If you’ve recently upgraded your Netgear R7000 router to firmware version 18.104.22.168_10.2.58 and have been experiencing intermittent or sporadic connectivity issues with your router’s 5G wireless network connection, wired network connection or the like, it may be due to the firmware. Issues that I’ve experienced include devices losing or dropping the connection to the 5G wireless network, unable to detect the 5G wireless network SSID, latency or loss of connectivity over the 5G wireless network, sporadic or intermittent connectivity issues over the wired network and spontaneous reboot of the Netgear R7000 router.
Netgear has quietly pulled firmware version 22.214.171.124_10.2.58 along with its release notes and related documentation from their support website. The Netgear support website currently lists firmware version 126.96.36.199 as the current version. You don’t necessarily need to revert to firmware version 188.8.131.52 if you are currently on firmware version 184.108.40.206_10.2.58.
Just as quietly as Netgear removed firmware version 220.127.116.11_10.2.58, Netgear has also quietly released firmware version 18.104.22.168_10.2.60, which is available for download via the Netgear R7000 router’s admin console. You’ll need to first login to your Netgear R7000 router. Upon successful login, you should see a message at the top of the admin console homepage indicating that a new firmware version for the Netgear R7000 is available. Clicking on the message should take you to the “Router Update” page where you can download and install firmware version 22.214.171.124_10.2.60. Alternatively, from the admin console homepage, you can go to the “Advanced” tab then under “Administration,” go to “Router Update” and click “Check” to check for and install the new firmware. The router will require a reboot to complete the firmware upgrade.
Netgear has not provided any release notes or related documentation regarding firmware version 126.96.36.199_10.2.60 as of the date of this post so be sure to check the Netgear support website for further updates.
Hopefully, firmware version 188.8.131.52_10.2.60 does the trick!