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Does Netgear send out firmware updates that you download for older products?

Jhakala
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Does Netgear send out firmware updates that you download for older products?

Got an email for a firmware (modem) update, supposidly from Netgear.  Before I try it, I am wondering if it is ligit or if I would be opening my computer to thieves.

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plemans
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Re: Does Netgear send out firmware updates that you download for older products?

what device do you have ?

What firmware is currently on it? 

There's a support site with access to manuals, firmware, install guides, etc.
Go to https://www.netgear.com/support/
Type in your model number and from there it'll take you to the above.
Its a great resource to start with.

Current setup: CM2000-> RBKE963B-> Trendnet TEG-S380-> GS716T-> pi-hole
also in AP setup: RAXE500->EAX80
1.4gig download/50mbps upload from Xfinity
We’re members of the public helping out on our own time.
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Jhakala
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Re: Does Netgear send out firmware updates that you download for older products?

I have an N600 Dual Band router

Model: Dual Band
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plemans
Guru

Re: Does Netgear send out firmware updates that you download for older products?

N600 is a speed, not a model. What model is it? And what firmware is on it?
Current setup: CM2000-> RBKE963B-> Trendnet TEG-S380-> GS716T-> pi-hole
also in AP setup: RAXE500->EAX80
1.4gig download/50mbps upload from Xfinity
We’re members of the public helping out on our own time.
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wcalifas
Prodigy

Re: Does Netgear send out firmware updates that you download for older products?

Its probably not from netgear, if you want to update your router just go to netgear.com under the support section and write your model number to see what is the latest firmware for your router.

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Re: Does Netgear send out firmware updates that you download for older products?


@Jhakala wrote:

Got an email for a firmware (modem) update, supposidly from Netgear. 

 


Netgear emails out occasional alerts about new firmware. They are linked to general marketing stuff and aren't tied to any particular update. So you may get one months after new firmware landed on the web site.

 

Then there are the crooks who claim to be Netgear and are no such thing. You can use your usual strategy to find out if they are genuine. Then take it from there.

 

 

 

 

Just another user with a set of boilerplate macros.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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