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Topic # 247918 2-Mar-2019 18:53
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Bout freaking time:

 

https://forums.grandstream.com/t/firmware-1-0-6-32-for-gwn7000-released-as-official/35025/2

 

http://www.grandstream.com/support/firmware/

 

Updated this morning, no issues so far. Have not had a chance to do a speed test yet though.


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  Reply # 2190013 2-Mar-2019 19:15
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I've found this to be a breaking firmware also if your access points are on v1.0.4.x. Access points won't update, or accept any configuration.

 

To fix I had to manually update the access points to 1.0.6.x by unpairing the AP's from the router, using TFTP and upgrading then re-adopting to the router (after a factory reset of the AP).

 

Was a little annoying, but appears this firmware is good otherwise.





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  Reply # 2190030 2-Mar-2019 20:22
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In my case the router updated automatically last night, so I ended up unpairing the AP then updating it to 1.0.8.18 since that is all I could find that would work.

 

So now I have a router plus stand-alone AP. I can live with this until either a fix is released or I feel like learning to play around with TFTP as mentioned above, which would mean downgrading the AP firmware to 1.0.6.x etc.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2190044 2-Mar-2019 21:01
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@GarryP If you look at http://www.grandstream.com/support/firmware/ it lists this firmware as only good if you're running the AP's in Master/Slave. For using the router controller you need to use 1.0.6.x (listed under the router firmware).





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  Reply # 2190045 2-Mar-2019 21:01
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Nice, I'll dust off my gwn7000 tomorrow and upgrade it too. How is the performance? have they fixed it?


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  Reply # 2190049 2-Mar-2019 21:13
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GarryP:

 

So now I have a router plus stand-alone AP. I can live with this until either a fix is released or I feel like learning to play around with TFTP as mentioned above, which would mean downgrading the AP firmware to 1.0.6.x etc.

 

 

 

 

Yea, with the way the router and AP's don't stay in firmware sync I think just having the AP's in standalone mode is savfest and you don't really lose any functionality AFAK.




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  Reply # 2190062 2-Mar-2019 21:51
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Mine were already on 1.0.8.18 after the beta fiasco from a few months ago. I downgraded them to 1.0.6.41, as I like the benefits of having a single point of management with the router interface and none of the updates are mission critical for my setup

1.0.6.x AP firmware is still available from grand stream http://firmware.grandstream.com/gwn7600_7600lr/1_0_6_41
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http://firmware.grandstream.com/gwn76xx/1_0_6_43

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  Reply # 2190112 3-Mar-2019 09:08
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OK, tested the new firmware just now. With my trusty Netcomm NF8AC I get 900+ down and 450+ up. With the GWN7000 on new firmware (PPPoE) and QOS turned on I get 200 down and 275 up, with QOS disabled I get 275 down and 275 up. I think its time to retire this router to the same box as my old Drayteks, at least they go over the 300 mark.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2190149 3-Mar-2019 10:11
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noroad:

 

OK, tested the new firmware just now. With my trusty Netcomm NF8AC I get 900+ down and 450+ up. With the GWN7000 on new firmware (PPPoE) and QOS turned on I get 200 down and 275 up, with QOS disabled I get 275 down and 275 up. I think its time to retire this router to the same box as my old Drayteks, at least they go over the 300 mark.

 

I think there is a little configuration issue here - I've seen these routers do Gigabit no problems. The traffic isn't getting offloaded.

 

I'm happy to test this theory if you're willing to lend me your router for a bit?







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  Reply # 2190166 3-Mar-2019 10:51
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michaelmurfy:

 

noroad:

 

OK, tested the new firmware just now. With my trusty Netcomm NF8AC I get 900+ down and 450+ up. With the GWN7000 on new firmware (PPPoE) and QOS turned on I get 200 down and 275 up, with QOS disabled I get 275 down and 275 up. I think its time to retire this router to the same box as my old Drayteks, at least they go over the 300 mark.

 

I think there is a little configuration issue here - I've seen these routers do Gigabit no problems. The traffic isn't getting offloaded.

 

I'm happy to test this theory if you're willing to lend me your router for a bit?

 

 

I could get around 700-800 down / 500 up on the previous release (1.0.4.23), but it looks like they still haven't fixed the performance issues from the beta release that they supposedly fixed with this release.

 

I A/B tested it with the FritzBox this morning, and I only managed ~350 down / 300 up; the Fritz was getting over 900 down / 500 up.

 

I don't know man, I'm starting to think I might ditch it for the FritzBox, at least 2degrees will be behind that. Or just pony up for Ubiquiti like I was going to originally do. I'm not so concerned by the speed itself, just how Grandstream's support seems pretty lackluster.

 

 


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  Reply # 2190184 3-Mar-2019 11:10
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I'm following this thread with interest, having agonized about an upgrade from my Spark-provided router (that needed rebooting 2-3 times a week). So, after scouring the router guide here on Geekzone in the middle of last year, I bit the bullet and went for a GWN7000 and GWN7610 combination, and I have been very happy with how solid the connection is, and the speeds (100/10 fibre here).

 

I am, however very overwhelmed by the sheer capabilities of these devices, and the lack of materials aimed at people who do not work in networking. Much of the functionality is not really aimed at home users, and given Grandstream's fairly minor positioning in the router market (its focus is on IP voice, video, and similar) there is a surprising lack of material available online targeting anything other than professionals in the field.

 

I may at a later time ask for advice from others here who know about these devices. but I'm too busy right now to fiddle with them.

 

All-in-all, I'm glad I bought these because of the sheer rock-solid stability of the connection, but at times I think maybe something a little more user-friendly might have been a better choice.


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  Reply # 2190197 3-Mar-2019 12:07
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Pretty disappointing that they haven't fixed the speed issues.

 

I upgraded to the beta release and noticed the speed drop from 900/500 to around 200/150 so I downgraded back to 1.0.4.23

 

I'm reluctant to upgrade to the latest release if the speed reduction returns.  Also disappointing that it doesn't work with the latest firmware release of the GWN7600/7610

 

The GWN7000 has been a good solid router in terms of reliability, ease of configuration and performance (at least on 1.0.4.23) but I agree the support is pretty poor so I too will be starting to research other routers.


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  Reply # 2190250 3-Mar-2019 13:02
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Grandstream have never fundamentally changed from their early VoIP days. IMHO their products are never solid or polished enough to ever use in a serious production environment (and I've had plenty of the years) unless you're willing to learn and understand the limitations or issues that may occur.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2193918 8-Mar-2019 19:40
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Can somebody help me understand what's happened here? I've just got back from being away for a week, and the router GWN7000 looks to have updated it's firmware automatically to 1.0.6.32. But now the 2x 7610 APs don't appear to be working correctly, ie I cant see them from any device. They also don't seem to want to update to the recommended firmware 1.0.6.43 using the address on the website. And after finding this thread I did a speed test and now find that I can't get over 300Mbps or down. What is going on here? How do I fix this mess I find myself in. I'd prefer to have the faster speeds and wifi access points that work. How can I roll back the router firmware?




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  Reply # 2193937 8-Mar-2019 20:22
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CutCutCut:

Can somebody help me understand what's happened here? I've just got back from being away for a week, and the router GWN7000 looks to have updated it's firmware automatically to 1.0.6.32. But now the 2x 7610 APs don't appear to be working correctly, ie I cant see them from any device. They also don't seem to want to update to the recommended firmware 1.0.6.43 using the address on the website. And after finding this thread I did a speed test and now find that I can't get over 300Mbps or down. What is going on here? How do I fix this mess I find myself in. I'd prefer to have the faster speeds and wifi access points that work. How can I roll back the router firmware?



Welcome to the club! I see you have already found the release thread on the grandstream forum. As you can see they had this issue with the beta release, but supposedly fixed it (which clearly they didn't)

So the 1.0.6.x release will allow AP management if your APs are also in sync. So I'm guessing yours are either now ahead or behind and one is the master.

If you are referring to the links I posted above, that's my bad, I only got them by url hacking and I had only tested the gwn7600 version. Try http://firmware.grandstream.com/gwn7610/1_0_6_43/

I haven't found a ftp url for the older 1.0.4.x gwn7000 firmware on the website so far, so your only option is to download the firmware file from the website and use a self hosted ftp server to point the router update path to.

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  Reply # 2193938 8-Mar-2019 20:35
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ShinyChrome:
CutCutCut:

 

Can somebody help me understand what's happened here? I've just got back from being away for a week, and the router GWN7000 looks to have updated it's firmware automatically to 1.0.6.32. But now the 2x 7610 APs don't appear to be working correctly, ie I cant see them from any device. They also don't seem to want to update to the recommended firmware 1.0.6.43 using the address on the website. And after finding this thread I did a speed test and now find that I can't get over 300Mbps or down. What is going on here? How do I fix this mess I find myself in. I'd prefer to have the faster speeds and wifi access points that work. How can I roll back the router firmware?

 



Welcome to the club! I see you have already found the release thread on the grandstream forum. As you can see they had this issue with the beta release, but supposedly fixed it (which clearly they didn't)

So the 1.0.6.x release will allow AP management if your APs are also in sync. So I'm guessing yours are either now ahead or behind and one is the master.

If you are referring to the links I posted above, that's my bad, I only got them by url hacking and I had only tested the gwn7600 version. Try http://firmware.grandstream.com/gwn7610/1_0_6_43/

I haven't found a ftp url for the older 1.0.4.x gwn7000 firmware on the website so far, so your only option is to download the firmware file from the website and use a self hosted ftp server to point the router update path to.

 

 

 

Yeah, I had a moan over there at them. Really annoys me when companies roll stuff out that isn't properly tested. No I was trying to update the 7610s the same way I had previously through the 7000s interface, but it's not working. I'll have to figure out what @michaelmurfy is talking about with TFTPs etc. I think I will probably try and roll back to 1.0.4.x, I want that speed back too! Is there a particular method to downgrade the firmware like that? I'm having trouble finding any info.


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