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  Reply # 2194097 9-Mar-2019 00:56
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No need to URL hack. The firmware is literally on the page in the router portion. You’ll need to use TFTP to update your access points but after that firmware will be managed by the router.

It is important to use that firmware as this is what the router attempts to push. So don’t use v1.0.8.x else the access points won’t update and they’ll lose configuration sync.




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  Reply # 2194111 9-Mar-2019 07:48
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I see what you're saying. I think I might just try and roll the gwn7000 back to the previous firmware. How hard is that? Do I need to set up a TFTP with the previous firmware?

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 2194114 9-Mar-2019 08:03
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michaelmurfy: No need to URL hack. The firmware is literally on the page in the router portion. You’ll need to use TFTP to update your access points but after that firmware will be managed by the router.

It is important to use that firmware as this is what the router attempts to push. So don’t use v1.0.8.x else the access points won’t update and they’ll lose configuration sync.


Yes, I saw that last night when I was looking again. Either they published it after I looked, or more likely, I didn't look haha. I had that same issue with my APs after the beta, so now I have to do a factory reset.

I also wouldn't recommend reverting back to the previous gwn7000 1.0.4.x release, as the other issue in this release was a security fix.

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  Reply # 2194121 9-Mar-2019 08:55
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ShinyChrome:
michaelmurfy: No need to URL hack. The firmware is literally on the page in the router portion. You’ll need to use TFTP to update your access points but after that firmware will be managed by the router.

It is important to use that firmware as this is what the router attempts to push. So don’t use v1.0.8.x else the access points won’t update and they’ll lose configuration sync.


Yes, I saw that last night when I was looking again. Either they published it after I looked, or more likely, I didn't look haha. I had that same issue with my APs after the beta, so now I have to do a factory reset.

I also wouldn't recommend reverting back to the previous gwn7000 1.0.4.x release, as the other issue in this release was a security fix.

Ahhh ok. I guess I'll have to live with a third of the available download speed. Probably won't make a huge difference in reality but still, annoying.

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  Reply # 2194166 9-Mar-2019 09:52
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michaelmurfy:

 

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.

 

 

 

 

This may be a stupid question, but how do you do this? I have unpaired the 2x APs from the router, but now I have no idea how to access the APs to install the firmware via TFTP. What step am I missing here?


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  Reply # 2194327 9-Mar-2019 11:17
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Ok so I managed to figure out how to update the firmware and re-add the APs back to the routers control. All seems to be working ok. The speed up and down seems to be capped at 300Mbps as noted above. But I'm also struggling to figure out how to schedule the LEDs on the APs as I had done before. You go down to System Settings/LED and their no longer seems to be a way to schedule the lights. Am I missing something obvious here or is it another thing broken on this firmware?


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  Reply # 2194335 9-Mar-2019 11:24
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Mine's the same.  It says "Please Choose" but there's nothing to select.

 

Looks like another bug.


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  Reply # 2194512 9-Mar-2019 14:58
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MackinNZ:

 

Mine's the same.  It says "Please Choose" but there's nothing to select.

 

Looks like another bug.

 

 

 

 

Have you added a schedule? Add a time schedule and see if that appears in the drop down.


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  Reply # 2194523 9-Mar-2019 15:22
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Thanks for that.  Now working as expected.


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  Reply # 2195046 10-Mar-2019 13:51
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MackinNZ:

 

Thanks for that.  Now working as expected.

 

 

 

 

Ahh right, ok, that wasn't very obvious, but yup, working now. 




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  Reply # 2195673 11-Mar-2019 10:35
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CutCutCut:

 

MackinNZ:

 

Thanks for that.  Now working as expected.

 

 

 

 

Ahh right, ok, that wasn't very obvious, but yup, working now. 

 

 

Yeah, as @sbiddle pretty much said, that seems to be their MO. Their guides seem to be written as reminders for people who already know how to configure Grandstream products than actual clueless end users like myself.

 

For example, I still don't know if I have IPv6 correctly despite my best efforts, since none of the internet based testers seem think I have it configured.


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  Reply # 2195691 11-Mar-2019 10:52
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ShinyChrome:

 

Yeah, as @sbiddle pretty much said, that seems to be their MO. Their guides seem to be written as reminders for people who already know how to configure Grandstream products than actual clueless end users like myself.

 

For example, I still don't know if I have IPv6 correctly despite my best efforts, since none of the internet based testers seem think I have it configured.

 

 

^ This.

 

Although it is wonderful to have devices (router and AP) that are utterly solid in operation, this is offset by documentation that assumes much higher networking skills than those of your average bloke who likes fiddling with computers.


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  Reply # 2196394 12-Mar-2019 09:59
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So what is the general consensus with regards to the new FW. 

 

I'm running 1.04.23 currently, not had any issues and speed appears to be all good.

 

I also have the 7610AP as well :-) 





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  Reply # 2196492 12-Mar-2019 12:45
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Shindig:

So what is the general consensus with regards to the new FW. 


I'm running 1.04.23 currently, not had any issues and speed appears to be all good.


I also have the 7610AP as well :-) 



I really am not a power user and haven't even really looked into to much details about what's new. I wish I'd switched off the auto update honestly. I guess it had some security fixes so there is that.



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  Reply # 2196507 12-Mar-2019 13:24
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Shindig:

 

So what is the general consensus with regards to the new FW. 

 

I'm running 1.04.23 currently, not had any issues and speed appears to be all good.

 

I also have the 7610AP as well :-) 

 

 

As it stands, it is a case of trading speed (most users are getting around 300mbps up/down) for added management features. But unless you have a use case for maxing out gigabit bandwidth, I would recommend upgrading since one of the 1.0.6.32 fixes was patched vulnerability relating to remote code execution.

 

No idea how serious that actually is, but I ain't risking it. See the release notes.

 

Side note, if you are using your router for AP management, you are going to have to manually update your AP to 1.0.6.43 to keep it that way as well.

 

 

 

 


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