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Re: RBK753S update - Rock solid in terms of speed and stability since updating to 3.2.18.1 & CTS

njweb
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RBK753S update - Rock solid in terms of speed and stability since updating to 3.2.18.1 & CTS = 2347

Since I had some issues early on, right after I got my RBK753S, I wanted to share some very positive news, as requested:

 

  • Wifi stability - I have not noticed any wifi disconnects across devices ever since upgrading to 3.2.18.1 the second time and setting CTS / RTS to 2347 (the latter for throughput reasons), over 2 weeks ago. Note - I also let it auto detect IPv6 connection type again (this switched it from '6to4 tunnel' to 'DHCP', which may have helped stability.
  • Wifi speeds - Also wifi speeds have been very consistent with my Netgear A7000 AC1900 wifi adapter.

Based on this, I sold my old RBK53 since I am now really happy and very confident in my RBK753S.

 

Now, if Netgear would just let us choose whether to enable or disable firmware auto updates, so I can choose when to update my firmware...

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FURRYe38
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Re: RBK753S update - Rock solid in terms of speed and stability since updating to 3.2.18.1 & CTS

Thanks for letting us know. Glad all is working well now. Be sure to save off a new backup configuration to file. Saves time if a reset is needed. 
Enjoy. 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CAX80 v2.1.2.1(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v4.6.3.16(AP) & RBK752 v4.6.5.14
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200CM2000, Orbi CBK40, CBR750, RBK50(v22), SXR30(v110), R7000(v34), R7800(v84), R7960P(v82), EX7500/EX7700, XR450(v120) and WNHDE111
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vajim
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Re: RBK753S update - Rock solid in terms of speed and stability since updating to 3.2.18.1 & CTS


@njweb wrote:

Since I had some issues early on, right after I got my RBK753S, I wanted to share some very positive news, as requested:

 

  • Wifi stability - I have not noticed any wifi disconnects across devices ever since upgrading to 3.2.18.1 the second time and setting CTS / RTS to 2347 (the latter for throughput reasons), over 2 weeks ago. Note - I also let it auto detect IPv6 connection type again (this switched it from '6to4 tunnel' to 'DHCP', which may have helped stability.
  • Wifi speeds - Also wifi speeds have been very consistent with my Netgear A7000 AC1900 wifi adapter.

Based on this, I sold my old RBK53 since I am now really happy and very confident in my RBK753S.

 

Now, if Netgear would just let us choose whether to enable or disable firmware auto updates, so I can choose when to update my firmware...


Define auto update.  When was the last time you had a auto update?  

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njweb
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Re: RBK753S update - Rock solid in terms of speed and stability since updating to 3.2.18.1 & CTS


@vajim wrote:

@njweb wrote:

Since I had some issues early on, right after I got my RBK753S, I wanted to share some very positive news, as requested:

 

  • Wifi stability - I have not noticed any wifi disconnects across devices ever since upgrading to 3.2.18.1 the second time and setting CTS / RTS to 2347 (the latter for throughput reasons), over 2 weeks ago. Note - I also let it auto detect IPv6 connection type again (this switched it from '6to4 tunnel' to 'DHCP', which may have helped stability.
  • Wifi speeds - Also wifi speeds have been very consistent with my Netgear A7000 AC1900 wifi adapter.

Based on this, I sold my old RBK53 since I am now really happy and very confident in my RBK753S.

 

Now, if Netgear would just let us choose whether to enable or disable firmware auto updates, so I can choose when to update my firmware...


Define auto update.  When was the last time you had a auto update?  


I had manually downgraded from 3.2.18.1 to 3.2.17.x; several days later it updated to 3.2.18.1 automatically, which surprised me given that they used to stop automatic updates once a user had performed a manual firmware update.

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vajim
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Re: RBK753S update - Rock solid in terms of speed and stability since updating to 3.2.18.1 & CTS


@njweb wrote:

@vajim wrote:

@njweb wrote:

Since I had some issues early on, right after I got my RBK753S, I wanted to share some very positive news, as requested:

 

  • Wifi stability - I have not noticed any wifi disconnects across devices ever since upgrading to 3.2.18.1 the second time and setting CTS / RTS to 2347 (the latter for throughput reasons), over 2 weeks ago. Note - I also let it auto detect IPv6 connection type again (this switched it from '6to4 tunnel' to 'DHCP', which may have helped stability.
  • Wifi speeds - Also wifi speeds have been very consistent with my Netgear A7000 AC1900 wifi adapter.

Based on this, I sold my old RBK53 since I am now really happy and very confident in my RBK753S.

 

Now, if Netgear would just let us choose whether to enable or disable firmware auto updates, so I can choose when to update my firmware...


Define auto update.  When was the last time you had a auto update?  


I had manually downgraded from 3.2.18.1 to 3.2.17.x; several days later it updated to 3.2.18.1 automatically, which surprised me given that they used to stop automatic updates once a user had performed a manual firmware update.


That's commonly referred to as a loop update 

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njweb
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Re: RBK753S update - Rock solid in terms of speed and stability since updating to 3.2.18.1 & CTS

Just updated my internet plan to 1200 Mbps down.

Rebooting modem now. 

Will be interesting to see wifi speeds...

 

 

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FURRYe38
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Re: RBK753S update - Rock solid in terms of speed and stability since updating to 3.2.18.1 & CTS

Let us know what you observe...

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CAX80 v2.1.2.1(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v4.6.3.16(AP) & RBK752 v4.6.5.14
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200CM2000, Orbi CBK40, CBR750, RBK50(v22), SXR30(v110), R7000(v34), R7800(v84), R7960P(v82), EX7500/EX7700, XR450(v120) and WNHDE111
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