PSA: Netgear Orbi firmware and HomeKit

bamf-hacker

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Just wanted to post a PSA that the latest Netgear firmware for the Orbi mess wifi system has issues with some 2.4ghz HomeKit devices.

Their forums are full of users having issues.

I was having problems with a handful of devices and rolling back to the previous firmware resolved my issues.
 

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Do you know what firmware version? I updated maybe four or five months ago but not since then.
 

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Yeah sorry... I posted that and then had to hop on a conference call and forgot to come back...

Bad Firmware: 2.1.3.4
Good Firmware: 2.1.2.18
 

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Yeah sorry... I posted that and then had to hop on a conference call and forgot to come back...

Bad Firmware: 2.1.3.4
Good Firmware: 2.1.2.18

Oh good I’m still on the good version.
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Yep they have the manual install instructions at Netgear. That is what I did t correct the HomeKit issues.
 

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