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WAN connect dropping after firmware upgrade of netgear router

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darocket
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WAN connect dropping after firmware upgrade of netgear router

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If you buy a netgear (WNDR4500) router don't upgrade to Firmware v1.0.1.36_1.0.63:

 

  1. After the last update, the router would lose it's WAN connection  after ~30 minutes
  2. Release / Renew fixed WAN connection on every drop, but only temporarily 
  3. Using in AP mode causes the light to flash green/amber. As I recall, I saw a setting to enable/disable this. I left it checked.
  4. Downgrading to the previous firmware V1.0.1.20_1.0.40, has fixed the WAN connection problem.

Fios support would not offer any help with the drop wan connect issue because it's not their router. I still think their support database should have known about the netgear firmware issue and been a bit more helpful. 

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