My Orbi RBR50 has firmware V126.96.36.199_188.8.131.52 and Orbi has had at least 3 firmware updates since this one. Netgear informed me that Verizon has their own firmware updates for their branded version of this device... how/where can I get those updates?
Verizon has to incorporate those updates into their own release.
And this is why you should always purchase from the vendor and not branded from Verizon. Google the slower updates Verizon has been famous for. However I have read they are getting better at them.
Wherein where your problems lie.
if you purchased the retail version and not Verizon branded you would have your updates. But for ease of install you trade firmware updates that may or may not be given by Verizon.