the log file shows a LOT of DHCP activity sometimes every 5 mins or so and sometimes for the same IP address.   Interested to see if anyone else is seeing a similar thing.   It doesn't seem to be related to IP address allocated to a particular device which is using 5Ghz WIFI but will do some more digging.

Message 7 of 30
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New - - RAX35/38/40/42/43/45/50/54 Firmware Version 1.0.15.128 - Hot Fix Released

What device seems to be repeating DHCP requests? 

Can you turn this device off then see if the 5Ghz radio stops this drop out? 

 

Is Smart Connect enabled or disabled? 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode  | Wifi Router RBE973S and SXK30; Router mode | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX30/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, MK93S, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, RAXE500, RAX120v2, RAX50v2, XR450/500/700/1000,

Message 8 of 30
Twitchrot
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Re: New - - RAX35/38/40/42/43/45/50/54 Firmware Version 1.0.15.128 - Hot Fix Released

Smart Connect is not on by default and disabled.

 

I have isolated everything off the 5Ghz band and only have the one device connecting to it while troubleshooting.  

 

The DHCP logs show something interesting for the one device that is connecting but as you will see below a number of devices are all doing the same thing regardless of WIFI band.  

 

[DHCP IP: (192.168.0.102)] to MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:42, Sunday, May 28, 2023 14:50:48
[WLAN access rejected: incorrect security] from MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:42, Sunday, May 28, 2023 14:50:44

 

Further back in the logs there is multiple entries for the device connected that are from DHCP as well.

 

[DHCP IP: (192.168.0.102)] to MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:42, Sunday, May 28, 2023 14:36:49
[DHCP IP: (192.168.0.102)] to MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:42, Sunday, May 28, 2023 14:36:48
[DHCP IP: (192.168.0.102)] to MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:42, Sunday, May 28, 2023 14:35:39
[DHCP IP: (192.168.0.102)] to MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:42, Sunday, May 28, 2023 14:35:36 

 

The DHCP lease time seems to be really short as I can see the previous time this lease was renewed,

 

[DHCP IP: (192.168.0.102)] to MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:42, Sunday, May 28, 2023 08:45:05

 

And previously to that,

 

[DHCP IP: (192.168.0.102)] to MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:42, Sunday, May 28, 2023 08:08:29
[DHCP IP: (192.168.0.102)] to MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:42, Sunday, May 28, 2023 08:08:28
[DHCP IP: (192.168.0.102)] to MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:42, Sunday, May 28, 2023 08:08:14
[DHCP IP: (192.168.0.102)] to MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:42, Sunday, May 28, 2023 08:08:12
[DHCP IP: (192.168.0.102)] to MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:42, Sunday, May 28, 2023 08:08:10
[DHCP IP: (192.168.0.102)] to MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:42, Sunday, May 28, 2023 08:08:08
[DHCP IP: (192.168.0.102)] to MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:42, Sunday, May 28, 2023 08:08:02
[DHCP IP: (192.168.0.102)] to MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:42, Sunday, May 28, 2023 08:07:52
[DHCP IP: (192.168.0.102)] to MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:42, Sunday, May 28, 2023 08:06:35

 

Other devices, connecting to 2GHz also have multiple DHCP entries which seems odd.

 

[DHCP IP: (192.168.0.136)] to MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:36, Sunday, May 28, 2023 14:46:43
[DHCP IP: (192.168.0.136)] to MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:36, Sunday, May 28, 2023 14:46:40
[DHCP IP: (192.168.0.136)] to MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:36, Sunday, May 28, 2023 14:44:37
[DHCP IP: (192.168.0.136)] to MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:36, Sunday, May 28, 2023 14:44:15
[DHCP IP: (192.168.0.136)] to MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:36, Sunday, May 28, 2023 14:44:12

 

Thinking to rule out the DHCP SYN/ACK traffic I might assign a static address to the device on the 5Ghz network and see if it stays connected.

Message 9 of 30
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New - - RAX35/38/40/42/43/45/50/54 Firmware Version 1.0.15.128 - Hot Fix Released

Hmmm. I believe SC is enabled by default. Especially after a factory reset.

 

So what IS this device? Brand and model? 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode  | Wifi Router RBE973S and SXK30; Router mode | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX30/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, MK93S, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, RAXE500, RAX120v2, RAX50v2, XR450/500/700/1000,

Message 10 of 30
Twitchrot
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Re: New - - RAX35/38/40/42/43/45/50/54 Firmware Version 1.0.15.128 - Hot Fix Released

The device I now have isolated to 5Ghz WIFI is a late 2021 Apple iMac running Ventura OS 13.4.    In addition this  I had a standard Acer Aspire laptop running Windows 11 which also displayed the same behaviours when connecting to 5Ghz WIFI.  Didn't really matter which device it was, even multiple iPhones for instance, 10, SE and 14 Pro would all behave in the same way.

 

Message 11 of 30
snowcr4sh
Tutor

Re: New - - RAX35/38/40/42/43/45/50/54 Firmware Version 1.0.15.128 - Hot Fix Released

Upgraded my RAX45. All good so far except for the custom NTP settings. No matter what I choose or set, after clicking save it blanks out and timezone reverts to default. However logs show successful sync and the time/timezone is correct so it may be a gui only bug.

 

2023-05-29 09_40_07-NETGEAR Router RAX45 — Mozilla Firefox.png

 

My DHCP log entries are excessive as well for mainly just a single Win 11 laptop but it did that on older firmware as well. Confirmed via wireshark that the laptop is indeed sending DHCP requests for its own IP (but from 0.0.0.0 as if it doesn't have one) every few minutes for whatever reason. It acts like it is dropping off the network, but it isn't (constant ping to GW proves this), and the router is responding with DHCP NAK as if the address is taken...well it is, by the very laptop that is requesting it.

 

Just moved the laptop closer to the router and it stopped doing this for about 30 mins (it switched to 5ghz band). I moved it back further away to where it was originally (maybe 20 feet) and it started doing it again (it switched to 2.4ghz band). Interesting...


[DHCP IP: (192.168.1.15)] to MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX, Monday, May 29, 2023 10:31:16
[DHCP IP: (192.168.1.15)] to MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX, Monday, May 29, 2023 10:29:57
[DHCP IP: (192.168.1.15)] to MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX, Monday, May 29, 2023 10:27:02
[DHCP IP: (192.168.1.15)] to MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX, Monday, May 29, 2023 10:24:29
[DHCP IP: (192.168.1.15)] to MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX, Monday, May 29, 2023 10:21:25
[DHCP IP: (192.168.1.15)] to MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX, Monday, May 29, 2023 10:18:20
[DHCP IP: (192.168.1.15)] to MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX, Monday, May 29, 2023 10:15:31
[DHCP IP: (192.168.1.15)] to MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX, Monday, May 29, 2023 10:13:49
[DHCP IP: (192.168.1.15)] to MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX, Monday, May 29, 2023 10:11:09
[DHCP IP: (192.168.1.15)] to MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX, Monday, May 29, 2023 10:10:16
[DHCP IP: (192.168.1.15)] to MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX, Monday, May 29, 2023 10:06:30
[DHCP IP: (192.168.1.15)] to MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX, Monday, May 29, 2023 10:05:42
[DHCP IP: (192.168.1.15)] to MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX, Monday, May 29, 2023 10:02:52
[DHCP IP: (192.168.1.15)] to MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX, Monday, May 29, 2023 10:01:49
[DHCP IP: (192.168.1.15)] to MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX, Monday, May 29, 2023 09:59:27

 

2023-05-29 10_38_53-Window.png

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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New - - RAX35/38/40/42/43/45/50/54 Firmware Version 1.0.15.128 - Hot Fix Released

What browser are you using? Happens in other browsers?

Try a factory reset and setup from scratch to see if this resolves? 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode  | Wifi Router RBE973S and SXK30; Router mode | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX30/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, MK93S, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, RAXE500, RAX120v2, RAX50v2, XR450/500/700/1000,

Message 13 of 30
snowcr4sh
Tutor

Re: New - - RAX35/38/40/42/43/45/50/54 Firmware Version 1.0.15.128 - Hot Fix Released

Chrome/Firefox. Upgraded my parents' RAX45 and it did the same. It came up with the wrong time - I set the NTP source and timezone, clicked save, it syncs and corrects but blanks out and shows defaults. So, not a big deal being a gui glitch - not going to factory reset.

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Twitchrot
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Re: New - - RAX35/38/40/42/43/45/50/54 Firmware Version 1.0.15.128 - Hot Fix Released

Hi all,

 

So no further to understanding why this is now happening on the 5GHz WIFI band but my suggestion is some changes have been introduced in this most recent FW whereas previously 5Ghz was rock solid.

 

Regardless of machine the error messages presenting in the log file is as follows and are different MAC addresses:

 

[WLAN access rejected: incorrect security] from MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:11, Wednesday, May 31, 2023 18:39:03 

[WLAN access rejected: incorrect security] from MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:22, Wednesday, May 31, 2023 18:36:12 

[WLAN access rejected: incorrect security] from MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:33, Wednesday, May 31, 2023 17:53:47 

[WLAN access rejected: incorrect security] from MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:44, Wednesday, May 31, 2023 15:43:33 

 

These entries correlate with devices connecting 5Ghz WIFI band.   I did notice that when connecting to the 5Ghz WIFI band that my iPhone prompted me and stated, "Incorrect password for WIFINetworkSSID" when connecting to 5Ghz, even though the network has been previously used and connected to in the past.  The option is to click OK and then I am prompted to enter a password but the password hasn't changed and is still the same as the entry recorded in the phone.  

 

Check the logs and there is an entry for that connection attempt as above.

 

[WLAN access rejected: incorrect security] from MAC address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX, Wednesday, May 31, 2023 20:22:00

 

Cancelled entering the password, tried again and it connected (without having to enter the password) however the connection still drops.  

 

Again, looking forward to some feedback from Netgear on this.

Message 15 of 30
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New - - RAX35/38/40/42/43/45/50/54 Firmware Version 1.0.15.128 - Hot Fix Released

What brand and model is this phone? 

Is this the only device having this problem? 

 

Is this the device that is getting the WLAN access rejected: incorrect security messages in the log? 

Try forgetting the wifi profile on the phone, reboot the phone then log in again. 

Be sure that any MAC ADDRESS randomizers are disabled on the phone:

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Nighthawk-App/NETGEAR-Mobile-Applications-and-Apple-Devices-FAQ/td-...

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode  | Wifi Router RBE973S and SXK30; Router mode | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX30/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, MK93S, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, RAXE500, RAX120v2, RAX50v2, XR450/500/700/1000,

Message 16 of 30
Twitchrot
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Re: New - - RAX35/38/40/42/43/45/50/54 Firmware Version 1.0.15.128 - Hot Fix Released

What brand and model is this phone?  iPhone XR iOS 16.5

 

Is this the only device having this problem? No. Any device that connects to the 5Ghz band has the same issue (see previous post)

 

Is this the device that is getting the WLAN access rejected: incorrect security messages in the log?  Yes.  Any device that connects to 5Ghz can get WLAN access rejected.  I probably wasn't clear but that's why I made the MAC addresses above XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:11, 22, 33, 44 to indicate different devices.

 

Try forgetting the wifi profile on the phone, reboot the phone then log in again. Already done. Removed the 5Ghz network, rebooted the device and re-added the network, same result.  

 

Be sure that any MAC ADDRESS randomizers are disabled on the phone:  No randomisers are set. Laptop and workstation device are also getting the same error.

 

I can't quite nail or understand what has changed with the 5ghz band in this FW.  Have been working on it for a week without any advanced all devices locked to 2Ghz which obviously becomes congested.  Will be downgrading the FW so I can restore some stability albeit at the expense of security.   It's a pity that the FW updates let down this product.  Will keep my eye on this thread to see anyone else has a similar issue until the next FW is released.

Message 17 of 30
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New - - RAX35/38/40/42/43/45/50/54 Firmware Version 1.0.15.128 - Hot Fix Released

@Twitchrot @snowcr4sh 

I've forwarded these problems on to NG. No idea when they will be addressed. Hopefully in next FW update. 

You might reach out to a forum moderator as well and let them know about these issues your seeing. 

@DarrenM 

 

Good Luck. 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode  | Wifi Router RBE973S and SXK30; Router mode | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX30/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, MK93S, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, RAXE500, RAX120v2, RAX50v2, XR450/500/700/1000,

Message 18 of 30
BillA43
Aspirant

Re: New - - RAX35/38/40/42/43/45/50/54 Firmware Version 1.0.15.128 - Hot Fix Released

Does this release resolve the Sonos Play1 WiFi connection issues that were created by the .120 firmware update on the RAX45?

Message 19 of 30
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: New - - RAX35/38/40/42/43/45/50/54 Firmware Version 1.0.15.128 - Hot Fix Released

Something to try out and see. 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode  | Wifi Router RBE973S and SXK30; Router mode | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX30/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, MK93S, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, RAXE500, RAX120v2, RAX50v2, XR450/500/700/1000,

Message 20 of 30
james55408
Tutor

Re: New - RAX35/38/40/42/43/45/50/54 Firmware Version 1.0.15.128 - Hot Fix Released

 I have a question about the DCHP settings... On more than one occasion @FURRYe38  has stated:


@FURRYe38 wrote:

 

NOTE: Recommend setting the default DHCP IP address pool range to the following after applying and a factory reset: 192.168.#.100 to 192.168.#.200.

 

I've set it from 100- 200 but I'm wondering why I did it. Why is this recommended?

-- Also, I see people are having trouble with the 5GHz WiFi channel after the "HOT FIX". Can anyone tell me if the 5GHz GUEST WiFi error is fixed? With FW RAX50-V1.0.12.120 update when someone logged onto the 5GHz Guest WiFi, it shows up in the 'connected devices as the 5GHz GUEST WiFi, but in the 'ACCESS CONTROL Menue' it shows them connected to the PRIVATE 5GHz. Has this been addressed/corrected?

 

Thanks, James.

 

 

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FURRYe38
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Re: New - RAX35/38/40/42/43/45/50/54 Firmware Version 1.0.15.128 - Hot Fix Released

Most home users don't have 253 devices. Setting a small DHCP IP address pool allows for better router management of IP addresses for total device count. Of course, can always be adjusted at any time. 

 

No idea if issues seen were fixed. Something to try and let us know what you see. 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode  | Wifi Router RBE973S and SXK30; Router mode | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX30/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, MK93S, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, RAXE500, RAX120v2, RAX50v2, XR450/500/700/1000,

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james55408
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Re: New - RAX35/38/40/42/43/45/50/54 Firmware Version 1.0.15.128 - Hot Fix Released

It’s interesting that I got an Email from Netgear telling me to upgrade the firmware. LOL, I’ll do it when they get it fixed.

 

IT’s been a while, is there anything good to say about this update?

 

-Jaz

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FURRYe38
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Re: New - RAX35/38/40/42/43/45/50/54 Firmware Version 1.0.15.128 - Hot Fix Released

No idea if issues seen were fixed. Something to try and let us know what you see. 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode  | Wifi Router RBE973S and SXK30; Router mode | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX30/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, MK93S, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, RAXE500, RAX120v2, RAX50v2, XR450/500/700/1000,

Message 24 of 30
james55408
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Re: New - RAX35/38/40/42/43/45/50/54 Firmware Version 1.0.15.128 - Hot Fix Released


@FURRYe38 wrote:

No idea if issues seen were fixed. Something to try and let us know what you see. 


LOL, the pay for beta testing for Netgear is not that great. And it's really disheartening when they refuse to listen to people's findings. Not to mention they don't bother to attempt to fix anything.

     

 

                  - I was a diehard Netgear fan, but times are changing that.

 

-Jaz

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